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Artistic Circulation Within and Beyond the Americas

For a spatial and transnational history of 19th and 20th century art

The Artlas project aims to train young researchers to address the problems of a global art history from a transnational and circulatory perspective. It is designed as a workshop for understanding quantitative and cartographic methodologies, while also attending to the artistic and cultural transfers implied by the circulation of ideas, strategies, exhibitions, and texts. We also encourage young researchers to interweave apparently “distant” (Franco Moretti) empirical approaches with very precise interpretations of works of art.

The 2013-2014 year will turn primarily to the study of the circulation of 20 Latin American art and artists, both across the region and beyond it, but the general theme does not prevent the presentation of work on other geographical areas (Japan, Italy, Central Europe, and others) nor various topics (including historiography, sculpture, the history of museums, cinema, and the theme of trans-space) introduced by foreign researchers and guests of the team’s teachers who will be visiting Paris at Artlas’s invitation.

Seminar : Béatrice Joyeux-Prunel , Ecole Normale Superieure .

With the collaboration of Daniel Quiles (Artlas), Michela Passini (CNRS / IHMC )
and Catherine Dossin (Purdue University)


Artlas provides researchers with access to Basart, a database that includes catalogues of fairs and exhibitions of modern art from the late 19th century to the present and can produce quantitative interface mapping with this data. The seminars are part of a more general activity of international conferences and publications, including the Artlas Bulletin (a multilingual, peer-reviewed journal). In addition to art historians, the seminar also hosts sociologists, geographers, literary critics, and film and theater historians. 

Validation for the seminar is customized according to the interests of the student. The seminar is intended for students who have begun research in art history, social science, geography, or related fields.


ENS, 45 rue d’ Ulm, Institute of Modern and Contemporary History (Stair D, 3rd floor, at the bottom left) 

Semester 1 and Semester 2: fortnightly Thursdays, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.:

26 September, 10 and 24 October, 7 and 21 November, 5 and 19 December 2013, 16 and 30 January, 13 and 27 February, 13 and 27 March, 10 and 22 April, 5 May, and 5 and 19 June 2014.

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