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: Conference on The Material Imagination from Antiquity to Modernity

The Material Imagination from Antiquity to Modernity 5-6 November 2010 School of Art History, University of St Andrews, Scotland Deadline for proposals: 10 September 2010 As the term materiality gains ever more currency, its critical meaning continues to recede. The purpose of this conference is to investigate an engagement with materials that goes beyond such familiar tropes as ‘conspicuous consumption’ or ‘truth to materials’.  One valuable approach was provided by the philosopher of science Gaston Bachelard (1884-1962), who coined the term ‘the material imagination’ to mean an insight into substance that preceded intellectual apprehension. We now live in a world ruled by the Periodic Table, but Bachelard dwelt on the Aristotelian essence of Nature, the Four Elements and their limitless permutations at the hands of the Four Humours. In terms of artistic practice, the ‘material imagination’ poses the more immediate…

Call for Papers: Italian Studies – New Directions

Italian Studies – New Directions The Australasian Centre for Italian Studies (ACIS) Sixth Biennial Conference The University of Melbourne, Parkville Campus, 13 – 16 July 2011. The 2011 ACIS conference explores the most recent directions taken by the multifarious and interdisciplinary research areas within ‘Italian Studies’ (including Italian literature, history, art history, linguistics, translation studies, migration and border studies, cinema studies, anthropology, sociology). Confirmed speakers include: Prof Margherita Ganeri (Università della Calabria) Prof David Moss (Università degli Studi di Milano) Prof Nerida Newbigin (Sydney University) Prof Gary Radke (Syracuse University) Prof Sharon Wood (University of Leicester) The committee of the 2011 ACIS Conference invites submissions of session proposals for the 2011 Conference. The sessions may be on any of the following areas: Italian language teaching, Linguistics, Migration and border studies, Sociology, Anthropology, History, Literature, Business, Cinema studies, Cultural studies, Translation…

Call For Papers: New Directions in Neo-Impressionism (London, 20 Nov 10)

Call for Papers New Directions in Neo-Impressionism Richmond, the American International University in London, UK Saturday 20 November 2010 Proposals of approx. 250 words due by 1 July to: woloshyn.tania@gmail.com 2010 marks the centenary of the death of Neo-Impressionist Henri-Edmond Cross (1856-1910) as well as the release of a new book of collected essays which re-evaluate the work of Georges Seurat (1859-1891), ‘Seurat Re-Viewed’ (edited by Paul Smith; published by Penn State Press, 2010). It is therefore a fitting time to reconsider the artistic production and contextual themes around Neo-Impressionism, a much maligned movement that has often been described as a series of artistic, political and scientific failures. Its new direction after the death of Seurat in 1891, under the self-declared leadership of Paul Signac (1863-1935), has been posited less as a renewal towards alternative but equally radical luminous experiments…

Call for Papers – IMPACT 7: Intersections and Counterpoints

Call for Papers IMPACT 7: Intersections & Counterpoints Faculty of Art and Design, Monash University 27-30 September, 2011 The conference addresses practitioners, writers, critics, artists, theorists, and others working in the broad fields of print-related research. It aims to provide a platform in which practitioners and researchers can engage in a mutually productive exchange. Media identified by the conference will include but not be limited to: Printmaking, Photography, Graphic Design, Drawing, The Artist’s Book, Text, Animation, Film and Digital Media, Jewellery and Metalsmith, Glass, Ceramic and Textile. Monash University invites artists, curators, print studios, writers, academics, collectors, students and industry to participate in IMPACT 7: Intersections & Counterpoints.  We are calling for: Papers and Themed Panels Individual and Group Exhibitions Academic Poster Presentations Open Portfolios Demonstrations and Workshops Master Classes (to be conducted in collaboration with the Print Council of…

CFP: The Fifth International Conference on Arts in Society, Sydney

The Fifth International Conference on Arts in Society, Sydney July 2010 Deadline: 15 June 2010 The 2010 Conference will be held at the University of Sydney, Sydney College of the Arts, Australia from 22-25 July 2010 alongside the 17th Biennale of Sydney, The Beauty of Distance: Songs of Survival in a Precarious Age. The 2010 Arts Conference will address a range of critically important issues and themes relating to the arts in society. Plenary speakers will include leading thinkers and practitioners in the arts, as well as paper, workshop and colloquium presentations by researchers and practitioners in all fields of artistic engagement. We invite prospective participants to submit a presentation proposal for one of the following parallel session options: a 30-minute paper; a 60-minute workshop; a jointly presented 90-minute colloquium session; or a virtual session. We also encourage innovative presentation…

