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Affiliated Society News: April

posted by April 11, 2022

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


Valuing a Business, 6th Edition

The seminal book on business valuation is back and better than ever. Shannon Pratt’s Valuing a Business has been the go-to valuation guide for 40 years and has been updated with need-to-know information about taxes, financial reporting, compliance, and more.  Valuing a Business is still the best resource on the market for both new and experienced business appraisers.  This book fully covers the concepts of business valuation and provides detailed answers to virtually every question on the topic, from executive compensation and lost profits analysis to ESOP issues and valuation discounts.


11th Annual ASA Equipment Valuation Conference

Tuesday, May 24, from 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Now in its 11th year, this annual event has grown to become the definitive source for appraisers, equipment management and finance professionals on the latest insights into equipment valuation. Instantly leverage knowledge gained on market trends and spotlighted asset sectors, as well as new contacts made, by incorporating into your practice areas or introducing to your team.

2022 ASA Summer Appraisal Camp

August 2022

Develop the skills you’ll need to build a career in appraising personal property such as fine and decorative art, antiques, vintage cars, furniture, coins, stamps, and more.

The program includes four virtual courses held over four weeks, including:

  • PP201 – Introduction to Personal Property Valuation – August 3-6, 2022
  • PP202 – Development of a Personal Property Appraisal: Research and Analysis – August 10-13, 2022
  • PP203 – Communication of a Personal Property Appraisal: Report Writing – August 17-20, 2022
  • PP204 – Personal Property Valuation: The Legal and Commercial Environments – August 24-27, 2022

Taiwanese Art History Association

Announcements / Events

PHOTOGRAPHY AND TAIWAN: History and Practice

Thursday, April 7

The Taiwan Academy of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles (TECO-LA), the University of Arizona’s School of the Arts (SAUA), and the Center for Creative Photography (CCP) are collaborating for the first time on the “Spotlight Taiwan project” to hold the “Photography and Taiwan: History and Practice” online symposium from April 7 to April 9, 2022 (PST). Nineteen scholars and experts from Korea, the United States, Australia and Taiwan are invited to attend the symposium. They will help the audience understand more about the history, culture and democratization of Taiwan through a historical lens and scholarly debate as recorded in the photography.

Affiliated Society News: February

posted by February 15, 2022

Many of CAA’s affiliated societies will be presenting virtual sessions at our 110th Annual Conference from February 17-19 and from March 3-5. Check out a list of their sessions to preview!

To attend these sessions and more, make sure to register for the conference and learn more at its registration page.

AHNCA (Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art)


AHNCA’s Emerging Scholars Working Group Presents: See/Sip/Share: AHAA Crossover 

Wednesday, February 23 at 6 p.m. EST

The Emerging Scholars Working Group of the Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art will join with the Association of Historians of American Art (AHAA) to host a See/Sip/Share, a bring-your-own beverage casual discussion of two images. Register here.

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Affiliated Society News: December

posted by December 17, 2021

Many of CAA’s affiliated societies will be presenting sessions at our 110th Annual Conference from February 17-19 and from March 3-5. Check out a list of their sessions to preview!

To attend these sessions and more, make sure to register for the conference and learn more at its registration page.



Bibliography Week 2022 Schedule & Registration

From January 25–28, 2022 the Bibliographical Society of America will celebrate Bibliography Week with a series of events designed to demonstrate bibliographical practice and its relevance to interdisciplinary scholarship in the humanities.

Tuesday, January 25, 4-5pm Eastern – Materialities of Tibetan Buddhist Texts
Within the diverse traditions of Tibetan Buddhism, the power of books—both printed and hand-written—lies not only in their contents, but also in their materiality as objects. The three scholars on this panel will share bibliographical studies of Tibetan texts that highlight how text production, circulation, and replication within architectural spaces has been utilized by Tibetan religious and political leaders to assert and solidify their power.

Wednesday, January 26, 4-5pm Eastern – Meet the Editors of Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America
Please join Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America (PBSA) co-editors Dr. Sarah Werner and Dr. Jesse Erickson for an online Q&A session on January 26. Drs. Werner and Erickson will discuss their vision for the journal and how it can be part of an expanded field of bibliographical scholarship. They will also answer questions that you might have about publishing in PBSA, such as the submission and review process, image permissions, special issues, and open access.

Thursday, January 27, 11-12pm Eastern – In-Person, Center for Book Arts Tour
Guests are invited to a tour of the Center for Books Arts in New York (28 W 27th St., 3rd Floor). For nearly 50 years, CBA has supported artists and uplifted the book arts by presenting exhibitions, lectures, readings, and performances; providing opportunities for artists, writers, curators and scholars through residencies, fellowships, publishing, and collecting; and empowering the creation of new book art by providing courses on book art related technique and history.

Thursday, January 27, 2-3pm Eastern – Bound Images: Maps and Books
This panel offers three case studies to explore what changes theoretically and in practice when we dethrone the ‘sovereign map’ and engage with the production, circulation and reading of maps as bound images, a hybrid graphic and textual part of the stories told by authors and publishers which is experienced by readers through materiality, context, and significance: Giuseppe Rosaccio’s Il mondo e sue parti (Florence, 1595), Johann Jakob Scheuchzer’s Physica Sacra (Augsburg and Ulm, 1731), and Jorge Juan and Antonio Ulloa’s Relación Histórica del viage a la América meridional (Madrid, 1748).

Friday, January 28, 12:00 pm Eastern – 2022 BSA Annual Meeting & New Scholars Program

  • Christopher Adams, Malkin New Scholar – ‘Could you make it rather more of a He and She picture?’: The Queer Dust-Jacket and Postwar British Fiction
  • Eve Houghton, Pantzer New Scholar – ‘I am always sorry to antagonize collectors’: Henrietta Bartlett and the 1916 Census of Shakespeare Quartos
  • Liza Mardoyan, BSA New Scholar – Decorative Bird Initials in the Medieval Armenian Manuscript Culture
  • Learn more about the 2022 New Scholars and read their talk abstracts here.

Friday, January 28, 1:30 pm Eastern – Keynote Lecture by Dr. Elizaveta Strakhov: What Makes Bibliography Critical? A Medievalist’s Response
What makes bibliography critical for a Western manuscripts scholar? Medievalists have, after all, enshrined bibliography to the point of developing the specialized subdisciplines of paleography and codicology. How does a Western medievalist breathe new life into bibliography, that bread-and-butter of their scholarly pursuits? This talk offers a case study of two manuscripts of bilingual Anglo-French poet Charles d’Orléans’s work: not the two collections notoriously supervised by him, but two later fifteenth-century, largely neglected manuscripts of his work, one made for European humanist circles and the other circulating with English Tudor royal audiences.


