Monthly Archives: January 2011

Call for Papers: CIHA 2012 Nuremberg ‘The Challenge of the Object’

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CIHA  ‘The Challenge of the Object’ Nuremberg, 2012 The 2012 CIHA Conference wishes to address the ‘object’ as the central theme of art history. With its 21 sections pertaining to genre, period, media, and interdisciplinary themes, an opportunity is provided to expand the relatively narrow confines of ‘classic’ art history into as many as 400 lectures. New terms of the object and of the original shall be discussed – against the backdrop of current developments that correspond to contemporary demands upon the subject and afford broader perspectives than traditional ways of thinking. Contributions, especially those with innovative approaches, are welcome from all areas of art and cultural history in the broadest sense. The panels invite papers from across cultures. Innovative approaches…

Art History Call for Papers EMAJ Issue 6 2011

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Art History Call for Papers: EMAJ Issue 6 2011 Submission Deadline: 31 March 2011 http://www.melbourneartjournal.unimelb.edu.au/E-MAJ/papers.htm emaj (electronic Melbourne art journal) is the only online, refereed art history journal to be published in Australia. Published annually in association with the University of Melbourne School of Culture and Communication, emaj aims to provide an international forum for the publication of original academic research in all areas and periods of art history. For the 2011 edition of emaj the editors are now accepting submissions from researchers investigating the history of art. emaj welcomes monographic articles about specific artists or art collectives as well as thematic or theoretical analyses of art history from any historical period. Established and emerging researchers working within the fields of art history,…

Call for Papers – Figure and Ornament: Aesthetics, Art and Architecture in the Caucasus region, from 400 to 1650

Call for Papers Figure and Ornament: Aesthetics, Art and Architecture in the Caucasus region, from 400 to 1650 Conference, George Chubinashvili National Research Centre, Tbilisi, the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz-Max-Planck-Institut, and the University of Basel Tbilisi, 29 September – 1 October 2011 Deadline for Applications: 31st January 2011 Figure and ornament have generally been considered as opposites. Figurative representations, however, can be ornamented or framed by ornaments, and ornaments are frequently formed by repeated figural motives, such as animals or plants. In fact, ornaments and figures are related in manifold ways and define or articulate pictorial or architectonic spaces, elaborating various aesthetic concepts. The cultures the conference will discuss are not to be seen as given or static units but…

Call for Papers: Der Blaue Reiter (Tate Modern, UK)

Call for Papers Conference – Der Blaue Reiter Tate Modern, UK, 25 – 26 November 2011 This conference celebrates the centenary of the first exhibition of Der Blaue Reiter. This occasion presents a perfect opportunity to review and extend existing scholarship in the field of German Expressionist studies. The formation of what is commonly, though erroneously, referred to as the German Expressionist ‘artists’ group’ Der Blaue Reiter, was signalled on 18 December 1911 at the Galerie Thannhauser in Munich via an exhibition enigmatically entitled ‘The First Exhibition of the Editors of the Blaue Reiter’. This was the first of what turned out to be only two exhibitions held by an emergent group of avant-garde artists organised by Wassily Kandinsky and…

Funding: Donald Bullough Fellowship for a Medieval Historian

Donald Bullough Fellowship for a Medieval Historian St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies The St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies invites applications for the Donald Bullough Fellowship in Mediaeval History, to be taken up during either semester of the academic year 2011-12. The Fellowship is open to any academic in a permanent university post with research interests in mediaeval history. It covers the cost of return travel to St Andrews from the holder’s normal place of work, together with a substantial subsidy towards accommodation while the holder is resident in St Andrews.  Previous Fellows have included Dr Christina Pössel, Professor Cynthia Neville and Dr Ross Balzaretti The Fellowship carries with it no teaching duties, though the Fellow is expected to…

Exhibition – Arlo Mountford ‘The Vanishing Point of History’ (LUMA)

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Arlo Mountford: The Vanishing Point of History Arlo Mountford’s practice consists primarily of elaborate, flash-based digital films presented within interactive installations. This exhibition surveys a series of darkly humorous works in which iconic artists, events and works from the history of art are remixed and reanimated in his characteristically hi-tech, low-fi aesthetic. Exhibition Dates: 21 February – 21 April Opening: Wednesday, 2nd March, 6-8pm LUMA | La Trobe University Museum of Art http://www.latrobe.edu.au/luma

Symposium: Closing the Gap – Contemporary Indonesian Art

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Closing the Gap – Contemporary Indonesian Art Symposium – February 5th 2011, 1pm onwards To celebrate the opening of Closing the Gap: Indonesian Contemporary Art, MiFA is thrilled to host an afternoon of talks and discussion on art from our closest Northern neighbor. This event will provide the opportunity for key arts industry members to discuss the rise of contemporary Indonesian art, museums, the emergence of the contemporary Indonesian art market and the presence of contemporary Indonesian art in the global arena. 1pm – Part I: Museums v’s Market: Art Markets across Asia Leading academics and specialists discuss the distinct difference between the ‘Western’ art market and museum systems and the way in which art business is conducted in the…

Funding: Research Fellowship for International PhD Students at The Institute of European History (Mainz)

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Research Fellowships for International PhD Students in Mainz The Instiute for European History offers 10 research fellowships for international PhD-students. The proposed projects should require a research stay in Mainz for at least 6 months. Funding is € 1.000/month. A health insurance subsidy is granted as well. The research stay in Mainz will be from January 2011 or later. At the IEG fellows can pursue their individual research projects. According to their special fields and interests, they are invited to collaborate with the academic staff of the IEG (http://www.ieg-mainz.de/forschungsbereiche). Applications are invited from doctoral candidates of any national background. Applicants must have a first degree in history, theology or another historical subject. They should not have pursued their PhD-work for more than three years when taking…

