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Affiliated Society News for May 2020

posted by May 07, 2020

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

Interested in becoming an Affiliated Society? Learn more here.

Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA)

The planned WCA Leadership Retreat that would have been held the first weekend in June has been postponed indefinitely due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Summer Board Meeting is scheduled for June 6, and will be held on Zoom. Those non-board members who would like to attend should contact

Historians of Netherlandish Art (HNA)

Call for Session Proposals for HNA Sponsored panel at CAA 2021:

HNA is seeking submissions for our sponsored panel at the College Art Association’s annual conference, which will be held February 10-13th, 2021, in New York City.

Proposals should address the session description:

Samuel Dirksz van Hoogstraten, Self-portrait, late 1640s/1650, via Wikimedia Commons

Published in 1678, Samuel van Hoogstraten’s painting treatise, Inleyding tot de hooge schoole der schilderkonst, anders de zichtbaere wereld (Introduction to the Academy of Painting, or the Visible World), is simultaneously a pedagogical guide and a theoretical treatise on art, grounded in the painter’s practical knowledge. Written in the vernacular for an audience of Dutch artists, as well as collectors, connoisseurs, amateurs and lovers of art, Hoogstraten’s text has been mined by art historians for its conceptual vocabulary, classical referents, theories of optics and vision, and for its salacious anecdotes about Hoogstraten’s famous teacher, Rembrandt. This session seeks papers addressing the key themes of this heterogeneous text, and/or the multi-faceted career of its author, in honor of the 2020 publication of the first English translation of van Hoogstraten’s work by Celeste Brusati. Beyond the writings of van Hoogstraten, papers may address broader questions of artistic pedagogy and travel, artists’ writings, material knowledge and embodied practice, imitation and aesthetic judgment in the early modern Low Countries.

Please send proposals (ca. 250 words) and CVs to by May 10.

Association of Print Scholars (APS)

The Association of Print Scholars (APS) is pleased to award the third annual Collaboration Grant to Jennifer Chuong of Harvard University and Kailani Polzak of Williams College. The grant of $1,000 will support Imprinting Race, a two-day interdisciplinary event, planned for Fall 2020, that will include a keynote lecture, studio workshop, and roundtable discussion that will explore printmaking’s role in tangibly shaping and challenging ideas of racial difference during the long eighteenth century.

This year’s jurors also awarded an Honorable Mention in the amount of $500 to interdisciplinary artist and educator Trisha Gupta for her project, Build a Bigger Table, Not a Higher Wall. This event will include a lecture and woodblock printing demonstration for 150 participants of all ages and skill levels, who will participate in art-making activities using recycled textiles and paper as a means to explore the stories and traditions of immigrants from a diverse range of cultures.

The APS Collaboration Grant funds public programs and projects that foster collaboration between members of the print community through events like lectures, conferences, workshops, and other public programs. APS is currently accepting submissions for the 2021 Collaboration Prize (due January 31, 2021). For eligibility requirements and proposal submissions visit the APS website.

The Association of Print Scholars is additionally pleased to announce our 2021 CAA panel “The Graphic Conscience,” chaired by Dr. Ksenia Nouril, The Jensen Bryan Curator at The Print Center in Philadelphia. The session invites papers addressing transhistorical and transnational case studies of print as a tool for raising public consciousness.

Visual Resources Association News

The VRA international conference for image media professionals scheduled to take place at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Hotel in Baltimore from March 24-27, 2020, was cancelled due to the pandemic. Plans move forward for the next VRA conference to be held in Chicago in March 2021 and then Baltimore in 2022. The Annual Business Meeting was held virtually via Zoom on March 25th. Committees, task forces, and chapters also held meetings remotely during the conference week. Alternative ways to deliver the conference sessions and workshops are being explored, including publishing in the VRA Bulletin, the organization’s open access electronic journal of professional practice.

The Visual Resources Association is a multidisciplinary organization, founded in 1982, dedicated to furthering research and education in the field of image management within the educational, cultural heritage, and commercial environments. Since its foundation and even earlier, VRA has been affiliated with or had committee ties to CAA

The VRA Foundation (VRAF) continues to sponsor the Summer Educational Institute for Digital Stewardship of Visual Information (SEI), which is a joint project with the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA). This year it was scheduled to take place from June 23-26 at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, but was also cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. For more information, see and if you have any additional questions, please contact SEI Co-Chairs Courtney Baron or Bridget Madden. Meanwhile, the VRAF continues its other initiatives, including regional workshops, professional development grants, project grants, and internship awards.

For more information about the important work and professional development activities sponsored by the Visual Resources Association or the VRA Foundation, please contact Maureen Burns, VRA’s CAA Affiliate Representative at or 310-489-3792.

BSA (Bibliographical Society of America)

1. Online instruction resources: To help teachers and scholars move forward in the midst of the current health crisis, the BSA website maintains an actively curated list of online instruction resources, including digital repositories for book history teaching, research, & more at

If you know of a resource that should be included, please email with the name and URL of the resource, and short description of what it offers.

2. Webinars: BSA is also offering free, forty-minute webinars throughout the spring 2020 season. Please find a complete list of online learning opportunities here and spread the word to your friends and colleagues. Registration required.

3. BSA Fellowships: To foster the study of books and other textual artifacts in traditional and emerging formats, and in keeping with the value which the Society places on the field of bibliography as a critical interpretative framework for understanding such artifacts, the BSA funds a number of fellowships designed to promote bibliographical inquiry and research. For more information see 1 November 2020.

ATSAH (Association for Textual Scholarship in Art History)

ATSAH Recent Publications Additional – May 202020 

Lynette M.F. Bosch, Professor of Art History and Distinguished Professor at SUNY, Geneseo 

Lynette M. F. Bosch, Mannerism, Spirituality and Cognition: The Art of Enargeia, Routledge Press, 2020. 

Lynette M. F. Bosck, Demi,Skira Press, 2019. 

Charles Burroughs, Professor of Art History at SUNY, Geneseo 

Charles Burroughs, “Honour, Classical Architecture, and the Issue of Slavery.” In The Oxford Handbook of the Reception of the Classical Tradition in Architecture, ed. Nicholas Temple, Andrzej Piotrowski, and Juan Heredia (Oxford University Press, 2019), 151-163.  

Charles Burroughs, “Mannerism and Architecture: Varieties of Extraordinary in Serlio’s Extraordinary Book.” In Readings on Italian Mannerism II: Architecture and Sculpture, ed. Liana de Girolami Cheney (Peter Lang Publishing, Berlin and New York, 2020), 139-52. 

Deborah H. Cibelli, Professor of Art History, Nicholls State University   

Deborah H. Cibelli, “Beardsley’s ‘Strife for Love in a Dream'”, in Anxiety, Angst, Anguish in Fin de Siècle Art and Literatureeds. Rosina Neginsky, Marthe Segrestin, and Luba Jurgenson.  Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom:  Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2020. 

Liana De Girolami Cheney, Professor of Art History (emerita) UMASS Lowell 

Liana De Girolami Cheney,  “Lavinia Fontana’s Galatea: Personification of  Fortune and Venus” 

The Journal of Literature and Art Studies vol. 10. no. 1 (January 2020): 42-59. 

Liana De Girolami Cheney, “Giorgio Vasari’s Neptune as Cosimo I de’ Medici: The Element of Water as a Political Symbol,” in The Iconography of Water, ed. Pilar Diez del Coral (Lisbon: University of Lisbon, CHAM, 2020), 30-45. 

Liana De Girolami Cheney, “Interplay of Grotesques in Giorgio Vasari and Cristofano Gherardi, in Between Allegory and Natural Philosophy. New Perspectives on Renaissance Grotesques, ed . Damiano Acciarino, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia and University of Toronto (Fall 2019), 297-330. 

Massimiliano Rossi, Professor of Art History, University of Salerno, Italy 


La fortuna figurativa del poema epico-cavalleresco, in Letteratura e arti visive nel Rinascimento, a cura di Gianluca Genovese e Andrea Torre, Roma, Carocci, 2019, pp. 261-281. 

Vero e falso nella decorazione effimera tra Cinque e Seicento in Veneto: materia e immaginazione all’origine di un canone eccentrico, in The Gentle Art of Fake. A Conference on Copies, Fakes and Appropriations in Contemporary Arts, Milano, Accademia di Brera – Università IULM, 15-16 gennaio 2019, a cura di Tommaso Casini e Laura Lombardi, Cinisello Balsamo (MI), Silvana Editoriale, 2019, pp. 223-231.  


L’Elogio dell’Abate Cortenovis: una lezione di metodo lanziano, in Luigi Lanzi a Udine 1796-1801. Storiografia artistica, cultura antiquaria e letteraria nel cuore d’Europa, Convegno di Studi, Udine, 21-23 novembre 2018, a cura di Paolo Pastres, Firenze, Olschki, 2020, pp. 133-145. 

Ecfrasi epica e celebrazione dinastica in Bracciolini, tra Bernini e i Barberini, in Francesco Bracciolini. Gli «ozi» e la corte, Introduzione di Maria Cristina Cabani, a cura di Federico Contini e Andrea Lazzarini, Pisa, PUP, 2020, pp. 323-342. 

Rosina  Neginsky, President of ALMSD,  University of Illinois  

Anxiety in Redon’s Works: The Invention of a New Visual Language.” in Anxiety, Angst, Anguish in the Fin de Siècle Art and Literature, edited by Rosina Neginsky, Marthe Segrestin, and Luba Jurgenson.  Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom:  Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2020.

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Affiliated Society News for March 2020

posted by March 10, 2020

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

Interested in becoming an Affiliated Society? Learn more here.

Association of Print Scholars

Mari Carmen Ramírez, Wortham Curator of Latin American Art & Director of the International Center for the Arts of the Americas at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, delivered the Fifth Annual APS Distinguished Scholar Lecture in New York City on January 24, 2020. Her lecture, “Marks, Materials, and Matrices: Experimental Printmaking and Drawing Practices in Latin America,” is now online at our event archive.

At the 2020 CAA Annual Conference in Chicago, APS sponsored the panel, “Registering the Matrix: Printing Matrices as Sites of Artistic Mediation.” Organized by Jun Nakamura of the University of Michigan, the panel featured four presentations: Jesse Feiman’s paper on “The Triumphal Arch of Maximilian I,”; Laurel Garber on artistic interventions and inventions on printing matrices in nineteenth-century France; Elissa Watters on Manet’s etching “The Absinthe Drinker,”; and Rachel Vogel on conceptual printmaking at NSCAD.

APS is now accepting applications for the APS Publication Grant, which supports the publication of innovative scholarly research about printmaking across all time periods and geographic regions. The grant carries a maximum award of $2,000 and is funded through the Association of Print Scholars and the generosity of C.G. Boerner and Harris Schrank. Applications are due August 31, 2020 and further details can be found here.

AMCA (Association for Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World, Iran, and Turkey)

2020 Rhonda A. Saad Prize for Best Paper in Modern and Contemporary Arab Art

The 2020 Rhonda A. Saad Prize for Best Paper in Modern and Contemporary Arab Art was awarded to Maryam Athari for her paper “Diagnostic Revelation: Rifat Chadirji’s Street Photography.” Maryam is a PhD Candidate in Art History at Northwestern University. The Rhonda A. Saad Prize review committee found that Maryam’s paper ““Diagnostic Revelation” offers an insightful account of Rifat Chadirji’s entwined photographic and architectural practices that is theoretically, historically, and formally grounded. Connecting Chadirji’s photographs to contemporary image practices by Iraqi and European-trained architects, her paper carefully articulates that these photographs “investigate challenges faced by architectural modernism in Iraq and its relation to everyday people.”

Established in 2010 in honor of our dear and respected colleague and friend, The Rhonda A. Saad Prize aims to recognize and promote excellence in the field of modern and contemporary Arab art. The award is offered to a graduate student or recent post-doctoral scholar working in any discipline whose paper is judged to provide the most significant contribution to the disciplines of Art History and Middle East Studies. For more information, submission guidelines, and interviews with previous winners, please visit

AMCA, in collaboration with the University of North Texas, receives grant from the Getty Foundation

This project is made possible with support from the Getty Foundation through its Connecting Art Histories initiative.

AMCA is happy to announce receiving funding from the Getty Foundation, as part of its Connecting Art Histories initiative, to support “Mapping Art Histories in the Arab World, Iran and Turkey.” The project team, led by Nada Shabout, Sarah Rogers, Pamela Karimi, Jessica Gerschultz, Anneka Lenssen, Sarah-Neel Smith, Dina Ramadan, and Tiffany Floyd, will undertake extensive research on courses, programs, and alternative educational platforms and initiatives in the fields of art history, architectural studies, and archaeology throughout the region. With increasing interest in the modern and contemporary arts of the Arab world, Iran, and Turkey, the need for the field’s historiography has become vital. A publication and interactive map are planned.

Society of Architectural Historians 

The Society of Architectural Historians has launched three surveys to collect information from academics for its two-year study on the status of the field of architectural history in higher education in the United States, the SAH Data Project. The surveys are intended for chairs and administrators, faculty, and students and represent the most public phase of the project’s data collection to date. The aim of the SAH Data Project is to determine where and in what ways the field of architectural history is expanding, receding, or holding steady, and to consider the structural or cultural factors behind such trends. 

The SAH Data Project team is using these surveys to gather some of the necessary quantitative data such as course enrollments over time, tenure-stream versus contingent faculty, faculty and student demographics. The surveys also collect crucial qualitative data about aspects of the field that may have long-lasting impacts, such as the effect of the 2008 economic downturn on architectural history programs and the extent to which students have demonstrated interest in themes related to social justice or the climate crisis. 

The three surveys for academics will remain open through May 15, 2020. SAH will invite architectural historians working outside the academy to share their perspectives and contribute to the project later this spring. This includes architectural historians employed by government agencies, nonprofit organizations, museums, design education organizations, preservation organizations and architectural publications, to name a few. 

In addition to online surveying, the project methodology also encompasses a variety of other kinds of quantitative and qualitative data-gathering tasks such as conducting in-depth group conversations with project constituents and analyzing existing publication lists for thematic trends over time. 

More information and links to the surveys are available at

The Renaissance Society of America

RSA 2020 Philadelphia

More than 2,200 scholars from across the country and the globe will be coming to Philadelphia in April for the largest international conference devoted to the study of the era 1300–1700. Join the Renaissance Society of America for one or for several of the more than 570 sessions taking place April 2–4, 2020. Sessions include:

“New Perspectives on Italian Art” – click here for details

“Reconsidering Raphael” – click here for details

Roundtable:  “The Global Turn in Art History: Where Next” – click here for details

“Computer Vision and the Period Eye: Methodological Challenges for Computing Art” – click here for details

“Expanding the Canon: New Research of Artemisia, Marietta Tintoretto, Sofanisba, and Lavinia Fontana” – click here for details

“Placemaking and the Domestic Interior in Early Modern Europe” – click here for details 

You can view the full program here.

Day passes are available. You can order a day pass here to reserve a spot at the conference.

Attendees will be coming to RSA 2020 Philadelphia from Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, and across Canada and the United States—and we hope you will join us too. Please email with any questions.

Visual Resources Association News

The next VRA international conference for image media professionals will take place at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Hotel in Baltimore from March 24-27, 2019. We welcome CAA members as well as any intensive image users and like-minded information professionals to join in on what is an exciting schedule of workshops, sessions, meetings, tours, and social events in Maryland.

The Visual Resources Association is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to furthering research and education in the field of image management within the educational, cultural heritage, and commercial environments that has been affiliated with CAA for many years (

In addition, the VRA Foundation (VRAF) continues to sponsor the Summer Educational Institute for Digital Stewardship of Visual Information (SEI), which is a joint project with the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA). This year it will take place from June 23-26 at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. Beginning with the first institute held at Duke University in 2004, the goals for SEI have remained constant; to provide information professionals with a substantive educational and professional development opportunity focused on digital imaging, the information and experience needed to stay current in a rapidly changing field, and the opportunity to create a network of supportive colleagues. Nearly 400 visual resources professionals, librarians, museum professionals, graduate students, and individuals from an ever-widening number of fields have attended SEI and we welcome CAA members. For more information, see and if you have any additional questions, please contact SEI Co-Chairs Courtney Baron or Bridget Madden.

For more information about the important work and professional development activities sponsored by the Visual Resources Association or the VRA Foundation, please contact Maureen Burns, VRA’s CAA Affiliate Representative at or 310-489-3792.

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

As always, the annual conference was a busy and exciting time for HGSCEA.

Jordan Troeller and Hyewon Yoon chaired HGSCEA’s sponsored session, “A Foreign Eye: Photography, Women, and Global Encounters in the Twentieth Century,” which was very well attended, It offered excellent papers by Kim Felt, Alyssa Bralower, Kim Sichel, and Elisaveta Dvorakk on the complex and often fraught positions occupied by German, Swiss, and French women who worked as photographers in Japan, Palestine, Africa, and Afghanistan from the 1920s to the 1940s.

Directly after the session, newly elected members of the Board – Nina Amstutz (at large), Jenny Anger (Secretary), Thor Mednick (at large), and Nick Sawicki (at large) – met with continuing and outgoing members at the annual business meeting to discuss officers’ reports and proposals for the 2021 sponsored session. Morgan Ridler (Web Manager), Jeffrey Saletnik (at large), Adrian Sudhalter (Treasurer), and James van Dyke (President) will continue on the Board, while Kathleen Chapman, Karla Huebner, Juliet Koss, and Marsha Morton are moving on.

About thirty members gathered at Bistronomic for the annual members’ dinner. There, the results of the 2019 Emerging Scholars Publication Prize were announced. Honorable mentions went to Hannah Shaw for “The Trouble with the Censorship of August Sander’s Antlitz der Zeit” (PhotoResearcher) and to Kristin Schroeder for “A New Objectivity: Fashionable Surfaces in Lotte Laserstein’s New Woman Pictures” (The Art Bulletin). The winner was Aaron Hyman’s “The Habsburg Re-Making of the East at Schloss Schönbrunn, ‘or Things Equally Absurd’” (The Art Bulletin).

Finally, several members gathered at the Art Institute for a special HGSCEA event organized by Jay Clarke, Curator in the Department of Prints and Drawings. They had the opportunity to look closely at a large selection of works on paper ranging from Dürer and Hollar, through Kollwitz and Munch, to Kiefer and Trockel.

