Dates: 05 Nov, 2013
Tuesday, November 5 at 6:00pm
Free for Phila. Chapter SAH members, $5.00 for all others. Checks payable to Phila. Chapter SAH.
Please register for this event with Mary Anne Eves.
Dates: 17 Oct – 20 Dec, 2013
The University of Oregon Department of the History of Art and
Architecture invites papers for its 10th Annual Graduate Student
Research Symposium. This cross-cultural, interdisciplinary symposium
will explore the theme of “the copy,” interpreted in the broadest
sense to include any form of replication, reproduction, or forgery
across all time periods, media and geographic regions. While both the
art market and the art historical discipline have tended to prioritize
the value of the original art object over its copy, an increasingly
globalized society saturated with easily available reproductions in a
variety of media requires us to reconsider the complex relationship
between the copy and its original. Applicants may consider but are not
limited to the cultural, theoretical, historical and commercial
aspects of this topic.
Potential topics may consider:
- Problems of authenticity, originality, authorship, genius and
- Forgeries, counterfeits and the art market
- The copy’s effect on the transmission of artistic ideas, theories and
styles throughout history
- Prints and photographic reproductions
- Cross-cultural reproduction
- Appropriation and the ready-made
- Miraculous icons
- Digital reproduction, piracy and copyright
- Digital art museums
- Art education
For consideration, please submit a 250-300 word abstract and curriculum
vitae as PDF attachments to email@example.com by December 20, 2013.
Selected participants will be notified by January 15, 2014, and the
full paper will be due no later than April 11, 2014.
Dates: 17 Oct, 2013 – 01 Feb, 2014
Design for War and Peace
Thursday 4 to Saturday 6 September 2014
University of Oxford, Department for Continuing Education
Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA
2014, the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, will be an apposite moment in which to reflect upon the relationship of design and craft to conflict. International and interdisciplinary scholarship burgeoned amidst the world conflicts of the twentieth-century and their aftermath. The construction of ‘collective memory’ proposed by Maurice Hallbwachs in The Social Frameworks of Memory 1925 and Marc Bloch’s rebuttal emerged amidst the interwar reassessment of the ‘war to end all wars’ and the ensuing internment of these scholars in the concentration camps of the Second World War. The paradigm shifting analyses of nationalism and identity produced by Benedict Anderson; Eric Hobsbawm; Paul Fussell; Pierre Nora reverberated not only with the long shadow of these world wars, but also the protest and peace movements of the 1968 and post-Vietnam War Era. The objects produced for war and peace offer a vibrant site for examining these debates. Academic scholarship has constellated particularly around ‘fine art’ media (painting, commemorative sculpture, etc.) or conflict landscape archaeology; the critical analysis of the historical evidence of design, craft and material culture is still emerging from technical or statistical data focussed publications or as its role as illustration within theoretical, literary studies and historical scholarship. The roles of digital technologies, oral history as well as site and collection management in enriching and redirecting pedagogic strategies for teaching and researching the history of design for war and peace will be another important strand. This conference would seek to bring together researchers from the many disciplines within design history to develop methodological approaches and explorations of a wider range of objects; a more diverse geography of theatres of conflicts and temporality, juxtaposing the often segregated methodologies war and peace studies.
Individual papers are welcome; proposals of a panel of speakers addressing inter-related themes are also encouraged.
Please send an abstract (no more than 500 words) and a brief CV (one page) by email by 1 February 2014 to warandpeace2014DHS@conted.ox.ac.uk.
Dates: 14 – 28 Nov, 2013
Following the workshop series Art History and Sound: The Listening Art Historian, this lecture series sets out to continue exploring the aural in art history. In three lectures to be held at The Courtauld Institute of Art during the autumn term 2013, art historians working in different areas and media will discuss the topic of sound and art history from a methodological point of view and engage the audience via a relevant expertise they have gained in their particular research field. The lectures will address topics related to both historical and contemporary instances of sound in art history, and present theoretical and methodological inquiries arising from this preoccupation.
Lectures are at 6.00pm in the Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre.
Thursday 14 November
Claudia Tittel (Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena) The Sound Makes the Difference or Sound in Visual Art. Another History of Modern and Contemporary Art
Thursday 21 November
Deborah Howard (University of Cambridge) Architecture and Music in Renaissance Venice
Thursday 28 November
Simon Shaw-Miller (University of Bristol) Marcel Duchamp, Nam June Paik and the Idea of Music
Open to all, free admission
Dates: 17 Oct, 2013
The Rice University School of Architecture (RSA) will offer a Master of Arts and Architecture degree through a postbaccalaureate program to begin in fall 2014.
