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Call for Sessions: HNA Conference 2021

In preparation of the HNA conference 2-5 June 2021, organized by the University of Amsterdam and the RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History, the program committee is soliciting proposals for sessions.


Call for Sessions

The committee has not set a specific conference theme, allowing as broad a range of subjects and methodologies as possible. All proposals should, however, allow HNA members to present new, rather than published research. Priority will be given to proposals that relate to ongoing and topical debates in art history and society at large.

In line with its membership, proposals may address Early Netherlandish, Dutch, and Flemish art and architecture, and adjacent Northern European fields, ranging from the Middle Ages up to the nineteenth century. Aside from art historical sessions, proposals in the fields of the Digital Humanities, Conservation, and Technical Art History are equally welcome. Each session will be 90 minutes, allowing for three 20-minute papers and time for discussion (possibly opened by a respondent).

Please note that applicants must be HNA members and are allowed to submit multiple proposals, but may not chair more than one session. Furthermore, members are allowed to submit proposals for sessions in which they would like to present a paper themselves, in which case, the committee and applicant will appoint a session chair together.

Please send proposals of max. 500 words, explaining the state of the art and stating clearly the ambitions of the session, along with a single-paged curriculum vitae, to hna2021-fgw@uva.nl. Should you have any questions, please use the above e-mail address. Deadline: 15 February 2020. Applicants will be notified by the program committee no later than 15 March 2020.


HNA Conference 2021

  • Amsterdam and The Hague
  • 2-5 June 2021


Program committee

  • Edwin Buijsen, Mauritshuis
  • Suzanne Laemers, RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History
  • Judith Noorman, University of Amsterdam
  • Gabri van Tussenbroek, University of Amsterdam / City of Amsterdam
  • Abbie Vandivere, Mauritshuis and University of Amsterdam