CFP: Feminist Art History Conference @ American University

Announcing the Third Annual
at American University in Washington DC

Friday-Sunday, November 9-11, 2012

CALL FOR PAPERS: please submit via email a one-page, single-spaced proposal and two-page curriculum vita by May 15, 2012 to 

Notification of acceptance by July 1, 2012

This conference builds on the legacy of feminist art-historical scholarship and pedagogy initiated by Norma Broude and Mary D. Garrard at American University. To further the inclusive spirit of their groundbreaking anthologies, we invite papers on subjects spanning the chronological and geographic spectrum to foster a broad dialogue on feminist art-historical practice. Speakers may address such topics as: artists, movements, and works of art and architecture; cultural institutions and critical discourses; practices of collecting, patronage, and display; the gendering of objects, spaces, and media; the reception of images; and issues of power, agency, gender, and sexuality within visual cultures. 

Keynote address:
“Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? Feminism, Art History and the Story of a Book”
Whitney Chadwick, Professor Emerita of Art History
San Francisco State University

 Sessions and keynote will be held on AU’s campus

with additional events at the National Museum of Women in the Arts

in conjunction with its 25th Anniversary celebration


Sponsored by the Art History Program, Department of Art,
College of Arts and Sciences at American University
Organizing committee:  Kathe Albrecht, Juliet Bellow, Norma Broude, Kim Butler,
Mary D. Garrard, Namiko Kunimoto, Helen Langa, and Andrea Pearson


Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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