Call for Papers | HBA Young Scholar Session at CAA 2016

Posted in Calls for Papers by Editor on November 7, 2015

Historians of British Art Young Scholar Session
College Art Association, Washington, D.C., 5 February 2016

Proposals due by 18 December 2015

The Historians of British Art, a CAA-affiliated society, seeks papers for an upcoming mini-session of work by emerging scholars to be held during the HBA Business Meeting at CAA in Washington, D.C. (February 5, 2016). Current or recent graduate students are invited to submit proposals (if a Ph.D. recipient, the degree must have been earned within the past three years). Papers may address any topic related to British art, architecture, and visual culture and should be limited to fifteen minutes. This is an opportunity for informal presentations of new or ongoing research followed by open discussion.

To submit a paper for consideration, please send the following items to Craig Hanson, HBA President, at CraigAshleyHanson@gmail.com: (1) a one page abstract; (2) a C.V. (limited to two pages).; and (3) a brief cover letter explaining interest in the field. The deadline for submission is December 18, 2015. Upon selection, each presenter will be requested to join HBA if not already a member.

Attingham Offerings for 2016

Posted in opportunities by Editor on November 7, 2015


George Barret the Elder, The West Front of Burton Constable,
oil on canvas, 1777

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Along with Attingham’s regular course offerings, next year’s study programme will be based in Denmark. More information and application form available at Attingham’s website. Applicants from the U.S. may contact Mary Ellen Whitford, admin@americanfriendsofattingham.org. Applicants from outside the U.S. may contact Rita Grudzień, rita.grudzien@attinghamtrust.org.

The London House Course, 19–25 April 2016
Applications due by 11 January 2016

This non-residential programme studies the development of the London house from the Renaissance to the present, as well as the history of planning and development in the city. Directed by Giles Waterfield and Sarah Nichols.

Attingham Study Programme: The Historic House in Denmark, 1–8 June 2016
Applications due by 24 January 2016

Commencing in Copenhagen this ambitious 8-day programme will concentrate on Denmark’s rich heritage of royal castles and manor houses virtually unknown outside the country. Ranging from the Middle Ages to the nineteenth century, a wide variety will be visited many still in private hands. The programme will be directed by Annabel Westman with the assistance of a Danish advisory committee.

The 65th Attingham Summer School, 30 June — 17 July 2016
Applications due by 31 January 2016

Directed by Elizabeth Jamieson and Andrew Moore, and accompanied by specialist tutors and lecturers, this intensive 18-day course will include visits to approximately 25 houses in Sussex, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Yorkshire. The Summer School will examine the country house in terms of architectural and social history, and the decorative arts.

Royal Collection Studies, 4–13 September 2015
Applications due by 12 February 2016

Run on behalf of Royal Collection Trust, this strenuous 10-day course based near Windsor is directed by Giles Waterfield. The school will visit royal palaces in and around London with specialist tutors (many from the Royal Collection) and study the extensive patronage and collecting of the royal family from the Middle Ages onwards. The course is open to all but priority will be given to those with a professional or specialist knowledge of British architecture or history of the fine and decorative arts.

French 18th-Century Studies, 9–14 October 2016
Applications due by 30 April 2016

Directed by Helen Jacobson, and run for the fourth time, this 5-day non-residential program aims to foster a deeper knowledge and understanding of French eighteenth-century fine and decorative art. Based at the Wallace Collection with one full study day at Waddesdon Manor this course is intended primarily to aid professional development with object-based study, handling sessions and a look at behind-the-scenes conservation.


The Lewis Walpole Library 2016–17 Fellowships & Travel Grants

Posted in fellowships, opportunities by Editor on November 7, 2015

Applications due by 11 January 2016

The Lewis Walpole Library, a department of Yale University Library, invites applications to its 2016–2017 fellowship program. Located in Farmington, Connecticut, the Library offers short-term residential fellowships and travel grants to support research in the Library’s rich collections of eighteenth-century materials (mainly British), including important holdings of prints, drawings, manuscripts, rare books, and paintings. In addition, the Library offers a joint fellowship award with the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library to support up to eight weeks of research in both collections. Scholars pursuing postdoctoral or advanced research, as well as doctoral candidates at work on a dissertation, are encouraged to apply.

Recipients are expected to be in residence at the Library, to be free of other significant professional obligations during their stay, and to focus their research on the Lewis Walpole Library’s collections. Fellows also have access to additional resources at Yale, including those in the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Yale Center for British Art. Residential fellowships include the cost of travel to and from Farmington, accommodation for four weeks in an eighteenth-century house on the Library’s campus, and a per diem living allowance. Travel grants cover transportation costs to and from Farmington for research trips of shorter duration and include on-site accommodation.

The application deadline is January 11, 2016. Awards will be announced in March. For application details and requirements click here.


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