Recent Opportunities

  • Mellon Junior Fellows in Humanities, Urbanism and Design

    Philadelphia | Dates: 16 Nov, 2015 – 15 Jan, 2016
    The initiative in Humanities, Urbanism, and Design (H+U+D) at the University of Pennsylvania is a five-year project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to foster critical and integrative consideration of the relationship between the humanities and the design professions in the analysis and shaping of the built environment. It has a number of component parts, including a bi-weekly faculty Colloquium, the sponsorship of graduate and undergraduate courses, student research funding, special lectures, participation in conferences, and a Junior Fellowship program. For more information on the initiative see: http://www.humanitiesurbanismdesign.com/
  • SECAC 2016 - Call for Session Proposals

    Roanoke | Dates: 17 Nov, 2015 – 01 Jan, 2016
    Join us in the beautiful mountains of Southwest Virginia for SECAC 2016, hosted by Virginia Tech with Hollins University, October 19-22, 2016. Sessions will take place at the official conference hotel, the Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center (warm chocolate chip cookies upon arrival!). Hotel Roanoke is in the heart of downtown Roanoke within walking distance of the Taubman Museum of Art, The Harrison Museum of African American Culture, and the O Winston Link Museum, as well as restaurants and bars.

    Evening excursions to Virginia Tech and Hollins on Thursday and Friday evenings include the Artist Fellowship exhibition opening, Juried Members Show, and exhibitions by keynote speaker Lynn Hershman Leeson (speaking in the Moss Arts Center’s spectacular Snohetta-designed theater)! Post-conference options will be offered by Roanoke Mountain Adventures (kayaking, mountain biking), as well as Venture Out (caving). Enjoy a post-conference hike to one of the area’s breathtaking natural vistas, including McAfee’s Knob, one of the most spectacular points on the Appalachian Trail, and more!
  • Midwest Art Society Conference Call for Papers/Sessions

    Chicago | Dates: 07 – 09 Apr, 2016
    Midwest Art History Society (MAHS)will hold its 43rd annual conference in Chicago, April 7-9, 2016. Scholarly sessions will be held at the DePaul Center in Chicago. Papers from architectural historians for thematic sessions (The Chicago Bauhaus: A Force of Modernism, and Chicago Design: Histories and Narratives) and for open session on Architecture are encouraged. Deadline for submission of proposals is December 1, 2016.
  • AAH2017 43rd Annual Conference & Bookfair

    Leicestershire | Dates: 06 – 08 Apr, 2017
    AAH conferences offer a platform for current research and critical debate about art history and visual culture. Internationally, the field of art history is eclectic and inclusive, reaching across geopolitical, cultural and disciplinary divides to extend our understanding of the visual and material culture of many diverse periods and places. We are engaged with art history, contemporary practice and visual culture, linking arts-based research with advances in design, technology, media and communication, centered on the development of more sustainable and equitable global communities. We welcome proposals for sessions from scholars, practitioners and professionals in the field whose work focuses on art, architecture and/or design from any time period or geographical location. Sessions are invited to reflect the breadth of the field from historical analysis and contemporary criticism to practice-led research and work in curating, conservation and arts/heritage management. Session format: Conference sessions are usually framed in the standard format of eight, 25-minute papers, presented in 35-minute slots over a single day. We can accommodate alternative session formats, such as world café, round table or open discussions, providing that they fit with the standard time-tabling structure. We envisage that the majority of session proposals will follow the standard format, but if you would like to propose an alternative format session, please indicate on the form the type of format your session would follow and how this would be organized.
  • AWA+D + Wiki = #wikiD

    Los Angeles | Dates: 21 – 21 Nov, 2015
    JOIN US on November 21, 2015 in the Kappe Library at SCI-Arc! The AWA+D is sponsoring a Women in Architecture #wikiD writing workshop, a global campaign for improving and increasing Wikipedia articles pertaining to the lives and works of women in architecture and the built environment. Wikipedia training begins the workshop on how to write and edit Wikipedia entries, followed by entry writing. Bring your laptop, power cord, and published information (bio, books, articles, etc.) about women whom you would like to write about. To RSVP, and for more information, visit the ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN website: http://awaplusd.org/archives-wiki/
  • Research on Display

