Call for Papers: UAAC 2019 Conference



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Submission deadline / Date limite de soumission: May 31, 2019 / 31 mai 2019

Following is the title of each session from our Call for Papers. For the complete listing, complete rules and contact information please go to

Voici le titre de chaque session de notre appel à communications. Pour la liste complète, reglements completes et les coordonnées, veuillez consulter le


  1. Au préalable : œuvre(s) préparatoire(s) et processus créatif aux temps médiévaux et modernes
  2. Design Shifts: Efforts and Approaches to Re-Orient Design Pedagogies and Praxes
  3. The Role of Commercial Photography Practices/Institutions in Making Knowledge
  4. What Was History Painting and What Is It Now?
  5. Exhibiting Animals in the Long Nineteenth Century
  6. Canadian Design Studies Network – Open Session
  7. Interrogating Socially Engaged Art and Experimental Pedagogy
  8. Art History Pedagogy Caucus: Beyond the Slide Test – (Re)Assessment and Evaluation
  9. Towards an Ontology of Engaged Art History: Art History and Engagement Studies
  10. Humour as Feminist Strategy in Contemporary Art
  11. Domestic Encodings through Craft Objects
  12. Making Sense of the Senses: Evaluating the Sensorium in Visual Culture
  13. On Performance, Exhibitions, and Archives
  14. HECAA Open Session (Historians of Eighteenth-Century Art and Architecture)
  15. Séance Ouverte (Réseau Art et Architecture du 19e siècle) / Open Session (Research on Art and Architecture of the 19th century)
  16. The Role of “The Artist Interview” in Questions of Preservation
  17. Perspectives on the Dutch Golden Age
  18. Resources for Design Studies in Canada
  19. I Am What You Are Not: Images of “Otherness” in the Middle Ages
  20. Black Feminism in North and Latin American Art
  21. Queering (Post)Apartheid: Visual Culture in Post-Apartheid South Africa
  22. Interconnections in the Long Nineteenth Century
  23. The Accumulation and Metamorphosis of Informal Archives in Creative Practice and Research
  24. Envisioning the Land in Catastrophic Times: Landscape and Global Climate Change
  25. Accelerating Art, Accelerating Culture
  26. Représenter le Canada à la veille et au lendemain de la Confédération: une pluralité de milieux face à la symbolique impériale britannique
  27. Performing Impasse
  28. “450,000 km² of memories”: Remembering and Forgetting in Canada’s National Parks
  29. Art North
  30. “Fictioning” as Frictioning in Creative Practice
  31. Art contemporain et lutte de classes : nouvelles perspectives
  32. The Art of Interest Convergence: Between Hyper-visible Blackness and Absence in Canadian and African Diasporic Arts and Histories
  33. The Missed Encounter: Psychoanalysis and Art History
  34. Affective Framing: Curatorial Experiments and Reception Aesthetics
  35. Sites of Photographic Knowledge: Archives and Narratives
  36. The Art of Camouflage
  37. Little Gestures for the Epoch: Public Art in the Age of the Anthropocene
  38. Curating Inside & Out
  39. Still Surveying the Survey: Pedagogical Tactics
  40. Research-Creation Caucus Round Table
  41. Interdisciplinarity as Intervention
  42. À la croisée des chemins : réflexions sur les relations interespèces en art
  43. Environnements artificiels au 19e siècle (Séance du Réseau Art et Architecture du 19e siècle : RAA19)
  44. The Art of Visualizing Others: A Panel on Early Modern Cultural Encounters
  45. Beyond City Walls: Art, Architecture, and the Rural in Renaissance/Early Modern Europe
  46. Not in Canvas, Anymore: Art Carried Across Disciplinary Fields
  47. Undervalued and Underpaid/Disposable and Dispossessed; Perspectives on Care, Labour, and Precarity
  48. Photography and Empathy Revisited
  49. The Art of Smart: The Role of Canadian Art Institutions in Shaping Smart Infrastructure
  50. Asymmetries: Contemporary Art, Activism, and Protest
  51. Artifacts and the Digital Archive
  52. An Instructor’s Conundrum: Supporting Student Engagement
  53. Women & Abstraction: The Politics of Visual Aesthetics in Feminist Art
  54. Beading Back and Forth
  55. Open Session: National Network for the Study and Promotion of Latino Canadian Art and Latin American Art in Canada
  56. A Big, Beautiful Wall: The Materiality of Borders in Contemporary Art
  57. Museums and Celebrity Culture: Historical and Critical Perspectives
  58. Locating Textiles in Global Art Histories
  59. Curatorial Activism
  60. Photographic Communities
  61. After the commemorative dust has settled: the fall-out from Canada 150
  62. The Past, Present, and Future of Artist-Run Culture in Canada
  63. Urban Art Hotels: Sites of Cultural Production, Performance and Installation
  64. Art et transports publics : historiques et nouveaux défis / Art and Public Transit: Historical and Contemporary Challenges
  65. Rubberband Girls: Flexibility & Fluctuations – Performing Feminisms in the Era of #MeToo
  66. “The Textility of Making’”: Textiles as Material and Models of Thought
  67. Art as Information: Diagrams, Maps, and Charts

Excerpt from Conference regulations / Un extrait des règlements:

Proposals are invited from permanent and contractual faculty, independent scholars and artists, and graduate students in terminal degree programs (examples: PhD, MFA, MDes, etc.) who are engaged in the visual arts (studio practice, art history, visual culture, material culture, museum studies, art conservation, etc.). MA students are not permitted to give papers at the conference. / Les enseignant·e·s universitaires, les chercheur·e·s indépendant·e·s, et les étudiant·e·s qui poursuivent un diplôme professionnel/terminal (exemples : doctorat en histoire de l’art, maîtrise en beaux-arts ou en design) sont invité·e·s à proposer des communications. Les propositions d’étudiant·e·s à la maîtrise en histoire de l’art ne sont pas admissibles.

Proposals may be submitted by current members or non-members of UAAC. Non-members MUST become members of UAAC and pay registration fees in order to present a paper at the conference. Membership dues and registration fees must be received by September 15, 2019. / Les personnes membres et non-membres de l’AAUC peuvent soumettre une proposition. Celles qui ne sont pas membres DEVRONT néanmoins le devenir et payer les frais d’inscription afin de participer au congrès. Tous les membres doivent renouveler leur adhésion et s’inscrire au congrès avant le 15 septembre 2019.

Applicants may present in only one session, round table, or panel. / Il n’est possible de présenter que dans une séance, table ronde ou atelier.

Presentations via Skype, Google hangout, or other digital platforms are not permitted. / Les présentations par Skype, Google Hangouts ou autres plateformes ne sont pas autorisées.