CASVA Fellowships Announced

Posted in fellowships, Member News by Editor on September 21, 2010

A selection of projects in the (long) eighteenth century to be pursued by this year’s CASVA Fellows, as noted in a press release from the National Gallery:

Samuel H. Kress Professor

Joseph J. Rishel — The position of Samuel H. Kress Professor was created in 1965. It is reserved for a distinguished art historian who, as the senior member of CASVA, pursues scholarly work and counsels predoctoral fellows in residence. Rishel, the Gisela and Dennis Alter Senior Curator of European Paintings and Sculpture and curator of the Rodin Museum, has been at the Philadelphia Museum of Art since 1972. He received a BA from Hobart College and earned his MA at the University of Chicago. He has served as the chairman of the Barnes Foundation College Assessment Advisory Committee and has been a member of the American Federation of Arts Exhibitions Committee since 2000. Rishel is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and was made an officier in the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2002. He was elected a member of the American Philosophical Society in 2010 and has been an editor, author, and contributor to many exhibition catalogues specializing in 18th- and 19th-century art.

Edmond J. Safra Visiting Professor

Victor I. Stoichita — The position of Edmond J. Safra Visiting Professor was established in 2002 through a grant from the Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation. The Safra Professor serves for up to six months, forging connections between the research of the curatorial staff and that of visiting scholars at CASVA. At the same time, the Safra Professor advances his or her own research on subjects associated with the Gallery’s permanent collection. The Safra Professor may also organize colloquia for predoctoral fellows and for emerging scholars and curators. The Safra Professor’s area of expertise varies from year to year, spanning the Gallery’s permanent collection—from sculpture, to painting, to works on paper of all periods. Victor Stoichita is a professor of modern and contemporary art history at Université de Fribourg in Switzerland. He earned a Doctorat d’état from the University of Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne) and his PhD from the University of Rome. He was the Rudolf Wittkower Visiting Professor at the Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max-Planck-Institut, in Rome in 2005 and received a fellowship from the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin in 2002. Stoichita is the author of The Pygmalion Effect: From Ovid to Hitchcock (2008), Goya: The Last Carnival (with Anna Maria Coderch, 1999), A Short History of the Shadow (1997), Visionary Experience in the Golden Age of Spanish Art (1995), and L’instauration du tableau: Métapeinture à l’aube des temps modernes (1993), all of which have been translated into German, Italian, Spanish, and Japanese, among other languages.

Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellows, Fall 2010

Heather McPherson (University of Alabama at Birmingham), The Artist’s Studio and the Image of the Artist in Nineteenth-Century France

Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellows, Fall 2010

Todd Longstaffe-Gowan (Todd Longstaffe-Gowan Limited, Landscape Design), The London Square, 1580 to the Present

Predoctoral Fellows (in residence)

Christina Ferando (David E. Finley Fellow, 2008–2011, Columbia University), Staging Canova: Sculpture, Connoisseurship, and Display, 1780–1822

Dipti Khera (Ittleson Fellow, 2009–2011, Columbia University), Picturing India’s “Land of Princes” between the Mughal and British Empires: Topographical Imaginings of Udaipur and Its Environs

Jason David LaFountain (Wyeth Fellow, 2009–2011, Harvard University), The Puritan Art World

Predoctoral Fellows (not in residence)

Razan Francis (Twenty-four-Month Chester Dale Fellow, 2010–2012, Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Secrets of the Arts: Enlightenment Spain’s Contested Islamic Craft Heritage

Meredith Gamer (Paul Mellon Fellow, 2010–2013, Yale University), Criminal and Martyr: Art and Religion in Britain’s Early Modern Eighteenth Century

Anna Lise Seastrand (Ittleson Fellow, 2010-2012, Columbia University), Praise, Politics, and Language: South Indian Mural Paintings, 1500–1800

Manuscript Prize Competition

Posted in books, opportunities by Editor on September 21, 2010

From the University of Virginia Press:

2010 Walker Cowen Manuscript Prize Competition in Eighteenth-Century Studies

Proposals due by 1 November 2010

We invite submissions for the Walker Cowen Memorial Prize. The prize is awarded to the author of a scholarly book-length manuscript in eighteenth-century studies, including the Americas and the Atlantic world. Submissions may be in history (including history of science), literature, philosophy, or the arts. The competition is held annually. The winner of the Cowen Prize will receive a $5,000 award and will be offered an advance publishing contract by the University of Virginia Press. The prize honors the late Walker Cowen, second Director of the Press from 1969 until his death in 1987. Click here for an official application form

Request an application form or send queries to:
Angie Hogan
The University of Virginia Press
PO Box 400318
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4318

To be considered for the 2010 award, manuscripts should be submitted no later than November 1, 2010. Manuscripts will not be returned. Foreign-language works first published in Europe will also be considered for the prize and for translation into English. Announcement of the winning manuscript will be made in March 2011.

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