Dates: 28 Feb – 01 Mar, 2014
Light is vital to artistic creation throughout history and across geographic boundaries, whether it is used as a source, treated as physical material, or conceptualized symbolically and theoretically. The 30th Annual Boston University Graduate Student Symposium on the History of Art & Architecture invites submissions that consider the employment and reception of light in art and architecture.
Possible subjects include, but are not limited to, the following: light as metaphor; light as medium; light and technological change; light as symbol; light and conservation; light in ceremony and ritual; the color spectrum of light; light in photography, film, and performance; silhouettes, projections, and other technical processes; representations of light and light sources; the corporeal experience of light; light and built spaces; and the material culture of illumination.
We welcome submissions from graduate students at all stages of their studies, working in any area or discipline.
Papers should be 20 minutes in length and selected speakers will be notified before January 1st. The Symposium will be held Friday, February 28 – Saturday, March 1, 2014, with a keynote lecture (TBD) at the Boston University Art Gallery at the Stone Gallery on Friday evening and graduate presentations on Saturday in the Riley Seminar Room of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Dates: 03 Oct – 06 Dec, 2013
The Minnesota Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians (MNSAH) invites the submission of articles and books on the subject of Minnesota architectural history to the ninth David Stanley Gebhard Award, which honors the late Minnesota-born SAH president and nationally renowned writer, whose subjects included this state’s architectural history.
Books and articles submitted must have been published between July 1, 2011, and June 30, 2013. Submissions must be received no later than December 6, 2013.
Judging will be by a three-judge panel appointed by MNSAH. The winners will be announced and the awards, along with an honorarium, will be presented in spring 2014.
Rules for the award program:
- Only articles or books focusing on some historical aspect of the Minnesota built environment will be considered. The major criterion is how well the book or article strikes a balance between scholarship and accessibility.
- Books and articles submitted must have been published between July 1, 20011, and June 30, 2013.
- There will be separate award categories for articles and books.
- Judges reserve the right to withhold selection of an award if a minimum of three books or five articles are not submitted or if the submissions do not meet the criteria of the Gebhard Award.
- There is no restriction as to the author’s place of residence.
- Applicants should send three copies of the nominated work to:
David Stanley Gebhard Award
c/o Debbra Ford
4701 Chowen Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55410
Materials will not be returned.
- Submissions must be received no later than Decesmber 6, 2013. Earlier submissions are strongly encouraged to allow judges as much review time as possible.
- The award winners will receive an honorarium ($300 for the book, $100 for the article), a one-year membership in MNSAH, and a framed certificate.
St. Paul |
Dates: 11 – 12 Oct, 2013
The fourth annual University of Art History Graduate Student Research Symposium will take place on Oct. 11 and 12th. Jason Felch, award-winning investigative reporter of the Los Angeles Times and co-author of Chasing Aphrodite will offer the keynote lecture at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 11th. Felch will sign copies of his book following his presentation. Graduate student presentations will take place Saturday, Oct. 12th.
Dates: 30 Sep, 2013 – 15 Jan, 2014
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library announces its Research Fellowship
Program for 2014-15, consisting of short- and long-term fellowships open
to academic, independent, and museum scholars, to support advanced study
of American art, culture, and history.
Fellowships include NEH, dissertation, and short-term fellowships.
Fellows have full access to library collections of more than 87,000
volumes and one-half million manuscripts and images, searchable online
at winterthur.org. Fellows may conduct object-based research in the
museum's collections of 90,000 artifacts and artworks made or used in
America to 1860.
Applications are due January 15, 2014.
Dates: 17 – 18 Oct, 2013
17 October, Royal Institute of British Architects, 66 Portland Place, W1B 1AD, 10:00 – 16:30
18 October, John McAslan + Partners Offices, 7-9 William Road, NW1 3ER, 10:00 – 16:00
This conference co-organised by the British Architectural Library and the Victoria & Albert Museum brings together noted UK and international experts including the Canadian Centre for Architecture (Montreal), National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC), and Cité de l’architecture (Paris) who are tackling the shared problem of managing long-term access to digital design records including CAD, BIM, and 3D modelling.
Day one, speakers will assess the current challenges facing offices and collecting institutions and outline current best practices to preserve and share these records as well as suggesting continued collaborations to manage the lack of open-source software and non-proprietary formats.