Public Art Dialogue (PAD)

Public Art Dialogue (PAD) is now accepting nominations for the 2021 PAD Award for achievement in public art. Past recipients include Michael Rakowitz, fierce pussy, and Judy Baca. Deadline is March 20, 2020. PAD is also soliciting submissions for its session during the 109th CAA Conference in New York. Abstracts of no more than 250 words are due April 1, 2020. Membership in Public Art Dialogue is required for all nominations and submissions, which may be sent to To join PAD, visit

Women’s Caucus for Art

Women’s Caucus for Art: Celebrating Achievements

The Women’s Caucus for Art hosted their annual conference concurrently with College Art Association national conference in Chicago, February 12-16, 2020. Under the conference theme of “Intersectionality,” WCA found many ways to celebrate the achievements of its members. WCA members exhibited work in two shows in Chicago during the conference – the national juried exhibition, Collectively Shifting, at Bridgeport Arts Center, and the Young Women’s Caucus exhibition, Intersectional History, at Woman Made Gallery. The Northern California chapter of WCA hosted an excellent panel discussion on “Amplifying Inclusion: Intersectional Feminism in Contemporary Curatorial Practice,” focused specifically on their F213 exhibition. WCA/CAA Liaison Rachel Epp Buller, along with SCWCA past president Niku Kashef, participated in several events celebrating the new co-edited book, Inappropriate Bodies: Art, Design, and Maternity. And the celebratory capstone event of the conference was the Lifetime Achievement Awards, presented in 2020 to Joyce Fernandes, Michiko Itatani, Judy Onofrio, Alison Saar, and Judith Stein, along with the President’s Awardee for Art and Activism, Rose Simpson.


SECAC 2020 – Richmond,Virginia

Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts is honored to host the 76th annual meeting of SECAC in Richmond, VA from October 21-24, 2020. As its theme, the conference will engage the concept of commonwealth as an ideal of common good that pervades the political landscape of arts and educational institutions. We will question the complexities of a commonwealth, both in its original utopian form and its attendant failings as a colonial structure. With its rich history and diverse arts community, the city of Richmond will serve as an excellent setting to explore the 2020 conference theme through panel and round-table sessions, special events and exhibitions, and countless opportunities for individual exploration.  We are planning for over 130 individual sessions at the 2020 conference, all to take place at the conference hotel, the Richmond Marriott Downtown (500 East Broad Street). Additionally, we have planned exciting programming for conference participants, including:

  • Keynote lecture by Valerie Cassel Oliver, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
  • Juried Members’ Exhibition at The Anderson (VCUarts campus), with prizes awarded by guest juror, Dr. Sarah Eckhardt, Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
  • 2019 SECAC Artist’s Fellowship Exhibition at the VCUarts Fine Arts Building gallery, and opportunity for open studio visits
  • Excursions to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, VCU’s Institute of Contemporary Art, and the Hartnett Museum of Art at the University of Richmond

Call for Papers: February 10 – April 1, 2020

Juried Exhibition Entries: February 18 – April 15, 2020 

Early conference registration will open on August 4, 2020. Visit for registration rates and additional conference-related information.


Historians of Netherlandish Art

ARIAH (Association of Research Institutes in Art History) has awarded funds to the Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art ( for the development of hotspots in images for the lead article in the Summer 2019 issue (JHNA v. 11:2).  This is E. Melanie Gifford’s “The Fall of Phaeton in the Evolution of Peter Paul Rubens.”  Jennifer Henel will become the digital art history developer of the hotspots, along with Morgan Schwartz.  The Summer 2019 issue was funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

HNA is soliciting proposals for a session topic for CAA 2021 in New York, which will be held February 10-13th at the Hilton.   Our deadline for proposals will be Tuesday, April 14th, with a decision to be made shortly thereafter.  Session proposals for HNA sponsorship should appeal broadly to our membership, and should focus primarily (but not necessarily exclusively) on art and architecture of the Netherlands from approximately 1350 to 1750.  Chair(s) should be members of the HNA, and all speakers eventually selected are encouraged to be members as well.  Session proposals should include a title and summary of the topic (a maximum of 400 words), and cv of the chair(s).  Please submit your proposal to Louisa Wood Ruby, HNA Vice President, by April 14th via email:

Association for Textual Scholarship of Art History (ATSAH)

ATSAH Recent Publications 

Andrzej Piotrowski, Professor, University of Minnesota, School of Architecture

The Routledge Handbook on the Reception of Classical Architecture, eds. Nicholas Temple, Andrzej Piotrowski, Juan Heredia (Abingdon & New York: Routledge, 2020).

Lindsay Alberts, Independent Scholar

Art Inquiries, Vol. 17, Number 4 (2019), covering Yale University Art Gallery’s exhibition “Leonardo: Discoveries in Verrocchio’s Workshop”

Sandra Cheng, Associate Professor of Art History, New York City College of Technolgy, CUNY

Sandra Cheng, “Ridiculous Portraits: Comic Ugliness and Early Modern Caricature” in Rire en images à la Renaissance, ed. by Francesca Alberti and Diane Bodart, 117-126. Turnhout: Brepols, 2018.

Eliana Carrara, Associate Professor of Art History, Università di Genova, Italy

  1. CARRARA E. (2019), Fonti storico-artistiche prevasariane sulla ‘Sala grande’, in ITALIANISTICA, XLVIII/1, 2019, pp. 107-123;
  1. CARRARA E. (2019), Il tema del Paragone delle Arti da Leonardo a Benedetto Varchi, in Nodi, vincoli e groppi leonardeschi. Études sur Léonard de Vinci. Sous la direction de Frédérique Dubard de Gaillarbois & Olivier Chiquet, Paris, Spartacus-idh, 2019, pp. 241-256;
  1. CARRARA E. (2019), Biografi e biografie di Leonardo fra Rinascimento e prima età moderna (XVI-XVIII secolo), in Leonardo da Vinci. Disegnare il future, catalogo della mostra a cura di Enrica Pagella, Francesco Paolo di Teodoro, Paola Salvi, Cinisello Balsamo (MI), Silvana Editoriale, 2019, pp. 157-181;
  1. CARRARA E. (2019), La correspondance de Giorgio Vasari: un exemplum du nouveau statut de l’«artefice», à la croisée de l’art et de la littérature, In Relier, délier les langues Formes et dés linguistiques de l’écriture épistolaire (Moyen Âge – première modernité), éds. C. Panzera et alii, Paris, Editions Hermann, 2019, pp. 179-204;

Lynette M.F. Bosch,  Professor of Art History and Distinguished Professor at SUNY, Geneseo

2020 – Mannerism, Spirituality and Cognition: The Art of Enargeia, Routledge Press

2019 - Demi, Skira Press.

2019 – “The Cuban-American Exile Vanguardia: Towards a Theory of Collecting Cuban-American Art,” Picturing Cuba: Art, Culture and Identity on the Island and the Diaspora, University of Florida Press.

Liana De Girolami Cheney, President of ATSAH. Professor of Art History (emerita) UMASS Lowell

2020 editor, Readings in Italian Mannerism II: Architecture. Peter Lang

2020, “Lavinia Fontana’s Galatea: Personification of  Fortune and Venus”

The Journal of Literature and Art Studies vol. 10. no. 1 (January 2020): 42-59.

  1. “Giorgio Vasari’s Mercury: God of Magic and Wisdom,” Journal of Cultural and Religious Studies,Vol. 7, No. 10 (October 2019): 511-50.
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Protesters in New Delhi protest against violence at Jawaharlal Nehru University. Photo: Anushree Fadnavis/Reuters, via New York Times

The American Council for Southern Asian Art (ACSAA), a CAA Affiliate Society, has condemned the ongoing assault on democratic institutions and intellectual freedoms in India. Read their statement below.

The American Council of Southern Asian Art (ACSAA), a non-profit organization and a community of academics and humanists, condemns the ongoing assault on democratic institutions and intellectual freedoms in India.

Both the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), signed on 11 December 2019, and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) Act, to be implemented in 2021, are openly discriminatory laws. We denounce any attempt at exclusion based on religion, caste, gender, race, or sexual identity, and find both laws to be antithetical to the Indian constitution and its democracy. In particular, as researchers and teachers of India’s art and architecture across millennia, we are committed to preserving the rich contributions of Muslims to its visual culture and intellectual life. We see this commitment as directly threatened by the violent, often state-sanctioned, erasure of such contributions, in instances such as the demolition of the Babri Masjid, the occupation of Kashmir, the renaming of cities, and the rewriting of academic curricula along Hindutva lines.

We stand in full support of the students and teachers at Aligarh Muslim University and the Jamia Millia Islamia, following the events of 15 December 2019; at Jawaharlal Nehru University, following events there on 5 January 2020; and everyone currently participating in peaceful protests and demonstrations across the country. We see the brutal attack at JNU—organized and executed by members of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the student faction of the Hindutva organization, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and, with the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), a member of the Sangh Parivar—as one more instance of a widespread denial of the rights of Indian citizens to critique their government peacefully and openly.

The accusations of “anti-nationalism” directed at marginalized communities at these confrontations – particularly Muslims, Dalits, and women – are reminders of the extent to which extremists will go to erode the secular principles on which the country was founded.

To date, there have been no arrests or investigations into the identity of the attackers at JNU, despite indisputable evidence. We deplore the negligence of the Delhi Police, who looked on as the attacks happened, and call for both an immediate investigation and the resignation of JNU’s Vice Chancellor, M. Jagadesh Kumar. Following as it does the instances of police violence at Aligarh Muslim University and Jamia Millia Islamia, as well as long-term interventions including cuts to funding and fee hikes, the JNU attack urgently increases our concern, as part of the global academic community, for public higher education and critical thought in India.

The American Council for Southern Asian Art (ACSAA) is dedicated to advancing the study and awareness of the art of South and Southeast Asia and the Himalayan regions, spanning all periods and forms of artistic production.

Related reading: In Photos: The World’s Largest Democracy Is in Upheaval (Quartz India, December 15, 2019)

Police Fire Tear Gas as Delhi Protesters Decry Citizenship Law (Al Jazeera, December 15, 2019)

I Saw Police Stand by as Masked Men Attacked Students at a Top Delhi University. It Was Yet Another Assault on India’s Intellectuals (Time, January 8, 2020)

Behind Campus Attack in India, Some See a Far-Right Agenda (New York Times, January 10, 2020)

Affiliated Society News for January 2020

posted by January 07, 2020

Happy New Year! Affiliated Society News shares the new and exciting things CAA’s affiliated organizations are working on including activities, awards, publications, conferences, and exhibitions. See January’s news below.

Interested in becoming an Affiliated Society? Learn more here.

Community College Professors of Art and Art History

Please join the Community College Professors of Art and Art History at this year’s CAA Conference in Chicago for two events on Wednesday, February 12, 2020.

From 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM in the Lobby Level Continental B room, join us for our annual Business meeting and project share. Bring an idea or project to share with your community college colleagues. Following our business meeting (in the same room) is our session, Taking a New Look: Creating Change in the Studio and Art History Classrooms. Co-Chaired by Susan Altman and Monica Anke Hahn, hear Richard J. Moninski, Tyrus R. Clutter, Rachael Bower and Ross McClain talk about creating meaningful change in their studio and art history programs.

Any questions? Reach out to Susan Altman at: We look forward to seeing you in Chicago!

Women’s Caucus for Art

Women’s Caucus for Art: Intersectionality

The WCA Annual Conference runs concurrently with CAA Chicago and will focus this year on the theme of Intersectionality. In addition to a full slate of workshops, presentations, and activities at Columbia College, (link to schedule here), WCA will host two events on-site at CAA:

Thursday, February 13, 12:30pm: book presentation and discussion of Inappropriate Bodies: Art, Design, and Maternity, with editors Rachel Epp Buller and Charles Reeve and contributor Niku Kashef

Thursday, February 13, 6:00pm: WCA/CAA panel on Amplifying Inclusion: Intersectional Feminism in Contemporary Curatorial Practice, with presenters Tanya Augsburg, Priscilla Otani, Karen Gutfreund, and Rosemary Meza-DesPlas, with discussant Maria Buszek.

CAA members are also invited to attend WCA exhibitions in Chicago. The Young Women’s Caucus organized Intersectional History at WomanMade Gallery and the National WCA exhibition, Collectively Shifting, is hosted by The Bridgeport Art Center.

New Media Caucus

The New Media Caucus is happy to welcome the following continuing and new board members following a successful 2019-2020 Election Cycle.

Chair of Communication Committee

KT Duffy
Assistant Professor of Art, Northeastern Illinois University

Board Members

Farhad Bayram
Assistant Professor, Indiana State University

Victoria Bradbury
Assistant Professor, The University of North Carolina – Asheville

Meredith Drum
Assistant Professor, School of Visual Arts, Virginia Tech

Zach Duer
Assistant Professor, School of Visual Arts, Virginia Tech

Sue Huang
Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut

Chelsea Thompo
Visiting Professor, Grand Valley State University

The New Media Caucus (NMC) is a 501c3 dedicated to supporting artists and scholars engaged in new media art. More information about the NMC and our mission can be found at

Society for the History of Collecting

We are looking forward to our debut sessions at CAA in February and will be using our inaugural business meeting to host a conversation about opportunities for research and funding in the field (the Friday lunchtime slot).

We are also excited to announce that the Americas chapter is expanding with Sophia McCabe spearheading a West Coast initiative.

In NY our upcoming events include a curatorial walk-through with Inés Katzenstein of Sur moderno at MoMA (January 8) and a collaboration with Master Drawings New York on Saturday, January 25. Talking Drawings—a conversation amongst four women collectors of works on paper will be moderated by Dr Jennifer Tonkovich of The Morgan Library & Museum. More information can be found here.

Society of Architectural Historians

Are you planning to attend the College Art Association Annual Conference in Chicago? If so, please join SAH’s conversation about two of our most exciting current initiatives, SAH Archipedia and the SAH Data Project, at the SAH Business Meeting on Wednesday, February 12, 12:30–1:30 pm. Pauline Saliga, SAH Executive Director, will discuss the recent launch of SAH Archipedia. This growing, open-access, mobile-friendly online resource will soon provide new opportunities to publish interpretive research about the history of the built environment. Sarah M. Dreller, SAH Postdoctoral Researcher in the Humanities, will answer questions about the purpose, scope, and timeline of the SAH Data Project, a Mellon-funded study that is assessing the status of the field of architectural history in higher education. The project will launch a key component of the data-gathering effort, online surveys for students, faculty, and program chairs/administrators, right before the CAA Annual Conference.

Early Registration is open for the SAH 2020 Annual International Conference in Seattle, Washington, April 29–May 3. Nearly 700 SAH members from around the world are expected to convene at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel to present new research on the history of the built environment, network, and participate in roundtables, seminars, workshops, tours and more. Early registration closes March 3, 2020.

SAH will offer a total of 36 paper sessions at its 2021 Annual International Conference in Montréal, Québec, Canada. The Society invites individuals and those representing SAH chapters and partner organizations to submit a session proposal for the Montréal conference. Since the principal purpose of the SAH annual conference is to inform attendees of the general state of research in architectural history and related disciplines, session proposals covering every time period and all aspects of the built environment, including landscape and urban history, are encouraged. The submission deadline is January 14, 2020.

Visual Resources Association

The Visual Resources Association (VRA) has planned two events for the 2020 Chicago conference and we welcome CAA conference attendees to join us for a full session and open business meeting turned interactive forum.  

Both events take place on Wednesday, February 12th, starting with a VRA Business Meeting scheduled midday (free and open to the public), which we have turned into a discussion forum opening with a presentation entitled “From Archive to Classroom: The Use of Omeka and Companion Tools in the Curation of Digital Stories and Exhibits” involving Matt Taylor, Director of the Media and Design Studio, and Rebecca Zorach, Mary Jane Crowe Professor of Art and Art History, as well as their students from Northwestern University. It will be followed by what will surely be an engaging discussion about online exhibitions and other current trends in the field of visual resources 

In the afternoon, a formal session has been organized entitled, “Hands-On to Eyes-On: From Material Collections to Digital Exhibitions chaired by Bridget Madden, Associate Director of the Visual Resources Center, in the Department of Art History at the University of Chicago. A distinguished panel of artists, art historians, librarians, museum and information professionals will discuss the hands-on use of materials and museum collections to allow students to apply their knowledge in real-life contexts (full slate below). The presenters will discuss: the use of a materials collection in teaching art history survey courses to studio art and design students; fashion and textile resources transitioning from physical to digital collections for enhanced access; and a two-term curatorial practice course sequenced to design and install a museum exhibition. In all cases, the collections used in teaching are prioritized and sustained, not treated as occasional visits or demonstrations. The role of professional staff supporting these collections and facilitating their use by faculty and students is integral. It will be shown how effective these collaborations can be, including how they can lead to more engaging, active learning experiences in the classroom. The session will take place at 4pm at the Hilton Chicago in the Wilford C room as follows: 

1) “Materials in Context: Experiential Learning in Art History” at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design with Allan T. Kohl, Librarian in charge of Visual Resources and Library Instruction, presenting a collection curator’s perspective, partnered with Jessica M. Dandona, Associate Professor of Art History, providing a faculty perspective. 

2) “Materiality Made Visible” will be presented by Melanie E. Emerson, Dean of the Library + Special Collections, from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 

3) “Exhibition in Practice” at the Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, will be presented with Leslie Wilson, Curatorial Fellow for Diversity in the Arts, providing  “A Perspective from the Classroom” and Berit Ness, Assistant Curator of Academic Initiatives, talking about “Execution in the Museum.”   

The Visual Resources Association is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to furthering research and education in the field of image management within the educational, cultural heritage, and commercial environments (  

For additional information, please contact Maureen BurnsVRA CAA Affiliate Society Representative at 

Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (FATE)

There is a date change to the original announcement of the FATE Biennial Conference.

18th Biennial Foundations in Art: Theory and Education Conference will be hosted by University of North Carolina CharlotteMark your calendars for April 15-17, 2021 and make plans to be there! 




Mid-America College Art Association

Invite for new prospective board members:

The Mid-America College Art Association is seeking motivated artists, and art faculty, to become members of an energetic team who provide avenues for fellowship in the arts on the collegiate level. All media are welcome, we give preference to artists that have expertise in Art Finance, Art Non-Profits, Graphic Design, Digital Arts, Art History, Art Administration and Art Therapy, Art Education, Art Interdisciplinary, Art Performance. Please send inquiry and  letter of interest and CV to Heather Hertel, MACAA President:

view our website:    Instagram: midamericacollegeartassoc



In October, SECAC met for the 75th time in Chattanooga, hosted by The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga672 members representing 330 institutions participated in 140 sessions. Highlights of the conference included keynote address by Sharon Louden at the Hunter Museum of American Artthe 2018 SECAC Artist’s Fellowship Exhibition at the ConTemporary Cress Gallery,the SECAC Juried Exhibition, at Stove Works satellite gallery, and the SECAC Mentoring Program. 

At the annual business meeting, SECAC President Sandra Reed of Marshall University introduced new members of the Board of Directors: Arkansas, Kevin Cates, University of Arkansas at Little Rock; Florida, Jeff Schwartz, Ringling College of Art and Design; Louisiana, Rachel Stephens, The University of Alabama; Mississippi, Elise Smith, Millsaps College; Tennessee, Christina Vogel, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; and At-Large Seat #1, Dennis Ichiyama. Also new to the board are Michael Borowski, Virginia Tech, representing Virginia, and Sunny Spillane, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, serving as an officer in the new role of Secretary. 

SECAC 2020 will be hosted by Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, October 2134Regularly-updated information, and links to calls are published here. The SECAC submissions site is here. 


