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Call for Papers: Fourteenth International Baroque Summer Course of the Werner Oechslin Library Foundation: "The Baroque City: Planned, Built, Experienced and Represented"
Call for Papers
Fourteenth International Baroque Summer Course of the Werner Oechslin
"The Baroque City: Planned, Built, Experienced and Represented" (Einsiedeln,
23-27 June 2013)
Proposal deadline: 5 December 2012
The Fourteenth International Baroque Summer Course of the Werner Oechslin
Library Foundation will take place from Sunday, 23 June - Thursday, 27 June
2013, this year with the topic "The Baroque City: Planned, Built,
Experienced and Represented."
The baroque city! Hardly any other subject is so directly and memorably
linked with the concept of baroque as this one. Everything that is
manifested as art - intimately connected with life and society - takes place
in the city, where everything from the everyday through to festivals and
ceremonies seems integrated. Who wouldn't be excited to note the
fascination - captured in engravings and images - that links the newly
arising Piazza Navona with an ancient naumachia? And who wouldn't recognize
that the modern palaces of Rome, as they were greedily copied and recorded
even in the north, would have given the city its appropriate and admired
attire, its "façade"; they are then realized in Vienna by Fischer von Erlach
and Hildebrandt in a new version of a city - also thanks to Salomon Kleiner's
engravings of the urban image.
The variety of possible topics and approaches seems infinite. Nonetheless,
some are less well known, or overlooked, or have not been probed thoroughly
enough, and hold surprises in store.
- from the introductory text by Werner Oechslin
For further information (in German) see
The course is open to doctoral candidates as well as junior and senior
scholars who wish to address the topic with short papers (20 minutes) and
through mutual conversation. As usual, the course has an interdisciplinary
orientation. We hope for lively participation from the disciplines of art
and architectural history, but also from scholars of history, literature,
theatre, sociology, and other relevant fields. Papers may be presented in
German, French, Italian or English; at least a passive knowledge of German
is a requirement for participation.
Conditions: The Foundation assumes the hotel costs for course participants,
as well as several group dinners and the excursion. Travel costs cannot be
Please send applications with brief abstracts and CVs by e-mail to:
The CFP deadline is 5 December 2012.
Concept / Organization: Anja Buschow Oechslin, Axel C. Gampp, Werner
Oechslin, Tristan Weddigen
Stiftung Bibliothek Werner Oechslin