Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb
30-31 May 2017
The conference aims at interdisciplinary perspective on images related to Schiavoni/Illyrian confraternities in Early Modern Italy. It explores both visual and linguistic constructs produced or commissioned by members of Schiavoni/Illyrian institutions, questioning intentions and mechanisms behind their creation, as well as the reverberation of their meaning in different contexts. These phenomena are also regarded in comparative perspective of similar expressions found in “proto-national” institutions of other foreign communities on the Apennine peninsula in the same period. The conference will bring together scholars working in the fields of art history, history, visual, literary and material culture studies, thus broadening the existing understanding of Schiavoni/Illyrian proto-national identity.