The Icon as Cultural Model: Past, Present and Future25 jan - 26 jan 2018
Van 8:00 - 16:00uur
On Thursday 25th and Friday 26th of January the Humanities Department of the Open University the Netherlands organizes the international conference ‘The Icon as Cultural Model: Past, Present and Future’. The conference brings together scholars from various disciplines such as art history, literary studies, media studies, philosophy and history, to stimulate interdisciplinary reflection on how the study of cultural icons may contribute to our understanding of the dynamics of culture in general. How do specific historical events, persons or places become iconic? How do artifacts such as novels, paintings, sculptures, and films construct iconic images of the past and/or future? Who attributes power to the icon? How, why and by whom is its cultural meaning altered? And why at present does the search, and explication of, cultural models occurs to be highly relevant?
Keynote speakers are: prof. Kees Ribbens (NIOD/Erasmus University), prof. Ann Rigney (Literary Studies, Utrecht University), Jeroen Stumpel (Art History, Utrecht University) and prof. Ginette Vincendeau (Film Studies, King’s College London).
Admission for the program is 30 euro (regular) and 10 euro for students and PhD’s. Everyone attending the conference is invited for the 3-course conference dinner on Thursday 25th. Admission for the conference dinner is 25 euro.
See the website for more information on the program and the registration form: