Author: Katrina Grant

Call for Papers: Ways of Seeing – John Berger

Call for Papers Ways of Seeing John Berger 6-8 September 2012, London The Centre for Life-Writing Research and the Department of English & Drama at the British Library are presenting a conference in 2012 to mark the 40th Anniversary of two of John Berger’s major works: the novel G, winner of the Booker and James Tait Black Memorial Prizes, and the collaborative, BAFTA-winning BBC TV series and book Ways of Seeing. In celebration, the Centre for Life-writing Research at King’s College London, and the Department of English and Drama at the British Library – home, since 2009, to the major collection of Berger’s papers – are holding a series of events. The conference will be held at King’s College London, with a evening of discussion and celebration at the British Library on Friday 7 September 2012. Call for papers To present a paper discussing…

Conference – Dispersed Identities: Sexuality, Surrealism and the Global Avant-Gardes

Dispersed Identities: Sexuality, Surrealism and the Global Avant-Gardes February 3-4, 2012, The University of Melbourne The Centre for the Study of Surrealism and its Legacies, The School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne, and the Australian Institute of Art History present Dispersed Identities: Sexuality, Surrealism and the Global Avant-Gardes is a conference which brings together questions of sexuality and gender with a broader discussion of the geographies of modern and contemporary culture. Speakers will focus on the legacy of surrealism and cognate avant-garde movements in the visual arts. A guiding principle of the conference is that one cannot speak about the global reach of modern and contemporary visual culture without bringing in questions of sexuality. Topics dealt with include the connections between geographic, sexual and artistic outsiderness; processes of dislocation and displacement and their relationship to the surrealist tradition…

Funding: Research Fellowships in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Cambridge, UK

Research Fellowships in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Girton College, Cambridge Applications are invited for a Research Fellowship, to be held in Architecture, Art History, Education, Human Geography, Law, Music, Philosophy (inc. Philosophy of Science), Politics, Psychology, Sociology or Theology for the academic year 2012/13 and tenable for three years. The Fellowship is open to graduates of any university with no age limit, but it is intended to support those at an early stage in their academic careers, and will normally be awarded to a candidate who has recently completed a Ph.D. or is close to completion. The competition involves assessment of candidates’ submitted work and interview. Those interested should note that the standard needed to progress to the later stages of the competition is extremely high. Overseas candidates should also note that the College cannot be responsible for payment of air fares should they be short-listed for interview. The emoluments…

Funding: Visiting Fellows at Australian National University 2013

Applications for Visiting Fellows 2013 at Australian National University – Research School of Humanities and the Arts ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences Humanities Research Centre The Humanities Research Centre is an international centre for excellence in the Humanities and a catalyst for innovative Humanities scholarship and research within the Australian National University. The HRC interprets the ‘Humanities’ generously, recognising that new methods of theoretical enquiry have done much to break down the traditional distinction between the humanities and the interpretive social sciences; recognising, too, the importance of establishing dialogue between the humanities and the natural and technological sciences, and the creative arts. One of its central functions is to bring to Australia scholars of international standing who will provoke fresh ideas within, and beyond, the academic community. Applications for Visiting Fellowships tenable at the HRC in 2013 are now…

Call for Papers: Virtual Palaces Part II. Lost Palaces and their Afterlife. Virtual Reconstruction between Science and Media

Call for Papers Virtual Palaces Part II. Lost Palaces and their Afterlife. Virtual Reconstruction between Science and Media 13–15 April 2012, Munich, Germany About Palatium This workshop is part of the ESF Research Networking Programme PALATIUM: Court Residences as Places of Exchange in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe (1400–1700). The PALATIUM programme aims at creating a common forum for research on the late medieval and early modern European court residence or ‘palace’ (palatium) with an interdisciplinary perspective. The world of the courts 1400–1700 constituted a network of truly European scale and international character, but its architecture is only rarely studied in its ‘connectivity’. Here the ‘palace’ is seen as a place for cultural exchange. Human interaction in this space is regulated and codified by a set of rules, known as ‘ceremonial’. The interaction between palace architecture (tangible) and ceremonial (intangible, but known through a set of tangible testimonials of…

