Tag: UK

CFP: Temporality in public arts practice (Newcastle, 29-30 Mar 12)

Temporality in public arts practice (Newcastle, 29-30 Mar 12) Newcastle upon Tyne, March 29 – 30, 2012 Deadline: Sep 30, 2011 Duration: an international, interdisciplinary conference exploring the temporality of contemporary public arts practice. The conference is part of AV Festival 2012. Please e-mail abstracts (300 words) for 20 minute presentations of papers, reflections on practice or proposals for 1hr workshops to info@intersectionspublicart.org.uk Intersections invites papers and presentations of work that explore the tensions between permanence and temporality in contemporary public arts practice. Public Art engages with issues of societal change, policy-making and environmental specificities, all of which unfold at a unique pace. Critical practice and new technologies can engage, disrupt or challenge this pace by working across time and space. Possible themes include, but are not restricted to: Permanent / Ephemeral: how do ephemeral practices disrupt, agitate or question the permanence…

Funding: Trebilcock-Newton Trust Research Fellowship

Trebilcock-Newton Trust Research Fellowship Pembroke College (Cambridge, UK) hopes to elect not later than 1 January 2012 to the following Fellowship with tenure from 1 October 2012:The Trebilcock-Newton Trust Research Fellowship in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Candidates should have recently completed or be about to complete a doctoral degree. The tenure of the Fellowship will be for three years. The holder will be expected to do a limited amount of teaching for the College, but would require the permission of the Governing Body to undertake other paid work. The stipend currently ranges from £20,409 to £23,661 and is reviewed annually. Research Fellows are offered subsidized accommodation, in college if unaccompanied, in college-owned flats or houses if partnered; where accommodation is not required the Trebilcock-Newton Trust Research Fellow will be provided with a study in College. Research Fellows, like…

Funding: Andrew W Mellon Foundation/Research Forum Postdoctoral Fellowship (Mellon MA) The Courtauld Institute of Art

Andrew W Mellon Foundation/Research Forum Postdoctoral Fellowship (Mellon MA) The Courtauld Institute of Art The Courtauld Institute of Art Research Forum, with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is offering a fellowship to an early career researcher in the field of Early Modern art. This fellowship will give the Fellow the opportunity to pursue a research project while gaining teaching experience in a research environment and participating in the launch of an interdisciplinary M.A. course. In addition to undertaking research, the Fellow is expected to teach one B.A. course and to act as an affiliate to the Research Forum/Mellon Foundation M.A. course being offered for the first time in 2012-2013 (Visualising Knowledge in the Early Modern Netherlands) by Professor Joanna Woodall in collaboration with the Mellon Visiting Professor, Erik Jorink (a leading authority on scientific culture in the…

Visiting Fellowships 2012-2013 – University of Oxford, All Souls College

Visiting Fellowships 2012-2013 University of Oxford – All Souls College, Oxford The College proposes to elect a number of Visiting Fellows, for periods of one, two, or three terms, in the academic year October 2012 to June 2013. These Fellowships are intended to enable their holders to carry out study and research in Oxford and to participate in the academic life of the College and the University. Visiting Fellowships are open in all subjects. Applications will be considered from staff of any university or other institution of higher learning, from other suitably qualified persons who wish to carry out full-time scholarly work in Oxford, and from those in public life (e.g. law, public policy, or the arts). In making its final choice, the College will give weight to intellectual quality, to the interest and feasibility of the research project, and…

Call for Papers: New Directions in Gothic Revival Studies Worldwide 13-14 July 2012, University of Kent, Canterbury

Call for Papers New Directions in Gothic Revival Studies Worldwide 13-14 July 2012, University of Kent, Canterbury This conference will be the primary international academic event marking the bicentenary of the birth of the architect A.W.N. Pugin, bringing the field’s leading scholars worldwide to a broadbased conference at Canterbury. It will also be the first conference on the British Gothic Revival’s international impact that incorporates North America, and the first significant international conference on the subject since  ‘Gothic Revival: religion, architecture and style in Western Europe’ (Leuven, 1997). There will be opportunities to visit key Pugin sites immediately before and after the conference.  In association with the Pugin Society, the Victorian Society and the Landmark Trust we will offer visits to The Grange and St Augustine’s in Ramsgate.  Further tours and walks will be organised over the following week to Gothic Revival sites in Birmingham and Staffordshire. The academic sessions of…

