Tag: Conferences and Symposia

Call for Papers: The World and World-Making in Art: Connectivities and Difference (Canberra 2011)

The World and World-Making in Art: Connectivities and Differences Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia 11-13 August 2011 Deadline: Mar 3, 2011 This international conference coincides with the Humanities Research Centre’s theme for 2011 on ‘The World and World-Making in the Humanities and the Arts’. It complements two further HRC conferences in 2011 on World Literature and World History. The conference will explore a number of key issues in art discourses today and also address a central concern of the HRC’s theme in invoking the idea of world-making beyond cultural divides and instead, speaking ‘to a domain of human connectivity’. We seek to explore the significance of connectivities and differences in the field of art: its practices, histories, institutions, inclusions and exclusions, ethical concerns and theoretical and methodological approaches under the overarching theme of ‘the World and World-Making’. While much of the focus of the conference will inevitably be on…

Call for Papers: International Conference on Arts, Ideas, and the Baroque

Call for Papers International Conference on Arts, Ideas, and the Baroque Hosted by the Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas, McGill University in collaboration with the Montréal Baroque Festival 24-26 June 2011 2011 Theme: Deadly Sins This conference seeks to examine the ‘baroque’ in the early modern world as well as its echoes and resonances across time. Defined differently by different academic traditions, the notion of the baroque remains a point of reference as well as contention, and a signifier of cultural legacy as well as innovation – as in the notion of the ‘neo-baroque’. We propose to investigate the rich artefacts, representations, and influence of the era—particularly around the theme of Deadly Sins (also the theme of the 2011 Montréal Baroque Festival to be held in conjunction with this conference). We invite papers which address interdisciplinary scholarship and…

Call for Papers: Emotions in the Medieval and Early Modern World

Emotions in the Medieval and Early Modern World A Conference of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, UWA Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies and Perth Medieval and Early Renaissance Group University of Western Australia, 9th – 11th June, 2011 Call for Papers This conference will explore the subject of emotions in the medieval and early modern world, c.500-1800, across a range of disciplines. Within the field, paper proposals from any relevant areas of study are welcome. Possible approaches and themes may include: The theory of pre-modern emotions; Emotions in social and political history; Religion and emotion; Representations in literature, theatre and the arts; Scientific, philosophical and theological understandings; The public performance of emotion; Gender and emotion; Emotion and the body; Policing and punishing emotion; Disordered emotions, and related themes The confirmed plenary speakers are…

Call for Papers: Norbert Elias, Emotional Styles, and Historical Change

Norbert Elias, Emotional Styles, and Historical Change An Interdisciplinary Collaboratory at the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, Change Program University of Adelaide 14-15 June, 2011 This will be an international Collaboratory on the historical development of emotional styles in Europe and North America from medieval times to the present. The meeting will focus on the seminal ideas of the sociologist Norbert Elias about changes in emotions and society in his The Civilising Process (1939) and his work more generally. Contributions are sought from historians, sociologists, cultural theorists and others working in the field of the history of emotions, and may take the form of substantial historical essays or theoretical papers discussing alternative models and interpretations to those of Elias. Besides making substantive contributions to historical knowledge, the Collaboratory will address two important theoretical issues: What are…

Call for Papers and Panels: Symposium – The Right to the City

Call for Papers, Panels and Presentations Symposium – The Right to the City Faculty of Architecture Design and Planning, University of Sydney, Saturday April 9th, 2011 The Right to The City is an exhibition and publishing project cosponsored by Tin Sheds Gallery and Architectural Theory Review. We invite the submission of abstracts proposing papers, panels and creative presentations for a  one-day symposium, investigating connections between art, architecture, planning and activism. The Right to the City takes as its starting point David Harvey’s polemical article, of the same name, that redefined  urban existence as a contested part of modern democracy: ‘The freedom to make and remake our cities and ourselves is, I want to argue, one of the most precious yet most neglected of our human rights’. Given the perilous environmental predicament we find ourselves in, coupled with our intensifying urbanisation,…