Public Lecture by Lyndal Roper and Symposium: Emotions and Historical Change in Pre-Modern Europe

Luther and the Emotional Dynamics of the Reformation A public lecture by Professor Lyndal Roper, University of Oxford The Reformation was a theological and intellectual movement, but it was also profoundly emotional. Luther’s unbearable fear and despair as a monk was what impelled him to understand God’s justice differently. Anger was central to Luther’s creativity – time and again, he reached new intellectual insights through attacking father figures. Envy, too, played its part, and in his letters Luther constantly attributes envy to others. And when clerical celibacy was abolished and priests began to marry, a host of complex sexual emotions were unleashed. This lecture explores how we can understand the Reformation differently by exploring its emotional dynamics. Lyndal Roper is Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Oxford and editor of the premier historical journal, Past and Present. She has recently…

JOB: Lecturer in Art History – University of Manchester, UK

Lecturer in Art History – University of Manchester, UK The University of Manchester, UK, are seeking to appoint a specialist in European or non-European art in the period from 1700 to the present. Art History and Visual Studies (AHVS) at Manchester maintains close ties with the Whitworth Art Gallery, which this appointment is expected to enhance. It is one of only very few university galleries to have collections designated as nationally important. Landscape art of the eighteenth to twentieth centuries is one area of strength. Recent acquisitions and exhibitions have had a strong contemporary and global thrust. Already a drawcard for AHVS students, the gallery is about to undergo a £12 million refurbishment, with a major expansion of teaching facilities. It is expected that the appointee will discover ways of engaging with the Whitworth and its rich collections. In addition…

JOB: Pilkington Chair in History of Art – University of Manchester, UK

Pilkington Chair in History of Art – University of Manchester, UK The University of Manchester are looking to appoint a leading art historian to this prestigious Chair. A beacon for History of Art at Manchester for nearly fifty years, in the recent past the Pilkington Chair has been held by distinguished art historians at the forefront of the discipline. The University hopes that the next Pilkington Chair will be similarly influential in shaping the future direction of art history. The person appointed may have expertise in any area of art history. They must have an outstanding research and publication record and will be expected to make a distinctive contribution to Art History & Visual Studies’ innovative teaching and thriving research culture, as well as provide intellectual leadership for the subject area and more broadly. The post is available from 1…

Exhibition – Sea of Dreams: The Lure of Port Phillip Bay 1830-1914

Sea of Dreams: The Lure of Port Phillip Bay 1830-1914 Opens at the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery Wednesday 7 December 10am Shattered dreams, fresh beginnings, an expansive economy, rising fears and the emergence of a middle class are detailed in this rich display that traces the journeys of so many who were lured by the dream of a better life. Sea of dreams tells the fascinating story of Port Phillip Bay and the integral part it played in 19th and early 20th century survival, settlement, trade and commerce, defence and leisure. With more than 100 works displayed, many of Australia’s best known and loved artists are represented. There are paintings by Charles Conder, Fred McCubbin, Tom Roberts, Arthur Streeton and Louis Buvelot, along with rare drawings and prints by Emma Minnie Boyd, S. T. Gill, Georgiana McCrae, John Mather and Eugene…

Rare Books Summer School at the State Library Victoria

Rare Books Summer School State Library of Victoria Immerse yourself in the world of rare books during an intensive five-day course at the 7th Australian and New Zealand Rare Books Summer School. Four courses will be presented: ‘Artists’ books, zines and other collaborative ventures’ Professor Sasha Grishin (6–10 February) ‘Botanical riches: the art of the book’ Richard Aitken (13–17 February) ‘Ephemera: a collector’s key to the history of books’ Wallace Kirsop (13–17 February) ‘The poetics of printing on the iron hand-press’ Caren Florance (13–17 February, Monash University, Caulfield) Please note that places are strictly limited, and applications are due by 9 December 2011. View the detailed brochure and application form (pdf) http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/sites/default/files/rare-books-summer-school-2012.pdf Dates:  Monday 6 February 2012 – Friday 10 February 2012 Monday 13 February 2012 – Friday 17 February 2012 Cost: $750.00 Bookings: 03 8664 7322 or rbss@slv.vic.gov.au Website: http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/event/rare-books-summer-school  

