Circulaire #29

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

As mentioned in our last Circulaire, we have set up a new Facebook page for our group: here. Feel free to use it to share relevant news and information, and do not hesitate to send me any cfp or announcement you would like to see included in our monthly Circulaire.

Below you will find our usual list of announcements. For detailed information on these different opportunities, you may click on the logos.

I wish you a restful and productive summer.

Catherine Dossin

Kunstlicht, Vol. 37, 2016, no. 2 

Translation as Method
Deadline:  August 1, 2016

Art Outside the Gallery (Plymouth, 25 Nov 16)

Plymouth University, November 25, 2016
Deadline:  August 1, 2016

Nierika. Revista de Estudios de Arte

Late Modernism
Deadline:  August 15, 2016

French Historical Studies

Special issue on May 1968
Deadline:  September 1, 2016

The editors of French Historical Studies seek articles for a special issue on the theme of May 1968, which will appear on the fiftieth anniversary of these events. We welcome research that offers new interpretations of the events of the spring of 1968, but also work  that examines in new ways the relationship of May 1968, broadly conceived, to developments before and after and that situates May 1968 in relation to developments in postwar France and globally. Many questions about May 1968 remain unasked or unanswered.  Authors may wish to consider some of the questions posed here but are encouraged to pose new questions that open up discussion of May 1968.

What do we learn about French politics and culture by comparing “1968” in France to “1968” elsewhere?  What was the May 1968 of those who lived it without making it their own or who actively opposed May movements as they were taking place? How did non-French citizens in the hexagon and citizens of French departments outside of the hexagon experience and give meaning to the events of May 1968? What is the nature and importance of communities that draw their identities from reference to May 1968, and how have such communities and references changed over time? How have such communities constituted themselves through various forms of representation, including in the visual sphere, and did May 1968 bring about any lasting changes in codes of representation? How have individuals incorporated the experiences and identities of May 1968 into a sense of the self in succeeding years? To what extent has the concept of generation enriched and limited research and limited analysis of 1968?

Authors might also explore historiographical questions and those concerned with legacies. For example, is the héritage of May 1968 more or less pervasive in the history of post-1968 decades than the existing historiography makes it out to be? Does changing the focus of investigation from its classic sites – politics, the universities, the unions – to others, such as those of cultural production, illuminate significant but lesser known impacts of May 1968?  What impact does the type of evidence chosen – whether literary, artistic, cinematic, or theoretical – have on the utility of notions of continuity versus rupture in understanding May 1968?  Or are the understandings of the héritage of May 1968 used by historians themselves what obscure the significance of the event?  Is May 1968 and more generally a putative 1968 generation in France a subject whose importance has diminished over time and will continue to recede as succeeding anniversaries take place?  What is the heuristic value of “May 1968” to studies in history and cognate disciplines, and how might broadening the compass of the term complicate or enhance existing understandings?

We are particularly interested in research that puts in dialogue research in social, cultural, political and intellectual history, work that draws on new source bases, including in the arts, architecture, mass media, and performance, and work that uses the methods of neighboring disciplines in the humanities and social sciences to inform and challenge historical understanding(s).  We also encourage studies that both approach and question “May 1968” as discursive entity from the perspective of critical race, gender, and post-colonial theory, among others.

To submit an article, please visit www.editorialmanager/fhs.  After registering, follow the submission instructions under “Instructions for Authors” on the website.  Articles may be either in English or in French but must conform to French Historical Studies style (for details, see and must be accompanied by titles and 150-word abstracts in both French and English.  Manuscripts should be no longer than 10,000 words excluding notes and no longer than 14,000 words including notes.  For the inclusion of illustrations, the author must obtain written permission for both print and online publication from the relevant persons or institutions.  The deadline for submissions has been extended to September 1, 2016.

Colleagues planning to take advantage of the extended deadline are asked to contact the guest editors, Donald Reid ( and Daniel Sherman (, as soon as possible with a short description of their article, so that arrangements can be made for timely review of all submissions.

Art and the Environment in Britain. 1700-Today 

Rennes 2 University, Rennes, France, March 2 – 03, 2017
Deadline:  September 3, 2016

Fifth Euroacademia Forum of Critical Studies: Asking Big Questions Again

Palazzo Bernardini, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy,  11 & 12 November 2016
Deadline:  September 9, 2016

Hans Hartung et l’abstraction (Paris, 12 – 13 Jan 17)

Colloque international au Centre allemand d’histoire de l’art Paris, January 12 – 13, 2017
Deadline:  September 12, 2016

Mediterranean Reception of Lucio Fontana’s Baroque Continuum

University of Malta, Malta, December 15, 2016
Deadline:  September 15, 2016

Migration im Bild – eine Fachtagung zum aktuellen Stand der Diskussion um Bild und Migration aus erziehungswissenschaftlicher Perspektive

Universität zu Köln, Humanwissenschaftliche Fakultät, 30. – 31.03.2017
Deadline:  September 30, 2016

Les conflits de mémoire : arts, histoire, commémorations » (Le Mans, 6-7 avril 2017)

Le Mans, Université du Maine, 6-7 avril 2017
Deadline:  October 15, 2016

Edition 6 of Contemporaneity: Historical Presence in Visual Culture

“Who, When, and Where: Art and Identification across Borders”
Deadline:  October 31, 2016

Grand Narratives, Posthumanism, and Aesthetics

Aarhus University, Denmark, March 22 – 24, 2017
Deadline:  November 1, 2016

Une nouvelle histoire de la critique d’art à la lumière des humanités numériques ?

18-19 mai 2017, Paris, INHA, Galerie Colbert
Deadline:  November 2, 2016

Art History and Socialism(s) after World War II

Time:  October 27 – 29, 2016
Location: Estonian Academy of Sciences main hall (Kohtu 6, Tallinn)