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Seventh Feminist Art History Conference

September 24-26 2021
Katzen Arts Center, American University

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Fax: 202-885-1132

Katzen Arts Center, Room 101

Art 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20016-8004 United States

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Message from the Conference Chair

Dear FAHC community,

I hope this update finds you well! The ongoing global pandemic has seriously disrupted the current academic year, and there is still significant uncertainty surrounding the status of academic events and travel well into the fall semester. For the safety of all participants, it is with heavy hearts that we are announcing the postponement of the 7th Feminist Art History Conference to September 24-26, 2021. We are however delighted to announce that our keynote speaker, Kellie Jones, is available and so will still kick off our meeting with a lecture on the evening of Friday, Sept. 24, 2021.

We anticipate to open registration in April 2021 and will share further details in the coming months, but for now, stay well. Please contact the conference chair Ying-chen Peng ( should you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you in Washington D.C. next fall!

Thank you!

Ying-chen Peng, Assistant Professor of Art History, Department of Art

Seventh Feminist Art History Conference 2018 Fall

Keynote: Kellie Jones

Kellie Jones is a Professor in Art History and Archaeology and the Institute for Research in African American Studies (IRAAS) at Columbia University


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    5520 Wisconsin Avenue
    Chevy Chase, MD 20815
  • Embassy Suites by Hilton
    Washington DC, Chevy Chase Pavilion
    4300 Military Road, NW
    Washington, DC 20015
  • Washington Marriott Wardman Park
    2660 Woodley Road, NW
    Washington, DC 20008
  • Days Inn
    4400 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC 20008
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Conference Background

Thanks to a generous endowment, the Feminist Art History Conference at American University will resume on a biennial basis starting in the fall of 2018.

The conference builds on the legacy of feminist art-historical scholarship and pedagogy initiated by Norma Broude and Mary D. Garrard at American University. With the goal of fostering a broad dialogue on feminist art-historical practice, the event will feature papers spanning a range of chronological, geographic, and intersectional topics.

Previous keynote speakers include Lisa Gail Collins, Vassar College (2014); Patricia Simons, University of Michigan (2013); Whitney Chadwick, San Francisco State University (2012); Mary Sheriff, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (2011); and Anna Chave, Queens College and the Graduate School, CUNY (2010).

New Paperback by Broude & Garrard

Introducing Feminist Art History, now available in paperback as well as e-book format, 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).

Two conference attendees

Lead Sponsors

Robin D’Alessandro and Dr. Jane Fortune

Our sincere appreciation to Ms. D’Alessandro and Dr. Fortune for securing the future of the Feminist Art History Conference through their generous support.


Joanne Allen, Jordan Amirkhani, Juliet Bellow, Norma Broude, Kim Butler Wingfield, Nika Elder, Mary D. Garrard, Andrea Pearson, Ying-chen Peng and Anne Nellis Richter (coordinator)

American University’s Art History Program and the Department of Art in the College of Arts and Sciences are honored to host the Feminist Art History Conference and welcome participants to the Katzen Arts Center on AU’s campus.


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