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Melbourne Prints online

Two new websites have just been launched that detail Melbourne based research into Early Modern prints. These websites have been developed with the assistance of a Scholarly Innovation Information Grant from the Baillieu Library. MELBOURNE PRINTS  – http://melbourneprints.wordpress.com/ The ‘Melbourne Prints’ website is being used to showcase a range of rare early modern books and prints held in the Baillieu Library. The aim of the site is to document and deepen knowledge of the content, material production and provenance of these cultural objects; to enable students from different disciplines to learn about methods and processes of their storage, conservation and display; to make this knowledge more accessible; to understand the material condition of these objects, as well as the nature of conservation, ongoing maintenance, storage and display; and to publicize the material to other students and scholars locally, nationally and…

Call for Papers: ‘Emotions in the Medieval and Early Modern World’ Perth 2011

Call for Papers – Emotions in the Medieval and Early Modern World 8-11 June, 2011, The University of Western Australia, Perth Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, University of Western Australia Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Perth Medieval and Renaissance Group. This conference will explore the subject of emotions in the medieval and early modern world, c.500-1800, across a range of disciplines. Within the field, paper proposals from any relevant areas of study are welcome. Possible approaches and themes may include: the theory of pre-modern emotions; emotions in social and political history; religion and emotion; representations in literature, theatre and the arts; scientific, philosophical and theological understandings; the public performance of emotion; gender and emotion; emotion and the body; policing and punishing emotion; disordered emotions, and other related themes. The confirmed plenary speakers…

Call for Papers: ‘Science and the Arts in the Long Eighteenth Century’

Annual SEASECS Meeting – ‘Science and the Arts in the Long Eighteenth Century’ Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, 3-5 March 2011 Proposals due by 1 November 2010 The 37th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (SEASECS) will be held 3-5 March 2011 at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. The theme for the conference will be “Science and the Arts in the Long Eighteenth Century.” The deadline for submission of paper proposals and full panels is 1 November 2010. The eighteenth century has sometimes been seen in the history of science as a quiescent period between the great advances made by the likes of Descartes, Newton, and Leibniz in the seventeenth century and Darwin in the nineteenth. As Roy Porter argues in The Cambridge History of Science (2003), however, the eighteenth century is an especially rich…

Call for Papers: Tradition and Transformation in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries

AAANZ Conference, Adelaide 1-3 December 2010 Session Call for Papers – ‘Tradition and Transformation in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries’ In keeping with the overall theme of the conference, this session proposes to examine the broad theme of artistic engagement with tradition and its transformative outcomes in artistic theory and practice during the Baroque and Rococo periods. In an era when artists worked within largely traditional networks of production and patronage, how did they negotiate/subvert/enforce tradition? This session welcomes papers that address any aspect of theory and practice across all media 1600-1800. If you would like to contribute a paper for this session please contact the convenors: David Maskill Senior Lecturer, School of Art History, Classics and Religious Studies, Victoria University of Wellington – david.maskill@vuw.ac.nz Associate Professor Jennifer Milam, Department of Art History and Film Studies, University of Sydney – …

Call for Papers: Elegance and Excesses: war, gold and borrowings: architecture in the 1860s in New Zealand

Elegance and Excesses: war, gold and borrowings: architecture in the 1860s Date: Friday 3rd December 2010 Venue: School of Architecture, Victoria University, Wellington Convener: Christine McCarthy (christine.mccarthy@vuw.ac.nz) Call for Papers Abstracts due: Monday 30th August 2010 The 1860s were an eventful time for architecture in New Zealand. On the eve of the decade, in 1859, William Mason became the first person to be a registered architect in New Zealand. The scene was thus set for the English idea of architecture as a profession to more substantially impact on our land. From the decade’s beginning were the start of civil wars and the discovery of gold, with New Zealand’s first major gold rush in Otago. It was war and gold which crudely distinguished the decade’s histories of the North Island and South Islands. Papers (15-20 min) presenting new research which examines…

Call for Papers: 'Perspectives on public space in Rome, from antiquity to the present day'