Day two features site visits to the office of John McAslan + Partners and Central Saint Martins King’s Cross to discover how practitioners and students create and maintain their designs in the virtual environment.
17 October: Students £20 (Proof of ID may be needed upon entry), RIBA Members £40, Non Members £60
18 October: Students £20 (Proof of ID may be needed upon entry), RIBA Members £40, Non Members £60
Advanced booking is essential.
Dates: 26 Sep – 15 Oct, 2013
Deadline: Oct 15, 2013
A Cultural History of Emotions in the Middle Ages:
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
firstname.lastname@example.org by October 15, 2013.
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.
Dates: 04 Nov, 2013
Stepwells are a form of architecture unique to the Indian subcontinent that flourished for a thousand years. Sunk deep into the earth, these underground edifices not only harvested and preserved water, but functioned as civic centers, temples, cool retreats and caravan stops…but they are quickly disappearing from the historic record.
Journalist Victoria Lautman is a frequent traveler to India and former contributing editor for Architectural Record, Metropolitan Home, HG, Art+Auction, and Chicago magazine. In India, she’s written for The Hindu, Architectural Digest, Vogue, and GQ, with Indian-focused articles also appearing in Town & Country, ArchDaily.com and The Huffington Post. Her long-running radio programs were heard on WFMT and WBEZ.
What is a stepwell? See photos of these amazing structures in Victoria’s recent article on ArchDaily.
Make your reservation for this event through the Graham Foundation.
This event is sponsored by Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, AIA Chicago and Society of Architectural Historians
Learning units: 1LU/HSW
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.
Dates: 15 – 16 Nov, 2013
The Archives of American Art announces an upcoming symposium to be held at the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture, in Washington, D.C., on Friday, November 15, 2013, followed by a one-day workshop at the Archives of American Art on Saturday, November 16, 2013.
Dates: 25 Sep – 18 Oct, 2013
The National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE), in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS), offers paid internships in Federal cultural resource program offices and in National Parks, to graduate and undergraduate senior students and recent graduates in academic programs in historic preservation and allied fields such as history, archeology, architecture, and museum studies. Positions will be available this academic year at the National Park Service and the Department of the Interior, in Washington, DC and across the country.
The deadline for applications is October 18, 2013.
New York |
Dates: 25 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.
The deadline for applications is November 12, 2013.
Dates: 17 Oct, 2013
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Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) past-president Dianne Harris will discuss her Graham-funded book, Little White Houses: How the Postwar Home Constructed Race in America (University of Minnesota Press, 2012), during a free lecture at the Graham Foundation on Thursday, October 17, at 6 p.m. In this lecture, Harris will examine textual and visual representations, as well as postwar houses and material culture to uncover the production of an extraordinarily powerful iconographic and cultural field that repeatedly equated ordinary, single-family houses with middle-class and white identities to the exclusion of others, creating an invidious cultural iconography that continues to resonate today. A reception and book signing will follow the lecture. Presented by SAH in partnership with the Graham Foundation.
Dianne Harris is director of the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH) and professor of landscape architecture, architecture, art history and history at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. In addition to her tenure as president of SAH, Harris served as editor-in-chief for SAHARA, a digital image archive funded by the Mellon Foundation and developed by SAH in collaboration with ARTstor. Her research focuses on the relationship between the built environment and the construction of racial and class identities. Focusing on the visual, the material and the spatial, her work consistently seeks answers to questions about the ways representations, objects and the built environment shape social and cultural history. Harris holds a Ph.D. in architectural history from the University of California, Berkeley.
Dates: 03 – 06 Apr, 2014
CFP initial deadline: December 1, 2013
The International Academic Forum in conjunction with its global university partners is proud to announce the Fifth Asian Conference on the Arts and Humanities, to be held from April 3-6 2014, at the Rihga Royal Hotel, & The Osaka International Conference Center, Osaka, Japan.
Dates: 19 – 20 Sep, 2013
Traditional Building Conference Series provides relevant and focused knowledge in a time efficient and intimate setting. Attendees are a “who’s who” in the restoration and renovation community. The conference format provides you an opportunity to network with experts, authors, practitioners, suppliers and your peers to collaborate on solutions for restoration, renovation and traditional building.
