Call for Proposals – Host Re:2017

CALL FOR PROPOSALS to host the 7th International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology: Re:2017

The Media Art Histories Board invites applications to host the 7th International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology.

The international conference series, which was inaugurated in 2005 in Banff, Canada, has since been held in several international venues around the globe including Berlin in 2007, Melbourne 2009, Liverpool 2011, Riga 2013 and will be held this fall in Montreal.

The conference series aims to engage the 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, image science, visual studies, philosophy, cultural studies, anthropology, architecture theory, sound studies, computer science 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 2017 will have the opportunity to continue to build on the impressive history of the conference series.

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
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 THE 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: April 29th, 2015
MAH Advisory Board’s final decision for the 2015 host: July 31, 2015.

MediaArtHistory Board (Steering Committee)
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