Monthly Archives: September 2011

Symposium ‘Photography as Crime’

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Photography as Crime Free Symposium presented by Monash University and CCP Saturday 15th October, 1–5pm, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy In conjunction with the In camera and in public exhibition, Monash University Art and Design and Centre for Contemporary Photography will host a free symposium on photography, privacy and public space, to be held at CCP. What are the key legal and philosophical issues relating to photography in public places? What pressures are recent changes in the relationship between publicity and privacy putting on the meaning and significance of ‘privacy’, the body and…

Exhibition: Look Closer – Daniel King

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Look Closer - Daniel King Opening Night: Tuesday 4th October 6-8pm with speech by Dr Tony Birch – writer, historian and curator, Melbourne and ‘Welcome to Country’ by Caroline Briggs – Boonerwrung Elder. What ideas and attitudes are held by various people towards those of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent? In response to this Melbourne-based Indigenous film-maker and artist Daniel King has produced a series of black and white photographs that invite us to ‘look closer’ at what assumptions might underpin some of our ideas. In doing this he provides an opportunity…

Bill Henson in conversation with Natalie King at Monash Gallery of Art

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Bill Henson in conversation with Natalie King at Monash Gallery of Art Bill Henson held his first solo exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria in 1975, at the age of 19. Since that time he has become one of Australia’s most celebrated artists. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear Henson discuss his experiences as a young photographer with curator and writer Natalie King. Proceeds from this event will assist the MGA Foundation acquire two rare photographs by iconic Australian photographer Carol Jerrems for MGA’s nationally significant collection of Australian…

Call for Papers: Reflections on Revolution and Romanticism

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The Romantic Studies Association of Australasia Reflections on Revolution and Romanticism A Postgraduate Symposium The University of Sydney, 25th – 26th November hosted by the Romantic Studies Association of Australasia (RSAA) Papers are invited from all Postgraduate Students on the subject of Revolution and Romanticism, encompassing revolutions in Literature, Politics, Print, Science, Art, Industry, Education, Gender, Travel etc. “The French Revolution,” wrote William Hazlitt, “might be described as a remote but inevitable result of the invention of the art of printing.” Hazlitt’s description is only one of a multitude blending…

Funding: Visiting Fellowships at Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, Cambridge UK

Visiting Fellowships at CRASSH University of Cambridge – The Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities Deadline 12pm GMT Monday 31 October 2011 CRASSH’s Visiting Fellowships are designed to support the Centre’s thematic activities. Visiting Fellowships can be awarded for periods of up to twelve weeks in any one Cambridge term during which Fellows are expected to be in residence in Cambridge. Visiting Fellows take regular part in and contribute to the Centre’s programme of events, including weekly work-in-progress seminars. This competition is for fellowships to be taken…

Shane Carmody ‘To be a Pilgrim’ Margaret Manion Lecture 2011

Pilgrim meets  Ararita with grasping arms, Guillaume de Deguileville, The pilgrimage of the lyfe of the manhode and The pilgrimage of the sowle, England, Lincolnshire, c. 1430, State Libfrary of Victoria, RARES  folio 79r.

Margaret Manion Lecture 2011 To be a Pilgrim Shane Carmody In this lecture Shane Carmody will explore the provenance and relevance of a medieval manuscript held in the collection of the State Library of Victoria: The pilgrimage of the lyfe of the manhode and The pilgrimage of the sowle. This manuscript dates from 1430 and is an English prose translation of the famous work written by the French Cistercian Guillaume de Deguileville a century earlier. The translation had a major impact on the English imagination through the upheaval of the Reformation and later…

Call for Papers: After the New Art History (Birmingham, 26-27 Mar 2012)

Call for Papers After the New Art History (Birmingham, 26-27 Mar 2012) University of Birmingham, March 26 - 27, 2012 Deadline: Nov 11, 2011 Keynote Speakers: Griselda Pollock and Whitney Davis The term ‘new art history’ has long been an established (although contentious) part of the critical lexicon of the art historical discipline. Associated with the pioneering social and feminist art histories of T J Clark and Griselda Pollock of the 1970s (expanding in subsequent decades to encompass post-colonial, Freudian, post-Freudian and wider gender-studies approaches), it denoted a conceptual shift that foregrounded…

Seminar: Dr Sheridan Palmer ‘Hegel’s Owl: the Biography of Bernard Smith and the Importance of Distance’

La Trobe History Research Seminar Dr Sheridan Palmer Honorary Fellow, Australian Centre, University of Melbourne Hegel’s Owl: the Biography of Bernard Smith and the Importance of Distance Date: Thursday 22 September, 12:05 to 1:15 pm, Venue: Seminar Room, Ground Floor, Borchardt Library, Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus For more information please contact Dr Robert Kenny (Convener)  Phone: (03) 9479 1132 or  Email: r.kenny@latrobe.edu.au or history@latrobe.edu.au (RSVP not required).

