Chair of Art History of Eastern and East Central Europe, Humboldt University, Berlin, 28 April 2017
The Berlin „International Forum for Doctoral Candidates in East European Art History“ is already going in the fourth round. Previous editions of the forum have shown us that young scholars from all over the world working in this field have a strong need for a direct, lively exchange of specific conceptual issues and methodological problems of art historical “area studies” of Eastern Europe across the different epochs. With the forum we have initiated a platform open for these purposes. The annual meetings are intended to offer opportunity and space for a continuous exchange of ideas and experiences, for making contacts and bringing together expertise. Current research projects – and as well their progress and modifications over the years – are documented on the forum’s website. In this way and with a Facebook group it is possible to build networks besides the annual forums.
Doctoral candidates engaging themselves in a topic of art history (or a neighboring discipline) of Eastern Europe are cordially invited – explicitly also those who have come to the Forum in Berlin in previous years. If you would like to participate, please send us your abstract. We ask you to outline concisely the subject and main question of your PhD project. Please discuss your methodological and analytical approach in a separate paragraph and name problems and question you would like to address. Dependent on the focuses resulting from the proposals submitted we will select six to eight contributions for presentations (20 min). All other participants will be given the opportunity to present in brief themselves and their topics (5 min). Important to us is that we will have plenty of time for discussion and exchange.
Konferenzsprachen sind Deutsch und Englisch. / Languages of the conference are German and English.
Please submit your proposal of ca. 4000 characters (including blanks) in a file format that can be processed (no pdf!) indicating your name, working title of the dissertation project, affiliation, e-mail by February 15, 2017 in German or English to:
Please include in the abstract the following phrases and delete as appropriate:
“I agree / do not agree that a printed copy of my abstract is available during the forum. I agree / do not agree that my abstract is published on the website of the doctoral forum”
Contributors will be granted a travel allowance.