‘Garters and Petticoats’: Winterhalter’s 1843 Portraits of Victoria and Albert

The Early Modern Visual Culture Seminar returns for 2010. Eugene Barilo von Reisberg ‘Garters and Petticoats’: Winterhalter’s 1843 Portraits of Victoria and Albert What does official royal iconography tell us? What messages does it communicate about the sitters – and from the sitters? This paper deconstructs two official portraits of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert painted by Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805-1873) in 1843. It outlines the complex semantic layering within this pair of British royal portraits, and explores in particular the emphasis on Prince Albert’s newly-acquired ‘Englishness’ and the notion of an iconographic ‘gender reversal’ within the context of traditional marital pendants. March 8 2010 6.30pm Room 150 Elisabeth Murdoch Building, Parkville Campus All Welcome Please RSVP Mark Shepheard (shepm@unimelb.edu.au) if you plan to join us for dinner in Lygon Street afterwards. For further details on Eugene’s research on Winterhalter please visit his website…

Frick Collection: Fellowship in the History of Collecting

Deadline: April 31 2010 The Center for the History of Collecting in America was established in 2007 to stimulate awareness and study of the formation of fine and decorative arts collections from Colonial times to the present, while asserting the relevance of this subject to art and cultural history. The Center’s academic and public programs provide a forum for thoughtful exchange that may expand and further stimulate scholarship in this discipline. Through its Fellowship Program, the Center seeks not only to encourage research on the history of collecting in America, but also to expand the field’s still limited body of literature. At present the Center offers a number of short-term (6 – 8 weeks) fellowships for graduate and pre-doctoral students and for post-doctoral and senior scholars. In addition the Center offers long-term Leon Levy Fellowships for post-doctoral and senior scholars.…

CFP for Conferences on Sculpture, Pre Raphaelites & William Morris and Trecento Art

The practical problems of sculpture CFP Renaissance Society of America 2011 Paper abstracts that address topics regarding practical problems of sculpture and its European or even global exchange in the Early Modern period–such as transport, materials acquisition, customs and other expenses and other related issues, problems of reception in different cultural contexts from its original production site, or issues in cross-cultural sculpture collecting or commissions–should be sent to kelley.didio@uvm.edu by 15 May 2010. Kelley Helmstutler Di Dio, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Art History Department of Art and Art History University of Vermont ——- “Useful & Beautiful: The Transatlantic Arts of William Morris and the Pre-Raphaelites” University of Delaware, Winterthur Museum and Country Estate, Delaware Art Museum, 7-9 October 2010 Deadline for submissions is 15 March 2010 “Useful and Beautiful: The Transatlantic Arts of William Morris and the Pre-Raphaelites” will be…

Painting for Profit in 17th century Italy – Upcoming Book and online Database

Painting for Profit: The Economic Lives of Seventeenth-Century Italian Painters by Richard Spear and Philip Sohm with contributions by  Renata Ago, Elena Fumagalli, Richard Goldthwaite, Christopher Marshall and Raffaella Morselli. In this highly original book five leading art historians team up with two distinguished economic and social historians to investigate the financial worlds of painters in Baroque Italy. Exploring the many variables that determined the prices asked or received by painters—including the status of their patrons, the size of works and time spent making them, their subject matter, and their number of figures—the authors offer major insights into the social lives, psychological disposition, and economic circumstances of a wide range of major and minor artists. Richard Spear is Professor Emeritus of Art History at Oberlin College and Affiliate Research Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park. Philip Sohm is University…

CFP: Australian Early Medieval Association Conference – ‘Courage and Cowardice’

AEMA’s seventh annual conference will be held from 18-19 November 2010 at the Old Senate Room, Irwin Street Building, The University of Western Australia. This symposium will explore the subject of courage and cowardice in the early medieval world, c.300-1100, across a range of disciplines. Paper proposals from any relevant areas of study are welcome. Possible approaches and themes may include: representations in literature, culture and the arts; intellectual and religious understandings; social attitudes; gender implications; anthropological approaches; archaeologies of courage and cowardice. Papers on all subjects of the early medieval world will be considered, but those adhering to the theme will be given priority if a large number of abstracts are received. Abstracts of c. 300 words for a 20-minute paper are now being called for from interested participants.  Submissions of 3 x 20 minute paper panel proposals are…

