Appel à communication : « Building Practices in the Pre-Industrial World » (20-22 mars 2015, Philadelphie)

University of Pennsylvania, March 20 – 22, 2015 Deadline-CFP: 15 nov. 2014

buildingAgainst Gravity: Building Practices in the Pre-Industrial World March 20-22, 2015 University of Pennsylvania

Call for Papers

Following on the success of “Masons at Work” (held in spring 2012, and published as, the symposium aims to assemble specialists to examine building practices in the pre-industrial world, with an emphasis on Greek, Roman, Byzantine, medieval, and pre-modern Islamic architecture. In addition to invited speakers, we are soliciting 20-minute papers that examine the problems which pre-modern masons commonly encountered – and the solutions they developed – in the process of design and construction. Evidence may be drawn from a variety of sources, but we encourage studies . . . → En lire plus

Appel à communication : « History of Architectural Historiography » (12-14 juin 2015, Trondheim)

Trondheim, Norway, June 12 – 14, 2015 Deadline-CFP: 7 janv. 2015

ntnuCall for papers History of Architectural Historiography Colloquium, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim

In the beginning was Vasari and in the beginning was Palladio. In his Vite Vasari described the lives of painters, sculptors and architects—the context of architectural creation, one may be tempted to say in our modern idiom. In the fourth book of his I quattro libri Palladio presented extensive comprehensive surveys of Roman temples—his was the first systematic publication of architectural works themselves. Since the Renaissance, the discipline of architectural history has been a combination of both approaches. Some architectural historians have been originally trained as art historians, other as architects, and this . . . → En lire plus

Appel à communication : « The Myth of the Orient. Architecture and Ornament at the time of Orientalism » (12 juin 2015, Oberhofen Castle, Suisse)

The Myth of the Orient. Architecture and Ornament at the time of Orientalism June 12, 2015, Oberhofen Castle (Switzerland)

OberhofencastleCall for Papers Deadline for submission: October 31, 2014

The Oberhofen Castle has one of the most significant Swiss Orientalist interiors: the smoking room (Selamlik) designed in 1855 by the Bernese architect Theodor Zeerleder (1820-1868), inspired by examples of the luxurious palaces in Cairo he discovered during his travels in the East.

In 2015, on the occasion of the 160th anniversary of the Selamlik, the Oberhofen Castle Foundation, in collaboration with the Institute of History of Art of the University of Zürich, will organize an international congress. Untitled “The Myth of the Orient. Architecture and Ornament at the time of Orientalism”, this . . . → En lire plus

Appel à communication : « So-called Waste » (13 février 2015, York)

York, United Kingdom, February 13, 2015 Deadline-CFP: 12 déc. 2014

exces‘So-called waste’: Forms of Excess in Post-1960 Art, Film, and Literature Friday 13 February, 2015 University of York

Deadline for abstracts: 12 December 2014

Visual art, film, and literature since 1960 has been marked by leftovers, repetitions, and time lags, despite emerging in a climate of accelerated technological development and the erasure of leisure time. From artworks that incorporate the trash and detritus of consumerist excess to novels and films that indulge in narrative ‘time-wasting,’ the cultural production of the last fifty years has revelled in the wasteful and excessive. This event asks: what are the aesthetics of excess? What are its material, temporal and figurative manifestations? Is artistic time-wasting . . . → En lire plus

Appel à communication : « Truth Claims » (24 avril 2015, Santa Barbara)

Santa Barbara, California, April 24, 2015 Deadline-CFP: 31 déc. 2014

truthclaimsThe Art History Graduate Student Association 40th Annual Symposium Department of History of Art and Architecture, University of California, Santa Barbara

Truth Claims Friday, April 24th, 2015 Historically, images and objects have been used to make claims of authority and authenticity on behalf of the artist, patron, and even the viewer, a practice that continues to this day. In her 1965 painting, Rhinoceros, done after a newspaper photograph, contemporary artist Vija Celmins makes conscious reference to Albrecht Dürer’s canonical 1515 print of the same subject. Playing with her medium, Celmins manipulates paint to mimic the appearance of a newspaper photograph, presenting her viewer with a representation twice . . . → En lire plus

