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: Elegance and Excesses: war, gold and borrowings: architecture in the 1860s in New Zealand

Elegance and Excesses: war, gold and borrowings: architecture in the 1860s Date: Friday 3rd December 2010 Venue: School of Architecture, Victoria University, Wellington Convener: Christine McCarthy (christine.mccarthy@vuw.ac.nz) Call for Papers Abstracts due: Monday 30th August 2010 The 1860s were an eventful time for architecture in New Zealand. On the eve of the decade, in 1859, William Mason became the first person to be a registered architect in New Zealand. The scene was thus set for the English idea of architecture as a profession to more substantially impact on our land. From the decade’s beginning were the start of civil wars and the discovery of gold, with New Zealand’s first major gold rush in Otago. It was war and gold which crudely distinguished the decade’s histories of the North Island and South Islands. Papers (15-20 min) presenting new research which examines…

Call for Papers: 'Perspectives on public space in Rome, from antiquity to the present day'

Perspectives on public space in Rome, from antiquity to the present day Biennial of Public Space Italian National Institute for Urban Planners (INU) Ex-Slaughterhouse in Testaccio Rome, Italy – May 13-14, 2011 Please direct all enquiries to the organisers – Gregory Smith gos2@cornell.edu Cornell in Rome and Jan Gadeyne jg385@cornell.edu Cornell in Rome Website: http://www.biennalespaziopubblico.it/en/ The conference is an integral part of the three-day Biennial of Public Space organized by the Italian National Institute for Urban Planners (INU). It wishes to bring together various perspectives on public space in the city of Rome pertaining to any historical period. The aim of the conference is to open debate on the notion of public space across time, interpreted as a fluid concept having architectural, institutional, political, social, religious, phenomenological, and artistic relevance. These suggestions are by no means exhaustive, and wish simply…

Call for sessions: European Architectural History Network (Brussels 2012)

Call for sessions: European Architectural History Network (Brussels 2012) Please direct all enquiries to EAHN: http://www.eahn.org/ The main purpose of the meeting is to map the general state of research in disciplines related to the built environment, to promote discussion of current themes and concerns, and to foster new directions for research in the field. Session proposals are intended to cover different periods in the history of architecture and different approaches to the built environment, including landscape and urban history. Parallel sessions will consist of either five papers or four papers and a respondent, with time for dialogue and questions at the end. In addition, a limited number of roundtable debates addressing burning issues in the field will also take place at the meeting. Proposals are sought for roundtable debates that re-map, re-define, and outline the current discipline. They will…

Call for papers: 'Palinsesti Contemporary Italian Art Online Journal

“Palinsesti”. Contemporary Italian Art On-line Journal www.palinsesti.net The Editors invite submission of an abstract of 500 words to: cfp@palinsesti.net Deadline 31th September 2010. First issue will be published in Winter 2011. Palinsesti is a peer-reviewed publication dedicated to historical studies concerning Italian Art since 1960. The editors invite contributors to submit articles for its first thematic issue: “A new methodology for the Sixties?” Did the art of the Sixties effectively introduce innovations to such a point that suggests the need to revise and adapt historical methodology according to these new objects of study (the artworks)? Is it still possible to study and analyse these artworks as a corpus comparable to the past artworks? The issue will be focused on four main points (see below):

Call for Papers: American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

42nd ASECS Annual Meeting March 17 – 20, 2011, Vancouver, BC Proposals for papers should be sent directly to the seminar chairs no later than 15 September 2010. Please include your telephone and fax numbers and e-mail address. You should also let the session chair know of any audio-visual needs and special scheduling requests. We actively encourage presentations by younger and untenured scholars. There are a selection of panels of interest to art historians detailed below for full details of all panels and how to submit a paper please see the ASECS website http://asecs.press.jhu.edu/ Panels of interest to art historians include:

Call for Papers: AAANZ Conference ‘Tradition and Transformation’

Tradition and Transformation – AAANZ Conference 2010 1-3 December – University of Adelaide, University of South Australia and Art Gallery of South Australia Proposals for papers for the 2010 AANZ conference are now being called for. Deadline for submissions: Friday 13 August 2010. AAANZ website – http://www.aaanz.info/ This year’s AAANZ conference will be held from 1–3 December 2010, that is Wednesday to Friday, with a late afternoon start, keynote speaker and drinks on the Wednesday, and the papers on the Thursday and the Friday. A range of university and gallery partners will come together to deliver another very exciting conference. A post-graduate training day will be held on the 1st. It is important that members alert their students to this important teaching and learning opportunity which will include international speakers. Dr Pamela Zeplin co-ordinates this part of the programme. You…

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…