CFP: A Diverse History: Texas, the Lower South, and the Southwest before 1900--The David B. Warren Symposium on American Material Culture and the Texas Experience

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
July 1, 2018
Location: 
Texas, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Archaeology, Architecture and Architectural History, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, U.S. - Mexico Borderlands

The 2019 David B. Warren Symposium on American Material Culture and the Texas Experience:

A Diverse History: Texas, the Lower South, and the Southwest before 1900
February 22–23, 2019

Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens is accepting proposals for papers on diverse people and traditions in material culture and visual art in pre-1900 Texas, the Lower South, and the Southwest, to be presented at the 7th biennial David B. Warren Symposium in 2019 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. 

The 2019 symposium explores how the culture, race and gender of makers and consumers affected regional material culture and visual art in Texas and nearby states. Proposals focusing on Texas and those presenting previously unpublished research will receive particular consideration. Papers will be published in the proceedings of the symposium in 2020.

Participants are invited to submit a 300-word abstract proposal for a paper to be presented as an illustrated oral lecture 25 or 50 minutes in length. A current C.V. should accompany the abstract. Please indicate suggested presentation length in proposal. In general, 25-minute lectures will be more appropriate for emerging scholars, while 50-minute lectures will be appropriate for senior scholars. Paper proposals are due to Bayou Bend by July 1, 2018; acceptances will be announced in August 2018.

The overall theme of the symposium series is “American Material Culture and the Texas Experience,” with the goal of providing an ongoing forum that examines pre-1900 Texas (as well as the lower South and Southwest) through the lens of American material culture. The symposium is named in honor of David B. Warren, the founding director emeritus of Bayou Bend.

Those whose papers are accepted will receive transportation expenses, an honorarium for speaking, and a fee for preparing their manuscript for publication. Proposals should be sent in PDF format to warrensymposium@mfah.org. Questions about the submission process may be directed to Joey Milillo, Bayou Bend Programs Manager, at jmilillo@mfah.org.

Contact Info: 

Jennifer Hammond, Head of Education, Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

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