Moving times, moving spaces
Conference report on ‘Questions of Periodisation in the Art Historiographies of Central and Eastern Europe’
30 November – 1 December 2019
New Europe College – Institute for Advanced Study, Bucharest
Julia Secklehner (Masaryk University, Brno) 22/JS1
Abstract: Organised within the ERC project Art Historiographies in Central and Eastern Europe. An Inquiry from the Perspective of Entangled Histories and hosted by New Europe College – Institute for Advanced Study in Bucharest, the conference ‘Questions of Periodisation in the Art Historiographies of Central and Eastern Europe’ took place in Bucharest from 30 November – 1 December 2019. It assessed the topic of periodisation in central European art historiography with particular reference to early scholars in the discipline and placed specific focus on the way in which art historians from the region mediated between ‘western’ models of periodisation and regional specificities. The keynote speakers were Matthew Rampley (Masaryk University, Brno), and Wojciech Bałus (Jagiellonian University, Krakow).
Key words: national heritage, regional interdependencies, beyond political borders, ‘belatedness’, central and eastern European art, ‘western’ art historiography