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Affiliated Society News for April 2018

posted by CAA — Apr 17, 2018

Affiliated Society News shares the new and exciting things CAA’s affiliated organizations are working on including activities, awards, publications, conferences, and exhibitions. For more information on Affiliated Societies, click here.

Society of Historians of Eastern European, Eurasian, and Russian Art and Architecture (SHERA)

Society of Historians of Eastern European, Eurasian, and Russian Art and Architecture (SHERA) is an affiliate organization of CAA and ASEEES and partner organization of SAH; elected Board Officers are Eva Forgacs, President; Karen Kettering, Vice-President / President Elect; Alice Isabella Sullivan, Secretary / Treasurer; Yelena Kalinsky, Listserv Administrator; Corina L. Apostol, News Editor; and Anna P. Sokolina, SHERA-SAH Liaison. During recent elections, SHERA reelected Members-at-Large Hanna Chuchvaha, Nic Iljine, Natalia Kolodzei, and Andrey Shabanov.

Thanks to a generous donation from an anonymous donor, SHERA is offering annually two SHERA Graduate Student Travel Grants of 1,500 USD each. The grant is given for five consecutive years (2017-2021), to help defray travel costs for a graduate student – SHERA member, presenting a paper at the CAA Annual Conference or the ASEEES Annual Convention. Applications will be evaluated based on the academic merit of the paper topic and financial need. SHERA is especially committed to subsidizing a graduate student who is attending the conference for the first time or who has no local institutional resources for travel support. Calls for application will be posted to H-SHERA.

Association of Academic Museums & Galleries (AAMG)


AAMG’s next annual conference will be held June 21-24, 2018, at the Lowe Art Museum (University of Miami).

Our 2018 conference is a partnership with UMAC (University Museums and Collections), a committee of ICOM (International Council of Museums). We encourage members of either organization to join us and explore this year’s theme:

Audacious Ideas: University Museums and Collections as Change-Agents for a Better World

We live in a dangerous, often unstable, and environmentally compromised world. What can academic museums, galleries, and collections do to remedy this situation? If we are dedicated to teaching and training new generations of students, to serving increasingly diverse communities, how do we make a positive difference? How do we know we are making that difference? Let’s share great ideas and pressing concerns and learn and network with our global colleagues

Take a sneak peek at sessions, workshops, and more

Association for Latin American Art

ALAA would like to announce the formation of a new journal for scholars in our field:

Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture

Call for Submissions 2018

Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture

A new journal to be published by University of California Press

Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture (LALVC) is a new quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal published by the University California Press, scheduled for publication in January 2019. The editorial staff is now reviewing submissions.

Focused on Latin American and Latinx visual culture of all time periods — ancient, colonial, modern, and contemporary – LALVC publishes on Mexico, Central America, South America, the Caribbean, and the United States, as well as on communities in diaspora. LALVC considers all aspects of visual expression, including, but not limited to, art history, material culture, architecture, film and media, museum studies, pop culture, fashion, public art and activism. We welcome a range of interdisciplinary methodologies and perspectives. Additionally, the journal seeks to inspire and advance dialogue and debate concerning pedagogical, methodological, and historiographical issues.

We welcome scholarly research articles (10,000 to 12,000 words) written in English, Spanish, or Portuguese, as well as in American indigenous languages. Contact the editors if you are interested in proposing a guest-edited DIALOGUES section or writing a review of a book or exhibition.

To submit your work for review, or for any inquiries, please contact the editorial staff at Please review the journal’s author guidelines prior to submission.

Deadline for submissions to be considered for the first issue is June 1, 2018.

Association for Latin American Art
Fifth Triennial Conference
Chicago, March 8-9, 2019


The World Turned Upside Down:
Arts of Oppression and Resistance in the American Hemisphere

In keeping with these uneasy times, this Triennial welcomes studies of artworks and visual practices that either materialize powers of a presumed establishment or push back against its projected dominance, made or enacted anytime during more than 3000 years of Latin American history. An agent characterized as “radical” is often understood to challenge the fundamental nature of something, be it an established governance framework, broadly accepted social traditions, propagated religious strictures, or other oppressive cultural forces. This conference is interested in the fundamental role that art and architecture has played in both compounding constrictive powers and in giving shape to resistance, whether localized or widespread, subtle or indeed radical.

The committee therefore seeks proposals that offer specific answers to broad questions such as: How has art functioned to secure compliance, to encourage conformity, to intimidate, or to aestheticize state violence? Or in contrast, how do artistic practices demonstrate the will to resist, to protest, or to aggressively revolt? Case studies might use gender as a helpful index for exploring, for instance, visual culture that scaffolds patriarchal structures or works that deliver feminist challenges. Oppression and resistance could alternatively be viewed through the lens of form, perhaps with adherence to stylistic norms that affirm a particular worldview, or by way of notable artistic departures that seek to turn that world upside down. We encourage paper proposals that focus on overlooked and neglected artistic traditions, or offer new interpretations of canonical works of art. Submissions engaging methodologies drawn from decolonial, postcolonial, and critical race studies, as well as intersectional approaches to visual culture, among others, are also welcomed.