AHNCA (Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art)


Virtual Salon Series: Rethinking the Visual and Material Culture of Enslavement
January 19, 2022 at 7 pm EST

The Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art and the Dahesh Museum of Art present a Virtual Salon, “Rethinking the Visual and Material Culture of Enslavement,” featuring Jennifer Van Horn (University of Delaware), Adrienne L. Childs (The Phillips Collection), and Phillip Troutman (George Washington University). Register at this link.

Virtual Salon: Decorative Arts and Materiality
February 9, 2022 at 7 pm EST

Please join us on Wednesday, February 9, at 7 pm EST for our Virtual Salon on the Decorative Arts and Materiality. This series of online events is co-sponsored by the Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art (AHNCA) and the Dahesh Museum of Art. The panel will feature Amy F. Ogata (University of Southern California), Lee Talbot (The Textile Museum, George Washington University), and Christine Garnier (Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts/Harvard University). Registration information forthcoming!




As part of its continuing series of Zoom lectures focusing on the collections of university museums, the next Society for the History of Collecting–West Coast chapter event will take place on January 28, 2022:

Collectors’ Clothing Caches: Selections from the Texas Fashion Collection
Annette Becker
28 January 2022, 10:00 AM, PST; 6 PM BST

This talk traces the history of the Texas Fashion Collection through three collections and collectors who have shaped its holdings. The Collection was originally conceived by Stanley and Edward Marcus, of the Neiman Marcus luxury department stores, who in 1938 created the Neiman Marcus award to recognize national and international talent in all areas of fashion and design. The talk then focuses on Claudia Heard de Osborne, whose passion for Balenciaga resulted in a gift of hundreds of garments by the designer. The final spotlight will be on brothers Scott and Stuart Gentling, visual artists who collected historic garments as part of their artistic practice.

Annette Becker is a material culture historian and arts educator committed to bridging popular and academic understandings of fashion history. She currently serves as the director and curator of the Texas Fashion Collection, an archive of nearly 20,000 garments and accessories housed at the University of North Texas.

To register for this event please email:

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Affiliated Society News: October

posted by October 18, 2021

Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art) (AHNCA)


AHNCA announces the winners of their Best Paper Prize at their Graduate Symposium. The Eighteenth Annual Graduate Student Symposium in Nineteenth-Century Art, co-sponsored by the Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art (AHNCA) and the Dahesh Museum of Art was held virtually on September 25–26, 2021. Ten participants, representing future directions for nineteenth-century art history, presented their dissertation research. After prolonged deliberation because of the uniform high quality of the presentations, the jury awarded two Dahesh Prizes of $1000 each, funded by the Mervat Zahid Cultural Foundation, to Lieske Huits of the University of Cambridge and the Victoria & Albert Museum, and Sean Kramer of the University of Michigan.


October 20, 2021, 7pm EDT – Upcoming Virtual Salon: The Art Market in the Nineteenth Century 

Please join AHNCA on Wednesday, October 20th, at 7PM EDT for their October Virtual Salon on The Art Market in the Nineteenth Century. This series of online events is co-sponsored by the Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art (AHNCA) and the Dahesh Museum of Art. 

For this event, AHNCA will host three specialists, Véronique Chagnon-Burke, Anne Helmreich, and Simon Kell, who will discuss this increasingly important area of nineteenth-century studies. Their discussion will be followed by a Q&A and then a break-out room where attendees can socialize informally. 

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Register here  

Mid-America College Art Association (MACAA)


Call for art submissions: MACAA Members Virtual Exhibition 

MACAA invites its members to submit works of art for consideration to the Members Virtual Exhibition. This exhibition is in coordination with the 2022 Mid-America College Art Association 

(MACAA) Virtual Conference, titled “Defining the Undefined: Art, Education, Technology and the Mapping of Ourselves,” hosted by Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. The call is open to all mediums and themes. This exhibition, hosted by MACAA via a virtual gallery, is an opportunity to display the incredible work made by MACAA members.  

For more information on submission visit this link. Deadline is December 1, 2021 




Bibliographical Society of America (BSA)


October 21, 2021, 7pm EDT – Virtual Event: Bluestockings Bookstore: Empowering Queer and Activist Communities  

Founded in 1999, Bluestockings Bookstore has served for many years as a cultural hub, activist network, and vibrant community space on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Entirely all-volunteer run, there are 80+ volunteers, a rotating weekly schedule, and a worker’s collective at the decision-making core. Home to over 300 events a year, Bluestockings offers poetry open-mics, letter writing to prisoners, zine-making workshops, book launches, reading clubs. Panelists Malav Kanuga, Emiliano Lemus, and Joan Dark will share from their personal experiences as former and current members of the Bluestockings collective, offering an in-depth exploration of the space and its pivotal role for queer, transgender, and gender non-conforming individuals. 

Register for the event here.  

November 1, 2021, 3pm EDT – Collecting, Knowledge, and Power: Perspectives from Latin America 

December 9, 2021, 3pm EDT – Collecting and Preserving Colonial Latin America Materials Today: A Roundtable Discussion 

The Bibliographic Society of America’s fall series explores the hemispheric histories and contemporary dynamics of collecting and preserving Latin American library and archival materials. Featuring scholars and library and archive professionals based in Latin America and the U.S., the series aims to promote dialogue among scholars and practitioners while confronting ways in which power dynamics have shaped and continue to shape collecting and stewardship practices today. 

To view past virtual events produced by the Bibliographic Society of America, visit their YouTube page 


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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 Institute for Conservation

Conservators around the world will answer questions about their work on Ask a Conservator Day, November 18th, 2020. We hold Ask a Conservator day in November in remembrance of the flooding of Florence on November 4th, 1966, which damaged priceless cultural heritage. However, in response to the catastrophe, incredible efforts were made—and are still being undertaken—to conserve the items impacted by the flood.

Ask a Conservator Day follows in the spirit of that international collaboration and exchange of knowledge. We celebrate the growth of the field inspired by the response to the flood through this opportunity for people to learn about conservation and preservation directly from conservators on social media.

Ask questions on subjects, mediums, and topics that interest you, or see if your favorite cultural heritage institution is participating. Last year’s subjects included discussion on favorite projects, career advice, everything—including grossest collection item or condition issue encountered. Use the hashtag #AskAConservator on social media platforms (such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram) to catch up with previous discussion and join in the conversation on the 18th!

