CFP: “See the Light”

CFP: “See the Light,”  a Boston University Graduate Student Symposium, Feb 28-Mar 1, 2014. Submissions due: November 23, 2013.

The 30th Annual Boston University Graduate Symposium on the History of Art
& Architecture
Submissions Due: November 23, 2013
Symposium Dates: February 28 – March 1, 2014
See The Light
Light is vital to artistic creation throughout history and across geographic boundaries, whether it
is used as a source, treated as physical material, or conceptualized symbolically and theoretically.
The 30th Annual Boston University Graduate Student Symposium on the History of Art &
Architecture invites submissions that consider the employment and reception of light in art and

Possible subjects include, but are not limited to, the following: light as metaphor; light as
medium; light and technological change; light as symbol; light and conservation; light in
ceremony and ritual; the color spectrum of light; light in photography, film, and performance;
silhouettes, projections, and other technical processes; representations of light and light sources;
the corporeal experience of light; light and built spaces; and the material culture of illumination.
We welcome submissions from graduate students at all stages of their studies, working in any
area or discipline.

Papers should be 20 minutes in length and selected speakers will be notified before January 1st.
The Symposium will be held Friday, February 28 – Saturday, March 1, 2014, with a keynote
lecture (TBD) at the Boston University Art Gallery at the Stone Gallery on Friday evening and
graduate presentations on Saturday in the Riley Seminar Room of the Museum of Fine Arts,

A paper title, an abstract (300 words) and a CV should be sent to the Symposium Coordinator,
Caitlin Dalton, at The deadline for submissions is
Saturday, November 23, 2013.

This event is generously sponsored by The Boston University Center for the Humanities; the Boston
University Department of History of Art & Architecture; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Boston
University Graduate Student History of Art & Architecture Association; and the Boston University Art
Gallery at the Stone Gallery.

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