To be considered, participants must be members of the Association for Latin American Art. Please submit a CV as well as an abstract of approximately 500 words by Sept. 1, 2018 via e-mail to Delia Cosentino:

American Society for Aesthetics

The American Society for Aesthetics is pleased to announce meetings and conferences in the coming months. Non-members are welcome to attend:

Association of Art Museum Curators

The Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) and AAMC Foundation is honored to present a series of three webinars on research, advances, and issues surrounding the topic of provenance.  With the establishment of substantial research databases and resources, great progress has been made in researching artworks that may have been subject to unlawful appropriation during the World War II era. As museums work to make their collections accessible online, there is both the need and potential to extend these advances to other categories of objects. The first webinar will acknowledge the impact of the pioneering work in WWII era research and provide updates on the current status within the field. The second session will offer a review of work currently being undertaken for non-WWII era looting and specifically looking at fields, including but not limited to, African Art, Asian Art and Antiquities. In the final session, we will emphasize the interest and need for progress in collaboration across diverse fields, present information on sharing data, and digitization and resources in communicating knowledge. The three webinars will build from seminar to seminar, but do not require attendance at each one to gain value from an individual session. Scheduled over three Tuesdays this June 2018, registration is available at a purchase of a single session or package of all three.  Members and non-members alike can register directly online, with group rate packages available to participate. Access to webinar recordings will also be available for viewing with purchase.The first webinar on June 12 is Advances in WWII Era Research; the second on June 19 is Going Beyond WWII Era Research, June 19, 2018; and the third on June 26 is Sharing Research, Asking New Questions.  Register to participate today.

Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art (AHNCA)

The Fifteenth Annual Graduate Student Symposium in the History of Nineteenth-Century Art, co-sponsored by the Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art (AHNCA) and the Dahesh Museum of Art, was held on March 18, 2018, in New York City. Ten doctoral students and candidates from the United States and Europe participated in the symposium, with an excellent array of papers covering a variety of international topics in different media. The Dahesh Museum of Art Prize was presented to Jennifer Pride, Florida State University, for her paper entitled “The Poetics of Demolition: The Pickax and Spectator Motifs in Second Empire Paris.” This prize of $1,000 was generously provided by the Mervat Zahid Cultural Foundation, and also includes with it the opportunity for publication in Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide.

Historians of Eighteenth-Century Art and Architecture (HECAA)

The Historians of Eighteenth-Century Art and Architecture (HECAA) met in Orlando in late March and awarded Kee IL Choi the Dora Wiebenson prize for his conference paper, “In all things must the ancients be imitated: vases and diplomacy at the Qing court.” We are preparing for our first-ever standalone conference to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the founding of HECAA, Art and Architecture in the Long Eighteenth Century: HECAA at 25, in Dallas Nov. 1-4, 2018. For a complete program, see the conference website at: Our excellent blog, Enfilade, contains news of exhibitions, lectures, and new books in 18th-century art history from around the world; follow it at:

New Media Caucus

MFA student, America Salomon published a report of her experience at the 2018 CAA Conference on the New Media Caucus’ Hub, a blog-based publishing platform. America was the recipient of the New Media Caucus’s first Judson-Morrissey Excellence in New Media Award, a scholarship awarding $1,100 for a student of color working in the field of new media art to attend the CAA Conference.

Association of Research Institutes in Art History (ARIAH)

ARIAH, a consortium of 27 institutes of advanced research in art history, has elected a new slate of officers to serve three-year terms. They include Martina Droth, Chair, Yale Center for British Art; Amelia Goerlitz, Vice-Chair, Smithsonian American Art Museum; Nan Wolverton, Secretary, American Antiquarian Society; and Cynthia Roman, Treasurer, The Lewis Walpole Library. ARIAH operates several cooperative programs in support of research and scholarly exchange in art history. The Association’s 2017 Digital Development Award for Art History Publishing was presented to Afterall and Journal 18 in support of three projects that will take advantage of new possibilities offered by digital publishing platforms for presenting art historical research. The ARIAH East Asia Fellowship Program, now in its third year, has brought eight scholars from East Asia to ARIAH member institutes for three- to four-month residencies to conduct independent research. The program is supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Getty Foundation, and the Terra Foundation for American Art. ARIAH is grateful to the Kress Foundation for sponsoring an exchange program in 2017 that supported an interchange of expertise between professional staff of ARIAH member institutions and institutions belonging to the International Association of Research Institutes in the History of Art (RIHA). Recipients included a staff member from the Yale Center for British Art (ARIAH member) who traveled to the Courtauld Institute (RIHA member), and a staff member from the Swiss Institute for Art Research at the University of Zürich (RIHA member) who worked at the Getty Research Institute (an ARIAH member). ARIAH held its spring business meeting at the Getty Research Institute in conjunction with the 2018 CAA meeting in Los Angeles, and also sponsored a session entitled “Material Culture and Art History: A State of the Field(s) Panel Discussion,” that was chaired by Catharine Dann Roeber of the Winterthur Museum. ARIAH’s sponsored session at the 2019 CAA meeting will consider the place of artists’ residencies at the art history research institute.

Historians of British Art

On February 22, the Historians of British Art (HBA) held a CAA session entitled “The Image of the American Indian in Nineteenth-Century Britain: New Critical Perspectives.” This session, which was chaired by Michael Hatt (Warwick University) and Martina Droth (Yale Center for British Art), explored the various ways in which native peoples from the United States and Canada and the artifacts of their cultures were represented, portrayed, studied, and collected in Britain in the long nineteenth century. We thank the chairs and the speakers for sharing their research:

  • Scott Manning Stevens (Syracuse University), “Resisting the Declension Narrative: The Image of the Iroquois in the Victorian Age”
  • Dominic Hardy (Université du Québec à Montréal), “British Satirical Reception of North American Indigenous Performers and Their Work in the 1840s: Methodological Perspectives”
  • Emily L. Voelker (Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art), “William Blackmore and Transatlantic Networks of Creation and Dissemination in William Henry Jackson’s Photographs of North American Indians (1877)”

HBA members also visited the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Study Center for Photographs and Works on Paper, where curators led a viewing and discussion of highlights from the museum’s collection of British photographs, works on paper, and decorative arts. Finally, at HBA’s annual business meeting, Martina Droth and Sarah Turner of British Art Studies led a discussion on the challenges and opportunities in publishing on British art in the era of transnational, digital, and global art history. Reflecting on the first three years of British Art Studies, forthcoming issues of the online periodical, and directions for the future, the speakers addressed innovations in digital publishing, the importance of Empire histories, and the definition of “British Art” in the current moment.

