Visual Antisemitism in Central Europe
Prague, 17 October 2019
In what way has antisemitism influenced fine art and visual culture in Central Europe? Is there an embedded anti-Semitic iconography? Why does visual antisemitism arise today?
The conference will deal also with questions of how to write about the visual history of antisemitism and exhibit anti-Semitic works to the public without contributing to the support of hate movements.
Especially welcome are contributions focusing on the theme of visual antisemitism in Central Europe from the Middle Ages to the present day.
We invite submissions from those interested in active participation in the form of a proposal (the title of the contribution and a brief résumé – max. 800 characters) by 31 May 2019 at the latest to the address <[email protected]>. Additional information can be obtained from the same address. The length of the contribution should not be more than 15 minutes; conference languages Czech and English. We plan to publish the contributions as a collective monograph in the year 2020.
The conference will be the result of research undertaken as part of the project The Image of the Enemy. VisualManifestations of Antisemitism in the Czech Lands from the Middle Ages to the Present Day, No. DG18P02OVV039 supported by the “NAKI II” program of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic (2018–2021).