History of the Accademia di San Luca in Rome – Archival Documents now online

A new online archive of interest to scholars of Italian art history. History of the Accademia di San Luca The History of the Accademia di San Luca, c. 1590–1635: Documents from the Archivio di Stato di Roma brings together a body of largely unpublished notarial records from the Trenta Notai Capitolini (TNC) found in the Archivio di Stato di Roma (ASR), many previously thought lost, concerning the institutional history of the Accademia. This new material sheds light on the foundation, operation, administration, and financial management of the academy from its origins in the late 16th century to its consolidation as a well-regarded institution in the 1630s. The Database The searchable database of this Web site provides access to a complete transcription of every extant notarial record of the period from the Archivio di Stato di Roma identified by the project…

Art History PhD Scholarship opportunity at The University of Melbourne: ‘Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Australia.’

Expressions of Interest – PhD Scholarship in Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts. Deadline 22 February 2010. Expressions of Interest are called for, for a three year full-time Ph.D scholarship at The University of Melbourne in connection with an ARC Linkage Grant administered by the University of Melbourne and to be conducted in partnership with the State Library of Victoria. The grant: Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Australia: researching and relating Australia’s manuscript holdings to new technologies and new readers will begin in March, 2010. It involves research on the manuscripts in Australian collections, the digitisation of the Victorian holdings and research findings. The successful applicant for the Ph.D scholarship related to this project will be required to research a doctoral topic that is related to the objective of the grant.  Ideally they should have some training and experience in medieval manuscript…

Melbourne Art Journal Vol. 11 ‘Europe and Australia’ – Updated

‘Europe and Australia’ the new MAJ (Melbourne Art Journal nos. 11 & 12) will be available from mid-March 2010. This volume has a focus on ‘Europe and Australia’ and includes a diverse range of articles from both Australian and international scholars. The Melbourne Art Journal was published by the Fine Arts Network (ISBN 978 09 803807 1 2 ISSN: 1329-9441). A copy of MAJ will be sent to all 2009 FAN members, it will also be available for purchase ($80). Contents below or click here to download a pdf of the contents page and abstracts of each article. For a sneak preview inside the journal and to download an order form visit the MAJ page on this website. Ruth Pullin ‘The Vulkaneifel and Victoria’s Western District: Eugène von Guérard and the Geognostic Landscape’ Caroline Jordan and Veronica Filmer ‘Old Sayer’s…

emaj (electronic melbourne art journal) Call for Papers 2010

ART HISTORY CALL FOR PAPERS: EMAJ ISSUE 5 2010 www.melbournartjournal.unimelb.edu.au/E-MAJ SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE: 31 March 2010 emaj (electronic Melbourne art journal) is one of the only online, refereed art history journals in Australia. Published annually in association with the University of Melbourne, emaj aims to provide an international forum for the publication of original academic research in all areas and periods of art history. For the 2010 edition of emaj, the editors now seek submissions from researchers investigating the history of art. emaj welcomes monographic articles about specific artists or art collectives as thematic or theoretical analyses of art history from any historical period. Established and emerging researchers working within the fields of art history, architectural history, curatorship, politics and aesthetics, visual culture, philosophy, historiography and museum studies are encouraged to submit. Manuscripts must be submitted by email to emaj.editors@gmail.com, as word…

Newberry Library Fellowship in the Humanities

Fellowships at the Newberry Library are of two types: short-term fellowships with terms of one to two months and long-term fellowships of six to eleven months. Short-term fellowships are generally restricted to individuals from outside the metropolitan Chicago area and are primarily intended to assist researchers with a need to examine specific items in the Library’s collection. Long-term fellowships are generally available without regard to an applicant’s place of residence and are intended to support significant works of scholarship that draw on the Library’s strengths. Visit the website for further details.