39th Annual Association of Art History (AAH) Conference & Bookfair 2013

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  • The 39th Annual AAH Conference & Bookfair will be held at the University of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom, 11 - 13 April 2013.

    AAH2013 will represent the interests of an expansive art-historical community by covering all branches of its discipline/s and the range of its visual cultures. Academic sessions will reflect a broad chronological range, as well as a wide geographical one. We will address topics of methodological, historiographical, and interdisciplinary interest as well as ones that open up debates about the future of the discipline/s.

    Keynote Speakers

    • Adrian Forty, Professor of Architectural History, The Bartlett, University College London
    • Okwui Enwezor, Curator and Director of Haus der Kunst, Munich

    AAH2013 will take place over three days at the historic University of Reading, Berkshire. Follow the links below for more information about this forthcoming event.

    Call for Papers

    Call for Papers - if you would like to propose a paper for one of the sessions listed below please follow the proposal guidelines outlined on the paper proposal form. Paper proposal deadline: 12 November 2012.

    1. Celestial Bodies and their Orbit in Art
      Maria Athanasekou (Art Historian), Anne Lawrence-Mathers (University of Reading), Evgenia Zouzoula (Archaeologist)

    2. (In)formal networks and the professionalisation of art and design history: Conversations with art and design historians
      Liz Bruchet (Voices in Art History), Joanne Gooding (Design History Society)

    3. Form and Content: Considering the conflict between patronage and imagination in sculpture 1850-1945
      Nicola Capon (University of Reading)

    4. Painted Gladiatrices: Women, art and the 18th-Century social arena
      Heather Carroll, Lauren Puzier (Sotheby's)

    5. Landscape and Economy
      Kevin Chua (Texas Tech University), Ross Barrett (University of North Carolina)

    6. Henry Moore: Sculptural process and public identity reconsidered
      Alice Correia (Tate), Robert Sutton (University of York/Tate)

    7. Medieval Remediations: Aesthetic, ideology, and praxis
      Sonja Drimmer (British Library)

    8. Design Objects and the Museum
      Liz Farrelly (University of Brighton and Design Museum), Joanna Weddell (University of Brighton and V&A)

    9. Poster Session
      Susan Grange (Independent), Lawrence Buttigieg (Independent)

    10. The Art History of the Animal
      Alastair Harden (University of Reading)

    11. Ceremonial and the City
      Caroline Arscott (Courtauld Institute of Art), Pat Hardy (Museum of London)

    12. Horace Vernet (1789-1863) and the Thresholds of 19th-Century Visual Culture
      Daniel Harkett (Rhode Island School of Design), Katie Hornstein (Dartmouth College)

    13. Rhythm in Art and Life
      Michelle Ying-Ling Huang (Hong Kong Baptist University), Charlotte de Mille (Courtauld Institute of Art)

    14. 'Action Painting': The theatrical and the dramatic in narrative art
      Mark Ledbury (University of Sydney), Andrei Pop (University of Basel)

    15. Shut your Eyes! Iconophobia in the modern era
      Sarah Lippert (University of Michigan-Flint)

    16. The Permanence of the Transient: Precariousness in art
      Camila Maroja (Duke University), Caroline Menezes (University of the Arts - UAL)

    17. The Knowing Gaze: The shifting role of the connoisseur and connoisseurship in art and its histories
      Jordan Mearns (University of Edinburgh Jordan), Tom Denman (University of Reading)

    1. Into the Light: The changing significance of light in art, design and architecture
      Melissa Miles (Monash University)

    2. The Imaginary Drinker: Bodies and beverages in art and society
      Frédérique Desbuissons (Institut national d'histoire de l'art), Edward Payne (Courtauld Institute of Art)

    3. London's Commercial Art Market: Art on sale and display from 1920 to now
      Jennifer Powell, Tate Britain

    4. Thinking and Rethinking Exhibition Histories
      Lucy Steeds (University of the Arts), Antony Hudek (University College London)

    5. From Utopian Teleologies to Sporadic Historiographies: 'Interfaces' of art and cybernetics
      Maia Toteva (Montana State University), Jennifer Way (University of North Texas)

    6. Twitchers: Birds and art
      Tracey Warr (Oxford Brookes University), Paul Kilsby (Oxford Brookes University), Clair Chinnery (Oxford Brookes University)

    7. The Great War and Modern Architecture - 100 years on
      Volker M. Welter (University of California at Santa Barbara), Iain Boyd Whyte (University of Edinburgh)

    8. Transnational Flows in European Fine Art Education 1900-2000
      Marta Edling (Uppsala University), Maria Görts (Dalarna University), Hester Westley (Tate Research), Beth Williamson (Tate Research)

    9. Photography and the Histories of Sculpture: What role has photography played in forming sculpture's place in art history?
      Lisa Le Feuvre (Henry Moore Institute), Jon Wood (Henry Moore Institute)

    10. Image, Identity and Institutions: The male artist in 19th-century Britain
      Colin Cruise (Aberystwyth University), Amelia Yeates (Liverpool Hope University)

    11. Student Session: Collaboration
      Sibyl Fisher (University of Leeds)

    12. Visualising Architecture: Fictive buildings c.1300 - c.1750
      Amanda Lillie (University of York)

    13. Pagan Gods and Mythology in Medieval Sculpture
      Sadie Pickup (Christie's Education)

    14. Sculpture and the Sea: Figureheads and ship sculpture
      Alison Yarrington (University of Hull), Douglas Hamilton (University of Hull and Maritime Historical Studies Centre), Julia Kelly (University of Hull)

    15. Museums & Exhibitions Session: Curating the Book: Exhibiting books, archives and manuscripts
      Layla Bloom (Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, University of Leeds),
      Ben Thomas (University of Kent)

    16. Art Works!
      Jo Anna Isaak (Fordham University)

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