CFP: The New British Sculpture – Reviewing the persistence of an idea, c.1850-present

The New British Sculpture: Reviewing the persistence of an idea, c.1850-present Henry Moore Institute 18 February 2011 Deadline: 30 June 2010. British sculpture has been frequently singled out as an area of outstanding cultural expertise. Numerous major exhibitions and accompanying catalogues, including British Sculpture in the Twentieth Century (1981), Un Siècle de Sculpture Anglaise (1996) and Sculpture in 20th-Century Britain (2003) have subscribed to the idea of a distinct ‘strand’, ‘school’ or ‘family’ of artistic endeavour. This idea has been presented as having been rejuvenated by a cycle of Oedipal renewal in which successive groups of younger artists have been seen to overthrow the practices of the previous generation. Among British sculpture’s recent enfants terribles are the ‘Young British Artists’ of the 1990s, the ‘New Sculptors’ of the 1980s and the ‘New Generation’ sculptors of the 1960s who ousted such…

CFP: Art on the Street (South Korea)

Call for Papers: Art on the Street The Korean Society of Art Theories, Seoul, KOREA October 24, 2010 We seek to build upon the recent discussion on public art and community by investigating specific examples of the practices of contemporary art inparticular contexts. We pay attention to the way in which the process of creation, perception, and reception of the artwork relates to the formation of a community. We invite papers on mural projects, site-specific urban planning projects, parks, public monuments, and other types of community-oriented projects. Discussions on a project or network of activities that form relationships among participants and a public are also encouraged. At the same time, we hope to explore artistic practices that resist or negotiate in terms of everyday life, localization, globalization, and social and cultural structures. We also encourage papers that revisit the issue…

CFP – Art History's History in Australia and New Zealand

Art History’s History in Australia and New Zealand A joint symposium organised by the University of Melbourne and the Australian and New Zealand Association of Art Historians (AAANZ) The symposium is conceived in conjunction with the residency of Professor Richard Woodfield (University of Glasgow) who will be a visiting international fellow in the Faculty of Arts University of Melbourne from August until October 2010. Richard Woodfield is the editor of a new e-journal on art historiography and a new series of monographs in art historiography. Visit the journal here http://www.gla.ac.uk/departments/arthistoriography The mission statement for this journal states that the editorial board will ignore the disciplinary boundaries imposed by the Anglophone expression ‘art history’ and allow and encourage the full range of enquiry that encompassed the visual arts in its broadest sense as well as topics now falling within archaeology, anthropology,…

West 86th: New Journal of Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture

New Journal: University of Chicago Press and Bard Graduate Center Announce West 86th The University of Chicago Press and the Bard Graduate Center (BGC) have announced a partnership to publish West 86th: A Journal of Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture. The new biannual journal, which takes its name from the BGC’s New York City address, will be an international forum for research exploring the content, meaning, and significance of objects in their cultural and historical frameworks. It replaces Studies in the Decorative Arts, which the BGC had published for 17 years. As with its predecessor, West 86th will maintain the highest standards of scholarship and technical production. It will present an open and interdisciplinary approach, seeking the valuable input of design, art, and architecture historians; scholars of film, fashion, and material culture; as well as archaeologists, sociologists, and…

CFP: Constructing the Discipline – Art History in the UK

The third annual Glasgow Colloquium on Art Historiography will be held in the Institute for Art History of the University of Glasgow 25th – 27th November 2010. Papers lasting 20 minutes are invited on formative moments, movements, institutions and individuals in accordance with the mission statement of the Journal of Art Historiography.  The UK means England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Moments could include significant exhibitions or the creation of the DipAD, with its attendant requirements for art historical instruction. Movements could include the movement of scholars or exchange of ideas, the movement towards new art history and broadening of study to extend out of Europe. Institutions could include the foundation of art history departments or changes in the museum sector. Individuals could include significant scholars who have made an impact on the practice of the discipline. Declarations of interest with…

