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    created by Yadegar Asisi in 2016
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International Panorama Conferences

The yearly International Panorama Conferences are intense encounters, connecting the past, present and future of the panorama phenomenon worldwide. The conferences are the meeting place of IPC members: architects, artists, collectors, conservators, curators, historians and art historians, librarians, museum directors and staff, 360° photographers, researchers, scientists, spatial designers, and virtual and augmented reality specialists.

Call for Papers
Extended Deadline: February 15, 2020

29th International Panorama Council Conference
October 14 – 16, 2020, Bursa, Turkey

Hosted by the Panorama 1326 Bursa Conquest Museum
With Support from the Bursa-Osmangazi Municipality

The International Panorama Council invites scholars, artists, and panorama practitioners to submit proposals for fifteen-minute presentations that explore the cultural and material significance of the panorama and panoramic media. Hosted by the Panorama 1326 Bursa Conquest Museum in Bursa, Turkey, the conference will take place October 14 – 16, 2020 with an optional post-conference excursion on October 17, 2020. Sponsorship is provided by the Bursa-Osmangazi Municipality.

The 2020 conference will be unthemed, and individuals are invited to propose papers on any subject connected to their current research as it relates to panoramic media, broadly conceived. The International Panorama Council is a worldwide organization of panorama specialists committed to supporting the heritage and conservation of the few existing heritage panoramas dating from the 19th and early 20th century, as well as the promotion of knowledge and awareness of the panorama phenomenon, including its current relevance and development. As an interdisciplinary body, we welcome paper proposals from scholars and practitioners across a broad range of disciplines and backgrounds. Abstracts should address themes and ideas that are relevant to the panorama and immersive media. This may include (but is not limited to) interpretation, conservation, preservation, new/rediscovered panoramas, related artifacts and artistic innovations, virtual reality, etc.

This conference will be of interest to scholars, professionals, students, and enthusiasts of art, architecture, art history, cultural heritage and preservation, design, history, media studies, visual culture, and panorama and museum practice.

Each paper proposal submission must be in Microsoft Word format and include: title of paper, abstract (250-300 words), bio (200 words), author(s), organizational affiliation(s), complete mailing address, email address, and four to five keywords.

Deadline for abstract submission extended to: February 15, 2020.

Please submit abstracts and queries related to submissions to: secretariat@panoramacouncil.org

Acceptance notifications will be emailed by March 31, 2020.

Accepted speakers will be given the opportunity to publish in the peer-reviewed International Panorama Council Journal. If interested in submitting your essay to the Journal, please indicate so on your paper proposal submission.

Conference Organizing Committee
Seth Thompson (Chair), American University of Sharjah, UAE
Dominique Hanson, Musée Royale de l'Armée et d'Histoire Militaire, Belgium (Retired)
Thiago Leitão de Souza, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Guy Thewes, Lëtzebuerg City Museum, Luxembourg

Conference Scientific Committee
Blagovesta Momchedjikova (Chair), New York University, USA
Molly Briggs, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Thiago Leitão de Souza, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (ex-officio)
Melissa Wolfe, Saint Louis Art Museum, USA