Conference to mark the centenary of the beginning of Dada in Zurich: DADA TECHNIQUES IN EAST-CENTRAL EUROPE (1916–1930)

October 14 – 15 2016,

The ‘Petőfi Literary Museum – Kassák Museum’ and the ‘Institute for Literary Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences’ are organizing a conference to mark the centenary of the beginning of Dada in Zurich. The conference is going to concentrate on Dada phenomena in East-Central Europe, especially the Dada techniques that appeared in the Austro-Hungarian Empire and its successor states.

The avant-garde artists of the East-Central European region felt the impact of Dada at the end of the First World War, when established economic, political and identity strategies were going through crisis and rearrangement. In these years, many borders became blurred: between centre and periphery, between politics and anti-politics, and among genders, artists’ roles and forms of artistic expression.

We expect applications of young and senior researchers as well as PhD candidates from all relevant disciplines including, but not limited to art history, literary history, music history, history of intellectuals and social sciences. Please send 250-word abstracts for 20-minute conference presentations accompanied by a brief CV to and by 30 June 2016. Conference venue: Kassák Museum (H-1033 Budapest, Fő tér 1. Zichy Kastély) Conference dates: 14-15 October 2016 (Friday-Saturday)
Conference language: Hungarian and English

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