Date of submission : 13 january 2017
The PhD Program in Art History, in collaboration with The Center for Humanities at The Graduate Center, CUNY, is seeking new and in-progress research papers that explore links between art production and art institutions internationally between the 1930s and the 1960s. This program includes a one-day public conference and a one-day closed-door workshop session focusing on new methodologies for research in this emerging field.
Inspired by recent initiatives that have expanded the field of artistic modernism geographically, this conference examines the shifting stakes and definitions of internationalism before and after World War II. Much scholarship of this period has focused on questions of universalism, or attempts to transcend the cultural, linguistic, and political boundaries of the nation-state. Instead, this conference takes internationalism as its starting point, inviting scholars to explore instances of material exchange of art and ideas among nations during this period.
While we particularly encourage papers exploring issues of cultural nation building during the transition from colonial to post-colonial statehood in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, we also invite research on art and internationalism that emerges from Europe and the Americas.