The graduate students in the History of Art program at Cornell
University invite abstracts for papers to be presented at the Graduate
Student Symposium to be held on October 4th, 2013.
This year’s symposium, "Movement: The Body and Object in Motion", will
feature a keynote lecture presented by Dr. Coco Fusco and will explore
the theme of movement in visual culture via three panels consisting of
3 speakers each.
Movement in visual culture is a fundamental theme across all media and
periods. Movement defines both the pre-modern and modern periods in
all their complexities, as peoples are colonized and decolonized,
borders are invented and moved, tourists visit sites, products are
shipped from other continents for consumption, and wars are waged
around the globe. It is manifest in the journey of the soul through
life and in its final voyage into death. Movement also creates a
narrative for objects and ideas as they travel with people. Possible
panel ideas include but are not limited to: migration, diaspora, grand
tour, tourism, slavery, across realms, exchange/trade, urban planning
and the movement of the body/political body, spiritual movement,
movement of objects and cultural property.
The graduate students in the department of History of Art at Cornell
University welcome the submission of abstracts for papers from
graduate students. We invite papers from a broad range of periods,
from prehistoric to contemporary, and from a broad range of
Guidelines for Submission: Submission is open to graduate students in
art history, archaeology, conservation, museum studies, classics,
anthropology, sociology, and beyond. Please send a 250-word abstract
of your paper, a list of two or three possible panel themes your paper
may fit, a current CV, and contact information by April 30, 2013 to
Traveling to Ithaca:
Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, Lansing, NY (15 mins from Cornell
Please also look at the link below on additional information and
alternatives on how to reach Ithaca. We are happy to facilitate
shared lodging/travel costs among speakers.
CFP: Movement - The Body & Object in Motion (Ithaca, 4 Oct 13). In: ArtHist.net, Mar 15, 2013 (accessed Dec 1, 2023), <https://arthist.net/archive/4867>.