News: BBC and the Public Catalogue Foundation launch Your Paintings website

BBC and Public Catalogue Foundation launch Your Paintings website This new initiative from the BBC, the Public catalogue foundation and participating collections and museums from across the UK is not yet finished but it promises to be a fantastic resource for art historians working across a range of topics. The website states that ‘Your Paintings is a website which aims to show the entire UK national collection of oil paintings, the stories behind the paintings, and where to see them for real. It is made up of paintings from thousands of museums and other public institutions around the country.’ Paintings that will be included on the database are any that are owned by state and local authorities as well as those held in charitable trusts for the benefit of the public. It will include the collections of the major national museum collections,…

Call for Papers: Art Against the Wall

Call for Papers Art Against the Wall The Courtauld Institute of Art, London Call for Papers Deadline: 15 July 2011 Conference to take place: Saturday, 19 November 2011 Art Against the Wall is the third symposium of The Courtauld’s Early Modern department. The symposium will provide an occasion for established and emerging scholars to present and discuss their research together. This one-day symposium will explore the relationship between walls and art in early modern visual culture. During the period 1550-1850 the interplay between work and wall became increasingly complex as art objects began to pull away from the walls which had previously defined them. The enduring association between artistic skill and craft production meant that many art works were often still regarded as elements in overarching decorative schemes; paintings installed in eighteenth-century English domestic interiors, for example, continue to be described…

Funding: Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust PhD Scholarship

The Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust PhD Scholarship The Courtauld Institute of Art and the Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust are pleased to announce a new PhD scholarship for full-time study. Eligibility: The scholarship will be open to a student studying for a PhD on the subject of women artists (or a single woman artist) of any period in art history. Candidates from any country are eligible. Scholarship amount: The scholarship will be the sum of £28,890 per annum to cover the living costs and tuition fees for an overseas student, or the sum of £19,400 per annum to cover the living costs and tuition fees for a UK/EU student. Scholarship period: Three academic years for a student starting a research degree in the academic year 2011/12 (Students whose PhDs are in progress at The Courtauld are also eligible to…

Funding: RIBA Research Trust Awards

Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Trust Awards Objective The intention of the awards scheme is to support recent architecture graduates who are pursuing research in the field of Architecture. It is anticipated that award winners may in subsequent years undertake a career as skilled researchers in the architectural field. The RIBA may also award applicants who are already further into their careers. Awards may be given to teachers and practising architects with some research interest. Eligibility The awards scheme is open to applicants interested in a wide range of subject matter relevant to the advancement of architecture, and connected arts and sciences, in the United Kingdom. The RIBA Research Trust Award is for a closely defined piece of architectural research. The committee will support practice-led or academic research, but it will not support course fees and subsistence costs for PhD/MPhil or Masters programmes. Awards are given only…

Call for Papers: Symposium – Photography and the Artist’s Book

Call for Papers Symposium: Photography and the Artist’s Book Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections, Manchester, UK, Friday 21st October 2011 Deadline: May 31, 2011 There is a renewed interest in the relationship of photography and the artist’s book as both works of art and as alternative sites for exhibition and dissemination. There is also a notable expansion in the activities of self-publication by photographers and artists who use the photograph. Further to this, the theorising of the photographic essay and notions of ‘conceptual documentary’ have become important areas of discourse for those practitioners and theorists who are interested in working with the photograph in book form (Stimson, 2006 and Miles, 2010). This symposium, which will precede the 6th Manchester Artist’s Book Fair, aims to bring together theorists and practitioners in order to more fully explore the issues raised by the relationship of photography and the artist’s book. Abstracts are invited for…

Review: Piers Baker-Bates, A Collector’s Eye: Cranach To Pissarro at the Walker Art Gallery Liverpool 18 February–15 May 2011

