What does it mean to represent the natural world? How do artists turn vision into practice and the perception of space into a medium? How has landscape been defined and depicted by painters and photographers, naturalists and scientists in the United States and Europe from the late eighteenth century to the early twenty-first century? This conference aims to bring together historians of art, culture, and science for an intensive one-day discussion about that slippery term, “landscape,” considering issues of site-specificity, ecology and biology, cultural geography, consumerism, the sublime and the picturesque, nationalism and globalism. Through both case studies and broader methodological papers, concepts of space, site, and landscape will be examined and re-imagined.
Speakers include Laura Bieger (Freie Universität Berlin), Winfried Fluck (Freie Universität Berlin), Charlotte Klonk (Humboldt Universität Berlin), Angela Miller (Washington University, St Louis), and Alan Wallach (College of William and Mary). Organized by Jennifer Raab (Freie Universität Berlin).
The conference is free and open to the public. No advance registration is required.
Freie Universität Berlin
Tel. +49 30 8385 4240
10.12.2010 | 09:00 - 18:00
Raum 340, Lansstraße 7-9, 14195 Berlin