We invite proposals for papers exploring the role of women as artists, patrons and collectors in the medieval and early modern periods, broadly defined (c.400–1700).
This session aims at exploring a fundamental issue: female authority through the lens of visual/material culture. It involves prominently the Virgin Mary – as well as figures of female authority in the medieval world – because in the late decades of the 20th century, feminist thinkers pointed at the ‘negative model’ offered by the Virgin Mary since for centuries she had been branded by the Catholic Church as a role model for modesty, submission and virginity.
London, The Courtauld Institute of Art and King’s College London Deadline: May 1, 2017 Association for Art History Annual Conference 2018, Call for Sessions ‘LOOK OUT!’ is the theme of the Association for Art History’s Annual Conference , co-hosted by the Courtauld Institute of Art and King’s College London, from April 5 – April 7 2018. • Continue reading “CFP: Association for Art History Annual Conference 2018 (London, 5-7 Apr 2018), deadline 1 May 2017”