Mapping political discourse and inequalities in present-day Romania through public monuments

Mapping political discourse and inequalities in present-day Romania through public monuments
Date
16 November 2021, 4.00pm - 5.15pm
Type
Seminar
Venue
Online- via Zoom
Description


Starting from a database comprised of public statues from various Romanian cities one can create a visualization that unravels several things at a glance. Such as the frequency of certain figures and their distribution: Who is represented, how often, where in the city, and… when were the artworks created? How important is the local history versus the national? One can then study the iconographical canon as well as which monuments stray it. But perhaps of equal importance is answering who is left out. Where are the women and the minorities? Who “owns” the city center and who is “delegated” to the peripheries? And eventually one could be able to see how all of these trends fluctuate over time and which artistic style is predominant.

Speaker: Voica Pușcașiu (University of Cluj-Napoca)


This seminar is co-hosted by the Digital Humanities Research Hub, University of London, UK, and Star-UBB Institute of Advanced Studies, University Babeș-Bolyai, Cluj Napoca, Romania.


All welcome

This event is free to attend, but booking is required. 

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