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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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, email@example.com and Barbara Mathews, firstname.lastname@example.org. Proposals should include the title of the paper and the presenter’s name.
For further information, please contact Martha McNamara, email@example.com or
Barbara Mathews, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Food Writing with five senses
Food Systems and Anthropology of food in Italy
Sustainable Architecture in Italy
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 email@example.com
In 2016, SESAH will return to New Orleans for the first time since 1994. Poised between the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the city’s tricentennial, New Orleans offers a built environment in which the past, present, and future are palpable. Its culturally complex and aesthetically diverse architectural fabric engages, challenges, and charms. The 2016 SESAH conference will invite new perspectives on the architecture of the city, the region, and beyond. Come enjoy the collegiality and conviviality that distinguish SESAH gatherings and explore this one-of-a-kind urban landscape. With addresses by expert speakers, multiple walking and bus tours, and of course great food, it promises to be a good time for all!
Aquarius Redux seeks to revisit, reconsider, reimagine and expand histories of countercultural architecture.
The ambition of the symposium is to begin a wider conversation about developing insightful, innovative histories that broaden the geographies of countercultural spatial production and consider its consequences anew. We hope to move beyond extant readings of psychedelic design, communal dome building and failed utopian dreamers. We also wish to avoid a simple redemption of 1960s and 1970s experimentation and to instead pick up on opportunities for rethinking accounts of countercultural design and its legacies.
There is now a significant body of intellectual history that has recalibrated conventional countercultural tropes, particularly caricatured narratives of hippiedom’s decline and inevitable failure, and its concentration in a limited set of transatlantic locations. More nuanced accounts have traced the continuity of Anglo-American countercultural thinking and practices – discerning their long-term migration into the mainstream – and offered a more expansive mapping. A more ambiguous legacy has been identified; one that sees the counterculture’s cultural, political, technological and aesthetic experimentation as important to contemporary environmentalism, lifestyle branding, business thinking or cyberculture. It has even been proposed that the reinvention of everyday life within countercultural experiments was the pivot in a deep transformation of society and the market economy. A more detailed picture has also emerged of an international, or transnational, counterculture that extended to South America, Asia and Eastern Europe, with distinctive manifestations.
Such scholarship has indicated a more pervasive, though diffuse, influence for the counterculture. It has contributed to deepening and recalibrating collective understandings of the dramatic social, political, economic and cultural shifts centred in the 1960s. Architecture was affected and implicated in those shifts. Recent scholarly work in architecture has begun to similarly theorize the discipline’s relation to the tumult of the period. This symposium hopes to further this work, and with it our understanding of the discipline’s transformations, through expanding extant histories of countercultural architecture.
We welcome contributions seeking to question the historical relationship between countercultural experiments and architecture’s knowledge base, pedagogical structures, technologies, territories, and its representational and practice forms. We are especially interested in tracing the broader geographies and discourses of this activity, given the burgeoning global interest in the history and continuing influence of alternative architectures, such as radical ecological, participatory and activist design practices.
Our aims for the symposium raise wide-ranging questions, including: What were the intersections of architectural and countercultural networks across the globe? How were architecture and the counterculture engaged in refining and popularizing ecological ideals? How did countercultural experiments reconfigure the role of the architect? What alternative set of historical projects, events and figures are brought into focus through an examination of countercultural architecture? How were questions of disciplinary boundaries articulated through countercultural projects? How did countercultural modes of political participation inhabit and transform urban space? What are the connections between countercultural architecture and phenomena such as advocacy planning, the appropriate technology movement, and systems thinking? How might methodological and disciplinary innovations like actor-network theory, Cold War studies, ecofeminism, postcolonialism and queer theory reconfigure narratives about countercultural architecture and its legacies?
