CFP: The 7th Congress of Czech Art Historians 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Czech Association of Art Historians and the Faculty of Art and Design of Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem, will host the 7th Congress of Art Historians, dedicated to the subject of Infrastructures of (the History of) Art, and announce an open call for papers. The Congress is open to all colleagues working in art history and related fields.

Infrastruktury (dějin) umění
Infrastructures of (the History of) Art

Location: Ústí nad Labem
Date: September 23–24, 2021 (conference) + September 25 (excursion)

[In the event of continued restrictions due to Covid-19 an alternative date will be set well in advance.]

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CRAACE at the 2021 CAA Annual Conference

The 109th Annual Conference of the College Art Association will take place online between 10 and 13 February 2021. The sessions have been pre-recorded and will be made available to registered participants from 5 February. Live Q&A sessions will be held in the timeframe of the conference.

CRAACE researchers are involved in two sessions:

Marta Filipová is co-chairing the session From Redevelopment to Responsibility: Environmentally (Un)Friendly Design with Vendula Hnídková. The session is sponsored by the Design History Society. Live Q&As will be held on 11 February at 20–20.30 CET.

Nóra Veszprémi is presenting a paper entitled ‘How to Look Past Isms?’ in the session A Multiplicity of Perspectives at the Museum of Modern Art (In conversation with curators at MoMA). Live Q&As will be held on 13 February at 16–16.30 CET. The session is organised in the framework of the CAA–Getty International Programme, and it is one of the five Global Conversations sponsored by the programme this year.

 

Milada Maresova Charity Bazaar

Interview about Milada Marešová with Marta Filipová

CRAACE research fellow Marta Filipová has been interviewed about the painter Milada Marešová (1901–1987) on the Czech national radio channel ČRo Dvojka. You can listen to the radio programme here.

The radio series Osudové ženy introduces remarkable women of Czech history to wider audiences, and has featured not only the life and work of female politicians, writers, sportswomen, and actresses, but also the artists Mary Duras (1884–1982) and Vlasta Vostřebalová-Fischerová (1898–1963). Each programme combines period recordings, dramatizations by actors, and studio discussions with specialists.

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Nóra Veszprémi joins College Art Association committee

CRAACE Research Fellow Nóra Veszprémi has been appointed as a member of the International Committee of the College Art Association.

As the preeminent international leadership organization in the visual arts, CAA promotes these arts and their understanding through advocacy, intellectual engagement, and a commitment to the diversity of practices and practitioners. Its International Committee seeks to foster an international community of artists, designers, scholars, and critics within CAA and to provide forums in which to exchange ideas and make connections. It aims to develop relationships between CAA and organizations with comparable goals and activities outside the United States, and it assists the CAA Board of Directors by identifying and recommending advocacy issues that cross national borders. The Committee organises a session at the CAA Annual Conference each year. Furthermore, it solicits articles on international news for publication in CAA News, and it also runs the CAA-Getty International Program, which brings between 15 and 20 international scholars each year to the CAA Annual Conference.

As an alumna of the CAA-Getty International Program, Nóra Veszprémi is looking forward to helping organise its future events, as well as to contributing to the Committee’s other activities.

Marta Filipová appointed Trustee of the Design History Society

CRAACE Research Fellow Marta Filipová has been appointed as Conference Liaison Trustee of the Design History Society.

The Design History Society promotes the study of design histories worldwide and has members from a range of disciplines. It hosts a number of networking, research and teaching events, awards prizes and grants, and publishes the Journal of Design History. It also holds an annual conference hosted by different institutions around the world on a particular theme, aimed at emerging and established scholars, museum professionals and design practitioners.

Marta Filipová’s role as a Trustee of the Society and Conference Liaison Officer will be to facilitate organisation of these prestigious events and oversee their transition to a hybrid conference format in the future. It promises to be a challenging and exciting experience.