Appel à communication : « Forum de l’histoire de l’art asiatique » (Zurich, 29-30 mai 2015)

utamaroThe Forum for East Asian Art History is an initiative by junior academics at German-speaking universities. In the first two years (2012 and 2013) the forum was held at the Berlin Free University (Freie Universität Berlin) and in the third year (2014) at Heidelberg University. The fourth forum will take place at the University of Zurich, Switzerland.

The two-day symposium is a platform for scholarly exchange between PhD candidates, post-docs and scientific/research assistants in the field of East Asian Art History and Archaeology (China, Japan, Korea) or related fields. Junior academics are likewise invited to present their research projects at the symposium. In addition to the presentations on specific research topics, the symposium encourages a discussion on methodology and institutional perspectives on East Asian Art History.

Please send your application with an abstract of 300 to 500 words and a short CV (max. 1 page) in German or English to the organization team (

The deadline for submissions is the 1st March, 2015. Presentations should not be longer than 20 minutes. Speakers from the third Forum cannot apply to speak again in the fourth Forum, but may apply as panel chairs. Thank you for your understanding.

Organization team :
Natasha Fischer-Vaidya, Anna Grasskamp, Anna Hagdorn, Franziska Koch, Sabine Schenk, Wibke Schrape, Nora Usanov-Geißler

University of Zurich 
Institute of Art History
Section for East Asian Art History
Gablerstrasse 14
CH-8002 Zurich




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