Zürich (CH)

CfP: Unlearn the Body: New Approaches on Disability and Art History

Workshop hosted by the “Rethinking Art History through Disability” Research Project

Disability is receiving increasing attention in art historical research, writing, and conference panels, yet many questions remain to be explored. Recent studies have called attention to the need of thematizing disability within art history, including foundational texts by Tobin Siebers and Ann Millett-Gallant, and edited volumes on various related topics. This two-day workshop will bring a diverse group of a dozen thinkers together to focus on methodological aspects in art history and related fields, in order to share and explore different approaches to engage with disability in art (history). We are specifically interested in the way that methods informed by queer and feminist approaches, critical design and access interventions, global and environmental perspectives, or the notion of materiality can provide new prospects on the topic.

The workshop will take place at the University of Zurich on Friday, June 3 and Saturday, June 4, 2022. Please send your abstract of 250 words and a short biography by email by January 21, 2022.

Einsendefrist: 21.01.2022
University of Zurich
Institute of Art History
veröffentlicht am: 20.12.2021