[spectre] CFP: Media History of Art and Design Education, Session at AAH 2023 (London, 12-14 Apr 23)

Andreas Broeckmann broeckmann at leuphana.de
Tue Oct 11 10:16:45 CEST 2022

From: Jeffrey Saletnik
Date: Oct 3, 2022
Subject: CFP: Session at AAH 2023 (London, 12-14 Apr 23)

Association for Art History (AAH) Annual Conference, University College 
London, UK, Apr 12–14, 2023
Deadline: Nov 4, 2022

Toward a Media History of Art and Design Education

Instructional forms function surreptitiously, as actors that help 
determine subjectivity. Yet we rarely think about how ordinary classroom 
tools actually circumscribe the ideas and practices that come across to 
students, let alone how these tools convey ideologies or inscribe power 
structures. We invite proposals for papers that scrutinize the 
educational media of art and design instruction critically and reflect 
upon their social effects - from the reinforcement of patriarchy to the 
modeling of democracy - in a global context. Papers might approach the 
topic in broad strokes; how, for example, did the advent of 
photo-mechanical reproduction, moving images, and sound recording 
transform educational practices and philosophies when these media were 
introduced? How has the architecture of instructional spaces literally 
and figuratively placed students in relation to their teachers and to 
concepts of agency? And what of the design of the pedagogical 
apparatuses - like drafting tables, blackboards, and taborets - that 
populate the spaces of European and North American classrooms? Papers 
also might address the history of specific educational forms - like the 
wax tablet, plaster cast, squared paper, color wheel, nude model, slide 
presentation, visualization software, or video lecture. What forms once 
ubiquitous in art and design instruction have become extinct, and why? 
Additionally, papers could probe the origin, affordances, and ideologies 
of specific exercises - like copying, model making, the conceptual 
prompt, the group critique, or the examination in various socio-cultural 
contexts. We welcome all submissions, seeking as much range as possible 
across historical period and geographic area.

Please submit a title and an abstract of no more than 250 words for your 
proposed paper, as well as your name and institutional affiliation to:

Emily Ruth Capper, University of Minnesota, ercapper at umn.edu
Jeffrey Saletnik, Indiana University Bloomington, saletnik at indiana.edu

For the conference details, please visit: 

Reference / Quellennachweis:
CFP: Session at AAH 2023 (London, 12-14 Apr 23). In: ArtHist.net, Oct 3, 
2022. <https://arthist.net/archive/37581>.

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