Art History

A Stream on “Art History”
as part of the 9th Annual International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts
11-14 June 2018, Athens, Greece
Sponsored by the Athens Journal of Humanities & Arts
and the Athens Journal of History

The Arts & Culture Unit and the History Unit of ATINER are organizing a Stream on “Art History”, 11-14 June 2018, Athens, Greece as part of the 9th Annual International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts sponsored by the Athens Journal of Humanities & Arts and the Athens Journal of History.

The aim of the stream is to invite visual presentations that bring together academics and researchers in art history, art criticism, and related disciplines. Proposed (but not limited to these topics) are:  Subversive critique by artists throughout the ages; The artist-run center movement re-booted; The role of Post-structural methodologies in recharging art criticism; How do art fairs and biennales act as soft politics? The politics of aesthetics; Intersections of race and gender on subjectivity and identity; Methodologies for studying world art history; Differing forms of field research for art history; Essays that deal with the power of representation in costume or dress; War and music in art’s history; Art patronage in any period; Interpretation of art through philosophy and/or mythology. How has the art of the past and the present created fictions? Ornament in Islam; Divine frescoes; Cultural patrimony lost in times of war; Explorations of the nexus of art and technology; How have digital communities created collaborative projects? Explorations of the human and non-human in art. You may participate as presenter of one paper, chair or/and organizer of a session, or observer.

Fee structure information is available on

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized: A pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, a Mycanae and island of Poros visit, an Athens educational walking tour, an one-day visit to Delphi and an ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion visit. Details of the social program are available here.

Please submit an abstract (email only) to:, using the abstract submission form by the 30 April 2018 to: Dr. Alexandria Pierce, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor of Art History, Savannah College of Art & Design, USA.  Abstracts should include the following: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Affiliation, Current Position, an email address, and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions are reached within 4 weeks.

If you want to participate without presenting a paper, i.e. chair a session, review papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email  to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER & Honorary Professor, University of Stirling, UK (

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