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Calls for Papers are listed in chronological order according to their deadlines for submissions.
Symposium Announcements are below.


Title: The Room Where It Happens: On the Agency of Interior Spaces
When: October 13-14, 2017
Where: Harvard Art Museums
Deadline: April 15, 2017

Keynote Speaker:
Louis Nelson, University of Virginia

This symposium, held in conjunction with the Harvard Art Museum’s forthcoming exhibition, The Philosophy Chamber: Art and Science in Harvard’s Teaching Cabinet, 1766-1820, seeks papers that investigate spaces of artistic, artisanal and intellectual production throughout global history. From artist’s studios to experimental laboratories, from offices to political chambers, rooms and their contents have long impacted history and transformed their inhabitants. We invite case studies that address questions like the following: How might an assemblage of objects within a given space intersect or clash with ideological narratives? How have secret or privileged rooms, or rooms to which access is limited, served to obfuscate and facilitate the generation and dissemination of ideas? As historians and critics, how should we interpret and recreate such spaces—many of which no longer exist?

The Philosophy Chamber exhibition, on view at the Harvard Art Museums from May 19 to December 31, 2017, will explore the history and collections of one of the most unusual rooms in early America. Between 1766 and 1820, the Philosophy Chamber, a grand room adjacent to the College Library on Harvard’s Campus, was home to more than one thousand artifacts, images and specimens. Named for the discipline of Natural Philosophy, a cornerstone of the college’s Enlightenment-era curriculum that wove together astronomy, mathematics, physics and other sciences interrogating natural objects and physical phenomena, the Philosophy Chamber served as a lecture hall, experimental lab, picture gallery and convening space. Frequented by an array of artists, scientists, travelers and revolutionaries, the room and its collections stood at the center of artistic and scholarly life at Harvard and the New England region for more than fifty years. The exhibition considers the wide-ranging conversations, debates, and ideas that animated this grand room and the objects and architectural elements that shaped, supported or unintentionally undermined these discourses.

Potential case study “rooms” include:

Teaching cabinets
Workshops
Civic spaces
Laboratories
Domestic spaces
Toxic rooms
Secret rooms
Studies or offices
Artist studios
Theaters
Classrooms or lecture halls
Chatrooms or other digital “rooms” and platforms
Museum and gallery installations
Exchanges
Train Stations
Ruins, war-torn rooms

Due the interdisciplinary nature of this symposium, we welcome proposals from a variety of fields, including art history, architectural history, material culture studies, history, English and literature studies, American studies, anthropology, and archaeology, as well as the fine arts.

To apply, please submit a 300-word abstract and two-page CV to laura_igoe@harvard.edu by April 15, 2017.


Title: The Room Where It Happens: On the Agency of Interior Spaces
When:October 13-14, 2017
Where: The Harvard Art Museums
Deadline: April 15, 2017

This symposium, held in conjunction with the Harvard Art Museum’s forthcoming exhibition, The Philosophy Chamber: Art and Science in Harvard’s Teaching Cabinet, 1766-1820, seeks papers that investigate spaces of artistic, artisanal and intellectual production throughout global history. From artist’s studios to experimental laboratories, from offices to political chambers, rooms and their contents have long impacted history and transformed their inhabitants. We invite case studies that address questions like the following: How might an assemblage of objects within a given space intersect or clash with ideological narratives? How have secret or privileged rooms, or rooms to which access is limited, served to obfuscate and facilitate the generation and dissemination of ideas? As historians and critics, how should we interpret and recreate such spaces—many of which no longer exist?

The Philosophy Chamber exhibition, on view at the Harvard Art Museums from May 19 to December 31, 2017, will explore the history and collections of one of the most unusual rooms in early America. Between 1766 and 1820, the Philosophy Chamber, a grand room adjacent to the College Library on Harvard’s Campus, was home to more than one thousand artifacts, images and specimens. Named for the discipline of Natural Philosophy, a cornerstone of the college’s Enlightenment-era curriculum that wove together astronomy, mathematics, physics and other sciences interrogating natural objects and physical phenomena, the Philosophy Chamber served as a lecture hall, experimental lab, picture gallery and convening space. Frequented by an array of artists, scientists, travelers and revolutionaries, the room and its collections stood at the center of artistic and scholarly life at Harvard and the New England region for more than fifty years. The exhibition considers the wide-ranging conversations, debates, and ideas that animated this grand room and the objects and architectural elements that shaped, supported or unintentionally undermined these discourses.

Potential case study “rooms” include:
•    Teaching cabinets
•    Workshops
•    Civic spaces
•    Laboratories
•    Domestic spaces
•    Toxic rooms
•    Secret rooms
•    Studies or offices
•    Artist studios
•    Theaters
•    Classrooms or lecture halls
•    Chatrooms or other digital “rooms” and platforms
•    Museum and gallery installations
•    Exchanges
•    Train Stations
•    Ruins, war-torn rooms

Due the interdisciplinary nature of this symposium, we welcome proposals from a variety of fields, including art history, architectural history, material culture studies, history, English and literature studies, American studies, anthropology, and archaeology, as well as the fine arts.

To apply, please submit a 300-word abstract and two-page CV to laura_igoe@harvard.edu by April 15, 2017.


Title: Fashion And Media
When: October 13-14, 2017
Where: Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Deadline: Rolling Deadline August 1, 2017

Fashion is signified and utilized through various forms of media. In this  Fashion And Media Symposium we will focus on how fashion is portrayed in all types of media. Presentations should examine the representations and expressions of fashion, apparel, garments, clothing, and textiles in various forms. Whether examining the latest technological innovations in fashion design, merchandising, retailing or how clothing is portrayed in paintings and sculpture, to the use of social media allowing an individual to show the latest clothing they purchased to friends, this symposium aims to push the envelope of scholarship to gain new understandings about the visual expression of fashion, apparel, garments, clothing and textiles through all media types. From the historical to the contemporary – the technological to fine artistic expression, Fashion And Media aims to be international in scope and represent a wide variety of disciplines, with a particular emphasis on perspectives and approaches from the humanities,  arts and social sciences.

Presentation Outcomes
All abstracts will be double-blind peer-reviewed and those accepted will give a 20 minute presentation at our conference in concurrent sessions.
We also welcome visual works and design, see our website: http://fashionandmedia.westphal.drexel.edu

Publication Outcomes
The broad nature of fashion in relation to media and culture allows for a wide variety of articles.  For many academics what counts towards publication varies by country, institutions of learning, and where a particular participant is in their academic career. This symposium will have all abstracts published with various other outlets for full paper publication. Final papers will have the possibility to be published in a book or an indexed journal. All abstract submissions for this conference will be double blind peer-reviewed prior to acceptance. Those who would like to pursue publication in a book or indexed journal will have the option. Final submissions will be reviewed for ultimate outcomes. The conference chair Dr. Joseph H. Hancock, II is working with Intellect Publishers to provide these opportunities for all who participate.

Abstracts, artwork, design and papers will be reviewed on a rolling basis see our website for details: http://fashionandmedia.westphal.drexel.edu

Those with questions should email Dr. Joseph H. Hancock, II at jhh33@drexel.edu.