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  • Beginning in August 2014, The Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke University will offer a Master’s Degree in Historical and Cultural Visualization.

    Durham | Dates: 05 Feb, 2014

    Beginning in August 2014, The Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke University will offer a Master’s Degree in Historical and Cultural Visualization.

    The 18-month program integrates historical disciplines and the study of cultural artifacts with digital visualization techniques for the analysis and presentation of research. The program builds on courses and well-developed strengths at Duke University, and requires 10 courses over three semesters in addition to summer research. Students affiliate with an existing faculty research initiative, from which they will develop their own independent research project for the M.A. thesis. Common themes that unite the various projects are the visualization of process, the representation of change over time, recontextualizing displaced objects and object biographies.

    The M.A. prepares students for future work in such fields as public history, city planning and architectural design, cultural heritage, museum exhibition design and visualization-based journalism, and provides a springboard for more advanced study in art history, archaeology, architectural history and visual studies.

    The ideal candidate seeks engagement with the Digital Humanities, and conceptualizes digital visualization as a way of doing research. The program encourages applicants from across the Humanities and Social Sciences, whether from stablished disciplines, such as history, archaeology, and art history, or emerging fields of study, such as spatial history, media arts & sciences, and cultural geography.

  • World-Renowned Architect Juhani Pallasmaa to Lecture Feb. 19, 2014

    San Diego | Dates: 19 Feb, 2014
    NewSchool of Architecture and Design (NSAD) announces a public lecture and discussion Feb. 19 by world-renowned Finnish architect, educator and critic Juhani Pallasmaa. The 1999 recipient of the International Union of Architects’ Jean Tschumi Prize for architectural criticism, Pallasmaa has written and lectured extensively throughout the world for more than 40 years on architecture and the visual arts, on environmental psychology, and on cultural philosophy. Since 2008, he has served on the jury for the Pritzker Prize for Architecture. The two scheduled events, free and open to the public, will take place at the NSAD auditorium, 1249 F Street in San Diego. The events include:
    • A public lecture on "Landscapes of Architectural Education: Architecture, Knowledge and Existential Wisdom" is scheduled for 6 p.m., Feb. 19. Priority seating available for the NSAD community and those who register for the public lecture event. A reception and book signing will follow. Please register at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/juhani-pallasmaa-architect-educator-and-critic-tickets-10402934457
    • A Feb. 19 discussion from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. with Pallasmaa and Michael A. Arbib, a University of Southern California professor, on the topic of “Hand and Symbol: A Dialogue between Architecture and the Science of the Brain.” The event will be moderated by Eduardo Macagno, a professor with a specialty in neurobiology at the University of California, San Diego. Arbib and Macagno both serve on the Board of Directors of the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture, a group with ties to NSAD. One of the Academy’s founders is NSAD Professor and Dean Emeritus Gilbert Cooke. Cooke, who also serves on the group’s Board of Directors, teaches a class at NSAD with Macagno on neuroscience and architecture. Members of the public are requested to register for this event at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/hand-and-symbol-a-dialogue-between-architecture-the-science-of-the-brain-tickets-10499352847

    Pallasmaa, whose titles include Architect SAFA, Hon. FAIA, Int FRIBA, Professor Emeritus, was dean and professor of architecture at the School of Architecture, Helsinki University of Technology from 1991-98. He has held visiting chairs of architecture at many institutions in the Americas and Europe, most recently at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture in Taliesin West and at the American Academy in Rome. Pallasmaa is the author and editor of numerous books, including The Embodied Image (2011), The Thinking Hand (2009), Encounters: Architectural Essays (2006), The Aalto House (2003), Juhani Pallasmaa: Sensuous Minimalism (2002), The Architecture of Image (2001), The Villa Mairea (1998), The Eyes of the Skin (1996), and The Melnikov House (1996). The Eyes of the Skin, in particular, has become a standard text in studios and seminars around the world.   
      