Dr Gerard Vaughan – Collecting Correggio

Collecting Correggio Dr Gerard Vaughan Join NGV Director Dr Gerard Vaughan to hear the stories behind the NGV’s recent acquisition, Renaissance masterpiece Madonna and Child with the infant Saint John the Baptist by Correggio. Date: Thursday 8th December, 2011, 6:00pm for a 6.30pm start. Venue: Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, NGV International (enter North Entrance, via Arts Centre forecourt) Cost: $20 NGV Member / $25 Adult (includes glass of sparkling wine on arrival) Bookings: Ph +61 3 8662 1555, 10am-5pm daily Event code M1159 Website: http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/whats-on/programs/public-programs/ngv-members-collecting-correggio

News: NGV announces new member of the Council of Trustees

NGV announces  new member of the Council of Trustees From the NGV: Mr Allan Meyers, President of the National Gallery of Victoria’s Council of Trustees, today announced that the Victorian Government has appointed a new Council member, Mr Michael Ullmer. Mr Ullmer’s appointment commenced on 22 November 2011. Mr Ullmer has more than thirty years’ experience in financial services. He joined the National Australia Bank as Finance Director in 2004, and served as Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer from 2007 until his retirement in August 31 2011. He was previously with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia for seven years from 1997 where he was the Group Executive responsible for Institutional and Business Banking, and before that he was Group Chief Financial Officer. He began his career with KPMG in 1972, initially in London, then the US, and finally Australia. Michael joined Coopers & Lybrand in…

Funding: British School at Rome Awards 2012-2013

The British School at Rome Research Awards in Rome 2012-13 The British School at Rome is a centre of interdisciplinary research excellence in the Mediterranean supporting the full range of arts, humanities and social sciences. These highly competitive and prestigious awards have provided many leading scholars with a critical base for their subsequent careers. Applications are invited for a number of residencies, for research on the archaeology, history, art history, society and culture of Italy from prehistory to the modern period. These awards offer accommodation at the British School, food, 24-hour access to our historic library collection and, in some instances, a research grant; they are tenable for three or nine months. Further details (including eligibility criteria) and applications forms are available at http://www.bsr.ac.uk/awards/humanities-awards For any further information, please contact Gill Clark at bsr@britac.ac.uk Closing date for applications: Tuesday 17 January 2012

Seminar: Beatrix Ahrens – Rediscovered: Nineteenth Century German Painting in Victoria’s Public Collections

Rediscovered: Nineteenth Century German Painting in Victoria’s Public Collections  Dr Beatrix Ahrens, University of Freiburg, Germany It seems like nowhere else outside Europe German paintings of the second half of the 19th century have been as popular as in Victoria. From the 1870s to the 1890s a surprisingly large number of German paintings were imported to Australia, yet many of these works of art have never been adequately researched. They often lie undiscovered in storage, some paintings are even threatened by decay. This lecture, for the first time, gives an overview of German 19th century paintings in Victorian public collections. The term ‘German paintings’ refers to paintings by German-speaking artists and also includes paintings by artists who migrated to Australia. The starting point of my lecture is the historical environment that influenced the collection of German paintings in Australia. Important aspects are the emigration of German artists from the middle of the 19th…

Funding: Harvard Postdoctoral Fellowships in Japanese Studies for 2012-2013

Harvard Postdoctoral Fellowships in Japanese Studies for 2012-2013  Application Deadline: 5:00 p.m., January 3, 2012 The Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University will offer several postdoctoral fellowships in Japanese studies to recent PhDs of exceptional promise, to give them the opportunity to turn their dissertation into publishable manuscripts. The Fellowship Grant: Each fellowship will cover a 10-month period, beginning September 1, 2012, with a stipend of $50,000, health insurance coverage for the grantee and research/travel funds. Postdoctoral fellows will be provided office space, and access to the libraries and resources of Harvard University. Responsibilities of Postdoctoral Fellows: Residence in the Cambridge/Boston area and participation in Institute activities are required during the appointment. Postdoctoral fellows will be expected to give a presentation at the Reischauer Institute’s Japan Forum lecture series. During their term of appointment, postdoctoral fellows…