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.

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