Letter from the Board, February 2011

13 years ago

Letter from the Board,
2 Februar 2011


Dear Members,

The Board of ICDAD is happy to announce this years meeting:

ICDAD Annual Meeting

Istanbul, Turkey, 5 – 9 October 2011

Participants will visit some of the most important collections and sites in Istanbul over the course of the five-day meeting. The detailed program will be posted soon.

ICDAD has arranged for special rates for two hotels in the center of Istanbul in order to make it possible for the group to stay in the same place. So, please wait with your hotel booking for the announcement of the program and details.

Call for papers/call presentations


This conference focuses on the historic and contemporary relations between East and West that have influenced the development of the decorative arts and design. In its broadest sense, Orientalism stands for an artistic approach towards influences from a culture alien to the designer. The theme, which has perhaps never been more current, concentrates from a historical perspective on decorative arts and design as a means of communication for cultures.


15 minute paper sessions provide participants the opportunity to make a formal 15 minute lecture pertaining to the theme of Orientalism.


Presentations provide participants the opportunity to make a five-minute visual presentation during the Market Place session.


This year two scholarships will be given to two young ICDAD members in order to attend the conference.


30 April 2011

Best regards,

Rainald Franz
Silvia Barisione
Petra Krutisch
Ellenor Alcorn
Helena Koenigsmarková
Wolfgang Schepers
Elsebeth Welander-Berggren

Call for papers/Call for posters

Complete this form, attaching a 250 word abstract for a paper or a poster, and send it to

Silvia Barisione
Wolfsoniana - Centro Studi
Palazzo Ducale - Piazza Matteotti, 9
I-16123 Genova
fax +390105761393
e-mail silviabarisione@wolfsoniana.it
(deadline 30 April 2011)

Conference title: ICDAD Annual Meeting 2011 ORIENTALISM IN EAST AND WEST

Place: Istanbul, Turkey

Date: 5 – 9 October 2011

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