    Pallasmaa’s architectural practice spans projects in urban design, building design, exhibition design, product design and graphic design. His built works can be found in Finland, France, Slovenia, Russia, Ethiopia, China, and the United States. Awards for his architectural work include the 2009 Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Finnish State Architecture Award, the Helsinki City Culture Award, the Fritz Schumacher Prize, and the Russian Federation of Architecture Award. Pallasmaa is an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and an Honorary Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects. 

    About NewSchool of Architecture and Design
    Located in downtown San Diego, NewSchool of Architecture and Design (NSAD) prepares students for career success in design fields through an emphasis on interdisciplinary and global design skills, industry collaborations and real-world projects. The school’s programs include architecture, construction management, product design and interior design. The school also offers programs in digital media arts, game art, game programming and animation. For the past two years, DesignIntelligence has ranked NSAD among the top 10 undergraduate architecture schools in the western United States in its publication “America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools.” The school’s design environment provides inspiration for the school’s students and faculty, recognized for their work regionally and internationally, and NSAD students are prepared to work in a global and diverse work environment through the school’s collaborations with award-winning schools around the world such as Domus Academy in Milan, Italy and Media Design School in Auckland, New Zealand.  NSAD is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), a national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, and NSAD’s Bachelor of Architecture, Master of Architecture and Executive Master of Architecture programs are accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). http://www.newschoolarch.edu/.

  • Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management (SEI) 2014

    Urbana-Champaign | Dates: 10 – 13 Jun, 2014

    The Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management (SEI) is a joint project of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF). SEI seeks to provide information professionals with a substantive educational and professional development opportunity focused on digital imaging, the information and experience needed to stay current in a rapidly changing field, and the opportunity to create a network of supportive colleagues.

    SEI 2014 will be held June 10-13 at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. This intensive three and a half-day workshop will feature a curriculum that specifically addresses the requirements of today’s visual resources and image management professionals. Expert instructors will cover:

    • Intellectual Property Rights
    • Digital Imaging and Digital Preservation
    • Metadata and Cataloging
    • Project Management
    • Professional Growth and Development

    SEI is open to all individuals interested in visual resources and image management. New professionals, current library school students and more experienced professionals interested in updating their skill sets will benefit from SEI. Participants may include:

    • Information, Library, and Museum Professionals
    • Digital Collection Managers
    • Visual Resources Professionals
    • Art and Architecture Librarians
    • Current Graduate Students and recent graduates
    Participants in SEI 2014 will receive a Certificate of Completionfrom ARLIS/NA-VRAF, signed by the ARLIS/NA president and the VRA Foundation chair.

  • NPS/NCPE Historic Preservation Internships Summer 2014

    Dates: 04 – 28 Feb, 2014

    The internship program offers undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to gain practical experience in cultural resource management programs in the National Park Service headquarters, field offices, and parks, and in other federal agencies.

    Working under the direction of experienced historic preservation professionals, students undertake short-term research and administrative projects. Students learn about and contribute to the national historic preservation programs and the federal government’s preservation and management of historic properties.

    The short-term internships are available in the summer and during the school year. The internship program is operated jointly with the National Council for Preservation Education.

    Contact Guy Lapsley, Technical Preservation Services, for more information.

  • Symposium: Heritage and the Arab Spring

    Washington | Dates: 28 Feb, 2014

    An international symposium and roundtable
    February 28, 2014, 9:30 am–5:30 pm
    Conference room, Freer Gallery of Art

    The Arab Spring has launched political shifts that were once considered impossible. The movement also has increased global awareness of the power of social movements and the potential of technology and social media as agents of large-scale change. At the same time, the human cost in some places, notably Syria, has been extraordinarily high and continues to climb. Moreover, damage to important historical monuments and urban centers and the looting of archaeological sites has led some to call the Arab Spring a “Dark Autumn” for cultural heritage.

    This event brings together archaeologists, anthropologists, architects, architectural historians, and preservation specialists to explore the role of cultural heritage in a new and shifting Middle East. Rather than simply mourning the loss of important objects and buildings or proposing means to save them, the goal of this symposium is to ask difficult and unresolved questions concerning the heritage enterprise. In particular, the event will explore our desire to hold on to monuments and remnants of the past during an era of great upheaval and uncertainty.

