Dates: 28 Jan – 19 Mar, 2014
Expanding the Reach of Doctoral Education in the Humanities
The American Council of Learned Societies invites applications for the fourth competition of the Public Fellows program. The program will place 20 recent humanities Ph.D.s in two-year staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. This career-launching initiative aims to demonstrate that the capacities developed in the advanced study of the humanities have wide application, both within and beyond the academy.
In 2014, Public Fellows have the opportunity to join one of the following organizations:
- American Refugee Committee – Program Manager, Social Enterprise Projects
- Association of Research Libraries – Program Officer for Scholarly Publishing
- Center for Public Integrity – Engagement Analyst
- Council of Independent Colleges – Communications Officer
- Human Rights Campaign – Senior Content Manager
- Kiva – Partnerships Evaluation Manager
- Lenox Hill Neighborhood House – Research and Partnerships Manager
- Museum of Jewish Heritage – Manager of Strategic Initiatives
- National Constitution Center – Program Developer
- New America Foundation – Contributing Editor
- New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) – Public Policy Officer
- The Public Theater – Strategy and Planning Manager
- San Francisco Arts Commission – Program Manager, Policy and Evaluation
- Smithsonian Institution, Grand Challenges Consortia – Public Outreach Manager
- Smithsonian Institution, Office of International Relations – Program Officer
- Trust for Public Land – Program Analyst, Conservation Research
- United Negro College Fund – Policy Analyst
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Policy Analyst
- Wisconsin Public Radio – Digital Producer, To the Best of Our Knowledge
- Zócalo Public Square – Program Manager
Competitive applicants will have been successful in both academic and extra-academic experiences, and will aspire to careers in administration, management, and public service by choice rather than circumstance.
Applicants must possess U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status and have a Ph.D. in the humanities or humanistic social sciences conferred between June 1, 2011 and May 31, 2014.
Applications are accepted only through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system (OFA) by March 19, 2014
. Please do not contact any of the organizations directly. See www.acls.org/programs/publicfellows
for complete position descriptions and application information.
This program is supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
New London |
Dates: 29 – 29 Mar, 2014
A daylong public forum will be held March 29th to accompany the exhibition, "SubUrbanisms" at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, CT.
Free to the Public, RSVP Request (please email firstname.lastname@example.org)
For Public Forum Schedule and details, please visit www.lymanallyn.org
New London |
Dates: 08 Feb – 12 May, 2014
Exhibition, February 8 - May 12, 2014, Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, CT
Dates: 19 Feb, 2014
PRICE: Adults- $20, Members- $15
TIME/DATE: February 19, 6-8pm
MEET: ArcelorMittal Design Studio at CAF (224 S. Michigan Avenue)
With Chicago losing the title of America’s tallest building, we want to know--how do you judge what is TALL? For this program we partnered with the organization responsible for deciding and designating the tallest buildings in the country--the Council for Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). Participants will build a LEGO® tower and compete for the title of Design Studio's tallest. After a winner is selected, representatives from CTBUH will tell us how they judge what is tall.
Dates: 25 Jan, 2014
Join us in the ArcelorMittal Design Studio at CAF for a day of creative play and learning. Young designers will learn about the exhibit Great Cities, Great Lakes, Great Basin curated in partnership with the architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.
Their knowledge of Great Lakes will aid them in designing their own Chicago-inspired city where the water is the driving force of commerce, creativity and citizenship. This studio is suitable for kids 7-13 and their adult companions.
Registration in advance is encouraged.
There are two sessions per studio day. Start times are 11:00am and 1:15pm.
Dates: 28 Jan, 2014
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 | 6:30 PM
The architectural profession is experiencing an exciting new phase in design practice. Many transitions have led us to this point of emerging practice from the architect as the master mason to a representation-maker; from pen and pencil to mouse and keyboard; three-dimensional digital models to parametric databases. With these technological advancements in design and fabrication, architects and designers are now diversifying their traditional scope of responsibility and experimenting with new modes of creation. To critically assess where we currently stand and project the methods of the future, we look to the leaders of exploration and innovation to compare and contrast their processes of design.
Ryerson University’s Master of Architecture class invites architects, academics, industry professionals and students to come together to explore and debate the effects this metamorphosis is having on the role of the architect.
