Call for Papers: Consumption and Art

Deadline for Submission: April 20, 2010 This panel explores consumption as it relates to art and visual culture. Papers may deal with consumption as a subject matter and/or consumption as a dominant ideological paradigm within specific historical/cultural contexts. Papers may also address the ways in which consumption, in both practice and theory, shapes identities and transgresses or reinforces boundaries of many kinds; including but not limited to those that are geographical, political, social, and historical. Consumption could also be discussed in terms of the making, exhibiting, and viewing of fine art and other types of images, objects, and/or spaces. Submissions that question the impact that consumption has upon the environment and upon one’s sense of self and place are especially welcome, as are papers that explore the relationship between advertising and art. While all media, genres and time periods will…

CFP Images at Work: Image and Efficacy from Antiquity to the Rise of Modernity

Conference – Images at Work: Image and Efficacy from Antiquity to the Rise of Modernity. Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, Max-Planck-Institut 30 September – 2 October 2010 According to legend, Virgil made a fly out of bronze and placed it above the gates of Naples.  The sole purpose of the bronze fly was to prevent other flies from entering the city.  The conference Images at Work will set out to explore the intention, function, and reception of images like Virgil’s fly: images made to influence the natural world. We seek to examine the theories behind the construction of these operative images, to interrogate how the production of apotropaic images related to the production of Art, and to question how the manufacture of such working images interacted with the production of other types of mechanical apparatus. In contrast to religious miracle-working images…

Call for Papers – Journal of Art History and Theory

rebus | journal of art history & theory Call for papers – 5000 to 7000 word essay contributions from postgraduate students and recently graduated PhDs on any aspect of photography from the disciplines of art history, art criticism, visual culture, film  and media studies, and aesthetics for the Summer 2010 issue. The deadline for submission is April 30. rebus is the postgraduate journal of the Department of Art History and Theory at the University of Essex launched in Spring 2008.  Founded and edited by postgraduate students of the department, the journal publishes peer reviewed papers that present new research and fresh perspectives on art and its histories as well as related aspects of cultural theory. For more details and notes for contributors, please visit our website at or email us at

New Perspectives on Cubism & Australian Art

New Perspectives on Cubism & Australian Art A forum, co-presented by Heide Museum of Modern Art and the University of Melbourne, to critically discuss the exhibition Cubism & Australian Art. Time: Monday 29 March 2010, 5:30pm – 8pm Cost: FREE (discounted exhibition admission available when booking) Venue: Laby Theatre, David Caro Building, University of Melbourne Bookings: 9850 1500 PDF flyer Speakers · Associate Professor Rex Butler, School of English, Media Studies and Art History, University of Queensland · Dr Ann Stephen, Senior Curator, University of Sydney Art Gallery and Art Collection · Dr Anthony White, Lecturer, School of Culture & Communication, University of Melbourne · Sue Cramer and Lesley Harding, Curators, Cubism & Australian Art, Heide Museum of Modern Art Chaired by Associate Professor Alison Inglis, School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne. Sue Cramer and Lesley Harding –…

New Book ‘The Possessions of a Cardinal Politics, Piety, and Art, 1450–1700′

The Possessions of a Cardinal: Politics, Piety, and Art, 1450–1700 Edited by Mary Hollingsworth and Carol M. Richardson Cardinals occupied a unique place in the world of early modern Europe, their distinctive red hats the visible signs not only of impressive careers at the highest rank the pope could bestow, but also of their high social status and political influence on an international scale. Appointed for life, these princes of the Church played a key role in the dramatic events during a period in which both the power and the authority of the papacy were challenged. Cardinals crossed the ambiguous boundaries then existing between religious and secular power. Granted unparalleled access to Church and private property, they spent considerable time, money, and effort on making the best collections of art and antiquities. Some commissioned artworks in churches that advertised their…

Fresh Voices at the NGV – Dosso Dossi’s ‘Lucrezia Borgia’

Jenni Walker (Graduate Student in the Faculty of the VCA and Music, The University of Melbourne) will talk about issues of attribution and recent discoveries relating to Dosso Dossi’s portrait Lucrezia Borgia, Ducchess of Ferrara, c. 1518. All Welcome Cost: Free. Date: Friday 26th March, 12:30pm Venue: NGV International – meet at Information Desk, Ground Level, NGV International, 180 St Kilda Rd.

Call for Papers – Early Modern Exclusions

Interdisciplinary Conference N.B. The conference organisers have indicated that they are keen to attract art history papers for this conference. Full details below. Date: 14 September 2010 Venue: University of Portsmouth, UK Keynote speaker: Dr Naomi Tadmor (University of Sussex) The Centre for Studies in Literature (CSL) and the Centre European and International Studies Research (CEISR) at the University of Portsmouth are pleased to announce a one-day, multi-disciplinary conference on “Early Modern Exclusions” to be held on September 14, 2010. This one-day conference develops out of, and responds to, research into the history and representation of the kinship, amity and community during the Early Modern Period that has been accumulating steadily over recent decades. We hope to promote a reassessment of this body of work and to develop new lines of enquiry into the implied exclusions that result from or…

Tables of Contents of open access art history journals

There is a blog that tracks the Tables of Contents of online, open access art history journals. The author of the site state that: The aim of this blog is to collect the TOCs of new issues of open access journals in the field of art history. “Art history” is conceived here in a rather narrow sense. Although the header contains tabs like “Contemporary Art & Theory” or “Architecture” too, a comprehensive outlook on these fields is not intended. Periodicals of related disciplines are evaluated only if they have some art historical material too, this may however change in the future. You can visit the site here and subscribe to its feed, you can also follow it on twitter.

Bibliography of the History of Art to cease at the end of March

It appears that the Bibliography of the History of Art is to fold at the end of this month due to cost cutting at the Getty. The Cornell University Library reports that: For a number of years, the Getty Research Institute has maintained the database, Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA). Cornell has been able to license access to that database via OCLC’s First Search platform. Due to the economic crisis, the Getty took the radical step last summer of declining to continue the BHA. On Friday, March 5, we received notification that our licensed access to the BHA will continue through March 31, 2010. The BHA is the decisive periodical citation index for art history scholarship, and this is certainly a very unfortunate decision. Many of us had been holding out hope that another entity would be willing…

Propose a Paper or Presentation for the 2011 CAA Annual Conference

Deadline for proposals: May 3, 2010. The 99th Annual College Art Association Conference in New York—which kicks off CAA’s centennial year—takes place February 9–12, 2011. CAA and session chairs invite your participation: please follow the instructions in the booklet (pdf) on their website to submit a proposal for a paper. This publication also includes a call for Poster Session proposals and describes the Open Forms sessions. In addition to attending and participating in the wide-ranging panels on art history, studio art, contemporary issues, and professional and educational practices, CAA expects participation from many area schools, museums, galleries, and other art institutions. The Hilton New York is the conference hotel, holding most sessions and panels, Career Services and the Book and Trade Fair, receptions and special events, and more.