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CFP: “Laid Down on Paper: Print Making in America, 1800 to 1865” (Gloucester, 28 Oct 17)

A symposium to be held at the Cape Ann Museum in Gloucester,
Massachusetts, on Saturday, October 28, 2017.

Submission deadline: April 1, 2017

Organized in conjunction with the Cape Ann Museum’s special exhibition
"Drawn from Nature & on Stone: The Lithographs of Fitz Henry Lane,"
this conference will explore the print world in America during the
first half of the 19th century and the importance of printmaking to the
growing nation.

This symposium seeks papers that present original research on
nineteenth-century American prints. We encourage new voices and
perspectives and seek submissions from a wide range of disciplines
including art, social and cultural history, communications, music and
maritime history. Possible topics might include the work of Fitz Henry
Lane’s print making contemporaries, specific collections of prints, the
relationships between artists and printmakers in Boston and elsewhere,
influences on Lane’s style, the publication and reception of prints,
the intersection of commercial and art worlds, the role of prints in
the home, abolition, industrialization, advertising, global circulation
and exchange and the gendering of prints.

Scholars, independent researchers, artists and graduate students from
diverse fields including American art history, American studies and
material culture that engage critically with these potential topics are
urged to submit proposal papers. Papers may be on any aspect of
American print culture during the first half of the 19th century and
should be able to be presented in 20 minutes. Selected papers will be
published by the Cape Ann Museum approximately 18 months after the

Submission instructions: Please send in one email an abstract (one page) of your proposed
contribution and a short CV (two pages) to
by April 1, 2017.

CAPE ANN MUSEUM, 27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-0455,
Relevant research areas: North America, 19th Century

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