Call for sessions: European Architectural History Network (Brussels 2012)

Call for sessions: European Architectural History Network (Brussels 2012) Please direct all enquiries to EAHN: The main purpose of the meeting is to map the general state of research in disciplines related to the built environment, to promote discussion of current themes and concerns, and to foster new directions for research in the field. Session proposals are intended to cover different periods in the history of architecture and different approaches to the built environment, including landscape and urban history. Parallel sessions will consist of either five papers or four papers and a respondent, with time for dialogue and questions at the end. In addition, a limited number of roundtable debates addressing burning issues in the field will also take place at the meeting. Proposals are sought for roundtable debates that re-map, re-define, and outline the current discipline. They will…

Lecture: Dr Meredith Fletcher – ‘Jean Galbraith Writing for Gardeners’

Dr Meredith Fletcher ‘Jean Galbraith: Writing for Gardeners’ Thursday July 15 (6 for 6.30 pm) Venue: Mueller Hall, The Herbarium, Birdwood Avenue, South Yarra Cost per lecture: $15 members AGHS, $20 Non-members, $5 Students-with student card. All Enquiries to Kathy Wright: 9596 2041 As a botanist, gardener and conservationist, Jean Galbraith spent a lifetime writing about plants in the bush and the garden. Her first gardening article was published in 1926, when she was nineteen, and she was still writing for gardeners in the 1990s. This talk explores Jean Galbraith’s contribution to Australian garden writing, including her passionate promotion of growing native plants, her autobiographical style and her celebration of beauty in even-day life. It considers the source of her inspiration and her ability to evoke a flower, a colour or a scent that delighted and informed readers for…

FINAL PROGRAM – Australian Art Industry Networks: Artists, Agents, Markets and Museums

Australian Art Industry Networks: Artists, Agents, Markets and Museums Thursday 15th – Friday 16th July 2010, The University of Melbourne See below for sessions or download the entire timetable with all speakers, abstracts and bios as a pdf AIAH final program Please direct any enquiries to Dr Meaghan Wilson-Anastasios Day 1: Thursday 15 July Venue: Elisabeth Murdoch Lecture Theatre Session One (9.15 am-12.30 pm) The Aboriginal Art Industry: Challenges and Opportunities Now and Into the Future Keynote Address (10.00-11.00 am): Peter Garrett, AM, MP, (Labor Member for Kingsford Smith, Minister for Environment Protection, Heritage and the Arts ): The Aboriginal Visual Arts Industry and the Implementation of the Resale Royalty Legislation Session One (cont) (11.30-11.50 am): The Aboriginal Art Industry: Challenges and Opportunities Now and Into the Future Session Two (1.30-3.30 pm): Selling and Reselling Art: Auction Houses, Dealers…

Saints and Singers: The crisis of Oratorian style during their patronage of Borromini

The European Visual Culture Seminar presents: Caitlin Breare Saints and Singers: The crisis of Oratorian style during their patronage of Borromini Despite now being renowned as a Baroque genius, architect Francesco Borromini suffered an exasperating and tumultuous career involving numerous personal conflicts and the subsequent loss of several commissions. One of these losses also happened to be his longest project as architect of the Oratory of the Filippini, an appointment that ended after some 15 years of partnership. Founded in 1575, the Congregation of the Oratory was one of several religious groups that emerged in sixteenth-century Italy. Characterised by their eccentric yet charismatic founder, Filippo Neri, and novel in many ways, their values initially seemed well suited to the idiosyncratic architect. This paper attempts to unravel the complex mechanisms of patronage at work, focusing on the problematic development of the…

Call for papers: 'Palinsesti Contemporary Italian Art Online Journal

“Palinsesti”. Contemporary Italian Art On-line Journal The Editors invite submission of an abstract of 500 words to: Deadline 31th September 2010. First issue will be published in Winter 2011. Palinsesti is a peer-reviewed publication dedicated to historical studies concerning Italian Art since 1960. The editors invite contributors to submit articles for its first thematic issue: “A new methodology for the Sixties?” Did the art of the Sixties effectively introduce innovations to such a point that suggests the need to revise and adapt historical methodology according to these new objects of study (the artworks)? Is it still possible to study and analyse these artworks as a corpus comparable to the past artworks? The issue will be focused on four main points (see below):

Robert Y. C. Ho Research Fellowship in Buddhism and Conservation

Robert Y. C. Ho Research Fellowship in Buddhism and Conservation Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London Two-year post: 1 October 2010 to 30 September 2012 £27,885 pa (incl London Allowance) The Courtauld, through the generosity of Robert Y. C. Ho, is offering a fellowship to promote understanding of the philosophical issues at the intersection of Buddhism, art, conservation and archaeology.  This fellowship will give the Fellow the opportunity to undertake a research project on Guru Padmasambhava and his influence in Bhutan and elsewhere, to explore archaeological conservation and management structures and issues in Asia, and to act as Co-ordinator of the Buddhist Art Forum (sponsored by the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation) at The Courtauld in spring 2012. The Fellow will also be awarded the title of Associate Scholar in the Courtauld Research Forum.  Applicants should be fluent…

Contemporaneity and Art

CONTEMPORANEITY AND ART Two days of public lectures, panel discussions and seminars for the initiative to establish the Australian Institute of Art History and the VCAM, University of Melbourne. Free admission. Thursday 22 July, 2010 HISTORIES OF CONTEMPORARY ART Keynote lecture: “Histories of contemporary art: paradoxes, antinomies, contingencies” –  Terry Smith, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Contemporary Art History and Theory, University of Pittsburgh. Time: 6pm Venue: Elizabeth Murdoch Theatre A, University of Melbourne Parkville.

Melbourne Open House – Speaker Series

Speaker Series – No 1 Design City! Built Melbourne Melbourne Open House presents two free speakers series in an expanded programme for 2010. Date: Tuesday 6 July 2010 Topic: Design City! Built Melbourne Time: Doors open at 6.00pm and close at 9.00pm Presentations start at 6.30pm sharp Event Location: Capitol Theatre, 113 Swanston, St Melbourne 3000 Presented By: Melbourne Open House (MOH) + The Architects Registration Board of Victoria (ARBV) Further details: See the MOH website This is a unique opportunity for the people of Melbourne to listen to some of our great architects and designers discuss the ideas behind their built works in a relaxed and friendly forum. Each evening eight key speakers will have just 10 minutes to present their work and capture your imagination – come and be inspired Our first speaker series of the season…

Call for Papers: American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

42nd ASECS Annual Meeting March 17 – 20, 2011, Vancouver, BC Proposals for papers should be sent directly to the seminar chairs no later than 15 September 2010. Please include your telephone and fax numbers and e-mail address. You should also let the session chair know of any audio-visual needs and special scheduling requests. We actively encourage presentations by younger and untenured scholars. There are a selection of panels of interest to art historians detailed below for full details of all panels and how to submit a paper please see the ASECS website Panels of interest to art historians include:

NGV Talk this Thursday: The Long Portrait Gallery with Curator Laurie Benson

The NGV has recently re-hung a portion of their extensive portrait collection to create ‘The Long Portrait Gallery: Renaissance and Barqoue Faces’. The new space includes works by Bernini, Rembrandt, Van Dyck, EL Greco, Titian, Tintoretto and Rubens. Join curator Laurie Benson at this talk and gain a greater insight into the artist’s practices and colourful stories of their sitters featured in this newly presented space. Speaker: Laurie Benson, Curator of International Art, NGV. Cost: Free Time: Thursday 1st July, 12:30pm Venue: Exhibition Space, Level 1, NGV International