N.B.: This page includes symposia and conferences for graduate students and those not solely for graduate students that seem to be either of special interest or are especially welcoming to you. Also note that while a regrettable number of sites below have not updated their information many of the events listed below are offered annually. Contact them if you have any questions.
Rationale: the gold star is used to mark new postings accepting proposals until the date in bold type. After that date has passed, the gold star is removed and the conference becomes "to attend." After the the conference is over, I usually leave up a brief notice if it is an annual event. Please note that these conferences are sorted by location of the conference.
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26-28 June 2013. Lisbon, Portugal. 5th European Conference on African Studies African dynamics in a multipolar world. "This panel investigates the emergence of images as imaginations of futures. As seismographers of radical shifts within societies, images often anticipate changes before they appear in the political and social discourse. Revolutions as epitomes of social change produce visual figurations in art, film and popular cultures. Deadline: Jan 16, 2013...We invite interdisciplinary perspectives from literature, cinema and art studies, visual anthropology and cultural studies. We ask for different projections of the future from Africa and how these imaginations are traceable in art, film, and popcultures. How are they related to historical moments: revolutions, independences and the aftermaths? How can they (re)define historical events? How can new images, imaginations, concepts of future be generated? How do aesthetic practice and politics relate in situations of change? Contact: (email@example.com). (http://www.nomadit.co.uk/ecas/ecas2013/panels.php5?PanelID=2081)."
2-4 May 2013. Florence, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz - Max-Planck-Institut. "The lectures should not exceed twenty-five minutes. Please send your proposals (in English, German, French or Italian; max. 500 words) along with a brief CV to the following e-mail addresses by 30 November 2012."
28-29 March 2013. Brno, Czech Republic. The Center for The History of Images and Visual Culture, Masaryk University and Moravian Gallery Brno. "Please e-mail abstract of up to 300 words to (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 10 January 2013." Please see Web site foe details.
29-31 March 2012. The Open University, Milton Keynes. Go to the link to find the list of Calls for Papers. Always includes a Student Session. "Deadline for submission of paper abstracts to be decided." [Posted 7 May 2011] Check the Web site for details.
Not exactly annual, but apparently at least every now and then. Plus, a unique society. Check the Web site for more information about several conferences upcoming for 2010.
Held 1-4 July 2010. "ANZASA brings together scholars from Australia and New Zealand with colleagues who specialise in American Studies from around the world for a major conference held every two years.." Check the Web site.
11-13 April 2013. AAH 39th Annual Conference and Bookfair, University of Reading. "The deadline for paper proposals is 12 November 2012. For more information please visit (http://www.aah.org.uk/annual-conference/sessions2013)."
Held 1-5 August 2011. National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland. "Held every four years, this is the main academic gathering of Celticists and has a very strong medievalist dimension...Offer of Paper: 1 Aug 2010 to 30 Nov 2010." Please see thr Web site for details.
Just had to post this--lots of stuff going on, including the link to "Iceland's first and only online art magazine".
Held 4 December 2009. Annual Postgraduate Symposium, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich., UK. "Theme: Subversive Spaces: Surrealism and Contemporary Art. Please see the Web site for more information.
Links to conferences in all areas of European studies.
29-31 July 2013. London, UK. "A feature of EVA London 2013 is its varied session types. We invite proposals of papers, demonstrations, short performances, workshops or panel discussions. Demonstrations and performances will be an important part of this year's conference. We especially invite papers or presentations on topical subjects, and the newest and cutting edge technologies and applications... Proposals are due 18th January 2013.
10-12 August 2012. University of St Andrews, Scotland. "We seek 250-word proposals for 20-minute papers from postgraduates and established scholars from across the Arts and Humanities. The deadline for submission is 1st March 2012. Please e-mail submissions to (EmblemsOfNationhood@gmail.com). If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the conference organisers, Dr Kristin Lindfield-Ott (email@example.com) and Jennifer Whitty (firstname.lastname@example.org)."
