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This page includes Association for Art History events, as well as other events taking place across the UK and internationally.  Association for Art History events are open to all, including members and non-members, art historians and non art historians.

 

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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 […]

Modern Visuality and Nineteenth-Century performance

31 August 2021 - 3 September 2021

We are delighted to announce that registration is now open for ‘Modern Visuality and Nineteenth-Century Performance’, the final conference organised as part of the AHRC-funded project, Theatre and Visual Culture in the Long Nineteenth Century. We are welcoming colleagues to this hybrid event at the University of Exeter and online from 31st August to 3rd September 2021. […]

CFP | Sculpture & Literature, 2021 New Voices Conference

20 - 21 October 2021, proposal deadline 3 Sept

Call for Proposals | Sculpture + Literature, 2021 New Voices Annual Conference for Postgraduate and Early Doctoral Researchers. In partnership with the Henry Moore Institute and University of Leeds. 20 – 21 October 202, online.

CFP: Renaissance Medals and Exonumia, Renaissance Society of America Annual Conference, Dublin, 30 March-2 April 2022

30 March - 2 April 2022

Proposals are invited for a session (or sessions) dedicated to Renaissance medals and exonumia to be held at the annual Renaissance Society of America meeting Dublin, 30 March-2 April 2022. As small-scale, sculptural objects intended for circulation and dissemination, Renaissance medals represent one of the most abundant surviving forms of early modern material culture. Intended […]

Decolonising the Archive Webinar

28 September 2021, 6pm – 8pm BST, Online

This two-hour webinar from the Decolonising Arts Institute focuses on the theories and practices of decolonising archives. This webinar led by Dr Elisa Adami, Decolonising Arts Institute residency programme alumna and convenor, will explore what a critical praxis of decolonisation of the archive can look like, by focusing on a few examples from the fields […]

Global Britain: Decolonising Art’s Histories

09.00 -17.30, 21 June, online

Recordings of the fantastic papers and keynote by susan pui san lok from Day 1 of the 2021 Summer Symposium are now available to watch online. Each paper is 15 mins and the keynote is 50 mins.

Call for Papers: Worldviews | Latin American Art and the Decolonial Turn

4 Nov - 2 Dec 2021

  University of Cambridge, and TrAIN, University of the Arts London This online conference invites contributions from scholars, curators and artists to discuss how decoloniality acts as a frame of reference in the study of Latin American Art. Worldviews will examine how such a frame has developed over the past decade, notably through a progressive […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Economics of Construction in Imperial Roman Architecture

16 June 2021

This lecture explores the economics of construction in the Roman world, with a particular focus on the advantages of a strong form of mortared rubble usually – but rather erroneously – called concrete. Used increasingly in the city of Rome, this construction technique did not appear in isolation, but as a response to the demands […]

ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY & CLIMATE EMERGENCY | Conference 2

17 June 2021

As well as 3 keynote lectures and roundtables addressing professional practice, the SAHGB Annual Symposium programme includes 3 afternoons of papers and discussion addressing climate crisis, energy, environment and architectural history. Panel 4: Conservation and Consumption (13:30-15:00 BST) Environmental Politics of Time in Ghana’s Construction Industry, 1950s-1960s Łukasz Stanek (University of Manchester) Energy Slaves: Buckminster […]

ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY & CLIMATE EMERGENCY | Conference 3

18 June 2021

As well as 3 keynote lectures and roundtables addressing professional practice, the SAHGB Annual Symposium programme includes 3 afternoons of papers and discussion addressing climate crisis, energy, environment and architectural history.  Opening Remarks (13:15-13:30 BST) Panel 6: Imaginaries of Energy and Power (13:30-15:00 BST) ‘The Grandfather of Skyscrapers’: Gas, Steam, and Iron at Shrewsbury Flax […]

‘A building, a body’: a virtual architectural tour of the Royal College of Physicians

17 June 2021, 6-7pm online

As part of this year’s London Festival of Architecture join us on a live virtual tour of the Royal College of Physicians Grade I listed home. In 1958 architect Denys Lasdun won the commission to design the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) a new home. A modern home that would demonstrate the RCP’s new commitment […]

Call for Papers | Narrating Cold Wars

1 July 2021 deadline

Conference dates: 11–12 November We invite proposals for a multidisciplinary conference critically examining “Cold War” thinking, both historically and as a construct for understanding contemporary global rivalries. In particular, we are keen to include papers that critically examine and problematize Cold War narratives; their production and circulation among foreign policy professionals as well as in […]

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.