The final version of the programme for the 3rd EAAA Conference is available HERE in PDF format.
Book of Abstracts
Online version of the Book of Abstracts is available here. Printed copy of the Book of Abstracts will be available on-site at the time of the Conference.
Information for Participants
Please review the conference programme to check room assignments and consult the faculty building layout for room locations. Conference panels will take place in lecture rooms 2, 4, 13, and 15, all conveniently positioned on the ground floor of the faculty building.
20 minutes are allocated for the presentations, with a further 10 minutes for discussions. Discussions will take place either after each presentation or together at the end of all presentations. Please note: For panels with more than four presentations, the total discussion time will be reduced accordingly. Please bring your presentation on a USB stick, saved in Powerpoint and in PDF format.
Due to the tight schedule and large number of participants, we cannot accommodate the use of personal laptops.
Professor Craig Clunas, Professor Emeritus of the History of Art, University of Oxford
Thursday, 14 September 2023, 17:00–18:00
Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana
Aškerčeva 2, 1000 Ljubljana
For a map with the marked location please click here.
The Invisible (Chinese) Flâneuse: Jin Zhang in London, Paris and Art History
Jin Zhang (1884–1939) is often best-remembered today as the sister of the painter and Republican cultural leader Jin Cheng (1878–1926), or as the mother of the art historian Wang Shixiang (1914–2009). But what happens if we try to tell a story which has this woman at its centre, instead of at its margins? Most unusually for an upper-class woman of the late Qing, she spent a significant portion of her youth in London and Paris, where she not only may well have studied at art school (as accounts of her life maintain) but certainly was exposed to the modern art of western Europe. As the wife of a Qing imperial diplomat, she hosted her brother’s trip to Paris in 1910–11, a trip he recorded in his diary along with his impressions of the new currents in art which he saw as making painting ‘more Chinese’. This talk will examine what it is possible to know about Jin Zhang herself, and the way in which her European sojourn acted upon the art she went on to produce in the 1920s and 1930s. It will reflect on how we can research the art of China now, and how such possibilities have changed over the course of the last forty years.
Craig Clunas held the chair of art history at Oxford from 2007 to 2018, the first scholar of Asian art to do so. Much of his work concentrates on the Ming period (1368–1644), with additional interests in the art of 20th century and contemporary China. He previously worked as a curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum, and taught art history at the University of Sussex and the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. His most recent book, Chinese Painting and Its Audiences (2017), is based on his AW Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts, delivered at the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, in 2012. In 2022 he curated Freud and China at Freud Museum London. His next book, The Echo Chamber: Transnational Chinese Painting, 1897–1935 will be published in 2023 in a bilingual English/Chinese edition. He is currently working on a book about the Ming imperial family.
On the last day of the conference, 17 September 2023, the organizers have prepared two optional excursions to visit two exhibitions of East Asian objects in Slovenia.
Meeting point for both trips: in front of the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana
Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure!
Excursion to Celje
Date: 17 September 2013
The price of the trip is 45 EUR. It includes transportation, lunch, entrance to Celje Old Castle and a guided tour of the castle. Admission to the exhibitions and guided tours of the Celje Regional Museums is free. By ticking the optional excursion box on the registration form, you agree to pay the cost of the excursion in cash or directly to the EAAA bank account. This also applies if you do not participate in the trip.
Excursion to Piran
Date: 17 September 2013
The price of the trip is 45 EUR. The price includes transportation, lunch, entrance to the Holy Trinity Church and guided tour of Piran. Admission to the exhibition and guided tour in the Maritime Museum Piran is free. By ticking the optional excursion box on the registration form, you agree to pay the cost of the excursion in cash or directly to the EAAA bank account. This also applies if you do not participate in the trip.
A book exhibition will be set up as part of the conference programme, intended for publishers to display and advertise the titles that may be of interest to the conference participants and attendees. The stands will be installed in the hall, right next to the lecture rooms and the coffee break area.
Should you be interested in setting up your own stand at the conference, please feel free to contact Marko Ogrizek at email@example.com for more information.