    This symposium is organized by Michele Lamprakos, University of Maryland, College Park, and Nancy Um, Binghamton University. It is cosponsored by the American Institute for Yemeni Studies, Council of American Overseas Research Centers, Harpur College Dean’s Office, Binghamton University, and the School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, University of Maryland, College Park.

    Speakers include:
    • Lisa Ackerman, World Monuments Fund
    • Emma Cunliffe, Durham University and UK Committee of the Blue Shield
    • Rosa de Jorio, University of North Florida
    • Najwa Adra, New York University
    • Nathalie Peutz, New York University Abu Dhabi
    • Heghnar Watenpaugh, University of California, Davis
    • Kareem Ibrahim, Takween Integrated Community Development
    • Meinolf Spiekermann, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GIZ (GmbH)
    • Diane Singerman, American University
    • Nasser Rabbat, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    This event is free and open to the public.
    Early RSVPs are recommended but not required.
    To RSVP, contact events@caorc.org.

  • CFP: 2014 MESA Annual Meeting

    Washington | Dates: 04 – 15 Feb, 2014
    This panel proposes to discuss the opportunities, constraints, intentions, and consequences -- planned and not -- of the digitization of materials about and/or from the Middle East and Muslim societies. Digital resources have been steadily growing in the last decade and will continue to proliferate in the future. Enveloped within the larger rubric of "Digital Humanities," digital projects are most often read as philanthropic. Rightfully praised for increasing researchers' ability to access resources that once were reached only via travel - often prohibitive in cost and/or accessibility - or preserving materials no longer extant, one should also be aware of who or what is driving any given project. Digitization projects often escape the rigors of traditional academic evaluation. Digital projects are most often accepted at face value with little thought given to the conditions that led to their formation. Is this a simplified reading of the digital process? Some of the issues that should be considered when examining any digitization project, and its output, relate to the political, religious, and socio-economic climates of the Middle East writ large. One must critically think about the impact of digitization particularly in terms of the production of knowledge: who asserts the technology field and who drives the digitization projects? Are Middle East and Islamic institutions a participant in the process? What impacts the means of production, the control of information, and what are the implications? Papers are welcome to address any aspect of the digitization of Islamic and/or Middle East materials. Please e-mail your name, e-mail address, academic affiliation and a 300-400 word abstract by the deadline.
  • 2014 AASL Frances Chen Travel Award

    Dates: 04 – 14 Feb, 2014

    Purpose

    The Frances Chen AASL Conference Travel Award is intended to encourage attendance and participation in the AASL annual conference in order to support the professional development goals of librarians employed in academic architecture libraries in the United States and Canada. The upcoming conference will be held in Miami, FL, April 10-12, 2014.

     

    Frances Chen, the long-time Librarian at Princeton University's School of Architecture, died in September 2008 after an illness.  Frances was an active and ebullient member of AASL for many years. At our annual conferences, her regular presence added fun (and a colorful wardrobe!) as well as wise judgment to our deliberations. Frances loved traveling with friends around the world and also exploring the areas where AASL meetings were held. Wishing to appropriately remember Frances, the AASL membership and executive board decided to name this travel award in her honor.

     

    Award

    $500 (disbursed to the recipient following the annual meeting after the post-conference report is received by the Awards Committee Chair).

     

    Eligibility

    1)    Any current AASL member who has belonged to the organization for a period of three years or less or any current AASL member who is a first time conference attendee is eligible to apply.

    2)    Applicants must be professionals employed as an information or visual resources specialist serving faculty and students in a school of architecture.

     

    Guidelines

    Prior to the deadline applicants must submit:

    1)    a completed online application form
    2)    a current résumé to the AASL Awards Committee Chair Elizabeth Schaub: eschaub@austin.utexas.edu

    Requirements

    1)    The recipient of the award must confirm in writing via e-mail that s/he is able to meet the requirement of full conference attendance.

    2)    The recipient of the award will submit a brief post-conference report for posting on the AASL Website. The report should outline conference activities and experiences and include an account of how the award supported professional development goals.

     

    Deadline

    Friday, February 14, 2014, 12AM PST.