Felicity D. Scott
Associate Professor of Architecture, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University
Associate Professor of Architecture, University of California, Berkeley
Through a U.C. Berkeley Arts Research Center Fellowship (2014) and an Associate Professor Fellowship from the Townsend Center for the Humanities at U.C. Berkeley (2011/12), Castillo has investigated the Bay Area legacy of California counterculture design. His research informed an exhibition in 2014, funded by a U.C. Berkeley Committee on Research Faculty Research Grant, entitled Design Radicals: Creativity and Protest in Wurster Hall, which reviewed “outlaw design” enterprises undertaken by faculty and students in the late-1960s and early-‘70s. For the catalogue of the upcoming Walker Art Center exhibition on counterculture design, Castillo contributed the essay “Counterculture Terroir: California’s Hippie Enterprise Zone,” in Andrew Blauvelt, ed., Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia (Minneapolis: Walker Art Center, 2015). His essay “Hippie Modernism, ca. 1970: How Bay Area Design Radicals Tried to Save the Planet” is slated to appear in Places, the online journal of environmental design (https://placesjournal.org).
Professor of Design, University of California, Davis
We invite proposals for 20 minute papers from architectural historians, theorists, designers and practitioners, as well as those working on the issues identified in the synopsis from other fields, including art, media and politics.
The proposals should be no more than 300 words and be should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than November 1st, 2015. Please send the proposal as a PDF file without identifying information and a separate document with your name, title of paper, institutional affiliation and short CV.
The organising committee will invite selected presenters to develop their papers for publication in an edited book or journal special issue.
Notifications of acceptance will be sent on November 28th, 2015.
Symposium: Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th of July, 2016
CALL FOR PAPERS for the Richard E. Greenwood Award for younger scholars, to be presented at the VAF-NE Annual Meeting on Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Sturbridge, Massachusetts.
The Board of the New England Chapter of the Vernacular Architecture Forum invites submissions of abstracts for papers from younger scholars no more than 5 years beyond the terminal degree. Subject matter includes all aspects of vernacular architecture and everyday urban, suburban, and rural landscapes seen through interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary methods. We are particularly interested in papers that incorporate field work as a component of the research, that have engaging visual images, and that investigate topics within New England. (Agendas with paper titles from recent Annual Meetings can be found at http://www.vernaculararchitectureforum.org/about/chapters-NE-meetings.html)
Diversity—human, agricultural, industrial, religious, and educational—characterizes North Carolina’s Piedmont region. The legacy of slavery, transformation of the agricultural landscape following the Civil War, industrialization based on tobacco and textiles, a variety of Protestant denominations, African American business leadership, and the development by both races of elementary and higher education have all left their imprint on the landscapes and communities of the region. The theme of the 2016 conference, “From Farm to Factory: Piedmont Stories in Black and White,” will be expressed through tours of plantation housing for blacks and whites; diversified farms of the late 19th and early 20th centuries; turn-of-the-20th-century textile and tobacco factories and their associated villages; Quaker communities and churches built by Germans, Scotch-Irish, and African Americans; rural schools and urban universities; rural courthouse and crossroads communities; and urban neighborhoods. With a population that has ranged from 34% to 40% African American since the 1890s and a remarkable number of historic rehabilitation projects, Durham provides a unique opportunity to consider the impacts of a prosperous black middle-class, Jim Crow segregation, the Civil Rights movement, and an impressive number of incredibly successful industrialists on a place that has transformed itself from a city wreathed in cotton lint and the aroma of processed tobacco to today’s “City of Medicine” with an economy based primarily on health care.
VAF’s Pamela H. Simpson Presenter’s Fellowships offer a limited amount of financial assistance to students and young professionals presenting papers at VAF’s annual conference. Awards are intended to offset travel and registration costs for students, and to attract developing scholars to the organization. Any person presenting a paper who is currently enrolled in a degree-granting program, or who has received a degree within one year of the annual conference is eligible to apply. Awards cannot exceed $500. Previous awardees are ineligible, even if their status has changed. Recipients are expected to participate fully in the conference, including tours and workshops.
To apply, submit with your abstract a one-page attachment with "Simpson Presenter’s Fellowship" at the top and the following information: 1) name, 2) institution or former institution, 3) degree program, 4) date of degree (received or anticipated), 5) mailing address, 6) permanent email address, 7) telephone number, and 8) paper title.
