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  • CFP: AAH 2017 Call for Session Proposals

    AAH2017: 43rd Annual Conference & Bookfair
    Thursday 6 April – Saturday 8 April 2017
    Loughborough University
    Call for Session Proposals
    Deadline 18 April 2016

    AAH2017 will celebrate the expansive spectrum of histories, theories and practices that characterise art historical research today. Internationally, the field of art history is eclectic and inclusive, reaching across geopolitical, cultural and disciplinary divides to extend our understanding of the visual and material culture of many diverse periods and places. At Loughborough, we are engaged with art history, contemporary practice and visual culture, linking arts-based research with advances in design, technology, media and communication, centred on the development of more sustainable and equitable global communities.

    We welcome proposals for sessions from scholars, practitioners and professionals in the field whose work focuses on art, architecture and/or design from any time period or geographical location. Sessions are invited to reflect the breadth of the field from historical analysis and contemporary criticism to practice-led research and work in curating, conservation and arts/heritage management.

    Session format: Conference sessions are usually framed in the standard format of eight, 25-minute papers, presented in 35-minute slots over a single day. We can accommodate alternative session formats, such as world cafe, round table or open discussions, providing that they fit with the standard time-tabling structure. We envisage that the majority of session proposals will follow the standard format, but if you would like to propose an alternative format session, please indicate on the form the type of format your session would follow and how this would be organised.

    Submission of Session Proposals
    Session proposals should include a title and abstract (no longer than 250 words), and the name(s) and contact details of the session convenor(s). If your session proposes an alternative format, please include details of this in the proposal.

    Deadline for session proposals: 18 April 2016

    To be submitted to the Conference Convenor using the Loughborough conference email address:

    Conference Convenors:
    Marsha Meskimmon
    with Marion Arnold, Julia Kelly, Gillian Whiteley and Alison Yarrington.

    Session abstracts and a call for papers will be distributed with Bulletin 122 and 123, June and October 2016.

  • Opportunities: Doctoral Studentship in the Centre for Research in Communication and Culture, Loughborough University, UK

    The Centre for Research in Communication and Culture (CRCC) at Loughborough invites applications for a funded PhD studentship to start in January 2015 (or as soon thereafter as possible).

    Loughborough University has an outstanding international reputation for its research and teaching in communication, media and cultural analysis. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, our submission to the D36 Unit of Assessment ‘Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information Management’ was ranked 7th / 67 according to Grade Point Average and 2nd in both Research Power and Research Intensity. In October 2015, the QS World rankings rated the university among the top 50 Universities in the world for Communication and Media Studies, for the fourth year in succession.

    The Centre is particularly well-known for world-leading research in:
    · Social Interaction, Conversation Analysis and Social Psychology;
    · Political Communication;
    · Social, Cultural and Media Theory;
    · Migration and Nationalism;
    · Media and Communication History.

    Funding and eligibility
    The studentship is open to all graduates with backgrounds in relevant disciplines and who are articulate, well qualified and highly motivated. The minimum entry qualification is a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent. The studentship is for three years and will cover tuition fees at the UK/EU rate and an annual stipend of £14,057 (standard RCUK rate 2015/16 academic year). International (non-EU) students may apply but will need to find the difference in fees between those for a ‘UK/EU’ and ‘international’ student themselves.
    Details of the application process can be found at
    You must identify and contact a potential supervisor before submission in order to discuss your proposal
    Details of potential supervisors can be found at
    The closing date for applications is December 7th 2015. For general enquiries please contact Deirdre Lombard
    Please quote reference GRC2015