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Feminist Art History Conference 2015



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INTRODUCING FEMINIST ART HISTORY by Norma Broude and Mary D. Garrard.

Introducing Feminist Art History brings together the landmark introductory essays and prefaces written by Norma Broude and Mary D. Garrard for their five co-edited volumes on feminism and art history (1982–2005). With a new preface (2014).

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Feminist Art History Conference

The annual Feminist Art History Conference, sponsored by the Art History Program of American University, offers participants a space in which to engage with the expanding legacy of Norma Broude and Mary D. Garrard, two pioneering feminist art historians and professors emerita of art history at AU. Last year's conference included seventy-two presentations in nineteen sessions. The conference has a global focus that spans a broad range of topics and time periods; together the presentations illustrate the diverse ways in which feminist research and interpretation continue to inform art historical analysis and scholarship.

Feminist Art History Conference 2013

Events take place on the American University campus. This year's keynote speaker is Dr. Amelia Jones, the Robert A. Day Chair in Fine Arts and Vice Dean of Critical Studies, Roski School of Art and Design, University of Southern California. Dr. Jones is the recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Feminist Award presented by the College Art Association. Her presentation for the AU conference is titled, “The Curating of Feminist Art (or is it the Feminist Curating of Art?).”

The Feminist Art History Conference is open to the public. 


Feminist Art History Conference

2015 Conference

Nov. 6-8 at the Katzen Arts Center

2015 Call for Papers

Download Call PDF
Deadline: May 15

Conference Testimonials

"Thank you for staging such an interesting and important conference that keeps feminism visible in our field and gives us a chance to share ideas across continents and generations."
— Sherry C.M. Lindquist

"What defines a memorable experience for a scholarly conference is superb organization, exemplary scholarship, and genuine collegiality. We look forward to continuing our conversations with this community of feminist scholars."
— Amy K. Hamlin & Karen J. Leader

Juliet Bellow
Norma Broude
Kim Butler
Mary D. Garrard
Helen Langa
Andrea Pearson
Ying-chen Peng

Sponsored by the Art History Program, Department of Art, and College of Arts and Sciences at American University

Katzen Arts Center
Katzen Arts Center