  • The SECAC Artist’s Fellowship was awarded to Adrian Rhodes, University of South Carolina, for Blood and Honey. 
  • Yumi Park-Huntington, Framingham State University in Massachusetts, received the William R. Levin Award for Research in Art History Before 1750 for Monumental Structure, Sacred Landscape, and Cosmology at the Late Formative Period Peruvian Site of Jequetepeque-Jatanca. 
  • Stephen MandravelisThe University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, received the William R. Levin Award for Research in Art History Since 1750 for Access to Avenues of Art: Mapping the Cultivation of Rural Art Markets through the American Agriculturalist, 1850-1880. 
  • The SECAC Award for Excellence in Teaching was presented to Jenny Hager, University of North Florida. 
  • The SECAC Award for Outstanding Exhibition and Catalog of Contemporary Materials was given to William U. Eiland for Clinton Hill, Georgia Museum of Art, 2018. 
  • The Georgia Museum of Art received the SECAC Award for Outstanding Exhibition and Catalog of Historical Materials for Crafting History: Textiles, Metals, and Ceramics at the University of Georgia. 
  • The 2019 SECAC Award for Outstanding Professional Achievement in Graphic Design was presented to Meena Khalili, University of Louisville. 
  • The 2019 SECAC Award for Excellence in Scholarly Research and Publication was awarded to Peter Scott Brown, University of North Florida, for The Riddle of Jael: The History of a Poxied Heroine in Medieval and Renaissance Art and Culture. 

Visit SECAC Awards for details. 

Twenty-two graduate students received Gulnar Bosch Travel Awards: Melissa Airy, University of Iowa; Olivia Armandroff, University of Delaware; Alyssa Bralower, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Lauren Cesiro, Binghamton University; Dominik Eckel, DFK Paris / University of Cologne; Isabel Fontbona Mola, University of Girona, Spain; Dilmar Mauricio Gamero Santos, Temple University; Naghmeh Hachempour, Georgia Southern University; Dana Hogan, Duke University; Julia Katz, Rutgers University-New Brunswick; Ximena Kilroe, CUNY; Julia Kirshaw, Florida State University; Tess McCoy, University of New Mexico; Melissa Miller, University of Arkansas at Little Rock; Jonathan Morgan, Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts; Danielle Powell, University of Central Florida; Chris Slaby, College of William & Mary; Sara Anne Stepp, Univeristy of Kansas; Barbara Tyner, Centro de Cultura Casa Lamm, Mexico City; Marina Tyquiengco, University of Pittsburgh; Or Vallah, University of Washington; and Jennifer Vess, University of Iowa. 

At the SECAC 2019 Annual Juried Exhibition, Juror Amelia Briggs, Director of David Lusk Gallery, awarded First Place to Anne Herbert, Alabama School of Fine Arts, for Event HorizonSecond Place: to Chung-Fan Chang, Stockton University, for Guangwu’s LandThird Place to Natalie Harrison, Samford University, for Pastel Tapestry 1and Honorable Mention to Mary Laube, The University of Tennessee, for Queen Min’s Hair. The Co-Directors’ Award was presented to Ann Moody, University at Buffalo, for Lickety-Split. 

American Society of Appraisers

Upcoming educational offerings:

·         February 3, 2020 | Fundamentals of Jewelry Appraisal | Tucson, AZ

·         February 5, 2020 | Introduction to the Chinese Art Market, Challenges and Opportunities | Webinar

·         March 2, 2020 | Fundamentals of Jewelry Appraisal | Carlsbad, CA

·         March 16-17, 2020 | Appraising Fine Arts Overview | Chicago, IL

·         March 20, 2020 | Personal Property Appraisal Report Writing Update | Reston, VA

·         May 14-15, 2020 | Fair Market Value: Appraising Personal Property for Non-Cash Charitable Contributions and Estates | Reston, VA

·         May 30-June 14, 2020 | 9th Annual Summer Appraisal Camp | Purchase, NY

·         October 29, 2020 | The Decorative Art and Mechanics of Antique Clocks | Webinar

Historians of Netherlandish Art

CAA CONFERENCE CHICAGO, February 12-15th, 2020:

HNA RECEPTION: Friday, February 14th, between 5:30 and 7 pm. Private Dining Room 4,  located on the third floor of the Hilton


Thursday February 13th, 10:30-12:00 pm

Hilton Chicago – Lower Level – Salon C-5: 10

Landscape through a Sociopolitical Lens: Representing the Environment in the Early Modern Netherlandish World

Historians of Netherlandish Art

Joanna Sheers Seidenstein, Harvard Art Museums and Sarah Walsh Mallory, Harvard University

SESSION run by HNA members:

Thursday, February 13th, 6:00-7;30 PM

Hilton Chicago –  3rd Floor – Wilford C

Re-Assessing the Northern European Male Nude

Martha Hollander, Hofstra University and Lisa Rosenthal, University Of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


JHNA has just published a special guest-edited issue on the art of Gerard de Lairesse (Winter 2020, vol. 12:1). The editors include Eric Jan Sluijter (University of Amsterdam Emeritus); Elmer Kolfin (University of Amsterdam); Jasper Hillegers (Salomon Lilian Gallery, Amsterdam); and Marrigje Rikken (Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem).

JHNA has received a grant from the Association of Research Institutes in Art History (ARIAH) to support the development of a hot spot feature for images in the article by Melanie Gifford on Rubens’s Fall of Phaeton, National Gallery of Art, Washington, which appeared in the Summer 2019 issue (vol. 11:2).  Watch for this digital feature in Gifford’s essay in 2020 as well as in other essays to come.

Filed under: Affiliated Societies

Affiliated Society News for November 2019

posted by November 07, 2019

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

Interested in becoming an Affiliated Society? Learn more here.

Mid-America College Art Association

The Mid-America College Art Association is seeking to add a board member position to assist with financial aspects of the organization. The Association is an all-volunteer, national organization in the process of shaping a five-year plan (and beyond!) The Board meets once per month via ZOOM online meetings. If interested, please contact: Heather Hertel at

American Society of Appraisers

Introduction to the Chinese Art Market, Challenges and Opportunities
Wednesday, February 5, 2019 | Webinar| 1:00pm – 3:00pm ET | $79 members; $119 non-members

In the past 20 years, the Chinese art market has grown dramatically, tracking the expansion of the Chinese economy, which is now the world’s second largest. This webinar will provide an overview of the socio-economic forces behind its dramatic growth and headline making prices at auction, and the challenges of appraising and advising on Chinese art. According to Artprice, since 2006, China has consistently been in the top three global art markets and is the largest in Asia.  Some sectors are booming with prices often wildly exceeding auction high estimates, while others have stayed the same or declined. Drawing on more than twenty-five years in the field of Chinese art as an art historian, educator and appraiser, the presenter will address the following:  the factors behind the growth of certain sectors, the role of mainland Chinese collectors and Chinese auction houses in driving the market, why the IRS will not accept realized sales from Chinese auction houses, the industry of fakes and forgeries of Chinese painting, sculpture, ceramics among other works of art and its impact on the market.

To see more upcoming ASA webinars and classes, click here.

William Morris Society in the United States

The William Morris Society in the United States is sponsoring two sessions at the Modern Language Association convention in Seattle on January 11 and 12, 2020.

Our first session, “Re-evaluating the Pre-Raphaelites,” examines how recent exhibitions have reassessed Pre-Raphaelite art and design, from William Holman Hunt and the Pre-Raphaelite Vision at the Manchester Art Gallery in 2009 to the traveling exhibition Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts and Crafts Movement at venues through 2021. These displays have positioned the intersection of art, design, and literature as defining features of the Pre-Raphaelites and the Arts and Crafts movement, marking them as both “avant-garde” and deeply engaged with the past.

Our second session, “Ecosocialism and the Late Victorians,” is co-sponsored with the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment and addresses how the late nineteenth century saw artists and writers, including Morris, plant the seeds of ecological concerns in socialist politics, leading to innovative approaches to both environmental and socialist ideas.

Interested attendees who are not members of MLA may obtain guest passes by contacting

For paper abstracts, panelists, and scheduling information, see

Society of Architectural Historians

The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) and University of Virginia Press are pleased to announce a new open-access, mobile-friendly edition of SAH Archipedia, an authoritative online encyclopedia of the built environment of the United States developed by SAH and Rotunda, the Press’s digital imprint, with lead funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities: The newly redesigned SAH Archipedia brings peer-reviewed scholarship to a worldwide audience of researchers, students, teachers, preservation advocates, cultural tourists and others interested in learning more about the architectural history of the U.S.

SAH will offer 36 paper sessions at its 2021 Annual International Conference in Montréal, Québec, Canada. The Society invites individuals and those representing SAH chapters and partner organizations to submit a session proposal for the Montréal conference. SAH membership is required to chair or present research at the annual conference; non-members who are selected to chair a session will be required to join SAH in August 2020. Session proposals covering every time period and all aspects of the built environment, including landscape and urban history, are encouraged. Session proposals are due January 14, 2020.

In a joint program with the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, SAH is pleased to offer the Charles E. Peterson Fellowship that will support the participation of a graduate student in the research and writing for a volume in the Buildings of the United States (BUS) series and/or SAH Archipedia. The recipient will research some aspect of American architecture prior to 1860, which they may choose from a list of topics provided by authors of forthcoming BUS books. The fellowship is intended for students currently enrolled in graduate programs in art or architectural history, architectural design, urban planning, historic preservation, landscape architecture, American studies, or related disciplines. The application deadline is January 6, 2020.

Historians of Islamic Art Association

CFP: Regime Change

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor

How do we write histories of Islamic art and architecture, and in the service of what interests? We might proceed from questions about the intentions of patrons, the agency of craftsmen, and their responses to previous artistic production, thereby allowing artifacts and monuments to be set within a historical, social, and/or artistic context. We might also posit large-scale organizational forms—dynasties, courts, regimes, workshops, technological systems, and exchange circuits—as frames that regulate aspects of life, belief, and ultimately artistic creativity. Recent scholarship has also shifted focus to other forms of agency. For example, “reception history” and the “history of objects” have attempted to move beyond the process of creation to consider the role of later actors and material accretions for the significance of artifacts, while the “material turn” in art history has sought to challenge rigidly anthropocentric epistemologies and open up narratives told by the “stuff” of art.

The aim of this conference is to focus on moments of “regime change” in Islamic art history and to also direct attention to “regimes” that structure our own field, raising questions of interpretation and method. We invite new research focusing on art and architecture after clear political ruptures (e.g., invasion, occupation, conversion); on the replacement of one symbolic order with another (e.g., public inscriptions in the urban space, changes in sartorial codes, new gender norms); and on the transfer of resources (e.g., artists, objects, libraries, treasuries) from one power to another. We also invite panels and papers that explore the potentials and pitfalls of new interpretive and methodological approaches to core questions about objects, material, and images, in both the academy and the museum.

Call for Papers

The submission deadline for pre-organized panels and single papers is December 1, 2019. For single papers, please submit as a single attachment a one-page CV and a paper abstract of no more than 250 words. For pre-organized panels (three or four papers), please submit as a single attachment one-page CVs for all speakers, and the panel abstract and individual abstracts, each no more than 250 words.

Please submit panels and papers to Christiane Gruber, Organizer ( All other queries may be directed to Bihter Esener, Managing Organizer (

Accepted speakers must be HIAA members in good standing by the time of the symposium. Speakers will have their travel expenses and accommodation covered by the University of Michigan and HIAA.

The 2020 HIAA Symposium Committee:

Christiane Gruber, organizer

Anneka Lenssen, Michael Chagnon, and Alain George, committee members


ACASA Triennial 2020 Program Preview
ACASA 18th Triennial Symposium on African Art, June 17 – 21, 2020

The ACASA 18th Triennial Symposium on African Art will take place at DePaul University and the Art Institute of Chicago, June 17-21, 2020. This is the preliminary program:

Tuesday, June 16
Conference Registration, DePaul University Center

Wednesday, June 17

Museum Day and Reception, the Art Institute of Chicago. Separate registration required

Thursday-Sunday, June 18-21, 8am-5pm

Conference Panels, DePaul University Center

Thursday evening, June 18

Evening Reception at the Block Museum, Northwestern University

Friday evening, June 19
Awards Ceremony and Keynote Lecture by Koyo Kouoh, Executive Director and Chief Curator of Zeitz MOCA, the Art Institute of Chicago

Saturday, June 20, 5-9pm
Dinner and Dance Party, DePaul Student Center

For more and detailed information and registration, see:
ACASA website

Women’s Caucus for Art

Women’s Caucus for Art 2020 conference has a theme of Intersectionality

This conference, centered at Columbia College and concurrent with CAA, includes a wide range of panels and workshops.

The WCA 2020 President’s Award for Art and Activism will be given to Rose B. Simpson, a mixed-media artist, whose work addresses the emotional and existential impacts of living in the 21st century, an apocalyptic time for many analogue cultures. Her figures are often powerful matriarchs or elusively androgynous empaths who channel the spirits of high art, hiphop, lowrider attitudes, and long-lost ancestors of all kinds. Simpson’s work will also be discussed by Alicia Harris in the CAA panel on Inappropriate Bodies: Art, Design, and Maternity.

WCA has a new LGBTQIA+ Committee. Those interested in joining should contact the chair, Emily Getsay:

There are two national juried exhibitions on view during the conference, February 12-16: “Collectively Shifting,” Cecilia Vargas, juror, at Bridgeport Art Center and “Intersectional History,” Donna M. Weeks, juror at Woman Made Gallery.

American Institute for Conservation

We’re looking forward to our 2020 Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City! The theme is “Conservation – Reactive and Proactive.” Registration is now open! The full program schedule will be available shortly, so please continue to check our site for updated information.

Conservators play a vital role in protecting and preserving the objects and places that tell the story of our lives, history, and society. Become a Friend of Conservation and make sure our past has a future.

If you are interested in learning more about conservation and supporting the essential work performed by conservators, or want exclusive insights into conservation, including tips on preserving personal collections, learn about the benefits of being a Friend:

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

HGSCEA is now accepting submissions for the Society’s 8th Annual Emerging Scholars Essay Prize, an award of $500 given annually to the author of a distinguished article or essay published the preceding year on any topic in the history of German, Scandinavian, or Central European art, architecture, design, or visual culture. Submissions, which must be in English and may be from electronic or print publications, must have a publication date of 2019. Applicants must be either current Ph.D. students or have earned a Ph.D. in or after 2015, and must be members of HGSCEAat the time of application. The deadline for submissions is 16 December 2019.

The Board is also seeking nominations and self-nominations for election to the HGSCEA Board for a three-year term to begin February 2020. Candidates for four at-large Board Members as well as for four Board Officers are all welcome. Each of HGSCEA’s three areas – Germany, Scandinavia, and Central Europe – should have at least one representative on the Board and candidates from all three of these areas are currently sought. Any member of HGSCEA in good standing may seek election to the Board. The deadline for nominations is 25 November 2019.

For more information on how to join HGSCEA, on the responsibilities of Board members, and how to submit materials either for the publication prize or for the election, please go to the HGSCEA website:

Renaissance Society of America

RSA Travel, Diversity, and On-Site Care Grants
The Renaissance Society of America will hold its Annual Meeting in Philadelphia April 2-4, 2020. RSA members are invited to apply for travel, diversity, and on-site care grants. Each grant has a separate application with different requirements. Applications for conference grants are now live and can be found here. The deadline for all grant applications is December 3, 2019. Haven’t registered for the conference yet? Here is the link.

Day of Digital Learning
The RSA is pleased to offer a Day of Digital Learning on Sunday, 5 April 2020, the day after our Annual Meeting in Philadelphia (April 2-4, 2020). A tentative course list is now available to view. Signup will begin in January.

Innovative Teaching Grant Winners Announced
The RSA is pleased to announce our Grants in Support of Innovative Teaching of Renaissance Studies to High School Students will fund two projects this year. One examines the historiography of Spanish Arizona and the other highlights an inclusive Shakespeare curriculum. RSA President Clare Carroll announces our winners.

Renaissance Quarterly Open Access
The Editors of Renaissance Quarterly are pleased to provide complimentary access to two collections of articles from the journal, one relating to Islam and the Middle East and the other on The Americas.


The Board of the Society of Historians of Eastern European, Eurasian, and Russian Art and Architecture (SHERA) is pleased to announce that Anna (Ania) Paluch of Carleton University has been awarded the SHERA Graduate Student or Independent Scholar Travel Grant to attend and present at the 108th CAA Annual Conference in 2020. She will be delivering a paper entitled “From Turtle Island to Vistula’s Shores: Indigenous and Slavic Futurisms in Dialogue” as part of the panel “The Present of the Future: Indigenous Futurisms in the Visual Arts” (Saturday, February 15, 2:00 – 3:30 PM in Continental B, Lobby Level). Paluch examines “the use of oral stories, memories, history, and cultural survivance within pop culture, contact zones, Native and Slavic Slipstreams and oral stories/legends as sci-fi (SF) narratives within Indigenous Futurism and Slavic Futurism, and how these genres are connected through those concepts.”

The SHERA-sponsored panel “Freezes and Thaws in the Socialist Bloc” will be held on Saturday, 4:00 – 5:30 PM in the Astoria Room (3rd Floor). This session will consider art from the former Soviet Bloc and beyond that tried to recuperate, revivify, or re-engage cultural formations that had previously been rejected or suppressed. Papers include: “A Classic(al) Russian Freeze: Timur Novikov and the New Academy of Fine Arts” (Liana Battsaligova, Yale University); “Jugoslovenka and her Discontents: Feminist Resistance During Yugoslav Socialism & After” (Jasmina Tumbas, University at Buffalo); and, “Neo-avantgarde on repeat: Polish contemporary artists revisit the 1970s” (Magdalena Moskalewicz, School of the Art Institute of Chicago).

Association of Greek Art Historians (EEIT)

The 6th National Conference the Association of Greek Art Historians (EEIT) will be held November 22 through 24, 2019 at the Amphitheater of the Benaki Museum, 138 Pireos Street, Athens, Greece. Thirty eight papers will respond to the conference’s theme, “Periods of Crisis and Paradigm Shifts,” and will address the following topics: canonical narratives and their relative ‘paradigms’; paradigm shifts and epistemological ruptures; interdisciplinary approaches, technoscience and the crisis of humanist studies; and global art history, interculturality and art geographies. A keynote address by Mechthild Fend, professor of history of art, University College London, will  investigate the theme of medical pathology in relation to the crises of the French Revolution.

More information is available at:

Association of Art Museum Curators

Know a curator who is creating groundbreaking new work?

Nominate them for Association of Art Museum Curators’ Awards for Excellence, the annual prize dedicated to recognizing both affiliated and independent curators whose work offers new methodologies, considers the public’s understanding, and advances the field. Since their launch in 2004, nearly 200 curators have received an award from AAMC. Click here to view past Awards for Excellence recipients.

Only affiliated and independent curator(s) working in the nonprofit sector can receive an award. All nominations must be submitted by AAMC members in good standing. Those in other fields and in for-profit settings cannot be nominated. Self-nominations are welcome, encouraged, and will receive the same consideration as other nominations.

