Category Archives: Call for Session Proposals

CFP: BAA Post-Graduate Conference, Saturday 23rd November 2019 (Deadline: 6th May 2019)

The BAA invites proposals by postgraduates and early career researchers in the field of medieval history of art, architecture, and archaeology.

Papers can be on any aspect of the medieval period, from antiquity to the later Middle Ages, across all geographical regions.

The BAA postgraduate conference offers an opportunity for postgraduate students and early career researchers at all levels from universities across the UK and abroad to present and discuss their research, and exchange ideas.

Proposals of around 250 words for a 20-minute paper, along with a CV, should be sent by 6th May 2019 to


BAA call for papers

CFP: NUME Research Group on Latin Middle Ages Florence, Italy (June 3-4, 2019)

1. NUME, Research Group on Latin Middle Ages, organizes the V Cycle of Medieval Studies, June 2019.

2. The goal is to offer a broad overview of the current situation of Italian and international medievalist studies. Issues which are related to many different aspects of the medieval period (V-XV century) can be addressed: history, philosophy, politics, literature, art, archeology, material culture, new technologies applied to medieval studies and so on;

2.1 Contributions with two or more speakers are accepted;
2.2 Contributions already structured in panels and leaded by 1 coordinator are accepted;
2.3 All contributions will be structured in specific panels.

3. The conference will be held from 3rd to 4th June 2019 at the ex Convento Il Fuligno, Florence, via Faenza 48n.

4. Participation proposals must have abstract format, written on a single pdf file in english, not exceeding 300 words. Furthermore, 5 keywords identifying the topic will have to be reported in the same file. Proposals must be accompanied by a short CV (no more than 1000 words), and sent by October 1st, 2018 to the e-mail address:

4.1 In the case of panels, the proposal must include a general title with a general presentation not exceeding 300 words, followed by abstracts of all the interventions (presented as in point 4.)

5. Proposals will be evaluated by the Review Board on the basis of quality, interest and originality. The judgment of the Commission will be unquestionable.

6. The Commission will notify the convocation for the speakers considered suitable by November 15th, 2018. The previous membership of the NUME Association does not necessarily imply the convocation.

7. The selected speakers will be asked to prepare an oral intervention, accompanied by any images or videos, not exceeding 15 minutes (+5’ discussion time). Contextually, they will be asked to send a paper of their contribution for the Conference Proceedings by February 1st, 2019.

8. The selected speakers will be required a registration fee as follows:

– NUME members (enrolled before June 29th, 2018): 80 EURO each
– Other speakers: 100 EURO (+20 EURO of membership) each

The participation will entitle to 1 free copy of the Conference Proceedings.

9. The Conference program will be published by April 30th, 2019.

10. The deadlines set out in this call must be strictly observed, otherwise the contribution will be excluded from the call.

CFP: Re-defining the Monster

poster_monster_01.jpgCall for Papers for Special Session at the

International Congress on Medieval Studies (ICMS 2019)

May 9 to 12, 2019

Western Michigan University

The proposed session will discuss and debate on the various definitions of the concept of the “monster.” Defining the monster is a challenge. Monsters and monstrosity-related aspects have been topics of academic research either connected to identity or cross-cultural encounters, explored as ‘others’ in the context of voyages (real-imagined), as heritage from Antiquity, as races reflected in travellers’ reports inserted into Western art, philosophy, and theology.

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CFP: Visualizing Women in the Apocrypha


Call for Papers for Special Session at the

International Congress on Medieval Studies (ICMS 2019)

May 9 to 12, 2019

Western Michigan University

The proposed session is devoted to the construction and visualization of women as reflected in apocryphal sources with the aim of bringing into attention this generally neglected topic/sources which seem to be underrepresented. The existent literature, in the general field of apocrypha, indicates that there is space for debate on issues connected to gender in these sources.

