[artinfo] CALL FOR PROPOSALS to host the 5th International MediaArtHistories Conference

Oliver Grau Oliver.Grau at donau-uni.ac.at
Fri Jun 18 10:05:12 CEST 2010

CALL FOR PROPOSALS to host the 5th International Conference on the
Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology

The Media Art Histories Board invites applications to host the 5th
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 and will be held in
Liverpool in 2011. 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 2013 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 should consist of 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 are encouraged
to write to Oliver Grau at oliver.grau at donau-uni.ac.at with an
expression of interest prior to submitting a formal proposal. Deadline
for final submission of proposals is September 30, 2010 and the MAH
Advisory Board will make its final decision on the next host for the
conference by December 17, 2010.

MediaArtHistory Board (Steering Committee)

Sean CUBITT - University of Melbourne
Jorge LAFERLA - University of Buenos Aires
Oliver GRAU - Danube University
Linda HENDERSON, University of Texas, Austin
Erkki HUHTAMO UC Los Angeles
Douglas KAHN - UC Davis
Martin KEMP - Oxford University
Timothy LENIOR - Duke University
Machiko KUSAHARA - Waseda University, Tokyo
Paul THOMAS - UNSW Sydney

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