Held 18-19 February 2011. Fifth Annual New Perspectives on African-American History and Culture Conference at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill...*Eligibility*: Faculty and graduate students. The deadline for proposals was Monday, November 1, 2010. Respond via e-mail to (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your name, institution, title, e-mail address, proposed paper title, a 150-word abstract, and curriculum vitae. Please put "Conference Proposal" in your subject line. The conference paper itself should have a historical focus and be a *maximum *of ten pages in length, not including endnotes and/or bibliography.
Held Saturday, April 10, 2010. "The Department of the History of Art at Yale University announces its seventh annual American Art History Symposium. The organizers seek proposals from graduate students whose work exemplifies creative modes of inquiry and breaks with established critical approaches to the study of American art. We welcome submissions addressing any medium or period. Abstracts were due Monday, February 22 for consideration. Selected speakers will be notified by Monday, March 1.
"In an effort to encourage dialogue among the participants and initiate focused discussion, we will ask selected speakers to submit in advance extended abstracts with images. We hope that our discussions might take the form of a workshop for ideas on the current state of the field and possible new directions in the study of American art. Please e-mail materials to (email@example.com). For further inquiries, please contact Elizabeth Athens at (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Xiao Situ at (email@example.com)." PLEASE MAKE A WEB SITE
20-23 April 2011. PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Joint Conference, Marriott Rivercenter, San Antonio, TX. "Panels are now forming for all of the SW/TX PCA/ACA conference's 80+ individual subject areas, including the "American History and Culture" area...The submission deadline for the SW/TX PCA/ACA was December 15, 2010. For the "American History and Culture" area, please e-mail queries and proposals for either individual presentations or full panels to "American History and Culture" Area Chair Kelli Shapiro (Department of American Civilization, Brown University) at (Shapiro@alumni.brown.edu). Full panel submissions need to include 3 or 4 papers. Include a 200-word abstract with a two-part working title (as wellas a CV and contact information) for each potential presenter. Mention the conference or the "American History and Culture" area in the e-mail's subject line.
4-5 November 2011. American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, MA. "This conference seeks to present new research on advertising in North America before the rise of the modern advertising agency (late 1870s). It is jointly sponsored by the Center for Historic American Visual Culture and the Program in the History of the Book in American Culture at the American Antiquarian Society, an independent research library in Worcester, MA whose purpose is to collect, preserve, and make available the printed legacy of what is now the United States from settlement to 1876. Graduate students, college and university faculty, librarians, curators, and independent scholars from any discipline are welcome to submit proposals that deal with any aspect of advertising in early America, but we particularly welcome proposals that address the visual culture of advertising, the role of advertising in the printing and book trades, and the business history of advertising. Proposals consisting of a paper abstract of no more than one page and a two-page CV should be submitted electronically to:Paul Erickson firstname.lastname@example.org Director of Academic Programs American Antiquarian Society 185 Salisbury Street Worcester, MA 01609 The deadline for submissions was February 1, 2011
Held 28-30 October 2010. Madison-Morgan Cultural Center, Madison, Georgia. Biennial. "Papers on topics relating to early American and southern material culture are encouraged from Scholars, curators, and graduate students in American studies, southern studies, decorative arts, history, art history and other fields. Subjects with an interdisciplinary approach to the study of material culture are highly encouraged. Proposals will be accepted for individual papers or for panel sessions. Paper proposals must include the author's name, the paper title, a one-page abstract and the author's curriculum vitae. Session proposals must include a chair, list of presenters, cover letter, a one-page summary of the session theme, presenter curriculum vitae, and abstracts for all papers. The deadline for proposals was May 15, 2010. Electronic submissions in MS Word format are preferred. Please send proposals to: (MESDAEducation@oldsalem.org), or via US Mail to:
- Sally Gant
- MESDA Conference on American Material Culture
- 924 South Main Street
- Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Held 24-26 March 2011. Storrs, Connecticut, and Worcester, Massachusetts. The Fourth James L. and Shirley A. Draper Graduate Student Conference in Early American Studies. Submissions were due December 15th, 2010. Enormously long and yakky posting (H-ARTHIST, 12 November). Please see the Facebook site and/or write them for details.
6-7 May 2011. Annual. California State University, Fullerton. "...The theme for this year's conference is California in the World, the World in California, which encourages participants to think broadly about California's global context while considering the theories and methods of American Studies...Proposals should include: The organizer's name, contact information (including e-mail), and a session title; a 250 word abstract for EACH paper or proposed contribution, and a brief (1-2 page) CV for EACH participant. These materials should be forwarded electronically or in hard copy, no later than February 1, 2011 to: (CASA.email@example.com)." Please contact Adam Golub at that address for details.
They hold several conferences each year. Check the Web site for those of interest.
Held 18-21 November 2010. Annual. San Antonio. Texas. Theme: "Crisis, Chains, and Change: American Studies for the 21st Century." See the Web site for more information.
10-12 November 2011. Schreiner College, Kerrville, TX. See the Web site for more information.
Held 28-31 October 2010. Crown Plaza Hotel, Alexandria, VA. "The American Studies Area of the Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association is seeking papers from interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary perspectives that investigate the actions, influences, and phenomena that have formed American society. Though the field of American Studies may approach American culture from a variety of directions, it focuses on America as a whole; as a result, papers on all facets of American society and/or culture are welcome. SUBMISSIONS: Abstracts and a recent c.v. were due JUNE 30, 2010 to: Brian E. Hack and Caterina Y. Pierre, Area Chairs, 402 Graham Avenue #173, Brooklyn, NY 11211. E-mail submissions are also acceptable and should be sent to both (firstname.lastname@example.org) and to (email@example.com).
