Call for Papers: Rebirth/Revival. The Rediscovery of the Styles of the Past in the 19th Century. MDCCC1800 no. 10 (2021)

The international scientific digital journal MDCCC1800 intends to celebrate the tenth issue by contributing to prepare the 200th anniversary of the death of Antonio Canova (2022) with a debate on the artistic rebirths and revivals of the styles of the arts of the past that have affected “the long nineteenth century” in Europe. This is a way of raising the public’s attention to the central role of the arts in society, with particular reference to the importance of collective and individual action in the creation of original works designed to mould and decorate several places in Europe and the world, as well as exerting a deep influence on the political and cultural environments of both the 19th and 20th century. For the monographic section of this issue we therefore welcome original and unpublished contributions that investigate, for example, the traditional or avant-garde academic training of individual artists, architects, photographers, craftsmen investigated through readings, sketches, drawings; the study of individual or collective works inspired by one or more styles of the past, both pictorial cycles and architectural and/or urban and/or restoration projects; the historiographic thought of art and architecture critics; the research on the formation of public and private collections such as the creation of museums and collections; the incidence and success of individual and/or collective artistic enterprises in society.

A list of suggested topics, by no means exhaustive, includes:

  • The traditional or avant-garde academic training of individual artists, architects, photographers, artisans
  • The investigation of individual or collective works inspired by one or more artistic styles of the past
  • The historiographic thought of art and architecture critics
  • The study of the formation of public and private collections such as the creation of museums and collections
  • The incidence and success of individual and/or collective artistic enterprises in society

The editors welcome submissions for papers in Italian, English, French, Spanish and German.

Please submit an abstract concerning the topic you propose with a provisional title and a short autobiography. The abstract should not exceed 3,000 characters (spaces included). Files should be submitted by 31 December 2020 to the Editorial Board. The authors of selected abstracts will receive a reply by the end of the month. The editorial rules concerning the text and any images the author might wish to include are available (in Italian and English) at this link: https://edizionicafoscari.unive.it/en/edizioni4/pubblicare-con-noi/

Papers should be of a length between 20,000 and 40,000 characters. All articles will undergo a double peer-review process prior to publication. Articles should be uploaded on the MDCCC1800 platform by 21 February 2020.
Please do not hesitate to contact the editorial board at mdccc1800@unive.it with any queries you might have regarding the application or any further stage of the process.

For more information about MDCCC1800 please visit the journal website.

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