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Symposium | Movement and Circulation in North American Art

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on June 19, 2017

From H-ArtHist and the Freie Universität Berlin:

At Home and Abroad: Movement, Influence, and Circulation in North American Art
John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, 28–29 June 2017

This international symposium will explore transcultural exchanges of North American artists and art objects from the late eighteenth century to the early twentieth century. Papers will address the movement and displacement of North American artists and the circulation of physical art objects in North America and Europe, such as paintings and prints, during a broad time frame. Issues of audience and viewership across North America and Europe will also be considered, along with the varied forms of influence and knowledge from sources such as newspapers, letters, and copies of graphic material.

Seeking to stimulate an interdisciplinary exchange, this symposium brings together invited scholars and curators working in universities and museums in the United States, Canada, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

The symposium is organized by Dr. Allison Stagg, Terra Foundation for American Art Visiting Professor at the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin.

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18:15  Allison Stagg (John F. Kennedy Institute for North America Studies), Transatlantic Visual Humor and the Political Caricature Portrait

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13:30  Welcome and Introduction from Winfried Fluck (Professor, Department of Culture, John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies) and Allison Stagg (Terra Visiting Professor of America Art, John F. Kennedy Institute)

14:00  Nancy Siegel (Professor, Art History, Towson University, Maryland), The Bitter Draught and a Bloody Massacre: Political Satire by Paul Revere

14:45  Martin Myrone (Curator, Tate Britain, London), The American School in London: Privilege and Preference at the Royal Academy Schools, 1769–1830

15:30  Coffee break

16:00  Dominic Hardy (Professor, Art History, Université du Québec à Montréal), Cross-readings: Colonial Canadian Identities and Transatlantic Graphic Satire in the 1840s

16:45  Larne Abse Gogarty (Terra Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, Humboldt Universität, Berlin), Entertainment for Moralists: The Politics of Figuration in 1950s Chicago

17:30  Closing remarks

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Post-doctoral Fellowships from the Volkswagen Foundation

Posted in fellowships by Editor on June 19, 2017

From the Volkswagon Foundation:

Post-doctoral Fellowships in the Humanities in the U.S. and Germany
Applications due by 12 September 2017

Through its funding initiative “Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities at Universities and Research Institutes in Germany and the USA” the Volkswagen Foundation aims to strengthen transatlantic academic relations, especially in the field of the Humanities. In this funding initiative, the Volkswagen Foundation works closely with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York.

In the context of this initiative, the two foundations cooperate with several universities and research institutes of excellence in Germany, in the USA, and Canada. In general, however, applicants are able to apply to a host university or research institute of their choice.

• Call: Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities at Universities and Research Institutions in Germany. Application deadline is September 12, 2017. The Fellowships address postdocs based at American universities and research institutes working in the Humanities who wish to spend some time in Germany working on a research project. Details of conditions and the application procedure can be found under Information for Applicants 97 (pdf). Applications must be filed electronically via the electronic application system.

• Call: Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities at Universities and Research Institutes in the U.S. and Canada. Application deadline is September 5, 2017. The Fellowships address postdocs based at German universities and research institutes who wish to spend some time in the USA or in Canada working on their research project, or to concentrate on a particular aspect of their postdoctoral dissertation. Details of conditions and the application procedure can be found under Information for Applicants 96 (pdf). Applications must be filed electronically via the electronic application system.

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The Lichtenberg-Kolleg in Göttingen is one of the cooperating partners. The Fellowships address postdocs at American universities and research institutes working in the Humanities who wish to spend some time at the Lichtenberg-Kolleg working on a research project. The institute invites early career scholars to join one of our research groups focusing on either 1) Göttingen and European Enlightenment(s) within its wider Atlantic and Global Contexts, 2) Human Rights, Constitutional Politics and Religious Diversity, 3) Modern Jewish Studies: literary, intellectual and cultural history, or 4) European Intellectual History / History of Political Thought. The composition of each research group will be a mixture of Senior Fellows, Mid-Career Fellows, Early Career Fellowships (ECF), Göttingen Faculty, and Ph.D. students. ECFs offer early career scholars opportunities to take their research to more advanced levels set up new projects and prepare themselves for their professional future as academic teachers, researchers, and administrators.