Call for Proposals – Re:2015

CALL FOR PROPOSALS to host the 10th Anniversary International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology.

The Media Art Histories Board invites applications to host the 10th Anniversary International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology. This international conference series, which was inaugurated in 2005 in Banff, Canada, has since been held in several international venues including Berlin in 2007, Melbourne in 2009, Liverpool 2011 and will be held in Riga in 2013. The conference series aims to engage a growing community of scholars from a range of disciplines including art history, contemporary art practice, art theory, history of science, history of technology, science and technology studies, media studies, sociology, philosophy, cultural studies, anthropology, architecture theory, music history, information sciences, image science, visual studies and critical theory among others, to develop and share new research and scholarship in the intersecting fields of the histories of media art, science and technology. The host of the next conference in 2015 will have the opportunity to continue to build on the impressive history of the conference series and celebrate its anniversary.

*Recognizing the increasing significance of media art for our culture, the conference series on the Histories of Media Art will discuss the history of media arts within the interdisciplinary and intercultural contexts of the histories of the arts. Numerous individuals and institutions collaborate to produce the international art history conference series covering the media arts, the arts and technology, art-science interaction, and the history of media as pertinent to the contemporary arts.*


Proposals to host the conference will include the following information:

1. Proposed Dates
2. Proposed Venues (including information on number, capacity and AV and network capabilities of spaces)
3. Rationale for hosting the conference
4. Host Local Organizing Committee
5. Relevant previous experience (e.g., committee members* experience in hosting conferences, events, etc.)
6. Publicity Plan
7. Funding / Sponsorship plan
8. Preliminary Budget

Those interested in making a bid to host the conference can download GUIDELINES here and are encouraged to write to Wendy Coones at wendy.coones(at)donau-uni.ac.at with an expression of interest prior to submitting a formal proposal.

Deadline for final submission of proposals:  May 31, 2013
MAH Advisory Board’s final decision for the 2015 host:  July 31, 2013.

MediaArtHistory Advisory Board:

Sean CUBITT – Goldsmiths College, University of London
Jorge LAFERLA – University of Buenos Aires
Oliver GRAU – Danube University
Linda HENDERSON, University of Texas, Austin
Erkki HUHTAMO University of California Los Angeles
Douglas KAHN – University of New South Wales
Martin KEMP – Oxford University
Timothy LENIOR – Duke University
Machiko KUSAHARA – Waseda University, Tokyo
Gunalan NADARAJAN – University of Michigan
Paul THOMAS – UNSW Sydney