Perspectives on public space in Rome, from antiquity to the present day Biennial of Public Space Italian National Institute for Urban Planners (INU) Ex-Slaughterhouse in Testaccio Rome, Italy – May 13-14, 2011 Please direct all enquiries to the organisers – Gregory Smith gos2@cornell.edu Cornell in Rome and Jan Gadeyne jg385@cornell.edu Cornell in Rome Website: http://www.biennalespaziopubblico.it/en/ The conference is an integral part of the three-day Biennial of Public Space organized by the Italian National Institute for Urban Planners (INU). It wishes to bring together various perspectives on public space in the city of Rome pertaining to any historical period. The aim of the conference is to open debate on the notion of public space across time, interpreted as a fluid concept having architectural, institutional, political, social, religious, phenomenological, and artistic relevance. These suggestions are by no means exhaustive, and wish simply…

Call for papers: 'Palinsesti Contemporary Italian Art Online Journal

“Palinsesti”. Contemporary Italian Art On-line Journal www.palinsesti.net The Editors invite submission of an abstract of 500 words to: cfp@palinsesti.net Deadline 31th September 2010. First issue will be published in Winter 2011. Palinsesti is a peer-reviewed publication dedicated to historical studies concerning Italian Art since 1960. The editors invite contributors to submit articles for its first thematic issue: “A new methodology for the Sixties?” Did the art of the Sixties effectively introduce innovations to such a point that suggests the need to revise and adapt historical methodology according to these new objects of study (the artworks)? Is it still possible to study and analyse these artworks as a corpus comparable to the past artworks? The issue will be focused on four main points (see below):

News: Art Gallery of South Australia Announces New Director

Last week the Chairman of the Art Gallery of South Australia, Michael Abbott QC, announced that Nick Mitzevich would be the new Director of the Gallery. The previous director, Christopher Menz, resigned from the post in January this year. Nick Mitzevich is currently the Director of the University of Queensland Art Museum in Brisbane and was formerly Director of the Newcastle Region Art Gallery. At forty years old, Mr Mitzevich is the youngest person to assume the role of Director in the Art Gallery of South Australia’s 129 year history. Nick Mitzevich said, “It is an honour to have been selected as the new Director. The Art Gallery of South Australia has a dynamic history which is most inspiring and I look forward to enhancing the extraordinary collection and continuing to enlighten, surprise and stimulate visitors with accessible and thoughtful…

Reminder: David Saunders Founders Grant Closes Soon

DAVID SAUNDERS FOUNDER’S GRANT The aim of the David Saunders Founders Grant is to foster new research in architectural history and theory. Applications can be made to apply for funds to assist in field-work, archival assistance, printing and reproduction costs in preparation for publication. The award cannot be used to fund conference travel or registration. The Grant will total AUD$2000. More detail in this post http://melbourneartnetwork.com.au/2010/04/19/architectural-history-grant-sahanz-david-saunders-foundation-grant/

Call For Papers: New Directions in Neo-Impressionism (London, 20 Nov 10)

Call for Papers New Directions in Neo-Impressionism Richmond, the American International University in London, UK Saturday 20 November 2010 Proposals of approx. 250 words due by 1 July to: woloshyn.tania@gmail.com 2010 marks the centenary of the death of Neo-Impressionist Henri-Edmond Cross (1856-1910) as well as the release of a new book of collected essays which re-evaluate the work of Georges Seurat (1859-1891), ‘Seurat Re-Viewed’ (edited by Paul Smith; published by Penn State Press, 2010). It is therefore a fitting time to reconsider the artistic production and contextual themes around Neo-Impressionism, a much maligned movement that has often been described as a series of artistic, political and scientific failures. Its new direction after the death of Seurat in 1891, under the self-declared leadership of Paul Signac (1863-1935), has been posited less as a renewal towards alternative but equally radical luminous experiments…

