Charming Intentions: Occultism, Magic and the History of Art

“Charming Intentions – Occultism – Magic and the History of Art” is a Graduate Conference by the Department of History of Art, University of Cambridge scheduled for Dec 3-4, 2012. The call for submissions is Sep 30, with early application encouraged. [HT]

“This two-day graduate conference will investigate the intersections between visual culture and the occult tradition, ranging from the material culture of ‘primitive’ animism, through medieval and Renaissance depictions of witchcraft and demonology, to the contemporary fascination with the supernatural in popular culture.

The conference aims to provide a stimulating arena for the presentation of innovative research in this field as well as to offer a vibrant and thought-provoking forum for scholarly discussion and exchange. We welcome papers from current and recent graduate students from all disciplines, provided their research engages with material, visual or symbolic aspects of magic and occultism.”

“Deadline for submission is the 30th of September 2012.

All abstracts will be peer-reviewed and successful applicants will be notified about acceptance of their papers before the 15th of October 2012.

Early applications are strongly encouraged.”