Conference: AAANZ Adelaide 2010 – Full Program now available

AAANZ Conference, December 1-4, Adelaide Tradition and Transformation The full program for the AAANZ (Art Association Australia and New Zealand) is now available to download from their website here The program for Wednesday/Thursday is here (pdf) Friday/Saturday here (pdf). The conference covers a wide range of topics, both Australian and International, contemporary and historical from both established and emerging scholars. For details about registration or any other enquiries please see the AAANZ website. The keynote speakers are (full detail here): December 1st 6pm:  Professor Evelyn Welch (Professor of Renaissance Studies and Vice Principal for Research and International Affairs, Queen Mary, University of London) – ‘Copycat Culture: Creating Fashion in Renaissance Europe’ December 2nd 5:30: Professor John Paoletti (Kenan Professor of the Humanities, Emeritus Professor of Art History, Wesleyan University) – ‘Michaelangelo’s David: Naked Men in Piazza’ Friday 3rd 9:15am: Dr…

Call for Papers: Media Art History – Rewire

Call for Papers Media Art History 2011 – Rewire Fourth International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology Liverpool, 28th September – 1st October 2011 Call For Papers now open – Deadline Monday, January 31st 2011 http://www.mediaarthistory.org Host: FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), Liverpool In collaboration with academic partners: Liverpool John Moores University, CRUMB at the University of Sunderland, the Universities of the West of Scotland and Lancaster, and the Database of Virtual Art at the Department for Image Science. Following the success of Media Art History 05 Re:fresh in Banff, Media Art History 07 Re:place in Berlin and Media Art History 09 Re:live in Melbourne, Media Art History 11 Rewire will host three days of keynotes, panels and poster sessions. Media Art History 2011 – Rewire will increase the voltage and ignite key debates…

Symposium: The Lighter Side of the Middle Ages (ANU)

The Lighter Side of the Middle Ages Symposium, Australian National University, Canberra An interdisciplinary symposium to celebrate the launch of Chaucer’s Landscapes, a collection of essays by renowned medievalist Professor Ralph W.V. Elliot. It was not all plague and penury in the Middle Ages Some of them were having a very good time. The full program is below or can be viewed with full abstracts here (pdf) There is no registration fee for the symposium, but for catering purposes please send an email by Wednesday 24th November to confirm that you are attending this event. The launch of Professor Elliott’s book will be held at 6:00pm in the Common Room, University House, ANU on Thursday 25th November, followed by a symposium dinner in the Fellows’ Bar and Cafe. Please email attendances for the launch and dinner. Email and enquiries Dr…

Call for Papers: Times excesses – International conference on time in music, literature and art

Time’s excesses in music, literature and art Université de Caen Basse-Normandie This international conference is intended to explore how time may be represented aesthetically in excessive, eccentric and unthinkable ways. Art appears to have found a means of getting around time’s dilemmas by depicting it as irrational or portraying the impossibility of getting a firm grasp of it. In art, time has long been shaped as something out of proportion, excessive, or even violent, which is evidenced by works such as Saturn Devouring his Son. On the one hand, papers may address any aspect of excesses in representing time. Possible contributions could be connected to works that magnify time phenomena and exploit the extremities of time experience. Submissions could focus either on the aesthetics of enlargement, predicated on speed, frequency, and length, or, conversely, on the aesthetics of miniaturization or…

Call for Papers – Portraiture: Mobilsation and Consolidation (Marburg, June 2011)

Call for Papers Portraiture: Mobilization and Consolidation Marburg, June 23-25, 2011 Organizers: Eva Krems, Institute of Art History, University of Marburg (krems@staff.uni-marburg.de) Sigrid Ruby, Institute of Art History, University of Giessen (sigrid.ruby@geschichte.uni-giessen.de) The conference shall address a pivotal issue of Early Modern portraiture: Its importance as a means of social interaction, differentiated according to usage and function, which in turn determine the visual appearance and material condition of the portrait(s) in question. Portraits generate images of individuals and groups, they consolidate social hierarchies, bring order to cultural and political networks, and they construct personal as well as collective pasts. These are crucial aspects of Early Modern portraiture or – as we call it – ‘portrait culture’. Our conference does not focus on problems of the genre that are usually examined: Neither will questions of likeness be in the foreground, nor…

Call for Papers – Exploring Empire: Sir Joseph Banks, India, and the ‘Great Pacific Ocean’: Science, Travel, Trade, Literature, and Culture, 1768–1820

