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The sessions will alternate between

  • Classical sessions: presentation by guest-speakers, specialists of the history of women and their role in artistic globalization, transnational history, and digital humanities;
  • Invited women artists
  • Artl@s’s LAB sessions: training workshop on digital methods, tailored to participants’ research topics, as well as on the Artl@s’s database (consultation and data collection focusing, this year, on women)

The seminar will end with an international conference celebrating the 10 years of Artl@s, on June 13 and 14  2019 at the ENS in Paris (Amphithéâtre Rataud).

THURSDAY FROM 1:30 – 3:30 pm, ROOM OF THE INSTITUTE OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY HISTORY (45 rue d’Ulm, Room IHMC-staircase D, 3rd floor). Sessions September 20, 2018, October 4, October 18, November 8, November 29, December 6, December 20, January 10, 2019, January 24, February 7, February 21, March 21, April 4, April 18, May 9, 23 May, 13 June.

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Introduction – One year on Women and their Global Circulation (B. Joyeux-Prunel & L. Saint-Raymond)

Session moderated by Béatrice Joyeux-Prunel, Ecole normale supérieure, and Léa Saint-Raymond, Collège de France/univ. Paris Ouest Nanterre. The session will be an opportunity to present the latest developments of the Artl@s project, in particular its move towards artificial intelligence, and…

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Sabrina Moura : « On returns, exiles and belongings: the notion of diaspora through the work of Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons”

In 2004, Cuban-american artist Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons (Matanzas, 1959) landed in Senegal to set up her first exhibition on African soil — 3x3:  Three Artists/ Three Projects —, part of the parallel program of the sixth Dakar Biennial. For the…

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Women in the Artl@s Databases (Béatrice Joyeux-Prunel)

The session will introduce the use of the digital databases put on line by Artl@s, with the objective to find as much as possible about the presence and role of women in the artistic and cultural internationalization. In particular, we…

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Around Ana Mendieta. With Esther Ferrer and Shelley Rice. November 8, 1:30 PM!!

This seminar session will be a three-way conversation between artist Esther Ferrer, critic and historian Shelley Rice and the audience, and all of us will focus our attention on the life and work of Ana Mendieta. Students are required to…

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Artists’ Widows and the posthumous lives of works (1945-1980) – Julie Verlaine

Remarkable but often criticized figures, and always forgotten in the great account of the life of the "genius" with whom they met, artists' widows nevertheless play a fundamental role in the posthumous history of the works, in terms of visibility,…

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Séverine Sofio: Artists, gender and borders at the turn of the 19th c.

In the vast majority of cases, the careers of female artists who exhibited at the Salon in Paris at the turn of the 19th century had an aesthetic and professional centre of gravity located in France. Nevertheless, by comparing with…

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Artl@s’Lab : Tracing women in international exhibitions (B. Joyeux-Prunel)

This session of the Artl@s' Lab proposes a collective workshop on women in the catalogue collections made available by the Artl@s database (direct access::  We will trace the presence of these women, their representation according to the places of…

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January 10, 2019 – LAB: How to study the international circulation of women artists? Women in the Artl@s catalogue database (B. Joyeux-Prunel & Léa Saint-Raymond))

This session of the seminar provides a concrete introduction to the work on the Artl@s databases, in particular on the global database of exhibition catalogues ( It will be devoted to identifying and highlighting the international circulations of women artists in…

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24 January 2019 – LAB: Geomapping the international circulations of women artists (B. Joyeux-Prunel)

This session, which extends the January 10 session, aims to acquire the minimum skills to map the circulations of female artists identified in the Artl@s database catalogues. Participants must have worked since January 10 to complete and clean the data…

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February 7, 2019. Japanese Catalogues and Art History. An encounter with Pr. Torahiko Terada and his students from Tokyo University

This session is an exceptional opportunity to welcome our partners from the University of Tokyo to Paris, thanks to the visit of Professor Torahiko Terada, and to the UTokyo Strategic Partnership Project of the University of Tokyo.  Come in large…

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February 28, 2019 – LAB- Semantic Description of Catalogues (with Richard Walter)

This LAB session consists of an introduction to the semantic description techniques most commonly used in Digital Humanities: XML-TEI (Text Encoding Initiative). We will work on exhibition catalogues. Taking part to this session is required to validate the seminar. Session…

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March 21, 2019. Are the pioneers women of contemporary art in Turkey more globalized than their male peers? (Perin Emel Yavuz)

The contemporary art turn in Turkey took place in the 1970s and 1980s under the action of artists in the wake of the Istanbul Academy of Fine Arts. After training abroad, many of them bring back a corpus of texts…

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Aphrodite-Vénus, ‘art femme par excellence’ (K. Bender)

Aphrodite-Venus, "woman of art par excellence" - Analysis and meta-analysis of a thematic research collection by K. Bender, independent researcher Why is Venus "this woman par excellence"? Because she was the all-powerful Goddess of love and the most beautiful? because…

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Presentation of students’ work

The session will take place on April 18, 2019 in the IHMC room (45 rue d'Ulm, staircase D, 3rd floor), from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. Marina Mazze Cerchiaro (São Paulo University): "D'où viennent les femmes lauréates des biennales de…

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CANCELED: Race, Ethnicity, Empathy. Radical Women. Latin American Art, 1960-1985 (Andrea GIUNTA)

-- Andrea Giunta had to cancel her trip to Europe. This seminar session is cancelled -- Departing from the works of the exhibition Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985, in this presentation I analyze a group of its works in…

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the Union des Femmes Peintre et Sculpteurs (Catherine Gonnard)

The session will be in French. L’union des femmes peintres et sculpteurs, créée notamment par la sculptrice Hélène Bertaux, en 1881 a perduré jusqu’en 1994. Ce qui en a fait une des organisations féministes des plus vivaces de cette fin…

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