INTERLOCK: A Graduate Student Conference on Interdisciplinarity in Material Culture Studies

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.

Proposals must be sent to by January 19th, 2018. In the body of your email, include your name, institutional affiliation, and a short biography (100 words or less) or CV. Please attach your abstract (300 words or less) with a paper title, and a short list of keywords, as a PDF file. For more information, visit our facebook page:

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