Conference: Sketching prohibited! Military Interdictions of Drawing and Artistic Practice in Europe from Early Modern Times to the Twentieth Century

Program (PDF)

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Venue: Freie Universität Berlin, Kunsthistorisches Institut, Koserstr. 20, 14195 Berlin, Hörsaal B (ground floor)

17:30 Welcome and Introduction

Ulrike Boskamp/Sebastian Fitzner


18:00 Keynote Lecture

Ulrike Gehring (Trier), Sketched Knowledge: Epistemic Procedures of Mapping

Landscape around 1650


Friday, November 6, 2015

Venue: Freie Universität Berlin, Kunsthistorisches Institut, Koserstr. 20, 14195 Berlin, Room A 163 (1st floor)


9.15 Opening

Ulrike Boskamp/Sebastian Fitzner


9.30 Valeria Manfrè (Madrid), „Copy and Paste“. The Reuse of Visual Culture in Early Modern Urban Cartography


10.30 Amrei Buchholz (Hamburg/Berlin), Tracing El Dorado. Maps of Secret

Territories: Between Imagination and (Topographic) Projection


11.30 Coffee Break


12.00 Djoeke van Netten (Amsterdam), Publication Prohibited! Secret Drawings in the Dutch East India Company in the 17th Century


13.00–14.00 Lunch Break


14.00 Pedro Luengo Gutiérrez (Sevilla), Just War and Transcultural Dialogue. Dutch and Spanish Fortifications in Southeast Asia in the 18th Century


15.00 Simon Paulus (Stuttgart), A „Friendly Rivalry“? Some Notes on Studying the Art of Fortification in Practice around 1700


16.00 Coffee Break


16.30 Sean Willcock (London), Image-Making and Imperial Intervention in Nineteenth-Century South Asia


17.30 Ulrike Boskamp (Berlin), Mnemotechnics and the Trickery of Spies. Special Artists’ Strategies on the Frontlines of the Franco-Prussian War


18.30–19.00 Concluding Remarks and Final Discussion


The conference is generously supported by Fritz Thyssen Stiftung and Ernst-Reuter-Gesellschaft.

Registration is recommended but not required.

Concept and contact:

Ulrike Boskamp, DFG-Research Group 1703 „Transcultural Negotiations in the Ambits of Art“: ulrike.boskamp[at]

Sebastian Fitzner, Juniorprofessor für Architekturgeschichte und Architekturtheorie der Frühen Neuzeit in Europa und Amerika: sebastian.fitzner[at]



Schreibe einen Kommentar

Deine E-Mail-Adresse wird nicht veröffentlicht.

Diese Website verwendet Akismet, um Spam zu reduzieren. Erfahre mehr darüber, wie deine Kommentardaten verarbeitet werden.

Suche in OpenEdition Search

Sie werden weitergeleitet zur OpenEdition Search