CFP: Art & Medium(s) in Contemporary History of Art (Bogota, 24-26 Oct 18)


Universidad de Los Andes
October 24 – 26, 2018

Deadline: Jun 30, 2018

VIII Art History Symposium, Art History Department at Universidad de Los Andes

Keynote speakers: Carol Armstrong (Yale University),  Andrew Uroskie (Stony Brook University)

Video, photography, and cinema have played key roles for identifying the challenges and prospects of twenty-first century history of art, regarding how to question, critically reformulate, and overcome modernist notions and models of medium specificity. They have also helped to enrich both inter/transdisciplinary approaches in the contemporary history of art and our understanding of art produced in different mediums, before and after modern times. In this direction, the VIII Art History Symposium at the Universidad de los Andes invites proposals for individual papers discussing and examining some of the methodological, analytical or theoretical new challenges and prospects for the discipline concerning the relationship between art and mediums in art works (in a wide sense of the term) produced in any time, place, and medium(s). Papers may include responses to, but are by no means limited by the following approaches. Continue reading “CFP: Art & Medium(s) in Contemporary History of Art (Bogota, 24-26 Oct 18)”

CFP: Embodying Value (RSA, Toronto, 17-19 Mar 19)

CFP:  Panel at RSA 2019 (Toronto, 17-19 Mar 19)

Embodying Value: Representing Money in the Early Modern Period

Deadline: July 16, 2018

Joanna Woodall and Natasha Seaman, co-organizers

As media of exchange, coins were essential to trade and economic development in the early modern period. Their double-sided form and the precious materials from which they were made had deep resonance in European culture and beyond. The efficacy of coins depended on faith in their inherent value, yet they were subject to debasement and counterfeiting.  This session seeks papers that explore the signifying potential of money in works of art and how abstract concepts of value intersect with and are figured in material and monetary forms. While the art market may have some relevance to this subject, papers selected will have as their primary focus the particular character of coins and other means of exchange as physical and semiotic entities, money as it appears within images and texts, and how concepts of money and currency can inform our understanding of works of art in this period. Continue reading “CFP: Embodying Value (RSA, Toronto, 17-19 Mar 19)”

Call for Papers: Material Culture and the Domestic Interior (RSA, March 17-19 2019)

Call for Papers
Material Culture and the Domestic Interior: New Questions, New Approaches

Renaissance Society of America Conference, Toronto, 17-19 March 2019

Organizers: Erin J. Campbell (University of Victoria, BC) and Maria DePrano (University of California, Merced)

While examinations of the Early Modern home flourished in the early twentieth century with works such as Paul Schubring’s on cassoni, the At Home in Renaissance Italy exhibition, which opened at the Victoria and Albert Museum in fall 2006, was a watershed for the examination of material culture. This was followed by the Art and Love in Renaissance Italy exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2008. These exhibitions both responded to a growing interest in material culture and inspired additional studies. Scholars have approached the domestic interior and material culture from diverse directions examining particular rooms, religious communities, types of furnishings, and private homes in major cities. What has been learned in the decade since the groundswell of research around At Home in Renaissance Italy? Continue reading “Call for Papers: Material Culture and the Domestic Interior (RSA, March 17-19 2019)”

CFP: The Exhibition: Histories, Practices and Politics (Revista de História da Arte 2019)


will be the next issue of Revista de História da Arte (IHA-FCSH-NOVA)

Deadline: Jul 31, 2018

Exhibitions have become, at least since the 1990s, particularly attractive case studies to museologists, cultural researchers and art historians. The growing interest in the history and theory of exhibitions has promoted a relevant national and international discussion, fruitfully crossing academic, artistic and museological contexts. Within the frame of museum studies, the specific field of exhibitions histories is still expanding, also challenging and reshaping important art historical frontiers and methodologies. At the same time, museums are critically re-evaluating their exhibitionary heritage in an unprecedented way: projects like multimedia archives, catalogues raisonés of exhibitions, virtual and physical restaging of exhibitions, etc., promote particular forms of disseminating, documenting and recovering the histories and memories of meaningful exhibition events.