A nominator may submit more than one nomination in one or more of the following categories for work on view or published between January 1 and December 31, 2019:

  • Printed Exhibition or Permanent Collection Catalogue
  • Exhibition or Installation
  • Article or Essay (digital or print)
  • Digital Publication

Awardees are kept confidential until they are announced at the Annual Conference & Meeting during an Awards for Excellence reception on Sunday, May 3, 2020, in Seattle, Washington, USA. We hope that all Awardees will be able to join us at the event. Ability to attend the event does not influence the award selection process.

All nominations must be submitted through our online portal by 12PM ET on Monday, December 2. The deadline is fast approaching, so click here to submit your nomination today!

Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (FATE)

Foundations in Art: Theory and Education is thrilled to announce that University of North Carolina Charlotte will host our 18th Biennial Conference! Mark your calendars for April 1-3, 2021 and make plans to be there.




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Affiliated Society News for September 2019

posted by September 11, 2019

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

Interested in becoming an Affiliated Society? Learn more here.


The 75th Annual SECAC Conference, hosted by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, will be held October 16 through 19, 2019More than 540 papers—on studio art, art history, art education, and graphic design—will be presented in 142 sessions. All sessions will take place at the Chattanoogan HotelOffsite events include the annual SECAC Artist’s Fellowship and Juried Exhibitions and a keynote address by artist, educator, and advocate for artists, Sharon M. Louden, who serves as editor of the Living and Sustaining a Creative Life series of books and Artistic Director of the Visual Arts at Chautauqua InstitutionMore information and conference registration are available at 

Society for the Study of Early Modern Women and Gender (SSEMWG)

Following a series of sessions and a vote, the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women has officially changed its name to the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women and Gender (SSEMWG). The Society will begin holding its annual meeting at the Renaissance Society of America annual conference beginning on 2-4 April, 2020. However, the Society will hold one final meeting at the Sixteenth Century Society Conference in St. Louis, 17-20 October, 2019. 

Foundation for Advancement in Conservation

Material Immaterial: Photographs in the 21st Century Symposium and Seminars
September 23-25, 2019, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Organized by Paul Messier and Monica Bravo

We are witnessing the historic transformation of photography from tangible objects—prints, plates, and negatives—to code: intangible bits, bytes, and pixels. As the tether between visual culture and the material world is recalibrated every day, a new form of literacy is required to draw meaning from physical media and its obsolescence. At the very moment when characterization and interpretation of the printed photograph is rapidly gaining ground, the momentum toward dematerialization raises the issue of the long-term relevance and sustainability of photography as a material fact. Does the physical photograph still matter today—as a source for teaching, learning, and scholarship—and will it matter into the future?

This symposium and elective seminars will provide insight into new tools for researching photographs with an emphasis on both the material and immaterial aspects of the medium. Conservation professionals will gain practical knowledge on new and existing techniques for characterizing prints and collections and how this information can be structured and visualized. Curators and art historians will benefit from exposure to the methods and techniques that underlie the contemporary approaches to material history. Together, the presentations and discussions are meant to demystify techniques adapted from seemingly exotic fields of artificial intelligence and data science and to cover some basic techniques for understanding and interpreting the physical and chemical makeup of a photographic print.

View the program for detailed a schedule and speaker list or visit the event website to register.

Support for this program comes from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fund for Collaborative Workshops in Photograph Conservation, a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation Endowment for Professional Development.

Association for Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World, Iran, and Turkey (AMCA)

“AMCA Interview with the Winner of the 2019 Rhonda A. Saad Prize for Best Paper in Modern and Contemporary Arab Art”

The 2019 Rhonda A. Saad Prize for Best Paper in Modern and Contemporary Arab Art was awarded to Lara Ayad for her paper “Homegrown Heroes: Peasant Masculinity and Nation-Building in the Paintings of Aly Kamel al-Deeb.” Dr. Ayad is an Assistant Professor of Art History at Skidmore College. She received her PhD in the History of Art and Architecture at Boston University. An interview with Dr. Ayad about her research may be found on AMCA’s website:

The Rhonda A. Saad Prize review committee acknowledges that Dr. Ayad’s paper is highly original. The Committee found that her paper was a scrupulously researched examination of the 1930s visual cultural context in which the artist worked in Egypt, when ethnography, social sciences, and fine arts intersected on the body of the muscular, model peasant.

Established in 2010 in honor of our dear and respected colleague and friend, The Rhonda A. Saad Prize aims to recognize and promote excellence in the field of modern and contemporary Arab art. The award is offered to a graduate student or recent post-doctoral scholar working in any discipline whose paper is judged to provide the most significant contribution to the disciplines of Art History and Middle East Studies. For more information and submission guidelines, please visit

Visual Resources Association

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) strives to strengthen the visual resources field by increasing public and professional awareness of visual information management while advocating for the value of images in the teaching and learning environment. The VRAF supports a range of educational activities in multiple formats and venues, for example, instructional tools, regional workshops, online learning, and advocacy materials, to build bridges across the information management and educational communities. The Foundation’s research interests advance scholarship in the field, improve outreach to the larger community on significant issues. These include intellectual property rights, the development of best practices protocols for the dissemination of digital images, and furthering public access to visual resources information. Significant areas of focus include: image collections, technology, metadata, cataloging, visual literacy, and copyright. The VRAF’s educational and research agenda advances scholarship in the field and improves outreach to the larger community. 

The VRA Foundation currently offers two types of grant opportunities:  

1) Project grants, which provide up to $3,000, awarded to organizations or institutions for programs and projects in the VRAF Grant Areas of Interest. The funds may be used for small, stand-alone projects, pilots or start-up financing for larger projects, or for a component of a larger project. This year’s project grant was awarded to Arden Kirkland, Adjunct Professor at the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University in New York to develop the CostumeCore Toolkit for streamlining the process of developing standards-based, interoperable metadata for collections related to the study of historic clothing. 

2)  Professional development grants, two awards of a $1,000, are provided to an individual for professional development in the field of visual resources and image management. These grants support attendance at an educational event of the grantee’s choosing (such as, an association conference, symposium or workshop), or enrollment in relevant research activities in the VRAF Grant Areas of Interest. 

This Fall, the VRAF is accepting applications for the VRAF Professional Development Grant program (see number 2 above). For consideration, please submit your application by Friday, September 20, 2019, 11:59PM Pacific Time using this online application you have any questions about the VRAF Professional Development Grant or the application process, please contact the VRAF Board of Directors at The recipient of the Fall 2019 VRAF Professional Development grant will be announced by Friday, October 4, 2019, and must be used before October 4, 2020.  

This news is being provided by Maureen Burns, VRA CAA Affiliate Representative, on behalf of the VRAF Board of Directors and Visual Resources Association. For more information, please use the following contacts or social media and view the online links: 

Pacific Arts Association

The annual PAA Europe Conference 2019 entitled “Challenging Times – Provenances in Museums” will take place at the Museum der Kulturen Basel, from 19th to 21st September 2019.  The meeting coincides with the exhibition “Thirst for Knowledge meets Collecting Mania.”  Papers and reports will respond to the exhibition’s theme, “Museums face challenging times: what seemed a must for an ethnographic museum in the past – such as a collection of skulls – is now a sensitive issue. In collecting, objects were removed from their original contexts, items made of rare and precious materials such as ivory or gold aroused desires, and exotic weapons were acquired by the score.  The exhibition explores the motives for this former collecting mania and poses questions as to the appropriate handling of sensitive objects today.”  For further information visit


Solo Show: Oli Rodriguez, A Familiar Panting
Opening Saturday, Dec 7, 6-8pm

National Committee for the History of Art (NCHA)

5th CIHA World congress in São Paulo – CALL FOR PAPERS 

The CIHA Brazil Committee invites proposals for participation in nine Sessions, six Emerging Scholars Seminars, and a Special Session that will constitute the 35th CIHA World Congress – Motion: Migrations. 

The Sessions, Emerging Scholars Seminars, and Special Session are detailed here: 

New Media Caucus (NMC)

Border Control Symposium and Exhibition

The New Media Caucus (NMC) is proud to present the 2019 Symposium and Exhibition, Border Control at the University of Michigan, Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design and the Stamps Gallery. The symposium will take place on 19th – 22nd September, 2019, and the exhibition is from 20th September – 11th November, 2019. Keynote Speaker, Vinay Gupta will present a lecture, “Cities that will Walk Away” on 19th September at 5:10pm  For more information about the events please visit our website:

Decolonizing the New Media Syllabus
NMC is gathering resources, references, syllabi, and texts for a new initiative, “Decolonizing the New Media syllabus.” For anyone interested in contributing to this effort, there will be an initial, informal workshop at the upcoming Border Control symposium at the University of Michigan on Friday, 20 September. The short term goal of the initiative is not symbolic posturing through decolonial metaphorization, but an actionable starting point for teachers developing new media syllabi who want to implement structural changes in how they approach the topics. All resources gathered in advance of and during the symposium will be shared with the NMC community, and future directions and possible collaborations will be determined.
Media-N Summer 2019 Issue
The summer 2019 issue of Media-N (Vol. 15, No. 2) is our annual CAA Conference Edition. It features a selection of conference proceedings from the activities of the New Media Caucus at the 2019 College Art Association Conference in New York City, which took place February 13-17. Included are co-authored contributions by Taylor Hokanson & Nick Bontrager and by. Victoria Bradbury & Suzy O’Hara, and a review of the New Media Caucus Showcase by Debora Faccion.

Design Incubation

Colloquium 6.1: Quinnipiac University
Design Incubation Colloquium 6.1 (#DI2019oct) will be held at the School of Communications at Quinnipiac University on Saturday, October 5, 2019.

Practicing Type in the Age of Screens
Saturday, November 9, 2019. 2-5pm. Type Directors Club, NYC
Typeface design and the implementation of typography has never been more exciting. In many cases, type is presented on monitors, tiny and huge electronic visual displays, i.e., screens. In collaboration with the Type Directors Club, Design Incubation will moderate a panel discussion among design innovators about their design and use of type in today’s changing environment. Panelists include Jason Pamental, Javier Mavromantes, Nancy Campbell.

CFP: The Fellowship Program at Design Incubation 2020
Call for Participation: 3-day academic design research and writing workshop in New York City. June 4-6, 2020.  Application deadline, October 15, 2019.
Target Audience: Design academics in one or more of the following areas: graphic design, information design, branding, marketing, advertising, typography, web, interaction, film and video, animation, illustration, game design. Full-time tenure track or tenured faculty are given preference but any academic may apply.

CFP: The Design Incubation Residency at Haddon Avenue Writing Institute 2019
Rolling acceptances until Sept 30, 2019. Only 14 seats are available for this event. This 3-day residency allows researchers and scholars time to work on existing writing projects or to start a new writing project. The residency is open to design faculty and to those working in related fields.

CFP: A Day of Writing
Come spend an uninterrupted day working on a writing project.
Quinnipiac University School of Communications, October 6th 2019.

CFP: Colloquium 6.3: Fordham University
Call for design research abstracts. Deadline: Saturday, December 28, 2019.

Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC)

Apply for AAMC Foundation’s 2020 Engagement Program for International Curators

The AAMC Foundation Engagement Program for International Curators is seeking eligible international and US-based curators interested in pursuing a year-long partnership dedicated to professional development and exchange.

At the core of this Program is a 12-month partnership between a non-US based curator (International Awardee) and a US-based curator (US Liaison) dedicated to reflecting on and developing self-identified areas of advancement with each other. Made possible by major support from the Terra Foundation for American Art, the Program includes travel funding for International Awardees, a participant stipend for US Liaisons, networking, and more, which are outlined in greater detail in the online application, available here: Two pairings will be awarded.

Eligible applicants must be art curators working on or having worked within exhibitions and projects that explore historical art of the United States (c. 1500-1980), including painting; sculpture; works on paper, such as prints, drawing and photography; decorative arts; performance; and design (except industrial). Architecture and commercial film are excluded. Native American art is eligible for consideration. Additional requirements include a minimum of 50% of the time for/with non-profit organizations will be considered. Please note that curators working in four-wall collecting and non-collecting, community based, and non-four wall organizations, at any location in the globe are eligible.

Through fostering international relationships between curators, AAMC Foundation aims to not only provide opportunities for professional development and exchange, but also strengthen the international curatorial community and increase awareness of the concerns and needs of curators working outside the US. Visit our website to learn more:

The online application for International Awardees and US Liaisons opens on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, and are due by 12pm ET on Thursday, October 24, 2019.

AAMC Foundation Webinar on Utilizing Community Advisory Groups

Join us on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 from 2:00 – 3:15PM ET to learn about the formation, implementation, and utilization of community partners and advisory groups from a dynamic speaker lineup.

From grassroots organizations to large, landmark institutions, museum teams are increasingly engaging with community members to bring history to bear on the narratives told and to bring forward the value of local knowledge. These consultations help develop and shape exhibition themes and checklists, open conversations on collecting practices and directions, and ensure that museum-generated programs accurately and genuinely reflect and engage their communities. From local focus groups to international convenings, the collaborative aspect welcomes perspectives outside the curatorial department.

This webinar explores a diverse range of current approaches, case studies, and lessons learned—from emerging grassroots efforts to established museum outreach. Speakers will address the value in engaging communities, best practices in developing partnerships and advisory groups, and ways to create meaningful and ongoing valued relationships.

Speakers include René Paul Barilleaux, McNay Art Museum; Adrian Locke, Royal Academy of Arts; Regan Pro, Seattle Art Museum; David Serkoak, Key Collaborator with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights; and Ben Tremillo, San Anto Cultural Arts.

There are only a limited amount of spots available. Registration is required:


The SHERA Board is pleased to announce that the SHERA Graduate Student / Independent Scholar Travel Grant for the 2019 ASEEES meeting has been awarded to Dr. Yulia Karpova (Central European University). Her paper, “Late Soviet studio ceramics as a site of institutional critique” will be presented during the SHERA-sponsored panel “Culture as Matter.”

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Affiliated Society News for June 2019

posted by June 06, 2019

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

Interested in becoming an Affiliated Society? Learn more here.

American Society of Appraisers

The 2019 ASA Personal Property Connoisseurship Conference – NY will be held at the Marriott Marquis centered in the heart of New York City. With a focus on The Fine and Applied Arts Professional in the 21st Century: How to Adapt, Function and Excel, this intensive three-day conference will provide hard-to-obtain insights into key topics and issues facing personal property appraisers and other art industry professionals.  Connect with experts, scholars, and allied professionals from across North America. Presenting speakers include individuals from the industry media, specialty auction houses, galleries, museums, and academia, among others. Register here:

Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC)


Join us this June for a series of three webinars that will restructure and rethink how we consider the topic of management. By focusing on NavigationEnvironment and Advancement, the webinars will break with the traditional hierarchical and vertical manner in which conversations around management are typically approached. Each program will present dialogues relevant to all career stages, and will consider ways in which the topic can impact sense of self, well-being, and personal success.

Webinar 1: Navigation – June 11, 2019

Webinar 2: Environment – June 18, 2019

Webinar 3: Advancement – June 25, 2019

Organized and hosted by the AAMC Foundation the series is open to all, with AAMC members receiving discount admission. Limited space is available, register today!


AAMC members are invited to Submit a Session Proposal for the 2020 AAMC & AAMC Foundation Conference, slated for May 2 – 5, 2020 in Seattle, WA. We are seeking proposals on the topic of advancing curatorial work and art organizations beyond traditional and perceived thresholds and boundaries. In selecting this topic, we anticipate dialogues reconsidering linear narratives, challenging concepts of borders, investigating social and cross cultural interactions, and engaging in activism.

We request proposals considering the full spectrum of interpretations, looking at possible topics holistically and not solely through the curatorial lens. Sessions should propose discussions acknowledging community, which involves our workplace colleagues and partners; donors and sponsors; visitors and neighbors; for-profit arts sector; and more. As with all our programming, the proposals should be inclusive and welcoming of a diverse audience. Review the full guidelines and submit your session proposal before 5PM ET on Monday, June 24, 2019.


Applications are open for AAMC Foundation’s Mentorship Program, which gives early- to mid-career curators opportunities to advance their professional development, learn about important issues in the field, share ideas and cultivate strong bonds with peers, and develop a working relationship with a senior curator. The program’s goal is to advance the skills, experience and knowledge needed to succeed in a curatorial career, not specifically develop a singular curatorial or scholarly project. All Mentees are provided funding to accommodate program components, including travel and other benefits, which are outlined in greater detail here. A group of curator jurors will select ten mentees for 2019-2020 Program, with Mentees and Mentors announced this July. 

Applications are due by 12PM ET on Tuesday, June, 25, 2019. Click here to learn more and submit your application today!

Association for Latin American Art (ALAA)

ALAA Awards

In addition to the annual book award, ALAA announces two new awards. See the links for details.

ALAA-Arvey Foundation Book Award

ALAA-Arvey Foundation Exhibition Catalogue Award

ALAA Article Prize

International Association of Word and Image Studies (IAWIS)

CFP for the 2020 Conference in Luxembourg:

American Institute for Conservation

Following a successful Annual Meeting in Connecticut, we are looking forward to our 2020 Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City! The theme will be “Conservation – Reactive and Proactive.” The call for papers will open later this summer, please continue to check our site for updated information.

If you are interested in learning more about conservation and supporting the essential work performed by conservators and preservation professionals, become a Friend of Conservation! Friends receive exclusive insights into conservation, including tips on preserving personal collections, and sustain key programs that promote the preservation of all cultural heritage. Learn about the benefits of being a Friend and how you can help save the art and artifacts that keep our memories alive. Support the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation through

International Sculpture Center

Sculpture magazine is thrilled to announce its new website. Go to for reviews, features, news, videos, and other daily content.

Attend workshops, studio tours, and network with artists at the 29th International Sculpture Conference in Portland, OR. Registration opens June 11th at

Society of Architectural Historians

Photo: Geordie Wood, courtesy of DS+R

The Society of Architectural Historians will present the inaugural SAH Change Agent Award to the partners of the New York architecture firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro—Elizabeth Diller, Ricardo Scofidio, Charles Renfro and Benjamin Gilmartin—at a reception at the Century Club in midtown Manhattan on July 17. The award recognizes DS+R for their innovative, paradigm-shifting work, which takes an interdisciplinary approach to design with a focus on cultural and civic projects. Proceeds benefit SAH educational programs and publications, and the ongoing restoration SAH’s landmark headquarters, Charnley-Persky House (1891–1892), designed by Adler and Sullivan with Frank Lloyd Wright.

Nominations for the SAH Publication Awards and the SAH Award for Film and Video are open through July 31. The Publication Awards recognize the most distinguished publications in architectural history, urban history, landscape history, preservation, and architectural exhibition catalogues. The SAH Award for Film and Video was established in 2013 to recognize annually the most distinguished work of film or video on the history of the built environment.

The SAH Board of Directors seeks nominations for the 2020 class of SAH Fellows, those professionally active or retired individuals who have distinguished themselves by a lifetime of significant contributions to the field of architectural history. Deadline August 1.