Association of Print Scholars 

The Association of Print Scholars is happy to announce the list of speakers for our 2021 CAA panel “The Graphic Conscience,” chaired by Dr. Ksenia Nouril, The Jensen Bryan Curator at The Print Center in Philadelphia. The virtual panel will feature five presentations: “Conscience and the Market: Frans Hogenberg’s Current Events Prints and their Legacy,” Thomas Brown (Rutgers University); “The Violence of the Cut: Wood Engraving, Illustrated Newspapers, and the Rendering of Civil War Atrocity,” Anne Strachan Cross (University of Delaware); “Graphic Solidarity: Krakow’s Antibiennale of 1984,” Wiktor Komorowski (The Courtauld Institute of Art); “Re-Telling the Story: A Collaboration with Alberta Whittle”, Sandra De Rycker (University of Edinburgh); and “Expanding the Boundaries of Printmaking: Nuria Montiel’s Imprenta móvil (Mobile Press)”, Alberto McKelligan Hernandez (Portland State University). 
APS is currently accepting submissions until January 31, 2021 for two awards. The first is the 2021 Schulman and Bullard Article Prize, which carries a $2,000 prize and is generously sponsored by Susan Schulman and Carolyn Bullard, both private print dealers. The second is the APS Collaboration Grant, which funds public programs and projects that foster collaboration between members of the print community and/or encourage dialogue between the print community and the general public. Further application information for the two awards can be found on the APS website
Finally, we encourage both APS members and colleagues in the print community to share any virtual lectures, workshops, gallery tours, studio demos, symposia, exhibitions, or publications. We welcome submissions by email or through the news or opportunity section of the APS website. 

The Feminist Art Project

Rejoinder Call for Submissions — Climate in Crisis
“Climate change,” as former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson so astutely notes, “requires a feminist solution.” Global heating is causing rising sea levels, extreme weather events, and the circulation of new pathogens. It impacts economically, socially, and politically marginalized people and communities most severely. Women and children, the majority of the world’s poor, are already disproportionately burdened by its effects. In the Global North, the climate breakdown compounds the environmental racism that many communities of color already experience. Unless the richer, whiter nations of the Global North make a seismic shift in their priorities, experts predict that the Global South will bear the brunt of the climate emergency, with dire consequences inevitable.

This issue of Rejoinder will address the climate crisis in our midst. Submissions (including essays, commentary, criticism, fiction, poetry, and artwork) should address this theme from feminist, queer, social and racial justice-inspired perspectives. We particularly welcome contributions at the intersection of scholarship and activism. For manuscript preparation details, please visit: Rejoinder is an online journal published by the Institute for Research on Women at Rutgers University in partnership with The Feminist Art Project. Please send completed written work (2,000-2,500 words max), jpegs of artwork, and short bios to the editor, Sarah Tobias ( by January 6, 2021.

Society for Architectural Historians

The Call for Session Proposals for the Society of Architectural Historians’ 2022 Annual International Conference in Pittsburgh has opened.  Please visit the call here:

Society of Contemporary Art Historians (SCAH)

Announcing New Initiatives of the Society of Contemporary Art Historians

The Society of Contemporary Art Historians (SCAH), an affiliate society of the College Art Association, is proud to announce the launch of several new projects, publications, and initiatives aimed at promoting equitable and transcultural histories of contemporary art.

Online Programming

Following the widespread shift to online programming in the wake of Covid-19, SCAH presented several virtual programs that were well attended by an international audience. These included a screening of films by artist Nancy Holt followed by a conversation between Kirsten Swenson and Rebecca Uchill; a conversation between video artists Meriem Bennani, Orian Barki, and Marisa Olson; and the panel discussion “Toward an Anti-Racist Contemporary Art History,” featuring the art and architectural historians and curators Amy K. Hamlin, Christina Knight, Ana María León, Alpesh Kantilal Patel, and Ellen Y. Tani. Archived videos from these events are available to view on the SCAH website. A follow-up anti-racist contemporary art history bibliography edit-a-thon is scheduled for Friday, December 4th, 2020 and will be complemented by a related workshop to be scheduled in January 2021. Our 2021 CAA panel focuses on the subject of “Aggregators and Agitators” and will be announced alongside the annual conference’s schedule.

New SCAH Publication: Foreign Language Index

SCAH has published the inaugural issue of a new open-access publication, Foreign Language Index (FLI), which is available here via the SCAH website. This annual journal comprises abstracts and commentary on recent non-anglophone contemporary art history scholarship. The first issue compiles entries by international contributors working across sixteen languages: Albanian, Arabic, Chinese, Danish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.

Curatorial Opportunity

In an effort to respond quickly to diminished exhibition opportunities for artists in the wake of Covid-19, SCAH turned its website over to current and recent graduates of the MFA Program in Art Practice at Stanford University. Images of their work populates multiple pages throughout the organization’s presence; more information about the artists can be found here. Moving forward, SCAH’s website will continue to serve as a rotating online exhibition platform. Accordingly, SCAH currently seeks candidates to fill a newly established curator-at-large position on its executive board. Position details can be found here.


The organization recently revised its membership categories, making it easy to join SCAH at varying levels of support. Members can now access more information about members’ ongoing projects and connect with others in the SCAH community through the site.


2020 Conference Updates

VCUarts will host SECAC 2020 from November 30 to December 11. The fully virtual conference will have over 80 breakout sessions, plenary events, and networking opportunities, including:

  • Keynote Lecture by Valerie Cassel Oliver, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
  • Virtual Juried Exhibition at the Virtual Anderson at VCUarts, with remarks and Best-in-Show awards presented by Juror Sarah Eckhardt, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
  • Racial Justice Town Hall hosted by the SECAC Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee and facilitated by Marian Vassar
  • SECAC Mentorship Program

To register for the conference, please visit:

The preliminary schedule is now available on our virtual conference platform:

Questions regarding the conference should be directed to Conference Director Carly Phinizy,

Call for Applications: SECAC Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Awards

To recognize the exceptional work of those ndividuals historically underrepresented in SECAC, higher education, and arts institutions, applications are now being accepted for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Awards, which cover the cost of conference registration plus two years of SECAC membership for five recipients.


  • Those who have been underrepresented in their field for any reason, but especially due to race, are welcomed to apply.
  • Preference is given to SECAC 2020 selected session chairs, presenters, or Juried Exhibition artists who are current members.

To Apply:

Submit a brief CV (3 pages max) with full contact information and a statement (250 words max) explaining how your participation furthers the goals of this award to

Deadline: 11/13/2020*

*Those selected for this award must complete membership and conference registration paperwork with SECAC prior to receiving funding.  

William Morris Society in the United States

The William Morris Society in the United States strives to publicize the life and work of William Morris and his associates. Members receive the print newsletter, Useful & Beautiful and the biannual Journal of William Morris Studies, along with a digital version of the William Morris Magazine from London. The Society offers the annual Joseph R. Dunlap Memorial Fellowship and its activities encompass lectures, conferences, social gatherings, and site visits.

The society will celebrate its fiftieth anniversary in 2021.  We shall be presenting panels (virtually) at the Modern Language Association Annual Convention in January on the topics of “Morris and Biography: Letters Archives, Artifacts” and “Revisiting William Morris and the Arts and Crafts: Reception and Influence,” the second sponsored with the Forums on Book History, Print Cultures, and Lexicography. Our session at CAA, entitled “William Morris Today,” will hold its live discussion on Saturday, February 13 at 6:00pm.  We will also have our business meeting and organize a virtual visit to the Grolier Club, where librarian Meghan Constantinou will show off the club’s remarkable Morris and private press-related related holdings. Visit our website for further information:

In the works are a new website, online presentations by Society members (two on collecting Morris’s books), and participation in worldwide exhibitions and a UK symposium to mark the 130th anniversary of the founding of the Kelmscott Press.

