Kirstin Ringelberg, professor of art history, developed and co-chaired the flagship conference's first panel devoted entirely to trans and gender variant art histories.
Along with Cyle Metzger of Stanford University, Art History Professor Kirstin Ringelberg co-chaired “Keeping Up Appearances: Historicizing Trans and Gender Variance in and across Art History.”
The panel was the first panel in the flagship conference’s 106-year history to focus exclusively on trans, genderqueer, and gender nonconforming identities and modes of theorizing art history. Panelists included Eliza Steinbock (assistant professor, Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society), Stephanie Kang (The Ohio State University), and co-curators and authors Stamatina Gregory (The Graduate Center, The City University of New York) and Jeanne Vaccaro (University of California, Davis). The panel considered questions of canonicity, archiving, and historicizing in relation to trans identities as well as applying a trans lens to existing histories of art.
Ringelberg also served as a panelist for “Routledge, Taylor & Francis Exhibitor Session: How to Get Published and How to Get Read,” a session designed to assist scholars in getting book proposals and journal articles proposed, written, edited, and published.