  • Partners in Training Initiative– Call for Proposals

    Dates: 04 Feb – 01 Apr, 2014

    HPEF is launching a new initiative, Partners in Training, to further its mission of providing training opportunities on technical topics associated with preservation technology. This initiative has been developed in response to cuts in public funding for preservation training, and seeks to replicate the success HPEF has enjoyed working with other educational institutions and organizations that share its passion for the technical aspects of preservation.

    In this initial round of funding for Partners in Training, HPEF is inviting educational institutions and nonprofit organizations to submit training proposals that address specialized topics associated with technical aspects of preservation projects. Applicants should review the HPEF website (www.hpef.us) for information on previous initiatives of the Foundation. Some have been undertaken with non-traditional and cross-disciplinary partners, while others have provided in-depth training on narrowly defined materials or building types.

    HPEF’s goals for this inaugural Partners in Training initiative are to:

    • Support technical preservation training and educational efforts for the public sector as well as for educational institutions and non-profit organizations
    • Continue a successful tradition of partnering with educational institutions and non-profit organizations to deliver technical preservation training
    • Continue to provide high-quality and focused symposia and conferences on topics timely to the technical preservation community
    • Leverage HPEF’s experience and organizational stability to support new and unique training opportunities

    The applicant’s teaming with secondary organizations, including other public, private and non-profit organizations, is encouraged if this supports the primary goals of the proposal.

    The Partnership
    Following a model that has proven successful in past endeavors, HPEF’s contribution will include administrative and initial financial support (seed money to fund initial tasks, handling of registration and financial functions associated with the event, and assumption of financial risk). Administrative support includes participation in event planning, registration functions, and, as appropriate, assistance in online publication of materials prepared for the event.

    The successful applicant will assume all other responsibilities including marketing; coordination of onsite aspects associated with the venue; project budget; and staffing, including at event to meet onsite needs.

    Grant Stipulations
    HPEF will award grant(s) ranging from $5,000 – $20,000, representing a maximum of 50% of the total project cost.
    The proposed project must be implemented in 2014 or 2015.

    Qualifications

    1. Proposed project must represent an important or emerging technical preservation topic not fully addressed by others.
    2. Proposed project must be unique from ongoing programs (ex., annual meetings of organization).
    3. The applicant’s and organization’s previous successful experience planning and implementing events of similar structure and scale must be demonstrated.
    4. The person who will assume the primary role in design and implementation of the initiative must be identified and qualified (Initiative Chair).
    5. The commitment of the primary institution or organization and any key partners must be demonstrated.
    6. Proposed budget must be reasonable and realistic.
    7. Preference will be given to projects that are matched with public funds.

    Submittals
    The following materials are to be submitted electronically to submissions@hpef.us by 12:00 AM on April 1, 2014.

    1. Project Narrative
      1. Proposal Description: goal, need, approach, preliminary identification of partners and participants
      2. Overview of institution or organization making application
      3. Resume of Initiative Chair
    2. Preliminary Budget and Schedule
    3. Letters of Intent
      1. From primary institution(s) and partners
      2. From key participants (speakers)
    4. Budget
      1. Total budget for proposed project identifying all project costs, registration fees, etc.
      2. Identification of source and amount of any potential funding sources

    Schedule
    Proposals are to be submitted in a single pdf file by 12:00 a.m., April 1, 2014. Following HPEF’s preliminary review, notice of intent to fund, request for additional information, or notice of non-award will be given on/about June 1, 2014.

    For additional information, please contact submissions@hpef.us.

  • IASTE 2014 Conference

    Kuala Lumpur | Dates: 14 – 17 Dec, 2014
    IASTE 2014 Conference
    14th to 17th December 2014
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    The fourteenth conference of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments (IASTE) will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from December 14-17, 2014. The theme of the conference is "Whose Tradition?"

    IASTE is an academic, non-profit association based at the University of California at Berkeley concerned with the cross-cultural study of traditional dwellings and settlements. Since 1988, its activities have included the publication of a semi-annual journal, Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review, and an ongoing Working Paper Series. IASTE's conferences, held every two years, have been held at locations as varied as Beirut and Portland, and have considered themes related to sustainability, development debates, and issues of culture and identity. Each conference has included over 100 speakers from nearly 40 countries and a wide range of academic disciplines, and has been attended by nearly 400 participants.

