New Beginnings: Art History & Visual Culture PGR Conference

Date / time: 2 June, 12:00 am


Call for Papers, deadline – 2 June 2023

We are delighted to announce the second annual Art History & Visual Culture PGR conference at the University of Exeter. We invite postgraduate students from art history and visual culture departments across the UK, as well as PGRs in other disciplines whose work engages with questions of visuality and materiality, to present their research at this one-day conference.

This year’s theme is New Beginnings: we encourage the discussion of ideas relating to paradigm shifts and new methodologies within art history, as well as questions of transition and rebirth. By selecting this broad theme, our intention is that the conference will generate discussion on a diverse range of subjects, linked together by a core set of ideas. We hope that submissions will consider visual culture produced across a range of eras and in a range of media, from ancient to contemporary, from panel painting to performance art.

The event will take place at the Phoenix Arts Centre in Exeter’s city centre and will run for a full day. PGR panels are scheduled for the morning. The afternoon’s event will focus on New Beginnings in terms of career, inviting guests who have followed paths outside academia after their postgraduate studies.

Refreshments will be provided throughout the day, and financial assistance will be offered to cover speakers’ travel.

If you are interested in presenting a paper, please submit an abstract (150-200 words) and a short bio (50 words) by Friday 2 June 2023 to