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Conference- Moving Pictures: Images Across Media in American Visual and Material Culture to 1900

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 1:00pm to Friday, November 21, 2014 - 5:00pm

Center for Historic American Visual Culture (CHAViC)

Fall Conference ~ November 20 & 21, 2015

Moving Pictures: Images Across Media in American Visual and Material Culture to 1900

Deadline for proposals: May 15, 2015

 

The fall conference of the Center for Historic American Visual Culture (CHAViC) at the American Antiquarian Society will explore the diversity of uses of the printed image in early America.

We seek paper proposals that consider imagery found historically in more than one medium in both two and three dimensional format. Examples might include printed scenes reproduced on transfer-printed ceramics or on textiles, daguerreotypes as sources for lithographs, petroglyphs or pictographs reproduced as prints, imagery from maps or published engravings depicted on powder horns, magazines and broadsides as pictorial sources of scrimshaw, tattoo imagery on skin and on paper, uses for pattern book imagery, and the crossover of engravings on paper to silver or glass.

Proposals are encouraged from disparate disciplines including art and architectural history, material culture studies, history, landscape studies, anthropology, English, and American studies.

Please send proposals (not to exceed 250 words) for 20-minute presentations along with a CV (not to exceed 2 pages) to Nan Wolverton, Director of CHAViC, at nwolverton@mwa.org. The deadline for submissions is May 15, 2015.

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