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  • On April 25 in NYC, "Making and Unmaking the Global,"  a panel and discussion at CCNY with Alexandra Munroe, Shahzia Sikander, and Jorge Daniel Veneciano, moderated by James Elkins.  (more…) #
  • On April 23 in Boston, the SCAHGrad Boston reading group meets to discuss Living Labor. To receive details via e-mail, contact scahgrad@gmail.com #
  • On April 23 in DC, the SCAHGrad DC reading group meets at the National Portrait Gallery. Alexander Dumbadze will lead a conversation about his book Bas Jan Ader: Death is Elsewhere, focusing on narrative strategies for writing contemporary art history as well as issues of biography and methodology. Please RSVP by April 21. For more info or to get involved, contact Jennifer Quick at jquick@fas.harvard.edu. #
  • On February 28 in NYC, "Is Contemporary Art History?", a workshop at NYU IFA. RSVP required. #
  • On January 31 in Boston, the Spring 2014 WiAA (Women in the Academy & Arts) Syllabi and Pedagogy Working Group held its inaugural meeting. (more…) #
  • The Spring 2014 program for our Boston Reading Group is now available. (more…) #
  • On February 6 in DC, the SCAHGrad DC reading group meets to hear a paper on Lynda Benglis by guest speaker Bibiana Obler (George Washington University). If you are interested in getting involved with the DC group, e-mail Jennifer Quick (jquick@fas.harvard.edu). #
  • On February 5 in NYC, the new SCAHGrad NYC reading group holds its inaugural meeting. They'll discuss Terry Smith's “Introduction: The Contemporaneity Question," Agamben's “What is the Contemporary,” and selections from the October questionnaire on contemporary art. If you are interested in attending future meetings, please contact Kristen Gaylord (ke.gaylord@gmail.com) #
  • CFP: For articles and creative works concerning "Opacity," for the 22nd issue of InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture. Reviews also sought. Submissions due: May 1, 2014 (more…) #
  • On November 20 in Boston, the SCAHGrad Boston reading group meets to discuss Pamela M. Lee's "Forgetting the Art World." E-mail scahgrad@gmail.com for more info, or to be added to our mailing list. #
  • CFP: "Postwar -- Art between the Pacific and the Atlantic, 1945-1965," a symposium at Haus Der Kunst, Munich, May 22-24, 2014. Submissions due: December 15, 2013 (more…) #
  • CFP: "Theorizing Fieldwork in the Humanities," a colloquium at University of Pittsburgh, March 28-29, 2014. Submissions due: December 1, 2013. (more…) #
  • On November 19 in NYC, "Revolution in Counterpoint: Contemporary Performance Art and the Political Past," a symposium at Columbia University. Speakers include Michael Hardt, Rosella Biscotti, Molly Nesbit, and Raqs Media Collective. (more…) #
  • On November 13, the SCAHGrad Philadelphia reading group meets to discuss David Joselit's "After Art." #
  • CFP: "The Copy," a Graduate Student Research Symposium at University of Oregon, April 17-18, 2014. Submissions due: December 20, 2013. (more…) #
  • SFMOMA publishes online collection catalogue of the Rauschenberg Research Project, a survey of nearly ninety works by Robert Rauschenberg from the permanent collection. (more…) #
  • On October 30, three SCAH reading group meetings: Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC! The Boston group discusses Lord & Meyer's "Art & Queer Culture" with special guest Catherine Lord. The Philadelphia group discusses the next selection of Meyer's "What Was Contemporary Art?"; and the DC group holds a kickoff meeting to discuss plans for the semester. (more…) #
  • CFP: "Recombinant Creativity," a conference at OCAD University. Submissions due: December 2. (more…) #
  • On October 5 and 6 in Montreal, the Max and Iris Stern International Symposium 7: Abstraction. Speakers include John M. Armleder, Yve-Alain Bois, Jaleh Mansoor, and Mai-Thu Perret.   #
  • This October, two SCAHGrad WiAA (Women in the Academy & Arts) working groups will begin their weekly meetings in the Boston area: Feminism and the Art History Course, and Feminist Pedagogy. Sign up by October 7 by e-mailing us at scahgrad@gmail.com. (more…) #
  • On October 10 in Princeton, "Dadanimation, the Human, and the Contemporary Art of War," a lecture by Karen Beckman (University of Pennsylvania). #
  • JOB: "The School of Art and Design at Texas State University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Art History. The selected candidate will be expected to be a productive scholar and an effective teacher of contemporary art and visual culture, with the ability to also teach courses from a global perspective related to gender studies, new media, and/or curatorial practices." #
  • On Wednesday, October 2nd @ 8pm, the SCAH Philadelphia reading group meets to discuss the next section of Richard Meyer's What Was Contemporary Art? (pp. 115-189). More info and readings at http://scahphiladelphia.wordpress.com/schedule/     #
  • CFP: "The Reception of German Art, Art Theory, and Philosophy by the Americas in the 20th Century," a panel at the AAH Annual Conference, London, April 12-14, 2014. Submissions due: November 11, 2013 (more…) #
  • On October 4 and 5 in Washington, DC, a symposium on American art and the African diaspora at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Speakers include Chika Okeke-Agulu, Krista Thompson, Jeffrey Stewart, Celeste-Marie Bernier, James Smalls, and artist/scholar David C. Driskell. (more…) #

Welcome to Society of Contemporary Art Historians

The Society of Contemporary Art Historians aims to foster strong scholarship and to promote collegiality within the vital field of contemporary art history. The Society also encourages mentoring and career development, especially for younger scholars and graduate students. Major programs include a standing panel at the College Art Association’s annual conference, and the distribution of relevant information through the Society’s web site and Facebook pages.