Call for Sessions/Mar 16, 2017

ICMA @ AAH2018

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Association of Art Historians 2018 Annual Conference, Courtauld Institute of Art and King’s College London, April 5–7, 2018

The International Center of Medieval Art (ICMA) seeks proposals for sessions to be held under the organization’s sponsorship in 2018 at the Association of Art Historians annual meeting to be held in London, 5-7 April 2018, hosted by the Courtauld Institute of Art and King’s College London.

The AAH encourages session proposals that respond to their AAH2018 theme of ‘Look out!’ – engaging with art history in the broadest sense, and incorporating a diverse range of papers and perspectives. They particularly encourage session proposals made by two convenors who offer different perspectives on the field addressed (e.g. co-convenors from different disciplines, institutional frameworks and/or countries). Additional information is available on the the AAH website.

Submitting Session Proposals
All session proposals must include a session abstract and a CV of the organizer(s), all in one single Doc or PDF with the organizer’s name in the title. Please submit session proposals by 1 April 2017 to the Chair of the ICMA Programs & Lectures Committee: Janis Elliott, School of Art, Texas Tech University.

The ICMA Programs & Lectures Committee will select a session to sponsor and will notify the successful organizer(s) around 15 April 2017. The organizer(s) will then submit the ICMA-sponsored proposal to the AAH, which will make the final decision. Submit session proposals to the AAH by 1 May 2017 at, following the guidelines posted on the AAH website.

Please note the following:

  • The AAH does not require a slate of speakers; the AAH will generate a CFP once sessions have been selected. Therefore the ICMA will not request a slate of speakers.
  • The ICMA requires the CVs of the session organizers, but the AAH does not.
  • Session organizers and speakers must be ICMA members but are not required to become AAH members. However, AAH members receive a preferential conference rate.
  • Sessions at the AAH conference are built of 70-minute blocks, with a minimum of two blocks per session, up to four blocks in a day. Each block consists of two papers of 25 minutes plus 10 minutes of questions for each paper. The ICMA seeks to sponsor ONE session of two 70-minute blocks (FOUR papers).

Thanks to a generous grant from the Kress Foundation, funds may be available to defray travel costs of speakers in ICMA-sponsored sessions up to a maximum of $600 ($1200 for transatlantic travel). If available, the Kress funds are allocated for travel and hotel only. Speakers in ICMA sponsored sessions will be refunded only after the conference, against travel receipts. In addition to speakers, session organizers delivering papers as an integral part of the session (i.e. with a specific title listed in the program) are now also eligible to receive travel funding.