The Royal College of Spain in Bologna, in collaboration with the Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna announces its 1st International Congress on History of Art and Archaeology. The Empire and the Hispaniae from Trajan to Charles V: Classicism and Power in Spanish Art.
The aim of this 1st International Congress is to analyze the role of Roman Empire in Hispanic culture from Antiquity to Renaissance, focusing on Art and Archaeology. The relationship between Hispania and the rest of the Roman Empire, the classical legacy in medieval and modern Spain, the various visions of Rome and classicism through time, and its role in the construction of Modernity are some of the aspects that will be discussed.
Trajan, Hadrian, Theodosius, the Visigothic monarchy, the classical heritage in al-Andalus, the kingdom of Asturias, Alfonso VI, Alfonso VII the Emperor, Alfonso X the Wise, the Catholic Monarchs, and the meeting of cultures in America, are only a few of the possible themes studied at the congress, without discarding transverse readings. It will be an opportunity to review concepts as Renaissance and renaissances, the role of Hispanic culture in the genesis of Modernity and the alternatives offered by this context in relation to other European proposals.
The congress will take place on 13th-14th May 2013 at the Royal College of Spain in Bologna. It has the support of the CSIC, the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, the Embajada de España ante Italia and the Real Academia de España en Roma among others.
Jordi B. Ferrero-Villacrosa © 2013