HBA Members attending CAA Study Session at LACMA, February 22, 2018. Photograph courtesy Courtney Long.

Association of Research Institutes in Art History (ARIAH)

ARIAH, a consortium of 27 institutes of advanced research in art history, has elected a new slate of officers to serve three-year terms. They include Martina Droth, Chair, Yale Center for British Art; Amelia Goerlitz, Vice-Chair, Smithsonian American Art Museum; Nan Wolverton, Secretary, American Antiquarian Society; and Cynthia Roman, Treasurer, The Lewis Walpole Library. ARIAH operates several cooperative programs in support of research and scholarly exchange in art history. The Association’s 2017 Digital Development Award for Art History Publishing was presented to Afterall and Journal 18 in support of three projects that will take advantage of new possibilities offered by digital publishing platforms for presenting art historical research. The ARIAH East Asia Fellowship Program, now in its third year, has brought eight scholars from East Asia to ARIAH member institutes for three- to four-month residencies to conduct independent research. The program is supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Getty Foundation, and the Terra Foundation for American Art. The Samuel H Kress Foundation is supporting an exchange program for facilitating the sharing of expertise between professional staff of ARIAH member institutions and institutions belonging to the International Association of Research Institutes in the History of Art (RIHA). In 2017, recipients included a staff member from the Yale Center for British Art (ARIAH member) who traveled to the Courtauld Institute (RIHA member), and a staff member from the Swiss Institute for Art Research at the University of Zürich (RIHA member) who worked at the Getty Research Institute (ARIAH member). ARIAH held its spring business meeting at the Getty Research Institute in conjunction with the 2018 CAA meeting in Los Angeles, and also sponsored a session entitled “Material Culture and Art History: A State of the Field(s) Panel Discussion,” chaired by Catharine Dann Roeber of the Winterthur Museum. ARIAH’s sponsored session at the 2019 CAA meeting will consider the place of artists’ residencies at the art history research institute.

Community College Professors of Art and Art History (CCPAAH)

The Community College Professors of Art and Art History had a very successful session at this year’s CAA Conference in Los Angeles. Championing the Relevancy of Studio Art and Art History in the Twenty-First Century: Stories of Success and Advocacy was chaired by Walter Meyer, Santa Monica College and Susan Altman, Middlesex County College. Thank you to all of the attendees, and presenters including Brian Seymour, Community College of Philadelphia Broadening the Appeal: Partnering with Local Collections; Shelley Drake Hawks, Middlesex Community College Art Appreciation Through A Transcendental Lens; Kathleen Wentrack, CUNY Queensborough Community College (Art History and Interdisciplinary Learning: A Model for Twenty-First Century Pedagogy; Valerie Taylor, Pasadena City College and Lisa Boutin Vitela, Cerritos College Interdisciplinary Futures: Investigating Renaissance Techniques and Art History; Justine De Young, SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology Rethinking Student Research as Public Scholarship; and Gretchen Batcheller, Cynthia Coburn and Ty Pownall, Pepperdine University Thinking Outside the White Cube: Piloting A Mobile Art Gallery in Los Angeles. All of these were interesting and thought-provoking presentations. The prospectus for next year’s conference will be posted later this spring in the CAA news and on our Facebook page, Community College Professors of Art and Art History. We welcome you to join us at next year’s conference in New York for our business meeting project share and our session, as well as our session at the FATE Conference. Please consider submitting a proposal to present at these sessions. If you want to be more involved, or have questions, please email us at:

American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC)

The most recent edition of the Journal of the American Institute for Conservation (JAIC), Vol. 56, No. 3-4, includes a variety of topics of interest to preservation professionals of all specialties, including the visual arts. The articles discuss subjects including the use of EEM Fluorescence Spectroscopy to describe natural organic colorants, the examination and analysis of Dunhuang and Turfan manuscript materials, documentation of objects using infrared and 3D imaging, and the development and testing of Incralac lacquer. Our 2018 special issue will delve into the use of reflectance hyperspectral imaging for the documentation and conservation of 2D artworks.

AIC is a membership organization supporting conservation professionals in preserving cultural heritage in different areas: architecture, book & paper, collection care, electronic media, health and safety issues, objects, paintings, photographic materials, textiles, and wooden artifacts. We produce research and publications, create educational opportunities in the field, and stimulate knowledge exchange with allied professionals. Our latest publication is Platinum and Palladium Photographs: Technical History, Connoisseurship, and Preservation, now available in our store.

One way to achieve our goal of supporting our field is through our annual meeting, where we bring together about 1,300 national and international professionals who gather to share ideas and techniques, discuss furthering the field of conservation through new initiatives, and increasing diversity. Material Matters 2018 is the theme of this year’s meeting, to be hosted in Houston, TX, May 29 through June 2, 2018. Please check out our programming for more details.