The Vernacular Architecture Forum (www.vafweb.org) invites paper proposals for its 36th Annual Conference in Durham, North Carolina, June 1-4, 2016.
Papers may address vernacular and everyday buildings, sites, or cultural landscapes worldwide. Submissions on all relevant topics are welcome but we encourage papers exploring African-American life, including slavery, the rise of a black middle class, the Civil Rights movement, and the relationship of race and the built environment; the transformation and industrialization of agricultural landscapes; and the architecture of institutions, including churches, schools, and hospitals.
SUBMITTING AN ABSTRACT
Papers should be analytical rather than descriptive, and no more than twenty minutes in length. Proposals for complete sessions, roundtable discussions or other innovative means that facilitate scholarly discourse are especially encouraged. Proposals should clearly state the argument of the paper and explain the methodology and content in fewer than 400 words. Please include the paper title, author’s name, and email address, along with a one-page c.v.. You may include up to two images with your submission. Note that presenters must deliver their papers in person and be VAF members at the time of the conference. Speakers who do not register for the conference by March 1, 2016, will be withdrawn. Please do not submit an abstract if you are not committed to attending the papers session on Saturday, June 4th.
In this panel discussion, Sergei Tochoban and Andrew Zago will discuss the role of the
architectural drawing–both analog and digital–as a tool in the design process and as an object worth collecting and putting on display. Event location is in the Cantor Auditorium at the Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University. The event begins at 5:30pm.
International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property, Rome (ICCROM)
The Smithsonian Institution, USA
In cooperation with
Prince Claus Fund, Cultural Emergency Response Programme (CER)
#Culturecannotwait: Many different types of professionals respond to an unfolding crisis. This course provides strategies for interlocking culture specialists with humanitarian specialists during an emergency situation and aims to unify these sometimes conflicting perspectives. The course imparts practical skills and knowledge for taking simple measures to secure and stabilize endangered cultural heritage during a complex emergency situation, which in turn can become a driver for peace and holistic development. The recovery and stabilization of such cultural material can be a strategy that allows people to cope in a crisis.
After four international, and more than nine regional and national editions in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis (FAC) will now be hosted for the first time in Washington DC, USA, by the Smithsonian Institution, in early summer 2016. The course content will be enriched through case examples on safeguarding cultural heritage in the aftermath of national disasters such as Hurricane Katrina and, most recently, Hurricane Sandy.
For more information, please refer to the following:
Full announcement of 2016 FAC
Course Framework Document (6 pages)
Infographic on First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis
Video of final 2015 simulation exercise (05:25)
The course application can be found here.
The deadline for submitting applications is Monday, 9 November 2015.
A presentation by Peter Jaszi, Lead Principal Investigator of CAA’s Fair Use Project
Monday, November 9, 2015
Columbia College Chicago
The College Art Association, in conjunction with the Business & Entrepreneurship Department and Art & Art History Department at Columbia College Chicago, are proud to announce that Peter Jaszi, Professor of Law at Washington College of Law, American University and co-facilitator of the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts, will be speaking about the code, and answering questions on Monday, November 9th at Columbia College Chicago.
The Code of Best Practices http://www.collegeart.org/fair-use/best-practices provides visual-arts professionals with a set of principles addressing best practices in the fair use of copyrighted materials. It describes how fair use can be invoked and implemented when using copyrighted materials in scholarship, teaching, museums, archives, and in the creation of art.
A reception will be held after the event in the adjacent Hokin Gallery, where an exhibition of interdisciplinary work from BA & BFA Students from across the country juried by Buzz Spector, organized by the Art & Art History Department and mounted by the Gallery Management Practicum is ongoing.
Attendance is free and open to the public; this un-ticketed event will be held in a space limited to 160 attendees. Light refreshments will be served.
This event is made possible by the College Art Association with a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Location: Columbia College Chicago
HAUS / Quincy Wong Center for Artistic Excellence
623 S. Wabash Ave. First Floor – Chicago, IL
More Information about Code of Best Practices