Art, Materiality and Representation Conference

The Call for Papers is now open. It closes on 8 January 2018.

The Art, Materiality and Representation  conference will be held 1 to 3 June 2018 at the British Museum, Clore Centre and SOAS, Senate House.

Please browse the full list of panels and decide where to propose your paper. All proposals must be made via the online form that can be found on each panel page.

Proposals should consist of a paper title, a (very) short abstract of <300 characters and an abstract of 250 words.  On submission the proposal, the proposing author (but not any co-authors listed) will receive automated email confirming receipt. If you do not receive thisemail, please first check the login environment (click login on the left) to see if your proposal is there.  If it is, it simply means confirmation got spammed or lost; and if it is not, it means you need re-submit, as process went wrong somewhere.

Proposals will be marked as pending until the end of the Call for papers. Convenors will then be asked to make their decisions over the papers proposed to their workshop by 20 January 2018 and to communicate those to the proposers, marking them up within the login environment (Cocoa). Papers which are neither accepted nor rejected, but marked for 'transfer', will then be considered by the Conference Committee to see where else they might fit in the conference programme. There is no guarantee that such papers can be re-housed. We aim to resolve all transfers by 22 February 2018.

Now browse the full list of panels and propose a paper >>

Other useful information for after you've proposed your paper

Paper authors can use the login link in the menu on the left to edit their proposals. Co-authors cannot be added/removed nor can papers be withdrawn through this environment - please email admin@therai.org.uk to do this.

Pre-circulation of papers

RAI has no rule about this; however many convenors are keen to pre-circulate completed papers. To facilitate this and save on loads of email traffic, authors can upload PDFs of their papers within Cocoa, which will then show as a downloadable file beneath their abstract on the public workshop page on this site. It is your choice whether you instruct your presenters to make use of this.

Timing of presentations

Convenors are reasonably free to run their sessions as they like, but the norm is to allot each presenter a maximum of 20 minutes (for presentation and questions/discussion). The key is to respect the fact that many presenters have travelled a long way in order to be able to contribute and clearly need time to set out their argument.

We are unable to represent specific intra-workshop timings in our programme. Delegates reading the conference book will have to work on the assumption that papers will be evenly distributed through the workshop. Clearly you may wish to amalgamate discussion time, but where possible please try to stick to this even distribution.

Communication between authors/convenors

Convenor/author email addresses are not shown on the workshop pages for anti-spam reasons. However there is an in-built secure email messaging system. If you cannot work that, please email admin@therai.org.uk to obtain relevant email addresses.

Any queries with the above please email admin@therai.org.uk.

 

CONFERENCE FEE:

Non-Fellow: £190
RAI Member: £170
RAI Fellow: £95
Concessions: £80
RAI Student Fellow: £60