On Thursday, June 29, at 6 pm the Institute of Art History – Cvito Fisković Centre in Split will host a final presentation of a three-year installation research project entitled Dalmatia – a destination of the European Grand Tour in the 18th and the 19th century. Focusing on travel accounts and images by Europeans who visited Dalmatia during their Grand Tour, the project itself has provided the research team with an experience of a wonderful journey, a one which will hopefully be continued.
Thomas Graham Jackson in Istria and Dalmatia
November 23-25, Institute of Art History – Center Cvito Fisković in Split, Croatia
Abstract submission due date: June 15, 2017
The project team proudly announces the upcoming publication of our book ‘Robert Adam and Diocletian’s Palace in Split’.
When, in November 2014, an international conference was held in the city of Split to mark the 250th anniversary of the publication of the famous book about Diocletian’s Palace written by Scottish neoclassical architect Robert Adam, it was immediately clear that the wealth of materials and ideas presented deserved to be transformed into a publication that is destined to be so much more than an ordinary collection of papers.
On Friday, April 7, at 5 pm the Institute of Art History in Zagreb will host a panel on the Chronogeographical Database of Grand Tourism in Dalmatia in the 18th and the 19th Century, with a introductionary lecture about the Grand Tour Dalmatia research project progress, focused on the presentation given by a team members at the conference Slavic Tower of Babel in Poznan. The database is being developed as part of the research project.
Cvijeta Pavlović and Ana Šverko participated in the international conference entitled Rewriting, diversity and cultural interference – the Slavic Tower of Babel. Translations, interactions and mutual influences. The conference was held in Poznań, Poland, from October 26 to 28 as part of the Slavic Tower of Babel festival. The paper they gave, entitled Mediating Croatian antiquity: from global to local and back, focused on travelogues about Dalmatia. The authors proposed that travel writers’ texts, just like drawings, convey much more than their ostensible subjects. A search for accidental transmitters of knowledge present in these works can enable us to study the spirit of place of the cities and towns that were recorded.