Made in New York

Graduate Student Symposium on the History of Design, Parsons/Cooper Hewitt MA Program in the History of Design and Curatorial Studies (Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York)

A unique confluence of circumstances made New York City both a chief entrepôt of early America and something of a cultural anomaly in the country. We are looking for papers that explore the history of making, fabrication, industry and crafts in New York--on large and small scales, high design...

Queer Subjects and the Contemporary United States

School of Art, Media, and American Studies, University of East Anglia (Norwich Research Park, U.K.)

Keynote: Sam McBean (Queen Mary, University of London)

Recent upheaval from the Trump administration’s policy-making in the United States has seen the lives of queer subjects radically altered. This has included numerous executive orders that seek to...

2017 NEH Summer Seminar

History Department, University of Houston (Houston, Texas)

A NEH Summer Seminar hosted by Drs. Nancy Beck Young and Leandra Zarnow

In November 1977, 2000 elected delegates and 20,000 observers descended upon
Houston, Texas to participate in the first and only federally funded National
Women’s Conference to be held in U.S. history....

Design and Displacement

MA History of Design and Curatorial Studies, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and Parsons School of Design (New York, New York)

The challenges faced by vast numbers of migrants and refugees worldwide—uprooted by war, persecution, or ecological crises or relocating in search of economic opportunity—are giving rise to innovative design solutions. Although often urgent, these crises are unfortunately rarely new. This...

Making Museums Relevant for Diverse Communities

Historical Administration Program Association​, Eastern Illinois University (Charleston, Illinois)

Eastern Illinois University’s Historical Administration Program Association​ is now accepting proposals for sessions, workshops, panels and roundtables on the theme of “Making Museums Relevant for Diverse Communities​.”

In recent years​, many museums have increased their efforts to...

The Native American Literature Symposium

(Prior Lake, Minnesota)

With literature as a crossroads for knowledge—art, history, politics, science, religion, film, cultural studies—we once again welcome spirited participation on all aspects of Native American studies. We invite proposals for individual papers, panel discussions, readings, exhibits, demonstrations...

Third Annual Graduate Student Symposium - “Framing Nature"

The Bruce Museum (Greenwich, Connecticut)

The Bruce Museum welcomes submissions for its third annual graduate student symposium, which is being organized in conjunction with a monographic traveling exhibition, Alfred Sisley (1839-1899): Impressionist Master (on view January 21—May 21, 2017). 

Please submit an abstract (...

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