Dates: 06 – 08 Feb, 2014
Each year the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Architecture hosts an interdisciplinary symposium entitled Atmosphere. This symposium explores the less tangible aspects of design and experience: the ephemeral, social, situational, emotional, elemental, phenomenal and epiphenomenal conditions of our shared world.
The theme of Atmosphere 2014 is Action. “Action” shifts attention from designed objects to design motives, agencies, conditions and effects. “Action” poses questions about performative and collaborative modes of making and inhabitation. “Action” prompts designers and researchers to reflect on their modus operandi, and on the actions and interactions of the diverse materials, circumstances, policies and people they work with. “Action” invites consideration of the transformative agencies of situations and situated events.
Dates: 01 Feb, 2014
The second annual By Design conference held on February 1, 2014 will focus on the collaborative relationship between business leaders & creative directors. Hear from industry leaders working in fashion, tech, media, design, and film speak on the process of innovation and implementation. Immerse yourself in conversations about how these leading professionals have pushed their companies internally, with both creative and business strategies to create visionary outcomes. Learn from start-ups, small studios, and large companies about the working relationships behind a project's success, the power of creativity and the process behind its influence.
Last year, the Conference drew over 400 participants, including industry leaders, professionals, and students from a number of schools, with speakers from over 25 companies and organizations to engage in discussions on the creative process and education.
The xDesign Conference is a collaborative effort between groups at the Harvard Graduate School of Design & the Harvard Business School. It aims to leverage expertise within the University by bringing together creative thinkers, design luminaries, professors, experts from various background, and students to engage, debate and reinterpret the design process for a selected subject. Read the original xDesign manifesto from last year [here]. Each year the conference provides the opportunity to explore a new topic and new format responding to topical issues around the organizing student groups and the University at large.
Dates: 12 – 15 Mar, 2014
VRA 32, A Visual Approach continues the rich tradition of offering exceptional opportunities to engage with VRA colleagues around inspiring programs, speakers and special events. On behalf of the Executive Board, I am pleased to welcome you to A Visual Approach, the 2014 Visual Resources Association’s Annual Conference, held in Milwaukee “Cream City,” Wisconsin, March 12-15, 2014.
Our conference hotel is the historic Pfister Hotel, located in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, just blocks from train and bus stations, both of which connect up with the airport. Built in 1893 as a “Grand Hotel of the West,” it features a much acclaimed Victorian art collection on display throughout the ornate and elegant lobby, meeting rooms and corridors. The Pfister’s “Artist in Residence Program” is the only one in the United States. Attendees will have the opportunity to visit the studio of the current artist, Stephanie Barenz, who is also an expert on the hotel’s collection and architecture. The hotel is a ten minute walk from Santiago Calatrava’s dazzling Milwaukee Art Museum. Also nearby you will find an interesting collection of theaters, breweries, civic and industrial buildings, great examples of the Germanic, Flemish, and Richardson Romanesque architectural styles. There are unique restaurants in every direction within walking distance from the hotel, offering combinations of local Wisconsin beers, bratwursts, sausages, and cheeses, all extremely affordable.
Join us for an exciting conference in mid-March in lively, historic Milwaukee.
Dates: 03 – 13 Jun, 2014
Digital Visualization Workshop, June 3-13, 2014
This course will teach a range of digital skills in 3D modeling, visualization, and mapping technologies to enable participants to engage historical questions with emerging digital tools. As in the previous editions of the workshop, the technologies will be taught through the use of a theme: in 2014 the focus will be on Venice and its islands. Participants will use the city and the lagoon as a “laboratory” through which to examine questions such as change over time and dynamic process in urban and rural environments, showing how man-made spaces respond to social and economic process and transformation.
The aim of the workshop is to train scholars in how new technologies can be integrated with the study of historical and material culture. The workshop will focus on a range of visualization tools that can be used in a wide variety of research areas, in particular modeling change over time in urban space and the production of maps and low-cost photogrammetry.
Dates: 22 Jan – 15 Mar, 2014
This one-day biennial conference aims at supporting the exchange between foreign cultural Institutes and University of Rome - Tor Vergata, a traditional place for international discussion of architectural culture. Call for papers is open to foreign research fellows, PhD candidates, scholars and professors currently in Italy whose research is relative to Roman art and architecture and representation of the city.
The conference is divided in four sections:
1- contemporary architecture (19th-21st c.)
