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Call for Papers: NORDIK 2015 — Mapping Uncharted Territories

The 11th Triannual Nordik Committee for Art History Conference
13-16 May 2015
University of Iceland and The Nordic House Reykjavík

Keynote speakers

Professor Elaine O'Brien, Sacramento State University

Professor Terence E. Smith, University of Pittsburg
Gavin Jantjes, Visual Artist, Capetown


The 2015 conference will explore questions about the structure of the "art-world" and the establishment of hierarchies in terms of a dichotomy between "center" and "periphery" that have been important in art historical discourse for the past decades, within the Nordic countries as well as in other countries finding themselves in a peripheral position. Many of those are questions related to ideas of identity and power, as well as attempts to address the possibilities of empowerment of those that perceive themselves to be in a marginal position.

In recent decades it has become increasingly evident that the lack of research into the non-centric aspects of art has left us with a very incomplete picture of art history in general, its forms, structures and forces. We now perceive an increasing need to travel to those largely unchartered territories and attempt to map them, categorize them and understand, in order to criticize and disrupt the centric and provide a more coherent art-world view where both center and periphery are included in a comprehensive manner.

Call for papers

We invite paper proposals for the 22 sessions spanning a wide range of topics.
 Submit a 1-2 page abstract, brief c.v. (two pages max.), and full contact information by September 25, 2014.

NB: Please direct your communication both to the chairs of relevant sessions and to the conference organisers at: papers.nordik2015(a)listfraedi.is

More information: nordicarthistory.org

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