CFP | Scottish Society for Art History ‘Art, Landscape and Space’ Study Day

6 February 2021

The Scottish Society for Art History’s study day for 2021 will explore the relationship between art and landscapes and spaces, focusing on artists in Scotland as well as Scottish artists working elsewhere. The term ‘landscape’ is defined in the broadest sense, to include natural, built and cultural landscapes.

The study day will share and engage with current research and critical debate in the field. We aim to attract a range of multi-disciplinary papers from a variety of different speakers including academics, independent researchers, practising artists, curators, archivists and conservators.

Topics include (but are not limited to): • Art in public spaces • Art and the digital landscape • Artistic responses to environmental issues • Sculpture parks, outdoor exhibitions and performance art • Challenges of curating and conserving outdoor art • The influence of national and international events on changing definitions and representations of the landscape • The conventions used to represent landscape and how these have changed and developed across time and place • New research on artists inspired by the landscape

We welcome proposals for 20-minute presentations for the study day. Speakers will be expected to provide a PowerPoint presentation, with images, to accompany their presentation. Proposals should be in the form of 300-500 word abstracts.

The deadline for proposals is 30 September 2020.

Due to the current uncertainty owing to Covid-19, the format of the study day (in-person or an online event) and the publication of papers will be announced closer to the time of the event.

If you would like to discuss the CFP in greater detail or submit an abstract, please contact Claire Robinson, Chair of the SSAH –