Archive for September, 2010

Funding – The Anne van Biema Fellowship

September 30, 2010
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Funding The Anne van Biema Fellowship The Anne van Biema Fellowship was established by bequest to promote excellence in research and publication on the Japanese visual arts. Fellowships support research at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. Research proposals are evaluated in terms...
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Call for Papers – ‘French Theory : reception in the visual arts in the United States between 1965 and 1995′ (Brussels, May, 2011)

September 29, 2010
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French Theory : reception in the visual arts in the United States between 1965 and 1995 Brussels, 12-14 May 2011 Summary There are many American artists, active in the second half of the twentieth century, whose practice and theory have been infuenced by philosophy, literary studies and social sciences. In this regard, several French...
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Call for Papers ‘Aesthetics and Techniques of Lines between Drawing and Writing’ (Florence, 2011)

September 28, 2010
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Call for Papers Aesthetics and Techniques of Lines between Drawing and Writing International Conference (CIHA Colloquium), Florence 30 June – 2 July 2011 Lines and lineaments are fundamental concerns in many cultures. They can be constitutive elements of pictorial and scriptural systems, as well as a combination of both. Lines can separate or intersect,...
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Lecture – Chris McAuliffe ‘On fibbing considered as one of the fine arts’

September 27, 2010
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UPDATE: RSVP extended to October 14th. The La Trobe University Alumni Art History Chapter presents, with the National Gallery of Victoria, the thirteenth annual Rae Alexander Lecture Dr Chris McAuliffe Director, Ian Potter Museum of Art (University of Melbourne) On fibbing considered as one of the fine arts Art, according to Picasso, is ‘the...
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Funding – Getty Research Institute Fellowships 2011-2012

September 24, 2010
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Getty Research Institute Fellowships 2011-2012 Theme – Artistic Practice Deadline for applications November 1 2010. Artists mobilize a variety of intellectual, organizational, technological, and physical resources to create their work. This scholar year will delve into the ways in which artists receive, work with, and transmit ideas and images in various cultural traditions. At...
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Funding – Leverhulme Visiting Fellowship (University of Wales)

September 24, 2010
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Leverhulme Visiting Fellowship University of Wales, Trinity Saint David – Department of Archaeology, History and Anthropology The University of Wales, Trinity Saint David, has been awarded a one-year visiting fellowship for an overseas scholar to participate in the academic life of the department within the following subject area. The topic is medieval and interdisciplinary,...
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Call for Papers – Portraiture: Mobilsation and Consolidation (Marburg, June 2011)

September 23, 2010
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Call for Papers Portraiture: Mobilization and Consolidation Marburg, June 23-25, 2011 Organizers: Eva Krems, Institute of Art History, University of Marburg (krems@staff.uni-marburg.de) Sigrid Ruby, Institute of Art History, University of Giessen (sigrid.ruby@geschichte.uni-giessen.de) The conference shall address a pivotal issue of Early Modern portraiture: Its importance as a means of social interaction, differentiated according to...
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Call for Papers – Exploring Empire: Sir Joseph Banks, India, and the ‘Great Pacific Ocean’: Science, Travel, Trade, Literature, and Culture, 1768–1820

September 23, 2010
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Call for Papers Exploring Empire: Sir Joseph Banks, India, and the ‘Great Pacific Ocean’: Science, Travel, Trade, Literature, and Culture, 1768–1820 National Maritime Museum, Greenwich (London), 24-25 June 2011 Proposals due 1 November 2010 Plenary speakers: Professor Simon Schaffer (University of Cambridge) and Dr Jeremy Coote (Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford) In 1768,...
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Call for Papers – AAH Annual Conference, 2011, Coventry (UK)

September 22, 2010
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Call for Papers 37th AAH (Association of Art Historians) Annual Conference 31 March– 2 April 2011, University of Warwick, Coventry The 2011 Annual Conference showcases the diversity and richness of art history in the UK and elsewhere over an extensive chronological range from ancient to contemporary (with a healthy dose in the middle). Sessions...
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David R. Marshall – Scientists and the Perspective of View Painters

September 22, 2010
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Opinion Scientists and the Perspective of View-painters New Scientist (26 June 2010, p. 21) has recently reported on a scientific study of the perspective used by eighteenth-century view painters (vedutisti). The team, headed by Thomas Sharpless, a retired software engineer in Philadelphia, picked 14 vedute of the interiors of buildings for which they had...
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