Call for Papers | Prints in Their Place

Posted in Calls for Papers by Editor on November 7, 2019

From The Courtauld:

Prints in Their Place: New Research on Printed Images in Their Places of Production, Sale, and Use
Research Forum, Courtauld Institute of Art, Vernon Square, Kings Cross, London, 19–20 June 2020

Proposals due by 15 January 2020

Organized by Sheila McTighe, Paris Spies-Gans, and Anita Viola Sganzerla

Jacques Callot, Title page to Varie figure, etching, ca. 1621/22 (Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art).

We solicit papers that address printed images in relation to their early modern and modern contexts in the broadest sense. We hope to include papers that cover the full span of the history of prints, and the range of disciplines in which print is now studied, from art history, the history of the book and print culture studies, to the history of science and ideas.

We open up the terms ‘place’ or ‘context’ to include a variety of approaches to the study of prints and of print. To look at prints in their place might concern the relation between prints and their place of production—how did the spaces and formats of artists’ workshops shape their creative process and affect the prints produced? How did the entrepreneurship of print producers in workshops and publishing houses affect the print materials that were bought by their customers? How were the places in which cheap prints were sold—on the street, in the piazza, the book fair, the market table—reflected in their format, imagery, and functions? Equally rich contexts include the places in which printed materials were collected, stored, and used: how did the formats and conventions for looking at prints, pamphlets and books, in libraries, kunstkammer, galleries, chapels, schools, kitchens, laboratories, bedrooms, coffee shops and salons, affect the way prints were made as well as what they portrayed? More broadly, when print shops and book shops were clustered into certain streets or districts in the city, and/or when a locality became associated with the print trade, what effects did the character of this site have on the culture of print in that place? We also encourage topics that consider gender as well as women artists—Were these places gendered? Did women cultivate their own spaces of print production? When and where did women actors navigate the spaces above? What was the place of print, literally or figuratively, for aspiring or established women artists or publishers? The places for prints might also be considered as metaphoric or imagined spaces, such as the international arena for news and political debate. Finally, we invite studies of such real or imagined places for prints that extend beyond western Europe.

If you are interested in presenting a paper at this conference, please send a proposal with your name and institutional affiliation (if you have one), your paper’s title, an abstract of no more than 200 words, and a brief cv, to sheila.mctighe@courtauld.ac.uk. Deadline for submissions is 15 January 2020.

Organizers: Dr. Sheila McTighe (Senior Lecturer, Courtauld Institute), Dr. Paris Spies-Gans (Harvard University Society of Fellows), Dr. Anita Viola Sganzerla (Independent scholar)

Fellowships | Lewis Walpole Library, 2020–21

Posted in fellowships by Editor on November 7, 2019

The Lewis Walpole Library invites applications to its 2020–21 fellowship program:

Fellowships and Travel Grants in Eighteenth-Century Studies
The Lewis Walpole Library, 2020–21

Applications due by 6 January 2020

The Lewis Walpole Library, a department of Yale University Library, invites applications to its 2020–2021 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. 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.

Applications are accepted beginning the first Monday in November. The application deadline is January 6, 2020. Awards will be announced in March.

Fellowships | Tyson Scholars in American Art

Posted in fellowships by Editor on November 7, 2019

From Crystal Bridges:

Tyson Scholars Program: Fellowships in American Art
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, 2020–21

Applications due by 15 January 2019

Apply now for a fellowship to support your research. Crystal Bridges invites applications addressing a variety of topics including American art history, architecture, visual and material culture, Indigenous art, Latin American Art, American studies, craft, and contemporary art that expand traditional categories of investigation into American art. Projects with an interdisciplinary focus are encouraged.

The program is open to scholars affiliated with a university, museum, or independent holding a PhD (or equivalent) and PhD candidates. Scholars are selected based on potential to advance understanding of American art and intersect with Crystal Bridges’ collections, architecture, or landscape.

Terms range from six weeks to nine months. Tyson Scholars have access to the art and library collections of Crystal Bridges and the University of Arkansas library. Housing is provided near Crystal Bridges. Workspace at the museum is also provided. Stipends vary depending on duration of residency and experience, and range from $15,000 to $30,000 per semester. Additional funds for relocation and research travel funds are also available. The deadline for the 2020–2021 academic year is January 15, 2020.

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