Center for Global Studies (CGS)

Retraite: International Conference

Seeing Through? The Materiality of Dioramas (1600-2010)

Donnerstag, 01.12.2016, 08:00 Uhr

Veranstaltende: Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Abteilung für Kunstgeschichte der Neuzeit | Abteilung für Kunstgeschichte der Moderne und der Gegenwart |Center for Global Studies | Graduate School of the Humanities | Walter Benjamin Kolleg
Redner, Rednerin: Prof. Dr. Nadia Radwan, Prof. Dr. Noémie Etienne
Datum: 01.12.2016 - 02.12.2016
Uhrzeit: 08:00 - 17:00 Uhr
Ort: 304
Hochschulstrasse 4
3012 Bern
Merkmale: Öffentlich


Dioramas are at the crossroads of artistic, scientific and cultural practices. They bring together painters, sculptors, scientists, and collectors, thus providing an opportunity to reflect on the polyvalen
ce of these actors and the definition of their expertise. In 1822, the painter and scientist Louis Daguerre coined the term “diorama” when describing his theater, the word diorama literally meaning “seeing through.” However, dioramas are not merely images or displays: they are also physical objects made of multiple materials and composite and hybrid things, created through cultural interaction and physical encounter. Multiple hands as well as various visions are involved in the process of their creation. Dioramas therefore allow for the study of contact zones and material exchanges between private and public spheres, as well as transcultural interactions in a global context.

Can be taken as a retraite.

2 ECTS: Attendance to the 2 days conference and writing of a 3000 words critical report