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Is art history global enough to take up the challenge of cultural mixing, transnationalism, internationalization, and globalization, without neglecting cultural nationalisms and artistic territorialization processes, which are the fabric of our discipline? How do we understand the relationships between circulations, globalizations, and the production of ethnicity or nationality in the arts? What strategies can we develop, besides narration and description, to write a new history of the arts that escapes both historiographical nationalism and blind globalism, while paying due to the national and transnational dimensions of artistic creation?
On September 27-29, 2012 scholars working in the interconnected fields of Geography of Art, Global Art History and Spatial (Digital) Art History will gather at Purdue University for three days of discussion and reflection. The event is a joint collaboration between Purdue University, the Ecole normale supérieure of Paris, and ARTL@S.

K E Y N O T E S P E A K E R S

Edward S. Casey (Art and Cartography); Christophe Charle (Spatial Translation and the Discordance of Tenses); Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann (Reflections on World Art History, Theoretical and Practical); James Elkins (Current Unresolved Issues in the Conceptualization of Global Art History); Ségolène Le Men (A la conquête de l’ubiquité); David Lubin (Thinking the Spaces of Arts in Global and Cartographic Terms)

P R O G R A M

September 26: Katherine E. Bash, Introduction by the artist to “The Manual” for Atlas for Experimental Poiesis
September 27: Thinking Centers and Peripheries in a Global Perspective September 28: Maps as Strategy to Rethink the Spaces of Arts
September 29: The Geographic Turn of the 21st century: Thinking the Spaces of Arts in Global and Cartographic Terms

O R G A N I Z I N G C O M M I T T E E

Catherine Dossin, Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History, Purdue University. Béatrice Joyeux-Prunel, Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History, École Normale Supérieure. Sorin Matei, Associate Professor of Communication at Brian Lamb School of Communication, Purdue University.

S P E A K E R S

Ahmed Idrissi Alami, Anna W. Brzyski, Sophie Cras, Courtney Dorroll, Catherine Dossin, Michelle Facos, Clarisse Fava-Piz, Michele Greet, Carolyn C. Guile, Emmanuel Guy, Christine Ithurbide, Robert Jensen, Béatrice Joyeux-Prunel, Małgorzata Lisiewicz, Katarzyna Murawska-Muthesius, Rosemary O’Neill, Nikoo Paydar, Léa Saint-Raymond, Helena Shaskevich, Eric M. Stryker, Elizabeth Sutton, and Barbara Turquier.
For more information, visit the website of the conference at www.spacesofarts.org or contact the conference organizers, Catherine Dossin (cdossin@purdue.edu) and Béatrice Joyeux-Prunel (beatrice.joyeux-prunel@ens.fr).

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