    "Whose Tradition?" is the theme of the fourteenth conference of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments (IASTE) to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from December 14-17, 2014. In examining themes of authorship and subjectivity, this conference will seek to uncover in what manner, for what reason, by whom, to what effect, and during what intervals traditions have been deployed with regard to the built environment. Our current period of globalization has led to the flexible reinterpretation of traditions via the mass media for reasons of power and profit. A proliferation of environments adopt traditional forms of one place and period in a completely different contextual setting, while new design traditions may privilege image over experience. At the same time, the advent of new mobile technologies with the power to compress and distort traditional configurations of space and time has allowed for the flourishing of new, empowering practices. Such practices have led to new traditions of urban resistance and uprisings that travel fluidly between such diverse locales as Sao Paolo and Istanbul, Madrid and Cairo, and give voice to certain populations previously excluded. Questions of power, the other, and changing configurations of time and space will open up discussions of the ways in which traditional practices shape the histories and futures of built environments. Papers will explore the following themes: Who: Power and the Construction of Traditions; What: Place and the Anchoring of Traditions; Where: Mobility and the Reimagination of Traditions.

    Scholars from relevant disciplines are invited to submit a 500-word abstract and short biography by February 17, 2014. Submission details are available online at: http://iaste.berkeley.edu/

    Inquiries should be directed to IASTE 2014 Conference, Center for Environmental Design Research, 390 Wurster Hall #1839, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-1839, USA. Phone: 510.642.6801, fax: 510.643.5571, e-mail: iaste@berkeley.edu.

    Please find the 2014 Call for Abstracts here:
    http://iaste.berkeley.edu/conferences/105.html

    Please distribute to interested colleagues and students. Kindly note that the deadline for submission of abstracts for consideration is February 17, 2014. Please visit our website for detailed instructions on abstract submissions:
    http://iaste.berkeley.edu/iaste/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/2013/09/IASTE-2014-Abstract-Submission-Process.pdf 
  • Getty Publications Launches Virtual Library, Providing Free Online Access to Hundreds of Backlist Titles

    Dates: 03 Feb, 2014
    Getty Publications has launched a Virtual Library, providing free online access to more than 250 of its backlist titles. The books are available to read online or download as PDFs.

    The publications, the earliest of which dates from 1966, span the Getty’s rich publishing history, and include collection catalogues that highlight masterpieces from Getty collections, translations of groundbreaking texts on the visual arts, essential works of art historical research, exhibition catalogues, journals, and publications that serve as key resources in the conservation of the world’s cultural heritage. The Virtual Library includes titles published by the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Research Institute. Titles will be added to the Virtual Library on an ongoing basis.

    The titles are fully searchable and most of them are accompanied by a description, a table of contents, and author biographies. Links are provided to help locate a print edition in a local library through WorldCat and to purchase books that are still available for sale.

  • CFP: Descriptions of Architecture and Interiors in Literature (Zurich, 23-24 Oct 14)

    Zurich | Dates: 03 – 28 Feb, 2014

    "A Dialogue of the Arts: The Relationship of Exterior and Interior: Descriptions of Architecture and Interiors in Literature of Early Modern Times to the Present“

    During the earlier conferences of 2010 and 2012, which dealt with „Descriptions of Architecture in Literature of Early Modern Times to the Present” respectively „Descriptions of Interior Design in Literature of Early Modern Times to the Present“, the third conference is devoted to the relationship of architectural interior and exterior aspects and this again relying on literature of different languages from Early Modern Times to the present. The first two conferences have shown us that literary descriptions of different times and languages witness the time in which they are written: They are on the one hand an important contribution for understanding the development of methods, on the other hand they can disclose new interdisciplinary dialogues. The presentations and the following publication of the foregoing conference have shown clearly that literary texts of different genres like prose, poetry, travelogues, diaries as well as letters and other categories are door openers not only for new art historian perceptions, but also can give hints to new methods of our discipline. This means not only the breaking up of the periodical conception of history of art, but also the architectural and spatial categories defined by history of art.