Such wide and complex movement of “remembering exhibitions,” to use Reesa Greenberg’s words, demonstrates how the exhibition is defining a rich and manifold field of inquiry and research. Thus, a comprehensive investigation of exhibitions and their impacts proves necessary, given that the analysis of exhibitions’ histories, images, critiques, voices and circulations can importantly contribute to broadening the grounds of museum studies, art history, visual theory, cultural studies, photographic history, intermedial and digital cultures. Continue reading “CFP: The Exhibition: Histories, Practices and Politics (Revista de História da Arte 2019)”

CFP: New Dialogues in Art History (London, 26 Sep 18)

The Warburg Institute
September 26, 2018
Deadline: Jun 29, 2018


Call for Papers for Postgraduate students

New Dialogues in Art History at The Warburg Institute

Art history has been at the heart of The Warburg Institute since its foundation. Countless PhD theses have been researched and written using the unique Warburg Library and Photographic Collection. Discussion among peers studying at, or visiting, the Institute has in turn generated some of the most ground breaking ideas in art history of the past century. The dynamic between study resource and meeting-point has ensured The Warburg’s longstanding reputation as the pre-eminent centre for art historical research in the world.

‘New Dialogues in Art History’ was founded in October 2017 to continue this tradition among the next generation of art historians who use The Warburg and its resources for their doctoral research. Continue reading “CFP: New Dialogues in Art History (London, 26 Sep 18)”

CFP: Exhibiting (and) History (Rome, 6-7 Dec 18)

Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History
6 – 7 December, 2018

Deadline: Aug 31, 2018

Exhibiting (and) History

Concept and organization: Maria Bremer, PhD (Bibliotheca Hertziana)

The Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History invites paper proposals for the workshop “Exhibiting (and) History,” organized in the context of the research initiative Rome Contemporary. The aim of the workshop is to develop new perspectives on the relationship between exhibition practice and history from 1960 to the present. Striving for an expanded notion of exhibiting as entangled in and impacting the historical conditions of its time, we seek to re-examine the ways in which art historical research can contribute to the broader field of exhibition studies.

Stemming from the Latin verb exhibere (ex, “out” + habere, “to hold”), literally “hold out, hold forth,” “to show, display, present,” exhibiting has long been considered a practice of deactivation, suspending and reconfiguring the practical use of its objects for aesthetic contemplation. Yet, especially since the 1960s, as the understanding of art has been expanded to include artistic practices beyond art objects, exhibitions too experienced significant transformations. Continue reading “CFP: Exhibiting (and) History (Rome, 6-7 Dec 18)”

CFP: In Search of Global Impact of Asian Aesthetics (Delaware, Oct 11-12, 2018)

Call for Applications (due June 8, 2018)

In Search of Global Impact of Asian Aesthetics on American Art and Material Culture

International Graduate Students Workshop (October 11-12, 2018)

The University of Delaware and Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

With the generous support of the Terra Foundation for American Art, the University of Delaware’s Department of Art History and the Winterthur Program of American Material Culture will host a two-day International Graduate Student workshop on October 11 and 12, 2018.  This workshop is part of a series of events in October 2018 to launch the project “In Search of Global Impact of Asian Aesthetics on American Art and Material Culture.” (

We invite graduate students from a variety of fields, from all regions of the world, to submit a short abstract of a dissertation in progress or a project that: 1) redefines the canon of art history, with a focus on the multidirectional impact of Asian aesthetics on American art and material culture, and/or 2) proposes new interpretations of the transcultural and transhistorical flow of aesthetics that not only redefine the geocultural boundaries of Asia and North America, but also rethink methodological formations of aesthetic emergence.

We strongly encourage proposals that consider the flow of global aesthetics beyond the circulation of objects, as well as those that examine “Asia” and “North America” as discursive structures or cultural constructs in connection with other world regions such as Africa, Europe, South America, among others. In sum: How do design ideas, patterns, and aesthetics travel across the globe, even when objects do not? 

To apply, send a short abstract written in English (300-500 words) and a 2-page CV to: “” by June 8, 2018.

Applicants will be notified of decisions by July 8, 2018.  Successful applicants will be invited to submit a dissertation chapter or excerpt, or paper, (9000-10000 words), to be pre-circulated and read before the workshop.  Official respondents are: Partha Mitter (Sussex, emeritus), Dorothy Ko (Barnard/Columbia), Lee Glazer (Freer/Sackler Galleries), Marco Musillo (Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz), with the Terra Foundation’s guest critics: Zhang Gan and Chen Anying (Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua, Beijing), in addition to the faculty workshop advisors from the Department of Art History and the Winterthur Program of the University of Delaware.

Lodging and meals are provided for invited participants throughout the workshop. Applicants seeking travel support should include in the application a letter demonstrating the need and a budget plan. 

In addition to the Terra Foundation, we thank the following organizations for their support: The University of Delaware’s  Office of Graduate and Professional Education and the Center for Material Culture Studies, with grants from the Unidel Foundation and National Endowment for the Humanities.

Vimalin Rujivacarakul
Associate Professor
History of Art and Architecture
Department of Art History
University of Delaware