    Delft | Dates: 30 Nov – 01 Dec, 2015
    For its second annual conference The Jaap Bakema Study Centre wants to take a closer look at the relationship between research and the exhibition medium. Curators, researchers and designers from various international institutes will discuss the way knowledge production, innovation and exhbition design are interrelated. Exhibitions have the power to frame the architectural discourse by exploring the larger cultural conditions that shape the discipline. In the same way as a world’s fair communicates a global condition, an exhibition of archi¬tectural drawings communicates the existence of archives and their institu¬tional memory, while a model interior of a house conveys that the private realm also belongs to the sphere of culture and its politics. The 2014 Venice Biennale, curated by Rem Koolhaas, proposed another kind of format that dominated the various presentations: the exhibition as a platform for research. Yet, from the analysis of historical materials to speculations about the future, what sort of knowledge production is constituted by architectural exhibitions? Where and who is the audience? What does turning an exhibition into a platform for research tell us about the state of the discipline and where it is heading? For locations and programme details see: hetnieuweinstituut.nl/research-display
  • Pursuing Excellence in the Preservation of the World’s Cultural Heritage: A Journey from Sumerian Ur of the Chaldees to the Baroque Farnese Fountains

    Chicago | Dates: 17 – 17 Nov, 2015
    Tuesday, November 17 @ 5:00 PM The University of Chicago (Hyde Park campus) 5757 S. University Avenue Saieh Hall - Room 21 (across the street from the Oriental Institute) Door opens 5:00PM for food and refreshments Lecture begins at 5:15PM Sponsored by the Hellenic Student Association (HSA) Also, see Thursday, November 12th at UWM (SARUP) DESIGN LAB Save the Message! A Journey from Sumerian Ur of the Chaldees to the Baroque Farnese Fountains: Pursuing Excellence in the Preservation of the World’s Cultural Heritage – A Lecture by Nikolas Vakalis sharing highlights of select historic preservation projects in Iraq, Jordan, Egypt, China, Greece, and Italy. With an Overview of 2016 Field Study Opportunities including Expert Led Trips in Italy & Athens Mr. Vakalis is a Master Restorer and educator who has worked in the field of preservation for more than thirty years at cultural heritage sites around the world. An accomplished artist and graduate of the Instituto Centrale di Restauro in Rome (ISCR), Mr. Vakalis specializes in the conservation and restoration of stone artifacts, polychrome wood sculptures, canvas and panel paintings, and murals. He has worked on restoration projects as varied as a Frank Lloyd Wright house in Wisconsin, the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, the Longmen Cave Grottoes in Henan, China, and the Bembo Fountains in Herakelion, Crete. Aside from creating and preserving works of art, his other passion is sharing his experiences in the field and providing training opportunities for the next generation of restorers and conservators. Mr. Vakalis is currently the Director of the Athens Program of the International Institute for Restoration and Preservation Studies (IIRPS) http://iirps-athens.org/athens-2013-nikolas-vakalis and Technical Director for the IIRPS field school in San Gemini, Italy iirps-athens.org https://www.facebook.com/Iirps-Athens-Heritage-and-Modernity-225913270799633/ sangeministudies.info https://www.facebook.com/SanGeminiPreservationStudies/
  • A Journey from Sumerian Ur of the Chaldees to the Baroque Farnese Fountains: Italian Excellence in the Preservation of the World’s Cultural Heritage

