Author: Katrina Grant

Lecture: The tale of the 1880 Atlas des Plans de Paris

The tale of the 1880 Atlas des Plans de Paris Michael Shirrefs Atlas des Plans de Paris is a remarkable book containing reproductions of ancient maps showing the development of Paris, from its beginnings in Roman times as a village in the middle of the Seine. Former Creative Fellow Michael Shirrefs will discuss his research into the book’s origins. This talk is part of the Collection Reflections series, in which State Library Creative Fellows and staff discuss the Library’s amazing collections and display fascinating collection items. It’s a free event, but bookings are required. Date: Tuesday 3 May 2011, 6:00pm – 7:00pm Cost: Free Bookings and Enquiries: Book online; Email bookings@slv.vic.gov.au; Tel 03 8664 7099. Venue: State Library of Victoria, Cowen Gallery, Level 2a (wheelchair accessible).

Call for Papers:Experimental Arts Conference

Call for Papers Experimental Arts Conference 19-20 August 2011  Main Conference and Discussion Forum and 17-18 August 2011 National Postgraduate Conference, both at  Scientia Building, UNSW Deadline for Abstracts: 27 April 2011 “We have entered the experimental age…Experiments are no longer conducted just in the laboratory. They have become collective experiments that concern each and every one of us.” Bruno Latour, 2004 What is experimentation? What makes art ‘experimental’? What are the results of aesthetic experiments and why do we need them? Could artists invent new modes of experimentation with/for science? What are the differences between experiments and inventions; experiments and failures; experiment and innovation? How do we set up ethico-scientific-aesthetic experiments? This conference will showcase and discuss innovative arts projects by leading practitioners, thinkers and research groups that model new forms of transdisciplinarity and offer new ways of addressing real-world issues.…

Funding: Scholarships at the ARC Centre for the History of Emotions

ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions: Change Program Scholarships Scholarships are available in the new ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, working with Professor David Lemmings in the OChange¹program. Value Opportunities include: ·      Full scholarship to the value of $26,000 per annum; or ·      Supplementary scholarship to the value of $5,500 per annum. Each scholarship offers the recipient a travel/accommodation allowance of up to $13,500 in order to conduct research in Europe. The type and number of scholarship(s) will be determined in consideration of the available funding and the number of suitable applications. Term Up to three years, with a possible six month extension. Discipline/Research Topic The topics for study should relate to emotions in Europe (including Britain), 1100-1800 and particularly to collective emotion and its influence on major socio-cultural, political and economic change. Eligibility is not limited to candidates in…

Funding: Caroline Villers Research Fellowship Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London

Caroline Villers Research Fellowship Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London The Courtauld together with the Trustees of the Caroline Villers Research Fellowship, has established a Research Fellowship in memory of Caroline Villers. The purpose of the Fellowship is to promote research in the interdisciplinary field of Technical Art History: the application of technical, scientific and/or historical methods, together with close observation, to the study of the physical nature of the work of art in relation to issues of making, change, conservation and/or display. Research proposals for the Fellowship will be welcomed from researchers and practitioners from diverse disciplines that relate to the study and conservation of works of art. The Fellowship is not intended to provide funding for any part of a PhD thesis. The length of project and level of funding will depend on the candidate, their availability and…

Call for Papers: Early Modern Merchants as Collectors

Call for Papers Early Modern Merchants as Collectors Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, June 15-16, 2012 Deadline: May 31, 2011 Context In 1615, Vincenzo Scamozzi highlighted the importance in Venice of the merchant-collectors Bartolomeo dalla Nave and Daniel Nijs by including descriptions of their collections in his L’Idea della architettura universale.  Scholarship has also moved beyond the consideration of the artist and the patron as the principal protagonists in the history of collecting.  As a result, merchants are now being regarded by historians as influential collectors in their own right. With the 1985 publication of The Origin of Museums, a collection of conference papers edited by Oliver Impey and Arthur MacGregor, the Ashmolean Museum became established as a leading institution for research in the history of collecting. Recently re-opened with innovative galleries displaying objects exploring the theme ‘Crossing Cultures Crossing Time’, the new Ashmolean now affords an opportunity to re-visit the 1985 conference topic and not only to…

Conference: Transformations in Cultural Communication, RMIT 14th – 15th April, 2011

