Category: Calls for Papers

Calls for Papers for conference, symposia and publications. Includes both Australian and International events and publications. We welcome submissions in this category, but they must be art or art history related. See ‘Contact Us’ for details on how to submit a CFP.

Call for Papers | Comité international d’histoire de l’art (CIHA) Colloquium in New Delhi November 2018

Comité international d’histoire de l’art (CIHA) | Colloquium in New Delhi – 28th-30th november 2018 Website: http://cihaindia2018.in/ Deadline: 7 May 2018 ART, DESIGN & SOCIETY Art and design are intrinsic to all forms with aesthetic value. In the modern world, the dichotomy between art and design was created by the socio-political and economic changes that were brought about by the industrial revolution and colonization. This has led to the paradoxical paradigm wherein the utilitarian designs of the past are perceived as art in the present and are displayed in museum spaces. In countries like India, art institutions are products of colonialism which aimed at instilling western values leading to the collapse of traditional structures of art creation, dissemination and consumption. The living traditions of indigenous, popular and ritual art which formed the major corpus of artistic production in societies worldwide…

Call for Papers and Performances – The Magic Lantern in Australia and the World: An Interdisciplinary Conference | Canberra, September 2018

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: 30 MARCH 2018 4-6 September 2018 | ANU School of Art & Design, Canberra Contact: elisa.decourcy@anu.edu.au Affect / Animation / Aparatuses & Technology /  Cinema / Digital Humanities /Entertainment / Evangelism / Exploration / Globalisation & Trade / Heritage Studies Media Archaeology / Performance & Reenactment / Photography / Illusion, Optics & Phantasmagoria / Science Communication / Missionary Histories From its development in the colonial period, to its echoes in today’s multimedia spaces, the magic lantern, along with its thousands of photographic and hand-painted slides, has had a pervasive and lasting impact on visual culture. Historians are just discovering its powerful presence in entertainment, education, science, religion, politics and advertising. Galleries, libraries and archives are uncovering untouched caches of slides in their collections. And artists and performers are rekindling the ‘magic’ of the technology. The Australian Research…

Call for papers: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art, Issue 2, 2018

Due to high demand, we’re pleased to announce that we will be publishing a second open issue of the Australian & New Zealand Journal of Art in 2018. Issue 2 for 2018 will be edited by Associate Professor Ann Elias, History and Theory of Contemporary Global Art, and Dr Stephen H. Whiteman, Senior Lecturer in Asian Art, both of the Department of Art History at the University of Sydney. The editors seek research papers that engage with critical debates and scholarly frameworks across art-historical and theoretical enquiry within local and global contexts, plus review essays evaluating publications and exhibitions. Articles must be between 5,000 and 7,000 words (including endnotes) and should be suitable for a scholarly peer-reviewed journal. See the ANZJA submission guidelines here for further details. Submissions not conforming to the guidelines will not be considered. Papers, biographical information…

Call for Papers | Making Art (History) since John Berger (Lausanne, 11-12 Oct 2018)

Lausanne, Swiss Institute for Art Research (SIK-ISEA), October 11 – 12, 2018 Deadline: Feb 15, 2018 From B to X. Making Art (History) since John Berger International symposium organised by the Swiss Institute for Art Research (SIK-ISEA, Lausanne and Zurich), the Musée de l’Elysée (Lausanne), and the Universität Bern The first episode of Ways of Seeing, the 1970s television series broadcast by the BBC, opens with a long take in which the presenter, British writer, artist, and art critic John Berger (1926-2017), cuts up Venus and Mars (1483), a painting by Sandro Botticelli that is housed at the National Gallery in London. In the very opening images of the film Berger cuts out the head of Venus and later lays it out flat on a stack of photographic prints. Surprising, worthy of a vandal, and unexpected within the context of the museum,…

CFP | Risk Anything!’: Modernist Women between Centre and Periphery | UNSW April 2018

A symposium presented by the Australasian Modernist Studies Network Friday 6 April 2018, University of New South Wales Keynote: A/Prof Natalya Lusty (The University of Sydney) “Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.” The peripatetic New Zealand modernist Katherine Mansfield wrote these words towards the end of her life, urging herself to be courageous, to pursue her creative convictions. Mansfield’s approach to life and work is an example of the countless creative women who embraced, employed and drove the modernist cultural experiment. Nearly a century later, our own era is equally defined by contingency and risk, offering a unique opportunity to reflect on the history and legacies of creative behaviour that defines itself in terms of risk. We invite…