    Chicago | Dates: 12 – 12 Nov, 2015
    NOTE: TIME CHANGE Thursday, November 12th @ 3:00PM DESIGN LAB (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee SARUP) John David Mooney Foundation 114 West Kinzie Street, 2nd floor, Chicago, IL 60654 Space is limited. Free event. Also, see Tuesday, November 17th @ The University of Chicago (Hyde Park Campus) Mr. Vakalis is a Master Restorer and educator who has worked in the field of preservation for more than thirty years at cultural heritage sites around the world. An accomplished artist and graduate of the Instituto Centrale di Restauro in Rome (ISCR), Mr. Vakalis specializes in the conservation and restoration of stone artifacts, polychrome wood sculptures, canvas and panel paintings, and murals. He has worked on restoration projects as varied as a Frank Lloyd Wright house in Wisconsin, the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, the Longmen Cave Grottoes in Henan, China, and the Bembo Fountains in Herakelion, Crete. Aside from creating and preserving works of art, his other passion is sharing his experiences in the field and providing training opportunities for the next generation of restorers and conservators. Mr. Vakalis is currently the Director of the Athens Program of the International Institute for Restoration and Preservation Studies (IIRPS) http://iirps-athens.org/athens-2013-nikolas-vakalis and Technical Director for the IIRPS field school in San Gemini, Italy iirps-athens.org https://www.facebook.com/Iirps-Athens-Heritage-and-Modernity-225913270799633/ sangeministudies.info https://www.facebook.com/SanGeminiPreservationStudies/
  • £1000 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Writing Competition - University of York

    University of York | Dates: 10 Nov, 2015 – 21 Feb, 2016
    £1,000 Independent Research Fellowship Writing Competition The Department of History of Art at the University of York is delighted to announce The Independent Research Fellowship Writing Competition for 2016 We invite expressions of interest and applications from researchers wishing to apply for any postdoctoral research fellowship scheme, including the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships, British Academy, Paul Mellon Henry Moore Postdoctoral Fellowships. The Independent Research Writing Prize provides early career researchers with a stimulating and supportive environment to develop a postdoctoral fellowship application of the highest order. The fellowship must be held in the Department of History of Art at the University of York. The Department of History of Art at York offers an outstanding reputation and world-class research facilities. One of the largest History of Art departments anywhere in the world, we offer a range and variety of expertise and approaches to diverse fields of study that will provide a wonderful resource and environment for the development of a postdoctoral project of the highest order. We are eager to attract talented, accomplished, and imaginative researchers who are building a career in art history to work with us. How to apply: Visit The Independent Research Fellowship Writing Competition for 2016, complete the application form and send it with an up—to-date full c.v. to Professor Helen Hills. Further details: Professor Helen Hills Helen.hills@york.ac.uk [provide link to email It is linked, click on it to auto reply]
  • New England Chapter of SAH: John Coolidge Educational Fund and Robert Rettig Fund

    Boston | Dates: 11 Nov – 22 Dec, 2015
    The John Coolidge Research Fellowship assists graduate students at a New England college or university working on topics in architectural history, the built environment, or a related field through an award of $500 to $1,000 to support their research. Applicants should submit a proposal (not to exceed three pages, typed and double-spaced) that explains the significance of their overall project, its current stage of development, plans for its completion, and a detailed plan of work that addresses how the funded research will fit into their larger project. Applicants should also submit a budget, a curriculum vitae, the source and amount of any other current or potential funding for the project, and one letter of reference (preferably from the student’s advisor). All files are to be submitted as one pdf document. The Robert Rettig Student Annual Meeting Fellowship helps graduate students or emerging professionals attend the annual meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians in Passadena, CA. Eligibility is limited to graduate students in architectural history or a related field at a New England college or university, or recent graduates who are now living in New England. Applicants who are not currently enrolled students must have completed a relevant graduate degree within the last five years. The Rettig Fellowship includes support of $400, plus a registration fee waiver. Applicants should submit a statement (not to exceed two pages, typed and double-spaced) explaining how their studies or work will be enhanced by attendance at the upcoming SAH annual meeting and indicating the source and amount of any other funding the applicant may receive. Applicants should also include a curriculum vitae and the name and email address of their faculty advisor or current employer. All files are to be submitted as one pdf document. All application material, including reference letter, must be received by: December 22, 2015 Applications and reference letters should be emailed to: Anne-Catrin Schultz, NESAH Fellowship Coordinator at: nesah2016@gmail.com
  • Possessed: The Material Culture of Ownership

