Organizer and Sponsor: The Association of Graduate and Early Career Scholars of Medieval Iberia (AGECSMIberia)
In 2019, three graduate students working on different aspects of Medieval Iberia met at a reception in Leeds and commiserated over the difficulties of studying Iberia as early career scholars. They realised how difficult it was to meet other Iberianists in the early stages of one’s career, make connections with scholars from different countries, and share their work with the field and one another. What began as a casual conversation led to the establishment of a new collaborative group, AGECSMIberia, dedicated to connecting graduate and early career Iberianists around the world and showcasing their new exciting work through sponsored sessions. The global pandemic has made the promotion of the work of early career Iberianists even more important in an infinitely more complex job market.
We seek papers for a multi-session series showcasing recent scholarship on medieval Iberia by graduate student and early career scholars. We especially welcome papers that:
Bridge Iberian and Anglo scholarship
Address Islamic or Jewish subjects
Are interdisciplinary in nature (and time period, Late Antique and Early Medieval welcome!)
Demonstrate the importance of Iberian work for non-Iberian studies
Please submit an abstract 200-250 words (any references excluded from that count) for a 20 minute presentation to email@example.com by September 15 2020.
The theme of this session is art and activism in Latin America. Art and activism are two distinct academic disciplines, but ones which can dialogue and merge into action, which ranges from cultural production to a mutual understanding of contemporary political and social changes. We will therefore look at Latin America contemporary artists whose work blends art and activism. Artists in different contexts and Latin America countries have increasingly positioned themselves in situations of political and social change, from climate change to human rights. The current political crises, the coronavirus crises and the consequences to the global economy, as well as the social struggles that lead to large influxes of Latin America migrants into the United States, have already inspired many. Further examples to be deepened in this research are the works that focus on refugees fleeing political persecution, Latin America protest art, social injustices, resistance, art and politics.
The UAAC-AAUC invites 300-word abstracts of the proposed papers to be sent, along with a short academic CV, to Tatiane de Oliveira Elias (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) before 1 August 2020.
Submissions must include:
the name of the applicant
the applicant’s email address
the applicant’s institutional affiliation and rank
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 11, 2020
Deadline approaching! ICOM-ICDAD is hosting a virtual conference (previously scheduled to take place in Lisbon) on the theme of ‘Hidden Gems’, which will run October 15 – 16, 2020. They welcome a diverse range of presentations on this topic, exploring everything from hidden collections to underrepresented designers and artists. The deadline for proposals is July 1, and abstracts should be between 250 to 300 words. For more information on the conference and proposal requirements, please view ICOM-ICDAD’s full CFP here.