FATE (Foundations in Art: Theory and Education) News:

We had a great turnout for our Inclusion and Empathy discussion, as well as our affiliate session “Let’s Dance, But Don’t Call Me Baby: Dialogue, Empathy, and Inclusion in the Classroom and Beyond” at February’s conference in LA. A recording of our discussion will be available soon on FATE’s Positive Space podcast:

In addition, recent podcasts include: Episode 27: [ 3.28.18 ] A very honest conversation with David Janssen Jr., MFA Candidate at The University of Idaho. We unpack the privilege of being an educator, millennial haters & the urgent need to avoid becoming lazy by staying  passionate about all aspects of being an academic. As a current graduate student, David offers a uniquely fresh perspective about classroom dynamics, with a focus on self reflection and empathy. Episode 26: [ 3.14.18 ] Rethinking creativity & being truly open to opportunities – even if they are unfamiliar & across the globe – marks only the beginning of our thoughtful chat with artist & educator Chris Kienke, Chair of the Foundations Curriculum at the School of Art & Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Chris outlines how his evolving artistic practice has been informed by places/spaces while teaching abroad in the middle east. In addition, we discuss the state of foundations, advise for emerging educators & the navigating the politics of higher education.

Membership: Starting the 2018/2019 membership period, FATE has made changes to the Individual Membership fees including a new Adjunct Faculty Membership rate for part-time and contingent faculty members:

Accepting Proposals for FATE 2019, Deadline: May 18:

The upcoming FATE conference, “Foundations in Flux”, hosted by Columbus College of Art & Design, will be in Columbus, OH, April 4 – 9, 2019. We are seeking proposals for panel discussions and workshop events surrounding the conference theme Foundations in Flux. As foundational learning continues to shift and grow, we educators find ourselves reinventing curricular structures to suit the needs of our first year students. We’re in a state of constant flux as we tackle new methods of technique and concept-based learning styles. At the upcoming FATE Conference, let’s dig into the ways we are engaging this new generation of global citizens — and how we can do that better.

FATE is committed to being inclusive by encouraging participation from a diverse range of voices within underrepresented identities and communities. In addition, we encourage participation from a wide spectrum within the academic community (high school educators, adjuncts, graduate students, art historians, fine artists, designers, faculty representing rural institutions, community colleges, and those teaching advanced courses). 

Submit your proposals for chairing a session panel, leading a workshop, or leading a roundtable discussion & CV to FATE2019@CCAD.EDU. Please limit your topic proposals and/or workshop description to 200 words maximum. This submission deadline is Friday, May 18th, 2018. 

Design History Society

The Design History Society is committed to supporting the development of research in the field of design history. The Society offers a number of annual grants and wards spread throughout the year and aimed at supporting a variety of research activities, aims and outputs. Together the grants and awards are available to a mixture of members and non-members and have been conceived to encourage innovative and inclusive definitions of design history and its methods and approaches.

DHS Conference Bursary

The Design History Society has a bursary fund to assist DHS Student members whose papers have been accepted for presentation at our annual conference. The Society endeavours to provide bursaries for up to 15 DHS student members presenting at our Conference. Each bursary includes the concessionary rate conference fee, attendance at the gala dinner. Deadline:

More information can be found at:

Design Writing Prize

Guest judge for the 2018, Johanna Agerman Ross, Curator at the Victoria & Albert Museum, and founder/director of the quarterly design journal Disegno

In order to encourage, recognise, and support writing that engages audiences in critical and contemporary issues in design writing, the Design History Society initiated a new writing prize in 2017. Running for the second time in 2018, this prize is open to scholars, researchers, critics, practitioners and educators within and outside the Society who demonstrate a commitment to furthering the work of critical debate in design through writing. The aim of the Design Writing Prize, in addition to promoting and celebrating excellent new work, is to advocate writing as a necessary and creative practice for communicating ideas related to design. In this vein, entries that include a variety of modes such as essays, interviews, reviews or editorial commentary are welcome and can either be published works or in manuscript phase. Deadline: 16.00 GMT on 15 June 2018

More information can be found at:

Student Essay Prize

Submissions are invited for the Design History Society Essay Prize, established in 1997 in order to maintain high standards in design history in higher education. Two essay prizes are awarded annually; one to an undergraduate student and the other to a postgraduate (MA or PhD). Deadline: 16.00 GMT on 15 June 2018.

More information can be found at:

Research Travel & Conference Grant

The Research Travel and Conference Grant is awarded by the DHS annually to assist those need to travel to conduct essential research for their design history scholarship or to present new research at key academic conferences. Deadline: 15th May

More information can be found at:

Strategic Research Grant

The Strategic Research Grant expresses the Society’s work to lead the academic commitment to design history research. Founded in 2012 to encourage design history research in non-Western geographies and post-colonial perspectives, as of 2015 the Strategic Research Grant is an annual award. The Grant supports original and significant research in non-Western, post-colonial and other areas, themes and methods that have either been overlooked or underrepresented in the field but are important to its future development. Applicants must be engaged in research leading to a conference paper or published outcome such as a peer-review journal or other academic publication. Deadline: 15th November

More information can be found at:

Research Exhibition Grant

The Research Exhibition Grant is awarded by the DHS annually to assist those engaged in design history research that leads to an exhibition or display. The exhibition or display may be permanent or temporary, and take a physical and/or digital format. Deadline: 15th March

More information can be found at:

Research Publication Grant

The Research Publication Grant is awarded by the DHS annually to assist those engaged in design history research with the publication of their research in research-based outputs such as peer-reviewed journal articles or books published by an academic press or museum institution. Deadline: 15th January

More information can be found at:

Student Travel Award

The Student Travel Award is awarded by the DHS annually to encourage and support research activity amongst students in the field of design history. The grant is open to all student members of the society. To be eligible to apply, applicants must be currently enrolled as undergraduate or postgraduate student at any institution and undertaking research in the field of design history of any geography and period.

