January 31, 2023
Call for sessions: 2023 UAAC-AAUC conference

We invite the submission of session proposals for the 2023 UAAC-AAUC conference, to be held at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Banff, Alberta, from October 19 to 21, 2023. 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, research-creation, design practice, theory and criticism, pedagogy, and museum and gallery practice.


We welcome proposals from BIPOC scholars and artists and sessions that address anti-racism, decolonization, immigration, diaspora, disability, and gender and sexuality. 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. We also invite sessions that do not require a physical room, such as place-based sessions, performances, walking events, etc. Working groups, associations, and caucuses who can envision multi-year participation at the annual conference are especially encouraged to submit (and can submit a pre-constituted 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.


  •  Become a member: Visit the UAAC “Join Us!” webpage and become a member.
  •  Submit a proposal: Complete the Call for Sessions Form online.
  •  Format 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 conference is expected to be held fully in person.

⚠️ Deadline: Submissions are due March 26, 2023.


UAAC-AAUC Conference 2023 Call for Sessions