CFP: Displacement: Art through the Lens of Borders and Exchange

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April 6, 2019
Arizona, United States
Subject Fields: 
Anthropology, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Humanities


Art through the Lens of Borders and Exchange


Call for Papers


The Council of Graduate Art Historians (CoGAH) at Arizona State University will be holding its 13th annual Art History Graduate Symposium on Saturday, April 6, 2019.


“As both a material and conceptualizing space, the border is a locus that maps power relations and control; it is a place of conflict and transgression and a site of anxiety.”

-Judith Rugg, artist and art theorist, in her book Exploring Site-Specific Art.  


This interdisciplinary symposium will explore concepts of borders and exchange  through a lens of material and visual culture. Submissions might consider themes such as movement, migration, relocation/dislocation, memory, syncretism, hybridity, and/or any other subject related to borders and exchange including the real or imagined, the implied or disputed, the historical or apocryphal, and the liminal or transliminal.   


CoGAH invites graduate students from all disciplines to submit. We welcome submissions that address the subject of borders and exchange in material and visual culture in any time period, media, or cross disciplinary perspective. Abstracts should be no more than 350 words for presentations up to twenty minutes in duration. Please include a CV and submit your materials to by 11:59 pm (MST) December 21, 2018.


Announcement for keynote speaker is forthcoming.


Presenters will be notified by January 15, 2019.

The symposium will be held at Arizona State University, Tempe Campus.


Contact Info: 

Casey Gipson


Council of Graduate Art Historians

Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ

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