Fellowships | Seeing Things: Early Modern Visual and Material Culture

Posted in fellowships by Editor on March 19, 2013

From CRASSH at Cambridge:

Fellowships | Seeing Things: Early Modern Visual and Material Culture
Six-month or 12-month Fellowships to be held from January 2014 to September 2015

Applications due by 16 May 2013

The Centre for Research in Arts, Social Societies and Humanities (CRASSH) at the University of Cambridge and the Early Modern Studies Institute (EMSI) at the University of Southern California / Huntington Library invite applications for Visiting Fellowships in Early Modern Visual and Material Culture, to be held between January 2014 and September 2015. These fellowships are part of the collaborative programme Seeing Things: Early Modern Visual and Material Culture  CRASSH / EMSI will appoint up to four fellows over the period (two fellows for twelve months each or 4 fellows for six months each). Fellows will spend half of their fellowship at CRASSH and half at the Huntington Library, San Marino.

During their residencies in each institution, fellows will be expected to conduct research on a topic in early modern (1400-1800) visual and material culture and to participate in the life of CRASSH / EMSI.  There are no geographical restrictions on research topics, but proposals related to the special collections and museum holdings of Cambridge and the Huntington will be particularly welcome. In addition to carrying out independent research, fellows will be expected to deliver at each institution a master class for early career researchers and graduate students, on a topic of their choice.

The fellowships are open to postdoctoral scholars at any career stage.

The Fellowships are non-stipendiary. Successful candidates will be provided with a contribution to their accommodation costs for up to six months in each location (local rates will apply) and return travel from their home institution to both destinations, workspace, and access to libraries and special collections.

Details are available here»

Call for Papers | Movement: The Body and Object in Motion

Posted in Calls for Papers by Editor on March 19, 2013

Graduate Student Symposium| Movement: The Body and Object in Motion
Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 4 October 2013

Proposals due by 30 April 2013

The graduate students in the History of Art program at Cornell University invite abstracts for papers to be presented at the Graduate Student Symposium to be held on October 4th, 2013. This year’s symposium, “Movement: The Body and Object in Motion,” will feature a keynote lecture presented by Dr. Coco Fusco and will explore the theme of movement in visual culture via three panels consisting of three speakers each.

Movement in visual culture is a fundamental theme across all media and periods. Movement defines both the pre-modern and modern periods in all their complexities, as peoples are colonized and decolonized, orders are invented and moved, tourists visit sites, products are shipped from other continents for consumption, and wars are waged around the globe. It is manifest in the journey of the soul through life and in its final voyage into death. Movement also creates a narrative for objects and ideas as they travel with people. Possible panel ideas include but are not limited to: migration, diaspora, grand tour, tourism, slavery, across realms, exchange/trade, urban planning
and the movement of the body/political body, spiritual movement, movement of objects and cultural property.

The graduate students in the department of History of Art at Cornell University welcome the submission of abstracts for papers from graduate students. We invite papers from a broad range of periods, from prehistoric to contemporary, and from a broad range of disciplines. Submission is open to graduate students in art history, archaeology, conservation, museum studies, classics, anthropology, sociology, and beyond. Please send a 250-word abstract of your paper, a list of two or three possible panel themes your paper may fit, a current CV, and contact information by April 30, 2013 to cornellgradsymposium@gmail.com.

Traveling to Ithaca: Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, Lansing, NY (15 mins from Cornell University). Please also look here for additional information and alternatives on how to reach Ithaca. We are happy to facilitate shared lodging/travel costs among speakers.

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