part of The2nd International Interdisciplinary Conference of the ICSAH Foundation exhibition at Cornaro Art Institute, curator Umberto Mandini

June 8, 2018

The victim as a cultural expression
Representation, Perception, Symbolism
 

The 2nd International Interdisciplinary Conference of the ICSAH Foundation, to be held in 5-8 June 2018 in Nicosia, Cyprus, aims to explore the image of the victim throughout the human history. We warmly welcome all papers broadly relevant to the subject without predefining chronological and territorial limitations, as the major goal of the conference is to address questions that involve more than one research field and promote multidisciplinary dialogue and cooperation. The papers will be published online and in a dedicated volume of Conference Proceedings.

 

Abstract. The image of the victim has always inspired greatly the human imagination and creativity throughout the history of mankind. Whether the victim is a fruit of religious persecutions, genocides, war or even of social inequality, its representation have had a diachronic symbolic and moral value in human societies in different cultural and historical backgrounds.

We invite proposals study all aspects of victim manifestation in literature, art, history and philosophy in order to highlight the variations, similarities and particularities of this figure in different cultural and disciplinary contexts. We encourage also papers that accentuate on the conception, meaning and symbolism of the victim as an icon and a force that transcends the barrier of time and embraces the very essence of the human being.

 

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