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Conference Announcement

Hi everyone

This is to let you know about the Nineteenth Annual CHArt Conference

Apologies for cross-posting

Please pass on to anyone who might be interested

More information and booking form available at

CONVERGENT PRACTICES - New Approaches to Art and Visual Culture

will be held at Birkbeck College 43 Gordon Square, Bloomsbury, London, UK, WC1H 0PD.

6-7 NOVEMBER 2003.

Details of the programme are given below.


The booking form is available online on


The focus of the CHArt 2003 Annual Conference is on the effects of emerging technologies and hybrid media on art and visual culture, particularly where these developments have fostered and encouraged new practice. The conference will discuss the ways in which new media has helped to redefine museum or gallery identity, led artists to develop new forms of practice and challenged educators.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS - To be confirmed



Malcolm Ferris, University of Hertfordshire, UK. Performing Histories: visitors as characters in interactive exhibition media.

James Coupe, Thames Valley University, UK. Celina Jeffery, Savannah College of Art and Design, USA. From Sculptural Consciousness to the Digital Sublime: Understanding the System Aesthetic.

Helen Sloan, Southern Collaborative Arts Network, UK. Paul Smith, boredomresearch, UK. From Work to Text: The dissemination and distribution of hybrid and process-based practice.

Jennifer Way, University of North Texas, USA. Cybernetics, Cybernation, and Cyborgification in John McHale's Telemaths of the 1950s.



Ann Borda, Alpay Beler, Science Museum, UK. Science and Culture: An interactive partnership.

Veronica Davis Perkins, Middlesex University, UK. Careering along the heritage highway.

Shauna Isaac, London, UK. Using the Internet to find looted art: Success or failure?

Tessa Meijer, Tate Britain, London, UK. Displaying challenging works of art using digital technology.



Stephen Boyd Davis, Middlesex University, UK. News from Now Where?: The digital spaces of television.

Giles Lane, London School of Economics, London, UK./Proboscis, UK; Rachel Murphy, Rudegirldesigns, UK. Dimensions of Information: Location-specific information and public authoring in the museum.

Marja-Leena Ikkala, Certes, Computer Arts Centre at Espoo, Finland. Virtual WeeGee: Architectural and local history through an interactive 3D model.

Daniela Sirbu, University of Lethbridge, Canada. Architectural-Multidimensional Spaces: Digital exploration of the unbuilt.



McBoafo Foli Annku Western University College Tarkwa, Ghana West Africa. The Impact of Computer Applications on Art and Culture in Ghana: Case study at the College of Art, Kumasi.

Irina Costache, California State University Channel Islands, Camarillo, USA. Visual Culture/ Virtual Art.

Katja Kwastek, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen, Germany. Visualising Art History.

Maria Roussou , Greece. Virtual Reality in Heritage and Education: Issues & challenges.

Miranda Howard Haddock, Western Michigan University, USA: The Virtual Pilgrimage: Canterbury and Saint-Denis -an interdisciplinary online approach to two churches at the intersection of medieval culture;

Gordana Novakovic, London, UK: INFONOISE: Interactive installation and its representation;

Rupert Shepherd, The Ruskin Project, UK: Digitising John Ruskin's teaching collection at the Ashmolean Museum;

Pollie Christie, The Visual Arts Data Service, UK: Celebrating the history and achievement of UK fine art education.

The booking form is available online on Bookings made before 15 October 2003 will be entitled to a discount. Conference Fees (pounds sterling) - include coffee/tea breaks and lunch.

CHArt Member:
TWO DAYS #90 (#70 before 15 Oct 2003)
ONE DAY #50 (#40 before 15 Oct 2003)

TWO DAYS #120 (#100 before 15 Oct 2003)
ONE DAY #70 (#60 before 15 Oct 2003)

CHArt Student Member:
TWO DAYS #60 (#40 before 15 Oct 2003)
ONE DAY #30 (#20 before 15 Oct 2003)

Student Non-member:
TWO DAYS #70 (#50 before 15 Oct 2003)
ONE DAY #35 (#25 before 15 Oct 2003)

Send bookings to: CHArt, School of History of Art, Film and Visual Media, Birkbeck College, 43 Gordon Square, , Bloomsbury, London, WC1H 0PD., Fax +44 0207 631 6107.



Course Announcement

Wed Jun 18, 2003 13:53

Course Announcement

Apologies for cross-posting. Please circulate to any interested parties.


Birkbeck College
University of London

Now in its fourteenth year Birkbeck College's MA in Digital Art History
offers a unique opportunity to study the effects of digital technology
on visual culture. Full details are available here
. Applications
are invited from students with first degrees in art history, art and
design practice media and film studies or any other relevant subject, or
with commensurate professional experience.

Applications are also welcome from prospective MPhil/PhD students
interested in undertaking research in areas concerned with the relation
between digital technology and visual culture.

If you wish to make enquiries about making an application or want an
application form, contact the Registry; details here
If you have any queries please contact me. I am happy to discuss any
aspect of our Digital Art History provision.

Charlie Gere (information about me here
Lecturer in Digital Art History
School of History of Art, Film and Visual Media (information about the
School here )
Birkbeck College (information about the College here
University of London
43 Gordon Square

Tel +44 (0)20 7631 6128
Fax +44 (0)20 7 631 6107


Call for Papers - Historicising Digital Art

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Call for Papers

Historicizing Digital Art

Session for the 2003 Association of Art Historians Conference

To be held at Birkbeck College and University College London
10th - 13th April 2003

Art made using computers and other new technologies has in general
received little attention from art historians. Since the 1960s it has
been treated as a marginal activity that is largely irrelevant to the
concerns of the history of art and to the trajectories and debates it
engages with. But recently, with the rise of the World Wide Web and the
increasingly important role played by digital technology in current
society, this has begun to change. The critical interest generated by
contemporary artistic movements such as has also enabled the
recovery of a rich history of practice in this area, going back to the
1950s and before. Digital and computer practice is being belatedly
recognised as an important part of the history of contemporary art.
There is a certain urgency to this as both the work and knowledge of
pioneering practitioners are in danger of disappearing before they can
be properly accounted for and given their due place in the narratives of
modern and post-modern cultural history.

For this session proposals are invited for papers that look at the
history of digital and computer art, or which consider the issues in
historicizing this area, which, hitherto, has not received the attention
it deserves. Contributions are also welcome that look at questions of
curation, conservation and collecting of digital art.

Proposals should be no longer than 200 words and be accompanied by
contact details and an email address. Speakers are not paid and are
expected to pay conference fees, but are offered reduced rates. If you
are intending to apply for funding please let me know. This is
particularly important if your attendance is conditional on funding, or
if you are applying for British Academy funding.

The deadline is the 1st November 2002. Please send proposals to

Dr Charlie Gere

By email to

Or by snail mail to

School of History of Art, Film and Visual Media
Birkbeck College, University of London
43 Gordon Square
United Kingdom

Enquiries to Dr Gere on ++44(0)20 7 631 6128