    Winterthur | Dates: 10 Nov – 15 Dec, 2015
    The Center for Material Culture Studies at the University of Delaware invites submissions for papers to be given at the 14th Annual Material Culture Symposium for Emerging Scholars held at Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library on Friday April 22, 2016 and Saturday April 23, 2016. We seek papers that investigate the possessability of objects and ideas, that explore the nature of ownership, and that question the relationship between humans and the things they call their own. In response to recent global data breaches, information leaks, and copyright infringements, people from different places and backgrounds have asserted their right to own the material and the immaterial in politically significant ways. At stake is the enduring question--who owns what and how is that ownership exercised? Can immaterial goods like data and designs ever be possessed? What structures interfere with or uphold the right to own something? What happens when a thing gets taken away? Possible topics include, but are not limited to: The meaning of ownership of material and immaterial things Things that resist or desire ownership​ Exchanged, circulated, and transitional objects Pirated, stolen, and leaked things Confiscated and repurposed things Artistic ownership, forgeries, and copies The weight that rights of ownership bear upon an object Hierarchies between owner(s) and object How rituals and traditions shape the ownership of things Heritage, legacy, and ownership The relationship between property and propriety How evolving technologies challenge or support notions of ownership Finally, we encourage papers that reflect upon and promote an interdisciplinary discussion on the current state of material culture studies. This symposium is not bound by any temporal or geographical limits. Disciplines represented at past symposia have included American studies, anthropology, archaeology, consumer studies, English, gender studies, history, museum studies, and the histories of art, architecture, design, and technology. We welcome proposals from graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and those beginning their teaching or professional careers. Submissions: Proposals should be no more than 250 words and should include the focus of your object-based research and the significance of your project. Relevant images are welcome. Final symposium papers should be 20 minutes in length. Please send your proposal, with a C.V. of no more than two pages, to emerging.scholars@gmail.com. Deadline: Proposals must be received by email by Tuesday, December 15, 2015. Successful candidates will be notified of the committee’s decision in early February 2016. Confirmed speakers will be asked to provide digital images for use in publicity and are required to submit their final papers by Friday, April 1. There will be a limited number of grants available to subsidize travel fees. 2016 Emerging Scholars Co-Chairs: Jessica Conrad (English) Rosalie Hooper (Winterthur Program in American Material Culture) Kaila Schedeen (Art History) University of Delaware emerging.scholars@gmail.com
  • CFP: Modernism in New England

    Wellesley | Dates: 03 – 13 Nov, 2015
    Modernism in New England A symposium funded by the Barra Foundation and co-sponsored by the Grace Slack McNeil Program for Studies in American Art at Wellesley College and Historic Deerfield, Inc. Date: Saturday, March 5th, 2016 Location: Collins Cinema, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts Though long stereotyped as a bastion of conservative culture and overshadowed by milestone events such as New York City’s 1913 Armory Show, New England in the early twentieth century was home to a vibrant group of visual artists, architects, curators, collectors, and educators who embraced modernism and looked for ways to develop its tenets and new media as a regional expression. This day-long symposium invites papers that address the explorations of modernism in New England architecture, city planning, interior design, and the visual arts during the first half of the twentieth century. Papers that examine New England modernism’s interdisciplinarity and its cross-cultural expressions are particularly welcome. Papers should be theoretical or analytical in nature rather than descriptive and should be approximately 20 minutes long. The deadline for submissions is November 13th, 2015. Please submit 250-word proposals and a two-page c.v. via electronic mail to Martha McNamara, mmcnamar@wellesley.edu and Barbara Mathews, bmathews@historic-deerfield.org. Proposals should include the title of the paper and the presenter’s name. For further information, please contact Martha McNamara, mmcnamar@wellesley.edu or Barbara Mathews, bmathews@historic-deerfield.org.
  • Webinar - Proposal Writing

    Dates: 02 – 02 Dec, 2015
    Many CRM professionals wholeheartedly embrace the research and preservation aspects of their jobs, but ignore, avoid, or fail to recognize the importance of winning work. As these employees advance, there is often the expectation that they write successful proposals.