The two-semester graduate program titled "Present Future" is geared toward students with either professional or undergraduate design degrees, and not necessarily in architecture, according to Albert Pope, the Gus Sessions Wortham Professor of Architecture, who will lead the program during its first two years.
The program’s theme during the first year will be "Next City," as seen through the reality of Hong Kong's New Towns. The Present Future premise is that architects and urban planners need to think less about tearing down and starting over than building upon neighborhoods for which strong parameters have been set by culture and history.
The deadline for applications is Dec. 31. For information about the program, visit http://arch.rice.edu/Fresh-News/NEW-OPTION-3-GRADUATE-PROGRAM/
Dates: 18 Sep – 12 Nov, 2013
Applications are now available online for pre-dissertation grants and postdoctoral fellowships in the second competition of the Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies.
The Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies seeks to maintain the vitality of China Studies in the U.S. through fellowships and grants designed primarily for scholars early in their careers. Studies on and in China have developed over the last 30 years in the United States into a robust field, but current conditions pose daunting problems, especially for scholars just before and just after the dissertation.
Predissertation-Summer Grants, for graduate students who wish to conduct preliminary preparations in China prior to beginning basic research for the dissertation. The grants are for graduate students -- with a Ph.D. prospectus in hand or developing one -- to investigate the research currently underway in Chinese archives and field sites, to establish contact with Chinese scholars, and to secure necessary permissions for their own fieldwork or archival research;
Postdoctoral Fellowships, for scholars who are revising their Ph.D. dissertations for publication or embarking on new research projects.
The deadline for applications is November 12, 2013.
To start your application register at ofa.acls.org/ or click the Online Fellowship Application tab on the program’s page.
More information on the program may be found on the ACLS website at acls.org/programs/china-studies/.
Please send all inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dates: 27 – 27 Oct, 2013
Symposium on architectural, historical and aesthetic features of
Temple Beth El (Springfield, MA) iconic mid-20th-century campus + building, a Percival Goodman design.
Dates: 11 Oct – 31 Dec, 2013
British Waters and Beyond:
The cultural significance of the sea since 1800
Coinciding with a major exhibition - Power of the Sea (April 5 - July
6th) - the Royal West of England Academy is hosting an interdisciplinary one-day symposium in partnership with Oxford Brookes University and Leeds Metropolitan University.
Power of the Sea explores the aesthetic sensibilities of the sea, celebrating its qualities through observed, naturally occurring phenomena, as well as drawing upon the rich cultural legacy of narratives, metaphors and allegories with which it is associated. Work by contemporary artists will be shown alongside that of 19th and 20th century British painters (including Turner, Constable, John Brett and Paul Nash), a fertile period of artistic expression embracing Romanticism, naturalism and abstraction.
Since the beginning of the 19th century, the sea has been an important focus for painters and writers who relished the challenge of working directly from nature, often in inhospitable conditions. Some have made scientific studies of the movements of the waves; others have concentrated on the human costs of storms at sea, either in their direct effects on the shipwrecked or in their impact on those left behind on shore. Such work has gained a new urgency in recent years with concerns about climate change and rising sea levels.
This symposium aims to expand on the themes of the exhibition encompassing the wider context of the seas around the British Isles.
While the centre of gravity will remain the visual arts, and the arts of Britain in particular, we welcome papers that will consider the conceptualisation of the sea and the ocean from an interdisciplinary perspective.
This symposium seeks to create dialogue between practising artists, curators, writers, academics and students from disciplines including visual arts, cultural theory, geography, history and literature.
Proposals for papers are invited on the following broad themes but not limited to these:
- The sea as metaphor and cradle for the imagination: cultural
representations by artists, writers and musicians
- Maritime communities: past, present and future
- Gendering/sexing the sea
- From coast to coast: the sea as a place rather than a space; its
power to link communities and to transform social relations
- Trade and empire: the politics of the sea, travel, migration, slavery
- The science of the sea: renewable energy and climate change; ecology
Proposals: 250 word abstracts for 20 minute papers, by December 31st
Proposals should be emailed to email@example.com
For further information please contact:
Joel Edwards, RWA Learning and Resources manager:
firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr Robert Burroughs, School of Cultural Studies and Humanities, Leeds Metropolitan University:
Dates: 11 Oct – 13 Dec, 2013
Leeds, March 21 - 22, 2014
Deadline: Dec 13, 2013
The descriptive terms ‘decorative’ and ‘ornamental’ are in many ways
synonymous with superfluity and excess; they refer to things or
modalities that are ‘supplementary’ or ‘marginal’ by their very
nature. In the West, such qualitative associations in made objects
intersect with long-standing and inter-related philosophical
oppositions between ‘form’ and ‘matter’, ‘body’ and ‘surface’, the
‘proper’ and the ‘cosmetic’. Accordingly, this has weighed both on
determinations of value in artistic media, and on the inflexions of
related histories – particularly histories of ‘non-Western’ art,
design and culture, where a wide range of decorative traditions are
deemed unworthy of critical attention.
