Monday, July 20, 2015

CFP: Into the Wild. Art and Architecture in a global Context

17th Colloquium for Young Researchers of Art History in Switzerland
Institute of Art History, University of Zurich
Deadline: 4 September 2015

Although the concept “global turn” (Casid / D’Souza 2014) was coined in
the 21st century, it can be used to trace processes of transnational,
transcultural, transregional interaction of all historic periods. Art
and architecture have always been places of exchange, conflict and
migration. People, objects, materials and knowledge moved and still
move between cultures – marked as political, religious or social. Thus,
art history claims a key role, because it has always dealt with these
processes and their materialization. Nonetheless James Elkins (2007)
asked if and how art history can be global. This colloquium is aiming
at positioning itself critically to and offering insight into the
latest art historical research. Following Elkins we would like to focus
especially on methodological approaches as means of globalizing art

We understand this colloquium as a platform for current art historical
writing.  It is not about presenting completed research, but about
discussing methodological and topical challenges. Thus, we focus on
problem-oriented contributions.

Contributions could deal with the following areas:
•    (inter)disciplinary boundaries of art history
•    Exhibition spaces and collections
•    Constructions of culture and history
•    Borders and contact zones
•    Nationalisms and regionalisms

This two-day colloquium offers the opportunity to present and discuss
your work in front of a wider audience of young as well as established
researchers. As we would like to enhance the exchange between
participants, we will combine the presentations with workshops dealing
with methodological and theoretical questions.
This call for papers welcomes submissions from MA students, PhD
candidates and post-doctoral researchers from all Swiss universities
and Federal Institutes (ETHs). We welcome contributions for
presentations of 20 minutes as well as concepts for workshops or
alternative formats. The languages are German, English, French or

We look forward to submissions (max. 1 page) together with a short CV
submitted via e-mail by 4 September 2015 to

At this year’s Colloquium for Young Researchers the Association of
Swiss Art Historians (VKKS) will award the “F├Ârderpreis
Kunstwissenschaft 2015”.

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