Call for Papers "Interdisciplinary Arts: Retrospectives and Future Visions" March 21-22, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
School of Interdisciplinary Arts, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio USA

In celebration of its 50th Anniversary, the Ohio University School of Interdisciplinary will hold an international conference on the past, present, and future of interdisciplinary arts. Interdisciplinarity is based on the deep affinity of all branches of knowledge and provides a site for exploring this affinity. In the dynamic current world, as the boundaries between the arts become increasingly permeable, scholars recognize the methodological importance of multidisciplinary scholarship to facilitate our historical and critical understanding of the arts. This conference seeks to bring together and encourage a dialogue among scholars, artists, and graduate students from various academic disciplines and creative venues in order to examine the nature of interdisciplinary arts.

Topics for consideration:
- Defining interdisciplinary arts
- The historiography of interdisciplinary arts
- Theoretical and critical framing of interdisciplinarity in the arts
- Object-oriented approaches
- Practitioners of interdisciplinary arts
- Cross-cultural perspectives
- Pedagogy and interdisciplinarity
(papers/presentations that do not fall within these areas will also be considered)

Please submit an abstract (400 words maximum) and CV (3-page maximum) by November 1, 2013 for consideration. The twenty-minute presentations should be interdisciplinary in scope and related to the arts.

All participants will be notified of acceptance by December 1, 2013.

All submissions should be sent via e-mail to: