Tuesday, August 31, 2010

CFP: Art and Education from Antiquity to the Present, Cambridge (UK), 12-13 May 2011

The University of Cambridge Graduate Student Conference in History of Art will be held on the 12th and 13th of May 2011. 

The conference will cover the relationships between art and education over a wide geographical and chronological spectrum. The aim of the conference is to provide, and promote, an interdisciplinary forum for scholars dealing with issues that may include, but are not limited to: 

  • The teaching of art in the contexts of workshops and institutions 
  • The educational benefits of art for the individual and the community 
  • The display of art for educational purposes in museums and galleries 
  • The representation of education in art 
  • Art and propaganda 

We encourage submissions from graduate students on a broad range of subjects - historical, philosophical, socio-political, literary and art historical - including papers written within the contexts of museums, academies and Museum Studies programs. 

Each presentation will be 20 minutes long with an additional 10 minutes reserved for questions and discussion. The sessions will be chaired by senior scholars within the University of Cambridge History of Art Department. We plan to pursue the possibility of publishing papers from the conference in a book of proceedings. Please email hoa.graduate.conference2011@gmail.com for further information regarding the conference, or to submit a 300-word abstract and a CV of maximum one page in length by the 30th of November 2010. 

  • Anna Ferrari
  • Hannah Malone
  • Rachel Parikh
  • Aurélie Petiot 
PhD candidates, History of Art Department, University of Cambridge 

Aurélie Petiot
King's College 821
Cambridge CB2 1ST