Monthly Archives: December 2010

News: emaj (electronic Melbourne art journal) issue 5 is now available

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emaj (electronic Melbourne art journal) issue 5 is now available The editors are pleased to present the 2010 issue of emaj. This is the fifth issue of the journal, which was founded in 2005 as a research platform for postgraduate art historians. Over the past five years the journal has broadened its focus and publishes the work of  emerging scholars and established scholars. The table of contents for the latest issue can be found below – follow the link for full abstracts and articles. emaj is an open source journal and all articles are freely available to be downloaded without a subscription. http://www.melbourneartjournal.unimelb.edu.au/E-MAJ/currentissue.htm emaj is published annually in association with the University of Melbourne School of Culture and Communication. A call…

Call for Papers: MAJ – Art and Architecture of the City of Rome

Call for Contributions and Expressions of Interest The Art and Architecture of the City of Rome 1200-1940 The next issue of Melbourne Art Journal will take the form of an edited book devoted to Rome from the Middle Ages to the 20th century, from a topographical perspective. Because this publication will be presented as a scholarly book accessible to the general reader, the editor will be encouraging contributors to base their offerings on research in their own particular specialism, but to contextualise them fully, so that their contribution opens a window onto a particular part or parts of Rome. Because of the high production values contributors will be encouraged to make their contributions visually impressive, by using as many old…

Funding: Opler Research Fellowship in Architectural History

Opler Research Fellowship in Architectural History Worcester College, Oxford University, October 01, 2011 Application deadline: Jan 10, 2011 Worcester College, Oxford is pleased to be able to offer a two year residential Fellowship in the study of Renaissance or Baroque architectural history through the generosity of the Scott Opler Foundation. Applications are invited from scholars of any nationality and academic affiliation in the final year of their dissertation or within the first four years after the completion of their Ph.D., D.Phil. or comparable degree. Topics may include any area or aspect of European architectural history during the Renaissance or Baroque era including urbanism, landscape and garden history, drawing and design method, theory and publication, architectural representation, as well as studies of architecture and related disciplines. The Opler Research Fellow will…

Call for Papers: The World and World-Making in Art: Connectivities and Difference (Canberra 2011)

The World and World-Making in Art: Connectivities and Differences Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia 11-13 August 2011 Deadline: Mar 3, 2011 This international conference coincides with the Humanities Research Centre’s theme for 2011 on ‘The World and World-Making in the Humanities and the Arts’. It complements two further HRC conferences in 2011 on World Literature and World History. The conference will explore a number of key issues in art discourses today and also address a central concern of the HRC’s theme in invoking the idea of world-making beyond cultural divides and instead, speaking ‘to a domain of human connectivity’. We seek to explore the significance of connectivities and differences in the field of art: its practices, histories, institutions, inclusions and exclusions, ethical concerns and theoretical and methodological…

Review: David R. Marshall – Gustave Moreau and the Eternal Feminine at the NGV

Gustave Moreau, 'The Apparition', 1874. Musée Gustave Moreau.

Gustave Moreau & the Eternal Feminine Melbourne, National Gallery of Victoria 10 December 2010 – 10 April 2011 Reviewed by David R. Marshall Gustave Moreau (1826-1898) has always been hard to place. To his contemporaries he was an establishment painter distracted by eccentricity, and he did not fit the grand modernist narrative that lead from Impressionism to Modernism. He has settled down to being the precursor of Symbolism, the teacher who showed the way to Redon and the Symbolists but never quite made it there himself. But perhaps what emerges most from this exhibition is less his eccentricity or Symbolism than his obsessiveness. Why did he need to make so many studies, in so many various media and styles? He reminds…

Call for Papers: Performing Research – Art History Not For Publication

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Call for Papers Performing Research – Art History Not For Publication A conference organised by the Performing Art History Special Interest Group Friday, 6 May 2011 12.00 – 18.00, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London. Deadline: 10 January 2011 This conference seeks to explore the clarity, diversity, and freedom that can come from presenting art historical research directly to an audience, as opposed to through traditional publishing routes in books or academic journals. Building on seminar workshops on Art History and TV, Art History and Radio, and Art History and the Internet, the group invites abstracts for short 15 minute papers from all areas of the discipline. In each case the art historical research presented should be further elucidated through a novel…

Call for Papers: Journal of Curatorial Studies

Call for Papers Journal of Curatorial Studies Published by Intellect, Bristol, UK Distributed by the University of Chicago Press http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=205/ The Journal of Curatorial Studies invites original research articles on the subject of curating and exhibitions, as well as case studies, interviews and reviews of exhibitions, conferences and books. The Journal of Curatorial Studies is a new international, peer-reviewed publication that explores the increasing relevance of curating and its impact on exhibitions, institutions, audiences, aesthetics and display culture. Inviting perspectives from visual studies, art history, museum studies, critical theory, cultural studies and other academic fields, the journal encompasses a diversity of disciplinary approaches on curating and exhibitions broadly defined. By catalyzing debate and serving as a venue for the emerging discipline of curatorial studies, this journal encourages the development…

Funding: Terra Foundation Fellowship and Visiting Professorship

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Terra Foundation for American Art Fellowship and Visiting Professorship at the Courtauld Institute, London The Terra Foundation for American Art is offering a Postdoctoral Fellowship and a Visiting Professorship at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. See details for both below. Postdoctoral Fellowship For period 1 September 2011 to 31 August 2013 Salary – £27,885 per annum (approx US$44,000) (payment will be in sterling, subject to tax and National Insurance deductions).  Additionally a package for research, travel and living expenses is available to the value of up to US$8,200 With sponsorship from the Terra Foundation for American Art, The Courtauld Institute of Art’s Research Forum is pleased to announce the 2011-2013 two-year fellowship for the teaching and study of…

