UAAC 2018 Conference - Call for Sessions

Note: Revised deadline now Feb. 7th, 2018
UAAC 2018 Conference
Call for Sessions
Conference - 2018 – Congrès
October 25-27 octobre, 2018

Department of Fine Arts, University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario

Call for Session Proposals

We invite the submission of session proposals for the annual UAAC-AAUC conference, to be hosted by the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Waterloo, We hope to offer a range of sessions, round tables, and panels that reflect UAAC’s diverse constituents, in terms of membership and scholarship. Sessions, round tables, and panels are invited that interrogate historical and contemporary art history, visual and material culture, creative studio practice, design practice, theory and criticism, pedagogy, and museum and gallery practice. We particularly welcome sessions that focus on areas that have not been strongly represented at previous UAAC conferences, such as Indigenous scholarship and practices, scholars, artists/theorists dealing with race(ism), immigration, diaspora, and, more recently, Medieval and Early Modern studies.

Proposals (which can be in English, French or an Indigenous language) should include a title; a 150-word description of the panel; and full contact information for the session chair/s. The deadline for submission to is February 7, 2018.

Only members of UAAC-AAUC may chair or co-chair and/or present papers in conference sessions. Non members who propose sessions will be required to become members in the event that their proposals are

We welcome proposals from permanent and contractual academic staff, independent scholars, artists and curators, and graduate students in terminal degree programs. Sessions that include a mixture of graduate students and faculty/independent researchers are also encouraged.

Please note that only ONE proposal will be accepted per member, whether that proposal is for a single or jointly chaired session, roundtable or workshop.

We invite you to visit the UAAC website at to find out about the conference and membership.

Please submit proposals using the attached form to Fran Pauzé, at by February 7, 2018.

A receipt will be sent for all proposals received. If you do not receive a receipt please contact the UAACAAUC office.