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Call For Papers & Media
REINVENTING MUSEOLOGY. The Role of Conceptual Art
Fondation Maison Science de l’Homme
6-7 October 2022
Submission Deadline 15 May 2022
The scope of this conference is to reflect from an interdisciplinary perspective on the role that contemporary art – and especially conceptual art – had for the progressive critical reform and democratization of museology since the beginning of the 20th century. We are looking for contributions that discuss historic and recent case-studies, theories and solutions that emerged in the context of a new, social museology.
How did conceptual art contribute in time to the re-thinking of the museum as practice (social and cultural), which had important implications for promoting de-colonial thinking, allowing multiple narratives, including secondary objects and marginalized histories into the museologic narrative and expanding the identity of the heritage object with an ephemeral dimension.
The call is open to contributions from anthropology, social sciences, education science, design, performance studies, aesthetics. We would like to follow how do these approaches reflect back into the discipline of museology, determining a shift towards a de-colonial and social museology. A publication will be issued in 2022-2023 that includes the conference proceedings, related articles by the conference participants and artistic portfolios.
Lectures, films, videos, and photography submissions welcome. Include CV (max. 3 pg.), abstract (max. 400 words), and optional visual material (1-2 images, jpg format) to you submission to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for Papers
“Aesthetics and a World in Crisis”
Contact: Yuriko Saito, email@example.com
Deadline: August 31, 2022
In addition to open submissions, Contemporary Aesthetics invites submissions on the theme, “Aesthetics and a World in Crisis,” to be published as a thematic cluster in the current Volume 20 (2022).
The world today is in the midst of several unprecedented crises, most notably the pandemic, the war in Ukraine, and climate change. At Contemporary Aesthetics, we welcome your thoughts on the relevance of aesthetics to these contemporary calamities.
For example, how does aesthetics help us understand the forms of human interactions forced on us by the pandemic? How have masks and technology modified or eliminated the role played by the body in human communications? What is the relationship between aesthetics and violence? Can art and aesthetics play a role in representing and caring for those affected by the pandemic or the war? Are aesthetic considerations salient in restoring a sense of place, atmosphere, or home for those displaced by war and climate change? Has our “aesthetic life” been damaged or dramatically changed by the current crises or do these crises present a challenge or opportunity to forge new forms of aesthetic life? How can art and aesthetics help represent the future that is being dramatically altered by these current events?
Please submit your work addressing any issues related to aesthetics and a world in crisis by August 31, 2022. All submissions will go through the journal’s regular double-blind peer-review process. For submission guidelines, please see here.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Call for Proposals
Transcultural Aesthetics: The International Association for Aesthetics Book Series
Deadline: 15 January 2022
You are kindly invited to contribute to a new research outlet: Transcultural Aesthetics: The International Association for Aesthetics Book Series that will be published by Brill. This call for monographs and edited volumes encompasses, but is not strictly limited to, intercultural comparisons, inter- and trans-disciplinary western and non-western aesthetics, geopolitical aesthetics (ecologically and politically motivated migration; reevaluating colonialism and its cultural heritage), relations between philosophical and cultural-oriented aesthetics, media- and techno-aesthetics, aesthetics of historical and contemporary arts.
Please, find further details on the project in the announcement on the website of the IAA:
The deadline for its first submission round is 15 January 2022, but submissions are accepted after this date on a rolling basis.
Send your initial project proposal to the editor-in-chief of the Transcultural Aesthetics Books Series, Manfred Milz: email@example.com; manfred.milz@