CALL FOR PAPERS International Congress on Medieval Studies Kalamazoo, MI May 11-13, 2023 Ecological Seeing I – Teaching Environmental Art History Ecological Seeing II – New Research in Environmental Art History Sponsored by the Material Collective. Co-organized by Danielle Joyner (Lawrence University), Nancy Thebaut (Skidmore College) & Benjamin C. Tilghman (Washington College / The Material […]
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Stand up and say it again: don’t mourn, organize! We are gutted, we are angry, but we really aren’t surprised by the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade. And we, like you, feel called to take some kind of action. With federal protection for women’s bodies now gone, we must turn our attention and […]
In April, just about a year after the art history “program” (i.e. major) at William Paterson University was terminated, I attended the fabulous SUNY New Paltz Undergraduate Art History Symposium to support our final graduate with a BA, who was also one of my advisees. This year, I noticed that the papers were particularly sophisticated […]
The organizers of Material Collective’s sponsored session at Kalamazoo 2022 seek papers that analyze 19th- and 20th-century collecting and/or building projects within their political, social, economic, and cultural environments, through examinations of the financial structures that enabled their creation, nationalist and colonialist appropriation and collecting strategies, and issues of class such as the relationships between artists and patrons.
Higher education — and particularly the humanities, and very particularly the field of Art History — are in a state of unprecedented crisis in the United States. We need CAA, as the flagship organization for art historians to publicize this large-scale attack on our academic field.