The Student Travel Award may be used towards the costs incurred for research trips including travel to conferences, accommodation, travel and other research expenses (e.g. photocopying costs, library membership). Deadline: 15th January

More information can be found at:

Day Symposium Grant

The DHS Day Symposium Grant assists DHS members convene a symposium to discuss and disseminate design history research. The Grant is part of the Society’s aim to promote and support scholarship in the field of design history and to play a role in shaping an inclusive and innovative field. The DHS Day Symposium Grant aims to support high quality, original research activity. No fixed deadline

More information can be found at:

Outreach and Events Grant

he DHS Outreach Event Grant provides assistance for DHS members to convene a public event to promote design history beyond a traditional academic setting. This Grant is part of the Society’s aim to promote the field of design history and to play a role in shaping inclusive and innovative forums, support activities that offer new perspectives on how design history can engage diverse audiences and contribute to public discourse that reaches wider communities. No fixed deadline

More information can be found at:

Association for Textual Scholarship (ATSAH)

Members’ Publications

Eliana Carrra, “Un proposito di identificazione per il Ritratto di giovane con libro di Agnolo Bronzino: Benedetto Bsini,”  Annali di Critic d’Arte  N. 1 (2017):89-115.

Deborah Cibelli, Review of The Early Modern Child in Art and History, edited by Matthew Knox Averette, The Sixteenth Century Journal, XLVII (2016):783-85.

Jennifer Bates Ehlert, “Hylas and the Matinee Girl: John William Waterhouse and the Female Gaze,” Athanor, Vol. 36 (June 2018): 69-76.

Sara N. James,  “Wit and Humor in Ugolinodi Prete Ilario’s Life of the Virgin at Orvieto,” Source: Notes in the History of Art vol 36, no.3-4 (Spring/Summer2017):159-67.

Sara N. James, “Review of Tarnya Cooper, Aviva Bunstock, Maurice Howard, and Edward Town, eds. Paintingin Britain 1500-1630: Production, Influences, and Patronage. A British Academy Publication. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2016, for the Sixteenth Century Journal, XLVIII/1 (Spring2017):249-51.

Robin O’Bryan,  “Carnal Desire and Conflicted Sexual Identity in a ‘Dominican’ Chapel” In Images of Sex and Desire in Renaissance Thought and Modern Historiography ed. Angeliki Pollali and Berthold Hub (Routledge, 2017), 40-68.

Robin O’Bryan, “Michelangelo’s Sistine Dwarf”

Source: Notes in the History of Art 36, no. 2 (Winter 2017): 67-77.

Emilie Passignat, ‘’Manière’, ‘maniéré’, ‘maniériste’ : transferts et enjeux théoriques autour d’un terme clé du vocabulaire artistique », in Michèle-Caroline Heck (ed.), Lexicographie artistique : formes, usages et enjeux dans l’Europe moderne (Montpellier, PULM, 2018), 363-376, on-line, doi: 10.26530/OAPEN_644313 .

Emilie Passignat, “Manière”, in Michèle-Caroline Heck (ed.), Lexart. Les mots de la peinture (France, Allemagne, Angleterre, Pays-Bas, 1600-1750) (Montpellier, PULM,  2018), 333-339.

Emilie Passignat,“Maniéré”, in Michèle-Caroline Heck (ed.), Lexart. Les mots de la peinture (France, Allemagne, Angleterre, Pays-Bas, 1600-1750)  (Montpellier, PULM, 2018), 340-343.

Liana De Girolami  Cheney, “Camillo Camilli’s Imprese for the Academies,” Journal of Literature and Art,  Vol. 8 No. 4 (April 2018):598-613

Liana De Girolami  Cheney, “Jan Haicksz Steen’s Woman at Her Toilet: “Provocative Innuendos,” Journal of Literature and Art Studies Vol. 7, No. 10, (October 2017): 1-11, doi: 10.17265/2159-5836/2017.10.000

Liana De Girolami Cheney, “Giovanni Antonio Bazzi, Allegories of Love: Emblematic Ardor,” Cultural and Religious Studies, Vol. 5, No. 5, (May 2017): 1-37, doi: 10.17265/2328-2177/2017.05.000

Pacific Arts Association

The Pacific in Europe, Europe and the Pacific Linden-Museum Stuttgart | 26–28 April 2018

The annual PAA-E meeting entitled “The Pacific in Europe, Europe and the Pacific” will be held at the Linden-Museum Stuttgart, State Museum of Ethnology, from 26 until 28 April 2018 to coincide with the exhibition Hawai‘i – Royal Islands in the Pacific (14 October 2017 – 13 May 2018).

The Pacific Arts Association’s XIII International Symposium will be held in Brisbane 25-28 March 2019. 

The Pacific Chapter has decided to create a pre-symposium opportunity to visit and learn about the arts of Vanuatu whilst they plan and refine their travel arrangements for next year.

As well as participating in panel discussions about key issues relating to the arts of the Pacific, the Vanuatu conference will be a chance to visit Port Vila, engage with kastom, meet local artists and cultural workers, and experience town and the contemporary arts scene.

In the meantime, if this piques your interest, please contact Karen Stevenson on so that she can get a sense of numbers as she and colleagues continue to plan for this.

Association of Historians of American Art

The Association of Historians of American Art Fifth Biennial Symposium
October 4-6, 2018
Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota

AHAA invites proposals for presentations on any aspect of North American art, visual/material culture, and architectural history, broadly construed. We encourage a broad range of proposals, reflecting a diversity of both topics and methodological approaches. Please send: (1) a 250-word abstract, (2) a proposed title, (3) a clear indication of presentation format, and (4) a short c.v. of no more than two pages by Friday, April 13, 2018 to Robert Cozzolino, Jennifer Marshall, and Christina Michelon, AHAA Symposium co-chairs at: Inquiries may also be directed to that email address.

