Call for Papers: CAA in Chicago

Posted in Calls for Papers by Editor on August 20, 2009

Although most CAA panels for 2010 in Chicago closed long ago, the session allotted for the Historians of British Art business meeting will address the work of young scholars. Consequently, anyone falling into that category still has until the end of the month to submit proposals:

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HISTORIANS OF BRITISH ART: Young Scholars’ Works in Progress

Deadline: September 1, 2009

The Historians of British Art, a CAA-affiliated society, seeks papers for the upcoming mini-session to be held during CAA. Current or recent graduate students (if a Ph.D. recipient, the degree must have been earned within the past three years) are invited to submit proposals for consideration. The papers may address any topic related to British art, architecture, and visual culture. Presentations or “works in progress” should be limited to fifteen minutes to allow for ample discussion. Because the session will occur during the HBA business meeting, attendance is open to the public. To submit a paper for consideration, send the following items to the President of the Historians of British Art, Margaretta Frederick mfrederick@delart.org : (1) a 1-2 page abstract; (2) a 2-page C.V.; and (3) a brief cover letter explaining interest in the field. Decisions will be made by November 1. Upon selection, presenters are requested to join HBA if not currently a member.

Call for Papers: Sociability & Cosmopolitanism

Posted in Calls for Papers by Editor on August 20, 2009

CFP for a an edited collection of essays:

Sociability and Cosmopolitanism: Social Bonds on the Fringes of the Enlightenment

Deadline: 18 September 2009

The editors of this collection seek essays that explore how notions of sociability and cosmopolitanism were articulated in a variety of national contexts during the long eighteenth century. We are particularly interested in soliciting studies that focus upon traditions typically overlooked by scholars of the Enlightenment.

Historians are now familiar with the explosion of intellectual fervor during the long eighteenth century in such diverse locations as Naples, Königsberg, Edinburgh, and London. While the scholarly task of recovering the contours of debates along the “periphery” of the Enlightenment has made great progress, there are still a number of glaring lacunas to be filled. The study of notions of sociability is one such field. (more…)

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