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Call for papers: Special Issue

The 2nd International Conference on Disability, Arts, and Education

Guest Editors: Karen Keifer-Boyd and Jennifer Eisenhauer Richardson

We are seeking manuscripts for a special issue of the academic journal Synnyt/Origins that are derived from papers presented at the 2ndInternational Conference on Disability, Arts and Education to be held at Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia, Pennyslvania, USA,  3–5 October, 2019 (see

Three manuscript formats are recommended. The first is a practice-based paper based on what was presented at the Conference with a length of approximately 3,000 words. The second is a research-based paper further developed from the conference paper, with a length of approximately 5,000 words. The third is a multi-media format, such as a visual essay. It is at the discretion of authors to determine how multi-media, including video and performances, can be translated effectively for a digital journal. For example, time-based media will need to be translated into a journal format.

Please submit manuscripts in English as Microsoft Word documents at by 20 December, 2019. The editors will notify authors of the status of their manuscripts by 15 March, 2020, and authors will have until 1 May, 2020, to submit revised manuscripts for consideration. The projected publication is Fall 2020 issue of the journal.

A special issue from the 1st International Conference on Disability, Arts and Education (Aalto University, 28–29 September, 2017) is available at

Please email the guest editors if you have any questions. 

Karen Keifer-Boyd, Professor of Art Education and Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies at The Pennsylvania State University. Contact:

Jennifer Eisenhauer Richardson, is Associate Professor of Art Education at The Ohio State University. Contact:

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