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Summer Symposium 2018 (Re-)Forming Sculpture

Call for Papers - The Association for Art History's two-day Summer Symposium will highlight current doctoral and early career research, this year focusing on sculpture. This conference aims to continue to re-form previous narratives around sculpture.

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Kunstlicht Vol. 39 (2018), no. 2 | Unpacking Residencies: Situating the Production of Cultural Relations

Call for Papers - Writers and artists are invited to reflect upon tools and technologies as mediating the imagination in artistic practices, both present and past.

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The Working Class Avant-Garde | London, June 2018 

Call for papers - This symposium seeks to examine contributions to the twentieth-century British avant-garde by artists and writers of working class heritage.

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Producing Future Homes & Communities: Utopias, Dystopias, Heterotopias & Other Spaces

Open call | In collaboration with Tate Exchange, Chelsea Local (Chelsea College of Arts) invites interest from students, staff, affiliates and alumni of the University of the Arts London to show and discuss their work.

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Association for Art History welcomes new Chief Executive

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Gregory Perry as the new Chief Executive of the Association for Art History. Greg will take up the post on 14 February 2018.

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Migrants: art, artists, materials and ideas crossing borders | University of Cambridge

Call for papers - The Hamilton Kerr Institute, University of Cambridge, is organising a two-day conference on the subject of 'Migrants: art, artists, materials and ideas crossing borders'.

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Doris McCarthy Symposium | University of Toronto Scarborough

Call for Proposals - Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto Scarborough, November 2018.

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On Belonging: English Conceptions of Migration and Transculturality, 1550 – 1700 | University of Liverpool

Call for Papers - On Belonging: English Conceptions of Migration and Transculturality, 1550 – 1700, 26-28 July 2018, University of Liverpool.

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2019 Annual Conference | Call for Sessions

Annual Conference 2019, Brighton. Call for Sessions invites proposals that explore how art history and visual culture are manifest in the everyday. What is art history and visual culture in an expanded field?

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Undergraduate Dissertation Prize Winner

We are delighted to announce the winner of the undergraduate Dissertation Prize 2017

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Art and Ideas on the Move, 1400-1600 | The Annual Renaissance Postgraduate Symposium

Call for papers - Applicants are invited to investigate the theme of artistic, visual and cultural mobility in the period 1400 to 1600 in the ‘European’ context.

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The Burlington Contemporary Art Writing Prize

The Burlington Contemporary Art Writing Prize seeks to discover talented young writers on contemporary art, with the winner receiving £1,000 and the opportunity to publish a review of a contemporary art exhibition in The Burlington Magazine.

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‘Risk Anything!’: Modernist Women between Centre and Periphery

Call for papers - A symposium presented by the Australasian Modernist Studies Network, Friday 6 April 2018, University of New South Wales Sydney, Australia.

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Painting Conference | “Wet Paint: interactions between water and paintings” | Edinburgh 2018

Call for papers - This one-day conference will look at the ways in which water and paintings can interact, and their implications for the conservator. The Institute of Conservation (Icon) welcome papers that address new research or report case studies of treatments.

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British Art and the Global

Call for papers - This conference, sponsored by the Center for British Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, will explore how art history today can shed light on the history of Britain’s interaction with other countries and cultures. 

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Daguerreian Society 2017-2018 Call for Papers | $2000 in Awards for Writers

The Daguerreian Society invites authors to submit original papers that address and advance the understanding and appreciation of 19th century photography. Possible topics include the art, history, social impact, and practice of the daguerreotype and other photographic processes of this period.

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Pictures of War: The Still Image in Conflict since 1945

Call for papers - Pictures of War: The Still Image in Conflict since 1945 Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University. Submission deadline: January 12, 2018

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British Library Doctoral Open Days 2017/18

The British Library is  running a series of Open Days for Doctoral Students, taking place in December 2017 as well as January and February 2018.

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Message from our CEO as he bids farewell to the Association for Art History

It is with sadness that I let you know that I am leaving the Association for Art History. I do so in the knowledge that the organisation is in a strong position to champion art history, and to bring us all together to share knowledge, inspire views and advance research. I am leaving at the […]

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IMAGOPAPAE international conference | Museum of Boverie and University of Liège

Call for papers - This multidisciplinary conference will be dedicated to the figure of the Pope, analyzed between past and present, and will be held in Liège, at “La Boverie” Museum, from the 20th to 22nd of June 2018.

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Bad Reception: Negative Reactions to Italian Renaissance Art | International workshop

Call for papers - Advanced students currently enrolled in a Doctoral program are invited to submit a paper to be presented at "Bad Reception: Negative Reactions to Italian Renaissance Art" This international workshop will be held 15-16 November 2018 at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence

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In Pursuit of Luxury Conference 2018

Call for Papers - This year's In Pursuit of Luxury conference revolves around luxury, sustainability and waste

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TRACES Journal | Year 2

Call for Papers - TRACES invites scholars, researchers, artists, educators, to submit critical reflections on the theme of “Europe, Heritages in/from the margins”

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