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Calls for Proposals, Papers, Submissions, Entries, and Volunteers

SECAC posts academic and studio calls of potential interest to our members. To add a call, please forward a description in a Word document without special graphics to SECAC administrator Christine Tate at admin@secacart.org.


CURRENT CALLS:
  • Call for Papers, New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies (9/15/19)
  • Call for Proposals, Visual Resources Association 2020 Conference (7/19/19)
  • Call for Entries, InLight Richmond, 1708 Gallery (7/15/19)
  • Call for Exhibition Submissions, Marshall University Galleries (2/1/20)
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Call for Papers, New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Proposal deadline: September 15, 2019
Conference dates: March 12-14, 2020
Call website: http://www.newcollegeconference.org/cfp
Contact: info@newcollegeconference.org

The twenty-second biennial New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies will take place 12–14 March 2020 in Sarasota, Florida. The program committee invites 250-word abstracts of proposed twenty-minute papers on topics in European and Mediterranean history, literature, art, music and religion from the fourth to the seventeenth centuries. Interdisciplinary work is particularly appropriate to the conference’s broad historical and disciplinary scope. Planned sessions are also welcome. The deadline for all abstracts is 15 September 2019; please see the submission guidelines on the conference website at http://www.newcollegeconference.org/cfp.

Junior scholars whose abstracts are accepted are encouraged to submit their papers for consideration for the Snyder Prize (named in honor of conference founder Lee Snyder), which carries an honorarium of $400. Please see the "Snyder Prize" section of the conference website at http://www.newcollegeconference.org/snyderprize for further information.

More information will be posted on the conference website as it becomes available, including information about plenary speakers, conference events, and area attractions. Please send any inquiries to info@newcollegeconference.org.

 

Call for Proposals: Visual Resources Association 2020 Conference, Baltimore
Proposal deadline: July 19
Proposal form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VRA2020Prop 
Contact: Sara Schumacher, Vice President for Conference Program, at vpcp@vraweb.org

Visual Resources Association (VRA) is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to furthering research and education in the field of image management within the educational, cultural heritage, and commercial environments. For more information on VRA: http://vraweb.org/

The Visual Resources Association’s 2020 Annual Conference will be held in Baltimore, Maryland from Tuesday, March 24th through Friday, March 27th, 2020 at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore.

Presenting at the VRA Conference provides you with the opportunity to see how your ideas, research, work, and passion connect to those of other dedicated professionals while building networks and friendships in an open, collaborative environment.

Call for Proposals
The VRA Executive Board is soliciting proposals for papers, sessions, special interest/user groups, and workshops for the 2020 program until Friday, July 19th. All proposals are welcome, and if you have other conference ideas or suggestions that do not fit the conference proposal form, please reach out to the Vice President for Conference Program, Sara Schumacher. Please note a call for Lightning Round presenters will go out in the fall/winter, so that we can better accommodate recent innovations and activities, as well as, students and emerging professionals.

A paper is an individual idea submission, which will be reviewed for possible grouping into a session. Your ideas, whether they come to us alone or in a group, are equally valued in the Board's proposal and selection process.

A session is a maximum 60-minute moderated panel, usually consisting of no more than 3 presenters each, speaking for 15 to 18 minutes, followed by a brief facilitated question and answer period. If you feel your session topic requires more time, consider dividing it into two sessions, consisting of a Part I and a Part II.

A special interest/user group is a 60-minute informal, community -driven, facilitated group discussion on topics related to a specific segment of the VRA membership.

A workshop is a 2, 4, or 8-hour workshop to develop skills and experience in the field of visual resources with hands-on activities.

What should you propose?
Past conference schedules can give you an idea of the range of topics presented in previous years or read through the list below of suggested topics compiled from the 2019 post-conference survey responses to find inspiration. Please, do not be afraid to deviate and propose something new or highlight an area of concern that you feel has not been adequately addressed previously, as you may find new collaborators and colleagues. Moderators may put out calls for presenters within a proposed topic before or after the submission of a proposal. The VRA Executive Board will be looking for articulate and concise submissions with lists of presenters, but submissions without presenter lists are encouraged as well.

Suggested topics
Coding (PHP, Python, SQL, etc.)
Community Outreach
Copyright/Intellectual Property
Digital Asset Management, Digital Curation, Digital Preservation, etc.
Digitization (Workflows, Digital Capture and Imaging Technologies)
Digital Scholarship and Digital Humanities
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Cultural Competencies, Social Justice
Project Management (Communication, Grant writing, Prioritization, Leadership, etc.)
Linked Data
Materials/Objects collections
Metadata/Cataloging Ethics (Decolonizing vocabularies, Radical cataloging)
Storytelling and Oral History
Technologies (GIS and mapping, 3D imaging, etc.)
Tools: Open Source, Evolution, Future Trends
Workplace cultures and professional transitions (academic departments, libraries, cultural heritage institutions, archives, corporate, etc.)

 

Call for Entries: 1708 Gallery, InLight Richmond
Entries due: July 15
Submissions and details: https://www.1708gallery.org/

1708 Gallery invites national and international artists working in all media and disciplines to submit entries for the 12th annual InLight Richmond. InLight is a public exhibition of contemporary light-based artworks— multimedia and interactive projects, video, projection, sculpture, installation, and performance.
 
InLight 2019 will take place at Chimborazo Park in the Church Hill neighborhood of Richmond. Artists are invited to propose projects that critically engage with the social and geographic history of this site. Two key moments in the park's history include being the location of the largest Confederate military hospital during the Civil War and following Emancipation, hosting a Freedmen’s community for formerly enslaved African-Americans. 1708 seeks artists and projects that respond to, elaborate on, and propose new ways of understanding these complex histories.

Potential sites for installations and performances include pathways, sidewalks, green spaces, trees, and more. There are no interior sites available. Artists may propose a specific site for both pre-existing and site-responsive works. Please indicate if your work is site-specific on your entry form. 1708 Gallery reserves the right to make final site assignments.

 

Call for Exhibition Submissions: Marshall University Galleries
The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2020.
Notifications will be sent by late Spring 2020.
For more information please contact Jamie Platt, Gallery Director, at galleries@marshall.edu.

Marshall University’s School of Art & Design is seeking submissions from emerging to professional artists for solo and group shows in the fall of 2020 and spring of 2021. We have two galleries of varying sizes: The Carroll Gallery and the Birke Art Gallery located in Huntington WV. All visual arts media are eligible for consideration.

Please note that artist(s) are responsible for the cost of delivery and return shipping for their work and their travel expenses. Some gallery installation and promotional expenses are covered by the Marshall University School of Art & Design depending on the needs of the artist(s).

Electronic submissions are preferred. Please submit a brief exhibition proposal, an artist’s statement, biography, CV and a sample of 10 images representative of those you intend to display and an accompanying image list.