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Affiliated Society News for September 2020

posted by September 01, 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.

The Association for Textual Scholarship in Art History (ATSAH)

Announces two major changes: a new website: and the formation of a new journal through Brill, A Journal of Contestations in the Arts


Liana De Girolami Cheney, Lavinia Fontana’s Mythological Paintings: Art, Beauty, and Wisdom.  London: Cambridge Scholar Press, 2020.

Liana De Girolami Cheney, “Botticelli’s Minerva and the Centaur: Artistic and Metaphysical Conceits,”  Journal of Culture and Religious Studies Vol. 8, No. 4 (April 2020): 187–216.

BSA (Bibliographical Society of America)

  1. October 15: Applications due for the BSA’s Call for Program Proposals. The BSA sponsors lectures, workshops, conference sessions, and receptions which are bibliographical in nature. Only virtual events considered at this time. See
  2. September 8, applications due BSA’s 2021 New Scholars Program. Those who have not previously published, lectured, or taught on bibliographical subjects are encouraged to apply. New approaches and diverse perspectives welcome. International applicants and joint applications accepted. See
  3. November 1, applications due: BSA Fellowships. To foster the study of books and other textual artifacts in traditional and emerging formats. See
  4. November 2, applications due: William L. Mitchell Prize for research on British serials. Supports bibliographical scholarship on 18th-century periodicals in any language within the British Isles, its colonies, former colonies, and occupied territories. See
  5. Ongoing: Community Subtitling Project: The BSA provides free public programming, accessible through the BSA’s YouTube channel.  We offer free one year memberships to all who submit complete translations of edited English transcripts of individual videos. A guide to editing English subtitles and to adding foreign language translations can be viewed here.  La guía también está disponible en español, aquí.
  6. September 2020 (vol 114:3), The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America:


J. Christopher Warner, “Recovered Books: On the Contents and Fate of John Fowler’s Stock Left with Christopher Plantin”

Tara L. Lyons, “New Evidence for Ben Jonson’s Epigrammes (ca. 1612) in Bodleian Library Records”

Bibliographical Note

Minoru Mihara, “Recycled and Reincarnated Relics of Ancient Poetry: Editorial Practice in Percy’s Reliques”

Book Reviews

Proot, Goran, McKitterick, David, Nuovo, Angela, and Gehl, Paul F., eds. Lux Librorum: Essays on Books and History for Chris Coppens

Reviewed by Sandro Jung

Eggert, Paul. The Work and the Reader in Literary Studies: Scholarly Editing and Book History

Reviewed by Anna Muenchrath

Barker, Nicolas. At First, All Went Well … & Other Brief Lives

Reviewed by Daniel J. Slive

Eckhardt, Joshua. Religion Around John Donne

Reviewed by Georgina Wilson


SHERA Publication Grant—Deadline: October 15, 2020

The Society of Historians of Eastern European, Eurasian, and Russian Art and Architecture (SHERA) is pleased to announce the SHERA Publication Grant. The $3000 grant supports the realization of publications of the highest scholarly and intellectual quality in the field of Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian art and architecture. The grant is intended to offset the substantial production expenses associated with the publication of an art-historical monograph, edited volume, or exhibition catalogue. Book projects must have been accepted by a publisher in order to be considered. Funds may be directed toward production costs and does not fund research, writing, or editorial labor. Applicants do not need to be SHERA members to apply, but the recipient must join in order to accept the award. For more information about applying, see

SHERA Emerging Scholar Prize–Deadline: Oct. 15, 2020.

The SHERA Board is pleased to invite applications for the 2020 Emerging Scholar Prize. The Emerging Scholar Prize aims to recognize and encourage original and innovative scholarship in the field of East European, Eurasian, and Russian art and architectural history. Applicants must have published an English-language article in a scholarly print or online journal, or museum print or online publication within the twelve-month period preceding the application deadline. Additionally, applicants are required to have received their PhD within the last 5 years and be a member of SHERA in good standing at the time that the application is submitted. The winner will be awarded $500 and republication (where copyright allows) or citation of the article on H-SHERA. For more information about applying, see

American Society of Appraisers (ASA)

The American Society of Appraisers (ASA) wishes to spotlight its Personal Property sessions and experts for the upcoming 2020 ASA International Conference to be held virtually online October 12-13. Click here to learn more.

ALAA (Association for Latin American Art)

As part of our initiative to uplift scholarship on Afro-Latin American art history, ALAA (Association for Latin American Art) is happy to share with you a compilation of Afro-Latin American and Afro-Latinx art historical resources for research and teaching. This document contains an array of art historical resources related to the African diaspora in Latin America, from the colonial to contemporary periods, as well as links to anti-racist pedagogical resources, digital resources, and upcoming events and opportunities. While not exhaustive, we made an effort to include as many works as possible to showcase the growing body of scholarship in this field. Whenever possible, we linked each entry to its respective PDF if available online; for other entries that are not open access or fully digitized, we included a link to Google Books for partial preview.

Please note that this is a living document; if there is a resource that you would like to see included or corrected, please follow the link above and there is a hyperlink where you can submit suggestions/changes.

Society of Architectural Historians

The Society of Architectural Historians is accepting proposals for SAH 2021 Virtual Programs to be presented after the SAH 74th Annual International Conference in Montréal on dates/times between May 3–28, 2021. These programs will complement the regular conference programming and should differ from the paper sessions in both topic and organization. Submissions that address the current conditions of research, teaching, and scholarship are encouraged. Submit a proposal by September 14, 2020.

SAH is accepting applications for Membership Grants for Emerging Professionals. These awards are intended for emerging scholars, regardless of age or employment status, who are new to the field of architectural history or its related disciplines. The award consists of a one-year digital SAH Individual membership. Emerging scholars who are adjuncts or unemployed are encouraged to apply. Apply by September 15, 2020.

The SAH Nominating Committee seeks nominations and self-nominations for two officer positions of Treasurer and Secretary. As two of five officers with full voting rights on the Executive Committee and the Board, these positions are among the most important in SAH; the other officers on the Executive Committee are the President, First Vice President and Second Vice President. In close collaboration with the SAH Board and staff, the Executive Committee governs the Society, proposes policies and programs, and provides service to the membership. Serving in these capacities offers an opportunity to shape the Society’s and the profession’s future. Submit a nomination by September 30, 2020.

SAH will present the webinar “Disability Studies and Architectural History” on October 29, 2020. Presenters and participants will consider key concepts in research and pedagogical methods for integrating histories of disability and efforts to pursue disability justice in architecture. The discussion highlights the importance of disability activism as it relates to design. Registration is free and open to the public.

