Call for Papers


Authentication in Art invites submissions of proposals of 500-700 words (up to 3000 characters) for oral presentations, to be given at the conference in The Hague, The Netherlands, 11-­12­-13 May, 2016. The conference language is English.

The Topics of the 2016 AiA Congress will be Education and Technical Art History. The main focus in this paper should be one of these topics approached through one of the following angels:

  • New points of view, both philisophical and/or technical
  • Multidisciplinary approaches between art historical and technical research
  • Case-Studies (re-discovered, (re-)attributed or rejected works)
  • New forms of measure/imaging techniques
  • Educational programs
  • The implementation of academic protocols in the art market

The focus of the 2016 AiA Congress wil be on the different forms of educations on the one hand, on the other hand the integration between connoisseurship and technical research. If you have a paper of a broader theme, you are welcome to submit it as an unallocated paper; however, space for such unallocated papers is strictly limited. Please note that we only focus on paintings, no other art media will be considered.

Please submit your proposal to before 1 November 2015. Authors will be informed whether their work has been selected for further consideration by 30 November 2015. If selected, you will be invited to develop the proposal into a synopsis of 1,000-1,200 words, which will be required for printed conference abstracts by 15 January 2016.

A publication of conference papers in the form of digital publication is planned. Papers presented at and published as a result of the AiA Congress will all undergo a peer review process. To this end, the AiA Working Groups are appointing a Committee of international experts who will make selections from the proposals received and selected authors will be invited to develop the proposal into a synopsis. Authors may then be requested to refine the synopses as necessary, and the edited for publication by the Congress Editorial Committee. Please bear in mind that submissions of papers should not address topics that have been presented and/or published elsewhere before the date of the Congress in May 2016, or which are slated for publication at a later date. Should an author be invited to present a paper, the conference organizers will provide for travel and accommodation for speakers at the congress. The Selection ­Committee can also decide, with approval of the submitter, that the paper will be presented in the form of a poster presentation.

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