Call for Papers Exploring Empire: Sir Joseph Banks, India, and the ‘Great Pacific Ocean’: Science, Travel, Trade, Literature, and Culture, 1768–1820 National Maritime Museum, Greenwich (London), 24-25 June 2011 Proposals due 1 November 2010 Plenary speakers: Professor Simon Schaffer (University of Cambridge) and Dr Jeremy Coote (Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford) In 1768, Sir Joseph Banks sailed around the world with Captain Cook and in doing so inaugurated a new era in British exploration, empire and science. As a botanist, man of science, adviser of the monarch and of ministers, and as President of the Royal Society, Banks became a central figure in the expansion in discovery and settlement that took place in the Indo-Pacific region from 1768 to 1820. Through his correspondence with fellow men of science and with government agents, Banks promoted the exchange of knowledge about…

Call for Papers – AAH Annual Conference, 2011, Coventry (UK)

Call for Papers 37th AAH (Association of Art Historians) Annual Conference 31 March– 2 April 2011, University of Warwick, Coventry The 2011 Annual Conference showcases the diversity and richness of art history in the UK and elsewhere over an extensive chronological range from ancient to contemporary (with a healthy dose in the middle). Sessions are geographically inclusive of Western Europe and the Americas, the Middle East, and Asia. A full range of methodologies is on offer, ranging from object-based studies, socio-historical analyses, theoretical discourses, visual culture of the moving image, exhibition cultures and display. The sessions reflect the composition of our wide constituency – independent or academic researchers (including students), museum curators and teachers. Plenary Speakers Professor Horst Bredekamp, Humboldt University and Permanent Fellow of the Institute of Advances Studies, Berlin Professor Patricia Rubin, Institute of Fine Arts, New York…

Photography Symposium: Stormy Weather – NGV

NGV Public Programs presents Photography Symposium: Stormy Weather Sat 25 Sep, 10am-1.30pm The NGV is holding a a stimulating and informative symposium to mark the opening of the new photography exhibition Stormy Weather. Several of the artists included in the exhibition will present talks in which they discuss their working methods and how the Australian environment has influenced  their practice. Introduction: Dr Isobel Crombie, Senior Curator, Photography, NGV Speakers: Anne Ferran, Jill Orr, Harry Nankin, Sir Hayes, exhibiting artists Cost: $42 Adult/ $40 NGV Member / $39 Concession and Students (Includes morning tea. Bookings essential Venue: Theatre, NGV Australia (Federation Square) For Bookings phone 8662 1555, 10am-5pm daily (Event Code P10113). Exhibition Description – Open 24 September to 20 March 2011. Stormy Weather: Contemporary Landscape Photography Stormy Weather charts some contemporary approaches to the landscape through the work of eleven…

Conference ‘Courage and Cowardice’ Australian Early Medieval Association

Australian Early Medieval Association ‘Courage and Cowardice’ Seventh Annual Conference, Thursday 18 to Friday 19 November 2010, The University of Western Australia AEMA’s seventh annual conference will be held from 18-19 November 2010 at the Old Senate Room, Irwin Street Building, The University of Western Australia. This symposium will explore the subject of courage and cowardice in the early medieval world, c.300-1100, across a range of disciplines. Conference Convenor:  Shane McLeod, University of Western Australia – conference@aema.net.au. Plenary Speakers Professor Andrew Lynch, Director of the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, The University of Western Australia. Dr Stefano Carboni, Director of the Art Gallery of Western Australia (Islamic art specialist). Free Public Lecture Dr Jane Hawkes (The University of York)- ‘Framing the Image: Anglo-Saxon Sculpture and the Early Christian Icon’ Joint AEMA/UWA lecture at UWA at 7:30 pm on…

Museums Australia National Conference ‘Interesting Times: New roles for collections’

Museums Australia National Conference ‘Interesting Times: New roles for collections’ Dates: 28th September – 2nd October. Venue: The Conference will be hosted by the University of Melbourne on its Parkville campus. Conference Website: http://www.ma2010.com.au/ The Conference Program, is based on the theme Interesting times: New roles for collections, and the sub-themes below. Conference themes Collections for communities: Using collections to tell the stories of all our communities. Includes use of collections to strengthen indigenous communities Collections for cultural diplomacy: The role of collections in international and local diplomacy (including touring exhibitions, repatriation and restitution issues) Collections and commerce: Leveraging collections to create revenue streams and support (e.g. sponsorship, friends groups, retail, catering, commercial marketing, intellectual property) Collections in peril: War, terrorism, financial crisis, natural disasters Interpreting and showcasing collections (through exhibition design, building architecture, new technologies) Communicating collections: Understanding, researching…