International Conference ‘Art, Society and Politics in (Post) Socialism’ in Timisoara, Romania

CONFERENCE: ” Art, Society and Politics in (Post) Socialism”
VENUE:                West University of Timisoara, Romania, 17-18 November 2014
The Conference aims at investigating the multiple dimensions of the arts in socialist and post-socialist societies. We welcome contributions from all fields which are relevant for understanding the relationship between the arts, society and politics, such as history, art history, anthropology, sociology, and political science. Interdisciplinary approach and comparative perspective are encouraged.
Although the focus of the conference is on visual arts, papers concerning music, literature, and performing arts will also be considered.
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to the following:

  • · Public art in socialist and post-socialist countries
  • · Commissioning public art in socialism
  • · Propaganda and dissent in arts
  • · Politics and the public reception of the work of art
  • · Status of arts and artists in post-socialism
  • · Arts education in (post) socialism
  • · Art and ideology
  • · Public art and collective memory

The conference language is English.
Please send a short presentation and an abstract of no more 300 words on the address The deadline for abstract submission is October 15, 2014. Authors invited to attend the conference will be notified by October 20, 2014. Proposals consisting in portfolios of images, short movies, multimedia products, projects are also welcome.
There is no participation fee.
A limited reimbursement, up to 350 Euro, can be offered to participants abroad, for international travel expenses. Accommodation will be provided subject to availability.
If you have additional queries, you may send an email to the address above.


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