Association of Print Scholars

The Association of Print Scholars is happy to announce that Clare Rogan, Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Detroit Institute of Arts, has been elected as the APS Director-at-Large for a three-year term. Additionally, we would like to congratulate the APS Director-at-Large Jan Howard and APS member Tatiana Reinoza, PhD on their appointments to the National Advisory Committee of Artura, a project of Brandywine Workshop and Archives. Howard is the Chief Curator and Houghton P. Metcalf Jr. Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs at RISD Museum. Reinoza is the Assistant Professor of Art History and Latinx Studies at University of Notre Dame.

We are still accepting individual paper proposals for 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.

APS is currently accepting submissions until January 31, 2021 for two awards. The first is the 2021 Schulman and Bullard Article Prize, which carries a $2,000 prize and is generously sponsored by Susan Schulman and Carolyn Bullard, both private print dealers. The second is the APS Collaboration Grant, which funds public programs and projects that foster collaboration between members of the print community and/or encourage dialogue between the print community and the general public. Further application information for the two awards can be found on the APS website

Finally, we are currently seeking a Project Assistant to support the development of two Getty Paper Project funded workshops for early career curators of prints and drawings scheduled for June 2021 and May 2022. The Project Assistant will work remotely under the supervision of the President of the Association of Print Scholars and Workshop Coordinators and applications are due by September 30, 2020. Further information on requirements and eligibility can be found here


SECAC 2020

VCUarts is honored to host the SECAC 2020 conference as a fully virtual event beginning on November 30 and concluding on December 11, 2020. We are planning for more than 80 online sessions, round tables, and town halls at the 2020 conference. Additionally, we have exciting virtual programming for conference participants, including a keynote lecture by Valerie Cassel Oliver, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and a virtual Juried Members’ Exhibition in collaboration with the Anderson at VCUarts. We are also excited to announce reduced registration rates for members and non-members. For more information, please visit Questions regarding the conference should be directed to 2020 Conference Director Carly Phinizy,


The SECAC affiliate session at CAA in 2021 will be chaired by William Perthes of the Barnes Foundation and Adrian Banning from Drexel University. They will oversee a selection of speakers on the subject of, “Arts and Humanities Multidisciplinary Education Collaborations.”

SECAC Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

SECAC stands in solidarity with our Black colleagues, students, and communities to affirm Black Lives Matter. SECAC must resist the legacies of racism and white supremacy in our organization and disciplines. Together, we can imagine and create a better world, united in the pursuit of justice, equity, and transformation. We invite you to share your confidential feedback by email to SECAC’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion committee at, and join in the SECAC Town Hall on Racial Justice during the 2020 virtual conference. 

To recognize the exceptional work of those who are historically underrepresented in SECAC, higher education, and arts institutions, applications for the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) awards, which cover the cost of conference registration plus two years of SECAC membership for five selected awardees, are due September 30. For details on the award, contact or visit the SECAC Awards page. 


The CRSA has recently added a profile interview article on the Betye Saar Catalogue Raisonné Project ( as well as a new installment of personal responses from the art research and publication community on how they are managing during the pandemic (

Historians of Netherlandish Art

The open-access, peer-reviewed, semi-annual Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art ( encourages submissions on Netherlandish, German, and Franco-Flemish art and architecture (c. 1350-1750) and its global reach, including topics of interest surrounding colonialism, the slave trade, and the markets that supported them.

Renaissance Society of America

2021 RSA Research Fellowships

The Renaissance Society of America’s Research Fellowships competition is underway and submissions are due by 15 September 2020. We are awarding fellowships of $2,000 to scholars working in the field of Renaissance studies (1300–1700). The application site and details about the application process, eligibility, residential fellowship, non-residential fellowships, and publication subventions can be found here. Please email the RSA with questions.

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Affiliated Society News for Summer 2020

posted by July 06, 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.

Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA)

ARLIS/NA will be holding its 2021 Annual Conference in Montréal, Québec, Canada from May 9 through May 15 at the Hotel Bonaventure, Montreal. For update information please see  

On June 8, 2020 ARLIS/NA issued its Statement Against Anti-Black Racism and Violence which can be accessed here: 

Nominations are open for the following Executive Board positions: Vice President/President Elect, Secretary, Advancement Liaison, and Chapters Liaison; nominations must be received by July 13, 2020 for terms beginning at the Montreal Conference in May 2021. For more information please see the official announcement here: 

BSA (Bibliographical Society of America)

  1. Applications due September 8 for BSA’s 2021 New Scholars Program: The Bibliographical Society of America’s New Scholars Program seeks to promote the work of scholars who are new to the field of bibliography, broadly defined. The New Scholars selection committee welcomes new methods and new approaches, including applications from candidates applying bibliographical theory and principles to diverse materials and media. In addition, the committee welcomes scholarly submissions that embrace diverse, multicultural perspectives. The committee particularly encourages applications from those who have not previously published, lectured, or taught on bibliographical subjects.International applicants are welcome to apply. New: Joint applications will be accepted in 2021. For more information, see 
  2. Applications due November 1 for 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 interpretive framework for understanding such artifacts, the BSA funds a number of fellowships designed to promote bibliographical inquiry and research. For more information see
  3. Community Subtitling Project: The BSA records many events to offer free, virtual programming to a broader public. These videos are accessible through the BSA’s YouTube channel. To improve accessibility, as of Spring 2020 we are working to provide edited English and other language subtitles, with a focus on Spanish. We need English speakers to edit automated transcriptions, and speakers of other languages to translate them in YouTube. We are pleased to offer free one year memberships to all who submit complete translations of edited English transcripts of individual videos. We created a guide to editing English subtitles and to adding foreign language translations that you can view on our website, here 

La guía también está disponible en españolaquí. 

  1. June 2020 (vol 114:2) issue, The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America:


Sonia Hazard, “The American Tract Society and the Refinement of the Evangelical Book, 1825–1861”
David Atkinson, “Distribution of Street Literature in the Later Eighteenth Century: Some Imprint Evidence from the West of England”
MacDonald P. Jackson, “Two Variants in Poems by Keats: Textual and Literary Evidence” 

Book Reviews
Jung, Sandro. The Publishing and Marketing of Illustrated Literature in Scotland, 1760–1825
Reviewed by Kristin Bluemel
Stephens, Walter, and Earle A. Havens, eds. Literary Forgeries in Early Modern Europe 1450–1800
Reviewed by Linda Isaac
Duncan, Sara Jeanette. A Social Departure: How Orthodocia and I Went Round the World by Ourselves. Ed. Linda Quirk, with Cheryl Cundell
Reviewed by Kathryn James
Lallier, Monique. Monique Lallier: A Retrospective
Reviewed by Kevin M. O’Sullivan 

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

CFP: Modern Art in the Arabian Peninsula: A collection of essays to be published in collaboration with Barjeel Art 

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

Over the last two decades, the Arabian Peninsula has been the subject of critical attention regarding the rapid development of art initiatives and institutions, notably blockbuster transnational partnerships and attendant labor inequities. Less attention, however, has been given to the longer history of modern art in the region and the Peninsula’s artistic practices in comparative perspective. This publication brings together scholarly voices from across disciplines to consider the various movements, schools, collectives, manifestos, and debates that emerged in the countries of the Arabian Peninsula: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen throughout the 20th century. Contributions might address the following subjects: artists’ monographs, aesthetic debates in the press, artists’ collectives, exhibition histories, role of public sculpture, and the contextualization of art movements within regional histories. Themes may also consider the international scope of exhibitions and events that have molded the Arabian Peninsula into a global art capital. This call for essays welcomes scholarly explorations centered on the exchange of art and ideas between Gulf countries and their neighbors (e.g, Iran, South Asia, East Africa, and other Arab States) and how those dialogues have informed modern art in the Arabian Peninsula. We encourage submissions that consider the ways in which studies of modern art in the Arabian Peninsula might challenge conventional regional studies of modern Arab art or serve as a catalyst for broader disciplinary concerns with decolonizing art history.  

