The AHAA will host its first-ever independent symposium on American art, "Current Research in American Art," October 8-9, 2010 (Friday-Saturday, 8:30am-5:30pm) at St. Francis College in Brooklyn.
AHAA chose this location for two reasons; New York was one of the top city vote-getters in a recent member survey and Assistant Professor Jennifer Wingate petitioned her Dean for financial support, and he agreed! There will be no registration fee to attend, but participants must be AHAA members. Online registration begins in mid-August. Becoming an AHAA member is EASY. Please go to the Membership tab and click Join AHAA.
The steering committee of fourteen people concurs with membership on the format of one session at a time, each 1 1/2 hours long. There will be 8 sessions, each featuring 3-4 speakers at 15-20 minutes, with a seasoned respondent whom the committee will select. We voted on these subjects, some defined by time period and others by genre, based on responses to the member survey we conducted a couple of months ago. These are the broad topics:
20th c. to 1970
Photography and Other Multiples (including film, prints, etc.)
CALL FOR PAPERS
Please send a proposal (no more than 1 page) to the Co-Chairs of the session of your choice (see below). Also attach a cover letter of interest, stating AHAA membership status, and your C.V. Please remember that this event concerns art made before 1970.
The proposal deadline is June 23, 2010. Session Co-Chairs will notify applicants of their decision by July 1, 2010. Polished abstracts, which will posted on the AHAA website, are due by Aug. 1, 2010 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Finished papers are due to Co-Chairs by Sept. 15, 2010, so respondents will have time to reflect on them.
No one may serve in more than one capacity in the symposium. You are welcome to submit proposals to more than one session, but MUST inform all Co-Chairs of multiple submissions so that they can be in touch with each other about their selection.
At this event, everyone will have a chance to share information about their current research in small groups during a boxed lunch on Sat., Oct. 9, 2010 and also at receptions—one at the Brooklyn Historical Society in the evening on Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, and one at the Brooklyn Museum, where Sat. afternoon sessions will be held. We’ll also have a wine and cheese party at St. Francis College on Sat. evening.
Robert Sheardy, Jr., Professor Emeritus, Kendall College of Art and Design and Jason Weems, Asst. Prof., UC, Riverside
RobertSheardy@ferris.edu and email@example.com
Respondent: Pat Hills, Professor, Boston University
William Keyse Rudolph, Curator of American Art, Worcester Art Museum
Adrienne Baxter Bell, Asst. Prof., Marymount Manhattan College and Barbaranne Liakos, Curatorial Research Asst., Smithsonian American Art Museum
firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
20th c. to 1970
Thomas Williams, Lecturer, School of Visual Arts in New York and Maia Toteva, Ph.D. candidate, U of Texas-Austin
firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Respondent: Katherine Manthorne
David Dearinger, Curator of Paintings and Sculpture, Boston Athenaeum and Sharon Grimes, Asst. Prof., and Director of the Richard W. Bock Sculpture Museum, Greenville College
firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Camara Dia Holloway, Asst. Prof., U of Delaware and Evie Terrono, Assoc. Prof., Randolph-Macon College firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Respondent: Jo-Ann Morgan, Assoc. Prof., Western Illinois U
Photography and Other Multiples
Deborah Frizzell, Adjunct Asst. Prof., William Patterson U and Sarah Kate Gillespie, Asst. Prof., York College, CUNY
firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Respondent: Melanie Herzog, Prof., Edgewood College
Erika Doss, Prof., U of Notre Dame, firstname.lastname@example.org
Respondent: Brooke Anderson, Curator and Director, The Contemporary Center, American Folk Art Museum
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