Appel à communication : « Media Art Histories 2015: Re-Create » (5-8 novembre 2015, Montréal)

Montreal, Canada Deadline-CFP: 7 déc. 2014

RE-CREATE 2015 The 10th anniversary and sixth international conference on the histories of Media, Art Science and Technology

DEADLINE December 7, 2014

recreateHexagram, Concordia University and Université du Québec à Montréal in collaboration with Media@McGill and CIRMMT- McGill Montréal, Canada. 5-8 November 2015 Re-Create CFP Submission:

Re-Create 2015, the sixth international Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology will mark the 10th Anniversary of the Re conference series. Re-Create 2015 is devoted to exploring what theories, methodologies and techniques can be used to understand past, present and indeed, future paradigms of creative material practice involving technologies within research contexts from a historical and critical point of view.

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Appel à communication : « Movement in Medieval Art and Architecture »

Call for Papers: Movement in Medieval Art and Architecture 20th Annual Medieval Postgraduate Student Colloquium London, The Courtauld Institute of Art, 7 February 2015

imagePilgrimage, wars and trade are key components of the Middle Ages and all embody movement. This colloquium aims at exploring the importance of movement in the creative processes of medieval art and architecture. Participants are invited to interpret the notion of movement especially in relation to itinerant artists and workshops, the circulation of artworks and the transmission of ideas. Movement will be questioned as a transformative and creative agent in art, in theory as well as in practice. This theme can be expanded to include both local and trans-cultural outcomes of exchanges, ranging from adoption to compromise . . . → En lire plus

Appel à communication : « Alternative Markets and Visual Culture in Eighteenth-Century France » (Session at ISECS 2015 Rotterdam, 26-31 juillet 2015)

Rotterdam, July 26 – 31, 2015 Deadline-CFP: 12 janv. 2015

Call for papers ISECS 2015 – SIEDS 2015 14th International Congress for Eighteenth-Century Studies

marketsPanel: Alternative Markets and Visual Culture in Eighteenth-Century France

We are seeking papers for our panel at the 2015 ISECS meeting in Rotterdam. Information on how to submit abstracts can be found here,

3.18 Alternative Markets and Visual Culture in Eighteenth-Century France

Dr. Esther Bell, Curator in Charge, European Paintings, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Dr. Jessica Fripp, Post-doctoral Fellow in Visual and Material Culture, Parsons The New School for Design

Academic artistic practice in the eighteenth century was at odds with the growing commercial culture of the period. From its foundation, . . . → En lire plus

Appel à communication : « In[ter]ventions » (12 février 2015, Londres)

London, February 12, 2015 Deadline-CFP: 28 nov. 2014

Call for papers

interventions‘In[ter]ventions: object histories outside and inside the museum’ is a one-day workshop which will take place at the British Museum on Thursday 12 February 2015 in the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Rooms.

Organized by two collaborative doctoral award students, its purpose is to invite discussion about the various ways in which objects are used, changed and re-contextualized over the course of their existence. We are also interested in exploring the museum’s role in this process. How do/should museums approach objects with varied histories? And how does the museum itself continue to create new meaning for its collections?

Further details can be found at . . . → En lire plus

Appel à communication : « Le transept et ses espaces élevés dans l’église du Moyen Age central » (20-21 avril 2015, Lausanne)

University of Lausanne, April 20-21, 2015 Deadline-CFP: 15 déc. 2014

Call for papers

— English version see below —


cuxaLe transept et ses espaces élevés dans l’église du Moyen Age central : pour une nouvelle approche fonctionnelle (architecture, décor, liturgie et son) Colloque international et interdisciplinaire – Lausanne, 20-21 avril 2015.

