Based on an interdisciplinary approach favored by specialists from very diverse geographical and temporal areas, the TransImage project proposes both to reinforce the research and educational activities in the domain of image analysis and to accentuate their visibility in the European university landscape. The project’s methods and issues are deeply anchored in the contemporary world while nourishing thinking about the strategic role of the image in understanding modernity, otherness, and the dynamic interaction of cultures.
Two initial thematic studies are envisioned: imaginary beings, including composites and hybrids, on the one hand, and the representations and uses of space, on the other. These proposed case-studies will implement a transcultural approach and will take into consideration historical and scientific theories while respecting the plurality of approaches.
Henri-Paul FRANCFORT, research director, CNRS, UMR 7041 – Archeologies and Sciences of Antiquity – Archeology of Central Asia
Pascale LINANT de BELLEFONDS, research director, CNRS, UMR 7041 – Archeologies and Sciences of Antiquity - Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae (ArScAn-LIMC)
Agnès ROUVERET, university professor (archeology and art history) at the University of Paris West Nanterre La Défense – UMR 7041 Archeologies and Sciences of Antiquity –Space, Social Practices, and Images in the Greek and Roman Worlds (ArScAn-ESPRI)
Internal cluster partners
UMR Archeologies and Sciences of Antiquity (ArScAn)
Quai Branly Museum
French National Library
Duration: 5 years
The second seminar TransImage, on "the human-animal in visual arts", will be held on December 9th and 10th, 2014 (...)
The schedule is available on the project's webpage, section "Downloads".
Quai Branly Museum, Paris (December 9th)
MAE - University Paris Ouest Nanterre (December 10th)
The second workshop TransImage will be held on Friday, March 14th, from 10:00 to 13:00 at the MAE, room 212G.
Programme of the workshop :
This workshop concerns, in the first place, Master's and PhD students.
The next workshop TransImage will be held on April 4th, 2014, from 10:00 to 13:00. Two presentations are scheduled :
- Céline Mahé, La lune, les mythes et l'organisation du monde andin à travers l'iconographie Chimú (Côte Nord du Pérou 900-1470 ap. JC);
- Delphine Seigneuret, Iconographie et restitution architecturale de la Province romaine d'Arabie : le cas du temple nabatéo-romain de Dharih (Jordanie méridionale).
Friday, April 4th, 2014
Maison Archéologie et Ethnologie, René-Ginouvès
Classroom 1, garden level
The TransImage blog focuses on the dynamics of images since the origins. It is meant to accompany our reflection on the seminal role that images play in understanding a culture. TransImage is supplied and supported by specialists of various geographical and chronological areas.