Call for Papers: Beyond Italy and New Spain – Itineraries for an Iberian Art History (1440-1640)

Beyond Italy and New Spain - Itineraries for an Iberian Art History (1440-1640) Organizers: Michael Cole and Alessandra Russo April, 27th-29th, 2012, Columbia University, The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America / Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures Co-sponsored by the Department of Art History and Archeology Call for papers This conference aims to open new dialogues on Iberian art and architecture from the decade that saw the Aragonese conquest of Southern Italy (1443) and the establishment of the first Portuguese trading station on the African island of Arguim (1449) to…

CFP: SAHANZ 2012 ‘Fabulation: Myth, Nature, Heritage’

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Call for Papers SAHANZ XXIX 2012 - Fabulation: Myth, Nature, Heritage 29th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand, University of Tasmania, Launceston, Tasmania, 5-8 July 2012 “Gould says of his Book of Fish, ‘what I write, & what here I paint are Experiment & Prophecy.’” Ronald Bogue writes this in Deleuzian Fabulations (2010) on Richard Flanagan’s Gould’s Book of Fish (2002), which is based on The Book of Fish (around 1832-33) by William Buelow Gould with paintings of flora and fauna (with narratives) of the…

Mis-Design Artist’s Forum

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Mis-Design Artist’s Forum Guest curator Dr Grace McQuilten will be joined by local artists Flatland OK, Pacific Women’s Weaving Circle and Slow Art Collective for a discussion about their projects, their collaborations and their ideas. These artists are interested in challenging the “design” of contemporary art and the possibility of critique in contemporary consumer culture. They all employ artistic strategies which maintain a tension between art and contemporary architecture, fashion and interior design, focusing their production on issues of sustainability, human agency and social impact. Date: Saturday, 24 September |…

Rae Alexander Lecture at NGV – Off the Page: Persian arts and the medieval and pre-modern Islamic world by Susan Scollay

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Off the Page: Persian arts and the medieval and pre-modern Islamic world Susan Scollay Independent Scholar and Curator The La Trobe University Alumni Art History Chapter presents, with the National Gallery of Victoria, the fourteenth annual Rae Alexander Lecture. Classic Persian stories copied into illuminated manuscripts illustrated by exquisite miniature paintings represent one of the highest achievements in the history of the art of the book. These manuscripts conveyed images far beyond the boundaries of their country of origin and inspired a design vocabulary especially in ceramics and textiles. Rare examples of medieval and later books of the Persianate world from the…

News: JSTOR early journal content publicly available to anyone

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JSTOR early journal content publicly available to anyone JSTOR has announced that they are making journal content in JSTOR published prior to 1923 in the United States and prior to 1870 elsewhere freely available to anyone, anywhere in the world.  This “Early Journal Content” includes discourse and scholarship in the arts and humanities, economics and politics, and in mathematics and other sciences.  It includes nearly 500,000 articles from more than 200 journals. This represents 6% of the content on JSTOR. JSTORY states that “making the Early Journal Content freely available…

Funding: Summer Scholarships at the National Library of Australia

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Summer Scholarships at the National Library of Australia The National Library of Australia offers annual summer scholarships to tertiary students.  These scholarships are made possible through the generosity of the family of the late Norman McCann (a former National Library Council Member), and of John and Heather Seymour. The summer scholarships were established to support younger scholars undertaking any research which can be supported by the Library’s collections.  Preference for Norman McCann Scholarships will be given to those working in the disciplines of Australian history, Australian literature, librarianship, archives administration…

Funding: Study Grants to work with Japanese Collections at National Library of Australia

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Study Grants to work with Japanese Collections at National Library of Australia Applications for the 2011-12 Japan Study Grant program are now open and will close on 30 September 2011. The purpose of the grants is to support research by scholars based outside the Canberra area who wish to use the National Library’s Japanese collections for their study. Applicants must be resident in Australia. Information for applicants and referees Japan Study Grants are open to postgraduates, honours students, academic staff or independent researchers in Australia who wish to use the…