SAH will be exhibiting at the conference, so be sure to stop by!
Dates: 10 Nov, 2013
SAH is partnering with the Chicago Humanities Festival
to present "Frank Lloyd Wright's Modern Human," a discussion of Wright's legacy with architect Jeanne Gang
and SAH member Barry Bergdoll
, chief curator of architecture and design at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Their conversation, moderated by University of Illinois architectural historian and SAH member Dianne Harris
, will be informed by (and showcase) the newly available Wright archive, recently acquired by MoMA and Columbia University’s Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library.
The lecture will take place at Northwestern University's Thorne Auditorium, 375 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tickets$15; teachers and students $5. The theme of the 24th Chicago Humanities Festival, which runs October 13, 20 and November 1-10, is Animal: What Makes Us Human? Read More
Dates: 02 Oct, 2013
Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Time: Cocktail reception: 5 pm
Lecture: 6 pm
Location: Logan Center for the Arts
University of Chicago
915 East 60th Street, Chicago
Admission (includes reception and lecture): Preservation Trust members/University of Chicago alumni, faculty and staff/AIA Chicago members/Teachers: $20
Adrian Smith’s extraordinary body of work includes some of today’s most recognizable landmarks such as the Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai and Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, currently the tallest building in the world.
Smith’s practice is defined by the belief that architecture has a unique power to influence our world. Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture is dedicated to the creation of new paradigms for sustainable development. Smith is the mastermind behind an impressive list of projects such as Dancing Dragons, a twin tower scheme in Seoul that redefines super tall residential typologies; the Willis Tower Greening Project + Hotel, designed to reduce energy consumption at Chicago’s former Sears tower; and what will be the world’s first net zero-energy skyscraper, Pearl River Tower, in Guangzhou, China.
Don't miss this opportunity to hear Adrian Smith speak on “Supertall Towers & Green Cities” at the 2013 Thinking into the Future: The Robie House Series on Architecture, Design and Ideas.
Dates: 12 Sep, 2013
Take Me to the River Cruise: Design Along the Chicago River
Please join us for a special opportunity to explore Emerging Chicago design at twilight on the Chicago River aboard Chicago's First Lady to discuss with noted architects and planners the Chicago Riverwalk, Wolf Point, Chicago boathouses, and Chicago river access.
Featured speakers include Michelle Woods, Chicago Department of Transportation, Engineering Division; Carol Ross Barney, Principal, Ross Barney Architects; Gina Ford, Sasaki Associates, Inc; Claire Cahan, Studio Gang Architects; and Tom Kerwin principal, bKl Architecture, LLC.
PRICE: Adults- $95, Members- $85
DATE/TIME: Thursday, September 12th, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
MEET: Chicago's First Lady Boat Dock, southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge, 5:00 p.m.
This program is inspired by the Chicago Architecture Foundation exhibition Take Me to the River, on view at CAF. This special cruise includes catered food and an open bar featuring wine/draft beer/soft drinks and juice paired with great views and professional insight about the emerging design of the Chicago River. Space is limited, reservations must be made in advance.
New York |
Dates: 26 Aug – 01 Dec, 2013
The upcoming deadline for nominations for The Foundation for Landscape Studies book prizes is December 1, 2013.
There are two prizes for publications on landscape and garden design awarded for 2014.
The John Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize is awarded to books published in the last three years that have made a significant contribution to the study and understanding of garden history and landscape design. The David R. Coffin Publication Grant supports the research and publication of a book in the field of landscape studies.
Award recipients will be selected by a jury composed of members of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Landscape Studies. Detailed descriptions of the eligibility requirements and the application procedures for each award may be found at www.foundationforlandscapestudies.com.
The application deadline for both awards is December 1, 2013.
Nominations are welcome from both publisher and authors.
Please submit all inquiries to:
Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, President
Foundation for Landscape Studies
7 West 81st Street
New York, NY 10024
Dates: 20 – 20 Sep, 2013
Aggregate is a collaborative of thirteen historians interpreting architecture from multidisciplinary perspectives. Aggregate members work together to advance architectural research and education by generating scholarship, conducting public events, and publishing material on the history and theory of architecture.