AHAA sponsored session at CAA
February 13-16, 2019
New York, NY

As an affiliated society of CAA, the Association of Historians of American Art (AHAA) sponsors a session at CAA’s Annual Conference. This year, AHAA is seeking proposals for a one-and-a-half-hour professional session addressing any of the following: new pedagogies, exhibitions, patronage, auctions, and publishing. Please submit a title and short description of the session, along with the proposer’s c.v. and a statement of expertise on the topic proposed to by April 13, 2018.


SECAC awards two $5,000 prizes annually: The Artist’s Fellowship, awarded to an individual artist or to a group of artists working together on a specific project, and the William R. Levin Award for Research in the History of Art, an award of an annual total of $5,000 to one or more art historians who are members of the organization. The Artist’s Fellowship entries must be submitted by August 14, 2018; the Levin Award entries must be submitted by August 31, 2018. For more information see: and


The 74th Annual SECAC Conference, hosted by the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will be held in Birmingham, Alabama, October 17 through 20, 2018. Events during the conference will include a keynote address by Andrew Freear, Director of Auburn University’s Rural Studio. Freear is a recent Loeb Fellow at Harvard University Graduate School of Design and has designed and built Rural Studio exhibits across the globe including at the Whitney Biennial, the Sao Paulo Biennal, the V&A in London, MoMA NYC, and most recently, the Milan Triennale and the Venice Biennale. A SECAC-only private reception to view the exhibition, Third Space/Shifting Conversations about Contemporary Art will be held at the Birmingham Museum of Art, and the annual SECAC Artist’s Fellowship and Juried [Members] Exhibitions will be on view at UAB’s Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts. Designed by the world-renowned architect, the late Randall Stout, AEIVA is a center for UAB and the Birmingham community to engage with contemporary art and artists. The 2018 Members Exhibition will be juried by Peter Baldaia, Head of Curatorial Affairs, Huntsville Museum of Art. For more information see:

Juried Exhibition submission deadline, April 15, 2018:

Call for Papers deadline, April 20, 2018:

Arts Council of the African Studies Association (ACASA)

This activity report pertains to events held by the Arts Council of the African Studies Association during the 2018 CAA Annual Conference at UCLA.

ACASA held one sponsored panel during the CAA Annual Conference. Titled “Abstraction in Africa: Origins, Meaning, Function” it was organized by Kevin Tervala, a Ph.D. candidate at Harvard University. A session that solicited contributors, it eventually included the following presentations:

  • “Abstraction, Extraction, and Transaction in the Carved Doors of Zanzibar”
    Janet Purdy, The Pennsylvania State University
  • “Between Abstraction and Figuration: Corporeal Excess and Uncertainty in Nineteenth-Century Zulu Vessels”
    Theresa Sims, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
  • “Abstraction and Mobility in Northwestern Kenya ”
    Kevin Tervala, Harvard University

In addition to the ACASA-sponsored panel, ACASA organized a special event at the Fowler Museum at UCLA in the form of an Open House. The museum offered coffee, tours, and conversations about the exhibitions on view to ACASA members and CAA annual meeting participants: the Fowler’s PST show, Axe Bahia: The Power of Art in an Afro-Brazilian Metropolis, and Bread, Butter, and Power: Paintings by Meleko Mokgosi. It was a great opportunity to visit the museum and mingle with colleagues.

Historians of German, Scandinavian, and Central European Art & Architecture (HGSCEA)

HGSCEA organized another successful set of events at CAA this year in Los Angeles.

The well-attended sponsored session was chaired by Allison Morehead, and examined critical race theory in Scandinavian, Central European, and German art. It comprised four papers: Rebecca Houze considered constructions of ethnicity and national identity in Hungarian design, Pat Berman examined the discourse of whiteness in Norwegian art, Bart Pushaw drew attention to several cases of the representation and repression of race in Scandinavian art, and Kristin Schroeder analyzed the depiction of race and gender in a painting by Christian Schad. HGSCEA was also well represented at the conference more generally. Members presented their research in other sessions, acted as chairs and commentators, and represented organizations and journals. The participation of two early-career scholars, Tomasz Grusiecki and Max Koss, was supported by HGSCEA Travel Stipends.

The annual reception, a catered Mexican dinner at a studio space near the convention center, was attended by about forty members. They saw old friends, made new acquaintances, and learned the results of the 2017 Emerging Scholars Prize. From a large pool of strong submissions, the Board named two articles published last year as the winners: Tomasz Grusiecki, “Foreign as Native: Baltic Amber in Florence,” and Kerry Greaves, “Thirteen Artists in a Tent: Danish Avant-garde Exhibition Practice during World War II.” Morgan Ng received an Honorable Mention for “Toward a Cultural Ecology of Architectural Glass in Early Modern Northern Europe.”

During the business meeting, the Board not only heard reports from the president, treasurer, and website manager, but also discussed the proposals it had received for next year’s session at CAA in New York. All were appealing, but the Board selected the one sent by Kerry Greaves, “Women Artists in Germany, Central Europe, and Scandinavia, 1880-1955.”

HGSCEA at the CAA Annual Conference in Los Angeles, 2018.

