Call for papers

Not Yet Written Stories. Women Artists in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), international conference Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, 2 & 3 September 2021

(Depending on the situation with Covid-19 will be organized also in a hybrid format offering online participation.)

Proposal submission deadline: 15 January 2021

Organized by: Arton Foundation (Warsaw), Latvian Centre for Contemporary Arts (Riga), SCCA-Ljubljana, Center for Contemporary Arts (Ljubljana), Office for Photography (Zagreb) in frame of the EU project Not Yet Written Stories. Women Artists’ Archives (2020-2022)

Participants: early career humanities scholars, curators and artists

Please send your proposals for a 20-minute presentation (max. 2000 characters) together with a short bio by 15 January 2021 to the Miejsce magazine:
(Notification of acceptance: 25 January; delivery of papers with illustrations: 5 April)

Papers selected for the conference will be published in the new issue of Miejsce, the magazine published by the Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw. The organizers of the conference will cover travel costs, accommodation and provide fees for the authors of accepted articles.

Focus: visual arts before 1989 in relation to woman artist experiences and histories in Central and Eastern Europe.

The purpose of the conference is to shed light on the regional context and to encourage a rethinking of the processes of historiography in addressing gender in the social, political, cultural and artistic contexts in Central and Eastern Europe. Women artists in these environments were often culturally and economically outside the mainstream of the art world and were threatened by double exclusion conditioned by both geopolitical and sexual marginalization.

More on the conference and suggested topics