Transformations in Cultural Communication RMIT 14th – 15th April, 2011, Melbourne The first few years of social media brought new approaches to audience engagement, emphasising knowledge sharing through open platforms. As organisations explored the potential of social media, they focused on the impact this would have on their internal practices. Today there is growing emphasis on how these seemingly democratic forms of communication can support and develop culturally diverse audiences. Transformations in Cultural Communication offers a unique opportunity to draw together leading researchers and professionals in the field of cultural communication to explore the tangible ways in which social media can engage culturally diverse audiences. It draws on national and international experience in mobile technologies, education, cultural diversity and industry/community partnerships to address cultural diversity beyond the polemics of inclusion. This symposium provides an excellent opportunity to address highly charged and…

Lecture: Jan Gehl ‘Cities for People’

Cities for People Jan Gehl In his new book Cities for People, Gehl writes “City life and regard for people in city space must have a key role in the planning of cities and built-up areas.” Renowned Danish architect Jan Gehl, and frequent visitor to  Melbourne, will discuss his new book, his life long experience of urban development and the increasing connections between physical form and human behaviour. Join this timely conversation as Melburnians grapple with the issues of growth, liveability and sustainability. Moderators: Professor Rob Adams, Director of City Design for the City of Melbourne and Jill Garner, Associate Victorian Government Architect, The Office of Victorian Government Architect will form a panel discussion with Jan Gehl following his lecture. Time: 6.00 to 7.15pm – entry from 5.30pm Date: Monday 2 May 2011 Venue: Lower Town Hall, Melbourne Town Hall, Swanston Street, Melbourne Free Entry – RSVP essential:…

Call for Papers: Symposium – Photography and the Artist’s Book

Call for Papers Symposium: Photography and the Artist’s Book Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections, Manchester, UK, Friday 21st October 2011 Deadline: May 31, 2011 There is a renewed interest in the relationship of photography and the artist’s book as both works of art and as alternative sites for exhibition and dissemination. There is also a notable expansion in the activities of self-publication by photographers and artists who use the photograph. Further to this, the theorising of the photographic essay and notions of ‘conceptual documentary’ have become important areas of discourse for those practitioners and theorists who are interested in working with the photograph in book form (Stimson, 2006 and Miles, 2010). This symposium, which will precede the 6th Manchester Artist’s Book Fair, aims to bring together theorists and practitioners in order to more fully explore the issues raised by the relationship of photography and the artist’s book. Abstracts are invited for…

Lecture: The Great Temple at Thanjavur – One Thousand Years, 1010 to 2010 Old Problems, New Thoughts

The Great Temple at Thanjavur: One Thousand Years, 1010 to 2010. Old Problems, New Thoughts. Special Public Lecture by alumnus and Professorial Associate Dr. George Michell at the Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning. The millennial anniversary of the great temple at Thanjavur has been the occasion for the publication of a splendid Marg volume co-authored by George Michell and Indira Viswanathan Peterson, and illustrated by photographs by Bharath Ramarutham. One of the aims of this work was to re-examine the historical context of the foundation of the temple under Rajaraja I, and its original programme of stone sculptures and bronzes, as well as its murals, which are now accessible via a splendid new set of digital images commissioned by the Archaeological Survey of India office in Chennai. While the temple is familiar to art historians, a number of difficulties in…

JOB: Assistant Professor (Art History), University of Western Australia

Assistant Professor (Art History) (Ref: 3502) Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts University of Western Australia, Perth •       Tenurable appointment •       Salary range:  Level B AU$78,647 – AU$93,394 p.a. •       Closing date:  Friday, 13 May 2011 The Faculty has a vigorous and innovative academic program.  It teaches in three undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and art history. It also offers several postgraduate research programs including a Doctor of Philosophy.  The Art History program is a small research-intensive unit with an international reputation for outstanding research and teaching in art history. In 2012 it is embarking on an ambitious new Major in Art History with wide contributions in the European and Australian traditions from the medieval to contemporary periods with an emphasis on global and culturally diverse approaches and the cultural history…