22-23 May 2012. Haifa, Israel. See link for details. Abstracts are invited by 31 January 2012. Please send them to: (email@example.com).
19-21 April 2012. Freie Universitaet Berlin. "This conference will examine the argument that the 1970s constitute a crucial transitional period in the history of outer space, spaceflight and extraterrestrial life. It aims to shift the focus away from explanations of transition from Cold War contexts and produce more nuanced narratives: from the familiar struggle between two superpowers, namely the USA and the former USSR, to distinctly European perspectives, and from political to other socio-cultural dimensions of the Space Age...Please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words together with a short CV before 5 October 2011 to the conveners Alexander C.T. Geppert, William R. Macauley and Daniel Brandau at (firstname.lastname@example.org)."
Held 7-9 September 2012. University of Kent, Canterbury, UK. Third Biannual Conference of the European Network for Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies (EAM). Theme: Material Meanings. "This conference investigates the avant-garde's reconfiguration of matter and materials in the quest to generate new meanings and effects." Deadline: Dec 16, 2011. See also: (http://arthist.net/archive/1825)
26-28 March 2013. Amsterdam, Netherlands. "This conference sets out to articulate the meaning of the 'event' in relation to artistic, media-based and performative cultural practices. We invite presentations articulating the range of performative, conceptual, media-based, game-based, relational, participatory and other practices that can be approached as events. Elaborations on the methodological issues of studying events are also welcomed...Please submit abstracts (max 300 words) and a short bio (max 150 words) to (email@example.com) The deadline for submissions is 29 October 2012. Participants will be notified within November."
9 March 2013. York University, Toronto, Canada. "Please send a 250-word abstract of your paper along with a working title, curriculum vitae, and contact information to (firstname.lastname@example.org). Specify the format of your presentation, keeping in mind that it should be no longer than 20 minutes in length...Deadline for submission: December 3, 2012." See link for more information.
7-9 November 2013. Berne, Switzerland. "Please submit proposals by 15 December 2012 to the three committee members of the Carl-Einstein-Gesellschaft, Nicola Creighton, Andreas Michel und [sic] Hubert Roland: (email@example.com), (firstname.lastname@example.org), (email@example.com)." See the link for more information.
23-31 May 2013. Transregional Conference on the Move Croatia and Hungary, Rijeka/ Budapest /Szeged. "First application deadline is 1 December 2012, however early contacts are most encouraged. Continuously updated information will be available on the conference website: (www.sites.google.com/site/transregionaliconology/)"
13 May 2013. University College Cork. Cork, Ireland. "Despite the prevailing constructs of Tuscany as the idealized cradle of the Renaissance, the region has also been characterized by a less positive portrayal: as the architectural and geographical embodiment of conflict and factionalism. Since the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, Tuscan city states and their outlying territories have witnessed acute social and political clashes, such as those between the Guelfs and the Ghibellines, the uprisings during the Medici reign, the devastation of landscapes caused by World War II, or the current marginalization of such groups as the Rom in Florence's outskirts. This conference will explore the clashes that result from identity conflicts (be they political, ethnic, gender- or class-based) and their representation across a variety of disciplines, including Literature, Cinema, Geography, History, Sociology, Art History, among others, ranging from the Middle Ages to the present...Please send 300-word abstracts and a brief bio to (firstname.lastname@example.org) Silvia Ross by Friday, 11 January 2013.
19-20 January 2012. University of Potsdam, Institute for Arts and Media. Deadline for Abstract Submissions: October 1, 2011. See link for details.
21-23 August 2013. University of Helsinki, Finland. "Imagined Worlds explores all of the various dimensions whose interplay accounts for the nature of the worlds rendered through art and literature and their genre-specific and historical manifestations...Deadline for abstracts: January 30, 2013." See link for more information.