We welcome abstracts for proposals addressing but not limited to the topics listed. Please submit a 500-word abstract along with a brief, one-page CV by September 15, 2020. Up to three accompanying images may be included in the body of the word document (optional). Abstracts should be submitted in MS office format (any recent version). Proposals in both English and Arabic will be accepted. Send your abstract to:  

The book will be edited by Nada Shabout, Sarah Rogers and Suheyla Takesh. Accepted contributions due on June 1, 2021. All essays will undergo a double-blind, peer-review process before final acceptance. Papers will be accepted in either English or Arabic and may include up to 7 images.  

Association of Art Museum Curators Foundation

2020 Mentorship Program Applications Open June 30 

Due July 14 at 12PM ET 

Up to 10 Mentees with a required minimum of at least 3-5 years of curatorial experience in the field will be selected through a competitive application process for a career advancement experience.  The program’s goal is to advance the skills, experience and knowledge needed to succeed in a curatorial career. 

The program incorporates three main pillars: 

  • An immersive Virtual Learning Residency creating a peer to peer cohort held online; 
  • Digital engagement with a Mentor establishing one on one connections for feedback and guidance; and 
  • Attendance at the 2021 Art Curators Conference furthering expansion of the Mentee’s network (pending confirmation in early 2021 due to COVID-19). 

Past program participants and additional program details and benefits are outlined in detail here. 

All applicants must: 

  • Be art curators at nonprofit organizations in any country around the globe, with direct responsibility for works of art. In addition, independent curators and others that work a minimum of 50% of the time for/with nonprofit organizations will be considered. 
  • Have a minimum of 3-5 years of direct working curatorial experience in the field, excluding internships. 
  • Commit to all program requirements at the time of application, including all deadlines (non-negotiable), timelines, and travel. All Mentees are provided funding to accommodate travel, which will be disbursed in early 2021. 


Applications open June 30 and are due by noon ET on July 14. 

Questions/Concerns? Email

This program is made possible through the generosity of Barbara Futter, Catherine Futter, and the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation. 

Society for the History of Collecting 

The Society for the History of Collecting is pleased to announce a series of lectures that will take place online via Zoom. The inaugural lecture will be delivered by Charles Sebag Montefiore on Jewish British Art Collectors. It will take place on Thursday, July 2 at 1:30pm (EDT) (see below for further details). 

Stacey Pierson of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, will deliver a lecture Art in China/Chinese art in Europe: a comparative study of approaches to collecting in China and Europe, 1500-1900 the following week (Thursday, July 9 at 1:30pm (EDT)) 

This illustrated lecture will explore almost 250 years of Jewish collecting in Britain, from the opening of Bevis Marks Synagogue in 1701 to the start of World War II. It will explore the role of prominent individuals, such as Sampson Gideon, Ralph Bernal, Ludwig Mond, the Rothschilds, Sir Philip Sassoon and Sir Percival David. The talk will cover a wide range of works of art from Old Master paintings and drawings to Classical sculpture and bronzes, as well as silver, Delftware, Hebraica and oriental ceramics. It will conclude by seeking to answer whether or not differences of religious background have any bearing on the way that people collected. 

Charles Sebag-Montefiore is a Trustee of the National Gallery. He has served for many years as Treasurer of the Friends of the National Libraries, the National Manuscripts Conservation Trust and The Walpole Society, and is a former trustee of the Samuel Courtauld Trust and the Art Fund. He is joint author of The British as Art Collectors: From the Tudors to the Present (2012) and of A Dynasty of Dealers: John Smith and Successors 1801-1924 (2013). 

To Join the lecture Please follow the zoom instructions below 

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Meeting ID: 860 0530 2560
Password: 774341 

Renaissance Society of America

RSA 2021 Dublin 

The Renaissance Society of America warmly invites submissions for its 67th Annual Meeting, to be held in Dublin, Ireland on 7-10 April 2021. The Convention Centre Dublin will serve as the site of our conference headquarters, with sessions also held at premier cultural and scholarly institutions such as the Chester Beatty , Marsh’s Library , and the Royal Irish Academy . We are delighted to announce that the Dublin conference has been expanded to four days instead of three, to accommodate more presenters and allow plenty of time for special events and visits to the city’s museums and archives. Submissions are due 15 August 2020. For more information about RSA 2021 Dublin and details on how to submit CfPs and sessions for the conference, please click here

New Media Caucus

In response to worldwide protests mobilizing for Black Lives, the New Media Caucus, in collaboration with the Queer Caucus for Art, has created a sale of Digital Artifacts. 100% of all sales go to the Movement for Black Lives. Please visit 

The New Media Caucus recently launched the Header/Footer Gallery, a digital exhibition space curated by NMC members. Flesh Spaces, opening in July, examines the challenges that cyberfeminists in the 1990s posed against a male-dominant technoculture. Via, installations and DIY publications, these artists interjected their bodies into cyberspace to celebrate physical presence, gender, and sexuality, challenging the dominate notion of cyber as disembodied and transcendent. However, despite the group’s efforts for coalition, cyberfeminism remained predominantly white and cisgender. 30 years later, H/F Gallery’s exhibition, curated by Constanza Salazar, champions work by WOC and members of the LGBTQ+ community – work that interrogates recent issues surrounding online spaces and digital technologies. 

