Tag: UK

Funding: Sir John Soane Travelling Fellowship (UK)

Sir John Soane’s Museum Foundation Traveling Fellowship Program Deadline: March 1st 2011 The purpose of the Traveling Fellowship is to enable students in graduate degree programs in the history of art, architecture and the decorative arts to travel to England to pursue research projects related to any aspect of the work of Sir John Soane or Sir John Soane’s Museum and its collections. These include Egyptian antiquities, classical antiquities, casts (in general), sculpture galleries, the history of museums, authentic restoration, architecture and architectural drawings c. 1650-1850, architectural models, architectural theory c. 1650-1850, neoclassical sculpture, the Grand Tour (in general), Hogarth, George Dance Junior, Joseph Michael Gandy, Sir William Chambers, Sir Christopher Wren and Hawksmoor, architecture and decoration, Robert and James Adam and English Regency painting. Annually, the Foundation entertains and reviews grant proposals with the possibility of making an award…

Call for Papers: Der Blaue Reiter (Tate Modern, UK)

Call for Papers Conference – Der Blaue Reiter Tate Modern, UK, 25 – 26 November 2011 This conference celebrates the centenary of the first exhibition of Der Blaue Reiter. This occasion presents a perfect opportunity to review and extend existing scholarship in the field of German Expressionist studies. The formation of what is commonly, though erroneously, referred to as the German Expressionist ‘artists’ group’ Der Blaue Reiter, was signalled on 18 December 1911 at the Galerie Thannhauser in Munich via an exhibition enigmatically entitled ‘The First Exhibition of the Editors of the Blaue Reiter’. This was the first of what turned out to be only two exhibitions held by an emergent group of avant-garde artists organised by Wassily Kandinsky and Franz Marc. The title of the first exhibition pointed towards what was to be one of the artists’ most significant…

Funding: Donald Bullough Fellowship for a Medieval Historian

Donald Bullough Fellowship for a Medieval Historian St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies The St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies invites applications for the Donald Bullough Fellowship in Mediaeval History, to be taken up during either semester of the academic year 2011-12. The Fellowship is open to any academic in a permanent university post with research interests in mediaeval history. It covers the cost of return travel to St Andrews from the holder’s normal place of work, together with a substantial subsidy towards accommodation while the holder is resident in St Andrews.  Previous Fellows have included Dr Christina Pössel, Professor Cynthia Neville and Dr Ross Balzaretti The Fellowship carries with it no teaching duties, though the Fellow is expected to take part in the normal seminar life of the mediaeval historians during their stay in St Andrews. Weekly seminars, held…

Call for Papers: Performing Research – Art History Not For Publication

Call for Papers Performing Research – Art History Not For Publication A conference organised by the Performing Art History Special Interest Group Friday, 6 May 2011 12.00 – 18.00, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London. Deadline: 10 January 2011 This conference seeks to explore the clarity, diversity, and freedom that can come from presenting art historical research directly to an audience, as opposed to through traditional publishing routes in books or academic journals. Building on seminar workshops on Art History and TV, Art History and Radio, and Art History and the Internet, the group invites abstracts for short 15 minute papers from all areas of the discipline. In each case the art historical research presented should be further elucidated through a novel and alternative presentation method, be it visual, aural, or action-based. Joint papers or collaborations between art historians, or between art…

Funding: Terra Foundation Fellowship and Visiting Professorship

Terra Foundation for American Art Fellowship and Visiting Professorship at the Courtauld Institute, London The Terra Foundation for American Art is offering a Postdoctoral Fellowship and a Visiting Professorship at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. See details for both below. Postdoctoral Fellowship For period 1 September 2011 to 31 August 2013 Salary – £27,885 per annum (approx US$44,000) (payment will be in sterling, subject to tax and National Insurance deductions).  Additionally a package for research, travel and living expenses is available to the value of up to US$8,200 With sponsorship from the Terra Foundation for American Art, The Courtauld Institute of Art’s Research Forum is pleased to announce the 2011-2013 two-year fellowship for the teaching and study of historical American art (pre-1980). The award will enable a recent postdoctoral scholar to teach at The Courtauld Institute of Art and…

Funding: Visiting Fellowships in Humanities at the University of London

Visiting Fellowships in Humanities at the University of London The School of Advanced Study, University of London offers a Visiting Fellowship in the humanities and social sciences. Applications for 2011/12 are now invited from scholars (at least ten years from their PhD) wishing to pursue research in London in any of the areas covered by the School and to engage in an active relationship with the multidisciplinary scholarly community across the School. The School comprises the Institutes of Advanced Legal Studies, Classical Studies, Commonwealth Studies, English Studies, Germanic & Romance Studies, Historical Research, Musical Research, Philosophy, Study of the Americas, and the Warburg Institute. The School also hosts a cross-disciplinary centre, the Human Rights Consortium. The Fellowship is tenable for up to six consecutive months between September 2011 and June 2012. The Fellowship offers an allowance towards travel, accommodation and…

Call for Papers: The Printed Image Within a Culture of Print 1400-1750

The Printed Image Within a Culture of Print: Prints, Publishing and the Early modern Arts in Europe, 1450 – 1700 Saturday, 9 April 2011, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London Call for Papers Deadline 10 January 2011 Website: http://www.courtauld.ac.uk/researchforum/events/2010/summer/apr9_Printsconference.shtml From the fifteenth through the seventeenth century, the advent of print utterly changed the production of images. A repertoire of images of all kinds, from the crudest woodcut to the most virtuosic engraving, from broadsides of wonders and prodigies to pictures reproducing famous paintings and sculptures, was put into the hands of both image-makers and consumers of images. New possibilities for allusion and intertextuality came into being thanks to this bridge between the image and its publics. And the publication of printed images, a commercial venture, widened the spectrum of those who bought images, producing new kinds of viewers and readers.…