Yet such frameworks are no more historically stable than they are
culturally universal. To take one very clear and ‘central’
counter-example, decoration in some strands of Renaissance
architectural theory (Filarete, Alberti) emerged as a rigorous
codification of meaning, as an essentially functional (political)
language. In many ways the history of ornament may itself be seen as a
process of marginalisation of such ways of thinking, and the
separation of ornament from any form of social practice.
This two-day conference seeks to explore the various ways in which
ornament might be regarded as itself productive of its objects and
sites. How might the technologies, techniques, and materials of
ornament be related to the conception and transformation of modes of
object-making? How might ornament be understood to inform its objects,
disrupting the spatial categories of ‘surface’ and ‘structure’, and
the temporal models in which ornament ‘follows’ making? What are the
relations between ornament and representation, and what is at stake in
the conventional oppositions between these categories? What are the
roles of ornament in larger dynamics of copying, hybridisation and
appropriation between things? In what ways have practices and thinking
on ornament staged cultural encounters, and engendered larger
epistemological and social models?
The conference will explore the production of ornament across a broad
range of historical and geographical contexts. We invite proposals
from researchers and postgraduates working in any discipline, as well
as practitioners, conservators and curators. Proposals of no more than
300 words, along with a CV, should be sent to Dr Richard Checketts and
Dr Lara Eggleton at email@example.com by Friday the
13th of December 2013.
Dates: 12 Oct, 2013 – 05 Jan, 2014
The Department of Art History at the University of California, Riverside, announces the creation of a PhD program in art history. It is now accepting applications for students enrolling in the fall of 2014.
The Art History department at UCR has long had a successful MA program, and is now expanding it to offer the PhD as well. The MA program will remain intact, and the department will now accept applications from students wishing to pursue either the MA or the PhD. The department trains students wishing to pursue careers in academia, museums, and other arts and cultural institutions.
The department focuses on modern and early modern art in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Within these areas, it has particular strengths in sculpture, architecture, and photography, with many of its faculty recognized leaders in their fields. It supports interdisciplinary study within the department and in conjunction with other departments on campus. The program draws on the strengths of the University of California system and the many arts institutions in the Los Angeles area. It has excellent relationships with the major museums in the Los Angeles region, and is closely affiliated with the UCR/California Museum of Photography, which houses a renowned collection of photographs.
For more information, please visit http://www.arthistory.ucr.edu.
Dates: 08 – 08 Mar, 2014
The California Design Research Group
Graduate Student Colloquium—UC Berkeley, Saturday, March 8th, 2014.
The California Design Research Group announces its inaugural biannual graduate student colloquium, to be held March 8, 2014. The colloquium is open to all graduate students in accredited master's or doctoral programs in the United States and abroad, whose primary research concerns Californian architecture, landscape architecture, and design taken in the broadest sense.
Eight to ten students will be invited to present twenty-minute papers drawn from their master’s thesis or dissertation. A senior scholar will respond to each cluster of presentations. Papers must be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word or PDF format, and should include the entire text of the paper, representative images, and be limited to 2,000 words. A cover sheet with the student’s name, academic affiliation and level, postal address, telephone number, and email address should precede the paper.
Participating students will receive hotel accommodation for two nights and funding toward travel expenses determined on an individual basis. A reception will follow the colloquium.
The California Design Research Group comprises scholars in the University of California system whose research concerns Californian architecture, landscape architecture, and design.
Greg Castillo, Margaret Crawford, Andrew Shanken, and Marc Treib
November 1, 2013: Papers should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and must be received no later than 12 a.m. Pacific Standard Time.
January 1, 2014: Announcement of the accepted papers.
For further information, email email@example.com.
Miami Beach |
Dates: 09 Oct – 31 Dec, 2013
The Wolfsonian-Florida International University is a museum and research
center that promotes the examination of modern visual and material culture.