30 May-6 June 2012. Rijeka, Croatia; Center for Iconographic Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences University of Rijeka. "...One of the objectives is to inform scholars, students and others interested in the field, of recent research developments in studies in iconography. The conference papers will deal with methodological approaches within iconography and iconology--new methods, new concepts and new scholarship stress the need for interdisciplinary approaches in research which are resulting in altered interpretations of the meaning of images...Deadline: December 30, 2011." See the Web site for more details.
Held 9-11 May 2011. Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Berlin, Germany. "a scholarly platform for discussions of the arts and art practices, enabling an interdisciplinary conversation on the role of the arts in society. They are intended as a place for critical engagement, examination and experimentation of ideas that connect the arts to their contexts in the world - in studios and classrooms, in galleries and museums, on stage, on the streets and in communities."
Held 25-27 May 2011. Rijeka, Croatia. "This conference is organized to encourage interdisciplinary dialogue as well as to continue the cycle of sessions for scholarly discourse on the significant subjects in iconographic studies. The conference presentations will be dealing with different subjects concerning political iconography, with accent on the representations of sovereign, in art and literature with main accent on the European Middle Ages but also with references to the precedent and following periods..." Deadline: December 30, 2010. Contact: Marina Vicelja or Petra Borovac (email@example.com); (firstname.lastname@example.org)." Please see the Web site for details. [Update: Web site is now in Serbo-Croatian only: 18 June 2011]
Held 21-24 July 2009. Lancaster University, England. Biennial. "promotes the study and dissemination of information on gothic culture from the mid eighteenth century to the contemporary moment..." See the Web site for more information. [Update: Web site will not load due to: "many connection errors": 18 June 2011]
Held 6-8 July 2011. Annual. Vancouver, University of British Columbia, Canada. Theme: Visual Research as a Collaborative and Participatory Practice. For additional information, please see the Web site.
11-13 April 2013. Association of Art Historians Conference, University of Reading, Reading, England. "This panel seeks papers that examine the myriad ways that landscape art has creatively engaged the modern economy...Please send proposals by 12 Nov 2012 to the session chairs, Dr. Kevin Chua (Texas Tech University, email@example.com) and Dr. Ross Barrett (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, firstname.lastname@example.org)."
9-11 September 2013. University of Bern, Switzerland. Please see link for description. Deadline: Mar 1, 2013.
14 Jun 2013. Middlesex University, London, UK. "This one-day practice research symposium sets out to explore the many articulations, explorations, and manifestations of 'liquidity' in contemporary visual and material culture, history and theory. The symposium offers a unique opportunity for practitioners, researchers and scholars working across different fields to engage with any topic related to 'liquidity' broadly conceived... Please submit abstracts of up to 300 words together with a 100 word biography by Friday 1 February 2013 to
with 'CfP Liquidity Symposium' in the subject line. [yes, that's the way they wrote their e-mail address]
21-22 June 2013. The National Gallery, London, UK. "Please send proposals for papers (to last 30 minutes) of no more than 250 words by 15 February 2013 to either/both:Susanna Avery-Quash Research Curator in the History of Collecting and Display The National Gallery, London email@example.com Christian Huemer Managing Editor, Project for the Study of Collecting and Provenance The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles firstname.lastname@example.org
5 July 2013. The Wallace Collection, London. "Please send proposals of no more than 300 words to (email@example.com) and (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 15 Jan 2013. For further information: (http://www.wallacecollection.org/education/research/forthcomingconferences)."
5-7 September 2013. Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, London, UK. "This conference will take a broad and diverse view on what constitutes ‘material culture’, emphasizing the conception, production, and meanings of the many material outputs of convents and monasteries. Papers are welcomed from a diverse range of disciplines: scholars from social and religious history, art and architecture, theology, anthropology, psychology and beyond are invited to offer fresh and innovative perspectives in order to illuminate ways in which women religious in Britain and Ireland created and were formed by material histories for over a thousand years.Please send 200-word proposals for 20-minute papers to conference conveners Kate Jordan (email@example.com) and Ayla Lepine (firstname.lastname@example.org) by no later than 1 February 2013.
