Call for Papers
What do we learn from the study of objects, images, texts, and performances that no longer exist? How do we write histories of things that are absent, silent, destroyed, or lost? What kinds of methodologies do studies of nonextant materials employ? How do ekphrasis, iconoclasm, memory, re-enactment, and reconstruction factor into such work?
We are organizing two panels for the Renaissance Society of America conference in Dublin on March 30 – April 2, 2022 that explore things that are no longer extant. We encourage papers in the field of art history that test new methodologies and/or consider the implications of the nonextant in the historiography of our discipline. Please send a 150-word abstract and short CV to Dana E. Katz (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dawn Odell (email@example.com) by Friday, July 30, 2021.