Call for Papers: Media Art History – Rewire

Call for Papers Media Art History 2011 – Rewire Fourth International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology Liverpool, 28th September – 1st October 2011 Call For Papers now open – Deadline Monday, January 31st 2011 http://www.mediaarthistory.org Host: FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), Liverpool In collaboration with academic partners: Liverpool John Moores University, CRUMB at the University of Sunderland, the Universities of the West of Scotland and Lancaster, and the Database of Virtual Art at the Department for Image Science. Following the success of Media Art History 05 Re:fresh in Banff, Media Art History 07 Re:place in Berlin and Media Art History 09 Re:live in Melbourne, Media Art History 11 Rewire will host three days of keynotes, panels and poster sessions. Media Art History 2011 – Rewire will increase the voltage and ignite key debates…

Funding: British Academy Visiting Scholars

British Academy Visiting Scholars The Academy’s Visiting Scholars scheme enables scholars from overseas to apply to the Academy, in conjunction with a UK host, for research visits to the UK of two to six months. The main purpose of the visit should be to enable the visitor to pursue research. The UK host must be resident in the UK, and must undertake to make all the necessary practical and administrative arrangements for the visit. The Academy grants the title of British Academy Visiting Scholar and awards funding for the visit. Although applicant from anywhere outside the UK may apply to this scheme, it is the Academy’s intention to give a higher priority to candidates from countries where financial resources to support visits to the UK are not readily available, to candidates who have not previously had the opportunity to work in the UK,…

Funding: Research Assistant ‘The Production and Reading of Polyphonic Music Sources’ (Warburg Institute)

Research Assistant in Art History (fixed term, 3 years) The Production and Reading of Polyphonic Music Sources, 1480–1530 Warburg Institute, University of London The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday, 1 November 2010, and interviews will be held in London on Thursday, 11 November 2010. Applications are invited for a research assistantship in Art History, as part of this major research project funded by the AHRC. The research project is conducted in partnership between Bangor University and the Warburg Institute (University of London), in collaboration with the Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music (DIAMM) and the Centre for Computing in the Humanities (King’s College, London). It will present the first systematic study of mise-en-page – the ways in which verbal text, musical notation and other graphic devices interact on the written or printed page – for sources of…

Call for Papers – AAH Annual Conference, 2011, Coventry (UK)

Call for Papers 37th AAH (Association of Art Historians) Annual Conference 31 March– 2 April 2011, University of Warwick, Coventry The 2011 Annual Conference showcases the diversity and richness of art history in the UK and elsewhere over an extensive chronological range from ancient to contemporary (with a healthy dose in the middle). Sessions are geographically inclusive of Western Europe and the Americas, the Middle East, and Asia. A full range of methodologies is on offer, ranging from object-based studies, socio-historical analyses, theoretical discourses, visual culture of the moving image, exhibition cultures and display. The sessions reflect the composition of our wide constituency – independent or academic researchers (including students), museum curators and teachers. Plenary Speakers Professor Horst Bredekamp, Humboldt University and Permanent Fellow of the Institute of Advances Studies, Berlin Professor Patricia Rubin, Institute of Fine Arts, New York…

Funding – Chinese Painting, Ashmoleum Museum

The Christensen Fellowship -Chinese Painting University of Oxford – Ashmolean Museum The Ashmolean Museum re-opened to the public almost one year ago, following a hugely exciting redevelopment. The Christensen Fellowship is an endowed postdoctoral fellowship associated with the Khoan and Michael Sullivan Gallery of Chinese painting. The Christensen Fellow will be expected to undertake new research in the field of Chinese painting, with a view to publication. A confident communicator with good presentation skills, you will have a sound knowledge of the Chinese language, hold a doctoral degree in Chinese art or be on the point of completing a doctoral thesis. Experience of curatorial work will be an advantage. This post is offered on a two year contract. To apply download an application form from the website at http://www.ashmolean.org/ or telephone 01865 278008. The closing date for applications is 5pm…

David Maskill – Close Examination: Fakes, Mistakes and Discoveries

Close Examination: Fakes, Mistakes and Discoveries London, The National Gallery, 30 June – 12 September Reviewed by David Maskill This exhibition, currently showing at London’s National Gallery, is one of the highlights of the summer season. As art institutions struggle with the effects of the recession, blockbusters that rely on extensive and costly loans and on the attendant crowds to pay for them have been in decline in recent times. If this exhibition is anything to go by, this may not be such a bad thing. Drawn mostly from the National Gallery’s own collection, the curators have selected forty works and explore their material histories to tell fascinating tales of deception, curatorial blunders and rediscoveries of long lost masterpieces. This is a show that needs the visitor to take time and to look closely at the works on display –…

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…

Call for Papers: Conference on The Material Imagination from Antiquity to Modernity

The Material Imagination from Antiquity to Modernity 5-6 November 2010 School of Art History, University of St Andrews, Scotland Deadline for proposals: 10 September 2010 As the term materiality gains ever more currency, its critical meaning continues to recede. The purpose of this conference is to investigate an engagement with materials that goes beyond such familiar tropes as ‘conspicuous consumption’ or ‘truth to materials’.  One valuable approach was provided by the philosopher of science Gaston Bachelard (1884-1962), who coined the term ‘the material imagination’ to mean an insight into substance that preceded intellectual apprehension. We now live in a world ruled by the Periodic Table, but Bachelard dwelt on the Aristotelian essence of Nature, the Four Elements and their limitless permutations at the hands of the Four Humours. In terms of artistic practice, the ‘material imagination’ poses the more immediate…