Call for Papers | AzLab#42 Special Issue

Call for Papers

AzLab#42 special | Identity(ies) of the Azulejo in Portugal

October 4, 2018

Paper deadline: March 5, 2018

From a theoretical point-of-view, azulejos (ceramic tin-glazed tiles) have been treasured in Portugal since the second half of the nineteenth century, especially through a perspective that increasingly highlights their unique specificity and identity. In fact, today, azulejo is acknowledged as one of the arts that most identifies Portuguese heritage. However, is this truly so?

Included in the month of the azulejo and in the celebrations of the European Year of Cultural Heritage, AzLab#42 aims to debate issues of identity associated with azulejos, focusing on three main points:

1. Azulejo: what identity(ies)?

2. The historiographical construction of azulejo as an art linked to identity

3. National identity: the place of the azulejo

This one-day-conference invites proposals of up to 900 words (maximum – 500 minimum) for 15 minutes papers, followed by a period of debate. Proposals should be sent to until the 5th of March 2018. Please also attach a brief biographical note (maximum 300 words) and 4 keywords. Selection of proposals will take place until 9th April 2018 and participants will be informed thereafter.

Articles for publication at ARTisON journal, must be submitted by June 4, 2018, in accordance with the specific guidelines sent to the authors. The participants will be informed until July 2, 2018. After the AzLab#42 a period of articles revision will be open until October 31, 2018.

Full details can be found at AzLab website.