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2018 AAANZ: Aesthetics, Politics & Histories (Melbourne, 5-8 Dec 18)

School of Art, RMIT University, Melbourne, December 5 – 08, 2018
Deadline: Jun 25, 2018
Panel Proposals for Aesthetics, Politics & Histories: The Social Context of Art
The Art Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference 2018 (AAANZ)
Convenors: Professor Daniel Palmer and Dr Marnie Badham, Vice Chancellors post Doc Research Fellow at RMIT University

The conference will open critical dialogue on the histories of art by examining the social contexts of aesthetics and politics. Bringing together art historians, theorists, curators, critics, and artists from across the region, we will offer a four-day program of panels and papers, publication prizes, masterclasses and a parallel artistic program to be announced soon!
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CFP: ‘Peaks-Passages-Ponti’, Deutscher Verein für Kunstwissenschaft (deadline 1 June 2018)

5. Forum Medieval Art: Peaks-Passages-Ponti

The fifth Forum Medieval Art will take place in Bern on 18th-21st September 2019. Bern – looking out to peaks Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau, situated at the border to the Romandy, and having a long-standing tradition in bridge-building – embodies certain notions of translations, entanglements, and interactions. The conference will highlight such themes, focusing on forms and means of exchange, infrastructure, political and religious relationships, and the concrete reflections of these connections through objects. Methodological challenges will also be paramount, such as questioning how to write a history of encounters between artists, artworks, materials, and traditions.

Many mountain regions, and especially the Alps, have a long history as sites of transfers and interferences. Today, mountains and glaciers are the locations revealing most rapidly the consequences of climate change. They raise our awareness of similar changes in the past. Mountain regions were and are traversed by several ecological networks, connecting cities, regions, and countries, as well as different cultures, languages, and artistic traditions. Mountains, with their difficult passages and bridges, structured the ways through which materials and people were in touch. Bridges were strategic targets in conduct of war, evidence of applied knowledge, expression of civic representation, and custom points—both blockades and gates to the world.

Peaks in the historiography of Art History mark moments of radical change within artistic developments, the pinnacles of artistic careers, and high moments in the encounters of different traditions. Since the unfinished project of Walter Benjamin, who obtained his PhD in Bern, the passage has also been introduced as a figure of thought in historiography. The passage describes historical layers as spatial constellations, in which works of art, everyday culture, religious ideas, definitions of periods and theories of history encounter.

Please send your submission until June 1, 2018, to

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German call for papers:

In Bern – mit Blick auf Eiger, Mönch und Jungfrau, als Passage zur Westschweiz und mit einer langen Tradition im Brückenbau – wird das fünfte Forum Kunst des Mittelalters die Schnittstellen, Transfer-, Entanglement- und Überlagerungsprozesse selbst ins Zentrum stellen. Es thematisiert die Formen und Wege des Austauschs, die Infrastruktur, die Verbindungen der politischen und religiösen Kontexte, die konkreten Reflexionen dieser Beziehungen in den Objekten und die methodische Herausforderung, die Geschichte von Begegnungen von Künstlern, Werken, Materialien und Traditionen zu schreiben.

Viele Gebirgsregionen, und insbesondere der Alpenraum, haben als Transfer- und Überlagerungsraum eine lange Geschichte. Zugleich sind Berge und Gletscher in der Gegenwart Orte, an denen die Folgen von Klimaveränderungen besonders rasch sichtbar werden. Sie sensibilisieren daher auch für ähnliche Veränderungsphänomene vergangener Zeitschichten. Bergregionen waren und sind durchzogen von verschiedenen Netzwerken, in denen herausfordernde Passagen, oft mit Pässen und Brücken, Städte, Regionen, Länder, und damit verschiedene Kulturen, Sprachen und ihre künstlerischen Traditionen verbanden. Sie strukturierten die Wege, über die Materialien, Menschen, Regionen miteinander im Austausch standen. Brücken waren strategische Ziele in der Kriegsführung, Zeugnis angewendeten Wissens, Ausdruck städtischer Repräsentation, Zollstellen, und Tore zur Welt.

Gipfel markieren in der Kunsthistoriographie Momente des Umbruchs einer längeren Entwicklung, Höhepunkte in künstlerischen Karrieren und zentrale Momente in der Begegnung von verschiedenen Traditionen. Seit dem unvollendetem Projekt Walter Benjamins, der in Bern promoviert wurde, ist die Passage auch als Figur der Geschichtsschreibung eingeführt, die historische Schichten von Räumen als Konstellation begreift, an der sich Kunstwerke, Alltagskultur, religiöse Vorstellungen, Definitionen von Epochen und Geschichtstheorie begegnen.