2- Early Modern architecture (15th-18 c.)
3- relationship between archaeology and architecture
4- relationship landscape and architecture
The conference will close with a final discussion.
The proposal for a 10-12 minute presentation concerning exclusively the above topics should be sent as 100 words abstract before 15th March 2014 to the coordinator Giuseppe Bonaccorso (email@example.com).
The successful applicants will be notified by 19th March 2014.
The official language of the conference is italian; papers may be presented also in English, French or Spanish.
Dates: 22 Jan – 01 May, 2014
We invite 20 minute papers addressing the questions raised in the
synopsis from architectural historians, theorists, designers and professionals,
workers and producers involved in the ‘industry of architecture’ as well as
those working on these issues from other disciplines including film-making,
art practice and performance. We welcome contributions that explore these
contemporary developments and also those that ask what theoretical and
critical approaches may be appropriate for their interrogation.
Might the architectural humanities extend approaches already found in
construction history, economic history, labour history, critical geography
or in science and technology studies to explore these issues without losing
sight of questions of design, aesthetics and affect? What other discourses
such as process philosophies, relational ontologies or new materialism
offer potentials for understanding these constellations of humans and
nonhumans, structures and operations? What politics can be brought to,
and are already found, in the industries of architecture? To what extent do
discourses of gender and difference challenge the ways we might think
about work on site and in the office? Are critical strategies of design always
already informed by industry and must this be a problem? Can critical
practice operate within the conditions of production rather than find a
space in which to operate outside them?
Industries of Architecture recognises that there has been work in research
and practice where concerns with the production of architecture were
central, whether the enquiries of Sigfried Giedion or Reyner Banham into
the entanglements of industrial developments and modern architecture,
or the workerist-informed theory of the Venice School, the investigations
of the Bartlett International Summer School into the production of the
built environment, or in Brazil, Arquitectura Nova’s work at theorising and
altering the role of architectural design in the organisation of labour on the
building site. As well as new approaches to present conditions, and in order
to support the same, we encourage re-evaluations of this earlier work or
historical studies of, for example, labour on and off site (and in the office),
relations of material and immaterial labour, management and organisation,
products and materials manufacture, spaces of production or the impact
of new regulatory or contractual regimes, and architects’ engagement with
these issues. What other histories are to be written, particularly those that
might acknowledge the very local and differentiated systems and structures
of production in former socialist states for example, or in cultures with very
different contexts to the US and Europe? What methodologies can we
make use of to capture these often invisible and unrecorded histories?
What are the implications for contemporary practice?
Deadline for call for papers: 1 May 2014. Please send a 500 word abstract,
including title, and 50 word biog to IOA@ncl.ac.uk. We aim to notify you
by 1 July 2014. Please note that full papers will be required prior to the
conference for panel chairs and to begin the editorial process for publication
in the Industries of Architecture volume in the Routledge Critiques series,
and a special conference issue of Architecture and Culture.
Barnard Castle |
Dates: 22 Jan – 31 Mar, 2014
The Period Room: Museum, Material, Experience
Since the late 19th century the Period Room has been a consistent
presence in the public museum, and yet over the past 25 years the Period
Room has become a contentious museum object, leading many museums to
question the legitimacy of the Period Room as an effective and
appropriate method of display and interpretation. As dislocated
fragments, often remodelled to fit the spaces of the museum, the Period
Room is, for some, a signifier for the inauthentic, an outmoded method
of display and a representation of unfashionable museum interpretation.
The problems associated with Period Rooms are exacerbated by the fact
that they are large and bulky objects, difficult and expensive to
redisplay or reinterpret. Many museums retain their Period Room
displays, but the recent changes in the perspectives on Period Rooms
have also led a number of museums in the UK, Europe and the USA to
reconsider their continued relevance as museum objects, to dismantle and
deaccession the displays, and in some cases to repatriate the Period
Rooms to their places of origin (if that still exists of course).
This conference, held at the Bowes Museum, which redisplayed its own
collection of Period Rooms in 2007-10, aims to consider the Period Room
from a wide variety of perspectives in order to address some key
questions about Period Rooms and the history of Period Rooms display in
Museums: Should Period Rooms be considered objects in their own right,
or merely 'contexts' for related material? How, and in what ways, did
Period Rooms satisfy ideas of museum interpretation, and how and why did
these attitudes change? What was the role of the evolving frameworks of
national/local heritage in the appearance of Period Rooms in museums?
