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[UPDATE] Deadline Extended!Facing the Unknown: Anonymity in the History of Art (40th Annual Cleveland Symposium) - Oct. 24, 2014
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Case Western Reserve University
CALL FOR PAPERS
Now in its 40th year, the Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Museum of Art Joint Graduate Program in Art History & Museum Studies invites submissions from all areas of art history for the annual Cleveland Symposium.
Facing the Unknown: Anonymity in the History of Art seeks papers which address the theme of anonymity or the unknown in the visual arts. The obscurity of an artist, subject, function, or context may be a byproduct of the passage of time, of traditional cultural practices, or a conscious decision on the part of the maker. This symposium aims to explore the ways in which an anonymous aspect of a work may influence its interpretation, function, classification, or perceived value throughout the object’s history.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
Doctoral and master’s degree students in art history and related disciplines are invited to submit a 250-word abstract and C.V. to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 1, 2014. Applicants will receive notification of their status via email by August 25, 2014. One $500 prize and two $250 prizes, generously underwritten by the Friends of Art, will be awarded to the most successful papers.
The 40th Annual Cleveland Symposium will be held in conjunction with the Symposium in Honor of Ellen G. Landau, Andrew W. Mellon Professor Emerita in the Humanities, to take place on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland. The keynote speaker for both events is Dr. Joan Marter, Board of Governors Professor of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture, Rutgers University, who will speak after the conclusion of the program on Friday, October 24.
For more information on both events, please visit www.clevelandsymposium.com.