Funding: Andrew W. Mellon Predoctoral Curatorial Fellowship 2011–2013

Andrew W. Mellon Predoctoral Curatorial Fellowship 2011–2013 Applications due by 20 January 2011 The Frick Collection is pleased to announce the availability of a two-year predoctoral fellowship funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for an outstanding doctoral candidate who wishes to pursue a curatorial career in an art museum. The fellowship will offer invaluable curatorial training and will provide the scholarly and financial resources required for completing the doctoral dissertation. Internationally renowned for its exceptional collection of Western European art from the early Renaissance through the end of the nineteenth century, The Frick Collection, complemented by the equally significant resources of the Frick Art Reference Library, offers a unique opportunity for object-based research. The Mellon fellowship is best suited…

Call for Papers: Vasari Quincentenary: A Re-evaluation of his Work

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Call for Papers Vasari quincentenary: a re-evaluation of his work Deadline: June 1, 2011 2011 sees the fifth centenary of Vasari’s birth. To mark the event, the Journal of Art Historiography calls for articles, documents and reviews to celebrate the event. While there has been an enormous secondary literature on Vasari, much of it has been driven by a desire to use his work to find facts about his artists. Little has been written on the overall structure of his Lives, his purposes in publication, the orality of his society and the way in which the distinctiveness of his education affected his writing. He seems to have been treated as an ‘Artist’ who simply cobbled together a set of lives relying on the literary intelligence of others, with their…

Funding: Visiting Fellowships in Humanities at the University of London

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Visiting Fellowships in Humanities at the University of London The School of Advanced Study, University of London offers a Visiting Fellowship in the humanities and social sciences. Applications for 2011/12 are now invited from scholars (at least ten years from their PhD) wishing to pursue research in London in any of the areas covered by the School and to engage in an active relationship with the multidisciplinary scholarly community across the School. The School comprises the Institutes of Advanced Legal Studies, Classical Studies, Commonwealth Studies, English Studies, Germanic & Romance Studies, Historical Research, Musical Research, Philosophy, Study of the Americas, and the Warburg Institute. The School also hosts a cross-disciplinary centre, the Human Rights Consortium. The Fellowship is tenable for…

Australian Book Review Fellowship and Essay Prize

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Australian Book Review  – Fifth Calibre Essay Prize for an Outstanding Essay Closing date: 1 January 2011 First Prize: $10,000 Australian Book Review (ABR) and the Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) seek entries for the fifth Calibre Prize for an Outstanding Essay, the nation’s premier award for an original essay and one of the world’s most lucrative essay competitions. The Calibre Prize is intended to generate brilliant new essays and to foster new insights into culture, society and the human condition. We welcome essays from leading authors and commentators, but also from emerging writers. All non-fiction subjects are eligible: from life writing to literary studies, history to politics, biography to philosophy, natural history to popular science, travel writing to environmental studies. Entry…

Symposium: Gustave Moreau and the Eternal Feminine

Gustave Moreau, 'Jupiter and Europa', 1868. Oil on Canvas, 175 x 130. Musee Gustave Moreau (cat. 191). Photo RMN - Rene-Gabriel Ojeda

Symposium: Gustave Moreau and the Eternal Feminine Keynote Speakers: Mme Marie-Cécile Forest, Director, Musée Gustave-Moreau; Dr Gerard Vaughan, Director, NGV; Frances Lindsay, Deputy Director, NGV; and Dr Ted Gott, Senior Curator, International Art, NGV To mark the opening of this major exhibition, a range of international and local speakers present a fascinating array of papers on Gustave Moreau, the history of the Musée Gustave-Moreau and its collection. Includes optional exhibition viewing 8.45–10am. Date: 11 December 2010, 10am – 1:30pm Venue: Clemenger BBDO Auditorium NGV International 180 St Kilda Road (enter north entrance, via Arts centre forecourt) Bookings: Ph +61 3 8662 1555 (10am-5pm daily) Event Code: P10130 Editor’s note: Follow this link for our review of the exhibition.

CFP: Trieste Contemporanea Seminar on Art History ‘The Fragile Pedestal’

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Call for Papers Trieste Contemporanea Seminar on Art History ‘The Fragile Pedestal’ 3-4 June, 2011 Deadline: 1st of March, 2011 The seminar: The purpose of the seminar is to offer European students and young researchers the opportunity to share their research work with a group of young scholars of different provenance and to verify work methods, with the supervision of an international team of professors and professionals in the field of contemporary art. Trieste Contemporanea plans to create a collaborative space for research, parallel to the academic one, in which the transmission of knowledge among students and professors is organized according to the requests of the student. In this way, the student will have the opportunity to develop and correct…

Funding: Scholarships for study in Venice at Vittore Branca Centre

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Scholarship at Vittore Branca Centre at Fondazione Giorgio Cini (Venice) For the period from May 2011 to April 2012, six scholarships are available to postgraduate students and PhD graduates wishing to attend the Vittore Branca Center and work on research projects aimed at developing the Foundation’s historical, artistic and documentary heritage according to the suggested research topics. Age limit: candidates shall be younger than 35 by January 31, 2011 Application deadline: January 31, 2011 The scholarship consists of: the gross sum of 7,000.00 euros as a contribution to general expenses, travel and board six-months accommodation free of charge in the Residence on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore and the use of the Vittore Branca Center facilities Scholarship application form (see website) shall…