Is it time for a new history of women and art in Canada? If so, what might such a history, or set of histories, look like? With four decades of scholarship to draw on, women’’s art history is well established as a critical approach that has broadened the range of issues, objects and practitioners open to art historical consideration. In Canada, research into this expanded field has produced both narrative overviews and analytic case studies. What are the strengths of this scholarship, and what remains to be achieved? What challenges are raised by the task of integrating existing knowledge into a broader synthetic framework, and what solutions can we imagine? Which stories are still to be told? What gaps and omissions would frame such a history from its margins?
We invite proposals for 20 minute papers that address any aspect of a new history of women and art in Canada. These may range from historically geared analyses of the artworks and artists that such a history could include, to methodologically oriented discussions of its theoretical, organizational or technological horizons. Proposals from academics, curators, librarians, archivists and artists are all welcome.
Please email a 150-word abstract and 2-page c.v. to email@example.com by 1 OCTOBER 2011. Graduate students should also forward a letter of support from their supervisors.
Abstract Submission: firstname.lastname@example.org
Inquiries: Dr. Kristina Huneault, Concordia University,514-848-2424, ext. 4697, email@example.com Visit the website at http://cwahi.concordia.ca/
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