    Every office of every company needs a strong proposal writer. But, few companies or universities have structured programs for teaching the nuances of this skill. Employees tasked with this important function, often do not reflect on how they are going about the process and on how they could improve their success rate.
     
    This intensive 2 hour class, focused on the nuts-and-bolts of how to write a successful proposal, offers hands on information targeted at helping CRM professionals and students learn how to increase the success rate of their proposals, assure clarity in scoping of proposals, and provides a complete framework for the proposal writing process.
     
    The specific objectives of the presentation include: 
          • To familiarize attendees with various forms of government and private-sector opportunities; 
          • To demonstrate the importance of a Go/No Go process in every CRM firm; 
          • To provide guidance in how to read an opportunity; 
          • To discuss the importance of proofs in successful proposal-writing; 
          • To address the role of selling and self-promotion in winning proposals; 
          • To discuss corporate steps toward improving proposal success rates, and; 
          • To identify common sins in proposal-writing.
     
    ACRA’s expert provider is Chris Espenshade. With more than 30 years of experience in the CRM industry, Espenshade has the practical experience of a seasoned professional. He enjoys proposal-writing, and has sought out such responsibility throughout his career. Chris, a Registered Professional Archaeologist, is a Regional Director/Archaeologist for the Michigan office of Commonwealth Cultural Resources Group, Inc. He holds an MA in anthropology from the University of Florida, and a BA in anthropology from Wake Forest University. Chris has worked throughout the Midwest, Northeast, Middle Atlantic, Southeast, and Caribbean.

    To register, please visit: https://acra.site-ym.com/events/register.aspx?id=702864&itemid=bb220f4f-6121-48d6-8959-ce4ef35fca2c
  • Shifting Cities: Urban Heritage in the 21st Century, November 12-15, 2015, Rutgers University

    New Brunswick | Dates: 04 – 14 Nov, 2015
    Hosted by Rutgers’ Program in Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies (CHAPS), this international conference will examine the phenomenon of shifting populations and connections to urban heritage. Bringing together leading scholars and practitioners from around the world to address the complex and interconnected challenges facing cities and their populations, the overarching goal is to identify new approaches towards working effectively with diverse and dynamic populations as part of current efforts to rethink the meaning and practice of heritage conservation within the “shifting cities” that define urbanism in the 21st century. FEATURED EVENTS Thursday, November 12 at 7:30 pm – Keynote Address by Ishmael Beah, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and bestselling author of A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier and Radiance of Tomorrow. The address will be followed by a reception and musical performance by the Cimarrones, an Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba and Plena Ensemble. Location: Rutgers Student Center, 126 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ Friday, November 13 at 6:00 pm – Screening of Revolutionary Medicine, a documentary film about First Popular Garifuna Hospital of Honduras, a community-owned and operated hospital. A Q&A session with Dr. Luther Castillo Harry, the founder of the hospital, will follow the screening. Location: Heldrich Hotel and Conference Center, 10 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ Friday, November 13 at 2:00 pm – Roundtable discussion, Heritage in Armed Conflict: Syria & Iraq Location: Heldrich Hotel and Conference Center, 10 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ Conference panel sessions include: -Urban Development: Managing Competing Claims -Environment in the City -Urban Memories and Competing Histories -Urban Cultural Identities -Social Services: Education, Employment, and Public Health -Technology and New Media -Roundtable discussion on Camden, New Jersey The conference also includes an international poster competition, St. Croix Memorial Design Exhibition, student exhibits from the CHAPS Shifting Cities: Cultural Heritage and Community Organizing Workshop, and additional musical performances. All conference events are free and open to the public. SPACE IS LIMITED and PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. To register, please visit: http://chaps.rutgers.edu/register.html AIA Learning Units available through Preservation New Jersey, a proud partner of CHAPS and supporter of Shifting Cities: Urban Heritage in the 21st Century. SHIFTING CITIES: Urban Heritage in the 21st Century is sponsored by Rutgers University, UNESCO, US/ICOMOS, the World Monuments Fund, Penn Cultural Heritage Center, the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities, and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs at Princeton University.
  • MA and PhD applications accepted now through Jan 1

