On November 10 in NYC a Symposium “Framing American Art

FRAMING AMERICAN ART Six leading scholars in the field of American Art History present their current research, discuss their methodologies, and interrogate the state of the field. November 10, 20102 Taylor 203 Vassar College Poughkeepsie, NY Program 10:00  Welcome & Introductory Remarks 10:20  ERIKA DOSS, Professor of American Studies, University of Notre Dame Memorial Mania: […]

On October 31 in Boston Aaron Belkin: Bring Me Men: Military Masculinity and the Benign Façade of American Empire, 1898-2001

Reflecting on some of the unintended consequences of the successful campaign to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” Belkin notes that the strategies he pursued required him to glorify both the military and American foreign policy more broadly, thus adding to the ever-increasing militarization of American culture and politics. Bring Me Men is his effort to […]

On October 30th in Boston Aaron Belkin on How We Won: Reflections on the Repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

Belkin, a scholar with more than a decade of hands-on experience in the repeal campaign, shares an insider’s perspective on the strategies that he and others used to foster the changes of mind — and heart – that led to Congressional repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” The implications of Belkin’s tactics extend far beyond […]

“A Riot is the Language of the Unheard” with Krzysztof Wodiczko, A.K. Burns, Doug Ashford, Gregory Sholette and others in NYC.

On Saturday, October 6, 4pm, at The Cooper Union, an event of speeches and performances by Krzysztof Wodiczko, A.K. Burns, Doug Ashford, Gregory Sholette, Mary Walling Blackburn + Che Chen, Thom Donovan, Corrine Fitzpatrick, Naeem Mohaiemen, Marina Sitrin, and David Levi Strauss. Free with RSVP.  

On October 3 at BU Nicholas Wolterstorff on “Rethinking Religion and Art”

Boston University’s Institute for Philosophy & Religion 2012-2013 Lecture Series, “Beyond Aesthetics: Philosophical and Theological Construals of Art,” presents “Rethinking Religion and Art” Nicholas Wolterstorff, Noah Porter Professor Emeritus of Philosophical Theology, Yale University Wednesday, October 3, 5:00 p.m. Boston University School of Law, Barristers Hall 765 Commonwealth Avenue, First Floor Campus map: http://www.bu.edu/maps/?id=1091

SCAH Graduate Advocacy Committee Position Statement

GRADUATE STUDENT ADVOCACY COMMITTEE SOCIETY OF CONTEMPORARY ART HISTORIANS (SCAH) Position Statement, Summer/Fall 2012   In the contemporary climate of escalating professional and market demands combined with the increasing instability of universities, museums, and the economy, what is the role of a Graduate Student Advocacy Committee? As universities seek to make the PhD more efficient […]

Material and Immaterial Aspects of Color: A Dialogue among Artists, Conservators, Curators, and Scientists

On Saturday, September 22, Material and Immaterial Aspects of Color: A Dialogue among Artists, Conservators, Curators, and Scientists will take place at the Sackler Museum in Cambridge, MA. Organized by the Harvard Art Museums, this event includes an afternoon focus on modern and contemporary topics, with speakers Francesca Esmay and Harry Cooper.

SCAH Elections

The Society of Contemporary Art Historians seeks nominations and self-nominations for the executive board, to serve for the term 2012-2015. The open positions are Vice President and Secretary-Treasurer. These officers, together with the Society’s President, direct all of SCAH’s activities–most importantly, planning its annual panel at the College Art Association conference, directing its web site […]