Call for Papers: Rembrandt van Rijn Symposium – Scholarship for the New Century

Call for Papers Rembrandt van Rijn Symposium: Scholarship for the New Century Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland OH Deadline: Sep 1, 2011 In conjunction with the exhibition Rembrandt Paintings in America and Rembrandt Prints in the Morgan Library, both to be presented at the Cleveland Museum of Art February 19 to May 28, 2012, the Department of Art History and Art at Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Museum of Art are sponsoring a half-day symposium on the art of Rembrandt van Rijn, to be held on April 15, 2012. We seek papers from younger scholars, either advanced dissertation students or those who have finished their doctorate from 2002 to the present, on any aspect of Rembrandt’s paintings, prints, and/or drawings, including the history of collecting and exhibiting Rembrandt’s work and Rembrandt historiography. Please send abstracts of no more than 500 words to Jon Seydl, The Paul J.…

Call for Papers: The Sculptural Medium

Call for Papers The Sculptural Medium Working Group for the Study of Medieval Sculpture (1100-1500) Paris, 30-31 January 2012, Paris Deadline: Jun 1, 2011 This call for papers concerns the first conference, which will take place in Paris. (Calls for the papers for the other two events will be sent throughout 2011/12, see details below.) In Paris our hosts will be the INHA, the Fondation Singer-Polignac, and the Musée du Louvre. The focus will be on the material aspects of sculpture, and the various methodological approaches developed for sculptural study. One particular axis will be the consideration of American and European traditions and methodologies. Possible areas include: close consideration of sculpture’s qualities and the markers or traces which lend themselves to appreciation (elements of carving style, manipulation of techniques) markers or traces of the work’s provenance (analysis of the materials, style) and dating (methodologies, ideologies and stakes in dating) methodological critique…

Call for Papers: Contemporary Art and the French Riviera: An experimental territory, 1951-2011

Call for Papers Contemporary Art and the French Riviera: An experimental territory, 1951-2011 International Conference, Valrose Campus of the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis and at the national centre of contemporary art at the Villa Arson, France September 29 – October 1, 2011 The full call for papers can be downloaded from here (pdf). Summary The international conference ‘Contemporary Art and the French Riviera: An experimental territory, 1951-2011’ sets out to launch and a reflection on contemporary art in a given territory, i.e. the French Riviera, from the end of the Second World War to nowadays. The goal is to understand for what reasons the French Riviera has been for the last 60 years an extraordinary laboratory which has been ceaselessly  producing and welcoming new artists. What is expected from the papers and plenary sessions is a discussion going beyond the usual…

Public Forum: Aspects of Gustave Moreau

Aspects of Gustave Moreau A Free Public Forum Four expert speakers will address different aspects of Gustave Moreau’s art and work. This free public forum is held in conjunction with a major exhibition of his works, Gustave Moreau and the Eternal Feminine, at the NGV International. Speakers Dr Ted Gott, National Gallery of Victoria Eugene Barilo von Reisberg, University of Melbourne Lucy Ellem, La Trobe University Angela Hesson, The Johnston Collection Introduced and convened by Associate Professor Alison Inglis. Date:  Friday, 8 April 2011 1:30 – 3:30 pm Venue: Elisabeth Murdoch Lecture Theatre, The University of Melbourne, Parkville. This event is free. All Welcome. Enquiries: contact Alison Inglis asi@unimelb.edu.au Abstracts and Speaker Bios Angela Hesson ‘Dominance, Dissonance, and Decoration: Gustave Moreau and the feminine fetish’ This paper will explore Moreau’s artistic interventions into questions of femininity and feminisation, and the influence of these…

Symposium: Scientific perspectives and the landscapes of Eugene von Guérard

Symposium, NGV International Scientific perspectives and the landscapes of Eugene von Guérard To coincide with the major exhibition Eugene von Guérard: Nature Revealed. Reflecting von Guérard’s own engagement with the sciences, this symposium will bring together a range of specialists from different disciplines to discuss von Guérard and the Australian landscape. Specialists in the earth sciences, science historians as well as art historians will present a fascinating array of papers. New material about the artist will also be presented. Registation from 9.15am 10am Reflections of von Guérard, his patrons and the art market, Dr Gerard Vaughan, Director, NGV 10.20am Eugene von Guérard and the future of landscape painting, Ruth Pullin, Guest Curator, NGV 10.50am Science, art and Humboldtian ambitions in mid-19th-century Australia, Rod Home, Professor Emeritus, History and Philosophy of Science, The University of Melbourne 11.20am Morning tea 11.50am Truth…