CFP: Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference in Melbourne – July 2011

La Trobe University, School of Historicaland European Studies. History Program. 14th Australasian David Nicol Smith Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies Melbourne 4 – 8 July 2011 In the heart of the city @ State Library of Victoria and National Gallery of Victoria The conference convenors seek papers, please visit the conference website for further details – http://www.latrobe.edu.au/history/eighteenthcenturyconference.html The Occasion The David Nicol Smith seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies is a long-running quadrennial conference. Over the years, it has spawned many influential publications. We hope our 14th seminar will be the same. Inaugurated and supported by the National Library of Australia, the Nicol Smith is the major Australasian showcase for inter-disciplinary professional and academic discussion on eighteenth-century studies. The conference attracts scholars across all the Humanities’ disciplines of history, literature, art history, and musicology, studies of material culture and anthropology and archaeology. The…

CFP: ‘World, Knowledge, Power. Encyclopaedic pictorial programmes from the thirteenth to the fifteenth century

World, Knowledge, Power. Encyclopaedic pictorial programmes from the thirteenth to the fifteenth century Summer School of the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut 3 – 11 September 2010 Deadline for application: 14 June 2010 Concept and organization: Manuela De Giorgi, Susanne Pollack, Gerhard Wolf Academic guest: Dieter Blume The thirteenth century was a ‘century of encyclopaedias’. Learned compilations of knowledge were then produced, and iconographic programmes formulated, with the claim to present all fields of available knowledge in a comprehensive and systematic way. To be able to present knowledge as ‘Summa’, and represent it in encyclopaedic pictorial  programmes, thematic groups were defined and used in a strikingly constant way; they comprised, for example, such recurrent elements as the planets, the months of the year and the work associated with each, the virtues or the liberal arts. Within this vocabulary uniqueness…

Fifth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices

Deadline 15 April 2010 Fifth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices University of Rome Rome, Italy 2-4 February 2011 www.Design-Conference.com Next year’s conference will be held in Rome, Italy. The Design Conference is a place to explore the meaning and purpose of ‘design’, as well as speaking in grounded ways about the task of design and the use of designed artifacts and processes. The conference is a cross-disciplinary forum that brings together researchers, teachers and practitioners to discuss the nature and future of design. In professional and disciplinary terms, the conference traverses a broad sweep to construct a dialogue which encompasses the perspectives and practices of: anthropology, architecture, art, artificial intelligence, business, cognitive science, communication studies, computer science, cultural studies, design studies, education, e-learning, engineering, ergonomics, fashion, graphic design, history, information systems, industrial design, industrial engineering, instructional design, interior…

CFP: Tangents, interlaces, knots, labyrinths

Closing date for applications: 30 April 2010 LINEA II – Tangents, interlaces, knots, labyrinths. Structure and meaning of lines from antiquity to the contemporary period International Conference organized by Marzia Faietti and Gerhard Wolf 4 – 5 November 2010 The conference is the second meeting of the LINEA Project, which is subdivided into three phases It will discuss fundamental linear structures that correspond to essential elements, iconic or aniconic, of the visual art of various cultures: lines that run parallel to each other, intersect or are interwoven, create labyrinths or indicate the way of escape. The chosen time frame ranges from antiquity to the present day. Not aiming to cover these epochs in a systematic or chronological way, the conference will be constructed on the basis of case studies that may range from Egyptian papyri to the line of Kandinsky…

EMAJ deadline EXTENDED – 15th April 2010

ART HISTORY CALL FOR PAPERS: EMAJ ISSUE 5 2010 www.melbournartjournal.unimelb.edu.au/E-MAJ SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE EXTENDED – NOW 15th April 2010 emaj (electronic Melbourne art journal) is one of the only online, refereed art history journals in Australia. Published annually in association with the University of Melbourne, emaj aims to provide an international forum for the publication of original academic research in all areas and periods of art history. For the 2010 edition of emaj, the editors now seek submissions from researchers investigating the history of art. emaj welcomes monographic articles about specific artists or art collectives as thematic or theoretical analyses of art history from any historical period. Established and emerging researchers working within the fields of art history, architectural history, curatorship, politics and aesthetics, visual culture, philosophy, historiography and museum studies are encouraged to submit. Manuscripts must be submitted by email to…