Call for Papers – IMPACT 7: Intersections and Counterpoints

Call for Papers IMPACT 7: Intersections & Counterpoints Faculty of Art and Design, Monash University 27-30 September, 2011 The conference addresses practitioners, writers, critics, artists, theorists, and others working in the broad fields of print-related research. It aims to provide a platform in which practitioners and researchers can engage in a mutually productive exchange. Media identified by the conference will include but not be limited to: Printmaking, Photography, Graphic Design, Drawing, The Artist’s Book, Text, Animation, Film and Digital Media, Jewellery and Metalsmith, Glass, Ceramic and Textile. Monash University invites artists, curators, print studios, writers, academics, collectors, students and industry to participate in IMPACT 7: Intersections & Counterpoints.  We are calling for: Papers and Themed Panels Individual and Group Exhibitions Academic Poster Presentations Open Portfolios Demonstrations and Workshops Master Classes (to be conducted in collaboration with the Print Council of…

CFP: The New British Sculpture – Reviewing the persistence of an idea, c.1850-present

The New British Sculpture: Reviewing the persistence of an idea, c.1850-present Henry Moore Institute 18 February 2011 Deadline: 30 June 2010. British sculpture has been frequently singled out as an area of outstanding cultural expertise. Numerous major exhibitions and accompanying catalogues, including British Sculpture in the Twentieth Century (1981), Un Siècle de Sculpture Anglaise (1996) and Sculpture in 20th-Century Britain (2003) have subscribed to the idea of a distinct ‘strand’, ‘school’ or ‘family’ of artistic endeavour. This idea has been presented as having been rejuvenated by a cycle of Oedipal renewal in which successive groups of younger artists have been seen to overthrow the practices of the previous generation. Among British sculpture’s recent enfants terribles are the ‘Young British Artists’ of the 1990s, the ‘New Sculptors’ of the 1980s and the ‘New Generation’ sculptors of the 1960s who ousted such…

Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities

Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities Call for Applications, 2011-12 Topic: Adaptions Five (5) one-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships are available at the University of Pennsylvania for the 2011-2012 academic year for untenured scholars in the humanities (including art and architectural history) who received or will receive their Ph.D. between December 2002 and December 2010. The fellowship is open to all scholars, national and international, who meet application terms (see Guidelines below). The programs of the Penn Humanities Forum are conceived through yearly topics that invite broad interdisciplinary collaboration. For the 2011–2012 academic year, the theme set is Adaptations (the topic director is Warren Breckman). Humanists and those in related fields are invited to submit research proposals on any aspect of this topic, except educational curriculum building and the performing arts. Fellows teach one undergraduate course in addition to…

CFP: Art on the Street (South Korea)

Call for Papers: Art on the Street The Korean Society of Art Theories, Seoul, KOREA October 24, 2010 We seek to build upon the recent discussion on public art and community by investigating specific examples of the practices of contemporary art inparticular contexts. We pay attention to the way in which the process of creation, perception, and reception of the artwork relates to the formation of a community. We invite papers on mural projects, site-specific urban planning projects, parks, public monuments, and other types of community-oriented projects. Discussions on a project or network of activities that form relationships among participants and a public are also encouraged. At the same time, we hope to explore artistic practices that resist or negotiate in terms of everyday life, localization, globalization, and social and cultural structures. We also encourage papers that revisit the issue…

CFP – Art History's History in Australia and New Zealand

Art History’s History in Australia and New Zealand A joint symposium organised by the University of Melbourne and the Australian and New Zealand Association of Art Historians (AAANZ) The symposium is conceived in conjunction with the residency of Professor Richard Woodfield (University of Glasgow) who will be a visiting international fellow in the Faculty of Arts University of Melbourne from August until October 2010. Richard Woodfield is the editor of a new e-journal on art historiography and a new series of monographs in art historiography. Visit the journal here http://www.gla.ac.uk/departments/arthistoriography The mission statement for this journal states that the editorial board will ignore the disciplinary boundaries imposed by the Anglophone expression ‘art history’ and allow and encourage the full range of enquiry that encompassed the visual arts in its broadest sense as well as topics now falling within archaeology, anthropology,…