12 July 2022 - 14 July 2022
12:00AM - 12:00AM
The University of Notre Dame's London Global Gateway
Standard package: £150. Reduced rate package (for students/those on low income): £120.
An international conference being held in person in London
This interdisciplinary conference will explore the Catholic tradition’s contribution to ‘place-making’ through the arts, including architecture, graphic arts, sculpture, drama, literature, and music. How do the arts create, shape, or contest Catholic global, regional, and local identities? How might the liturgy shape our understanding of ‘place’ and, in turn, how might our perception and creation of ‘place’ inform or reform the liturgy? What difference do the material surroundings in which we encounter religious artworks make to our reception of them? And how has art in the Catholic tradition attended to the ‘displaced’, the homeless, refugees, and to the ‘more-than-human’ world?
With a poetry reading by Hilary Davies, live sculpting by Timothy Schmalz, and a musical performance of Olivier Messiaen’s ‘Quartet for the End of Time’
We invite proposals for 20-minute papers from across the disciplines engaging visual art, literature, and music in relation to the theme of The Poetics of Liturgy and Place. We will also consider papers under the heading of Catholicism, Literature and the Arts more broadly. If you wish to propose a paper, please submit your details including a paper title and a 80- to 150-word abstract using our online submission form by 16 May.
Prices include conference fee, refreshments and the two lunches. Delegates are asked to book their own accommodation.
Please register for this conference online on our booking site. Early registration is advised as space is limited. The registration deadline is Sunday 26 June 2022.
A limited number of bursaries are available for students/those on low income. To express interest in these, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible and before registering for the conference.
This conference is being organised by the Centre for Catholic Studies at Durham University and the University of Notre Dame’s London Global Gateway, in association with The Tablet and Farm Street Church.
The conference will be held at the University of Notre Dame's London Global Gateway. The address is 1-4 Suffolk Street, London, SW1Y 4HG, United Kingdom. Venue details.
If you have any queries please don't hesitate to contact us by emailing email@example.com or leaving a message at +44 (0) 191 334 1656.
* Events at Farm Street are for conference delegates and are ticketed events for a wider audience. Conference registration includes a place at each of these events.
Image above left: The Palace by Tim Patrick; oil on linen, 160 x 270 cm. Used with permission. www.timpatrick.co.uk