Call for Papers | Frenemies: Friendship, Enmity and Rivalry in British art 1769-2018 | Paul Mellon Centre

An International Conference, 19th – 20th July 2018, Paul Mellon Centre Website: http://www.paul-mellon-centre.ac.uk/whats-on/forthcoming/frenemies Deadline 5pm 14 December 2017 From the earliest histories of art, the friendships and rivalries of artists have been the subject of anecdote and gossip. For that reason they have been associated with the popular storylines of art, rather than with the scholarly discourse of art history. However, the wide-ranging re-evaluation of affect and emotion that is taking place in the humanities, and the increasing recognition of a synchronic, network model of understanding rather than a diachronic, emulative one in art history, have served to suggest that artistic friendships and rivalries are key agents in the production and reception of works of art. This methodological shift has helped art historians perceive the significance of interpersonal relationships to art-making. It has drawn attention to the sociability of artists, and…

Call for Papers | Perspective: actualité en histoire de l’art – ‘Destroying’

The next issue of the journal Perspective: actualité en histoire de l’art will focus on the theme “destroying”. It will open the exploration to all fields concerned by this notion that transcends geographical, historical and cultural boundaries. In the artistic field, the destruction concerns just as much the reception as the creation of the art. This call for contribution intends to create a set of proposals exploring the proposed theme in its widest range, from monuments and architectural production (“communist monuments”, etc.) to images (icons, etc.), including objects (readymades, self-destructive machines of Jean Tinguely, etc.), even the performances (Les “Colères” d’Arman”, etc.). Perspective wishes to privilege diachronic studies with multiple forms and stakes. The proposals could go from the synthetic article focusing on a particular point of the theme (25,000 signs) to the historiographical assessment of a geographical territory, a singular…

Call for Papers | Liberalism and the Built Environment – Then and Now | University of Queensland, May 2018

University of Queensland, Brisbane, 17-18 May 2018 Conference convenors: Janina Gosseye, Helena Mattsson, John Macarthur, Deborah van der Plaat This conference seeks to explore how concepts of freedom and liberal political and economic theories have intersected with architecture and the built environment from the nineteenth century to the present day.  The popular reaction against ‘neoliberalism’ understood as an economic structure has reignited academic debate as to whether architecture, bound up as it is in real estate speculation and the financing of building, has a capacity for critique. The present socio-political circumstances of architecture, however, ought to be understood in the longer and more varied history of liberalism and architecture’s imbrication with political and economic thought on freedom and the subjects of freedom. We seek contributions that might address, but need not be limited to: nineteenth-century constructions of citizenship in civic…

Call for Session Proposals | SAH 2019 Annual International Conference

Deadline: January 16, 2018, at 5 pm CST Conference Chair: Victoria Young, University of St. Thomas Local Co-Chairs: Dietrich Neumann, Brown University, and Itohan Osayimwese, Brown University The Society of Architectural Historians will offer a total of 36 paper sessions at its 2019 Annual International Conference in Providence, Rhode Island. The Society invites its members, including graduate students and independent scholars, representatives of SAH chapters and partner organizations, to chair a session at the conference. As SAH membership is required to chair or present research at the annual conference, non-members who wish to chair a session will be required to join SAH next August 2018 when conference registration opens for Session Chairs and Speakers. Since the principal purpose of the SAH annual conference is to inform attendees of the general state of research in architectural history and related disciplines, session…

Call for Papers | Artium Quaestiones, issue: Work of Art as a Thing

Deadline: Nov 5, 2017 Artium Quaestiones, issue 29: Work of Art as a Thing After a long period of fascination with semiotics, textuality, visual culture and – generally – with images, since the late 20th century scholars of art have been more and more often focusing on the materiality of an artwork. They tend to think about it as a physical object or – the distinction is of importance here – a thing. This tendency – conspicuous in many academic disciplines – from archeology to philosophy, museum studies, sociology or anthropology – is variously described as a ‘material turn’, ‘return to things’ or ‘thinking through things’. Its premises are related to a special kind of neo-positivist, empirical and science-based scholarly attitude and an attempt to overcome the humanist, anthropocentric orientation onto the world in favour of objects surrounding or rather…

CFP | Architectural Histories: Digital Architectural History (2018)

