Mark your calendar for this year’s Dorothy Ford Wiley Compact Seminar on “Pre-modern Diplomacy and the Arts
,” Friday, February 19, in the Incubator Room of Hyde Hall (UNC Campus). This seminar brings together scholars of history, literature, art, music, and theater to examine how fourteenth- through eighteenth-century diplomatic encounters shaped aesthetic productions, including texts, objects, and performances. The “rise” of diplomacy as a framework for global political relations provided a fertile context for creation and innovation in the arts. In this seminar, we explore how the performing, visual, and literary arts played an important role in celebrating, commemorating, facilitating, and commenting on diplomatic encounters, furnishing objects for exchange, spaces for sociability and self-fashioning, and emotional content for international negotiations.
The seminar will begin with a public round-table discussion on “Diplomacy and the Arts, Then and Now” on Thursday, February 18 at 5:00 in the University Room.
Please visit http://memsdiplomacyandthearts.web.unc.edu/
for the program and more information.