    Dallas | Dates: 06 Nov, 2015 – 01 Jan, 2016
    RASC/a is an innovative, multidisciplinary graduate program offering M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in a r t and architectural history that prepares students for academic and museum careers in several areas of specialization in Europe and the Americas. RASC/a ("Rhetorics of Art, Space, and Culture") encompasses historical and new media, urbanism and spatial practices, and critical theories of culture, race, and gender.
  • San Diego Area Architecture Tour featuring an afternoon with Kendrick Bangs Kellogg

    San Diego | Dates: 15 – 19 Feb, 2016
    February 15 - 19, 2016. Often overlooked as an architectural destination, the San Diego area offers a plethora of 20th century and contemporary architecture. Sites visited will include works by Albert Frey, Charles Moore, Irving Gill and Safdie Rabines Architects, as well as Louis Kahn's Salk Institute, William Pereira's Geisel Library at UCSD, Balboa Park, the downtown library by Rob Quigley and Richard Neutra's Airman Memorial Chapel. The highlight of our tour will be an afternoon with Kendrick Bangs Kellogg at his Lotus House for a presentation and question/answer session. Accommodations in La Jolla for the duration of the tour. Send request for tour brochure and registration. Registration deadline: December 10, 2016
  • Rediscovering the Minnesota State Capitol

    Saint Paul | Dates: 12 – 12 Nov, 2015
    Ted Lentz, FAIA, president of the Cass Gilbert Society and a public member of the Minnesota State Capitol Preservation Commission, will speak on the challenges of dealing with the Minnesota State Capitol. When the building reopens in late 2017, the Capitol will again stand in the front rank of America’s public buildings. The presentation will develop three narratives: Design and Construction, 1896-1905; Preservation and Renovation, 2011-2017; Art and expanded public use at the Capitol, 1905-2017 and beyond. Over 20,000 square feet of new space, newly open to the public will be oriented to support and engage Minnesotans and out-of-state visitors in ways never before possible. 7 P.M.; free to members, $5 for non-members.
  • We Built This City

    Chicago | Dates: 10 – 10 Nov, 2015
    A film screening and panel discussion chronicling the contribution Irish people have made to Chicago's built and cultural fabric. Presented by the Irish Architecture Foundation in collaboration with Irish Design 2015 and the Office of the Minister for Diaspora Affairs of Ireland.
  • Call for Papers: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Late Years, 1946-59

    Dates: 29 Oct, 2015 – 08 Feb, 2016
    The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy is now accepting proposals for presentations and panels at its 2016 annual conference, Nov. 2-6, in San Francisco, California. The theme is Wright’s Late Years, 1946-59.
  • Call for applications - Spring 2016 FOOD CULTURE+ARCHITECTURE+DESIGN in Italy program

    Dates: 15 Jan – 14 May, 2016
    We are now accepting applications for the Spring 2016 FOOD CULTURE+ARCHITECTURE+DESIGNin Italy program.

    The program is open to all majors, and all students, degree-seeking or not. 

    COURSES OFFERED:
    Food Writing with five senses
    Food Systems and Anthropology of food in Italy
    Food Design
    Sustainable Architecture in Italy
    Italian Language

    A description of the program is available at http://www.gustolab.com/spring-program/

    If you have any questions, or to request an application, please write to info@gustolab.com
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