    These are also the intentions of the third conference, dedicated to the relation of inside and outside of architecture in literary descriptions. How far and how deep literary descriptions can scrutinize the methods of art history and in which extent this will be possible.

    Furthermore the conference is interested in papers showing new perspectives for the discipline, being able to engage and continue new dialogues for the different shifts of time and genres.

    We particularly encourage the submission of proposals that crosscut cultural contexts, present diachronic perspectives or establish relationships between different universes.

    Submissions for a 30-minute presentation and edited volume should be forwarded to the Scientific Committee, which will proceed to a peer review.

    Submissions should be sent by email to barbara.vonorelli@khist.uzh.ch until 28th February 2014, with “CFP Dialogue of the Arts 2014” as subject message;

    The abstracts should only include title and a maximum of 500 words; the  abstract must be accompanied by a different file with a curriculum vitae (maximum: 1 page), that must include personal identification elements, the submission title, academic affiliation and a selection of a maximum of 5 bibliographic references; Notification of acceptance will be announced until 28th February 2014.

  • Summer Institute: Beyond the Digitized Slide Library

    Los Angeles | Dates: 28 Jul – 06 Aug, 2014

    (http://www.humanities.ucla.edu/getty/) is an eight-day summer institute to be held at the University of California, Los Angeles, July 28–August 6, 2014. Participants will learn about debates and key concepts in the digital humanities and gain hands-on experience with tools and techniques for art historical research (including data visualization, network graphs, and digital mapping). More fundamentally, the Institute will be an opportunity for participants to imagine what digital art history can be: What constitutes art historical “data”? How shall we name and classify this data? Which aspects of art historical knowledge are amenable to digitization, and which aspects resist it?

    With major support for the program provided by the Getty Foundation, participants will receive travel and lodging in Los Angeles for the duration of the Institute. Sessions will be taught by UCLA’s team of leading digital humanities technologists, who will be joined by faculty members Johanna Drucker (Bernard and Martin Breslauer Professor of Bibliography, Information Studies), Steven Nelson (Associate Professor of African and African American Art History), Todd Presner (Chair, Digital Humanities Program, and Professor of Germanic Languages and Comparative Literature), and Miriam Posner (Digital Humanities Program Coordinator and Institute Director).

    Participants will be selected on the basis of their ability to formulate compelling research questions about the conjunction of digital humanities and art history, as well as their potential to disperse the material they glean to colleagues at their home institutions and to the field at large.

    Applicants must possess an advanced degree in art history or a related field. The application is open to faculty members, curators, independent scholars, and other professionals who conduct art historical research. We define “art history” broadly to include the study of art objects and monuments of all times and places. Current graduate students are not eligible to apply. If you have questions about eligibility, please contact Institute Director Miriam Posner at mposner@humnet.ucla.edu.

    Please apply online at http://www.humanities.ucla.edu/getty.

    Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. PST on March 1, 2014.

  • Call for Nominations: SESAH Best of the South Award 2014

    Dates: 03 Feb – 01 Jul, 2014
    The Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians seeks nominations for the Best of the South: Preserving Southern Architecture Award. This annual award honors a project that preserves or restores an historic building, or complex of buildings, in an outstanding manner and that demonstrates excellence in research, technique, and documentation. Projects in the twelve-state (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia) region of SESAH that were completed in 2012 or 2013 are eligible.

    Nominations should consist of no more than two typed pages of description, and be accompanied by hard copy illustrations and any other supporting material. A cover letter should identify the owner of the project, the use of the building(s), and the names of all the major participants of the project.

    Send three (3) copies to Ruben A. Acosta, 225 N 44th St Apt 529 Lincoln NE 68503.

