Conference: AAANZ Adelaide 2010 – Full Program now available

AAANZ Conference, December 1-4, Adelaide Tradition and Transformation The full program for the AAANZ (Art Association Australia and New Zealand) is now available to download from their website here The program for Wednesday/Thursday is here (pdf) Friday/Saturday here (pdf). The conference covers a wide range of topics, both Australian and International, contemporary and historical from both established and emerging scholars. For details about registration or any other enquiries please see the AAANZ website. The keynote speakers are (full detail here): December 1st 6pm:  Professor Evelyn Welch (Professor of Renaissance Studies and Vice Principal for Research and International Affairs, Queen Mary, University of London) – ‘Copycat Culture: Creating Fashion in Renaissance Europe’ December 2nd 5:30: Professor John Paoletti (Kenan Professor of the Humanities, Emeritus Professor of Art History, Wesleyan University) – ‘Michaelangelo’s David: Naked Men in Piazza’ Friday 3rd 9:15am: Dr…

Graduate Seminar: Making Art, Picturing Practice: The Artist’s Studio in Britain ca. 1700–1900 (June 2011)

Making Art, Picturing Practice: The Artist’s Studio in Britain ca. 1700–1900 Yale Center for British Art, Graduate Summer Seminar June 6–11, 2011 In June 2011 the Yale Center for British Art (ycba) will offer a week long graduate student seminar, generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, open to doctoral candidates working on topics relating to the artist’s studio and artistic practice in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth centuries. The artist’s studio has long been a major subject of art historical enquiry, and over the past two decades a burgeoning corpus of publications and exhibitions has examined the studio as both concept and space. While the studio is no longer taken at face value as the “imagination’s chamber,” uniquely revealing of artistic invention and creativity, the processes that take place therein and the hands that undertake them continue…

Call for Papers – Travel in the Nineteenth Century: Narratives, Histories and Collections

Call for papers Travel in the Nineteenth Century: Narratives, Histories and Collections Lincoln, UK, 14-15 July 2011 Closing date for proposals: 15 February 2011 In the nineteenth century, railways made distant locations ever more accessible, the Grand Tour became more and more a pastime of the middle classes and British imperial expansion brought exotic locales and non-Western cultures ever closer to home.  New ways of thinking about and communicating experiences of travel and of interactions with other cultures held a significant influence in various areas of nineteenth-century culture.  This period saw an enormous expansion in museums and popular exhibition culture, technological innovations such as photography and film, as well as the vast growth of a popular press that served to deliver these experiences, images and objects to an increasingly literate public.  This public in turn seemed to possess an insatiable…

Call for Papers: Media Art History – Rewire

Call for Papers Media Art History 2011 – Rewire Fourth International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology Liverpool, 28th September – 1st October 2011 Call For Papers now open – Deadline Monday, January 31st 2011 http://www.mediaarthistory.org Host: FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), Liverpool In collaboration with academic partners: Liverpool John Moores University, CRUMB at the University of Sunderland, the Universities of the West of Scotland and Lancaster, and the Database of Virtual Art at the Department for Image Science. Following the success of Media Art History 05 Re:fresh in Banff, Media Art History 07 Re:place in Berlin and Media Art History 09 Re:live in Melbourne, Media Art History 11 Rewire will host three days of keynotes, panels and poster sessions. Media Art History 2011 – Rewire will increase the voltage and ignite key debates…

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…

Funding: British Academy Visiting Scholars

British Academy Visiting Scholars The Academy’s Visiting Scholars scheme enables scholars from overseas to apply to the Academy, in conjunction with a UK host, for research visits to the UK of two to six months. The main purpose of the visit should be to enable the visitor to pursue research. The UK host must be resident in the UK, and must undertake to make all the necessary practical and administrative arrangements for the visit. The Academy grants the title of British Academy Visiting Scholar and awards funding for the visit. Although applicant from anywhere outside the UK may apply to this scheme, it is the Academy’s intention to give a higher priority to candidates from countries where financial resources to support visits to the UK are not readily available, to candidates who have not previously had the opportunity to work in the UK,…

Research in Progress in Early Modern Art History at Melbourne University

Research in progress in Early Modern Art History Date: 18th November 2010 Venue: Elisabeth Murdoch Theatre Research papers in honour of Professor John Paoletti, following the Margaret Manion lecture on 17th November ‘Clothing Michelangelo’s David: History, Iconography, Context’ (6:30pm) – Full lecture details here. Program 11-11.30 Dale Kent, School of Historical Studies, University of Melbourne ‘La cara e buona imagine paterna di voi’: ideal images of patriarchs and patrons as models for the right ordering of Renaissance Florence’ Paternal, filial and civic duties were closely related in Renaissance Florence, and their imperatives derived ultimately from the example of the Divine Father and his decrees. This paper explores a key theme of the first chapter of my forthcoming book, “Fathers and Friends: Patronage and Patriarchy in Renaissance Florence.” It will focus on the major fifteenth century Florentine representations of the chief…

Lecture: John Paoletti ‘Learn My Language: Strategies of Medici Patronage in Renaissance Florence’

The Bill Kent Foundation invites you to the Inaugural Bill Kent Memorial Lecture Professor John T. Paoletti Learn My Language: Strategies of Medici Patronage in Renaissance Florence Emeritus Professor John T. Paoletti is currently a Macgeorge Fellow at The University of Melbourne. He was Professor of Art History and the William R Kenan Professor of the Humanities at Wesleyan University. Co-author of Art in Renaissance Italy, a standard text on the subject (now in its third edition), he has also published widely on issues of patronage and on Michelangelo, and is currently completing a book on Michelangelo’s David. He co-edited a benchmark collection of essays – Renaissance Florence: A Social History (Cambridge University Press, 2006/2008) – which Bill Kent reviewed as ‘excellent’, full of ‘novel and stimulating information and insights’. For many years Professor Paoletti was editor of the prestigious…

Funding: Postdoctoral Research Fellow Architecture and Design at RMIT University

Postdoctoral Research Fellow RMIT University – School of Architecture and Design,  Melbourne, Australia A$50,811 – A$68,921 p.a. + 17% super, CBD location, Full-time, 4 year fixed term contract until 24 December 2014 A position for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow is available within RMIT University’s School of Architecture and Design. You will work alongside Dr Quentin Stevens in connection with a major ARC-funded project exploring the design and public perception of contemporary memorials and other public artworks. The post would suit someone with a PhD in open space design, human-environment relations, urban geography, and/or public art policy. Experience in the publication of academic research is desirable. The post is research-only and is available full-time for four years. All applicants are required to provide a separate statement addressing the key selection criteria (see PD) in addition to providing a resume and covering…

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities at Johns Hopkins University

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities Call for Applications on Concepts of Diaspora note deadline is Thursday 11 November 2010 The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences is currently accepting applications for the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities for three fellows, who will be appointed to a one-year term beginning July 1, 2011. The Mellon Postdoctoral Program encourages innovative teaching, enriches educational and research opportunities in the humanities, and fosters the career development of a select group of promising young scholars. Fully one-third of the Krieger School’s faculty is engaged in humanities departments, where scholarly and pedagogical excellence has been the standard since the university’s founding in 1876. Each fellowship carries a departmental affiliation and the responsibility of teaching one course per semester. The initial stipend is $49,680, with an additional $1,000 available for research and travel…