What were/are the theoretical, technical and aesthetic frameworks for
the display of Period Rooms in museums? How, and in what ways, is the
Period Room different from, or similar to, the Historic Interior?
We invite papers to explore these themes and relationships from a wide
range of perspectives and from a wide range of organisations,
institutions and disciplines.
Themes for consideration may include:
-The processes of the circulation, display and redisplay of Period Rooms
– the dealers, merchants, decorators, collectors, and museum curators
and their roles in the changing taste for the Period Room.
-Case Studies of Period Rooms – the history of specific displays in
museums and other public institutions; their provenance, removal and
reconstruction; display and interpretation.
-The philosophical history of the Period Room as a particular mode of
engagement with the past - as an historical space, as a space of
historical empathy, and as an immersive environment.
-The material and technical aspects of Period Room display; the
challenges of redisplay in museum contexts, what the objects reveal
about the history of their making and the history of museum
-The 'Period Room' in literature, film and visual culture; how was/is the
Period Room/Historic Interior imagined, and what can these perspectives
tell us about how we engage with the Period Room in the museum?
Please send abstracts of no more than 400 words to the conference
Dr Mark Westgarth (School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural
Studies, University of Leeds) firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Jane Whittaker (The Bowes Museum)
Dr Howard Coutts (The Bowes Museum)email@example.com
Closing Date for Abstracts: 31st March 2014.
Palm Springs |
Dates: 01 Feb, 2014
The Architecture & Design Council is pleased to present a lecture, Altered Trajectories, on Saturday, February 1 at 5:30 p.m. by Patricia Patkau, internationally-acclaimed Canadian architect. In conjunction with her partner John Patkau, she founded Patkau Architects in 1979 and since then has been responsible for the design of a wide variety of building types for a diverse range of clients. Their projects vary in scale from gallery installations to urban planning and include private residences, libraries, art galleries, schools, and university buildings. All projects are concerned with the intricacies of local cultures, the specificities of places and the material imaginations of construction.
Her contributions to the practice of architecture have been recognized by numerous awards including the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Gold Medal for Lifetime achievement and membership in the Order of Canada for significant contribution to Canadian culture. She is an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and the Royal Institute of British Architects.
This lecture is free to ADC members; tickets for nonmembers are $15 and available via the museum's Box Office by calling 760-325-4490 or by visiting its web site.
The Architecture and Design Council thanks Modernism Week, sponsor of this lecture, and Palm Springs Life, the exclusive media sponsor of the ADC Evening Lecture Series.
Dates: 22 Jan – 14 Feb, 2014
The Committee for the Lauro De Bosis Lectureship in the History of Italian Civilization at Harvard University invites applications each year for a postdoctoral fellowship in any aspect of Italian culture, history, and society.
Candidates must hold a completed Ph.D. or equivalent degree obtained within the past ten years at the time of application.
The fellowship may be one or two semesters in length, depending on the proposed research project; it carries a stipend of $25,000 for one semester and $50,000 for two semesters.
Fellows are expected to be in residence in Cambridge for the entire period of the appointment, and to use the resources of the University to pursue a project with a substantial Italian component. Fellows may have the opportunity to teach a course or organize a workshop at Harvard, and will be expected to make a seminar presentation of his or her work.
Applicants should submit the application cover page and additional required materials to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 20th each year, for appointments beginning in September or January of the next year. Harvard University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.
SPECIAL NOTE FOR 2014-2015 APPLICANTS: The deadline has been extended to February 14, 2014, to submit applications for a De Bosis Fellowship during the 2014-2015 academic year.
Dates: 17 Jan – 21 Feb, 2014
Thanks to generous funding from the Elios Society, the University Library at California State University, Sacramento is pleased to announce the third of a three-year Library Research Fellowship Program to support the use of the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection by fellows for scholarly research in Hellenic studies while in residence in Sacramento. The Program provides a limited number of fellowships ranging from $500 to $4,000 to help offset transportation and living expenses incurred during the tenure of the awards and is open to external researchers anywhere in the world at the doctoral through senior scholar levels (including independent scholars) working in fields encompassed by the Collection’s strengths who reside outside a 150 mile radius of Sacramento. The term of fellowships can vary between one week and three months, depending on the nature of the research, and for the third year will be tenable from July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015. The fellowship application deadline is February 21, 2014. No late applications will be considered.