    Deadline: July 1, 2014.
  • "Data: Collecting, Using, Managing" 3rd Biennial Kathleen A. Zar Symposium

    Chicago | Dates: 25 Apr, 2014
    "Data: Collecting, Using, Managing" 3rd Biennial Kathleen A. Zar Symposium
    April 25, 2014
    The John Crerar Library
    The University of Chicago

    Data is captured by computers and instruments on a continual basis, flooding researchers in images, video, audio, logs, simulations, and more. This data is crucial to research, teaching and learning at academic institutions around the world. Understanding the impact of data on researchers, libraries and institutions as a whole is critical to achieving long-term data preservation, appropriate sharing among communities, and enabling transformative new science. This symposium will provide participants with an understanding of how data is used in real world applications, as well as examples of collaborative efforts between institutions, groups or individuals specific to collection, use, access, preservation and overall management of data.

    The organizers of the 3rd biennial Kathleen A. Zar Symposium, Data: Collecting, Using, Managing, to be held Friday, April 25, invite proposals for presentations that draw on your experience working with data in a collaborative environment.

    Contributed presentations will provide examples of collaborative efforts between institutions, groups or individuals, with a focus on one or more of the following areas: collection, use, access, preservation and overall management of data.  Practical, real use cases will be highlighted. Proposals selected for full oral presentations will be eligible for as travel stipend.

    Proposals should be submitted to Barbara Kern via email at bkern@uchicago.edu.  Please use "Zar Symposium" in the subject line.  Proposals must include a title, author(s), and abstract (maximum 600 words).  Presentations will be 30-45 minutes. The deadline for submission is February 21.

  • Kress Digital Mapping Summer Institute for Art Historians

    Middlebury | Dates: 31 Jan – 03 Mar, 2014
    Summer Institute on Digital Mapping and Art History Call for Applicants Middlebury College, Middlebury VT August 3-15, 2014 Middlebury College is pleased to invite applications for Fellows to participate in the first Summer Institute on Digital Mapping and Art History (August 3-15, 2014), generously sponsored by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. Co-directed by Paul B. Jaskot (DePaul University) and Anne Kelly Knowles (Middlebury College), the Summer Institute will emphasize how digital mapping of art historical evidence can open up new veins of research in art history as a whole. All art historians of any rank (including graduate students, curators, or independent scholars) with a scholarly problem related to spatial evidence or questions are encouraged to apply. Whether talking about the spreading influence of Rembrandt’s workshop, Haussmann’s Plan of Paris, the Roman Forum, the caves of Dunhuang, the views of Edo, the market for Impressionist painting, the looting of assets by Napoleon, the movement of craftsmen over the medieval pilgrimage road, or the current proliferation of art expos globally, art history is peppered with spaces, both real and imagined. As such, spatial questions are central to many art historical problems, and visualizing spatial questions of different physical and temporal scales is an intellectual and technical problem amenable to the digital environment. Building the capacity to think spatially in geographic terms will carry an art historian a long way towards developing sophisticated questions and answers by exploiting the digital environment. At the end of the two-week period, Fellows will have a grounding in the intellectual and historiographic issues central to digital humanities, basic understanding of the conceptual nature of data and the use of a database, an exposure to important examples of digital art history in the field, and a more in-depth study of one particular digital approach (GIS and the visualization of space). Graduating Fellows will have the vocabulary and intellectual foundation to participate in on-going digital humanities debates or other specialized digital humanities workshops while also gaining important practical and conceptual knowledge in mapping that they can begin to apply to as scholars and teachers. Given this focus, our Institute will be ideal for those art historians who already have identified a spatial problem in their work. Note, though, that no prior knowledge or experience in digital humanities will be necessary or assumed for the application process. Naturally, general awareness of the scholarly potential of the digital environment or mapping will be a plus. All geographies, time periods, and subareas of art history will be considered. For more information on the application process, see: http://las.depaul.edu/haa/docs/fulltime/Digital_Mapping_flyer.pdf For questions, please contact at any time the co-directors (Paul B. Jaskot, pjaskot@depaul.edu; Anne Kelly Knowles, aknowles@middlebury.edu ). All materials must be sent electronically by March 3, 2014. Paul B. Jaskot Professor of Art History DePaul University Chicago, IL 60614 pjaskot@depaul.edu
  • Cultivating Modernism: French Garden Style of the 1920s and 1930s

    Adelaide | Dates: 17 Feb – 31 Mar, 2014
    Located adjacent to the Kerry Packer Civic Gallery, UniSA's Architecture Museum will host this complementary exhibition.