The focus of the Wolfsonian collection is on North American and European
decorative arts, propaganda, architecture, and industrial and graphic
design of the period 1885-1945. The collection includes works on paper
(including posters, prints and design drawings), furniture, paintings,
sculpture, glass, textiles, ceramics, lighting and other appliances, and
many other kinds of objects. The Wolfsonian’s library has approximately
50,000 rare books, periodicals, and ephemeral items.
The Wolfsonian has significant resources for the study of American culture
and politics. The Wolfsonian’s holdings of material from American world’s
fairs, including publications, ephemera and objects, is among the richest
and broadest anywhere in the country. Both the Arts & Crafts movement and
industrial design in the US are well-represented by objects and rare
publications. The Wolfsonian, in addition, has many objects – including
fine arts, ceramics, textiles, posters, prints, and mural studies for
public buildings – produced under the auspices of New Deal agencies.
Other collection strengths include propaganda from the First and Second
World Wars; publications relating to the physical culture movement in the
US; rare books and journals about decorative arts, architecture, and city
planning; graphic art and illustration from the American left; travel
advertising, especially for railroads; trade catalogs; and several
collections of architectural plans and renderings.
The Wolfsonian’s library has a large collection of publications relating to
the physical culture movement in the United States. These include fitness
and nudist magazines, advertisements for health resorts, and books about
exercise, nutrition, and health.
Besides material from the United States, the Wolfsonian also has extensive
holdings from the Great Britain, Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands. There
are also smaller but significant collections of materials from a number of
other countries, including Austria, Czechoslovakia, France, Japan, the
former Soviet Union and Hungary.
Fellowships are intended to support full-time research, generally for a
period of three to five weeks. The program is open to holders of master’s
or doctoral degrees, Ph.D. candidates, and to others who have a significant
record of professional achievement in relevant fields. Applicants are
encouraged to discuss their project with the Fellowship Coordinator prior
to submission to ensure the relevance of their proposals to the
The application deadline is December 31, for residency during the 2014-2015
Dates: 09 Oct, 2013
The Environmental Design Archives (EDA) at the University of California, Berkeley is pleased to announce the completion of a 12-month project funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) (http://www.archives.gov/nhprc/
The project titled: Living and Learning: The Architecture of Housing and Schools – Providing Access to the Records of Two Architects resulted in the archival processing of the Ernest J. Kump and Charles Warren Callister collections spanning the years 1928-2007.
These records have been arranged, described, preserved, and are now available for research. Information and user-friendly project indexes are available on the EDA website (www.ced.berkeley.edu/cedarchives/
) through the list of collections. Complete finding aids are available on the Online Archive of California (www.oac.cdlib.org
In addition to the published finding aid, an innovative use of Google mapping was implemented to highlight Kump’s numerous educational projects around the world. Given that most architectural collections contain large quantities of slides, a visual index of project slides was developed by Visual Resources Librarian Jason Miller to facilitate research and selection for future digitization. To view this map and the slide index, please visit his information page on the Environmental Design website at http://www.ced.berkeley.edu/cedarchives/profiles/KumpJr.html
Architects Ernest J. Kump (1911-1999) and Charles Warren Callister (1917-2008) left a significant legacy on the cultural landscape locally, nationally, and internationally in the areas of housing and education. These two collections are comprised of more than 300 linear feet including more than 500 tubes and contain sketches, personal notebooks, lectures, correspondence, drawings, photographs, and project files, provide a wealth of material that encourages understanding of the design aesthetic of the era and supports increasing scholarly interest in educational buildings, multi-unit residencies, midcentury design, and regional modernism.
Dates: 18 – 20 Oct, 2013
The Marion Dean Ross, Pacific Northwest Chapter of the SAH (MDR/SAH) will be holding its Annual Meeting and Conference in Salem, Oregon from October 18-20. The theme of the gathering is The Willamette River Valley: Settlers and Founders. Highlights of the conference include a panel discussion on the state of the Willamette Valley's Settlement-Era Homesteads, which were recently named to Oregon's "Most Endangered" list; paper sessions by our members; and tours of locally significant sites including the Oregon State Hospital, made nationally famous as the setting for the movie of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
The Chapter's Board recently awarded the second set of research grants named for prominent architectural historian and stalwart chapter member Elisabeth Walton Potter. This year, awards went to Professor Anne Marshall of Moscow, Idaho for her work titled Indigenous Architecture: Creating The Museum At Warm Springs and to Liz Carter of Eugene, Oregon for Mid-nineteenth Century Dwellings of Oregon's Black Pioneers: A Brief Historical Context.