The SAH Nominating Committee seeks your nominations for five new SAH Board members and a Second Vice President who will begin their terms after the Seattle annual conference in April/May 2020. Deadline August 1.

Graduate students and emerging scholars are invited to apply for the SAH Study Program Fellowship to attend the SAH Field Seminar to Japan, December 6–18. The tour will be led by Ken Tadashi Oshima. The fellowship covers the single occupancy price of the tour and includes a travel stipend. Deadline August 2.


On behalf of the SECAC Nominating Committee, First Vice-President Lawrence Jenkens announced that the 2019 SECAC election results have been finalized. The following members have been elected to the SECAC Board of Directors for a three-year term of appointment. For Arkansas, Dito Morales, Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Central Arkansas, was re-elected to a second term. For Florida, Jeff Schwartz, Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Associate Vice-President of Academic Affairs at Ringling College of Art and Design was elected to his first term. For Mississippi, Elise Smith, Professor of Art History and Sanderson Chair of Arts and Sciences at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, was elected to her first term. Smith previously served on the SECAC Board of Directors from 2000 to 2006. For Tennessee, Christina Renfer Vogel, Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and 2019 SECAC Conference Co-Director, was elected to her first term. For the First At-large Seat, Dennis Ichiyama, Purdue Univeristy Professor of Graphic Design emeritus, was re-elected to a second term. The SECAC Nominating Committee thanks all members who ran for Board seats this year.

Association of Greek Art Historians (EEIT)

The Association of Greek Art Historians (EEIT) hosted a number of distinguished speakers in the context of its 2019 Lecture Series. The aim of the series is to engage a broader audience and promote the discipline of art history in the wider public sphere in Greece. The topics ranged from global art history to the art of the periphery, addressing theoretical and methodological issues of contemporary relevance. Concurrently, novel interpretations of modernism were proposed from the vantage points of both the center, a eurocentric perspective, and the periphery, the lens of the ‘european other.’ James Elkins, E.C. Chadbourne Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, talked about the “The End of Diversity in Writing about Art” (January 11, 2019, Benaki Museum, 138 Pireos St., Athens, Greece). Elkins proposed that despite recent interest in global artistic production, writing about art is primarily characterized by a hegemony of western theoretical discourses and related practices. Mark Crinson provided an enhanced reading of modernist architecture through the ideals of internationalism in a lecture entitled “Babel as Modernism” (April 11, 2019, Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens, Greece). Mark Crinson is professor of architectural history at Birbeck, University of London and president of the European Architectural History Network (EAHN). Matthew Rampley shared initial thoughts and material related to the European Research Grant project Continuity / Rupture: Art and Architecture in Central Europe 1918-1939 that he is currently leading from Masaryk University in Brno in the Czech Republic. The lecture was entitled “A Legacy of Empire? Art and Architecture in Central Europe after 1918” and examined how ‘modernist’ art was deployed in Central Europe to create and enforce national identities at the aftermath of the collapse of the Habsburg Empire after the First World War. (May 17, 2019, National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens, Greece).

Design Incubation

Calls for Participation: Design Incubation Upcoming Events

Call for Entries: 2019 Communication Design Educators Awards

An international juried competition of communication design research, practice, teaching, and service. Expand the design record, promote excellence, and share knowledge in the discipline. Submit your creative work, published research, teaching, and service. Nominations are accepted until July 31, 2019. Entries are currently being accepted until August 31, 2019.

Visit the 2019 Design Incubation Communication Design Educators Awards announcement to read about our distinguished jurors.

Colloquium 6.1: Quinnipiac University, Call for Submissions

Call for design research presentation abstracts. Deadline: Saturday, July 6, 2019. Hosted by Courtney Marchese and the School of Communications.

School of Communications
Quinnipiac University
Sat, October 5, 2019
10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

A Day of Writing

Come spend an uninterrupted day working on a writing project. Participants will spend the day writing or conducting preliminary work on a writing project. The Day of Writing is open to design faculty and to those working in related fields.

Quinnipiac University
October 6th 2019
10:00am –4:00pm

The Design Incubation Residency at Haddon Avenue Writing Institute 2019

Rolling acceptances until Sept 30, 2019. Only 14 seats are available for this event. This 3-day residency allows researchers and scholars time to work on existing writing projects or to start a new writing project. It offers participants concentrated time to work on writing projects and the opportunity to take advantage of one-on-one consultations with event facilitator Maggie Taft.

Haddon Avenue Writing Institute
2009 W. Haddon Ave, Chicago Illinois
October 25-27, 2019

Visual Resources Association

Approximately 200 information professionals gathered in LA’s Little Tokyo for the VRA conference from March 26-29, 2019: Many conference presentations have been uploaded to SlideShare at and photographs from the events can be found at The VRA’s journal of professional practice is expecting articles based on conference presentations to be in the June issue of the VRA Bulletin, which is now an open access online journal, see:

Visual Resources Association (VRA) is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to furthering research and education in the field of image management within the educational, cultural heritage, and commercial environments. For more information on VRA:

Call for Proposals

The Visual Resources Association’s 2020 Annual Conference will be held in Baltimore, Maryland from Tuesday, March 24th through Friday, March 27th, 2020 at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore.

Presenting at the VRA Conference provides you with the opportunity to see how your ideas, research, work, and passion connect to those of other dedicated professionals while building networks and friendships in an open, collaborative environment.

Click here to access the conference proposal form.

The VRA Executive Board is soliciting proposals for papers, sessions, special interest/user groups, and workshops for the 2020 program until Friday, July 19th. All proposals are welcome, and if you have other conference ideas or suggestions that do not fit the conference proposal form, please reach out to the Vice President for Conference Program, Sara Schumacher. Please note a call for Lightning Round presenters will go out in the fall/winter, so that we can better accommodate recent innovations and activities, as well as, students and emerging professionals.

A paper is an individual idea submission, which will be reviewed for possible grouping into a session. Your ideas, whether they come to us alone or in a group, are equally valued in the Board’s proposal and selection process.

  • A session is a maximum 60-minute moderated panel, usually consisting of no more than 3 presenters each, speaking for 15 to 18 minutes, followed by a brief facilitated question and answer period. If you feel your session topic requires more time, consider dividing it into two sessions, consisting of a Part I and a Part II.
  • A special interest/user group is a 60-minute informal, community -driven, facilitated group discussion on topics related to a specific segment of the VRA membership.
  • A workshop is a 2, 4, or 8-hour workshop to develop skills and experience in the field of visual resources with hands-on activities.

What should you propose?

Past conference schedules can give you an idea of the range of topics presented in previous years or read through the list below of suggested topics compiled from the 2019 post-conference survey responses to find inspiration. Please, do not be afraid to deviate and propose something new or highlight an area of concern that you feel has not been adequately addressed previously, as you may find new collaborators and colleagues. Moderators may put out calls for presenters within a proposed topic before or after the submission of a proposal. The VRA Executive Board will be looking for articulate and concise submissions with lists of presenters, but submissions without presenter lists are encouraged as well.

Suggested topics:

  • Coding (PHP, Python, SQL, etc.)
  • Community Outreach
  • Copyright/Intellectual Property
  • Digital Asset Management, Digital Curation, Digital Preservation, etc.
  • Digitization (Workflows, Digital Capture and Imaging Technologies)
  • Digital Scholarship and Digital Humanities
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Cultural Competencies, Social Justice
  • Project Management (Communication, Grant writing, Prioritization, Leadership, etc.)
  • Linked Data
  • Materials/Objects collections
  • Metadata/Cataloging Ethics (Decolonizing vocabularies, Radical cataloging)
  • Storytelling and Oral History
  • Technologies (GIS and mapping, 3D imaging, etc.)
  • Tools: Open Source, Evolution, Future Trends
  • Workplace cultures and professional transitions (academic departments, libraries, cultural heritage institutions, archives, corporate, etc.)

Please contact the Vice President for Conference Program, Sara Schumacher at with any questions or concerns.

Again, the proposal deadline is Friday, July 19th, 2019.  Click here to access the conference proposal form.

Association for Textual Scholarship (ATSAH)

Members’ Publications and Events May 2019


Bosch, Lynette M.F. Demi. Skira Publishers, 2019.

Bosch, Lynette M.F. ” The Cuban-American Exile Vanguardia: Towards a Theory of Collecting Cuban-American Art, ” Picturing Cuba: Art, Culture and Identity on the Island and the Diaspora. University of Florida Press, 2019.

Bosch, Lynette M.F “Before 1962: Mannerism and Historiography,” Renaissance Society of America Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada (2019).

Bosch, Lynette M.F. Curator, SUNY Geneseo, “Cuban-American Art and Cultural Identity,” April 3-May 4, 2019

Bosch, Lynette M.F. Curator, Binghmaton University, “Visions and Imagination: Cuban-American and Argentinian Art,” January 31-March 14, 2019.

Carrara, Eliana “Vasari e Ammannati nel Cantiere della Villa Medicea di Castello: Due Disegni del Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York,” in Opus Incertum (2018) pp. 44-53 | ISSN 2239-5660 (print) ISSN 2035-9217 (online)
; DOI: 10.13128/opus-23045, pp. 44-53.

Cheney, Liana De Girolami, ““Edward Burne-Jones’s The Mirror of Venus: Physical and Intangible Female Beauty,” Journal of Literature and Art Studies, Vol. 19, No. 1 (January 2019):98-122.

Cheney, Liana De Girolami, “An Alchemical Heaven: The Studiolo Ceiling of Francesco I de’ Medici,” in Esotericism in Europe, ed. Lilian Zirpolo. Ramsey, NJ: Zephyrus Scholarly Publications, 2019, pp. 21-52.

Cheney, Liana De Girolami, “Giorgio Vasari’s Celestial Utopia of Whimsy and Joy: Constellations, Zodiac Signs and Grotesques,” Journal of Cultural and Religious Studies, Vol. 7, No. 1 (January 2019):1-31.Levin, William R. (Centre College, emeritus) has published online the entry for Jacobs Hall, the mid-19th-century

Italianate centerpiece of the Kentucky School for the Deaf in Danville, Kentucky, in the Society of Architectural Historians’ SAH Archipedia Classic Buildings (  This ongoing national project, issued by the University of Virginia Press, provides detailed information on and photographs of the 100 most important structures in each state in an attractive and easy-to-use format equipped with abundant cross-referencing tools.  An illustrated booklet by the author, published in 2014, contains expanded historical and architectural information on Jacobs Hall.

Levin, William R.   “Jacobs Hall, Danville, Kentucky.”  In SAH Archipedia Classic Buildings.  Charlottesville:  University of Virginia Press for the Society of Architectural Historians, Chicago, 2017.

Levin, William R. “The Bigallo Triptych:  A Document of Confraternal Charity in Fourteenth-Century Florence.”  Confraternitas 29, no. 1 (Spring 2018): 55-101.

Levin, William R.  “Art as Confraternal Documentation:  Homeless Children and the Florentine Misericordia in the Trecento.”  In A Companion to Medieval and Early Modern Confraternities, edited by Konrad Eisenbichler, 433-457.  Brill’s Companions to the Christian Tradition, vol. 83.  Leiden, The Netherlands:  Koninklijke Brill NV, 2019.

Passignat, É. Traductions, transferts méthodologiques et construction d’une histoire de l’art internationale: quelques cas français et italiens, in « Dire presque la même chose ». L’histoire de l’art et ses traductions (XIXe-XXIe siècles), eds. Adriana Sotropa and Myriam Metayer, Rennes, PUR, 2019: 121-138.

Passignat, É. La sculpture encadrée. Observations sur l’encadrement dans les ensembles sculptés italiens du XVIe siècle, in Jeux et enjeux du cadre dans les systèmes décoratifs à l’époque moderne, edited by Nicolas Cordon et alii, Rennes, PUR (June 2019).

Passignat, É. Book review of: Elisabetta Calderoni, Raccontare gli Antichi. Le Imagini di Vincenzo Cartari [premessa di B. Basile, Ariccia, Aracne editrice, 2017] Giornale storico della letteratura italiana (CXCVI, anno 2019, Fasc. 654 – 2° trimestre).

Passignat, É. Giorgio Vasari, Vita di Pierino da Vinci, scultore, commented by É. Passignat, in G. Vasari,  Le vite de’ più eccellenti pittori, scultori e architettori, critical edition by Enrico Mattioda, Alessandria, Edizioni dell’Orso, Volume 4, forthcoming [Fall 2019].

Passignat, É., Giorgio Vasari, Vita di Cristofano Gherardi, detto Doceno, dal Borgo San Sepolcro, pittore, commented by É. Passignat, in G. Vasari, Le vite de’ più eccellenti pittori, scultori e architettori, critical edition directed by Enrico Mattioda, Alessandria, Edizioni dell’Orso, Volume 4, [Fall 2019].

Ricci, Patricia Likos, Professor of the History of Art and Director of the Fine Arts Department at Elizabethtown College presented the paper “On the Englishness of the American Renaissance” at Society of Architectural Historians 72nd International Conference, Providence, Rhode Island, in 2019.

Ricci, Patricia Likos published “The Inquiring Eye: Scientific Illustration and the Production of Knowledge,” a chapter in A Companion to Illustration (Blackwell, 2019).

Awards and Recognition

ATSAH Scholar Committee Awarded to Dr. Damiano Acciarino of the Università di Ca’Foscari Venezia and University of Toronto, Canada, the 2019 ATSAH Scholar Grant for outstanding research on Renaissance antiquarianism published in Lettere sulle Grottesche (Rome: Aracne, 2018).

Liana De Girolami Cheney was awarded the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.

Additional Board to ATSAH

ATSAH announces a new Editorial Board

Damiano Acciarino, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia

Pino Cascione, Università di Ado Moro, Bari, Italy

Karen Goodchild, Wofford College

Brian Steele, Texas Tech University

Katherine Powers, Fullerton University

Emilie Passignat, Independent Scholar, Florence

Lynette M.F. Bosch, State University of New York-Geneseo

Charles Burroughs, State University of New York-Geneseo

Andrzej Piotrowski, University of Minnesota

Yael Even, University of Missouri, St. Louis

In Memoriam

Sarah Jordan Lippert (1975-2019), Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Michigan-Flint, Director of the Society for Paragone Studies, Editor-in-Chief of its journal Paragone: Past and Present passed away on April 24, 2019. She was the author of numerous books and articles including the newly published The Paragone in Nineteenth-Century Art (Routledge 2019), along with Going Back to the Beginning of Things: The Ancient Origins of the Arts of France (Taylor and Francis, UK 2018), and The Temporality of Imitation in the Works of Moreau and Gérome (Tauris, UK, 2017):

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Affiliated Society News for April 2019

posted by April 11, 2019

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


We are delighted to welcome the following organizations to CAA:

  • Digital Art History Society
  • William Morris Society in the United States
  • International Council of Fine Arts Deans
  • Association of Scholars of Christianity in the History of Art
  • Association of Greek Art Historians
  • Society for the History of Collecting

Interested in becoming an Affiliated Society? Learn more here.

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

HGSCEA was well represented at CAA by members who presented papers and chaired sessions, and whose latest publications could be found in the book exhibition. Of particular note was our sponsored session, “Women Artists in Germany, Scandinavia, and Central Europe, 1880-1950,” chaired by Kerry Greaves. Her introductory remarks and concluding comments framed four excellent papers by Emil Leth Meilvang on Rita Kernn-Larsen, Nora Butkovich on women in the Young Yiddish Group in Poland, Lauren Hanson on Mary Bauermeister, and Lynette Roth on Anneliese Hager. On the conference’s last day, Paul Stirton offered members a special tour of the exhibition “Jan Tschichold and the New Typography,” which he curated at Bard Graduate Center.

Over sixty members, many in metallic attire for the Bauhaus centenary, attended the annual dinner. In the course of the convivial evening, the results of the 2018 Emerging Scholars Prize were announced. Anne Reimers (University of the Creative Arts Rochester, UK) received an honorable mention for “Inscribing Temporality, Containing Fashion: Otto Dix’s Portrait of the Dancer Anita Berber Contextualized,” in Art History. The winner was Greg Bryda (Barnard College), who was awarded the prize for “The Exuding Wood of the Cross at Isenheim,” in The Art Bulletin. In addition, we celebrated the achievements of Maria Makela on the occasion of her retirement. Adrian Sudhalter spoke to the impact of Maria’s scholarship, and Ricki Washton-Long reflected on her important contributions to HGSCEA.

At the business meeting, the Board amended the bylaws to ensure that in the future the Board includes representatives from all three areas that constitute HGSCEA. It also deliberated on the pool of submissions for the guaranteed session at the 2020 conference, accepting the proposal of Hyewon Yoon and Jordan Troeller, “A Foreign Eye: Photography, Women, and Global Encounters in the Twentieth Century.”

For pictures of the session, dinner, and curator’s tour, go to:

National Council of Arts Administrators

  • NCAA welcomes three new board members, Jonathan Fohrman, MiraCosta College, CA, Sarah Meyer, California Poly Pomona, and Michael Wille,  Illinois State University to the NCAA Board of Directors.

The current list of board members include:

Lynne Allen, Boston University

Elissa Armstrong, Virginia Commonwealth University
Past President

Peter Chametzky, University of South Carolina

Cathy Pagani, The University of Alabama

Andrea Eis, Oakland University
Past Treasurer 

Colin Blakely, University of Arizona

Jeni Mokren, SUNY New Paltz

A.Blake Pearce, Valdosta State University

Joe Poshek, Irvine Valley College

Michael Fels, Elon University

Jade Jewett, California State University, Fulteron

David LaPalonbara, Ohio University

  • The next NCAA conference will be hosted by Kate Bonansingakn, University of Cincinnati, Matt Albritton, Northern Kentucky University and Paige Williams, Art Academy of Cincinnati. We hope to see everyone in Cincinnati September 17-22,2019!  Check it out on our website.
  • It is with great pleasure that we open our NEW website which offers news of the upcoming conference, current open positions, and access to other resources. Please check it out

Association for Latin American Art

ALAA Reception at Orange Door Chicago (Marilynn and Carl Thoma Gallery). Pictured left to right: Marilynn Thoma, Erin Fowler (Director of Strategic Initiative, Thoma Art Foundation), Delia Cosentino (Triennial Chair)

The Association for Latin American Art hosted its 5th Triennial Conference “The World Turned Upside Down: Arts of Oppression and Resistance in the American Hemisphere” from March 7-9, 2019 at the Art Institute of Chicago and DePaul University. In addition to a wonderful selection of panels, the conference included tours of the Smart Museum’s holding of Latin American art at the University of Chicago and the exhibition Super/Natural: Textiles of the Andes at the Art Institute of Chicago, a keynote lecture “Social Disequilibria: of Bodies and Borders” by Dr. Adriana Zavala, Tufts University, at the National Museum of Mexican Art, and a reception at the Orange Door Chicago (Marilyn and Carl Thoma Gallery).

