Call for papers - Human Kind: Transforming Identity in British and Australian Portraits 1700-1914
Papers are invited that focus on British or Australian portraits between 1700 and 1914. The closing date for proposals has been extended to March 18, 2016.
Inspired by the outstanding collection of the National Gallery of Victoria, this interdisciplinary conference will be the first gathering of international and Australian scholars to focus on portraits. It will provide a unique opportunity to explore both British and Australian portraits through a dynamic interchange between academics and curators.
Papers are invited that focus on British or Australian portraits between 1700 and 1914, which can be interpreted as separate fields or as overlapping or comparative studies. The portraits may be in any public or private collection worldwide, but in particular in the National Gallery of Victoria. They may be in any medium, including painting, print, drawing, sculpture and photography.
The conference aims to be both informed and provocative and to provide a robust forum for new and contemporary perspectives.
More information can be found on the School of Culture and Communication Human Kind international conference web page.