Miniature and Minor: A Conference at Indiana University
The Program in Ancient Studies at Indiana University will host a conference on the miniature and the minor on April 11-12, 2014.
Whereas so much of our research implicitly or explicitly concerns the monumental and the major, we propose to investigate the miniature and the minor from a range of disciplinary perspectives. The art historian might explore cameos or textiles. The literary theorist might explore minor characters or minor works. The historian might explore micro-histories or minor battles. We are interested not only in the realia of the miniature and the minor but in the construction of those categories by both ancients and moderns. We are interested in the miniature and the minor both in their own rights and as counterpoints to the monumental and the major. We are less interested in simply demanding that attention be paid to the neglected or the overlooked.
Each participant will be allotted one hour: we envision a thirty-minute presentation and then thirty minutes of discussion. The costs of travel, hotel, and meals will be provided for out of town guests.
When: April 11-12, 2014
Where: The conference will be held in Wylie Hall room 015 and the Fine Arts Building room 102 on the campus of Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.
Sarah Bassett (IU, History of Art)
Deborah Deliyannis (IU, History)
Sara Forsdyke (University of Michigan, Classical Studies and History)
Martien Halvorson-Taylor, (University of Virginia, Religious Studies)
Brian Madigan (Wayne State University, Art History)
Eva Mroczek (IU, Religious Studies)
Scott Noegel (University of Washington, Near Eastern Languages and Civilization)
Mark Payne (University of Chicago, Classics)
Jonathan Ready (IU, Classical Studies)
Julie Van Voorhis (IU, History of Art)