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Call for Papers: Radicalism & Reform | Nineteenth-Century Studies Association

March 16-19, 2022

The 43rd Annual Conference Nineteenth-Century Studies Association Rochester, New York March 16-19, 2022 Proposal Deadline: September 30, 2021 Website: Inspired by the history of radicalism and reform in Rochester, New York, the NCSA committee invites proposals exploring the radical possibilities of the nineteenth-century world. From the aftershocks of the French and American revolutions to […]

Art History Festival | Festival Welcome + Felt Events: In Conversation with Ilana Halperin

Monday 20 September 2021 | 5-6 PM

Scottish Society for Art History in association with Museums of University of St Andrews

CFP: Wings and Feathers in Early Modern Art and Thought: Meanings, Media, Materiality. Renaissance Society of America, Annual Conference, Dublin, 30 March-2 April 2022

30 March-2 April 2022

Renaissance Society of America, Annual Conference, Dublin, 30 March-2 April 2022 CFP: Wings and Feathers in Early Modern Art and Thought: Meanings, Media, Materiality From Leonardo’s bold aeronautic experiments and his Codex on the Flight of Birds (ca. 1505) to the plumed iconologies of Fortuna, Kairos, Melancholy, and Hermes; from Albrecht Dürer’s colorful study of […]

Call for Papers: Avant-Garde Art on Paper in Europe, 1905-1950

23 March - 25 March 2022

The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, in collaboration with the University of Leuven and the Université Libre de Bruxelles, are organizing an international symposium on the role of paper in European avant-garde art during the first half of the 20th century. A wide variety of historical or classic avant-garde artists turned to paper […]

Call for Papers: Fashion and Function: Exploring the Protective Uses of Dress in Times of Crisis

24 September 2021

Dressing the Early Modern Network Conference Supported by King’s College London, online 11.00am GMT Fashion in the early modern period was both creative and innovative, changing as people responded to the world around them. In times of crisis the functionality of dress as a way of providing protection became a practical concern for people, whatever […]

Global Britain: Decolonising Art’s Histories Day 1

Monday 21 June 2021, 9 - 5.30pm, GMT

Global Britain: Decolonising Art’s Histories Association for Art History’s two-day Summer Symposium Day 1, 21 June 2021 & Day 2, 22 September, online 22 September Programme and Speakers available here 21 June Programme and Speakers below or download full programme with abstracts (pdf) The Association for Art History’s Summer Symposium is a two-day annual event that […]

Curating Art or Curating Artists | The Thorny Question of an Artist’s Biography

22 June, 6:30-8pm GMT

Watch a recording of the live event here.  How much should an artist’s life be used to frame our understanding and experience of their artwork? Critics have often been strict in their prescription that an art object must be separated from its sullied context, with a dose of sterile white space to allow visitors to […]

Beyond the Frame: Primary Teacher CPD

24 June 2021, online

Focusing on the theme of Identity, the workshop will centre on a case study of Sonia Boyce’s 1982 self-portrait Rice n Peas.

We will investigate the wealth of ideas and associations it generates, and how the artwork might be used as the catalyst for a cross-curricular exploration of Identity with KS1 & 2 students.

Association for Art History Fellows Awards

25 May, online

Join us online on 25 May for the awards of Fellows of the Association of Art History nominated in 2020 and 2021. 

How to Write About Art

This episode of ‘How to Write About Art’ for successful funding applications is now available to view online. This was the fourth in our series of informal online talks on writing about art and art history from different perspectives and for different purposes.