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  • 2014 Terra Foundation Academic Grants & Fellowships

    Dates: 10 Dec, 2013 – 15 Jan, 2014
    The Terra Foundation offers Research Travel Grants to enable scholars outside the United States to consult resources that are only available within the United States. These grants provide support for research on topics concerning American art and visual culture prior to 1980. Six to twelve grants are awarded annually: up to $6,000 per grant for doctoral students and up to $9,000 per grant for postdoctoral and senior scholars. Some grant funding is reserved for scholars from Asia, Africa, and Latin America. The deadline for all academic award, fellowship, and grant applications is January 15, 2014 unless otherwise indicated.

    Applications are due January 15, 2014; awards will be announced in May 2014.
  • Paid Summer 2014 Internship for Graduate Student- The Metropolitan Museum of Art Archives

    New York | Dates: 10 Dec, 2013 – 09 Jan, 2014
    The intern's responsibilities will include archival processing of Museum records, reference assistance, and historical research. The ideal candidate will be enrolled in a graduate program in library/information science or archives management. In addition to developing practical work skills through this departmental placement, the intern will participate in MuSe (Museum Seminars) and interact directly with the Museum's diverse audience by conducting a gallery talk based on their area of expertise.

    The internship commences with MuSe (Museum Seminars), a series of curator talks in the galleries and presentations by executive staff that introduce interns to the curatorial, educational, and operational structure of the Museum. The seminars also include hands-on workshops and practice sessions to prepare interns to lead gallery talks and tours. Graduate interns attend mandatory full-day MuSe sessions for the first week of the program, and then each Monday throughout the rest of the summer.

    This internship is open to individuals who are currently enrolled in a master's program or who have graduated from a master's program within one year of the application deadline. PhD candidates are not eligible to apply, but may be eligible for one of several Museum Fellowships.

    Dates and Compensation
    June 2–August 8, 2014
    Full time: five days, thirty-five hours per week
    Compensation: approximately $4,000 ($11.42/hour, less applicable taxes and deductions)

    Application deadline: January 9, 2014, at 4:00 p.m.

    For further information and to complete an online application visit http://www.metmuseum.org/research/internships-and-fellowships/internships/internships-for-college-and-graduate-students/paid-internships-for-college-and-graduate-students-at-the-main-building#3

    For further information regarding The Metropolitan Museum of Art Archives visit http://libmma.org/portal/museum-archives/.
  • CFP: Charlemagne after Charlemagne: 11th Annual Symposium of the International Medieval Society (IMS-Paris)

    Paris | Dates: 10 Dec, 2013 – 10 Feb, 2014
    Charlemagne after Charlemagne: 11th Annual Symposium of the International Medieval Society (IMS-Paris)

    Call for Papers
    Deadline: Feb 10, 2014

    Location: Paris, France

    Dates: Thursday June 26th - Saturday June 28th 2014

    Keynote speaker: Dominique Boutet

    Deadline for submissions: February 10th 2014

    The International Medieval Society Paris (IMS-Paris) invites paper proposals and session themes for its upcoming symposium centered on “Charlemagne after Charlemagne.”

    A looming presence during the Middle Ages and beyond, this Frankish king and emperor, who died in 814, had a cultural afterlife that far exceeded any other medieval historical figure. The symposium for 2014 seeks to examine the medieval reception (and representation) of Charlemagne on the 1200th anniversary of his death, as he became a model sovereign, a literary personage, and a saint. The holy emperor was venerated in a complex though limited manner, resulting in the elaboration of a distinct hagiographical discourse and the composition of a liturgical office.

    The literary fortunes of Charlemagne, highlighted as early as 1865 by Gaston Paris, experienced multiple permutations. Latin and vernacular literature (French, Italian, German, English, etc.), produced divergent associations and separate developments, from historical works to chansons de geste. These literary representations went hand in hand with visual portrayals in manuscripts, stained glass, sculpture, and architecture. Charlemagne was also conjured as a figure of pilgrimage and a founder (real or imagined) of monasteries, cities, and universities, attached to these institutions through stories and forged documents to which his name was affixed. The figure of Charlemagne served to construct and define an ideal, which was shaped and reshaped by different eras according to their respective needs.

    For its 2014 symposium, the International Medieval Society seeks to mark this anniversary through a reevaluation of Charlemagne’s legacy during the medieval period. Although the geographic area of France will be given priority, comparisons with other regional ‘Charlemagnes’ are certainly possible. We invite papers that deal with material from after Charlemagne’s death in 814 to the end of the Middle Ages.

    Proposals of 300 words or less (in English or French) for a 20-minute paper should be e-mailed to ims.paris.2014@gmail.com no later than February 10th 2014. Each should be accompanied by full contact information, a CV, and a list of audiovisual equipment you require.

    Please be aware that the IMS-Paris submissions review process is highly competitive and is carried out on a strictly blind basis. The selection committee will notify applicants of its decision by e-mail by February 26th 2014.

    Titles of accepted papers will be made available on the IMS-Paris web site. Authors of accepted papers will be responsible for their own travel costs and conference registration fee (35 euros, reduced for students, free for IMS-Paris members).

    The IMS-Paris is an interdisciplinary, bilingual (French/English) organization that fosters exchanges between French and foreign scholars. For the past ten years, the IMS has served as a centre for medievalists who travel to France to conduct research, work, or study. For more information about the IMS-Paris and the programme of last year’s symposium, please visit our website: www.ims-paris.org.

    IMS-Paris Graduate Student Prize:

    The IMS-Paris is pleased to offer one prize for the best graduate student paper proposal. Applications should consist of:

    1) symposium paper abstract/proposal
    2) current research project (Ph.D. dissertation research)
    3) names and contact information of two academic references

    The prizewinner will be selected by the board and a committee of honorary members, and will be notified upon acceptance to the Symposium. An award of 350 euros to support international travel/accommodations (within France, 150 euros) will be paid at the Symposium.