3 December 2011. Centre for Modern Studies, University of York. Deadline: Sep 15, 2011. Please see link for details.
Conference last held 14-15 May 2009. Hosted by the Modern Interiors Research Centre (MIRC), Kingston University, London. See the Web site for more information.
13-14 July 2012.University of Kent, Canterbury. "This conference will be the primary international academic event marking the bicentenary of the birth of the architect A. W. N. Pugin, bringing the field's leading scholars worldwide to a broad-based conference in Canterbury." Please see Web site.
13-15 June 2013. Senate House, London, UK. "Proposals (max. 250 words) for papers of 20 minutes should be sent to the conference organizer, Dr Irene Morra (Cardiff University), at (email@example.com) by 15 December 2012.
14-15 June 2013. MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The deadline for submission is November 15st, 2012. See link for more information.
4-6 September 2013. University of Exeter, UK. "Please e-mail James Kearns at (J.Kearns@exeter.ac.uk) with a title and 150-word abstract of your proposed 20/25-minute paper by 25 January 2013.
11-13 April 13. University of Reading, UK. Part of the Association of Art Historians Annual Conference 2013. Deadline: Nov 12, 2012. Contact: Camila Maroja, Duke University, (firstname.lastname@example.org); Caroline Menezes, University of the Arts London, UAL, (email@example.com)." Please see the link for details.
22-26 July 2013. Berlin, Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin, Institut fuer Kunst- und Bildgeschichte. "The planned summer school on The Power of Colour calls for highly innovative work on the impact, influence, force and agency of colours. How do colours re(produce) socio-cultural power relations? How do they contribute to fixing and replicating social, national and economical differences? In what ways do colours either explicitly or implicitly work as mechanisms of inclusion and exclusion?...Please send one page abstracts (for 20 Minute presentations) in either German or English as well as a short CV briefly outlining research interests to the e-mail address below. Deadline for submissions is February 1, 2013. Submissions to: (firstname.lastname@example.org) (Keyword: The Power of Colour)."
8-9 March 2013. University of Copenhagen and National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen.
Held 13-15 September 2010. Annual? Gregynog, Newtown, Powys, Wales. "The colloquium will address issues related to the theme of wilderness as it has been treated across the Romance languages. Papers may include studies of ethical, sociological, anthropological, linguistic, political, literary, or theoretical aspects. Comparative and interdisciplinary approaches (painting, architecture, film, performance, photography, theory, cultural studies, and media) are actively encouraged. Papers may focus on any time and place in Romance studies. Proposals for individual twenty-minute papers (300 words in English) or for panels (panel rationale of 100 words, participants, titles, and brief abstracts of 100 words) should be sent in electronic form to Dr Lloyd Hughes Davies (L.H.Davies@swansea.ac.uk) were due March 31 2010. A selection of peer-reviewed essays (c. 6,000 words) based on papers given at the colloquium will be published in the journal Romance Studies.
Held 5-7 July 2012. University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa. Deadline: 31 January 2012. Please see the link for details.
20-21 June 2013. Florence, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz - Max-Planck-Institut. "Interested applicants should send a current c.v. and an abstract of no more than 250 words (for presentations of twenty minutes) to (email@example.com) and (firstname.lastname@example.org). Proposals must be received by date 30th November 2012. For questions and further information please contact: Laura Veneskey (email@example.com) or Annette Hoffmann (firstname.lastname@example.org)."
11-13 April 2013. AAH Annual Conference and Bookfair, University of Reading. "We invite papers from art historians, curators and others interested in thinking through or rethinking existing historiographic models for the study of exhibitions from a variety of geopolitical perspectives. Deadline: Nov 12, 2012.
20-23 Mar 2013. Museum Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland. "The symposium aims to bring together a group of scholars (including the visiting professors), artists and people working in the arts to further explore artistic, cultural and social issues that were at stake in Tinguely’s work and related to practices during the 1960s, as well as the trajectories they have taken into the present...Deadline proposals: January 29, 2013. Proposals (with a maximum of 2.500 characters) with a short CV and list of publications can be sent to: (email@example.com)."
