The Seventh Feminist Art History Conference
Abstr. due: 01.12.2019
Dates: 25.09.20 — 27.09.20
Organizing comittee e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Organizers: American University
The Feminist Art History Conference was established in 2010 to celebrate and build on the legacy of feminist art-historical scholarship and pedagogy originated by Norma Broude and Mary D. Garrard at American University in Washington, D.C. In September 2020 this international conference will convene for the seventh time. The core principles of a feminist art history have long included the goals of reclaiming the place of women artists and patrons within the history of art and visual culture, and of describing and elaborating how gendered ideologies have framed the structure of both artistic practice and the writing of art history over the centuries. In recent years feminist art history has also become increasingly intersectional and interdisciplinary, dialoguing with race, class, geography, and environmental and architectural issues, to name but a few.
In the spirit of bringing together the diverse strands of thought and practice that feminist art history now embraces, this conference will feature papers spanning a wide range of chronological, geographic, intersectional, and interdisciplinary topics. These may include (but are not limited to) 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 and material cultures. At this year’s conference, underrepresented art-historical periods (ancient, medieval, Renaissance), 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.