30 April 2021

Opportunity Description

Abstracts are invited on the following theme:

Creation and re-creation in the visual arts and architecture.

Many artifacts, works of art, and buildings created in some past era – historical or recent – have been altered, redesigned, or copied to acquire a new form and meaning that retain or deny their reference to the past.

The focus of your research should be the origin, meaning, or function of a work or object that has acquired either a physical transformation or has been emulated in a new form. Both the past and present or later context of the artifact, work of art, or building should be critically examined and evaluated.

The first twelve abstracts received that conform to the above requirement will be accepted.

The themes of proposed abstracts should conform to the range of subjects published
by SAJAH: A Journal for the Visual Arts and Architecture:

  • Art and architectural history
  • Art and architectural theory
  • Aesthetics and the philosophy of art
  • Visual culture
  • Art and the environment
  • Film and photography
  • History of craft
  • History of design

SAJAH does not publish the following:

  • Educational issues
  • Student research
  • Architectural designs
  • Popular culture

How to Apply

Abstracts should be presented as follows:

  • Title of paper (in 14 pt. bold, no more than 10 words, in upper and lower case with no unnecessary capital letters)
  • Name of author or names of more than one contributor (12pt. bold, in upper and lower case)
  • Affiliation (10 pt., not bold)
  • E-mail address (10 pt., not bold)
  • An abstract stating the theme, a brief survey of the contents, methodology applied, and an indication of the presumed original contribution to the subject of your choice (no more than 200 words, 10 pt., not bold)
  • Three to five keywords immediately below the abstract (10 pt. no unnecessary capital letters, separated by commas)
  • Short cv., no more than 150 words (10, starting with your full name, not your title)
  • The organising committee will comprise Professors Gerald Steyn, E.A. MarĂ©, and two anonymous members who will review the abstracts.

Contributions should be sent to the organisers: e-mail addresses: mare_estelle@fastmail.fm and steyngs2@gmail.com