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Feminist Art History Conference (Cancelled for 2015)



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Announcing a New E-Book
by Broude & Garrard

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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Members of the organizing committee for the FAHC at American University are very sad to announce that we will not be able to hold the conference this year (fall 2015). The suspension is due to a "perfect storm" of circumstances that includes fewer faculty to participate in organizing the sessions; the retirement last spring of the staff member who previously organized all the logistical details; the financial costs; and the overall burden of programming and running a three-day conference, no matter how wonderful for all involved. If you were preparing a proposal, we hope you will be able to submit your work elsewhere! We deeply regret having to make this decision.


Feminist Art History Conference

The 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

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

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