22-25 July 2010
University of Sydney, Australia

The International Conference on the Arts in Society and The International
Journal of the Arts in Society provide an intellectual platform for the arts
and art practices, and enable an interdisciplinary conversation on the role
of the arts in society. They are intended as a place for critical
engagement, examination and experimentation of ideas that connect the arts
to their ontexts in the world - in studios and classrooms, in galleries and
museums, on stage, on the streets and in communities.

The 2010 Conference will coincide with the Sydney Biennale, and will be held
in conjunction with featured exhibitions and programs. The Biennale of
Sydney was created in 1973 as an international showcase for contemporary
art. Its aim was to develop and present a program that challenged
traditional thinking and encouraged innovative, creative expression. Within
its first decade of exhibitions (1973-82) the Biennale of Sydney was among
the first to celebrate Australia's cultural and ethnic diversity; the first
to show indigenous art in an international contemporary art context; the
first to focus on Asia and the contemporary art of the region. It was among
the first to present to wide audiences the art of the social change
movements which transformed Australian society in the late 1970s and early

The occasion of the Sydney Biennale provides an opportunity for the
Conference to serve as a node in the larger phenomenon of fairs, festivals,
and their networks. As such, the Arts Conference aims to discover what
values, instincts and common ground may exist within the arts and their
practices and sites of reception around the world. Your participation shapes
the Conference itself.

As well as an impressive line-up of plenary speakers, the Conference will
also include numerous paper, workshop and colloquium presentations by
practitioners, teachers and researchers. We would particularly like to
invite you to respond to the Conference Call-for-Papers. Presenters may
choose to submit written papers for publication in The International Journal
of the Arts in Society. If you are unable to attend the Conference in
person, virtual registrations are also available which allow you to submit a
paper for refereeing and possible publication.

Whether you are a virtual or in-person presenter at this Conference, we also
encourage you to present on the Conference YouTube Channel. Please select
the Online Sessions link on the Conference website for further details.


The deadline for the next round in the call for papers (a title and short
abstract) is 8 October 2009. Future deadlines will be announced on the
Conference website after this date.  Proposals are reviewed within two weeks
of submission. Full details of the Conference, including an online proposal
submission form, are to be found at the Conference website -

We look forward to receiving your proposal and hope that you will be able to
join us in Sydney in July 2010.

Yours sincerely,

Prof. Colin Rhodes
Dean and Director
Sydney College of the Arts
University of Sydney, Australia
For the Advisory Board, International Conference on the Arts in Society and
The International Journal of the Arts in Society

The German Studies Call for Papers List
Editor: Stefani Engelstein
Acting Assistant Editor:  Olaf Schmidt
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