11-13 April 2013. University of Reading, UK. "This panel will explore developments in European fine art education in the 20th century. It will seek first to examine national pedagogical models, identifying already established transnational strategies and flows. Further, it will work to build useful comparative models, identifying convergences and divergences, to reveal something of the often shifting and contested field of European fine art education...Deadline: Nov 12, 2012.
16-17 June 2013. Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel. Please send English abstracts of no more than 300 words to (firstname.lastname@example.org) before 15.01.2013. Abstracts should include the applicant's name, professional affiliation, and a short CV. Each paper should be limited to a 20 minute presentation, followed by discussion and questions. All applicants will be notified regarding acceptance or rejection of their proposal by 28 February 2013."
4-7 April 2013. Weimer, Germany. "Call for papers for young scholars and Ph.D.-candidates...More information regarding the lectures and presentations is available on (www.bauhaus-kolloquium.de). To apply for a presentation, please submit your abstract of max. 300 words, with a brief c.v. to (email@example.com) by January 15, 2013.
11-13 April 2013. Association of Art Historians Annual Conference 2013. University of Reading, UK. "In this session we propose to bring together a group of emerging and established scholars to revisit Vernet's work. We particularly welcome papers that explore the implications of Vernet's multivalent practice for how we understand the construction and contestation of nineteenth-century artistic and cultural categories. Please send proposals (250 words) by 12 Nov 2012 to Daniel Harkett (Rhode Island School of Design, firstname.lastname@example.org) and Katie Hornstein (Dartmouth College, email@example.com)."
10 May 2013. University of York, UK. "Please email abstracts of up to 500 words to Sean Willcock and Catherine Spencer at (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Monday 10th December 2012. For more information, please see our website (http://www.york.ac.uk/history-of-art/news-and-events/events/2013/visual-culture-crisis/)."
8 February 2013. Groningen, the Netherlands. "Please send an abstract of no more than 250 words for papers of no longer than 20 minutes, along with a short CV (with contact information) to (email@example.com) by September 28th, 2012. Please include "Groningen Symposium Submission" in the subject line of your e-mail."
5-6 December 2013. INHA / DFK Paris. "This interdisciplinary conference aims to interrogate the complex relations between the visual arts, in their largest sense, and history, at a moment where the European crisis of conscience crystallized into catastrophe. Restricting itself to strict temporal parameters--between 1st January and 31st December 1914--it will explore the intellectual and practical circumstances of visual creation during the first six "ordinary" months of the year, whilst also seeking to understand as precisely as the possible the nature of the realizations provoked by the start of the war as well as by its first engagements. Works and objects, the orientation of taste and of the market, critical and theoretical discourse will be explored in order to dissect that which was shattered in western representation between January and December 1914...A provisional title and proposal in French or English, of no more than 300 words, should be sent, in one document along with a brief C.V., to Marine Branland firstname.lastname@example.org, before 15 February 2013."
13-14 September 2013. University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. "An interdisciplinary conference will be hosted at University College Cork, Ireland to bring together multiple perspectives on representations of war in visual culture. It is intended that the conference will lead to the formation of a multi-disciplinary, international scholarly community with its own calendar of events and digital presence...Abstracts should be no longer than 500 words, including references...The deadline for submission of abstracts is 14th February 2013. Please address all initial enquiries to: Ann Murray, Department of History of Art, University College Cork (email@example.com)."
16-18 May 2013. (Cardiff University, UK. "For the conference please see: (http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/encap/modernisms/)...Paper abstracts (maximum 300 words) and a short bio (maximum 100 words) should be submitted to Patricia Allmer (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 31 December 2012."
"This annual symposium is a multidisciplinary event, where students working on relevant topics in the fields of art history, anthropology, archaeology, cultural heritage and museology can present their research in a friendly and non-confrontational atmosphere." Latest one seems to have been held in May, 2010. Still being held? PLEASE MAKE A WEB SITE.
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