NMC continues to feature member spotlight on our website including a recent interview with Shawné Michaelain Holloway. A new media artist and poet, Holloway creates critical software, video installations, and real-time performances to initiate conversations about power and control. Her work re-shapes the rhetorics of technology and sexuality by critically engaging the technical language of instruction, specifically from queer feminist BDSM communities, to direct viewers to read, play, or listen their way through narratives that guide them in and out of visceral memories. Her work leverages both tech and poetic mechanisms to navigate through and/or away from abuses of power. This choreography of viewership is constructed through a decidedly black, queer, feminist discipline, forefronting agency and consent within the experience. Read KT Duffy’s interview with Holloway: 

NMC’s journal Media-N is seeking proposals for a special issue – No Template: Art and the Technicity of Race. Updated deadline for abstracts: July 31, 2020. A decade ago, Beth Coleman and Wendy Hui Kyong Chun introduced the concept of race and/as technology.* Turning to Heidegger’s notion of techne as prosthesis or skill, Coleman and Chun imagine race itself as a technology that can be leveraged, a tool for navigating systems of power. This distances race from its mythological status as biological fact, creating a critical framework that returns historical agency to the individual and helps us understand how race and ethnicity function in the visual–and technological–world. Recently, the concept has received renewed attention as the intersections between race and ethnicity and the technological have come to the fore in popular discourse, raised by issues ranging from representation in film to bias in facial recognition. Critical work by scholars such as Simone Browne and Lisa Nakamura and the Precarity Lab has also continued to interrogate the technicity of race and its relationship to other technologies, both historical and contemporary. Artistic research and practice on the subject, however, has often been either neglected or instrumentalized as illustrative of a larger debate. This special issue of Media-N responds to the urgent need to examine the state of dialogue on race and/as technology in art practice, history, and criticism. It will feature a ten years on reflection on the concept by Beth Coleman, opening discussion onto the way this framework has shaped, and has been shaped by, art of the past and present. The guest editor for this issue is Megan Driscoll. For more information and guidelines: 

*See Beth Coleman, “Race as Technology,” Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies 24, no. 1 (70) (May 1, 2009): 176-207; and Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, “Race and/as Technology, or How to Do Things to Race,” in Race After the Internet, eds. Lisa Nakamura, Peter Chow-White, and Alondra Nelson (New York: Routledge, 2012), 38-60. 


The NCHA announces that the quadrennial CIHA congress scheduled this year for Sao Paulo, Brazil, has been postponed one year until August 2021. We hope to see many of our CAA colleagues there! In addition, NCHA has elected new officers who begin their terms July 1, 2020: Paul Jaskot (President-Elect, beginning his term officially at the August 2021 CIHA), Anne Collins Goodyear (Vice President), Jesús Escobar (Treasurer), and Suzanne Blier (Secretary). Finally, NCHA is pleased to inform CAA members that the last CIHA colloquium, organized by the Japanese committee at the National Museum of Tokyo (March 2019, has published its papers which are available for download. The title of the conference was Toward the Future: Museums and Art History in East Asia. We are grateful to the Otsuka Museum of Art’s for making the publication available for free download on its Home Page at the following address : . 

Design Incubation

CFP: the 2020 Design Incubation Communication Design Awards 

Call for Nominations and Entries for the 2020 Design Incubation Communication Design Awards for Educators and Graduate Students 

2020 Jury 

  • Gail Anderson, School of Visual Arts, United States 
  • Audrey G. Bennett (Chair), University of Michigan, United States 
  • Fatima Cassim, University of Pretoria, South Africa 
  • Denise Gonzales Crisp, North Carolina State University, United States 
  • Paul Nini, Ohio State University, United States 
  • Maria Rogal, University of Florida, United States 
  • Teal Triggs, Royal College of Art, United Kingdom 

Design Incubation announces a call for nominations and entries for the 2020 awards for communication design educators and graduate students in the areas of scholarship, teaching, service. The aim of the awards program is to discover and recognize new scholarship (creative work and publications), teaching, and service in our broad and varied discipline. We hope to expand the design record, promote excellence and share knowledge within the field. 

This year, the jury also will be considering commendations for work covering the area of diversity, equity, access, and inclusion in communication design. We encourage submissions of work that relate to these areas for consideration. 


We kindly ask colleagues and mentors to identify outstanding creative work, publications, teaching, and service being done by design educators and graduate students in our field and to nominate these individuals for an award. Nominations will be accepted from April 15 to July 31, 2020. 

Entry Guidelines 

Entries will be accepted from June 1–August 31, 2020. Complete the online entry form with the following: 

  • Title: Description of project and outcomes (not to exceed 500 words) 
  • Supporting Materials (limited to 5-page medium resolution pdf of artwork; web links to websites, videos, other online resources; published documents or visual documents) 
  • Bio of applicant/s (150 words per applicant) 
  • Curriculum vitae of applicant/s 

New Initiative for the 2020 Design Incubation Awards: Graduate Student Work 

Beginning this year, Design Incubation is accepting entries in a new juried area of Graduate Student Work. The future of communication design education begins with the work of future faculty and researchers in the field of Communication Design. Recognition of graduate student work will be grouped and reviewed in the categories of scholarship, creative projects, and service. Graduate students currently enrolled in graduate design programs are invited to submit scholarship, creative projects, and service projects they completed during graduate study or up to one year after graduation.


The International Center of Medieval Art (ICMA) has been awarded a grant from the NEH CARES: Cultural Organizations funding program. These NEH grants were distributed as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, and roughly 14% of applicants were funded. A press release offers full information. The ICMA will use the award to support a Coordinator for Digital Engagement who will develop and oversee online offerings that serve the needs of scholars, instructors, museum professionals, and other enthusiasts and specialists in medieval art history at a time when we cannot gather in person. 

Due 31 August 2020: ICMA-Kress Exhibition Development Grant ( and the ICMA-Kress Research and Publication Grant ( 

Visual Resources Association News 

The VRA invites proposals for papers, sessions, special interest/user groups, and workshops for the 2021 Conference program. The VRA’s 2021 Annual Conference will be held in Chicago, IL, from Tuesday, March 23th through Friday, March 26th, 2021 at the Westin, Michigan Avenue. Hybrid (in-person and online) conference options are being explored, so please consider ways to present materials to both physical and virtual audiences.  

Presenting at the VRA Conference provides opportunities 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.  

Presentation Types: 

  • Individual Paper- 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. 
  • Session – A session is typically a 60-minute moderated panel with 3 presenters, 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. 
  • SIG/SUG- 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. 
  • Workshop- 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. 

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 at  

To Apply: 

The deadline for submissions is Monday, July 27, 2020. Program submissions received after this date will not be considered for the 2021 conference. 

Preview the Paper, Sessions, Special Interest/User Groups Submission Form. Preview the Workshop Submission Form

Submit your proposal here:

All speakers/presenters must register for the conference and may register under the Conference Speaker rate for the full conference (same as member rate) or under the one-day rate. Speakers/Presenters may apply for Travel Awards through the VRA Travel Awards Committee or through select VRA Chapters. 