Art Institute of Chicago’s Elizabeth Pope & Erica Warren Tour of Super/Natural: Textiles of the Andes

Appraisers Association of America

15th Annual Award Luncheon honoring cultural anthropologist, author and museum director Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Ph.D., and visual artist Mickalene Thomas, whose work of African American women examine, extend, and subvert concepts of female identity and beauty.Dr. Cole and Ms. Thomas will be presented with the 2019 Award for Excellence in the Arts on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at the New York Athletic Club.

For tickets and sponsorship opportunities please click here. Or by calling 212-889-5404 x11.


Announcement Award

Prof. Damiano Acciarino, Univerisità Ca’ Foscari Venezia and University of Toronto, who holds A Marie Curie Global Fellowship (2017-2020) was the first recipient of ATSAH award for his innovative and scholarly research on Renaissance antiquarianism published in Lettere sulle Grotteche (Rome: Aracne, 2018).

Professional Recognition

Liana De Girolami Cheney, President of ATSAH, received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award

William Levin contributes a second award to SECAC for scholarly Research in the History of Art Since 1750. The previous award was for Research in the History of Art Before 1750.

Member’s publications

Sara Nair James. “Wit and Humor in Ugolino di Prete Ilario’s Life of the Virgin at Orvieto,” Source: Notes in the History of Art vol 36, no.3-4 (Spring/Summer 2017), 159-67.

Davide Lacagnina, “Spreading Visual Culture: revues, images et archives pour l’art contemporain,”  In H.V. E. Stead, ed L’Europe des revues II (1860-1930). Réseaux et circulations des modèles  (PARIS: PUPS-Presses de l’université Paris-Sorbonne, 2018), pp. 829-852.

Émilie Passignat, “‘Manière’, ‘maniéré’, ‘maniériste’: transferts et enjeux théoriques autour d’un terme clé du vocabulaire artistique”, in M.-C. Heck, M. Freyssinet, S. Trouvé (eds.), Lexicographie artis- tique: formes, usages et enjeux dans l’Europe moderne, Montpellier, 2018, pp. 363-376.

Liana De Girolami Cheney, “Il Tesoretto of Cosimo I de’ Medici: An Esoteric Heaven,” in Lilian Zirpolo, ed. Esoteric Traditions and Their Impact on Art (Ramsey, NJ: Zephyrus Scholarly Publications LLC, 2019) (ISBN number: 978-0-997-2446-2-5)

Liana De Girolami Cheney, “Edward Burne-Jones’s The Mirror of Venus: Physical and Intangible Female Beauty,” Journal of Literature and Art Studies, Vol. 19, No. 1 (January 2019):1-28.

IN MEMORIAM (April 29, 2019)

Sarah Jordan Lippert (1975-2019), Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Michigan-Flint, Director of the Society for Paragone Studies, Editor-in-Chief of its journal Paragone: Past and Present passed away on April 24, 2019. She was the author of numerous books and articles including the newly published The Paragone in Nineteenth-Century Art (Routledge 2019), along with Going Back to the Beginning of Things: The Ancient Origins of the Arts of France (Taylor and Francis, UK 2018), and The Temporality of Imitation in the Works of Moreau and Gérome (Tauris, UK, 2017):

Sarah was long-time supporter and member of ATSAH, SECAC and CAA.

The SECAC 2019 session in Chattanooga, she was to chair at the upcoming conference, The Art of Depicting Paragoni of Life, will go forward in honor of her memory as well as special session at CAA in 2020

We are grateful to have known and loved this young, energetic, and accomplished scholar. ATSAH plans to establish an academic fund in her honor. Details will follow.

American Institute for Conservation

We are proud to announce that we have launched a new name, look, and message for AIC and FAIC! The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works is now simply the American Institute for Conservation. The foundation is now the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation. The acronyms are the same, but our message is more direct: we preserve and protect cultural heritage. We’re reinforcing this message with a new online presence: AIC President Margaret Holben Ellis explains the necessity of our new identity in this video. We welcome you to explore our new online presence and let us know what you think. You can provide feedback via email to

Throughout this process, we considered how we could make our field more welcoming and engaging to all practitioners in the arts, humanities, and allied professions. We would like to invite everyone to learn more about conservation and support the essential work performed by conservators and preservation professionals. Friends of Conservation receive exclusive insights into conservation while sustaining programs that promote the preservation of cultural heritage through their gift to FAIC. Learn about the benefits of being a Friend and how you can help support the work of conservators here:

Women’s Caucus for Art

Call for Panel Proposals at CAA

Women’s Caucus for Art invites submissions for a panel to be held at the CAA conference in Chicago. WCA hosts a conference concurrent with CAA, with some panels happening on site at CAA, and our 2020 theme is Intersectionality. Sessions are 90 minutes and may take the form of panels or roundtable discussions. We welcome submissions of topics for an open call as well as submissions with panel participants already identified.

To apply, please send panel title, 250-word abstract, and short CV to WCA President Margo Hobbs, at

Proposals are due April 21, 2019. Selections will be made by the WCA Executive Board and the Conference Committee. Applicants will be notified of decisions by April 28, 2019.

Digital Art History Society

The new Digital Art History Society (DAHS), launched on January 1, 2019, inspired by “Art History in Digital Dimensions,” hosted in October 2016 by the Department of Art History and Archaeology and the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), University of Maryland, College Park, with support from the Getty Foundation and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation (see:

The Digital Art History Society (DAHS) supports art historical scholarship incorporating and benefitting from digital strategies and technologies. Its website ( and listserv promote communication about resources and opportunities for its members. Membership in 2019 is free; dues will subsequently increase to $25.00 to defray administrative costs.

DAHS presented “Constructing Criticality in Digital Art History,” at CAA’s 2019 meeting ( Its 2020 session will examine new scholarship enabled by digital techniques and strategies. DAHS looks forward to collaborating with other CAA Affiliates.

Founding Board: President, Anne Collins Goodyear; Vice President for Programming: Pamela Fletcher; Vice Presidents for Outreach: Deena Engel and Charles R. Johnson; Vice Presidents for Membership: Meredith Gill and Paul Jaskot; Vice Presidents for Communications: Jennifer Henel and Ellen Prokop; Treasurer: Anne Helmreich.

Upcoming events (free,but online registration is required. Please visit to register. Meet at 1 East 70th Street, NYC):

Lecture: “Artist Archives Initiative: New Research Models for Contemporary Artists,” Thursday, May 2, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library, New York. Deena Engel, Clinical Professor, Computer Science, NYU, and Glenn Wharton, Clinical Professor, Museum Studies, NYU.

Workshop: “The Lenox Library Picture Gallery: A Digital Recreation,” Wednesday, June 5, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library, New York. Sally Webster, Professor Emerita, Lehman College and the Graduate Center, CUNY, and David Schwittek.

Midwest Art History Society

The Midwest Art History Society (MAHS) recently concluded its annual conference in Cincinnati where participants were warmly welcomed by local institutions — especially the Cincinnati Museum of Art (CAM) and the Taft Museum of Art which both hosted scholarly sessions. The keynote lecture was delivered by S. Hollis Clayson, Bergen Evans Professor in the Humanities at Northwestern University, in association with CAM’s exhibition Paris 1900: City of Entertainment featuring works drawn from the collections of the City of Paris museums. At the annual business meeting, Erica Warren, Art Institute of Chicago, was elected the organization’s treasurer. Plans are well underway for the 2020 annual conference which will be held in Houston, March 19-21. The call for papers will be posted on the MAHS website in the fall and hotel rooms can already be reserved at the Magnolia Hotel Houston. For more information, please visit the website at


SECAC 2019, Chattanooga, TN, October 16-19: The 75th annual SECAC Conference will take place in Chattanooga, Tennessee, October 16-19. The conference will include more than 130 sessions exploring topics of scholarly importance and timely cultural issues impacting the fields of art history, art education, graphic design, and studio art. SECAC 2019 will examine the place of the institution amongst current political turmoil, explore studio and art historical research related to parenthood, develop strategies for supporting each other, and unpack how designers engage with their communities, amongst dozens of other topics. The Chattanoogan will serve as the conference hotel and hub, located in the heart of downtown and steps away from many cafes, restaurants, and attractions. Beyond conference sessions, opportunities to come together and experience the city will include a keynote address by Sharon Louden, visual artist and Artistic Director of Chautauqua Institution’s Visual Arts Program, at the Hunter Museum of American Art and the SECAC Juried Members and Artist Fellowship exhibitions, juried by visual artist and curator Amelia Briggs and presented with Stove Works, a new residency program and exhibition space located in Chattanooga. See for more information.

Levin Awards for Research in Art History: Inspired by the friendships, professional advancement, and opportunities for exchange of scholarly research that SECAC supports, William R. Levin has made a second major gift to SECAC. Beginning in 2019, SECAC will award two $5,000 research grants in art history each year. The original Levin Award (2014) will be designated for Research in the History of Art Before 1750 and the new Levin Award will be for Research in the History of Art Since 1750.

SECAC at CAA: Below the Mason-Dixon Line: Artists and Historians Considering the South, organized by Rachel Stephens of the University of Alabama, featured five presentations: Naomi Slipp’s paper, “Between Two Worlds: Portrait of William McIntosh, Southern Slave Owner and Lower Creek Chief;” Jeremiah Ariaz on photographs from his volume, The Louisiana Trail Riding Clubs; Catherine Wilkins and Jared Ragland on Ragland’s wet-plate collodion project, “Where You Come From is Gone;” artist Kristin Casaletto on the impact of living in the South on her work; and Nell Gottlieb on her ongoing project on returning to her Southern roots, “Nostos Algos.”

In memoriam: SECAC mourns the passing of Past-President Charles (Randy) Mack. Mack joined SECAC in 1970 and played an active role in the organization for 35 years, serving twice as president (1975-76, 2003-05), as vice-president (2000-03), and as board member from 1984-90. He also co-edited the SECAC Review (1973-75) and chaired the Annual Conference (1976). In 1993, he received SECAC’s Award for Outstanding Exhibition and Catalogue of Historical Materials; in 1998, he was the recipient of the Annual Award for Scholarly Research and Publication; and in 2004, he received SECAC’s highest honor, the Award of Distinction.

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

The board of the Society of Historians of Eastern European, Eurasian, and Russian Art and Architecture (SHERA) is pleased to announce the inauguration of the SHERA Graduate Student / Independent Scholar Research Grant.  The grant of $500 will be awarded to one member for research and/or study toward the completion of a thesis, dissertation, or publication. The grant is intended to be used toward the cost of research travel or accommodations, the acquisition of image rights for publication, language study, and other related activities. For the 2019 competition, applications are limited to graduate students and scholars who do not hold a full-time position at an academic institution. Applicants must be SHERA members in good standing and must have membership in the organization for at least two consecutive years. For more information, see the notice here.

The conference “Eclecticism at the Edges: Medieval Art and Architecture at the Crossroads of the Latin, Greek, and Slavic Cultural Spheres c.1300–c.1550,” of which SHERA was a sponsor, was held at Princeton University on April 5 and 6. The symposium, organized by Dr. Alice Isabella Sullivan, Ph.D. (University of Michigan) and Dr. Maria Alessia Rossi, Ph.D. (The Index of Medieval Art, Princeton University), is the first such initiative to explore, discuss, and focus on the art, architecture, and visual culture of regions of the Balkans and the Carpathians (c.1300-c.1550). The conference sought to raise issues of cultural contact, transmission, and appropriation of western medieval, byzantine, and Slavic artistic and cultural traditions in eastern European centers and consider how this heritage was deployed to shape notions of identity and visual rhetoric in these regions from the fourteenth through the sixteenth centuries. Dr. Jelena Erdeljan of the University of Belgrade delivered the keynote address.


Donations may be made in Marshall Ward Mount’s memory to the African Wildlife Fund.

To contribute to the Christopher D. Roy Memorial Fund, go to // This fund will give UI art history students the opportunity to gain valuable intern experience at the Stanley Museum of Art.

  • Congratulations to ACASA board member Shadreck Chirikure (Professor, Department of Archaeology at the University of Cape Town) who received a British Academy Professorship in the School of Archaeology at Oxford and will be joining the School in 2019. Dr Chirikure will be researching archaeometry and precolonial African urban social formations. Shadreck Chirikure’s Archaeological Materials Laboratory is Africa’s only facility dedicated to the study of pyrotechnology practiced by farming communities of the last 2000 years of the sub-Saharan past. The announcement can be found here:
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Welcome to CAA’s New Affiliated Societies

posted by April 08, 2019

Active since the 1970s, CAA Affiliated Societies program promotes learned societies focused on particular areas of art history, art making, or design.

We are delighted to welcome the following organizations as new affiliated societies of CAA:

  • Digital Art History Society
  • William Morris Society in the United States
  • International Council of Fine Arts Deans
  • Association of Scholars of Christianity in the History of Art
  • Association of Greek Art Historians
  • Society for the History of Collecting

A complete list of current members appears here.


Digital Art History Society (DAHS)
Founded: 2019
Membership: 340+
Annual Dues: none for 2019, $25 thereafter
The Digital Art History Society (DAHS) fosters and supports the practice and publication of art historical scholarship incorporating and benefiting from digital strategies and technologies by providing a forum for presenting and advancing digital art history, examining problems confronting the field, and identifying scholarly needs and opportunities to its members.

William Morris Society in the United States (WMS)
Founded: 1971
Membership: 199
Annual dues: $50 regular members; $30 students; $65 libraries
The William Morris Society in the United States seeks to further appreciation of Morris as a designer, craftsman, medievalist, preservationist, printer, socialist, poet, and author. We also encourage interest in Morris’s friends, associates, and contemporaries in Britain and America who were connected with the Pre-Raphaelites, Victorian art and literature, and the Arts and Crafts movement.

International Council of Fine Arts Deans (ICFAD)
Founded: 1964
Membership: 363
Annual dues: $450 for institutional membership
Founded on a shared passion and advocacy for the arts and a commitment to excellence in leadership, the International Council of Fine Arts Deans (ICFAD) is a multinational alliance of executive arts administrators representing institutions of higher education.

The Association of Scholars of Christianity in the History of Art (ASCHA)
Founded: 2010
Membership: 40
Annual Dues: currently none
The Association of Scholars of Christianity in the History of Art (ASCHA) is dedicated to the facilitation and promotion of scholarship that examines the historical and contemporary relationship between Christianity and the visual arts.

Association of Greek Art Historians (EEIT)
Founded: 2001
Membership: 179
Annual dues: 50 Euros
EEIT advances the study of art and the discipline of art history in Greece.

The Society for the History of Collecting (SocHistCol)
Founded: 2015
Membership: 180
Annual Dues: $25.00 (£18.00) regular membership; $15.00 student membership (£10.00) institutional membership $60.00 (£40.00)
The Society is an international not-for-profit organisation, bringing together scholars from diverse disciplines, as well as collectors, museum curators, and those of the general audience who are passionately interested in the study of collecting in all its ramifications, including the relationships between collecting and the art market.

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Affiliated Society News for February 2019

posted by February 05, 2019

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

We’re seeking new organizations to join CAA’s Affiliated Societies. Click here to learn more.

New Media Caucus

Media-N: Journal of the New Media Caucus

Recent Publication Vol 15 No 1 (2019): Autonomous Art Systems

For this issue, guest editors Nick Bontrager and Adam Fung invited submissions about the use of “Autonomous Art Systems.” Submissions included work on tethered and untethered systems of making, autonomous vehicles, and related programming in creative fields of study. Relevant subjects included: artworks that address concepts of drones or surveillance as subject or form; the influence of emerging technologies on studio art practices; or critical/historical analysis of the entanglement of art and technology.

NMC Events at CAA, 2019
2/13/19, 10:30 PM-12:00 PM, New York Hilton Midtown, Rendezvous Trianon, NMC Panel: Reframing Innovation: Art, the Maker Movement and Critique, chairs: Victoria Bradbury Suzy O’Hara
2/13/19, 12:30 PM-1:30 PM, New York Hilton Midtown – 2nd Floor – Sutton North, NMC Business Meeting: open to members and non-members alike.
2/13/19, 2:00 PM-3:30 PM, Media Lounge, Data Détournement, organized by Derek Curry (Northeastern University) and Jennifer Gradecki (Northeastern University).

2/14/19, 2:00 PM-3:30 PM, Media Lounge, Digital Art and Activism, organized by Morehshin Allahyari and Angela Washko (Assistant Professor of Art, Carnegie Mellon University)

2/14/19, 8:00 PM-9:30 PM, Hunter College MFA Building, 205 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10013, NMC Member Showcase, hosted by Christina Freeman, Department of Art & Art History, Hunter College of the City University of New York

2/15/19, 2:00 PM-3:30 PM, Media Lounge, Good Artists Torrent, Great Artists Fork, organized by Nick Bontrager (Texas Christian University) and Taylor Hokanson (Columbia College Chicago)

For more information on the above, and information on additional panels involving NMC members, consult the following list:

Border Control

The New Media Caucus proudly announces the 2019 Symposium and Exhibition, Border Control, at the University of Michigan, Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design and the Stamps Gallery.



Hosted by the University of Michigan, Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design and the Stamps Gallery. Ann Arbor, MI

9/20/19 – 11/10/19               9/19/19 – 9/22/19

Allison Collins, Media Arts Curator, Western Front

Borders and boundaries, both tangible and ephemeral, are closely tied to the ways in which humanity has made sense of the world and of our historical place in it. Yet historically, borders have figured as sources of tension and contestation as much as legibility and certainty. In our current moment, the promise of reassurance offered by borders and boundaries is being radically undermined and challenged by processes such as climate change, rapid techno-scientific development, and the unraveling of traditional hierarchies and stereotypes, as well as of accepted notions of demographic, political and economic boundaries.

How do you navigate borders in your own practice or research?

The New Media Caucus seeks to bring together artists and scholars who critically engage the topic of borders and boundaries through their practice and research.

International Sculpture Center

Sculpture has launched a newly redesigned magazine with our Jan/Feb 2019 issue! Subscribe to Sculpture and follow us for more updates.

Red Grooms & Seward Johnson will be awarded with the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award on April 18, 2018 at a Gala in NYC.

The Call For Panels is now open for the 29th International Sculpture Conference – the deadline to apply is March 14.

The ISC invites you to nominate up to 3 talented sculpture students for the Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture! Head to our link now and join as an ISC University level member to get started

Students who are interested should talk to their professors about getting involved. To find out more about the program please visit the website or email


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

Join us during CAA 2019 for FATE’s Affiliate session, “Get Up, Stand Up: Contingent Faculty and the Future of Higher Education in the Visual Arts,” Friday, Feb 15, 2019, from 6 – 7:30pm in the Bryant Suite at the New York Hilton Midtown. Chaired by Naomi J. Falk and Richard Moninski, with panelists Christopher Williams, Mark Stemwedel, and Laura Rodman Huaracha. Increasingly, tenure-track positions disappear, contingent faculty numbers swell, and those who are left standing teach more classes. Is this sustainable and how do we support each other?

Register for FATE’s 17th Biennial Conference, “Foundations in Flux,” will be hosted by Columbus College of Art & Design in Columbus, Ohio on April 4th-6th, 2019. Registration includes Breakfast & Lunch for each day of the conference.

