Circulaire #32

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

The annual meeting of the College Art Association will take place on February 15 – 18 in New York City. Please note that CAA is introducing a Pay-As-You-Wish Day Pass this year:


On this occasion, EPCAF is sponsoring a panel on the European Eighties, organized by Sophie Cras and Emmanuel Guy, which seeks to demonstrate that a historical reassessment of the European Eighties is a necessary step towards a better understanding of the globalization that shapes today’s art world, as well as the challenges that western democracies are currently facing: extreme far-right identity politics, the migrant crisis, and uncertainty around the future of the EU.


EPCAF will also hold a business meeting that everyone (members and/or not-yet-members) is welcome to attend. It will be the occasion for us to meet, discuss EPCAF’s upcoming events, including our Second June Colloquium in Paris, and on-going projects such as our book series, on which Stephanie Jeanjean has been working diligently over the past months so much so that the first books are ready to come out this year. We will thus be seeking your book proposals, as well as asking you to share with us any ideas you might have for our association and its future.


Below you will find below our usual list of announcements.



Catherine Dossin


European Eighties

Co-Chairs: Sophie Cras and Emmanuel Guy

Date and Time: Wednesday, 02/15/17: 3:30–5:00 PM

Room: Bryant Suite, 2nd Floor, New York Hilton Midtown


EPCAF Business Meeting

Chair: Lily Woodruff

Date and Time: Friday, 2/17/17: 12:00 – 1:30 PM

Room: Regent Parlor, 2nd Floor, New York Hilton Midtown






Séminaire Années 80

Mondays, from 5 to 7 pm
Parsons Paris, 45 rue Saint Roch



Calls for Paper:


Artistic Subversion: Exposing Conditions & Cracking the Frame
Kunstlicht Vol. 38 (2017) no. 1
Deadline: 21 February 2017



Jean Dubuffet vs. The Culture

University of Rennes 2 (France), April 06, 2017

Deadline: Feb 28, 2017


International Students Sessions in Art History, The Art History Festival, 7th edition

Fontainebleau, France June 2-3-4, 2017

Deadline: March 15, 2017


Diasporas, Displacements, and Migrations

45th Annual Conference Western Society For French History
Reno, Nevada, 2-4 November 201
Deadline: April 1, 2017


“Art, a language that should unite:” The Diversity of European Postwar Abstractions

SECAC 2017

Columbus, OH October 25-28, 2017

Deadline: April 20, 2017