Funding: Fellowships at UCLA Center for 17th and 18th Century Studies

Fellowships at UCLA Center for 17th and 18th Century Studies The UCLA Center for 17th- and 18th Century Studies awards a number of postdoctoral and graduate fellowhips each year. The deadline is February 1st 2011. More detail can be found on their website http://www.c1718cs.ucla.edu/# Fellowships include: Ahmanson-Getty Postdoctoral Fellowships This theme-based resident fellowship program, established with the support of the Ahmanson Foundation of Los Angeles and the J. Paul Getty Trust, is designed to encourage the participation of junior scholars in the Center’s yearlong core programs. The core program for year 2011–2012: Rivalry and Rhetoric in the Early Modern Mediterranean – directed by Clark Professor Barbara Fuchs (UCLA) more detail here Stipend: $37,740 for the three-quarter period together with paid medical…

Funding: Research Fellowships in the Arts and Humanities (Trinity College, Dublin)

2011 – 2012 Research Fellowships in the Arts and Humanities Trinity College, Dublin The Trinity Long Room Hub intends to award a number of stipendiary and non-stipendiary fellowships for the academic year 2011-2012 in the arts and humanities at Trinity College Dublin. Applicants for a fellowship should demonstrate how they would spend their time working one or more of the many rich collections within the Library, and/or collaborating with named individuals or groups of individuals within one or more of the constituent departments, schools or research centres linked to the Hub. Applications are welcome from across the entire range of arts and humanities research. The funding for these Visiting Research Fellowships has been provided by the UK Alumni of Trinity College Dublin.…

Lecture: Richard Ovendon ‘The role of the book arts in a 21st-century research library’

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Richard Ovendon FRSA FSA, Keeper of Special Collections and Director of the Centre for the Study of the Book at the Bodleian Libraries The role of the book arts in a 21st-century research library In the age of the iPad and Kindle, the future of the printed book is under threat. Distinguished librarian Richard Ovenden of Oxford’s Bodleian Library will examine the relevance of the physical book, and the ‘book arts’, in the digital age and in the context of a 21st-century research library. Is there still a place for design, typography and illustration? Are the quality of paper, ink and binding still important? Richard will also discuss the works of significant pioneers and contemporary innovators in the book arts.…

Lecture – Nigel Morgan ‘Bible stories in a medieval English Psalter: educating Margaret de Lacy, Lady of Meath’

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Professor Nigel Morgan, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge Bible stories in a medieval English Psalter: educating Margaret de Lacy, Lady of Meath Nigel Morgan, Honorary Professor at Corpus Christi College Cambridge, is one of the world’s leading historians of medieval art. His lecture focuses on a richly illustrated English Psalter (called today the Munich Golden Psalter) which will be published in facsimile later in 2011. Professor Morgan has written the commentary for this facsimile. He will discuss the educational impact of the Psalter’s illustrations, in the light of its probable owner, Margaret de Lacy, Lady of Meath. Date: 6.00 – 7.00pm, Thursday 27 January 2011 Venue: The Oratory, Newman College, University of Melbourne, 887 Swanston Street, Parkville (Melways Map 2B E5) All Welcome. Free Entry. Bookings essential Email: agehrig@academiccentre.stmarys.newman.unimelb.edu.au or phone 03 9342 1614 Seminar…

Call for Papers: Rules and Regulations of Avant-Garde Art

Call for Papers Rules and Regulations of Avant-Garde Art (c. 1848-1914) Philadelphia, PA, October 27-29, 2011 Deadline: Feb 25, 2011 We are seeking papers for a panel entitled ‘Rules and Regulations of Avant-Garde Art (c. 1848-1914)’ to be co-chaired by Terry Dolan and André Dombrowski at the 37th Annual Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium in Philadelphia on October 27-29, 2011. The panel seeks to engage the new ordering principles, hierarchies and regulations that avant-garde art imposed on itself after the “rejection” of academic rules. What new laws and standards of art practice emerged in avant-garde art and culture in tandem with its rhetoric of individualism and difference? What social regulations moved to the fore of image making once the established rules were cast aside? How can we subsequently redefine the ‘transgressions’ of…

Funding: Winterthur Fellowship

Winterthur Research Fellowship Program Winterthur welcomes researchers. Academic, independent, and museum scholars, as well as advanced graduate students are invited to apply for short and long-term residential research fellowships. Research fellows conduct research in many areas of social and cultural history, including material culture, architecture, decorative arts, design, consumer culture, garden and landscape studies, Shaker studies, travel and tourism, the Atlantic World, and objects in literature. Winterthur’s collections are rich and diverse, and we welcome applications that offer fresh approaches to our resources. All applicants are strongly encouraged to search Wintercat, visit Winterthur, and contact staff members to discuss potential research projects. The suitability of a project to Winterthur’s collections is the primary consideration of the fellowship award committee. For further…

Funding:Fellowship Opportunities in American Art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Fellowship Opportunities in American Art 2011–12 The Smithsonian American Art Museum and its Renwick Gallery invite applications for research fellowships in art and visual culture of the United States. Fellowships are residential and support full-time independent and dissertation research. The collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum spans the nation’s artistic heritage, representing outstanding visual accomplishments from the seventeenth century to the present day. Comprising more than 42,000 objects, this unparalleled collection includes special strengths in nineteenth- and twentieth-century marble and bronze sculpture, nineteenth-century landscape painting, Gilded Age and American impressionist paintings, twentieth-century realism, photography and graphic art, folk art, Latino art, and African American art. Artists represented in depth include George Catlin, William H. Johnson, Sean Scully, Lee Friedlander, Christo,…