CfP: The Human Body in the Arts - online conference

 Institution: University of Bucharest, the Department of Ancient History, Archaeology and History of Art, Faculty of History

Accepted languages: English, French, Romanian.

Submission of abstractsJanuary 30, 2021.  No more than 300 words to be submitted at the e-mail address: The abstract should also feature: the title of the presentation, the name and academic title of the author(s) and their home institution(s), and 3-5 keywords.

Announcement of accepted proposalsFebruary 15, 2021

ConferenceMarch 5-6, 2021 - Duration of each presentation: 20 minutes 

Full paper submission for proceedingsMay 15, 2021

Topics: The representation of the human body is a major theme in the history of the arts. Subjected to restrictions and canons, or freed from inhibitions, a mirroring of social standards and aesthetic aspirations, the human figure become one of the foremost preoccupations of artists, from prehistory, and up to the modern era. It has been explored in painting, sculpture, photography, performance or decorative arts, and sometimes the body itself was treated as a work of art. We invite contributions that discuss various aspects of the human body represented in the arts, in various cultures and historical eras. A non-exclusive list of topics might include:

  • Artistic styles and representation of the human body
  • Anatomy and identity
  • Body integrity and body alteration.
  • Nudity in the arts
  • Body proportions and the artistic canon
  • Concepts of beauty
  • The social/political interpretation of the body
  • Attitude and movement

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Selected papers shall be published in a proceedings volume by the University of Bucharest Publishing House and submitted for the Clarivate Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI). 

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