Foundations in Flux will host various workshops led by FATE members during the conference on Friday April 5th. Workshop sessions have limited numbers of seats & participants must register in advance, there are NO ADDITIONAL FEES to participate in these workshops. All workshops will be held on the campus of CCAD. All seats are on a first-come basis and some workshops will require materials to be supplied by the attendee.  Please read all workshop details below before making your selection(s). For more info and to register:

Positive Space is FATE’s bi-monthly podcast providing opportunities for those passionate about art foundations to discuss and promote excellence in the development and teaching of college level foundations in art & design studio and history classes. To check out the latest episode, featuring FATE President, Valerie Hanks, discussing her recent workshop about discomfort and empathy in the classroom, visit:

If you have podcast ideas, contact us! Positive Space has a phone number: 904-990-FATE. Give us a call & record a message today!

American Institute for Conservation

Please join us at the 2019 AIC Annual Meeting being held at the Mohegan Sun, located in Uncasville, CT, May 13-17. With over 1,400 attendees, the AIC Annual Meeting is the largest international conservation and collection care conference held in North America. Visit our Annual Meeting webpages to see the online schedule and learn about the nearly 200 talks and events. Some highlights of the 2019 meeting include a new Opening General Session featuring TED-style talks, hundreds of specialty talks, and engaging lunch programing.

The Mohegan Sun, centrally located in New England, offers a 4-star quality hotel experience at a low nightly rate of $139 for AIC Annual Meeting attendees. We also have a block of student rooms starting at $98 per night. Getting to the Mohegan Sun is easy. Those located between Washington DC and Boston can drive or take Amtrak. AIC is also running direct buses from New York City and Boston. For more information on our host hotel, view the accommodations pages.

The proximity to major East coast cites allows AIC to offer workshop and tours all over New England during our pre-session, May 13-14. Visit the online schedule to view our pre-session offerings.

We welcome you to register now for the 2019 AIC Annual Meeting!

Visual Resources Association (VRA)

Tools and Trends in Visual Resources

The Visual Resources Association is using a scheduled business meeting at the annual College Art Association conference to share information about some of the tools that curators are using to enhance and manage digital image collections and discuss new trends in the field of visual resources and art librarianship.

Three speakers will be presenting their work in these areas:

Cataloging at Artstor: A New Look at Tried and True (and some AI) Strategies
Lisa Gavell, Senior Manager of Image Content at Artstor

Maximizing Metadata: VRA Embedded Metadata Tools
Marcia Focht, Curator of Visual Resources at Binghamton University

Images as Research Data
Jasmine Burns, Visual Resources Metadata Librarian at Cornell University and Chair of the Upstate New York Chapter of VRA.

Please join us for provocative presentations with time for questions and discussion on Friday, February 15th, 2019, in the Morgan Suite at the New York Hilton Midtown, from 12:30 to 1:30 pm.

This event is free and open to the public, so you do not need to be a CAA member or to register for the conference to attend this business meeting. If you wish to attend regular sessions, the book and trade fair, or other CAA conference activities, you must register. Advance registration for the full conference ends on Jan 30th, 2019 (only 3 days left), but single timeslot and day passes may be purchased onsite (not available in advance).

For questions, please contact:

Maureen Burns, IMAGinED Consulting & VRA CAA Affiliate Representative or 310-489-3792


The Call for Papers for SECAC 2019 in Chattanooga is open at


In October, SECAC met for the 74th time in Birmingham, Alabama, hosted by the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Over 120 sessions were held, and 561 members representing 284 institutions attended. In its eighth year, participation in the SECAC mentoring program remained high with 40 members meeting as mentors and mentees.

Highlights of the conference included the SECAC 2018 Annual Juried Exhibition at UAB’s Abroms-Engel Institute for Visual Arts and a keynote address at the Birmingham Museum of Andrew Freear of the Rural Studio.

At the annual business meeting SECAC President Sandra Reed of Marshall University introduced new members of the Board of Directors: Alabama, Wendy DesChene, Auburn University; Florida, Jeff Schwartz, Ringling College of Art and Design; Kentucky, Eileen Yanoviak, Carnegie Center for Art and History; Louisiana, Jill Chancey, Nicholls State Univeristy (continuing); North Carolina, Kathryn Shields, Guilford College; and At Large #3 Claire Kovacs, Augustana College.

SECAC 2019 will be hosted by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, October 16-19. Calls for presentations, juried exhibition entries, and award applications will be published on the SECAC submissions site at in early 2018.


The SECAC Artist’s Fellowship, a $5,000 prize, was awarded to photographer Karen Graffeo, Professor of Art at the University of Montevallo, author and photojournalist Julio Larramendi, photographer and editor at Ediciones Polymita in Cuba, photographer Sonja Rieger, Professor of Photography at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Alabama-based photographer and filmmaker Carolyn Sherer. Their proposed exhibition, My Other Body: Trans-Culture, Transgender Cuba/Alabama, will be on view at SECAC 2019 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Andrew Wasserman, Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, won the 2018 Levin Award for his project Bang! We’re All Dead! The Places of Nuclear Fear in 1980s America.

The 2018 SECAC Award for Excellence in Teaching was presented to Wendy DesChene, Professor of Art at Auburn University.

The 2018 SECAC Award for Excellence in Scholarly Research and Publication was awarded to Olga U. Herrera, Director of the Washington Office of the Inter-University Program for Latino Research (IUPLR) headquartered at the University of Houston, for American Interventions and Modern Art in South America, University Press of Florida, 2017.

The 2018 SECAC Award for Outstanding Exhibition and Catalog of Historical Materials was presented to Keri Watson for In the Eyes of the Hungry: Florida’s Changing Landscape, exhibited at the UCF Art Gallery and the Terrence Gallery at the Orlando City Hall in 2017.

The 2018 SECAC Award for Outstanding Exhibition and Catalog of Contemporary Materials was given to Vesna Pavlović, Associate Professor of Art at Vanderbilt University, for the exhibition Vesna Pavlović’s Lost Art and its catalog edited by Pavlović and Morna O’Neill.

Thirty-four graduate students received Gulnar Bosch Travel Awards: Virginia Badgett, University of California, Santa Barbara; Gráinne Coughlan, Dublin Institute of Technology; Stephanie Crawford, Rutgers University; Erin Davenport, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Julia Detchon, University of Texas; Parissa Farmoudehyamcheh, Georgia Southern University; Dilmar Mauricio Gamero Santos, Tyler School of Art, Temple University; Elyse D. Gerstenecker, University of Virginia; Caroline Gillaspie, The Graduate Center, CUNY; Amy Catherine Hulshoff, University of New Mexico; Manami Ishimura, Texas A&M Corpus Christi; Ally Johnson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Tacie Jones, Virginia Tech University; Holly Kelly, University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Sharon Khalifa-Gueta, Ben Gurion University of the Negev; Patricia Lagarde, Tulane University; Mia Laufer, Washington University in St. Louis; Kimiko Matsumura, Rutgers University; Mary Mazurek, IDSVA ; Reed O’Mara, Case Western Reserve University; Ellie Perendy, Baruch College; Kathleen Pierce, Rutgers University; Catherine Popovici, The University of Texas at Austin; Ali Printz, Tyler School of Art, Temple University; Lily F. Scott, Temple University; Roberta Serra, Université Paul Valéry; Lauren Elizabeth Shea, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Jeff Siemers, IDSVA; Lauryn Smith, Case Western Reserve University; Tracy Spencer Stonestreet, Virginia Commonwealth University; Sarah Tietje-Mietz, Syracuse University; Vanessa S. Troiano, The Graduate Center, CUNY; Angela Whitlock, IDSVA; and Hayley Woodward, Tulane University.

Juror Peter Baldaia, Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Huntsville Museum of Art, selected Over There To Here (Gatlinburg), 2018, by Stacy Isenberger, University of Idaho, as Best in Show at the SECAC 2018 Annual Juried Exhibition. He also recognized five participants with Juror Awards: Joshua Brinlee, University of Mississippi, for Self-Portrait as Provider, 2017; Lily Kuonen, Jacksonville University, for Hewn, 2017;

Jessica Mongeon, Arkansas Tech University, for Drunken Trees: Permafrost Melts, Leaving Uneven Ground, 2017; Duane Paxson, Independent Artist, for Denying Dendera, 2018; and John Douglas Powers, University of Tennessee–Knoxville, for Terra Nuova, 2017.


The EAHN wishes to draw attention to the three calls for proposals described below, all organized by EAHN’s Urban Representations Work Group, for the conference  “The Global City:  Urban Condition as a Pervasive Phenomenon” organized by the A.I.S.U. (Associazione Italiana di Storia Urbana) in Bologna, 11-14 September 2019.

The deadline for submitting abstracts has been extended to February 10th.

Abstracts indicating name, affiliation, email address, brief cv, and a description of the proposed topic of no more than 2000 characters should be sent both to the chairs of the session and to the conference organizers ( using the form found on the conference website

Session 3-5 “The Photo-book and the City”

The term ‘photo-book’ was coined in the 1920s by László Moholy-Nagy and went on to define a popular genre within 20th-century visual culture. While this genre emerged within the ‘New Vision’ of the inter-war period, it has a broader history that goes beyond the modernist avant-gardes. What role did this unique form of publication play within the history of urban representation? The aim of the session is to focus on the photo-book as an instrument for reading, analysing, and interpreting cities through a curated sequence of images. There is a long cultural and artistic history of these illustrated books, spanning from the late-19th to the early-21st century, which calls for comparative investigation. A tentative list should include celebrated examples, ranging from Alvin Langdon Coburn’s works inspired by Japanese view-making cultures (London 1909; Edinburgh 1909; New York 1910) to seminal books by Brassaï (Paris de nuit 1932), Berenice Abbott (Changing New York 1939), Horacio Coppola (Buenos Aires 1936) and William Klein (New York 1956; Rome 1959), but we are equally interested in less-known publications. Attention will also be given to by the work of photographers trained as architects who used the camera to capture specific qualities of urban space, such as Norman Carver (Italian Hilltowns 1979) and Gabriele Basilico, whose observations of cities around the world (Milan; Beirut; Berlin; Moscow; Istanbul) were the subject of carefully curated volumes. There is a history here that awaits to be written; one that is made all the more significant by the recent use of photo-books to preserve the narrative of urban campaigns stretching over decades (e.g., works by Martin Parr and Garry Badger published by Phaidon). Gradually, as with other photographic trends, this type of representation has been taken up by contemporary artists, historians, architects and urban designers for a variety of urban explorations. We encourage participants to propose case-studies as well as reflective papers focusing on photo-books across the history of photography – from its origins to the latest digital developments. Contributions that address the role of various figures involved in the production, circulation, and reception of these publications (e.g., photographers; editors; publishers; etc) are also welcome.

Chairs:  Davide Deriu; Angelo Maggi

Session 6-4 “Reading the City’s Histories Through Visual Documents”

Every city contains multitudes, presenting a collective artifact made up of innumerable places and lived narratives.  Most present-day cities also overlay multitudes, covering or transforming earlier iterations of themselves.  Our knowledge of those older layers, of urban landscapes since recast, quickly surrenders to the mortality of personal memory.  We then come to depend heavily on the persistence of physical artifacts that capture fragments of the past city, whether through survivals and traces in the present-day built landscape or through records — textual, visual, and sometimes even three dimensional — of those largely supplanted deeper layers of the urban palimpsest.

But the city is a big and complicated artifact, and every such representation must be a purposeful distillation, begging questions of the part and the whole, and of choice.  Each favors some kinds of information over others, and all demand a considered examination of the lens adopted by their creators, retrospectively framing the visual document in the context of agency, motives, models, and expected function.  At the same time, even as we are conscious of such filtering frames, we want to ask what they tell us about their subject, as they offer posterity some of our best evidence of these places in time.  They allow us to better see and read the built landscapes they portray as patterns of forms, as socio-economic artifacts, as settings of living and working and gathering, of entrepreneurial ambitions and communal organization, across the globe and through history.

For this session, we especially invite contributions that look to and interrogate visual documents that capture lost aspects of the city of both distant and recent history at a range of scales — from detailed surveys  of common building forms to purposefully selected sets of views, from closely transcribed plans and streetscapes of whole blocks and neighborhoods to maps of larger spatial networks and depictions of a city as a whole —  that offer us insights on both that city and our own vantage point, in terms of our intentions and responses, in our looking at and to it.

Contact person: Anat Falbel

Chairs:  The EAHN Interest Group “Urban Representations”  (organized by group members Jeffrey Cohen, Anat Falbel, Min Kyung Lee, Nancy Stieber)

Session 6-6 “Stories We Tell:  Narratives of Urban Space”

Architectural sites as tourist attractions challenge the histories and memories of the urban collective. The city beckons the potential visitor (both tourist and local alike) through the aestheticization and cultural branding that serve, particularly through pervasive mediatizations, to narrativize urban space that may be in contrast to, or stacked amongst, stories of place.  This session will engage an assortment of pressing questions about the relationship of architecture to tourism and memory specifically to position concepts of demolition, preservation, heritagization and new construction within urban (geopolitically-shaped) sites, for no site is detached from place; no touristic visit can effectively be accomplished without considering — in some measure — the story of a place and the memories it holds for all those who dwell or pass through it.  No guidebook is disentangled from interpretive memories and stories that contribute to how tourists come to learn about a site.  Questions such as whose memories become the stories of a tourist’s encounter with a place, or how do we consider the terms heritage or heritagization within the context of placemaking and memory stories, will be discussed. Finally, what constitutes the memory or (competing) memories of a place in order for it to be preserved (and subsequently branded for a tourist economy)?

Chair:  Shelley Hornstein



AWARDS for Students and Scholars

In commemoration of our 30th anniversary, ATSAH plans to offer two awards: one prize for the best article by an emerging scholar (no higher than Associate level). The topic may range from classical to Pre-Raphaelite art, reflecting the aims of ATSAH. The second is a small travel grant for junior scholar presenting a paper an ATSAH session.

The board of ATSAH selects these awards.

For further data, contact:

Liana Cheney, PhD, President of ATSAH

ATSAH Session at CAA 2019

Member’s publications

Special Edition in Iconocrazia  Vol 13 – 2018
Art, Astronomy, Politics, and Religion

Liana De Girolami Cheney

Giorgio Vasari’s Moral Virtues in the Oratory of the Compagnia del Gesù at Cortona: Physical and Metaphysical Power

Andrzej Piotrowski
Politics, Architecture, and the Historiography of Denial in Poland

Brian D. Steele
Force Constrained: Hercules in Sixteenth-Century Venice

Charles Burroughs
The Graces and Political Order in the Renaissance Imaginary

Damiano Acciarino
Iconologia del Fato nel Rinascimento

Giangiacomo Gandolfi
Cosimo de’ Medici, Paolo Toscanelli e il Cielo dei Magi: una nuova ipotesi per gli Emisferi Celesti Fiorentini

Jennifer Bates Ehlert
Questioning the Oracle: Jacek Malczewski’s Pythia series and World War One

Lynette M.F. Bosch
Interpreting and Dating Michelangelo’s Crucified Christ for Vittoria Colonna: Fra Ambrogio Catarino Politi And St. Paul

Sarah J. Lippert
Egypt and Napoléon Displaced

Cassandra Sciortino
Armand Point’s St.Cecilia & the Painters of the Soul: Bridging Art & Life in Fin de Siècle France

Liana De Girolami Cheney
Edward Burne-Jones’s The Mirror of Venus: Physical and Intangible Female Beauty in Journal of Literature and Art Studies 9, no. 1 (January 2019):1-28.

International Association for Word and Image Studies (IAWIS)

New Publications

A selection of articles from the IAWIS Dundee conference (2014) has now been published in book form. The volume is entitled:

Art and Science in Word and Image: Exploration and Discovery, Brill/Rodopi (Word and Image Interactions, volume 9), edited by Keith Williams, Sophie Aymes, Jan Baetens and Chris Murray

It is available at

CALL FOR SESSIONS Water and Sea in Word and Image, University of Luxembourg, July 5th – 10th, 2020

In an era in which water scarcity is threatening us all and the mainland is affected even in the depths of its epicenter by what is happening on its shores, it seems of great importance to propose a subject both acutely topical and strongly tied to the collective imagination. In Alessandro Baricco’s novel Ocean sea (1993), the fictional character Plasson paints the sea with seawater. This emblematic scene sums up our topic to some extent: water is difficult to grasp and yet concerns us more and more. Shapeless, still waiting to be defined, it even resists any effort of conceptualization. Putting water and the sea into words and into images is not obvious, represents a real discursive and plastic challenge and is therefore particularly likely to call into question the relationship between text and image. Due to its rhythm “without measure” (Deleuze & Guattari, 1980), water as an element transcends Lessing’s dichotomy between arts of time and arts of space (see Louvel, 2002). The water’s unspeakable nature does not coincide with its invisible essence. Yet, literary and plastic narratives constitute an actual semiosphere with, at its borders, an area where the semiotic links are violated (Lotman, 1966), the realm of the unstable, the arbitrary, the unaccountable.

Located at the heart of the European continent – however tightly interconnected with its periphery –, cradle of the siren Melusine, territory boasting its natural springs and its balneology, Luxembourg seems to be the appropriate place to host a world congress on this subject.

Abstracts for sessions should be a maximum of 300 words.

N.B.: All conference participants must be members of IAWIS/AIERTI ( and in order with their membership fee before the conference.

The deadline for SESSION PROPOSALS is February 28th, 2019. Submissions are to be dropped on our website:

The selection committee will contact you before March 30th, 2019 about the outcome of your application.


N.B.: The sessions consist of one or maximum two panels of 1h30 each (three papers). The panels will offer a tribune to experienced researchers in Word and Image Studies and/or young scholars (doctoral students/postdocs) whose proposals the chairs of the elected sessions will gather and select. The word and image interaction should be formulated in the title of the session. Please indicate if your session fits with one or several of the potential themes listed below (e.g.: 1, 7, 12).

  1. Water, a natural element (its virtues and dangers) and an esthetic challenge
  2. Water as energy in science and arts
  3. The biblical or mythical imaginary of water and sea
  4. Aquatic and maritime myths, rites and marine, fluvial or lacustrine folklore
  5. Melusine, nymphs, naiads and other sirens
  6. The seaside or still water in painting and literature
  7. Balneology, its history and actuality
  8. Harbours in texts and images
  9. Insular or peninsular cultures
  10. Touristic promotion of natural heritage (seaside, lakes, rivers)
  11. Aqueducts, thermal baths and dams in the Greater Region
  12. The Mediterranean Sea, the Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean (shores, fauna, cultural and market routes, migration)
  13. Graphic novel, comics or cartoons on sea, water or migration
  14. Water and sea in film, video or in digital artefacts
  15. The future of water in arts and media
  16. Water scarcity, drought and sustainable issues in word and image
  17. The sea as epistemological metaphor (shipwreck, raft, wave, hurricane, liquidity, archipelago, foam)
  18. Scientific or imaginary cartography
  19. Other related topics


The Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art (AHNCA) is pleased to announce that the Sixteenth Annual Graduate Student Symposium in the History of Nineteenth-Century Art, co-sponsored by AHNCA and the Dahesh Museum of Art, will be held on Sunday, March 24, 2019 (10:00 am – 5:00 pm), at the Dahesh Museum of Art, 145 Sixth Ave., New York, NY. The Mervat Zahid Cultural Foundation has generously provided the Dahesh Museum of Art Prize of $1,000 for the best paper. Information about the speakers and brief abstracts of their papers will be available online at after February 6, 2019.

