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Call for Papers | Trashed: Rejection and Recovery

Posted in Calls for Papers, graduate students by Editor on October 14, 2016

From Boston University:

Trashed: Rejection and Recovery in the History of Art and Architecture
33rd Annual Boston University Graduate Symposium in the History of Art and Architecture
Boston University, 24–25 March 2017

Proposals due by 21 November 2016

What happens to the ideas and materials that end up in the scrap bin of history? While some projects are laid to waste, others are repurposed or reimagined. The 33rd Annual Boston University Graduate Symposium in the History of Art and Architecture invites submissions that explore themes of dispensability and resourcefulness.

Possible subjects include, but are not limited to, the following: spolia; creative use of recycled materials; deletions and deaccessioned objects; abandoned or reclaimed architectural spaces; drafts, drawings, or models for unrealized works; and the impact of unfavorable reception, as dictated by time, place, or audience. We welcome submissions from graduate students at all stages of their studies, working in any area or discipline.

Papers must be original and previously unpublished. Please send an abstract (300 words or less), a paper title, and a CV to bugraduatesymposiumhaa@gmail.com. The deadline for submissions is Monday, November 21, 2016. Selected speakers will be notified before January 1, 2017 and are expected to accept or decline the offer within a week of notification. Papers should be 20 minutes in length and will be followed by a question and answer session.

The Symposium will be held Friday, March 24 – Saturday, March 25, 2017, with a keynote lecture (TBD) on Friday evening at the Boston University Art Gallery at the Stone Gallery and graduate presentations on Saturday in the Riley Seminar Room of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

This event is generously sponsored by The Boston University Center for the Humanities; the Boston University Department of History of Art & Architecture; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Boston University Graduate Student History of Art & Architecture Association; and the Boston University Art Gallery at the Stone Gallery.

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