• Cut & Paste: Crossing the Boundaries 2015
    Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

A multidisciplinary, multivocal academic conference with a global geographic and broad temporal reach, presented by the Art History Graduate Student Union at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

DEADLINE: January 30, 2015
WHEN: March 27-­28, 2015
WHERE: Binghamton University

Keynote Speakers: Andrés Mario Zervigón, Rutgers University Kevin Hatch, Binghamton University


The phrase “cut and paste,” in its most fundamental definition, is the process of selecting and combining fragments. Inspired by an established commitment to critical research, this year’s conference aims to explore the assortment of thematic, methodological, and sociopolitical interpretations derived from the traditional concept of extracting and adhering.

The twenty-­‐third annual Crossing The Boundaries Conference, hosted by the Art History Graduate Student Union at Binghamton University, invites submissions from any historical or disciplinary approaches that involve a literal or conceptual appropriation achieved through cutting and pasting.

Potential topics might include (but are not limited to):

• Collage, bricolage, assemblage, montage
• Authorship, plagiarism, imitation
• Censorship and editing
• Fragments / Fragmentation
• Cultural traditions and historical change
• Recontextualization
• Sociopolitcal statements
• Accumulation and composites of found objects
• Invention or production through appropriation

Proposals for individual papers (20 minutes maximum) should be no more than 250 words in length and may be sent by email, with a current graduate level CV, to (Attn: Proposal). We also welcome proposals for integrated panels. Panel organizers should describe the theme of the panel and send abstracts with names and affiliations of all participants along with current CVs. A panel should consist of no more than three papers, each twenty minutes in length. Deadline for submissions is January 30, 2015.


  • Creative Conflict: The 31st Annual Boston University Graduate Symposium on the History of Art & Architecture

Submissions Due: November 22, 2014 
Symposium Dates: February 27 – 28, 2015

Creative Conflict

Conflict generates and transforms many works of art and architecture, both inspiring their creation and shaping their legacies. The 31st Annual Boston University Graduate Student Symposium on the History of Art & Architecture invites submissions that explore visual and material manifestations of discord among individuals, groups, nations, or ideologies. Possible subjects include, but are not limited to, the following: works directly addressing disagreement, violence, and war; political posturing and persuasion; ideological dissent and inner turmoil; protective structures and objects such as armor, weaponry, and fortifications; and works subsequently impacted by conflict, including looting, vandalism, iconoclasm, wartime destruction and pillaging, accidental damage in times of riot or unrest, and disputes over the ownership and display of works of art.

We welcome submissions from graduate students at all stages of their studies, working in any area or discipline.

A paper title, an abstract (300 words) and a CV should be sent to the Symposium Coordinator, Sarah Parrish, at The deadline for submissions is Saturday, November 22, 2014. Papers should be 20 minutes in length and selected speakers will be notified before January 1st. The Symposium will be held Friday, February 27 – Saturday, February 28, 2015, with a keynote lecture (TBD) at the Boston University Art Gallery at the Stone Gallery on Friday evening and graduate presentations on Saturday in the Riley Seminar Room of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

This event is generously sponsored by The Boston University Center for the Humanities; the Boston University Department of History of Art & Architecture; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Boston University Graduate Student History of Art & Architecture Association; and the Boston University Art Gallery at the Stone Gallery.

For additional information, please visit:

Boston University College of Arts & Sciences, Department of History of Art & Architecture 725 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215 –


  • Emerging Young Artists is now inviting artwork submissions!

Emerging Young Artists is a multimedia group exhibition showcasing emerging talent from universities and colleges. This year, the exhibition explores the theme of “A Tale of Two Cities”, and will take place in early March at the Arta Gallery, nestled in the heart of Toronto’s Historic Distillery District.

We welcome submissions of artworks and projects in all mediums.

Students from all disciplines and years of study are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to artworks that demonstrate creativity, individual spirit and strong artistic intention.

For more information and to submit, please visit us at