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French call for papers:

5. Forum Medieval Art

Face aux sommets de l’Eiger, du Mönch et de la Jungfrau, représentant un lieu de passage entre Suisse allemande et romande et héritière d’une longue tradition de la construction de ponts la ville de Berne va accueillir le cinquième “Forum d’art médiéval” pour discuter les processus de transfert, d’échange et d’interférences culturels au Moyen Âge. Il abordera les problématiques des formes et voies d’échange, de l’infrastructure, des liens politiques et religieux qui sont reflétés dans les œuvres et lancera le défi méthodologique d’écrire une nouvelle histoire de l’art comme histoire des rencontres entre les hommes, les œuvres, les matériaux et les traditions.

Beaucoup de régions montagnardes, et notamment l’arc alpin, ont une longue tradition d’espaces d’échange et de transfert. En même temps, les montagnes et les glaciers représentent des lieux où le changement climatique se manifeste très vite. Ils sensibilisent à l’étude de changements comparables qui eurent lieu dans le passé. Les montagnes sont depuis toujours traversées d’un réseau de chemins et de routes intégrant des passages difficiles, souvent par des cols et des ponts. Ce réseau établit le lien entre villes, régions et pays, mettant en relation les diverses cultures avec leurs langues et leurs pratiques artistiques différentes. Les régions montagnardes comprennent les voies de transport et d’échange de matériaux et d’hommes entre régions. Les ponts devinrent souvent la cible pendant les guerres, représentaient une démonstration du savoir-faire et symbolisaient la barrière douanière tout comme la porte qui s’ouvre au monde.

Dans l’historiographie de l’histoire de l’art ce sont les apogées qui désignent un changement profond dans une évolution en cours, un sommet d’une carrière d’artiste ou un moment crucial d’une rencontre entre traditions différentes. Depuis le projet inachevé de Walter Benjamin, qui a soutenu sa thèse à l’université de Berne, le terme de “passage” fait partie de la pensée d’historiens qui cherchent à comprendre les stratifications historiques d’un espace comme des lieux de rencontre entre objets d’art, culture du quotidien, idées religieuses, définitions d’époques et théories d’histoire.

Les propositions de séance sont à soumettre jusqu’au 1er juin 2018 par
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Call for Sessions: Mary Jaharis Center Sponsored Panel, 44th Annual Byzantine Studies Conference

mjc-logo-lrgAs part of its ongoing commitment to Byzantine studies, the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture seeks proposals for a Mary Jaharis Center sponsored session at the 44th Annual Byzantine Studies Conference to be held in San Antonio, TX, October 4–7, 2018. We invite session proposals on any topic relevant to Byzantine studies.

Session proposals must be submitted through the Mary Jaharis Center website ( The deadline for submission is February 5, 2018. Proposals should include:
—Proposed session title
—CV of session organizer
—300-word session summary, which includes a summary of the overall topic, the format for the panel (such as a debate, papers followed by a discussion, or a traditional session of papers), and the reasons for covering the topic as a prearranged, whole session
—Session chair and academic affiliation. Please note: Session chairs cannot present a paper in the session.
—Information about the four papers to be presented in the session. For each paper: name of presenter and academic affiliation, proposed paper title, and 500-word abstract. Please note: Presenters must be members of BSANA in good standing.
Session organizers may present a paper in the session or chair the session. If a co-organzier is proposed for the session, the co-organizer must also give a paper in the session or chair the session.
Applicants will be notified by February 9, 2018. The organizer of the selected session is responsible for submitting the session to the BSC by February 15, 2018. Instructions for submitting the panel proposal are included in the BSC Call for Papers (
If the proposed session is approved, the Mary Jaharis Center will reimburse session participants (presenters and chair, if the proposed chair is selected by the BSC program committee) up to $600 maximum for North American residents and up to $1200 maximum for those coming from abroad. Funding is through reimbursement only (check issued in US dollars or wire transfer); advance funding cannot be provided. Eligible expenses include conference registration, transportation, and food and lodging. Receipts are required for reimbursement.
Please contact Brandie Ratliff (, Director, Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture with any questions.

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