International Conference

Discovering Dalmatia V

Institute of Art History – Cvito Fisković Centre is pleased to announce a call for papers for the international conference of academics and professionals titled Discovering Dalmatia V – The vocabulary of classical architecture and special field terminology, which is set to happen in the City of Split, from 19 Jun until 22 Jun 2019.

The extended deadline for the submission is 22 April 2019. The applicants will be notified about the acceptance of their proposals by 29 April 2019.

It seems that there is no setting more appropriate for debating the terminology of classical architecture than Split, the city that grew out of the ancient structure of the Diocletian’s Palace.

Inspired by the Institute of Art History’s research project “The Glossary of Classical Architecture”, which is financed by the Croatian Science Foundation, we decided that the principal event of this year’s Discovering Dalmatia programme would be an international conference entitled “The Vocabulary of Classical Architecture and Special Field Terminology”.

Our experience in working on a project that unites experts in the fields of art history, architecture, and terminology has clearly demonstrated the importance of interdisciplinary work, and therefore of interdisciplinary gatherings. Consequently, in addition to debates about the terminology of classical architecture, the conference is open to all experts working on terminology, and in keeping with this to several related themes:

• The terminology of classical architecture
• The terminology of classical architecture in Dalmatian dialects/tradition
• Illustrated vocabularies
• Corpus analysis
• Terms in historical context
• Terms in textual context
• Interdisciplinary aspects – synergy of field experts and terminologists
• Other topics connected with special field terminology and terminology of classical architecture

We therefore invite historians in the fields of art, architecture, and literature, as well as all experts working on terminology to send a short CV and an abstract of 250 words to


Scientific Committee

Joško Belamarić (Institute of Art History – Cvito Fisković Centre Split)
Katrina O’Loughlin (Brunel University London)
Siniša Runjaić (The Institute of Croatian Language and Linguistics)
Ana Šverko (Institute of Art History – Cvito Fisković Centre Split)
Danko Zelić (Institute of Art History)

Organizing Committee

Joško Belamarić (Institute of Art History – Cvito Fisković Centre Split)
Ana Šverko (Institute of Art History – Cvito Fisković Centre Split)
Ana Ćurić (Institute of Art History)


We welcome proposals for 20-minute papers. The proposals consisting of a 250-word abstract and 1-page CV should be sent via email as a pdf attachment to by 22 April 2019.

Important dates

Registration by 22 April 2019
Notification of acceptance 22 April 2019
Conference day 20 June 2019

Important Information

Registration will take place on the evening of the 19th of June, the closing address will take place on the 22th of June, and the hosts will organise coffee and refreshments for the conference participants during breaks.

The organisers do not cover travel and accommodation costs. The organisers can help participants to find reasonably-priced accommodation in the historical city centre.

Conference languages: English and Croatian

The duration of a spoken contribution should not exceed 20 minutes.

Contributions will be divided into sections according to topics.

Each section will be followed by discussion.

Selected papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Please send final written version by 20 September 2019.


Image credits: Georg Niemann, Cut view through the Mausoleum, Der Palast Diokletians in Spalato, Vienna 1910, pl. 13


Contact person: Ana Šverko

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