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

The Board recently awarded travel stipends to two members of HGSCEA, Sara Blaylock and Lauren Hanson, to help defray the costs of their participation in CAA’s annual conference. The Board also juried this year’s HGSCEA Emerging Scholars Prize competition, the winner of which will be announced at the reception and dinner in New York. As always, the dinner, which will take place on Thursday, February 14, from 7 to 9 p.m., is free to current members. For further information, contact a member of the Board.

HGSCEA’s sponsored session at the annual CAA conference, “Women Artists in Germany, Scandinavia, and Central Europe, 1880-1960,” is being chaired by Kerry Greaves on Saturday, February 16, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.. Emil Leth Meilvang, Nora Butkovich, Lauren Hanson, and Lynette Roth will read papers on Rita Kernn-Larsen, women in the Young Yiddish Group, Mary Bauermeister, and Anneliese Hager. For more information, go to the HGSCEA website ( ) and the conference website (

The annual business meeting is scheduled for Friday, February 15. It will take place in the Harlem Room on the 4th Floor of the New York Hilton Midtown from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Members are welcome to attend.

The Midwest Art History Society

The Midwest Art History Society (MAHS) would like to call your attention to its recent e-publication Monumental Troubles:  Rethinking What Monuments Mean Today, searchable by its title in WorldCat.  The publication records selected papers presented at the 2018 MAHS Annual Conference held in Indianapolis. The essays in this e-volume contribute to contemporary conversations about public monuments, broadly defined as commemorative objects, images, and spaces, and the responses to them, including the calls to remove, relocate, or destroy them. Contributors consider these “monumental troubles” from multiple historical, geographic and theoretical perspectives, suggesting a generative rethinking about why they were made and how their meaning changed over time.”  The original conference sessions were organized by Erika Doss, University of Notre Dame and the publication effort was guided to its successful conclusion by Cheryl Snay of the Snite Museum of Art.

And please consider attending the 2019 MAHS Annual Conference to be held in Cincinnati, March 21-23.  The Cincinnati Art Museum & the Taft Museum of Art are conference hosts, keynote speaker is Hollis Clayson. Conference registration includes special tours, receptions, and more.  Reduced fees for early registration end on March 1. Book a room in the Hilton Netherland Plaza at a discounted rate before Feb 27. Click the link below to register online & book a room.


What: CAA  session: The Female Impact: Women and the Art Market in the Early Modern Era

When: Thursday, February 14, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Where: New York Hilton Midtown – 2nd Floor – Morgan Suite

CHAIRS: Judith Noorman and Frans Grijzenhout

What:  HNA Reception

When: Friday, February 15, 2019, 5:30-7 pm

Where: Syracuse University Lubin House, 11 East 61st Street, New York, NY

Please RSVP to Amy Golahny,


The European Postwar and Contemporary Art Forum has changed its governance structure and will now be headed by a team of co-chairs. Lily Woodruff has transitioned from her previous role as president, and is now joined by Raffaele Bedarida. Raffaele is an art historian and curator specializing in twentieth-century Italian art and politics. In particular, his research has focused on cultural diplomacy, migration, and cultural exchange between Italy and the United States. He is an Assistant Professor of Art History at Cooper Union, New York. Bedarida is the author of two monographs in Italian, Bepi Romagnoni: Il Nuovo Racconto (Milan: Silvana Editoriale, 2005) and Corrado Cagli: La pittura, l’esilio, L’America (Rome: Donzelli, 2018; English edition upcoming), and numerous articles for academic journals (International Yearbook of Futurism Studies, Oxford Art Journal, Tate Modern’s In Focus) and exhibition catalogues (MART, Rovereto; CIMA, New York; Fundacion Juan March, Madrid; Frederick Kiesler Foundation, Vienna). He holds a PhD from the Art History Department of the CUNY Graduate Center, as well as MA and BA degrees in Art History from the Università degli Studi di Siena, Italy. Bedarida is currently working on the manuscript for his book: ‘Like a Giant Screen:’ The Promotion of Contemporary Italian Art in the United States, 1935–1969.

Public Art Dialogue (PAD)

Public Art Dialogue (PAD) will present its 2019 PAD Award for achievement in the field of public art to art collective fierce pussy during next week’s conference. Please see the announcement here:

Comprehensive Appraisal Studies Program (CASP)

Now Accepting CASP Applications!

The Appraisal Institute of America, the educational foundation of the Appraisers Association of America is now accepting applications for our Comprehensive Appraisal Studies Program (CASP) for both the Summer 2019 and Fall 2019/Spring 2020 Semester.

Enroll in CASP to learn to appraise the fine and decorative arts. Completing CASP will provide you with a certificate in Appraisal Studies from the Appraisal Institute of America.

For more information and to apply, please visit our website at

Society of Architectural Historians

The Society of Architectural Historians has been awarded a two-year, $508,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to study the status of the field of architectural history in higher education. The grant provides support for a data-gathering initiative that will gauge the health of architectural, urban and landscape history as fields of study, as well as degree programs and curricula across the higher education landscape. SAH plans to hire a post-doctoral researcher to design and manage the study to determine where, and in what ways, these fields of study are expanding, receding, changing, or holding steady and to consider the structural or cultural factors behind such trends. SAH also will hire a Project Coordinator to assist with the project. Visit the SAH Career Center for full job descriptions.

SAH has named architect Aymar Mariño-Maza and architectural historian Zachary J. Violette as the recipients of the 2018 H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship. The fellowship allows an emerging scholar to travel the world to experience architecture and landscapes firsthand. SAH awarded Mariño-Maza a one-year fellowship and Violette a short-term fellowship for three months of travel. They will begin their fellowship travels in March 2019 and will document their field studies through monthly updates on the SAH Blog.

SAH invites nominations and self-nominations for the next Editor of the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians. JSAH is a quarterly, blind-peer reviewed international journal devoted to all aspects of the history of the global built environment and spatial practice, including architecture, landscape architecture, urbanism, and city planning. Published since 1941, JSAH has defined the field of architectural history, and is a pioneer in digital publication. Nominations due by April 30, 2019.

Association of Print Scholars

The Association of Print Scholars is pleased to host its affiliated society panel at the College Art Association conference on Friday, February 15, 2019 in New York.

Chaired by Christina Michelon (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities), Coloring Print examines global printmaking traditions that advance our understanding of the role of the medium in the social construction of race.  The papers chosen include “Red Ink: Ethnographic Prints and the Colonization of Dakota Homelands” by Annika Johnson (University of Pittsburgh); “Sites of Contest and Commemoration: The Printed Life of Richard Allen, America’s Early Race Leader” by Melanee C. Harvey (Howard University); “A Franco-Indian Album: Firmin Didot’s Indian Paintings and Le Costume Historique’s Chromolithography (1888)” by Holly Shaffer (Brown University); and “The White Native Body in Asia: Woodcut Engraving and the Creation of Ainu Stereotypes” by Christina M. Spiker (St. Catherine University).

Aaron M. Hyman and Dana Leibsohn have been awarded the Association of Print Scholars 2018 Publication Grant to support the forthcoming publication related to their project “Washing the Archive: Indigenous Knowledge, European Prints, and Colonial Histories of Latin America.”

The co-authored project focuses on the circulation of prints in colonial Latin America, highlighting unpublished documents and the methodological provocations indigenous practices can offer traditional early modern print histories. The funding supplied by the grant will provide both authors the opportunity to travel to the Library of Congress and to the University of Virginia to complete their study of indigenous uses of European prints in Spanish America, especially practices of re-use, circulation, and loss under colonial conditions. The $2,000 award is funded by the Association of Print Scholars and through the generosity of C.G. Boerner and Harris Schrank. We thank both print dealers for their support of APS and its mission.


The following members were elected to the SHERA Board: Kristin Romberg (Vice President/President Elect); Corina Apostol (Web News Editor); and, Anna P. Sokolina (SHERA-SAH Liaison). Karen Kettering now serves as President, Alice Isabella Sullivan as Secretary-Treasurer, and Yelena Kalinsky as Listserv Administrator.

Aglaya K. Glebova (UC-Irvine) has been awarded the SHERA Emerging Scholar Prize for her essay “Elements of Photography: Avant-garde Aesthetics and the Reforging of Nature” (Representations 142, Spring 2018). Ekaterina Heath (University of Sydney) was selected as the recipient of the SHERA Travel Grant for CAA 2019 to will deliver her paper entitled “Picturing the Cathay in Russia: Political use of Chinoiserie interiors under Empress Elisabeth Petrovna and Emperor Peter III.”

The generous anonymous donor who has funded the SHERA Travel Grant has increased their support to allow for more grants and to enlarge the pool of eligible applicants. The award was initially given out once per year, for travel to CAA and ASEEES conferences in alternate years and was limited to graduate students. Going forward, the Travel Grant will be awarded twice per year for travel to both CAA and ASEEES. Additionally, independent scholars who receive no institutional support are now eligible to apply. US-based scholars will receive $1,000 and scholars traveling from outside the US will receive $1,500. Calls for applications are published on H-SHERA and on CAA Opportunities.

SHERA’s Board would like to continue developing online resources for scholars and teachers in our field using the H-SHERA platform, including book reviews, sample syllabi, up-to-date contact information for obtaining image permissions, conference reports, information about graduate programs, or other resources. If you have ideas or would like to volunteer to help with this effort, please write to the H-SHERA editors at

Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) & AAMC Foundation

Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) & AAMC Foundation is currently accepting applications for its Conference Travel Fellowships for curators to attend its Annual Conference and Meeting. Since 2010 alone, over 200 individual Curatorial Travel Fellowships have been awarded.

This year we are proud to offer two opportunities:

All applicants must commit to participating in the full Conference program (May 4-7, 2019 in New York City) at the time of application, including the all deadlines (non-negotiable), timelines, and travel. A stipend is granted as part of this Program to subsidize the travel requirements. Multiple curators from one museum are eligible, though individuals may only submit one application per year.

Each Fellowship has a separate application, and members may apply to one Fellowship only. Applications for both of these AAMC Foundation Conference Travel Fellowships are due via our online application portal by 12pm ET on Tuesday, February 12, 2019.

To view the full program benefits, eligibility, and the link to the applications, please visit:


Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) Foundation is pleased to announce Digital & Outward Engagement, the next installment in its regional In-Conversation series. Launched in 2016, AAMC Foundation’s In-Conversation series brings together local communities and expands networks.

Slated for Tuesday, February 26 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, In-Conversation: Digital & Outward Engagement features six perspectives on building bridges between museums and their audiences through the use of ever-evolving technologies and digital tools. Moving past social media and traditional websites, this event brings together Philadelphia’s leading voices to dig deeper into the ways in which technology can help advance dialogues with visitors, donors, colleagues, and the larger global community. They will touch on the current efforts and platforms in the digital sector, and consider ways in which they could be used to help better connect with audiences. With a look at the topic from varying perspectives, we’ll also have the opportunity to reflect on ways to collaborate as well.

Moderated by Christopher D.M. Atkins, Ph.D, Agnes & Jack Mulroney Associate Curator of European Painting & Sculpture and Manager, Curatorial Digital Programs & Initiatives, Philadelphia Museum of Art, this program features Aaron Miller, Senior Producer, Digital Media, The Franklin Institute; William Noel, Associate University Librarian & Director, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts Director, Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies, Penn Libraries; Amy Sadao, Daniel W. Dietrich, II Director, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania; Ariel Schwartz, Kathy and Ted Fernberger Associate Director of Interactive Technologies, Philadelphia Museum of Art; and Neville Vakharia, Program Director, Arts Administration Campus Program and Associate Professor and Research Director, Drexel University, Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.

This In-Conversation will be hosted at the Lecture Auditorium at the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Perelman Building on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm, followed by a short reception from 8:00pm – 8:30pm. Space is limited so pre-registration is required. Click here to reserve your seat!

ACASA – Arts Council of the African Studies Association

  1. ACASA welcomes new board members:

Peri Klemm, President
Peju Layiwola, President Elect/VP
Shannen Hill, Past President
Raphael Chikukwa, Secretary
Rachel Kabukala, Treasurer
Fiona Siegenthaler, Newsletter Editor
Erica Jones, Assistant Website Editor
Cynthia Becker, ASA Liaison
Olubukola Gbadegesin, CAA Liaison
El Hadji Malick Ndiaye

In office since 2017:
Nadine Siegert
, Website Editor & ECAS Liaison
Brenda Schmahmann, Facebook Manager
Anitra Nettleton, ASA Task Force for the Protection of Academic Freedom
Shadreck Chirikure

We thank our outgoing board members Silvia Forni, Jordan Fenton, Yaëlle Biro, Cécile Fromont, Liese Van der Watt, Deborah Stokes, Leslie Rabine and Cory Grundlach for their great work and wish them all the best for the future!

  1. Africa, Technology, and Visual Cultures: ACASA sponsored panel at the 107th CAA Annual Conference, NYC, February 14, 2019, 8.30-10.00am

Join us at the ACASA sponsored panel Africa, Technology, and Visual Cultures chaired by Amanda Kay Gilvin with paper contributions by Suzanne Preston Blier, Stephen Adéyemí Folárànmí, Kate Ellen Cowcher and Fiona Siegenthaler.

  1. Behind-the-Scenes at the Brooklyn Museum during 107th CAA Annual Conference, NYC February 15, 2019, 10.15am- 12.00pm

Join Kristen Windmuller-Luna, Sills Family Consulting Curator of African Arts, for a behind-the-scenes tour of the new exhibition One: Egúngún. Featuring a Yoruba (Nigerian) masquerade costume composed of over 300 African, Asian, and European textiles, the exhibition uses new research and multiple perspectives to emphasize the global connections and contemporary contexts of African masquerades. Information about the exhibition:

Limited space: RSVP at

  1. H-AfrArts is recruiting new Editors and Advisory Board Members!

H-AfrArts is looking for Editors and Advisory Board Members to join the team and share duties and responsabilities on a voluntary basis.
The Editor role involves moderating discussion posts and general CfPs. There is also an exciting opportunity (optional) to develop new content based on your interest and initiative, such as developing Teaching and Research Resources, Conference Reports, and Cross-Network Projects. A minimum of one year committment is required for this role. For a full description of the duties of Editors please consult: 
The Advisory Board Members assist with the general development and welfare of the Network and advise Editors in cases in which there are disputes with the members (such as when a post is rejected and a subscriber appeals). A minimum of two years commitment is required for this role. To find out more, please visit: 

About the Network:

H-AfrArts is an international network jointly sponsored by H-Net (Humanities Online) and ACASA (Arts Council of the African Studies Association-USA) to provide a forum for the discussion and exploration of African art and expressive culture. There are a number of reasons and benefits for joining H-AfrArts Network, these include:

Collaboration: Volunteering with an H-Net Network can be an excellent opportunity to work within a multi-disciplinary and committed editorial team.

Engagement: H-AfrArts Network provides  an excellent opportunity to engage with, support, and develop your field of study.

Best Practice: H-Net is committed to supporting editorial best practices. You will receive comprehensive H-Commons online training to moderate and safeguard the content of the network.

Support: H-Net has a Home Office staffed by trained historians, an online training program, a Help Desk, and a separate space where its Editors can discuss questions and concerns relating to academic best practices and project development.

Durability: H-Net is committed to the long-term digital preservation of its academic content.

Visibility: H-Net’s content is available online for free and uses an email notification system to deliver academic content directly to subscribers.

How to Apply:

Applicants must demonstrate expertise in African Arts and have regular and reliable access to email.
If you are interested, please send your CV and a covering letter by email to:
For any questions or help please contact: Helena Cantone – Advisory Board
Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.
This is a voluntary position: The H-Net is a non-profit organization run by academics and built around a committed community of volunteers.

    Closing Date: Wednesday 1 May 2019

The African Critical Inquiry Programme is pleased to announce the 2019 Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Awards to support African doctoral students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled at South African universities and conducting dissertation research on relevant topics. Grant amounts vary depending on research plans, with a maximum award of ZAR 40,000.
The African Critical Inquiry Programme (ACIP) seeks to advance inquiry and debate about the roles and practice of public culture, public cultural institutions and public scholarship in shaping identities and society in Africa. The Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Awards are open to African postgraduate students (regardless of citizenship) in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. Applicants must be currently registered in a Ph.D. programme in a South African university and be working on topics related to ACIP’s focus. Awards will support doctoral research projects focused on topics such as institutions of public culture, particular aspects of museums and exhibitions, forms and practices of public scholarship, culture and communication, and the theories, histories and systems of thought that shape and illuminate public culture and public scholarship. Awards are open to proposals working with a range of methodologies in the humanities and humanistic social sciences, including research in archives and collections, fieldwork, interviews, surveys, and quantitative data collection. For full information about this opportunity and how to apply, see the full Call for Proposals listed under “ACIP Opportunities” on the website:

  1. Call for proposals to organize a workshop: AFRICAN CRITICAL INQUIRY PROGRAMME Closing Date: Wednesday 1 May 2019

The African Critical Inquiry Programme invites proposals from scholars and/or practitioners in public cultural institutions in South Africa to organise a workshop to take place in 2020. The African Critical Inquiry Programme (ACIP) seeks to advance inquiry and debate about the roles and practice of public culture, public cultural institutions and public scholarship in shaping identities and society in Africa.
ACIP Workshops are intended as annual occasions to identify and address critical themes, fundamental questions and pressing practical issues concerning public culture. For instance, Workshops might focus on particular notions and issues related to publics, visuality, museums and exhibitions, art, performance, representational forms, or institutional forms from different methodological, practical, and theoretical vantages. They might examine forms and practices of public scholarship and the theories, histories and systems of thought that shape and illuminate public culture and public scholarship. Workshops should encourage comparative, interdisciplinary, and cross-institutional interchange and reflection that brings into conversation public scholarship in Africa, creative cultural production, and critical theory. Workshop budgets will vary depending on proposed plans; the maximum award is ZAR 60,000.
Applications may be submitted by experienced scholars and cultural practitioners based in universities, museums, and other cultural organizations in South Africa who are interested in creating or reinvigorating interdisciplinary, cross-institutional engagement and understanding and who are committed to training the next generations of scholar-practitioners. Applications may be submitted by a single individual or a pair of individuals who have different institutional affiliations and bring different perspectives, approaches, or specializations to the proposed Workshop theme.

For full information about this opportunity and how to apply, see the full Call for Proposals listed under “ACIP Opportunities” on our website. A list of previously supported ACIP Workshops is also available there:

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