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Slide Library, John Medley Building, c. 1986


The World in 24 Hours aims to provide a platform for researchers to share work that engages in local and international art historical discourse. We welcome panel proposals from art historians and curators at the PhD/ECR (within 5 years post-PhD or equivalent) to contribute to our ambitious attempt to listen to and spotlight work done around the world, about the world, within a 24-hour period.

In particular, we seek panel proposals that promote the continued work and solidarity between graduate researchers who may have been unable to collaborate in recent years. This includes those impacted by issues such as geographical dispersal, lack of archival access and border closures. Rather than work that may have happened through or because of the global grounding, this conference hopes to encourage connection between graduate researchers who have been isolated and whose work may have been reduced or disrupted. Panel proposals that include as chair a faculty member from University of Melbourne Art History & Curatorship programme will be favourably considered. Panels will be further considered in relation to the geographical spread of art and/or scholars already represented in other panels.

All panels will be allocated 120 minutes, and must allow at least 30 minutes for audience questions and discussion.

Access application form here:

The online application form asks you to provide:

●  Name of Panel Convenor, institutional affiliation, level of study, contact details.

●  A panel proposal (of no more than 250 words) that describes the theme and topics your

panel will address.

●  Name and institutional affiliation of your Chair.

●  Names of 3-4 panellists, their institutional affiliation and level.

●  Titles of each panellist’s papers.

●  The time period (in Melbourne Daylight Savings Time) your panel can be convened


At this time we will only be accepting completed panels, with all chairs and panellists confirmed.

All panels will be held online (via Zoom or equivalent). An in-person component might be available to Melbourne-based participants subject to ongoing restrictions.


A standard “research panel” is comprised of at least 3 and no more than 4 speakers, each delivering a research paper of maximum 20 minutes, along with a short introduction by the convenor(s) and Chair.

Conference date: Thursday, 16 February, 2022 Submission deadline: Thursday, 28 October 2021

For more information and enquiries, please contact artsresearchseminar.scc@gmail. com Conference site:

The following conference is hosted by The University of Melbourne’s School of Culture & Communication. Supported by the School of Culture & Communication, Currents journal and the Faculty of Arts.

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