CFP: Conventos as Artistic Crucibles in Viceregal New Spain (Bruges, 18 – 20 August 2016)

Sixteenth Century Society & Conference, Bruges, Belgium, August 18 – 20, 2016
Call for the Session: Conventos as Artistic Crucibles in Viceregal New Spain
Deadline: February 3, 2016
Organizers:
Alessia Frassani, Leiden University
Linda Williams, University of Puget Sound
From the outset, conventos in New Spain were important places for intellectual and artistic production that actively engaged native peoples. Manuscripts and books in native language, featherwork, and other portable media arts have their counterparts in more durable expressions, such as painting, murals, sculpture and architectural decorations.  Artists working in conventos – concentrated places of spiritual, educational, and artistic training – produced art that brought together ideas and visual traditions from the indigenous artists and European newcomers.  We welcome presentations that seek to connect different artistic output in conventos, from across different regions of early colonial New Spain as they relate to the cultural and historical place of their production in the convent.
Deadline for submission:  Wednesday, February 3, 2016. Paper proposals for this session should be submitted as a 250-word abstract of the paper.  Send abstract, contact information, and a 1-page c.v. via e-mail to Alessia Frassani, Researcher, Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University (a.frassani@arch.leidenuniv.nl) and Linda Williams, Associate Professor of Art History, University of Puget Sound (lwilliams@pugetsound.edu)

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