Announcing the Fifth Annual
FEMINIST ART HISTORY CONFERENCE
at American University in Washington, DC
Friday–Sunday, October 31–November 2, 2014
CALL FOR PAPERS
This annual conference builds on the legacy of feminist art-historical scholarship and pedagogy initiated by Norma Broude and Mary D. Garrard at American University. To further the inclusive spirit of their groundbreaking anthologies, we invite papers on subjects spanning the chronological spectrum, from the ancient world through the present, to foster a broad dialogue on feminist art-historical practice. Papers may address such topics as: artists, movements, and works of art and architecture; cultural institutions and critical discourses; practices of collecting, patronage, and display; the gendering of objects, spaces, and media; the reception of images; and issues of power, agency, gender,and sexuality within visual cultures. Submissions on under-represented art-historical fields, geographic areas, national traditions, and issues of race and ethnicity are encouraged.
The keynote speaker for the 2013 FAHC, Dr Patricia Simons, giving her talk “Devotion and Desire: Women Viewers and the
Case of the ‘Lesbian Nun’ in Early Seventeenth-Century Italy.”
To be considered for participation, please provide a single document in Microsoft Word. It should consist of a one-page, single-spaced proposal of unpublished work up to 500 words for a 20-minute presentation, followed by a curriculum vitae of no more than two pages.
Please name the document “[last name]-proposal” and submit with the subject line “[last name]-proposal” to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submission Deadline: May 15, 2014
Invitations to participate will be sent by July 1.
Keynote speaker: Professor Lisa Gail Collins, Vassar College
Sessions and keynote address will be held on the campus of American University
Sponsored by the Art History Program and the Department of Art, College of Arts and Sciences, American University
Organizing committee: Kathe Albrecht, Juliet Bellow, Norma Broude, Kim Butler Wingfield, Mary D. Garrard, Helen Langa, Andrea Pearson, and Ying-chen Peng
AU Master’s students during the 2013 keynote speech