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6th International Conference for Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Students in Humanities and Social Sciences

Art and Nature

8th October 2021, 9:30 - 19:00
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​Friday, 8th October 2021


Passcode: 193983

9.30 Opening of the Conference


9.45  Panel 1, Chair: Gašper Cerkovnik

  •  Dr Julia Czapla (Pontifical University of John Paul II, Cracow)
    Virtual Menagerie Fit for a Ruler Johan Maurits van Nassau-Siegen’s Handbooks as a Part of the Dutch Colonial Propaganda

  • Kathrin Borgers, PhD student (University of Köln)
    Nature as Representation of Life and Death

  • Silvia Papini, PhD student (University of Florence)
    Breeding and Depicting Chameleons between the Court of Louis XIV and the Port of Livorno: Art, Science and Maritime Connections

  • Luís Ferro, PhD student (University of Porto)
    Sacred Places: The cubas from Southern Portugal

11.15 Panel 2, Chair: Palma Karković Takalić


  • Irene Gilodi, PhD candidate (University Humboldt of Berlin)
    Birds, Flowers and Crocodiles: Nilotic Scenes on Mosaic Pavements in Late Antique Palestine

  • Dr Jakov Đorđević (University of Belgrade)
    Taming the (Super)Natural: Negotiating and Appropriating the Powers of Heaven and Hades
    in Late Medieval Eastern Christian Monasticism

  • Dr Chiara Ballestrazzi (Freie Universität, Berlin)
    The Art of Nature in Classical Antiquity: Pliny The Elder’s Natural History

12.30 Panel 3, Chair: Danko Dujmović

  • Sterre Barentsen, PhD student (Humboldt University of Berlin)
    Does the Elbe Flow Underneath the Wall?

  • Hauke Ohls, PhD student (University Duisburg/Essen)
    Capitalocene: Artistic Reflections on Corporate Responsibility for Climate Change

  • Julia Modes, PhD student (Humboldt University of Berlin)
    Toxic Beauty: New Aesthetics of Industrial Disaster

  • Anna-Rosja Haveman, PhD student (University of Groningen)
    Co-created by the Tide: Were Han Jansen’s Tidal Paintings Raising Awareness for Nature or Polluting a Nature Reserve?

14.00 – 15.00 Lunch break


15.00 Panel 4, Chair: Miha Valant 

  • Dr Friederike Vosskamp (Max Ernst Museum Brühl des LVR, Brühl)
    The Eternal Cycle of Nature? The Four Seasons, Times of Day and Ages of Man by Caspar David Friedrich between Traditional Allegory and New Aesthetic Concept of Modernity

  • Jadranka Ryle, PhD student (University of Manchester)
    Blue Ether: Nature, Fluidity and Gender in Hilma af Klint’s Watercolours

  • Dr Hee Sook Lee-Niinioja (Independent scholar, Helsinki)
    Landscapes in Shaping Nordic National Identity through Ephemeral-Perpetual Green Midsummer and
    White Winter in Romantic Art


16.15 Panel 5, Chair: Martina Malešič

  • Vanda Dillmann, PhD Student (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest)
    ‘The Hidden Face of Nature’: Connection Between Art and Nature in Ernő Kállai’s Bioromanticism-Theory

  • Dr Carla Herman (State University of Rio de Janeiro)
    Johann Moritz Rugendas Brazil and America Landscapes and Humboldt’s Idea of Nature

  • Dr Thomas Moser (University of Technology of Vienna)
    Life, Light and Wires: The Electrified ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’ around 1900

17.30 Panel 6, Chair: Dalibor Prančević

  • Dr Roberta Serra (Université Paul Valéry Montpellier 3)
    “Sacra Natura”: The Representation of Mediterranean Nature in Italian Contemporary Sacred Art through the Sculpture of
    Pericle Fazzini (1913-1987)

  • Senne Schraeyen, PhD student (Vrije University, Brussels)
    Roger Raveel: Providing a New Vision on the Complex Rural Landscape

  • Dr Cybill Whalley (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)
    The Material and Symbolic Potential of Nature in Britain since the 1960s


   Closing remarks





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