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Professor Karen Franck: The Changing Design of Public Memorials

Professor Karen Franck: The Changing Design of Public Memorials Professor Karen Franck, from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and Associate Professor Quentin Stevens, from RMIT’s School of Architecture and Design, are collaborating on a major research project on the design and use of public memorials. The project is unique in examining both temporary memorials erected by members of the public and official permanent memorials. It draws upon first-hand observations of both kinds of memorials at the sites of terrorist attacks in New York and London. The researchers also focus on visitor experience of recent abstract memorials, including examples stretching from Berlin to Melbourne to Washington. The collaborators are currently writing a book Spaces of Engagement: Memorial Design, Use and Meaning. They are also joining RMIT Landscape Architecture Professor SueAnne Ware on a grant proposal to study the complex procurement process for public memorials. Professor Franck will deliver the following public…

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).

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 Contributions: Research Projects and Dissertations on Early Modern Architecture

Call for Contributions Research Projects and Dissertations on Early Modern Architecture The Early Modern Architecture website is calling for contributions to two lists of work-in-progress on Early Modern architecture that they are compiling. The first is an international list of Ph.D. dissertations from any discipline that address aspects of the architecture (design, theory, and practice) of Europe and its colonies, 1400-1800.  As soon as they have assembled a number of dissertations, they will post an initial list on their site. This list will continue to be updated. If you are supervising or writing a dissertation that is in progress or was completed during the 2010-2011 school year, please email them with the author’s and supervisor’s names, the dissertation title, and the names of your department as well as institution. The second is a parallel list of research projects in progress.  As with the…

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. As such, at least one of the long-term stipendiary fellowships will be reserved for a British citizen or a long-term…

Call for Papers: In the Wake of the ‘Global Turn’ – Practices for an Exploded Art History without Borders

Call for Papers In the Wake of the ‘Global Turn’ – Practices for an Exploded Art History without Borders Organised by the Clark Institute, Williamstown, Massachusttes on Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29, 2011 Convened by Jill Casid and Aruna D’Souza. Conference website – http://clarkart.edu/research/content.cfm?ID=378 Deadline January 15th 2011. This Clark conference on art history in the wake of the “global turn” takes up, and yet departs from, decades of the critique of Eurocentric priorities and presumptions of the discipline of art history. What would it mean to understand the global turn as something that does not merely expand but potentially explodes the borders between fields and even the discipline itself? The conference, then, aims to address methodologies, research practices, and models for not just a de-centered but also a reoriented practice of the global, one that reckons with…

Lecture: Dr Elisabeth Taburet-Delahaye on ‘France 1500: Between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance’

Dr Elisabeth Taburet-Delahaye Director of the Cluny Museum, Paris ‘France 1500: Between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance’ Dr Taburet-Delahaye, visiting Hancock Fellow at the Australian Tapestry Workshop, is the principal curator of the exhibition France 1500 which opened at the Grand Palais in  Paris on 6 October 2010. This exhibition explores a time of unprecedented artistic contact and creative effervescence in France, and takes a close look at various aspects of the art of the time. The exhibition encompasses painting, sculpture, stained glass, tapestry, gold work and the art of the book. It will travel to the Art Institute of Chicago in February 2011. This lecture is the second of a three-part series to be presented in Melbourne by Dr Taburet-Delahaye, sponsored by the Australian Tapestry Workshop, the National Gallery of Victoria and the Academic Centre.  Please see each…

Reopening: Grainger Museum at Melbourne University

Grainger Museum Re-opens Sunday 17 October The long-anticipated reopening of the Grainger Museum to the public will take place on Sunday 17 October at 1:00. Visitors can once again tour the rich and extensive collection that documents the life and times and interests of the remarkable Percy Grainger. The museum’s curators have put together a compelling new suite of exhibits that promise to fascinate and intrigue. The Grainger Museum reopens following a period of major works to preserve the historic building and upgrade its facilities for visitors, staff and the collection. Percy Aldridge Grainger (1882-1961) was an internationally renowned Australian-American composer and pianist. His extraordinarily full life also included pioneering work as a folk music collector and arranger, educator, social and musical commentator, clothing designer, painter and Free Music inventor. He was a skilled linguist and became known, in addition…

Lecture: Jon Cattapan ‘Night Visions’

Holmesglen TAFE Art Talks Free Public Lecture Night Visions Jon Cattapan Jon Cattapan is one of Australia’s foremost artists. He is well known for his rich, luminous cityscapes that explore the interrelationship and intersection of human activity and the increasingly pervasive networks of digital exchange. In  2008, the  artist was commissioned by the Australian War Memorial to complete a body of work based on his experiences as a guest of the Australian peace keeping forces in Timor Leste. Cattapan will be speaking about his most recent exhibition – inspired significantly by his time with the forces – and his life as a practising artist. Refreshments will follow the lecture. Date: 6.30pm, Thursday 28 October 2010 Venue: Latitude Theatre, Hemisphere Conference Centre and Hotel, Holmesglen Moorabbin Campus, 488 South Road, Moorabbin 3189 – Melway Ref: 77 G5 Bookings are essential T:…

Funding – The Anne van Biema Fellowship

Funding The Anne van Biema Fellowship The Anne van Biema Fellowship was established by bequest to promote excellence in research and publication on the Japanese visual arts. Fellowships support research at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. Research proposals are evaluated in terms of merit, originality, methodology, and potential for significant publication that will advance scholarly and public understanding of the Japanese visual arts. Interdisciplinary proposals with a primary focus on Japanese visual arts are considered. Awards are made to scholars at the post-doctoral or equivalent professional level for periods of two to twelve months, and are not renewable. The maximum stipend of $42,000 per annum will be prorated for shorter terms. Additional support not to exceed $5,000 may be provided to cover round-trip travel at U.S. government rates…

News: Online books and a guide to some online databases

Gutenberg-e online books Columbia University Press has a new site where it is publishing e-monographs. Gutenberg-e (not to be confused with Project Gutenberg) is an open access site that publishes award-winning dissertations as e-books. It appears that Gutenberg-e aims to “offer elements that cannot be conveyed in print: extensive documentation, hyperlinks to supplementary literature, images, music, video, and links to related web sites”. Of interest to art historians is Robert Kirkbride’s Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro, which can be read here. The book has also been recently reviewed by Saundra Weddle on H-net. __________ JISC Collections JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee) recently launched a page that acts as an introduction to their online resources. From here you can search across collections and browse the different collections. The collections have a UK focus but are likely…