A relevant call for papers for those interested in faces:
Portraiture: an Interdisciplinary Conference
This will be hosted by the Centre for Visual Arts and Culture at the University of Durham, 13-15 July 2018. The CFP specifies that:
Proposals may deal with any period and location. Papers are especially welcome that explore the interdisciplinary potential of studying portraiture and that address the following themes:
The ways portraits create, sustain and comment on occupational identity
Portraits and/in institutions
‘Portrait’ as an idea and its metaphorical dimensions
Portraits where the face is not present
Portraiture in the North East of the UK
Comparative approaches to portraiture, which might focus on place, time, occupation, race, social status and/or gender, for example.
CFP closes 1 March 2018.