Call For Papers: From the Yale Centre for British Art


Long Shadows: Tradition, Influence, and Persistence in Modern Craft

From the Yale Centre for British Art

In this graduate student symposium, we invite papers based on history, theory, and practice. MFA students whose work addresses the symposium themes are encouraged to apply. Proposals might include specific case studies, in which the persistence of making traditions is at stake; methodological papers, which propose models for the analysis of craft’s past and present in relation to one another; and historiographies, which examine current scholarship or primary texts in relation to the symposium’s theme.

We are accepting proposals for twenty-five-minute papers from graduate students working in any discipline. Travel and accommodation costs will be covered by the organizers. Please submit your application here by uploading an abstract of no more than three hundred words along with a one-page CV. The deadline for applications in June 15, 2017.

The symposium is inspired by the exhibition “Things of Beauty Growing”: British Studio Pottery, on view at the Center from September 14 to December 3, 2017. The keynote lecture will be given by Jenni Sorkin, Assistant Professor of Art History, UC Santa Barbara, and author of Live Form: Women, Ceramics, and Community (University of Chicago Press, 2016).

More information can be found on the Yale Centre for British Art webpage.

long shadows.jpgJennifer Lee, hand-built pots in the studio (1993, 1991, 2008), Collection of the artist, London.


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