The Council of Graduate Art Historians at Arizona State University will host its 13th annual Art History Graduate Symposium “Displacement: Art Through the Lens of Borders and Exchange” on Saturday, April 6, 2019.
“As both a material and conceptualizing space, the border is a locus that maps power relations and control; it is a place of conflict and transgression and a site of anxiety.”
– Judith Rugg, artist and art theorist, in her book Exploring Site-Specific Art.
CoGAH intends to address and investigate these anxieties through our interdisciplinary symposium exploring concepts of borders and exchange within visual and material culture. Submissions to the symposium should consider movement, migration, relocation/dislocation, memory, syncretism, hybridity, and/or any other subject related to borders and exchange within material and visual culture. We will accept papers that consider: real or imagined, implied or disputed, historical or apocryphal, the liminal and transliminal borders and spaces, and their circulations.
CoGAH invites graduate students from all disciplines to submit. We encourage submissions from any period, media, or discipline associated with the aforementioned topics related to borders and exchange through a lens of material and visual culture.
Abstracts should be no more than 350 words for presentations up to twenty minutes in duration. Please include a CV and submit your materials to cogahASU@gmail.com by 15 December, 2018.
Announcement for keynote speaker is forthcoming.
Presenters will be notified by January 15, 2019.
The symposium will be held on Arizona State University’s campus.