A full program and registration form for the Salem Conference is available at the Chapter Website at www.sahmdr.org. For more on MDR/SAH events and members, see the Chapter Blog at sahmdr.wordpress.com.
Chestnut Hill, 02467 |
Dates: 09 Oct – 31 Dec, 2013
_Religion and the Arts_, a scholarly journal from Boston College seeks book reviewers and manuscript reviewers in the fields of Religion and Architecture, from all periods. Prospective reviewers should have an active research or writing agenda and have completed a doctorate or other terminal degree; clergy and secondary school teachers are welcome. Please email a cv and brief description of your interests to James Najarian, editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates: 28 Sep, 2013 – 05 Jan, 2014
Developed as three mini-exhibitions in one, these explorations into fashion, architecture, and product design illustrate the range of work in the museum’s architecture and design collection. The practitioners presented—fashion designer Issey Miyake, architect Greg Lynn, and designers Scholten & Baijings—are at the forefront of their respective fields and well known for using research, experimentation, and innovation to drive new forms of architecture and design.
Dates: 11 Oct, 2013
The About Face symposium will bring together a number of building enclosure experts from around the country with SARUP faculty in order to foster a conversation about a range of contemporary enclosure issues from aesthetics to performance to construction. The title, About Face, refers to both the intention of the symposium, to present work and discuss the face and enclosure of buildings, and also a desire to reorient the broader disciplinary conversation and address issues that are at the forefront of research and application. This symposium is cosponsored by Jones Lang LaSalle.
St. Andrews |
Dates: 02 Oct – 27 Nov, 2013
The School of Art History of the University of St Andrews announces its Research Seminar programme for the Autumn of 2013.
Unless indicated otherwise, all seminars take place in the Old Union Diner, Butts Wynd entrance, around the corner from the School at 79 North Street, and start at 4.15pm.
Pamela Robertson (The Hunterian / University of Glasgow): C.R. Mackintosh, Architect: A New Investigation
Iain Buchanan (University of Auckland): “The Four Winds”: The House and Collection of the Antwerp Print Publisher Hieronymus Cock (1518-1570)
Tom Nichols (University of Glasgow):Titian and the End of the Venetian Renaissance
MGCI 9th Annual Public Lecture: 6pm, Buchanan Lecture Theatre:
Derek Gillman (Barnes Foundation Philadelphia): The Barnes Collection: In and Out of Context
Martin Padget (Aberystwyth University): Paul Strand and the American Southwest
Joint seminar with the Reformation Studies Institute: 5.15pm, Old Class Library, St John’s House, South Street:
Christine Göttler (Universität Bern): Environments of Art and Prayer at the Bavarian Court in Munich, circa 1600: The Miraculous Lives of a Vesperbildt ascribed to Quinten Massys
Staff - Student Seminar:
Ulrike Weiss (staff): The Queen in Trousers: Caroline Matilda of Denmark (1751-1775) on Horseback
Kristen Adlhoch (student): Plastic Light: Abstract Photography, Film and Intermedia Between the Wars
All welcome, no registration necessary. Refreshments will be served afterwards.
Dates: 07 Oct – 01 Nov, 2013
The International Making Cities Livable Council is an interdisciplinary, international network of individuals and cities dedicated to making our cities and communities more livable.
Dates: 01 Oct, 2014 – 30 Sep, 2015
ARCE administers research fellowships for students enrolled in doctoral programs at North American universities, and for American post-doctoral scholars and professionals affiliated with universities and research institutions worldwide.
ARCE Fellowships are awarded for a minimum of three months and a maximum of twelve months depending on the funding source. Fellowships provide sufficient funding to cover round-trip air transportation, a living allowance, mentoring and a home base in Egypt for doctoral candidates in the all-but-dissertation stage and senior scholars conducting more advanced research.
Post-doctoral scholars are invited to indicate their interest in serving as the ARCE Scholar-in-Residence on the fellowship application. The Scholar-in-Residence may serve for a period up to 12 months depending on the length of his/her fellowship. In addition to conducting his/her research, s/he agrees to advise junior scholars and organize a workshop, conference, or other scholarly activity in consultation with the Director. An additional modest per diem is available for the Scholar-in-Residence for these concurrent duties. Interested and qualified candidates are identified during the Fellowship Committee Meeting and recommendations made to the ARCE Director, who makes the final selection.