It is our pleasure to share the book of abstracts of the Georgian Group symposium (RIBA, September, 2015) led by the architectural historians Dr Geoffrey Tyack, Georgian Group Journal editor, and Colin Thom of UCL, who participated in our conference in November 2014 in Split, and were so kind to forward us this great booklet that could be downloaded here.
Institute of Art History – Cvito Fisković Centre has a pleasure to collaborate in organization of the Colloquium: The 1875 Stefano Shipwreck – Contested Narratives and Contested Identities, that explores another 19th century cross-cultural story.
The week of 18-23 May 2015 saw a series of interesting events dedicated to research and scholarship, which were hosted by the Institute of Art History – Centre Cvito Fisković in Split in association with the Ethnographic Museum in Split and the University of Split’s Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Geodesy. The events, taking place in the heart of Diocletian’s palace, in the beautiful building of the Ethnographic Museum, were organised as part of the research project Dalmatia – a destination of the European Grand Tour in the 18th and the 19th century of the Institute of Art History, under the aegis of the Croatian Science Foundation. Additional support was kindly provided by the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, the City of Split, the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Geodesy of the University of Split, the Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board and the Tourist Board of Split.
The concluding part of week-long programme “Discovering Dalmatia” of the Institute of Art History – Centre Cvito Fisković in Split, consists of an international conference entitled Discovering Dalmatia. Dalmatia in 18th and 19th century travelogues, pictures and photographs, in which these topics will be analysed and evaluated in terms of literary theory and the theory and history of art and architecture.
The conference will take place in Ethnographic Museum in Split (Severova 1) from May 21 to May 23.
Discovering Dalmatia is a week-long programme (18th-23rd May 2015) of the Institute of Art History – Centre Cvito Fisković in Split. It is devoted to cultural and historical aspects of the Croatian littoral that, with their many-layered links with the overall Mediterranean and European world, gradually began to be discovered during the 18th and 19th centuries, when many travel writers and visual artists on their Grand Tours started regularly to visit the eastern coast of the Adriatic.