The Department of Ancient History, Archaeology and History of Art (Faculty of History, University of Bucharest) and the International Society for Cultural History (ISCH) would like to announce the upcoming international conference International Society for Cultural History (ISCH) organizează online conferința internațională Communicating Objects. Material, Literary and Iconographic Instances of Objects in a Human Universe in Antiquity and the Middle Ages/Objets en dialogue. Présences matérielles, littéraires et iconographiques des objets dans l’univers humain pendant l’Antiquité et au Moyen Âge.
The extended call for papers, the program and the abstracts are available at the following link.
Material culture occupies a special place in most research conducted on Antiquity and the Middle Ages. Interdisciplinary approaches have allowed for the enrichment of traditional paradigms used by archaeologists and historians, as a follow-up to the valorisation of the social life of things, or of the agency characterising objects in any given society. Objects which are deliberately associated are more susceptible of becoming expressive in the presence of humans. From this perspective, associating objects, and exploring potential reasons for their association and for their compatibility, opens up multiple possibilities for reflection.
For further information please contact the organisers – Ecaterina Lung (University of Bucharest), Alexandra Liţu (University of Bucharest) and Alexandra Ţârlea (University of Bucharest) – at email address email@example.com.
More details about the international conference are available here.