Call for SHERA-sponsored sessions for CAA Chicago Feb. 12-15, 2020 (Deadline: April 21, 2019)

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The SHERA Board is now accepting proposals for the SHERA-sponsored session at the 108th Annual Conference in Chicago to be held February 12-15, 2020.

Sessions dealing with any topic in art and architectural history or visual studies of Russia, Eastern Europe, or Eurasia are welcome. Organizers may submit complete sessions or sessions soliciting contributions, which will be circulated during CAA's call for participation period June 25-July 23, 2019. Organizers of both types of sessions should plan for 90-minute sessions. In the case of 20-minute papers, that means three speakers plus introductory remarks and discussion. Alternative panel formats will also be considered.

To submit a SHERA-sponsored session, please email the following items to

  • Title and abstract (250 words max.) for the session
  • CVs for chairs (shortened CVs preferred)
  • For complete sessions, all names and affiliations of session participants (chairs, presenters, discussants), presentation titles, and abstracts (250 words max.)
  • For sessions soliciting contributions, names and affiliations of session chairs.
  • Chairs need to be SHERA members in good standing in order to submit a session.

All session participants will need to be members in good standing of both CAA and SHERA if the session is accepted.

SHERA-sponsored sessions are guaranteed sessions at CAA. The internal SHERA deadline to submit is April 21, 2019. This allows all applicants who are not chosen to still submit their sessions to CAA by the general call for sessions April 30 deadline.

Please direct any questions to the SHERA Board at

Graduate student and independent scholar participants are eligible to apply to the SHERA Graduate Student/Independent Scholar Travel Grant for CAA 2020.

Previous SHERA-sponsored sessions at CAA have included:

  • Looking East: Russian Orientalism in a Global Context (2019)
  • Utopianism and Dystopianism in Soviet and Eastern European Art (2018)
  • Emerging Scholars: Politics and the Collective in East European and Russian Art (2017)
  • Collecting, Curating, Canonizing, Critiquing: The Institutionalization of Eastern European Art (2016)
  • Exploring Native Traditions in Eastern Europe, Russia, and Eurasia  (2016)
  • Infiltrating the Pedagogical Canon (2015)
  • Reconsidering Art and Politics: Towards New Narratives of Russian and Eastern European Art (2015)
  • Decentering Art of the Former East (2014)