February 4, 2022
2022 UAAC Conference | Call for Sessions

University of Toronto October 27-29, 2022

UAAC Conference 2022 Call for Sessions

Call for sessions

We invite the submission of session proposals for the annual UAAC-AAUC Conference. We hope to offer a range of panels, roundtables, and workshops that reflect UAACʼs diverse constituents, in terms of membership and scholarship. Panels, roundtables, and workshops are invited that interrogate all time periods and cultural frames of 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. We also encourage sessions that focus on Pre- and Early-Modern studies, and more broadly, sessions that address global or transnational topics and approaches from all time periods.


Proposals (which can be in English or French) should include a title, a 150-word description of the panel, and full contact information for the session chair/s.

The bulk of the conference is expected to be held in person, but a limited number of virtual panel slots are available. Please indicate in the Google Form whether you are proposing an in-person or virtual panel.

Who can propose a session?

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 accepted.

We welcome proposals from permanent and contract 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.

How to submit a proposal

Please fill out the Google Form here:


Submissions are due March 27, 2022.

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