29 September-1 October 2011. McNeil Center for Early American Studies, University of Pennsylvania. "An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference...This conference will bring together a diverse group of graduate students to discuss the power of stories and their relationship to authority in early America and the Atlantic world before 1850. Addressing written, pictorial, oral, or other narratives, papers might consider examples of how groups or individuals decide what stories to tell about themselves; why some narratives come to predominate over others; how narratives change over time and across generations; and the ways in which stories can strengthen or undermine political, ethnic, religious, economic, or other communities. At a broader level, papers might address how scholars can harness the power of stories in their own writing as a means of evoking past worlds.
"We seek papers that will engage a wide range of disciplines, including history, anthropology, Native American studies, literature, American studies, African American studies, political science, art history, geography, material culture, and race and gender studies. In order to be considered, applicants should e-mail their proposals to (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 15, 2011. Proposals should include a one-page c.v. and a prospectus of no more than 250 words. Paper presentations will be limited to 20 minutes. Limited financial support is available for participants' travel and housing expenses. Decisions will be announced by May 15, 2011. Please direct conference-related questions to Whitney Martinko at email@example.com.
Held 17-19 February 2011. Atlanta, Georgia. "We invite our colleagues in American Studies, Southern Studies, and all related fields of study to join us in interdisciplinary investigations of the interconnections among the U.S., Hemispheric, and Global Souths. As always, we encourage graduate students to present papers. SASAÕs Critoph Prize is an award for the best graduate student paper given at the conference; it includes a certificate and a check for $250 as well as recognition at the next SASA meeting. While we hope to attract a host of comparative, cross-cultural, transnational and transregional projects, we are open to a wide range of topics, panels, and presentations...Please send proposals that include a 150-200 word abstract and a one-page C.V. for each participant on an individual or session proposal to Christine Skwiot at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline was September 15, 2010.
The annual conference sometimes has panels relating to art history.
Held 8-9 October 2010. "...will host a symposium, Current Research in American Art, Brooklyn, NY. 1-page proposal, c.v., and letter stating AHAA membership status to the Co-Chairs of the session of your choice were due June 23. The Web site includes information for the conferences in 2012 and 2013.
20-23 October 2011. Baltimore, Maryland. Part of the American Studies Association. Annual; about the same dates each year.
20-23 October 2011. Baltimore, Maryland. Part of the conference of the American Studies Association. "Please send abstracts as a word or pdf document (between 200-300 words) by the deadline of January 31, 2011 to (email@example.com)." Please see the Web site for much more detail.
Held 28-31 October 2010. Alexandria, VA. For more information, please see the Web site.
Held 1-3 October 2010. Boston. MA. Massachusetts Historical Society. Theme: The Arts and the Public. "Proposals for papers, panels, workshops, and other forms of presentation were accepted at (firstname.lastname@example.org) through April 9, 2010. Proposals are limited to 300 words. NEASA welcomes proposals from across the disciplines, from primary/secondary as well as higher ed, from artists as well as scholars, and from outside the academy as well as within. More information is available at the Web site."
Held 16 October 2010. Biddeford, Maine, the University of New England. "Kindly submit a title, one paragraph description, and short vita by JUNE 15, 2010." See the Web site for more information.
Held 17-20 March, 2011. Hilton-Americas Houston, Texas. For more information, check the Web site.
20-23 October 2011. Panel Proposal, American Studies Association Annual Meeting. Baltimore, Maryland. "This session seeks interdisciplinary papers that explore the role of performance in creating and disseminating public memory in the Americas. Some questions we hope to address include: How is performance utilized by those in power to construct memory? How can performance destabilize historical narrative? How to seminate, sustain or challenge public memory? How are space and performance colonized for memorial use?...Inquiries and submissions from all fields of study are welcome. This session will be in either a "talk" or dialogue format. For consideration, please submit a 300-word abstract and current CV to Lindsay Adamson Livingston (email@example.com) by January 10, 2011. Please direct inquiries to the same."
20-23 April 2011. Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, TX. Submission Deadline: December 15, 2010. See the Web site for details and more information. [Take a look at the various Popular Culture conferences. They offer many different CFPs, not a few of which are relevant to those in the humanities]
Held 20-23 April 2011. Marriott Rivercenter, San Antonio, TX. "The Visual Arts of the West area seeks research in all aspects of visual culture in or about the American West, including but not limited to photography, painting, drawing, graphic media, sculpture, mixed media works and installations, video, digital media, architecture, urban planning and design, indigenous art, museum studies, special collections, online collections, and public art. The West is defined very broadly to include everything west of the Mississippi River in the United States, Alaska and Western Canada. Deadline: 15 December 2010.
Held 16-18 April 2010. Sponsored by the Department of American Studies at Saint Louis University, MO. Apparently annual. Please see the Web site for more information.
(Left above) John Singleton Copley. Portrait of Paul Revere. 1768. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Marius Amidst the Ruins of Carthage.
John Vanderlyn. 1807. Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, M. H. de Young Memorial Museum, Palace of the Legion of Honor.