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RAW: Research, Art, & Writing Graduate Student Conference - Women, Art, Freedom

Saturday, February 11

The Arts, Humanities, & Technology Association of Graduate Students of The University of Texas at Dallas presents:

The fourteenth annual RAW: Research, Art & Writing Graduate Student Conference - Women, Art, Freedom

Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023

Location: Richardson, TX & Online

Subject Fields: Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Fine Arts, Humanities, Languages, Literature, History, Philosophy, Art and Technology. Any other fields are welcome to submit as long as they can present a connection to the theme.

The Arts, Humanities, & Technology Association of Graduate Students (AGS) of UTD is now inviting proposals for the fourteenth annual RAW conference. The conference is organized by and for graduate student scholars to engage in scholarly and creative conversations with peers across the various fields of the humanities. Our 2023 conference will be facilitated in a hybrid format: in-person presentations will be hosted in Richardson, Texas; remote presentations will be hosted online.

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This year, in light of the situation in Iran, and how it is affecting the global presence of women in different societies, and the art they created as they negotiate their relationship with freedom, we invite scholarly papers and creative projects that address the part women play in bringing art into everyday life. How do women engage/disengage with the amount of freedom they have, and see themselves and the world through the limitations forced upon them? How do we look to the historical journey to freedom of women to understand the present and/or the future in which there will be no oppression for women? From the women who created Blues in America, singing their pain from racism, to contemporary Chinese women artists trying to make sense of their quickly changing society and how women fit into it, women have used art to describe or attempt to formulate their relationships to freedom. We hope the wide scope of our theme this year will allow the incorporation of submissions from across the humanities disciplines.

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Please direct any questions about the conference and/or the submission process to:

Shahrzad Hamzeh (They/Them/She/Her), RAW Conference Coordinator, via email to

UTD strives to create inclusive and accessible events in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you require an accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact the event coordinator (listed below) at least 10 business days prior to the event. If you have any additional questions, please email and the AccessAbility Resource Center at

Event Type

Lectures & Workshops, Meetings & Conferences

Target Audience

Undergraduate Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni, General Public, Prospective Students, Graduate Students, International Students


Campus Life, Arts & Culture, Research, Career and Professional Development

Arts, Humanities, and Technology
Contact Information
Shahrzad Hamzeh (They/Them/She/Her), RAW Conference Coordinator 
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