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  • CFP: A Cultural History of Emotions in the Middle Ages

    Dates: 26 Sep – 15 Oct, 2013
    Deadline: Oct 15, 2013

    A Cultural History of Emotions in the Middle Ages: Contributor Sought

    We are seeking expressions of interest from art history scholars interested in participating in an important new project in the History of the Emotions, a six-volume collection entitled The Cultural History of the Emotions to be published by Bloomsbury. The collection will span antiquity to the present day and each volume will be arranged into the same thematic chapters: Medical and Scientific Understandings; Religion and Spirituality; Music and Dance; Drama; The Visual Arts; Literature; In Private: The Individual and the Domestic Community; and In Public: Collectivities and Polities.

    We, Juanita Feros Ruys (University of Sydney) and Clare Monagle (University of Monash), have been contracted as the editors of the second volume of this series, A Cultural History of the Emotions in the Medieval Age, which will cover the period 350-1300. We are seeking a contributor to provide the chapter 'The Visual Arts'.

    Each chapter is to be a maximum of 9 000 words, including notes and references, and to span the full period of the volume (350-1300), across Western Europe. The aim of each chapter is to provide a coverage of the current state of research on emotions in that field, so as to provide an accessible point of entry to scholars regarding emotions research across time and themes.

    The timeframe for submission of individual chapters is July 31st, 2014, with a view to publication of the six-volume series in 2015.

    Contributors will receive one copy of the completed volume and an honorarium of £100.

    Should you be interested in this opportunity, please email the below address with a copy of your c.v., as well as a paragraph framing your research in terms of the History of the Emotions. Please write to clare.monagle@monash.edu by October 15, 2013.
  • Terra Foundation For American Art International Essay Prize

    Washington | Dates: 26 Sep, 2013 – 15 Jan, 2014
    Deadline: Jan 15, 2014

    The Terra Foundation for American Art International Essay Prize recognizes excellent scholarship by a non-U.S. scholar in the field of historical American art. Manuscripts should advance understanding of American art, demonstrating new findings and original perspectives. The prize-winning essay will be translated and published in American Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum's scholarly journal. The winner will receive a $1,000 cash award and a $3,000 travel stipend to give a presentation in Washington, D.C., and meet with museum staff and fellows. This prize is supported by funding from the Terra Foundation for American Art.

    The aim of the award is to stimulate and actively support non-U.S. scholars working on American art topics, foster the international exchange of new ideas, and create a broad, culturally comparative dialogue on American art. Ph.D. candidates and above (or equivalent) are eligible to participate in the competition. Essays may focus on any aspect of historical (pre-1980) American art and visual culture; however, architecture and film studies are not eligible. Preference will be given to studies that address American art within a cross-cultural context and offer new ways of thinking about the material. A strong emphasis on visual analysis is encouraged. Manuscripts previously published in a foreign language are eligible if released within the last two years (please state the date and venue of the previous publication). Essays that have been published in English will not be considered. Authors are invited to submit their own work for consideration. We also urge scholars who know of eligible articles written by others to inform those authors of the prize.

    The length of the essay (including endnotes) should be between 7,000 and 8,500 words and should include approximately 12 to 14 illustrations with figure references in the text. The essay should be submitted by e-mail as a Word file, accompanied by a PDF file containing all of the illustrations, along with captions that provide each object's title, artist, date, medium, dimensions, and current location. All manuscripts should be accompanied by an abstract of 500 to 1,000 words written in English that: 1) clearly states the author's thesis and the essay's contribution to the field of American art, and 2) outlines the essay's basic structure and methodology. A curriculum vitae should be included.

    Submissions must be sent to TerraEssayPrize@si.edu by January 15, 2014. Questions or comments may be addressed to the same address.
  • Unity Temple Restoration Foundation Presents Geoffrey Baer: The Ten Buildings that Changed America

    Oak Park | Dates: 26 Sep, 2013
    America’s architecture is one of innovation – from the factory that housed Henry Ford’s first Model T moving assembly line to the original indoor regional shopping mall. Join architecture aficionado and history buff Geoffrey Baer on a journey as he recounts the making of the WTTW special, The Ten Buildings that Changed America and walks us through the selection process. Proceeds from Break the Box benefit the restoration of Unity Temple, Frank Lloyd Wright’s modern masterpiece. Discounted admission is for members of Unity Temple Restoration Foundation. Thank you for your support.
  • 2013 Association of Architecture Organizations Conference

    Boston | Dates: 26 – 28 Sep, 2013
    This year’s AAO conference investigates impact: what it is, how to make it, and how to measure it. We will have a no-nonsense conversation about the shifting role of architecture and design organizations and making the most of your programming. Making and Measuring IMPACT presents real-world examples to help you hone and quantify your organization’s reach.
  • National Register Workshops at the Conference on Illinois History

    Springfield | Dates: 26 – 27 Sep, 2013
    The annual Conference on Illinois History is scheduled for September 26-27, 2013, at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in downtown Springfield and is the state's largest meeting devoted to the history of the Prairie State. This is the fifteenth year of the conference, which is sponsored by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency.

    The conference includes 23 paper sessions that feature topics such as politics, Abraham Lincoln, Latino history, and the Civil War; seven workshops; and two roundtable discussions. Teachers will benefit from workshops on a variety of topics. Continuing Professional Development Units (CPDUs) are approved for the conference.

    This year a two-part workshop on the National Register of Historic Places will be available during the conference.  Part 1: “What is the National Register of Historic Places?” focuses on the origins of the program, what it means to be registered, examples of National Register properties in Illinois, and finally what the requirements are in order to become registered.  Part II: “How Do I Get a Property on the National Register?” focuses on the application process itself and the best practices for writing a nomination form.