CFP: Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference in Melbourne – July 2011

La Trobe University, School of Historicaland European Studies. History Program. 14th Australasian David Nicol Smith Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies Melbourne 4 – 8 July 2011 In the heart of the city @ State Library of Victoria and National Gallery of Victoria The conference convenors seek papers, please visit the conference website for further details – http://www.latrobe.edu.au/history/eighteenthcenturyconference.html The Occasion The David Nicol Smith seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies is a long-running quadrennial conference. Over the years, it has spawned many influential publications. We hope our 14th seminar will be the same. Inaugurated and supported by the National Library of Australia, the Nicol Smith is the major Australasian showcase for inter-disciplinary professional and academic discussion on eighteenth-century studies. The conference attracts scholars across all the Humanities’ disciplines of history, literature, art history, and musicology, studies of material culture and anthropology and archaeology. The…

Forum: The Keith Haring mural – yesterday, today, tomorrow

Yarra Talking Arts Forum: The Keith Haring mural – yesterday, today, tomorrow Time: Thursday 29 April Venue: Collingwood Neighbourhood Justice Centre, 241 Wellington St Collingwood Free entry. All Welcome. In 1984 American artist Keith Haring visited Australia and painted a mural on the side of the Collingwood Technical College on Johnston Street. Since then, Haring has been internationally recognised as an artist of great significance and subsequently the Collingwood mural has been placed on the Victoria Heritage Register. A legacy of Haring’s visit to Melbourne and his life’s work, this mural has become a local icon. This forum is an opportunity to find out more about this work and discuss the mural’s history and its future. The forum will feature a special presentation of information from the Haring Foundation. CHAIR: Megan Evans PANEL: Hannah Mathews – Freelance Curator, Ted Gott…

CFP: ‘World, Knowledge, Power. Encyclopaedic pictorial programmes from the thirteenth to the fifteenth century

World, Knowledge, Power. Encyclopaedic pictorial programmes from the thirteenth to the fifteenth century Summer School of the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut 3 – 11 September 2010 Deadline for application: 14 June 2010 Concept and organization: Manuela De Giorgi, Susanne Pollack, Gerhard Wolf Academic guest: Dieter Blume The thirteenth century was a ‘century of encyclopaedias’. Learned compilations of knowledge were then produced, and iconographic programmes formulated, with the claim to present all fields of available knowledge in a comprehensive and systematic way. To be able to present knowledge as ‘Summa’, and represent it in encyclopaedic pictorial  programmes, thematic groups were defined and used in a strikingly constant way; they comprised, for example, such recurrent elements as the planets, the months of the year and the work associated with each, the virtues or the liberal arts. Within this vocabulary uniqueness…

The Joseph Burke Lecture 2010: Dr Lucy-Anne Hunt on Eastern Christian Art

The Fine Arts Network in collaboration with Art History, School of Culture and Communication, The University of Melbourne, present: The Joseph Burke Lecture 2010 Dr Lucy-Anne Hunt Professor and Head of Art, Faculty of Art & Design, Manchester Metropolitan University, England Eastern Christian Art and Culture: Convergence between Jerusalem, Greater Syria and Egypt between the 12th-14th Centuries Lucy-Anne Hunt’s interests and publications focus on cross-cultural analysis between Byzantine and Islamic, and Christian and Muslim art and culture in the Middle Ages through the study of Byzantine, Eastern Christian – especially Coptic and Syrian – as well as Crusader art. Date: Thursday 13 May 2010,  6.30pm Venue: Elisabeth Murdoch Theatre, University of Melbourne (Parkville). Free Public Lecture All Welcome.   Bookings not required Enquires: registrar@hildas.unimelb.edu.edu.au

Gandioli Fumagalli Foundation Milan Internship: Closing Soon

Gandioli  Fumagalli Foundation Milan Internship Discipline: Art History, Art Conservation, Italian, Classics and Archaeology at University  of Melbourne Eligibility: Academic Staff, Honorary associates, PG students in Research or Coursework in Faculty of Arts, Universtiy of Melbourne (Must be Australian Citizens or an Australian Permanent Resident) Closing Date:  Extended to FRIDAY 30TH APRIL, 2010 Approximate Value:   Between $5,000 and $10,000 Further information:  Contact the Faculty’s  Scholarships and Prizes officer artsprizes-info@unimelb.edu.au

Snapshot: Contemporary Photography from the La Trobe University Art Collection Opening 27 April

SNAPSHOT Contemporary Photography from the La Trobe University Art Collection An exhibition to be opened by Naomi Cass – Director, Centre of Contemporary Photography Tuesday 27 April 2010, 6-8 pm LUMA| La Trobe University Museum of Art RSVP Friday 23 April on 9479 2111 Dr Alana O’Brien, LUMA Curator Phone:   03 9479 2111    Fax: 03 9479 5588

Dal Pozzo Project Research Assistant

Dal Pozzo Project Research Assistant The Royal Collection, The Royal Household – Warburg Institute Based at the Warburg Institute, London (though much time will be spent at other locations, including the Royal Library at Windsor Castle). c. £21,000 p.a. plus benefits. Fixed-term project for three years. The Print Room at Windsor Castle is responsible for the works of art on paper in the Royal Collection, including old master drawings, eighteenth- and nineteenth-century watercolours, and prints – over 150,000 items in all. Among the old master drawings is the major surviving portion of the ‘Paper Museum’ of Cassiano dal Pozzo (1588-1657), a visual encyclopaedia of the ancient and natural worlds. Other portions are to be found in the Institut de France, the British Museum, the British Library and elsewhere. The Dal Pozzo Project was begun in the 1980s to research and…

Caroline Villers Research Fellowship: Courtauld Institute of Art

Caroline Villers Research Fellowship Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London – The Courtauld Institute of Art Closing date: 12pm, Monday, 31 May 2010 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 length of project and level of funding will depend on the candidate, their availability and their…

Architectural History Grant: SAHANZ David Saunder's Foundation Grant

David Saunders Founder’s Grant Aim: 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. Submission, Criteria and Award Conditions: 1.  Project proposals must include an outline of the project, budget and its justification, and proposed outcomes (See Application requirements below). 2.  Applicants are required to be financial members of SAHANZ at the time of submission and to maintain their  membership during the period of the award. 3.  Priority will be given to candidates who intend to publish the results of their research. SAHANZ reserves the right to have first option to publish part…

Angela Ndalianis: Las Vegas as a Neo-Baroque City

The Friends of the Gallery Library Associate Professor Angela Ndalianis Cinema Studies Program, School of Culture & Communication The University of Melbourne ‘Las Vegas as Neo-Baroque City’ Thursday 29 April 2010, 6pm for 6.30pm Emerging in the mid twentieth century (when Disneyland opened its doors in 1955) the theme park created the ultimate trompe l’oeil effects that “collapsed the screen frame” by extending the fictional world of Disney animation into the social sphere. In researching the design of Disneyland and how its spaces would reach out to its navigators, Walt Disney learned many lessons from the urban design practices of earlier European traditions, including Le Notre’s axial designs for Louis XIV’s Versailles residence and gardens. But whereas the vast landscapes and buildings of Versailles stood as monuments to the grandeur of their aristocratic patron, King Louis XIV the Sun King,…