2017 AHSC Annual Conference 10.6.17 Teaching and Writing the Art Histories of Latin American Los Angeles at the Getty Center

The Art Historians of Southern California & The Getty Research Institute present:  Teaching and Writing the Art Histories of Latin American Los Angeles. 10.6.17 at the Getty Center.  Keynote address by Dr. Charlene Villaseñor Black, Professor of Art History and Chicana/o Studies at UCLA, and Associate Director of the Chicano Studies Research Center.

CALL FOR PAPERS: Teaching and Writing the Art Histories of Latin American Los Angeles

Our annual conference is developed in collaboration with the Getty Research Institute, and in conjunction with the Getty’s region-wide art initiative Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA – a far reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino/a art in dialogue with Los Angeles taking place from September 2017 through January 2018 at cultural institutions throughout Southern California. PST LA/LA will provide educators and scholars with invaluable resources that will surely impact the study and teaching of art history for years to come. Aside from the practical concerns of aligning course curricula with a wealth of exhibitions that are temporally and geographically dispersed, there are many richly productive questions that arise in considering how these kinds of exhibitions impact pedagogy and scholarship. Our annual conference seeks papers that explore ideas related to the overall theme of PST LA/LA and that speak to the impact of such exhibitions on pedagogy and scholarship. These ideas include but are not necessarily limited to the follow potential topics:

  • Issues of terminology: Latin American, Latino/a, Latinx, Chicana/o, Chicanx
  • Los Angeles as a Latin American and Latinx city
  • Latin American and Latinx culture and identity
  • Queer and feminist perspectives
  • Historiographies of the fields
  • Pedagogy and the teaching of PST LA/LA
  • Uncovering hidden local histories and archives
  • The relationship between Latin American, Latinx, and indigenous cultures

Please submit a one-page proposal and CV to arthistsocal@gmail.com by July 1st 2017. Presenters will be notified by July 21st.  Selected participants in the conference will be invited to be a part of the roundtable with the same theme at the College Art Association’s Annual Conference in Los Angeles in February of 2018.