Welcome Back!

This week the American University Art History Program began the 2012-2013 academic year with new courses, new students and faculty, and a festive opening reception. During our celebration, the Visual Resources Center was bustling with MA students and program faculty who have come to study with us from many locations around the world. We would like to extend a special welcome to Dr. Joanne Allen, Professorial Lecturer, who has joined us this year from the University of Warwick, Coventry, West Midlands, England.  We are all looking forward to the coming year!

Welcome reception in the Visual Resources Center

We would like to remind everyone that The Third Annual Feminist Art History Conference is fast approaching. It will be held at American University on November 9 and 10, 2012 with additional programming at the National Museum of Women in the Arts on Sunday Nov. 11.  Fourteen conference sessions on Friday and Saturday will include a total of sixty scholarly papers.  The Friday evening keynote address, “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? Feminism, Art History, and the Story of a Book” will be given by Whitney Chadwick, Professor Emerita of Art History, San Francisco State University.  On Sunday, a mid-day panel discussion on women and museum issues will be held at NMWA. The roundtable discussion will be chaired by NMWA director Susan Fisher Sterling.

Join us on campus and at the Museum for a weekend of art history scholarship and a lively forum in which to share views, debate issues, and network.  Online conference registration opens September 1.  On-site registration will also be available during the conference weekend.  The $20 conference fee gives participants access to all sessions, keynote, receptions, breaks, and catered lunch on Saturday.  The conference fee will be collected on site (cash only).   For more information, see the conference website at www.american.edu/cas/art-history/femconf/index.cfm.

See you there!

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