Seventh Feminist Art History Conference Call for Papers

We are delighted to announce that the Seventh Feminist Art History Conference will be held at American University, Washington, D.C., 25–27 September, 2020. First established in 2010, the Feminist Art History conference builds on the legacy of feminist art-historical scholarship and pedagogy initiated by Norma Broude and Mary D. Garrard at American University. 

With the goal of fostering a broad dialogue on feminist art-historical practice, the event will feature papers spanning a range of chronological, geographic, and intersectional topics. This year, papers regarding underrepresented art-historical periods, cultures and traditions beyond the Western world, and issues of race and ethnicity are especially encouraged. We welcome submissions from established and emerging scholars of art history as well as advanced graduate students. 

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 It should consist of a one-page, single-spaced proposal of unpublished work up to 500 words for a 20-minute presentation along with a curriculum vitae of no more than two pages.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 by 1 December 2019.

Invitations to participate will be sent by 1 February 2020.


howardena pindell

Howardena Pindell, Untitled #4D, 2009. Courtesy of the artist and Garth Greenan Gallery, New York.


Event Details:

Sessions and keynote address will be held on the campus of American University in Washington, DC. September 25-27, 2020.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Kellie Jones, Professor in Art History and Archaeology and the Institute for Research in Aftrian American Studies (IRAAS) at Columbia University.

Organizing committee: Joanne Allen, Jordan Amirkhani, Juliet Bellow, Norma Broude, Kim Butler Wingfield, Nika Elder, Mary D. Garrard, Andrea Pearson, Ying-chen Peng and Anne Nellis Richter (coordinator).

Sponsored by the Art History Program and the Department of Art,College of Arts and Sciences, American University


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