    Drawing on rare art deco prints and publication of French exhibitions, this showing will provide a rich coverage of Cubist and other decorative approaches to garden design.

    Cultivating Modernism is an Australian Garden History Society touring exhibition and an Adelaide Fringe event.

    Exhibition partners: the Hawke Centre, Architecture Museum at UniSA, The University of Melbourne Library, and National Trust of Australia (Victoria). Project partners and supporters: Melbourne University Publishing, The University of South Australia Library, Heritage Council Victoria, and the Art Deco and Modernism Society
  • Cultivating Modernism: Reading the Modern Garden 1917-71

    Adelaide | Dates: 17 Feb – 31 Mar, 2014
    Cultivating Modernism will be an inspiration to all with an interest in gardens, books, and the recent past.

    Exploring modernism from the perspective of the Australian garden, author and curator Richard Aitken will chart garden making from World War One until the dawn of environmentalism in the 1960s and 1970s. His lecture will showcase garden design during a turbulent period from pre-war European functionalism to a more relaxed post-war Californian modernism, showing how the garden was a necessary prop for modernism's reality.

    A vital journey into our recent past.

    Join author and curator Richard Aitken for the complementary public lecture February 18th at 6pm.
  • Call for Abstracts: 5th Global Conference: Space and Place (September 3-5, 2014)

    Oxford | Dates: 30 Jan – 04 Apr, 2014
    Questions of space and place affect the very way in which we experience and recreate the world. Wars are fought over both real and imagined spaces; boundaries are erected against the “Other” constructing a lived landscape of division and disenfranchisement; while ideology constructs a national identity based upon the dialectics of inclusion and exclusion. The construction of space and place is also a fundamental aspect of the creative arts either through the art of reconstruction of a known space or in establishing a relationship between the audience and the performance. Politics, power and knowledge are also fundamental components of space as is the relationship between visibility and invisibility. This new inter- and multi-disciplinary conference project seeks to explore these and other topics and open up a dialogue about the politics and practices of space and place. We seek submissions from a range of disciplines including archaeology, architecture, urban geography, the visual and creative arts, philosophy and politics and also actively encourage practitioners and non-academics with an interest in the topic to participate.

    We welcome traditional papers, preformed panels of papers, workshop proposals and other forms of performance – recognising that different disciplines express themselves in different mediums.

    300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 4th April 2014. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 11th July 2014.
  • Oxford University Summer School for Adults: Medieval Architectural Style: Dating and Understanding Old Churches

    Oxford | Dates: 12 – 19 Jul, 2014
    This course will take students through the history of English medieval architecture, enabling them to discern the various architectural styles seen across the country, in great cathedrals and humble parish churches alike. With this knowledge students will be able to date parts of these buildings, as well as deepen their understanding of the changing times in which they were built. The course will include a field trip to a series of fascinating and beautiful buildings emblematic of each style. This course aims to enable students to identify the main periods of medieval architectural style, especially in old churches. This course will enable students to: deepen their understanding and appreciation of the buildings around them; recognise the key identifying features of medieval architectural style; improve their analysis of buildings of all types and periods, especially with respect to the identification of stylistic change; deepen their understanding of the concept of style, especially as it relates to architecture; achieve an overall sense of the significance of other techniques for analysing buildings, especially those dependent on archaeological and historical evidence; generally enrich their visual skills; improve and broaden their understanding of the medieval world and medieval religious culture.
  • Oxford University Summer School for Adults: Monastic Architecture in England

    Oxford | Dates: 19 – 26 Jul, 2014
    The abbeys and priories were a focus of rich architectural creativity, and a remarkable amount of this extraordinary architecture survived the dissolution of England's monasteries in the sixteenth century. While, for example, the great abbeys of Reading and Glastonbury are essentially archaeological sites today, abbey churches such as Sherborne and Waltham survive to serve thriving parishes, and among the monastic cathedrals, Canterbury retains not only the great church itself but also many of its monastic buildings. We will trace the dramatic growth of the monastic orders in Britain expressed through their architecture.