Third Annual Feminist Art History Conference

November 9 – 11, 2012, American University in Washington DC

Deadline: 15th May, 2012

This conference builds on the legacy of feminist art-historical scholarship and pedagogy initiated by Norma Broude and Mary D. Garrard at American University. To further the inclusive spirit of their groundbreaking anthologies, we invite papers on subjects spanning the chronological and geographic spectrum to foster a broad dialogue on feminist art-historical practice. Speakers may address such topics as: artists, movements, and works of art and architecture;cultural institutions and critical discourses; practices of collecting, patronage, and display; the gendering of objects, spaces, and media; the reception of images; and issues of power, agency, gender, and sexuality within visual cultures.

Keynote address

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? Feminism, Art History and the Story of a Book‘, Whitney Chadwick, Professor Emerita of Art History, San Francisco State University

Sessions and keynote will be held on AU’s campus with additional events at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in conjunction with its 25th Anniversary celebration.

Sponsored by the Art History Program, Department of Art,  College of Arts and Sciences at American University Organizing committee: Kathe Albrecht, Juliet Bellow, Norma Broude, Kim Butler, Mary D. Garrard, Namiko Kunimoto, Helen Langa, and Andrea  Pearson

CALL FOR PAPERS: please submit via email a one-page, single-spaced proposal and two-page curriculum vita by May 15, 2012 to

Notification of acceptance by July 1, 2012