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Queen's University


January 31-February 1, 2014

The thirteenth annual Context and Meaning graduate student conference will take place on Friday January 31st and Saturday February 1st, 2014. We will be exploring the theme of “Contact” through the lens of visual and material culture in a variety of contexts including, but not limited to:

 • Cross-cultural contact (imperialism, colonialism, diaspora, diplomacy)

 • Physical contact (human-object contact, conservation, ceremony, performance)

 • Temporal contact (the appropriation of a visual style from one period to another, alternative visions of the                 future, time and space)

 • Collaboration (workshops, artist to artist, artist and curator, conservator and academic and artist, institutions,            community-based initiatives)

 • Correspondence or exchange

The conference will be held at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre at Queen's University. We are delighted to have presenters from across Canada and the United States speaking on a variety of topics that span both disciplines and time periods. The conference will be an invaluable arena for connecting with fellow graduate students, as well as an enriching scholarly experience for all participants. A panel discussion [with people]

Please feel free to email us at with any questions.

Kindest regards,

Gabriel Cheung, Julie Hollenbach, Casey Lee, Heather Merla, Meaghan Whitehead


Context and Meaning XIII Conference Committee
Graduate Visual Culture Association
Department of Art, Queen's University
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