American Society of Hispanic Art Historical Studies (ASHAHS)

The American Society of Hispanic Art Historical Studies (ASHAHS) announced the results of the Eleanor Tufts Award at its business meeting at the 2018 annual conference of the College Art Association. The annual award, established in 1992 to honor Professor Tufts’ contributions to the study of Spanish art, recognizes an outstanding English-language book in the area of Spanish or Portuguese art history. This year the committee chose to give the Eleanor Tufts Award to Oscar E. Vázquez, The End Again: Degeneration and Visual Culture in Modern Spain (University Park, PA: Penn State University Press, 2017). In addition, the jurors selected two books for honorable mention: Ilona Katzew, et al., Painted in Mexico, 1700-1790: Pinxit Mexici (Los Angeles, CA: Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Mexico City: Fomento Cultural Banamex, A.C.; New York, NY: DelMonico Books/Prestel, 2017) and Amanda Wunder, Baroque Seville: Sacred Art in a Century of Crisis (University Park, PA: Penn State University Press, 2017).​

Association of Historians of American Art (AHAA)

Preparations are underway for AHAA’s Fifth Biennial Symposium, October 4-6, 2018 in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. The goal of this biennial symposium is to represent the most innovative, creative, and rigorous scholarship currently shaping the field of American art.

The Executive Editors of Panorama: Journal of the Association of Historians of American Art are pleased to announce that The Henry Luce Foundation has awarded the journal a three-year, $45,000 grant to support publication of the journal. This grant supports the position of managing editor, provides professional development in art history and digital humanities, and funds subventions to help authors defray the cost of image reproduction fees.

“The Henry Luce Foundation has been a strong supporter of Panorama since its inception, and we are delighted to announce funding that ensures our financial base through 2020,” said Betsy Boone, an Executive Editor for the journal. “Luce funding has allowed us to professionalize our administrative structure, allowing us to bring cutting-edge scholarship on American art to audiences around the world through our open-access platform.”

The International Art Market Studies Association (TIAMSA)

TIAMSA is offering the following events over the upcoming months:

1) Porto Alegre, Brazil, April 8-10 – ART BEYOND ART: First Symposium on Art Systemic Relations (Goethe Institut, Porto Alegre) – From production to access, the world of visual arts have changed substantially in the last decades, especially considering the performances of agents and institutions which together act in the creation of legitimating structures and in the definition of what art is or is not. However, the logic of production, circulation, legitimization and consumption is also associated with spheres other than those specific to the art world, highlighting the connections inherent in the development of the greater art system. In this sense ART BEYOND ART, the first Symposium on Art Systemic Relations, proposes to debate the transformations in the mode(s) of operation and in the production of contemporary visual art. Essentially transdisciplinary, the event aims to open the dialogue between researchers of Arts, Sociology, Anthropology, Philosophy, Literature, Technology, Sciences and other areas. – This conference is an initiative of TIAMSA Art Market and Collecting – Portugal, Spain and Brazil (TIAMSA AMC_PSB). All further information can be found in the related post and on the Conference Website.

2) TIAMSA’s 2nd Conference will take place in September in Vienna: ART FOR THE PEOPLE? Questioning the Democratization of the Art Market. 

2nd Conference
TIAMSA ­­– The International Art Market Studies Association
Vienna, 27-29 September 2018
Apply by April 15, 2018

The art world and the market have traditionally been the domain of the elites and have thrived on exclusivity. However, the art world has arguably become much more democratic in recent years thanks to the digital revolution, the inclusion of emerging economies in the world art market system, and the vastly improved access to art and information. The price histories of works of art can nowadays easily be reconstructed using online databases; the threshold for art buying is significantly lowered by online sales platforms; and new buyers in emerging economies are making the art market much less Western-oriented. Moreover, an ever broader range of artworks in different price categories has put (fine) art within reach of the middle classes across the globe. At the same time, art institutions such as museums are under tremendous pressure to be less exclusive. Some of these democratizing tendencies are of course not new. For instance, publishing houses in Europe started disseminating prints on a massive scale already in the sixteenth century, thereby enabling larger segments of the population to acquire images. Read more here

TIAMSA members receive discounts to our events as well as Art Market Studies related publications from BRILL, Francis & Taylor, Brepols / Harvey Miller.

For more information go to

Society of Architectural Historians (SAH)

The Society of Architectural Historians is now accepting abstracts for its 72nd Annual International Conference in Providence, Rhode Island, April 24–28. Please submit an abstract no later than 11:59 p.m. CDT on June 5, 2018, to one of the 34 thematic sessions, the Graduate Student Lightning Talks or the Open Sessions. SAH encourages submissions from architectural, landscape, and urban historians; museum curators; preservationists; independent scholars; architects; scholars in related fields; and members of SAH chapters and partner organizations. The thematic sessions have been selected to cover topics across all time periods and architectural styles. If your research topic is not a good fit for one of the thematic sessions, please submit your abstract to the Open Sessions. View the full Call for Papers at

SAH is now accepting applications for the 2018 SAH/Mellon Author Awards. Funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and administered by SAH, the award is designed to provide financial relief to scholars who are publishing their first monograph on the history of the built environment. The purpose of the award is to help defray the high costs of image licensing, reproductions and creation of original drawings and maps for monographs on the history of the built environment. The application deadline is May 31, 2018.

