Boston, MA, March 24 – 25, 2017
Deadline: Dec 2, 2016
The 33rd Annual Boston University Graduate Symposium in the History of
Art and Architecture
Trashed: Rejection and Recovery in the History of Art and Architecture
EXTENDED DEADLINE: December 2, 2016
What happens to the ideas and materials that end up in the scrap bin of
history? While some projects are laid to waste, others are repurposed
or reimagined. The 33rd Annual Boston University Graduate Symposium in
the History of Art and Architecture invites submissions that explore
themes of dispensability and resourcefulness.
Possible subjects include, but are not limited to, the following:
spolia; creative use of recycled materials; deletions and deaccessioned
objects; abandoned or reclaimed architectural spaces; drafts, drawings,
or models for unrealized works; and the impact of unfavorable
reception, as dictated by time, place, or audience.
We welcome submissions from graduate students at all stages of their
studies, working in any area or discipline.
Papers must be original and previously unpublished. Please send an
abstract (300 words or less), a paper title, and a CV to
firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submissions is
Friday, December 2, 2016. Selected speakers will be notified before
January 1, 2017, and are expected to accept or decline the offer within
a week of notification. Papers should be 20 minutes in length and will
be followed by a question and answer session.
The Symposium will be held Friday, March 24 – Saturday, March 25, 2017,
with a keynote lecture by Dr. Joanna Grabski, John and Christine Warner
Professor and Chair of Art History and Visual Culture at Denison
University, on Friday evening at the Boston University Art Gallery 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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