CFP Jul 29, 2022

3 Sessions at RSA (San Juan, 9-11 Mar 23)

The Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Mar 9–11, 2023
www.rsa.org/page/RSASanJuan2023

ArtHist.net Redaktion

[1] Understanding the New, the Novel, and the Natural in the Global Early Modern Period
[2] Data and model sustainability of 3D projects
[3] Research through spatial images

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[1] From: Allison Kim
Date: Jul 27, 2022
Subject: CFP: "Understanding the New, the Novel, and the Natural in the
Global Early Modern Period"

San Juan, Puerto Rico, Mar 9–11, 2023
Deadline: Aug 11, 2022

Renaissance Society of America (RSA) Annual Meeting 2023
San Juan, Puerto Rico

“Understanding the New, the Novel, and the Natural in the Global Early
Modern Period”
Organizers: Allison Kim (The University of Texas at Austin) and Kristi
Peterson (Skidmore College)
Deadline: August 11, 2022

This session seeks to explore the myriad ways Early Modern cultures
processed and attempted to understand a rapidly expanding and changing
world through visual, material, and textual objects. The ways that people
process the encountering of other cultures, the natural world, scientific
discoveries, and narratives of exploration express global commonalities and
differences. These experiences reveal trends in intellectual curiosity and
an interest in understanding the new, the novel, and the natural.

We seek a variety of papers that collectively encompass a global scope, a
range of media, varying methodologies, and interdisciplinary engagement.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to, syncretic visual
languages, materials, and ideas, indigenous memories of European contact,
fumi-e, discovery treatises, and naturalia texts. We invite proposals for
papers of no more than 250 words until Thursday, August 11. Please send
with your proposal the following information to both Allison Kim
(allisonrkimutexas.edu) and Kristi Peterson (kpeters4skidmore.edu):

- Full name, current affiliation, and email address
- Discipline area
- Paper title (15-word maximum)
- Abstract text (150-word maximum)
- Curriculum vitae, no more than two pages (.pdf or .doc format)
- PhD completion date (past or expected)

Please note that the conference is in-person and that all participants are
required to be members of RSA at the time of the conference. Any questions
may be directed to the emails listed above.
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[2]
From: Angela Dressen
Date: Jul 29, 2022
Subject: CFP: Data and model sustainability of 3D projects

San Juan, March 9-11, 2023
Deadline: Aug 8, 2022

CFP: RSA 2023, San Juan, March 9-11 2023
https://www.rsa.org/page/RSASanJuan2023

ROUNDTABLE
Data and model sustainability of 3D projects

Data sustainability in Digital Humanities projects is an ever growing
topic. Every method has distinguished problems to deal with. This
roundtable wants to investigate the issues related to 3-dimensional
projects, which are particularly complex. How can we preserve and guarantee
access to 3D models, point clouds, meshes, photogrammetry, polygon
modelling, and much else?
Do we need to preserve every level of the data structure, in order to
archive the data history, for example with parametric software? Is it
important to reconstruct the whole process of the project, or can it be
sufficient and even desirable to preserve only the geometric information of
the result, the final model (not talking about scientific metadata and
annotations etc. here)? This means to limit ourselves to a complete –
virtual – replication of the historic hardware and software. But doing
so, we also limit data interoperability, which becomes a problem in the
future, also in terms of guaranteeing permanent access. What needs to be
the central question concerning the data: preserving (comparable to
cultural heritage preservation), or the ergonomic usability (comparable to
renovation and extension of historic buildings)?
We welcome proposals in any of the directions regarding data and model
sustainability of 3D projects.

Please send your proposal and a short CV to Angela Dressen
(adressenitatti.harvard.edu ) and Dominik Lengyel ( lengyelb-tu.de) by
August 8, 2022. Speakers must be members of the RSA by the time of the
conference.
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[3]
From: Angela Dressen
Date: Jul 29, 2022
Subject: CFP: Research through spatial images

San Juan, March 9-11, 2023
Deadline: Aug 8, 2022

In this panel we would like to discuss current methods related to spatial
concepts in humanities research, preferably as hypothesis on lost
architecture, or lost historic conditions, via spatial concepts in an image
and through the means of an image. The background of the question is
connected to the understanding, whereas the custom in architectural design
to develop a creative idea by a concrete manifestation of a spatial
concept, is transferable to the development of a scientific hypothesis. To
picture a spatial concept, either by drawing or a 3-dimensional model,
becomes the decisive point of depature for further reflective processes.
These processes are comparable to a catalysator. The conceptional image
becomes the instrument of research between reflective and communicative
exchange among scientists. In our case, when the image has been created via
a 3-dimensional model, it serves likewise as a spatial evaluation, as
verification of the spatial hypothesis. Furthermore, the image provokes a
subjective and emotional reaction beyond objective information, comparable
to written poetry. This effect assigns power of persuasion both to
architectural projects as well as scientific hypothesis, which should not
be understood as leading to an illusion, but as a departure for further
scientific questions.
We are asking for examples, where conceptional images of spatial hypothesis
(preferably abstract and diagrammatic) are helping to resolve a scientific
question, or leading to new ones.

Please send your max. 150 word abstract and a short CV to Angela Dressen
(adressenitatti.harvard.edu ) and Dominik Lengyel ( lengyelb-tu.de) by
August 8, 2022. Speakers must be members of the RSA by the time of the
conference.

Reference:
CFP: 3 Sessions at RSA (San Juan, 9-11 Mar 23). In: ArtHist.net, Jul 29, 2022 (accessed Aug 12, 2022), <https://arthist.net/archive/37234>.

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