SAH has partnered with the Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative (GAHTC) to offer Research-to-Teaching Grants and Field Seminar Travel Grants. These new grants are part of the GAHTC’s nearly $500,000 in funding to build new content for its free, digital platform of teaching materials. Learn more at

International Association for Word and Image Studies (Association Internationale pour l’étude des Rapports entre Texte et Image) (IAWIS/IAERTI)

Call for Participation for 2018 Conference of the International Society for Intermedial Studies

Intermedial Practice and Theory in Comparison

Hangzhou, China, 15-17 November 2018

With the ever-growing proliferation of electronic and other popular media in the more and more networked and “mediatised society,” the diversity and complexity of cultural reproduction and social reconstruction through media underscores now, more than ever, the need to expand Intermedia Studies by incorporating a “planetary” comparative perspective and encouraging voices from subaltern cultures. In recent years, Asian artists like CAI Guoqiang, the “Master of Gunpowder,” have gained international prominence in the intermedia world, and their intermedial practices were often executed and exhibited in various cultural epicentres, e.g., Beijing or New York. However active and interactive such practices are and however broad the audience is, a critical survey of the intermedia theory in cultural comparison is largely missing in previous discussions. We all use media and all media are related, but we might not view media in the same way. Therefore, this conference aims at fostering an interdisciplinary and intercultural conversation on intermedia between scholars, artists and theorists from all domains.

We are seeking panel, paper and round-table contributions that address the theme of the conference: revisiting intermedial practice and theory from a comparative perspective (e.g., past/present, East/West, etc.) to see how artistic, cultural and social practices differ from and interact with each other and how theories evolve in these media constellations locally and globally. We invite proposals for 10- or 20-minute presentations on a broad variety of topics and methodological approaches from disciplines including (but not limited to) Media Studies, Literary Studies, Cultural Studies, Critical Theory, Philosophy, Art History, Visual Arts, Musicology, Theatre and Performance Studies, Rhetoric, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Architecture and Design, Communication, Politics, Religious Studies, and Sociology.

Proposals for papers, pre-constituted panels, or round tables can be submitted by emailing the submission form (downloadable on as an attachment to with the subject line “Proposal ISIS2018”. Deadline for submissions is June 15, 2018, and acceptances will be notified by July 15,2018.

Please note that the working language of the conference is English.

Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA)

  1. ARLIS/NA session at CAA in Los Angeles in February 

Teams composed of art and design faculty and librarians presented their experiences collaborating with students in the library in a successful session on February 22nd entitled “Engaging the iterative: pedagogical experiments across art and design disciplines.”   Chaired by Jennifer Martinez Wormser of the Laguna College of Art + Design; Emilee Mathews, form the University of California, Irvine, the individual presentations included:

COLORientation: Visualizing Color Systems 
Xun Chi, Laguna College of Art + Design; Jennifer Martinez Wormser , Laguna College of Art + Design

The Intersection of Influence: Co-teaching the Undergraduate and Graduate Architecture Degree Project and Thesis Preparation Courses
Cathryn Copper, Woodbury University School of Architecture

Engaging the Art World in the Classroom
Bridget R. Cooks, University of California, Irvine; Emilee Mathews, University of California, Irvine

Collaborating, Learning, and Exhibiting
Parme Giuntini, Otis College of Art and Design; Kerri Steinberg, Otis College of Art and Design; Sue Maberry, Otis College of Art and Design

  1. Awards announced at ARLIS/NA annual conference in New York in February:

The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) is pleased to announce Kathryn Wayne as the recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Service Award. She is the 27th person to receive the Society’s highest honor. The Distinguished Service Award honors an individual whose exemplary service in art librarianship, visual resources curatorship, or a related field has made an outstanding national or international contribution to art information. Kathryn’s deep and far-reaching contributions to the Society and to the field of art librarianship perfectly embody the accomplishments most valued by the Society.

Kathryn recently retired as head of the Art History/Classics Library at the University of California, Berkeley. She came to UC Berkeley in 1990 as Architecture and Landscape Architecture Librarian at Berkeley’s Environmental Design Library following many years as Architecture Librarian at the University of Arizona.

Two of her notable publications are the seminal reference book Architecture Sourcebook: A Guide to Resources on the Practice of Architecture published by Omnigraphics in 1997, and her contribution to the 33-volume Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences published by CRC Press in 2010, for which she wrote the chapter on Art Librarianship.

Despite these impressive professional accomplishments, Kathryn never lost sight of the fundamental role of librarianship at her home institutions. Her dedication to students endured throughout her career. She established an information literacy program at the University of California, Berkeley School of Environmental Design and shared her experience through a subsequent professional presentation on the program. She mentored San Jose State library school students and University of California undergraduate students. One former student wrote, “Kathryn has not only enriched the profession, she has shaped my life.”

The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) is pleased to announce that the exhibition catalogue for Radical Women: Latin

American Art, 19601985 curated by Cecilia Fajardo Hill and Andrea Giunta, has been awarded the 39th annual George Wittenborn Memorial

Book Award, announced at the ARLIS/NA annual conference in New York in February.

The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) is pleased to announce that Desire Change: Contemporary Feminist Art in Canada, edited by Heather Davis and co-published in 2017 by McGill-Queens University Press and Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA), has been awarded the 27th annual Melva J. Dwyer Award.

Design Incubation

Call for Entries: Communication Design Educators Awards Competition
Design Incubation is accepting entries for the 2018 Educators Awards until May 31, 2018. This international academic awards competition has 4 categories:
•    Scholarship: Published Research
•    Scholarship: Creative Work (design research, creative production, and/or professional practice)
•    Teaching
•    Service  (departmental, institutional, community)

We are excited to announce an international jury of distinguished design academics.

Jorge Meza Aguilar
Professor of Strategic Design
Provost for Outreach and Collaboration
Universidad Iberoamericana
Mexico City, Mexico

Ruki Ravikumar
Director of Education
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
New York, NY

Wendy Siuyi Wong
Professor, Graduate Program Director
Department of Design
York University
Toronto, Canada

Steven McCarthy
Professor of Graphic Design
University of Minnesota

Maria Rogal
Professor of Graphic Design
University of Florida

Use this form to submit your entry online.
For further details, visit the Competition Overview page.

Online form:
Call for Entry:
Awards overview:

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