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Tuesday, October 04, 2011

CFP: American Art: The Academy, Museums, and the Market

American Art: The Academy, Museums, and the Market
The Second Association of Historians of American Art Symposium
October 12-13, 2012
Boston, MA

We invite proposals on any aspect of American Art that relate to the
symposium's theme of the Academy, Museums, and the Market. Proposed papers
should be 20-minute, formal papers on any period of American art, in any
media, from 1600 to the present day.

We are also inviting proposals, from current graduate students at the
dissertation stage, for a Graduate Student Lightning Round Session at the
conference. Proposed papers for this session should be a 5-minute synopsis
of the larger research project.

In the subject line of your email, please distinguish whether you are
applying for inclusion in the general symposium (20-minute paper) or in the
Graduate Student Lightning Round Session (5-minute paper). Please only apply
to one type of session.

Please send your proposal and a short cv by December 1, 2011 to both David
Dearinger and Melissa Renn, AHAA Symposium co-chairs at and

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