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Imagining the Apocalypse - 19/10/2019, London (England)




Shaped by different religious traditions, the apocalypse has been called upon throughout history to articulate collective anxieties, act as a warning, or a yearned-for spiritual salvation. These contradictory and competing aims behind imagining the end of the world in specific cultural moments make it a fertile ground for analysis. This conference will ask: what are the politics of picturing annihilation, from the early Christian Church to climate change today? This call for papers welcomes submissions from all historical periods and geographic regions. From medieval mosaics to Hieronymus Bosh, Albrecht Dürer’s woodcut The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1498) to Keith Piper’s critique of Thatcherite-era racism, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1984) – culture has played a crucial role in imagining the apocalypse.


FECHA/DATE/DATA: 19/10/2019


LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art (London, England)


ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Dr Edwin Coomasaru (The Courtauld Institute of Art


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Keynote speaker: Professor Robert Mills, UCL


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