2023 UVU ART HISTORY SYMPOSIUM! CALL FOR PAPERS! Visualizing Identities in Art. MARCH 3, 2023 at KELLER BUILDING AUDITORIUM, 101a. The symposium will explore the ways in which art has been used to express different dimensions of self. We are interested in a broad range of interdisciplinary topics from all periods and areas in the visual arts that address how identities of patrons, artists, sitters, and cultures are constructed or deconstructed in art.  When we consider the many ways that identities are defined (social class, gender, race, religion, politics, nationality), it is worth exploring the role of art in the process of creating accurate or, in some cases, misleading identities. This topic invites consideration of how aspects of artists’, sitters’, and patrons’ social and political identities combine to create different modes of discrimination and privilege. It also encompasses various gender and social identities of the artist and the viewer, and how these identities work together to produce an artwork that otherwise would be non-existent. Individuals interested in participating should submit an abstract of no more than 250 words detailing their topic to cpoulton@uvu.edu. The deadline for submissions is Friday, December 2, 2022. Accepted applicants will be notified by December 20, 2022. The symposium committee welcomes submissions from undergraduates, graduates, affiliated and independent scholars.

If you have questions about the symposium please contact Dr. Char Poulton at . For more information about Art History program at UVU, please go to the Art History Page.