Suggested topics: 

  • Challenges and Lessons Learned from Remote Work 
  • The Workplace, Institutional Transitions, Personnel Issues 
  • Copyright & IP in Education and Beyond 
  • Teaching & Research Needs, Visual Literacy 
  • Equity, Ethics, Privacy, Advocacy 
  • Metadata 
  • Best Practices and Standards (VRA Core 4, CCO, etc.) 
  • Critical Cataloging, Alt-Text, Rights Statements, Geolocation Data 
  • Crowdsourcing 
  • Managing Collections 
  • Digital Asset Management, Digital and Institutional Repositories 
  • Preservation, Planning for Collections Growth 
  • Outreach and Instruction 
  • Instruction using Materials, Special, and Digital Visual Collections 
  • Accessibility, Universal Design, Open Educational Resources, Online Exhibitions, Social Media  
  • Emerging Technologies and Applications 
  • 3D Photography Imaging and Digitization, Audio and Video Editing 
  • Coding, GIS, IIF, Omeka S, Story Maps 
  • Digital Humanities/Scholarship Tools, Projects, Research Processes 

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 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. 


SECAC 2020. Following a survey of members and a subsequent affirmative vote of the full Board, SECAC 2020 will be moving online, hosted by Virginia Commonwealth University with Carly Phinizy, Assistant Chair and Assistant Professor of Art History, as Conference Director. To volunteer to assist in this endeavor and to thank the VCU team for the immense work that they have done so far – and that lies ahead – in order to sustain professional development opportunities for so many members this year, Carly can be reached at   

Equity and Inclusion. The recent killings of countless unarmed Black people have brought renewed attention to systemic racial inequity in the United States. With support from the Executive Committee, members of the Board are conducting a review of SECAC practices from the perspective of racial justice, equity, and inclusion. The intent is to gain an empirical view of SECAC’s record as a baseline for identifying areas for improvement and an action plan, which will be developed collaboratively with our members. As a preliminary step, SECAC will waive institutional membership dues for HBCUs. 

SECAC Member Opportunities Deadline: August 31, 2020 

  • Submission for the William R. Levin Awards for Research in the History of Art (minimum amount of $5000 each). 
  • Submission for the SECAC Artist’s Fellowship ($5000) and Artist’s Fellowship Honorable Mention ($1000). 
  • Nominations for the SECAC Awards. 
  • Outstanding Artistic Achievement 
  • Outstanding Professional Achievement in Graphic Design 
  • Outstanding Exhibition and Catalogue of Contemporary Materials 
  • Outstanding Exhibition and Catalogue of Historical Materials 
  • Excellence in Teaching 
  • Excellence in Scholarly Research and Publication 
  • Nominations for SECAC Board seats in Georgia, Virginia, South Carolina, West Virginia, and At-Large #2. Submit nominations, with nominee’s CV, to

Please consider nominating colleagues and peers for SECAC Awards and Board Seats, particularly those individuals who have been underrepresented historically. 

Association of Print Scholars

The Association of Print Scholars (APS) has awarded the 2020 Schulman and Bullard Article Prize to Dr. Elizabeth Savage, Senior Lecturer in Book History and Communications, Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London. Now in its sixth year, the award is given to an article published by an early-career scholar that features compelling and innovative research on prints or printmaking. Dr. Savage’s article, “Identifying Hans Baldung Grien’s Colour Printer, c. 1511-12” was published in Burlington Magazine, Volume 161 (October 2019): 830-839.  

Additionally, Honorable Mentions have been awarded to Tomasz Grusiecki, Assistant Professor of Art History, Department of Art, Design & Visual Studies, Boise State University, and Erin Sullivan Maynes, Assistant Curator, Rifkind Center for German Expressionist Studies, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, for their articles, “Michal Boym, the Sum Xu, and the Reappearing Image” in Journal of Early Modern History, Volume 23, issue 2-3 (May 2019): 296-324 and “Making Money: Notgelt and the Material Experience of Inflation in Weimar Germany” in Art History, volume 42, number 4 (September 2019): 678-701, respectively. APS is now accepting submissions until January 31, 2021 for the 2021 Schulman and Bullard Article Prize, which carries a $2,000 prize and is generously sponsored by Susan Schulman and Carolyn Bullard, both private print dealers. Further submission information can be found on the APS website.  

The Association of Print Scholars is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a major grant in the amount of $120,000 from the Getty Foundation to fund a series of two hands-on intensive printmaking workshops for emerging scholars and curators in the field. The grant is funded through The Paper Project, an initiative focused on training and professional development for early- to mid-career curators of prints and drawings. This grant will go toward two intensive four- and five-day long workshops in 2021 and 2022, respectively, that will invite participants to learn about a specific technical area from talented printmakers, master printers, and curators from around the country. The first workshop is dedicated to intaglio techniques (etching, engraving, and drypoint) and will be hosted at the esteemed Highpoint Center for Printmaking and the Minneapolis Institute of Art in Minneapolis, Minnesota from June 21-26, 2021. The second workshop, dedicated to lithography and monotype, will be hosted at the renowned Tamarind Institute and the University of New Mexico Art Museum in Albuquerque, and 10 Grand Press in Santa Fe, New Mexico in May 2022. A formal call for applications for the first workshop will be sent out in Fall 2020. 

Women’s Caucus for Art

Board members of the Women’s Caucus for Art gathered in early June via videoconference. Their work included welcoming Laura Morrison as incoming President of the WCA. Past President Margo Hobbs is now in the process of forming an Art Writers Committee as part of the WCA. Anyone interested in joining should contact Margo at

Association for Latin American Art (ALAA)

ALAA COVID Relief Fund 

The Association for Latin American Art (ALAA) is pleased to announce that over the course of this summer we will be launching an emergency relief grant program in support of our colleagues who are suffering financial hardships as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. There is no doubt that the current public health crisis has rippled and negatively impacted those of us working in museums and higher education. Many of our colleagues are facing furloughs, non-renewed/terminated contracts, decreased pay, or the dire consequences of hiring freezes. 

ALAA plans to offer micro-grants of up to $500 to contingent professionals, graduate students, and independent scholars of Latin American and/or Latinx art who are most vulnerable to economic precarity. 

Given our organization’s very modest budget, we will need to finance this program through voluntary donations. For more information please visit our website: Also, you can direct any inquiries to our Secretary-Treasurer, Lesley Wolff at 


The next IAWIS conference in Luxembourg, due to take place in early July has been postponed due to the corona virus pandemic. 

The conference will now take place from the 12th to the 16th of July 2021. 

Here is the link to the new website 

Catalogue Raisonné Scholars Association (CRSA)

CRSA is embarking on a new initiative to strengthen its connections with other Affiliated Societies. We hope to increase the visibility and value of catalogues raisonnés to educators, art historians, and artists by engaging in conversations with our CAA colleagues about how  catalogues raisonnés can respond and contribute to evolving methodologies of art history research and analysis that can be applied to broad cultural studies as well as monographic subjects. We look forward to reaching out directly to our fellow Affiliated Societies–and welcome inquiries–as we work to develop future programs that encourage greater exchange among our membership and the larger CAA community. 

The CRSA website is also hosting a new online feature that offers reflections from the community of scholars on the inevitable gaps in documentation faced within the field of art research as well as the common experience of pause during the pandemic: “The Catalogue Raisonné and the Ellipsis”

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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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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)