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Conference at Versailles: The Sciences at Court

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on January 21, 2011

The following conference at Versailles has been organized in conjunction with the current exhibition, Sciences and Curiosities at the the Court of Versailles. From the Château de Versailles website:

La cour et les sciences : naissance des politiques scientifiques dans les cours européennes aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles
Galerie basse du château de Versailles, 3-5 February 2011

Henri Testelin, "Colbert présente à Louis XIV les membres de l’Académie royale des sciences crée en 1667," Versailles (MV2074). © RMN (Château de Versailles) / Gérard Blot

La cour, siège du pou­voir et lieu de concen­tra­tion des capi­taux, a tou­jours sou­tenu la recher­che scien­ti­fi­que tan­dis que cette der­nière devait ser­vir les inté­rêts géné­raux du pays et la gloire de son sou­ve­rain. Dans ce colloque, il s’agira essen­tiel­le­ment d’étudier les poli­ti­ques scien­ti­fi­ques volon­ta­ris­tes ou non des États euro­péens sous l’Ancien Régime en s’atta­chant par­ti­cu­liè­re­ment à la recher­che « fon­da­men­tale » et à la recher­che « utile » (amé­lio­ra­tion de la santé, lutte contre la famine, pro­grès des tech­ni­ques, des cons­truc­tions et des bâti­ments, etc.). Volontairement com­pa­ra­tis­tes, les études englo­be­ront l’ère géo­gra­phi­que euro­péenne à tra­vers trois axes : le finan­ce­ment des scien­ces et des scien­ti­fi­ques, la com­mu­nauté scien­ti­fi­que
face à la cour et, enfin, la dif­fu­sion et la culture scien­ti­fi­que à la
cour.

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Curatorial Fellowship at the Indianapolis Museum of Art

Posted in fellowships, graduate students by Editor on January 21, 2011

Allen Whitehill Clowes Curatorial Fellowship
Indianapolis Museum of Art, 2011-12

Applications due by 31 March 2011

The Indianapolis Museum of Art is pleased to announce a nine-month curatorial fellowship. The fellowship supports scholarly research related to the Clowes Collection at the IMA and provides curatorial training in the field of European painting and sculpture. The Clowes Fellow is fully integrated into the curatorial division of the Museum and has duties comparable to those of an assistant curator, ranging from collection research and management to exhibition development and the preparation of interpretive materials and programs.

To be eligible for the fellowship, the applicant must be enrolled in a graduate course of study leading to an advanced degree in the history of art or a related discipline, or be a recent degree recipient (within the last two years). Applicants must demonstrate scholarly excellence and promise, as well as a strong interest in the museum profession. U.S. citizenship is not required. The Clowes Fellow will receive a stipend of $18,000 and an educational travel allowance of $2,000. Housing is provided in a scholar’s residence on the grounds of the museum. The nine-month fellowship period will begin September 5, 2011. The appointment is renewable. (more…)