HASA Call for Papers

January 14, 2020 by Department of Art History

The History of Art Students’ Association (HASA) is pleased to present the Sixth Annual Undergraduate Symposium in collaboration with the Hart House Art Committee on March 13, 2019. The theme of this year’s undergraduate conference is “Art and the Nature of Change” and the symposium will consider the role of art in influencing, reflecting, responding to and giving meaning to moments of political, technological, social, religious, institutional and environmental change

This conference aims to foster a supportive environment in which undergraduate art historians can challenge their fields of interest and explore research as a community. Announcements regarding the symposium program and registration are available on the symposium website and HASA Facebook page.

At this time, symposium organizers invite students to submit papers that explore topics relating to the theme "Art and the Nature of Change." Ideas might include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • The role of art in war, propaganda, and political revolution
  • Changing technologies: innovations in building techniques, the printing press, scientific revolutions, the invention of the camera, digital art, new media, etc.
  • Art and transformations of social realities
  • Periods of religious change and the contested historical narrative of secularization
  • Institutional changes: turning points in exhibition making, the professionalization of art and shifts in the status of the artist, etc.
  • New methods and approaches for analysing the relationship between visual culture and environments (both real and imagined, urban and natural)
  • The role of art and the artist in our current moment of climate change

All papers that are accepted for the conference will also be published in HASA's annual symposium journal in both a print and online format (found on its website).

Submission deatils on the HASA Facebok page

Submission deadline: Wednesday, January 22, 2020