CAA Call for Award Nominations

Date/Deadline: September 1, 2017

CAA has begun accepting nominations for the 2018 Awards for Distinction, which will be announced at the 106th Annual Conference in Los Angeles between February 21–24, 2018. All nominations must be sent with the proper nomination form including the nominee’s contact information.

Awards for Distinction are given to professionals in a number of art fields who have been nominated by others to receive recognition for their work. These include:
Distinguished Teaching of Art Award
Distinguished Teaching of Art History Award
Artist Award for Distinguished Body of Work
Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement
Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing on Art
Distinguished Feminist Award
CAA/American Institute for Conservation Award for Distinction in Scholarship and Conservation Award

All nominations are due September 1, 2017.

Nominations for Awards for Distinction require letters of support from the nominator that include the nominator’s identity, relationship to the nominee, how the nominee’s work has affected them, and why the nominee should be recognized for this particular award. It is recommended that nominators contact colleagues, students, and other professional contacts to write their own letters of nomination as well, bearing in mind that only five letters will be considered by the award jury.

Nominations for Awards for Distinction also require a short CV (approximately two-pages) of the nominee. For Lifetime Achievement awards, a web link to a longer version of the CV can be included within the two-page CV. All materials should be sent to Katie Apsey, CAA manager of programs.

For more information on these grants as well as CAA’s Awards for Distinction in Publication, please see the CAA website:

ICMA Call for Proposals - CAA 2018 - due Thursday 20 April 2017

due 20 April 2017

The International Center of Medieval Art (ICMA) seeks proposals for sessions to be held under the organization’s sponsorship in 2018 at the annual meeting of the College Art Association. Session organizers and speakers must be ICMA members. Proposals must include a session abstract, a CV of the organizer(s), and a list of speakers, all in one single Doc or PDF with the organizer’s name in the title.

Please direct all session proposals and inquiries by 20 April 2017 to the Chair of the ICMA Programs and Lectures Committee:  Janis Elliott, Texas Tech University. Email: .

Workshop: East Syriac Christianity in the Mongol Empire

Workshop: East Syriac Christianity in the Mongol Empire

The Arthur H. Dadian and Ara Oztemel Chair of Armenian Art at Tufts University and the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture at Hellenic College Holy Cross in Brookline, MA, are pleased to announce the final workshop in the Studying East of Byzantium II workshop series: Friday, April 7, 2017, 10:00 am–12:00 pm Harvard Faculty Club, 20 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

Mendicant Orders in the Eastern Mediterranean: Art, Architecture and Material Culture

Mendicant Orders in the Eastern Mediterranean: Art, Architecture and Material Culture

The participation of scholars from all over Europe, as well as the United States, will promote a ‘global’ exchange of ideas and foster new methodological approaches. The expertise of researchers working on the mendicants in Italy will kindle the research interest of their activities in the East and will hopefully create a new area of study.