CFP: The 31st Annual Boston University Graduate Symposium on the History of Art & Architecture
Submissions Due:          December 10, 2014
Symposium Dates:         February 27 – 28, 2015
Creative Conflict
Conflict generates and transforms many works of art and architecture, both inspiring their creation and shaping their legacies. The 31st Annual Boston University Graduate Student Symposium on the History of Art & Architecture invites submissions that explore visual and material manifestations of discord among individuals, groups, nations, or ideologies.
Possible subjects include, but are not limited to, the following: works directly addressing disagreement, violence, and war; political posturing and persuasion; ideological dissent and inner turmoil; protective structures and objects such as armor, weaponry, and fortifications; and works subsequently impacted by conflict, including looting, vandalism, iconoclasm, wartime destruction and pillaging, accidental damage in times of riot or unrest, and disputes over the ownership and display of works of art.
We welcome submissions from graduate students at all stages of their studies, working in any area or discipline.
A paper title, an abstract (300 words) and a CV should be sent to the Symposium Coordinator, Sarah Parrish. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, December 10, 2014.
Papers should be 20 minutes in length and selected speakers will be notified before January 1st. The Symposium will be held Friday, February 27 – Saturday, February 28, 2015, with a keynote lecture by Dr. Richard M. Leventhal, Executive Director of the Penn Cultural Heritage Center, at the Boston University Art Gallery at the Stone Gallery on Friday evening and graduate presentations on Saturday in the Riley Seminar Room of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
This event is generously sponsored by The Boston University Center for the Humanities; the Boston University Department of History of Art & Architecture; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Boston University Graduate Student History of Art & Architecture Association; and the Boston University Art Gallery at the Stone Gallery.
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