A Collector’s Eye: Cranach To Pissarro at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 18 February–15 May 2011 Reviewed by Piers Baker-Bates. While exhibitions that showcase a private collection can be the proverbial curate’s egg both in terms of the quality of the works on display and their attributions, this new exhibition is never anything but stimulating and thought-provoking. The works come from what is described as ‘the Schorr Collection assembled by private collector David J. Lewis for his family interests’ which is ‘one of the largest collections of Old Master paintings amassed in England since World War II.’ David Lewis remains an anonymous figure throughout, and the visitor learns nothing about the man himself, but as a patron of art his particular taste is clearly signposted in the thematic notices that divide up the exhibition. Lewis has had a ‘professional’ adviser, Christopher…

Funding: Postdoctoral Research Fellow – University of Warwick (UK)

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (5 posts) University of Warwick – Institute of Advanced Study Fixed Term Contract for 2 years, beginning October 2011 The Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) at the University of Warwick invites applications from outstanding researchers who are at the beginning of a promising academic career. Applications are welcome from across all Faculties and disciplines, and, in keeping with the ethos of Warwick’s IAS, interdisciplinary research applications are strongly encouraged. You will be based in the IAS but will have a strong presence in a home academic department. Therefore, all applications MUST be supported by a Warwick academic nominator and your proposed research project should closely complement your nominated academic department’s current research interests. Nominators will be required to make a strong case for the applicant’s strategic contribution to the research within their department. You will have been…

Funding: Mellon/Newton Interdisciplinary Post-doctoral Research Fellowships

Mellon/Newton Interdisciplinary Post-doctoral Research Fellowships Two 2-year posts based at CRASSH, Cambridge, UK – From 1 October 2011 – 30 September 2013 CRASSH (Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities) is delighted to announce the first year of a five-year programme of interdisciplinary postdoctoral research fellowships funded jointly by the Mellon Foundation and the Isaac Newton Trust. Applications are invited for two 2-year interdisciplinary Post-doctoral Research Fellowships aimed at researchers working in any field of the arts, social sciences or humanities, starting in October 2011. The fellowships will enable post-doctoral fellows to consolidate their research and publication record while developing a related project or initiative at CRASSH during their two-year fellowship. Applicants must have completed the PhD and should normally have been awarded it not more than three years prior to taking up their fellowship. Fellows would be expected…

Funding: Newton International Fellowships

Newton International Fellowships A new round of Newton International Fellowships – an initiative to fund research collaborations and improve links between UK and overseas researchers – has now opened. The Newton International Fellowships are funded by the British Academy and the Royal Society and aim to attract the most promising early-career post-doctoral researchers from overseas in the fields of the humanities, the natural, physical and social sciences. The Fellowships enable researchers to work for two years at a UK research institution with the aim of fostering long-term international collaborations. Newton Fellows will receive an allowance of £24,000 to cover subsistence and up to £8,000 to cover research expenses in each year of the Fellowship. A one-off relocation allowance of up to £2,000 is also available. In addition, Newton Fellows may be eligible for follow-up funding of up to £6,000 per…

Call for Papers: Imagining Imagination

Call for Papers Imagining Imagination International Conference, 10 & 11 June 2011, Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London CFP deadline: 15 March 2011 Conference organizers: Dr. Michael Schwab, Royal College of Art, London Dr. Sabine Flach, SVA – School of Visual Arts, New York City Dr. Aikaterini Fotopoulou, King’s College London Imagination, central to art history, art theory, philosophy, artistic practice and research, has again become an important topic in a number of fields outside the arts, including medicine and the sciences. Significantly, all these fields of knowledge-production are currently re-addressing imagination beyond romantic conceptions, as a complex thinking process. The transdisciplinary conference Imagining Imagination investigates different conceptualizations of imagination, the capacities through which imagination can be imagined, and images of imagination that are being produced as part of research on the subject. As the conference title suggests, an extraordinary reflexive position is required to appreciate the phenomenon: the complex mental process…