Résumé Le colloque organisé conjointement par l’Université catholique d’Angers (Faculté des Humanités) et l’Université de Lausanne (Section d’Histoire de l’art) a pour objectif d’observer de manière accrue les espaces du transept et de se pencher sur leur(s) relation(s) avec le chœur/cœur de l’église. Ces deux journées internationales et interdisciplinaires visent à réunir les résultats, souvent épars, de recherches passées et en cours. Basées sur l’échange entre . . . → En lire plus

Appel à communication : « Gossuin de Metz : L’image d’un monde. L’encyclopédisme au Moyen-Âge (XIIIe-XVe siècles) » (Novembre 2015, Aix-en-Provence)

Gossuin de Metz, illustration de l'Image du mondeLe désir de savoir, d’explorer l’univers, d’en connaître la forme et la structure, l’origine et les fins trouve son apogée au XIIIe siècle, le « siècle de l’encyclopédisme » comme l’écrit Jacques Le Goff. Savoir por quoi il i a mons et vaus, savoir des estoilles quel chose c’est, étudier l’arc du ciel qui coulor rent, autant de questions posées par Gossuin de Metz qui témoignent de l’intérêt pour la connaissance qu’il expose en 1245 dans son poème scientifique, L’Image du monde, le premier du genre en langue vernaculaire. Un intérêt, un désir de savoir se communiquent à travers une œuvre de vulgarisation du savoir scientifique qui s’adresse aux laïcs de la haute société, . . . → En lire plus

Appel à communication : « Southern Modernisms » (19-21 février 2015, Porto)

Porto, Portugal, February 19 – 21, 2015 Deadline-CFP: 19 oct. 2014

modernismsSouthern Modernisms: Critical stances through regional appropriations

IHA | Instituto de História da Arte / FCSH-UNL CEAA | Centro de Estudos Arnaldo Araújo / ESAP-CESAP

The hegemonic definition of Modernism has been subjected to an intense critical revision process that began several decades ago. This process has contributed to the significant broadening of the modernist canon by challenging its primal essentialist assumptions and formalist interpretations in the fields of both the visual arts and architecture.

This conference aims to further expand this revision, as it seeks to discuss the notion of « Southern Modernisms » by considering the hypothesis that regional appropriations, both in Southern Europe and the . . . → En lire plus

Appel à communication : « New Worlds: Frontiers, Inclusion, Utopias » (25-29 août 2015, Rio de Janeiro)

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 25 – 29, 2015 Deadline-CFP: 17 nov. 2014

Issued by the Brazilian Committee of Art History (CBHA), under the aegis of the Comité International de l’Histoire de l’Art (CIHA), the University of Campinas (UNICAMP), and the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ). Grant support provided by the Getty Foundation and the Terra Foundation.

[see below: Attendance Grants - Latin American PhD Students]

worldsCall for papers New Worlds: Frontiers, Inclusion, Utopias Conference

The conference aims at promoting an international debate on issues that closely connect to the history and art history of the American continent, and with pressing contemporary debates within the field, taking also discussions on the « expansion » of the discipline of art . . . → En lire plus

Appel à communication : « Material Evidence, Visual Knowledge » (30 avril-1er mai 2015, Los Angeles)

Los Angeles, CA, April 30 – May 1, 2015 Deadline-CFP: 20 nov. 2014

Call for Papers USC Visual Studies Research Institute Material Evidence, Visual Knowledge
Visual Studies Research InstituteThis two-day conference builds on the USC Visual Studies Research Institute 2014-15 theme of Material Evidence and asks how materiality studies have contributed new insights to Visual Studies. While there is a substantial body of literature on materiality, we seek papers that focus on the question of material evidence and the ways that it intersects with, opposes, and/or redefines visual knowledge. In particular, the conference examines how the technical examination of objects and the use of both new and old tools—from microscopy, chemistry, and photo enlargement to digital manipulation—have rendered new . . . → En lire plus

Appel à communication : « Breaking the Rules » (29-30 janvier 2015, Leyde)

Leiden, January 29 – 30, 2015 Deadline-CFP: 15 oct. 2014

LUCAS International Graduate Conference 2015 BREAKING THE RULES! Cultural Reflections on Political, Religious and Aesthetic Transgressions Leiden University Center for the Arts in Society 29-30 January, 2015

breakingtherulesSociety, religion and art have always been defined and governed by certain (un-)written rules. Yet there have always been those who willingly transgressed communal norms. Throughout history, from Antiquity, through the Middle Ages, up to the present day, these transgressors have met with either praise or disapproval. Some have been heralded as heroes, great thinkers or revolutionary artists, while others have been branded as exiles, sinners or outcasts. In Greek mythology, Prometheus was punished for defying the Gods and gifting humanity with . . . → En lire plus

