Conference Committee 2018 – Co-Chairs: Jessie Gamarra, Leah Iselmoe, and Annika Mazzarella.

[ Unfortunately, the 2018 Conference was cancelled due to a labour action which occurred at Carleton University during the winter of 2018. ]

The Art History Graduate Students’ Society (AHGSS) and the Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art, and Culture (ICSLAC) present INTERLOCK, an interdisciplinary conference hosted at Carleton University on March 23rd and 24th, 2018, located on unceded Algonquin Anishnaabeg territory (Ottawa, Ontario).

This two-day event is devoted to the exploration of interdisciplinary methods employed in the field of material culture studies, including anthropology, archeology, architecture, art history, communications, film studies, history, law, and psychology, among others.

The relationships between people and the objects we produce and consume are shaped by and inform all aspects of human society. Thus, incorporating varied theories and methodologies from a range of academic fields is imperative to the study of material culture. We welcome submissions from graduate students at the MA and PhD levels, as well as independent scholars. We are
interested in presentations that engage in alternative material culture studies through use of varied disciplinary
strategies, including but not limited to:

• Archival methodologies
• Law and sociopolitical theory
• Literary and narrative analysis
• Psychology and scientific approaches
• Diaspora and post-colonial analysis
• Indigenous and non-western perspectives
• New methods in contemporary art practice
• Alternative and revisionist histories
• Other interdisciplinary practices and projects

The INTERLOCK poster: ( pdf: Interlock CFP 2018 )

CFP poster image