Consisting of the holdings of the former Speros Basil Vryonis Center for the Study of Hellenism, the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection is the largest Hellenic collection in the western United States and one of the largest of its kind in the country, currently numbering approximately 75,000 volumes. It comprises a large circulating book collection, journal holdings, electronic resources, non-print media materials, rare books, archival materials, art and artifacts. With its focus on the Hellenic world, the Collection contains early through contemporary materials across the social sciences and humanities relating to Greece, the Balkans, the Ottoman Empire and modern Turkey, and the surrounding region, with particular strengths in Byzantine, post-Byzantine, and Modern Greek studies, including the Greek diaspora. There is a broad representation of over 20 languages in the Collection, with a rich assortment of primary source materials. Since 2009 the collection has experienced particularly dramatic growth through two major gift acquisitions totaling more than 5,000 volumes and miscellaneous other gifts totaling another 4,200 volumes.
New York |
Dates: 23 Jan, 2014
AIA CES: 1 LU
When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM THURSDAY, JANUARY 23
Where: At The Center
Well known for his role as Wright apprentice and historian, Edgar Tafel also maintained a long productive architectural practice in New York. This event celebrates the opening of the Edgar Tafel archive at the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University and will introduce the archive to the architectural community. Speakers will discuss Tafel's two most prominent projects in post-1950 New York: the Church House for the First Presbyterian Church and the SUNY Geneseo campus. The program will also take place in Edgar A. Tafel Hall, named for a person who cared deeply about bringing people together to share ideas and good stories.
Janet Parks, Curator of Drawings and Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University
Tania Franco, Project Archivist, Edgar Tafel Archive
Kimbro Frutiger, Architect, Author, "Edgar Tafel's Religious Work: Design, Traditions, Ethics"
Caroline Zaleski, Author, "Edgar Tafel and SUNY Geneseo: Lessons from Frank Lloyd Wright"
Robert Silman, President Emeritus, Robert Silman Associates
Price: Free for AIA members and students; $10 for non-members
Organized by: Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University and AIANY Historic Buildings Committee
Dates: 15 Mar – 12 Apr, 2014
Saturdays from March 15 through April 12, 2014 9:30am - 12:30pm each week
Glessner House Museum Beidler Room
Have you ever thought about volunteering your time as a docent at the Glessner and Clarke House Museums? Serving as a docent is a great way to share your love of history and architecture with others. In addition, you wil learn a deal about the wonderful architecture and furnishings of the museums, as well as the families and the periods in which they live.
Our 2014 New Docent Training will be held over five consecutive Saturdays with 3-hour sessions each week.
To apply, simply complete a volunteer application available at the "Get Involved" tab on the Glessner House Museum website, or call 312.326.1480 for more information.
Dates: 01 – 30 Mar, 2014
Saturdays and Sundays in March
Adults $18; Youth (10-17 years) $8
Sneak into the “studio” with Tiffany designers Clara Driscoll and Agnes Northup. This living history tour takes you back in time to a re-created late 19th century Tiffany Studios leaded glass workshop. See how leaded glass is constructed into windows and meet the women behind some of Tiffany’s most famous designs.
Ticket includes Museum general admission.
Dates: 24 Feb, 2014
Monday, February 24
Adults $35; Students $10
Inspired by Tiffany’s iconic works on view at the Museum this season, Rembrandt Chamber Players brings you compositions from late 19th century composers, like Benjamin Britten, Charles Griffes, Leo Ornstein, and Sergei Rachmaninoff, who were also inspired by the cultural milieu of the Gilded Age.
Throughout the evening guests will enjoy the following works:
Charles GRIFFES Poem for flute and piano
Britten Six Metamorphoses for oboe
RACHMANINOFF Vocalise for cello and piano
SAINT-SAËNS Sonata for oboe and piano
Leo ORNSTEIN Preludes for cello and piano
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for guests wishing to visit the Museum.
Seating is limited. To reserve, please contact Rembrandt Chamber Players, 312 360 3145, or email email@example.com. For more information about the Rembrandt Chamber Players, please visit RembrandtChamberPlayers.org.