The Third Annual Feminist Art History Conference is Fast Approaching

The Art History Program at American University would like to remind you about the upcoming third annual Feminist Art History Conference (FAHC-3), taking place from Friday November 9 to Sunday November 11, 2012.

Sessions begin on Friday afternoon in the Katzen Arts Center on the American University campus in Washington, DC.  An opening reception and keynote address will be held on Friday evening.  The keynote will be given by Whitney Chadwick, Professor Emerita of Art History, San Francisco State University.  Her work focuses on issues of surrealism, gender, and feminism.  Chadwick’s publications include Women Artists and the Surrealist Movement, and Mirror Mirror: Self Portraits by Women Artists. Her influential text, Women, Art, and Society traces the role of women as producers of visual culture from the Middle Ages to the present. Her related talk is entitled “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? Feminism, Art History, and the Story of a Book.”

Conference sessions will continue on Saturday on the AU campus. A total of fourteen sessions will include 60 papers. On Sunday, a mid-day panel discussion on women and museum issues will be held at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA).  The session is moderated by Susan Fisher Sterling, NMWA Director.

The FAHC-3 conference is open to the public. Advance registration (before 5 pm EST, Friday,November 2) is recommended. The $20 conference fee ($10 student rate, with current ID) includes all sessions, keynote address, receptions, breaks, and catered lunch on Saturday. The conference fee will be collected on site (cash only). For more information, including titles of sessions and papers, please visit the conference web site at

We hope to see you at this exciting event!

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