Deadline: Oct 1, 2017 For a “Special Collection on Digital Architectural History”, Architectural Histories, the open access journal of the EAHN, in collaboration with the Institute for the History and Theory of architecture at the ETH Zürich (gta), seeks proposals for contributions that set a new benchmark in digital publication in the field of the history of architecture and the built environment. The journal intends to offer a platform for articles that explore what a durable and truly digital architectural history could look like. Such history activates various forms of digital visualization, data collection and management, and digital research tools; it questions how these new means affect and shape the work of the historian; and it examines how this work is made available for assessment, consultation and debate. The aim of the issue is to arrive at accessible, sustainable and…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | 18th Augsut 2017

Jobs Australia Professor/Associate Professor & Head of Discipline, Fine Arts, Griffith – deadline 15th September 2017 Fundraising & Development Director, Heide MoMA – deadline 8th September 2017 Programming Communications Coordinator, Regional Arts Victoria – deadline 28th August 2017 Partnerships Coordinator, Regional Arts Victoria – deadline 28th August 2017 History and Heritage Coordinator, Glen Eira City Council – deadline 27th August 2017 International Research Associate in Cultural History, University of Oxford – deadline 14th September 2017 Lecturer in Scottish Visual History, University of Aberdeen – deadline 7th September 2017 Funding and Fellowships Visiting Professor of Australian Studies 2018-19 and/or 2019-20, Centre for Pacific and American Studies, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo – deadline 29th September 2017 Autumn 2017 Paul Mellon Foundation Research and Project Grants (various areas) – deadline 30th September 2017 Calls for Papers ‘Memories of…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | August 11th 2017

Jobs Australia Curator, Collections and Exhibitions Manager, The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne – deadline 13th August 2017 Senior Curator – Public Programs, Australian Centre for the Moving Image – deadline 17th August 2017 Heritage Project Coordinator, Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House – deadline 27th August 2017 Curator, Bendigo Art Gallery – deadline 21st August 2017 Head of Curatorial Projects, The Arts Centre Gold Coast – deadline 5th September 2017 Curator First Peoples Project, Australian National Maritime Museum – deadline 27th August 2017 Assistant Curator, UTS ART, UNiversity of Technology, Sydney – deadline 21st August 2017 International Programme Leader, Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, British Higher School of Art and Design – Moscow, Russia – deadline 28th August 2017 Assistant / Associate-Level Faculty Position in Islam and the Arts, Stanford University – deadline 2nd October 2017 Assistant Professor…

Call for Papers | FRANFEST (Feminist Renewal Art Network) Symposium: Feminism, Art and Activism 40 years | Art Gallery of South Australia

16-17 September 2017 | Art Gallery of South Australia Contemporary feminist practices: 16 September Gender and the Museum: 17 September FRANFest to be held in South Australia, is a month-long, multi-venue event highlighting the work of women (and gender-diverse and non-binary) artists from 25 August-24 September 2017.  The aim of the festival is to survey the history and contemporary practice of art that is aligned with feminist concerns and, where relevant, to acknowledge Adelaide-based developments. FRANFest commemorates an event 40 years ago, The Women’s Show (1977), an Adelaide-based, nation-wide, open-selection exhibition associated with second-wave feminism. The 2-day symposium (16-17 September) is being held in conjunction with the Art Gallery of South Australia, the Australian Institute of Art History and the Fay Gale Centre for Research on Gender, University of Adelaide.   Day 1 (Saturday 16/9) covers contemporary feminist art practices, feminist histories…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | 14th July 2017

Jobs Australia Curator (designated role for Australian First Nations Curator), ACCA, Melbourne – deadline 4th August 2017 Grimwade Collection Curator, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne – deadline 6th August 2017 Curator, Published Collections, Australian War Memorial – deadline 24th July 2017 International Writer in Residence 2018, Victoria University of Wellington (Writers in all areas of literary activity, including drama, fiction and poetry, New Zealand art, biography, history, music, society and culture, are eligible to apply) – deadline 30th September 2017 Postdoctoral Researcher in Tibetan Art, SOAS University of London – deadline 2nd August 2017, “Art Studies” Full-Time Fixed-Term Position (Associate Professor), Ritsumeikan University, Osaka – deadline 20th July 2017 Funding and Awards Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art – deadline 25th October 2017 Postdoctoral Fellowshipship “History of Knowledge” (Lund Univ.) – deadline 15th September 2017…