If you live around NYC, mark your calendars for the NOW! Visual Culture Conference, being held May 31 - June 2 at New York University. This is the biennial conference of the International Association for Visual Culture. At the end of the 2010 Visual Studies Conference held in London two years ago, a proposition was put forth to inaugurate an international association for visual culture studies (it was a blast of a conference I was very lucky to be at, as the Editorial Assistant of the Journal of Visual Culture). Two years later...taadaa: Visual Culture Association in bloom.
It's going be a rad three days, and nothing quite beats New York at spring time--so come on down (or up or over!). There's no concurrent sessions, just one, long major event, so no stress of panel-hopping or missing "the good stuff". Check out the schedule here.
I must give a nod to my good friend and outstanding illustration history scholar, Jaleen Grove, who will be presenting on the panel "Locating the Object in Visual Culture Studies" I'm excited to see her take to the stage!