Art of Devotion Sculpture conference

  • Deadline: Jun 30, 2022
  • Leuven, Belgium

The 9th ARDS Annual Colloquium invites proposals for papers for its upcoming conference, The Art of Devotion. The Agency of Sculpture, which will take place November 7-8, 2022.

The 9th ARDS Annual Colloquium, which promotes and celebrates new research in the field of medieval and renaissance sculpture, will focus on the agency of works of sculpture in the medieval and early modern periods. The 2018 ARDS conference, The function of medieval sculpture, focused on the correlation between the function and the materiality of sculpture from the late gothic and early modern era, and only briefly touched upon the devotional aspect of religious sculpture. The 2020 conference, The afterlife of medieval sculpture, also featured a few contributions touching upon the topic

As the past decade has seen a considerable amount of research centered on the agency of objects, the 2022 ARDS Annual Conference explores the subject more thoroughly in the context of sculpture, specifically.

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