The Graduate Student Symposium


Creative Conflict

The 31st Annual Boston University Graduate Symposium on the History of Art & Architecture

February 27-28, 2015

Graduate students from BU’s Department of History of Art & Architecture organize one of the longest running Graduate Student Symposiums in the country. From a call for papers, presentations are juried and selected graduate students come together to share their recent research one weekend in March.  Please see below for this year’s theme and CFP. A downloadable PDF version of the CFP is available here.


 

Call for Papers:
The 31st Annual Graduate Student Symposium on the History of Art & Architecture, 2015.


Submissions Due:    November 22, 2014  December 10, 2014—DEADLINE EXTENDED!
Symposium Dates:   February 27 –28, 2015

Creative Conflict

Conflict generates and transforms many works of art and architecture, both inspiring their creation and shaping their legacies. The 31st Annual Boston University Graduate Student Symposium on the History of Art & Architecture invites submissions that explore visual and material manifestations of discord among individuals, groups, nations, or ideologies.

 

Possible subjects include, but are not limited to, the following: works directly addressing disagreement, violence, and war; political posturing and persuasion; ideological dissent and inner turmoil; protective structures and objects such as armor, weaponry, and fortifications; and works subsequently impacted by conflict, including looting, vandalism, iconoclasm, wartime destruction and pillaging, accidental damage in times of riot or unrest, and disputes over the ownership and display of works of art.

 

We welcome submissions from graduate students at all stages of their studies, working in any area or discipline.

 

A paper title, an abstract (300 words) and a CV should be sent to the Symposium Coordinator, Sarah Parrish, at bugraduatesymposiumhaa@gmail.com. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, December 10, 2014.

 

Papers should be 20 minutes in length and selected speakers will be notified before January 1st. The Symposium will be held Friday, February 27 – Saturday, February 28, 2015, with a keynote lecture by Dr. Richard M. Leventhal, Executive Director of the Penn Cultural Heritage Center, at the Boston University Art Gallery at the Stone Gallery on Friday evening 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.

 

For more information or should you have any questions, please contact Sarah Parrish, 2014/2015 Symposium Coordinator, Boston University Department of History of Art & Architecture, at bugraduatesymposiumhaa@gmail.com.

 

* Please note * Information regarding previous symposia—including the dates, theme, keynote, speakers, schedule, and locations—is provided for reference in the Symposium Archive.  Information on this year’s Symposium, including keynote speaker and selected participants, will be posted when available.