Appel à communication : « SAH 2016 Annual International Conference » (6-10 avril 2016, Pasadena/Los Angeles)

Pasadena/Los Angeles, CA, April 6 – 10, 2016 Deadline-CFP: 16 janv. 2015

Capture d’écran 2014-10-09 à 08.51.21At its 2016 Annual International Conference in Pasadena/Los Angeles, SAH will offer a total of 36 paper sessions. The Society invites its members, including graduate students and independent scholars, representatives of SAH chapters and partner organizations, as well as future members to chair a session at the conference.

Since the principal purpose of the Annual International Conference is to inform the conference attendees of the general state of research in architectural history and related disciplines, session proposals covering every period in the history of architecture and all aspects of the built environment, including landscape and urban history, are encouraged.

Sessions may be theoretical, . . . → En lire plus

Appel à communication : « Photography in Print » (22-23 juin 2015, Leicester)

Photographic History Research Centre, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, June 22 – 23, 2015 Deadline-CFP: 1 déc. 2014

photographyinprintThe 2015 PHRC Annual International Conference will address the complex and wide range question of ‘photography in print.’ The conference aims to explore the functions, affects and dynamics of photographs on the printed page.

Photography in Print continues the theme of previous PHRC conferences, which have explored photographic business practices and flows of photographic knowledge. We would, therefore, like to invite abstracts for papers on these important themes of photography in print. We welcome papers not only on the printed media itself but also on its contextualising processes (e.g. techniques, reception, work practices, design and social impacts). We also welcome interdisciplinary . . . → En lire plus

Appel à communication : « Hybrid practices » (10-13 mars 2015, Lawrence)

Lawrence, Kansas, March 10 – 13, 2015 Deadline-CFP: 1 nov. 2014


spencermuseumHybrid practices in the arts, sciences, and technology from the 1960s to today

The Spencer Museum of Art (SMA) at the University of Kansas (KU) is organizing a conference on hybrid research practices in the arts, sciences, and technology from the 1960s to today. Distinguished scholars involved in the conference include D. Graham Burnett (Cabinet magazine) and Anne Collins Goodyear (Bowdoin College Museum of Art). Together with papers, roundtables, and keynote presentations, the conference will incorporate performative and event-based creative projects grounded in hybrid art-science-technology research. Selected conference presenters will be invited to a follow-up colloquium, led by David Cateforis (KU) and . . . → En lire plus

Appel à communication : « Female Monasticism and the Arts across Europe » (13-14 mars 2015, Londres)

The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN, March 13 – 14, 2015 Deadline-CFP: 10 déc. 2014

CALL FOR PAPERS femalemonasticismSister Act: Female Monasticism and the Arts across Europe ca. 1250 – 1550

Keynote speaker: Professor Dr. Carola Jäggi, University of Zürich (CH)

This conference seeks to compare, contrast and juxtapose scholarly approaches to the art of Medieval and Renaissance religious women that have emerged in recent decades. Seeking to initiate a broader conversation, which is long overdue, we invite papers that examine female monastic art in terms of patronage, space, devotional practice, spiritual identity or material history, spanning all of Europe and bridging the gap between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

Over the last . . . → En lire plus

Appel à communication : « La critique à l’écran : les arts plastiques » (Pau, octobre 2015)

Godard, Passion, 1982Le colloque s’intéresse aux savoirs sur les arts plastiques transmis ou mis en jeu par la création audiovisuelle. Son principal objectif est de faire la lumière sur la difficile notion de « film sur l’art ». Cette notion est couramment employée mais elle reste ambigüe, au moins autant que la notion d’art elle-même. En effet, les films entrant dans cette catégorie sont la plupart du temps des films sur la peinture, même si certains concernent l’un des autres médiums ou dispositifs qui font la diversité des arts plastiques. Ainsi, les Journées Internationales du Film sur l’Art (Musée du Louvre), une des importantes manifestations françaises consacrées à ce type de films, a pu présenter récemment des rétrospectives autour du Land . . . → En lire plus