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the Accademia di San Luca, c. 1590–1635: Documents from the Archivio di Stato di Roma brings together a body of largely unpublished notarial records from the Trenta Notai Capitolini (TNC) found in the Archivio di Stato di Roma (ASR), many previously thought lost, concerning the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.

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Asian Art at the University of Chicago

Postdoctoral Fellowships The postdoctoral scholars program will bring a recent Ph.D. in East Asian art history biannually to spend a year at the University of Chicago. It is designed to provide outstanding young scholars in East Asian art history the opportunity to further their research with help the excellent facilities and academic community here. The holder of this position will be in residence for one academic year during which time he/she will participate in regular colloquia and workshops on the program. Applications are due on or before March 1st of every second year. Next application deadline, March 1, 2010. Visit the website here for further details.

Call for Papers: Art Schools: Inventions, Invective and Radical Possibilities

Art Schools: Inventions, Invective and Radical Possibilities 11- 12 June 2010 University College London Submission deadline: 30 January 2010 In conjunction with Noami Salaman’s exhibition Looking Back at the Life Room at The Strang Print Room, UCL, this conference will explore the history and legacy of the life room, its traditions of looking and its approach to knowledge. If the seminar and group crit. have become as central to art education as the life room once was, what kind of looking and knowledge now prevail? If art school archives are full of student life drawings from a previous era, what sense can be made of this material in the context of art practice and art history today? Proposals for papers exploring the relationship between art theory, art practice and critical theory in art schools from the sixteenth century to the…

Fellowships at UCLA Centre for 17th and 18th century studies

The Center administers a number of programs for senior and postdoctoral scholars. Visit their web page here for more information. Applications are considered once each year. Applications for appointments to be held anytime during a given fiscal year (from 1 July to 30 June) must be received in the preceding fiscal year, by 1 February. Fellowships include Ahmanson-Getty Postdoctoral Fellowships This theme-based resident fellowship program, established with the support of the Ahmanson Foundation of Los Angeles and the J. Paul Getty Trust, is designed to encourage the participation of junior scholars in the Center’s yearlong core programs. The core program for year 2010–2011: Cultures of Aestheticism—Before and After Oscar Wilde directed by by Clark Professor Joseph Bristow (UCLA) (see the web page for more detail). Scholars will need to have received their doctorates in the last six years, (no earlier…