Possible topics might include:
We welcome submissions from art history and architecture graduate students in all stages of their studies and from all fields and geographic regions, ranging from ancient through contemporary art. We will also consider papers from a wide range of methodologies and approaches. A monetary prize graciously underwritten by The Cleveland Friends of Art will be awarded to the speaker who presents the most innovative research in the most successfully delivered paper.
- Material value of object(s), attributed upon creation or retroactively
- The use of costly or precious mediums and components
- Public, private, royal, and civic commissions
- Decorative arts
- Reliquaries and other objects with religious functions
- Artist markets and trade
- Depictions of important political or religious events
- Pomp, pageantry, and ceremony
- Gifts, personal or diplomatic
To be considered, please send a 250-word abstract, recent CV, graduate level, and contact information to email@example.com by June 1, 2013.