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CFP: MDCCC 1800, No. 6: Arts on Display

Call for papers
International on-line scientific peer reviewed journal MDCCC 1800
Deadline for abstracts: 12 October 2016 
Deadline for submission of papers: 30 December 2016.

Call for papers
The call for papers for the 6th issue of the MDCCC1800 journal is now 

Arts on display: the 19th century international expositions.
The international online peer reviewed journal MDCCC1800 wishes to 
celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Exposition universelle held in 
Paris in 1867 with an issue dedicated to the phenomenon of the 
international exhibitions set up during the 19th century.?We welcome 
original, unpublished articles offering in-depth analysis of the 
developments, significance and legacy of this phenomenon starting from 
the Universal Exhibition of London (1851).

Contributors are free to propose any topic related to the general 
theme, such as the study of single national participations, the impact 
of the events on public opinion, the display architectures, the 
diffusion of decorative arts and photography etc.

A list of suggested topics, by no means exhaustive, includes:?
- The national participation to the events (committees, single artists, 
works of art) 
- The art market: private collectors and museum acquisitions?
- The divulgation of the arts: publicity, magazines, exhibitions 
- The social and pedagogical role of international exhibitions?
- Architecture, outfitting, national pavilions?
- The use of decorative arts and photography at the events?
- Colonialism and the influence and reception of non-European cultures
- Literature and the arts: the narration of the exhibitions?
- Correspondence (relationships among artists, architects, art critics 
- The role played by the Antiquities at the exhibitions (as models for 
inspiring artists; means for showing prestige; physical emblems for the 
building of identity; political propaganda etc)

Papers in Italian, English, French, Spanish and German are welcome.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION | Please submit an abstract concerning the topic 
you propose with a provisional title and a short autobiography. The 
abstract should not exceed 3,000 characters (spaces included). Files 
should be submitted by 12 October 2016. The authors of selected 
abstracts will receive a reply within two weeks (by 26 October 2016).

The editorial rules concerning the text and any images the author might 
wish to include are available (in Italian, English and Spanish) at the 
following link:

We suggest that articles should be of a length between 20,000 and 
40,000 characters. All articles will undergo a double peer review 
process prior to publication.

Articles should be uploaded on the MDCCC1800 platform before 30 
December 2016.

To obtain the credentials which will allow authors to register to the 
platform, please send an e-mail to the editorial board at the following 
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any queries you might have 
regarding the application or any further stage of the process.

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