The Role and Practice of Artists in Society

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Art History Society of California State University Los Angeles
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The Art History Society of CSU Los Angeles is seeking submissions for "The Role and Practice of Artists in Society" Graduate Student Symposium which will be held on January 22, 2011. We welcome papers exploring the character, function, and status of artists within various civilizations from any period or epoch. Our goal is to investigate the position, training procedures, and general attitudes toward artists from a variety of civilizations and cultures in order to learn more about the different roles and practices of artists in diverse cultures.

The symposium will feature a keynote address by Dr. Peter Lukehart who will speak on the topic "Why Academies?: The Organization and Training of Artists Across Time and Cultures." It is our intention to publish the symposium talks in a collection of essays.

Please send a CV and an abstract of no more than 300 words for a twenty-minute paper by November 20, 2010 via e-mail to: