Wendy Bellion, ‘Here Trust Your Eyes’: Visual Illusion and the Early American Theater
2014 Charles C. Eldredge Prize Lecture
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., 18 September 2014
The Smithsonian American Art Museum invites you to join Wendy Bellion (associate professor of American art and material culture at the University of Delaware and winner of the museum’s 2014 Charles C. Eldredge Prize for Citizen Spectator: Art, Illusion, and Visual Perception in Early National America) for a discussion entitled ‘Here Trust Your Eyes’: Visual Illusion and the Early American Theater on September 18th, 2014, at 4:00pm at the museum. Bellion’s talk will explore how Philadelphia’s Chestnut Street Theater was also a space of visual display and illusion akin to and in conversation with exhibition sites like Charles Willson Peale’s museum.
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2015 Charles C. Eldredge Prize for a Single-Author Book
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
Nominations due by 1 December 2014
The Smithsonian American Art Museum invites nominations for the 2015 Charles C. Eldredge Prize, an annual award for outstanding scholarship in American art history. Single-author books devoted to any aspect of the visual arts of the United States and published in the three previous calendar years are eligible. To nominate a book, send a one-page letter explaining the work’s significance to the field of American art history and discussing the quality of the author’s scholarship and methodology. Self-nominations and nominations by publishers are not permitted. The deadline for nominations is December 1, 2014. Please send them to: The Charles C. Eldredge Prize, Research and Scholars Center, Smithsonian American Art Museum, P.O. Box 37012, MRC 970, Washington, D.C. 20013-7012. Nominations will also be accepted by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax: (202) 633-8373. For more information about the prize, please visit americanart.si.edu/research/awards/eldredge.
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Note (added 26 October 2014) — A slightly different version of the announcement for the 2015 Eldredge Prize originally appeared in this posting; the new wording reflects the most recent description from the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
2014 Charles C. Eldredge Prize
Nominations due by 1 December 2013
The Smithsonian American Art Museum invites nominations for the 2014 Charles C. Eldredge Prize, an annual award for outstanding scholarship in American art history. Single-author books devoted to any aspect of the visual arts of the United States and published in the three previous calendar years are eligible. To nominate a book, send a letter explaining the work’s significance to the field of American art history and discussing the quality of the author’s scholarship and methodology. Self-nominations and nominations by publishers are not permitted. The deadline for nominations is December 1, 2013.
Funding for the Charles C. Eldredge Prize is provided by the American Art Forum, a patrons’ support organization of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The prize was instituted to honor Charles C. Eldredge, who founded the American Art Forum in 1986 during his tenure as director of the museum.
From the Association of Research Institutes in Art History (ARIAH) . . .
ARIAH Prize for Online Publishing
Nomination due by 1 September 2012
ARIAH looks for new initiatives to promote art historical research throughout the world, and invites nominations and self-nominations for the ARIAH Prize for Online Publishing. This award, which carries a $1,000 prize, seeks to encourage and promote high scholarly standards in online publishing in all fields of art history. The prize will be awarded annually to the author(s) of a distinguished article or essay published online in the past three years in the form of an e-journal or other short-form e-publication which advances the study of art history and visual culture. The article should either appear exclusively online, or should be substantially distinct from any print version, creatively capitalizing on the potential of digital publishing.
The competition is open to anyone, with the exception of delegates to ARIAH. Entries may be submitted by the author(s), or by others nominating authors for the prize, including publishers. Entries must be accompanied by the ARIAH Prize Entry Form.
Online publications must have appeared within three years of the submission date. All languages will be considered, but non-English submissions must also provide an English translation. Closing date for entries: September 1, 2012. Prize-winners will be notified by December 1, 2012. Please direct any questions to ARIAHprize@ariah.info
Articles and projects should contain substantial original scholarship and research, and enrich our understanding of art history and visual culture. Submissions will be considered that contribute new ideas and innovative approaches to the online presentation of information, and which exploit the potential offered by digital technology. Entries will be judged by a committee of ARIAH members.
Marc Raeff Book Prize for Outstanding Work on Imperial Russia
Nominations due by 30 May 2011
The Eighteenth-Century Russian Studies Association (ECRSA) is now accepting submissions for the first annual Marc Raeff Book Prize. The award is sponsored by the ECRSA and named in honor of Marc Raeff (1923-2008), historian, teacher, and dix-huitièmiste par excellence. The Raeff Prize will be awarded annually for a publication that is of exceptional merit and lasting significance for understanding Imperial Russia, particularly during the long eighteenth-century. The submitted work must bear a copyright date of either one or two years preceding the award year (e.g. for the 2011 competition the published copyright dates are 2009 and 2010). It can be published in any language read by members of the ECRSA Prize Selection Committee (including Russian) and in any format (analog or digital). Scholarly merit, originality, and felicity of style will be the main criteria for selection. Submissions from scholars who are less than five (5) years from receiving their doctoral degree are particularly encouraged. The recipient of the award will be recognized with a cash prize, which will be presented in November 2011, during the ASEEES annual convention. See ECRSA Events for full details.
How nice it would be to see an art history course included among this year’s three winners — and it comes with $500! So submit. . .
ASECS Innovative Course Design Competition
Proposals due by 1 October 2010
To encourage excellence in undergraduate teaching of the eighteenth century, the Society invites proposals from members in any of its constituent disciplines. Proposals should be for a new approach to teaching a unit within a course on the eighteenth century, covering perhaps one to four weeks of instruction, or for an entire new course. For example, participants may offer a new approach to a specific work or theme, a comparison of two related works from different fields (music and history, art and theology), an interdisciplinary approach to a particular social or historical event, new uses of instructional technology (e.g., web sites, internet resources and activities), or a new course that has never been taught or has been taught only very recently for the first time. Participants are encourage to include why books and topics were selected and how they worked. Applicants should submit five (5) copies of a 3-5 page proposal (double-spaced) and should focus sharply on the leading ideas distinguishing the unit to be developed. Where relevant, a syllabus draft of the course should also be provided. (more…)
Submissions due by 15 August 2010
The Hans Turley Prize will be awarded annually for the best paper on a topic in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Queer Studies delivered at the ASECS annual meeting by a graduate student, an untenured faculty member, or an independent scholar. In addition to recognition, the prize will carry a modest cash award. The prize committee will consist of senior (and therefore ineligible) faculty members of the ASECS Lesbian and Gay Caucus, which Hans Turley helped to found.
Submissions for the Turley Prize must be sent directly to the ASECS office, PO Box 7867, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 27109 or by email to email@example.com. The deadline for submitting papers delivered at the 2010 Annual Meeting is August 15, 2010. The prizewinner will be notified after the committee has made its decision and recognized at the following year’s annual meeting as well as in the summer or fall news circular.
College Art Association Awards
Nominations due by July 31 / August 31
CAA encourages you to make a nomination for the twelve Awards for Distinction for 2011. The different perspectives and anecdotes from multiple personal letters of recommendation provide award juries with a clearer picture of the qualities and attributes of the nominees.
In your letter, state who you are; how you know (of) the nominee; how the nominee and/or his or her work or publication has affected your practice or studies and the pursuit of your career; and why you think this person (or, in a collaboration, these people) deserves to be recognized. We also urge you to contact five to ten colleagues, students, peers, collaborators, and/or coworkers of the nominee to write letters; no more than ten letters are considered. (Letters of support are important for reference, but the awards decisions are the responsibilities of the juries based on their expert assessment of the qualifications of the nominees.)
Nominations for book and exhibition awards (see additional information below) should be for authors of books published or works exhibited or staged between September 1, 2009, and August 31, 2010. Books published posthumously are not eligible. (more…)
The 2010 BSECS Prize for Digital Resources
Nominations due by 14 December 2009
The British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (BSECS) is pleased to call for nominations for the 2010 Prize for the best digital resource supporting eighteenth-century studies. The prize is funded by Adam Matthew Digital, GALE Cengage Learning, the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) and ProQuest. It is judged and awarded by BSECS. This prize promotes the highest standards in the development, utility and presentation of digital resources that assist scholars in the field of eighteenth-century studies broadly defined. Nominated resources should meet the highest academic standards and should contribute in one or more of the following ways:
- by making available new materials, or presenting existing materials in new ways;
- by supporting teaching of the period at university level;
- by facilitating, or itself undertaking, innovative research.
The prize is intended to benefit the international research community, and the competition is open to projects from any country. Resources supporting any scholarly discipline are eligible. Websites or other resources and projects may be nominated by either creators or users.They must have been first launched on or after 1 January 2007. The winner of the cash prize will be announced at the BSECS Annual Conference held in Oxford on 5-7 January 2010. For a nomination form, visit the BSECS website.
Jay Fliegelman Excellence in Mentorship Award
Awarded by the ASECS Graduate Caucus
Nominations due by 15 December 2009
The ASECS Graduate Caucus is pleased to announce the third year of its Mentorship Award, recently renamed the Jay Fliegelman Excellence in Mentorship Award. This award, which will be given out at the annual ASECS meeting, is given to a faculty member who is an outstanding mentor and advisor who generously supports graduate students by helping them excel in their scholarship, teaching, and professional development. To nominate someone, please send the following to the Graduate Caucus’s co-chair, Jarrod Hurlbert, by December 15th:
- the name of the mentor
- the mentor’s institutional affiliation
- a brief (1-2 page) CV outlining the mentor’s major professional accomplishments
- a 1-2 page letter of recommendation from two of the mentor’s students (preferably at least one current student) that outlines the ways in which the mentor has supported his or her graduate students in scholarship, teaching, and professional development.
This year the Fliegelman Mentorship Award is going 100% electronic. Nominations must be sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Each year, the Award Committee of the American Society for Hispanic Art Historical Studies (ASHAHS) invites nominations for the Eleanor Tufts Prize for a distinguished book in English on the history of art and architecture in Iberia. The Eleanor Tufts Award was established in 1992 to honor Professor Tuft’s contributions to the study of Spanish art history. The annual award recognizes an outstanding English-language publication in the area of Spanish or Portuguese art history.
The book must have appeared during the two calendar years preceding the award year. Publications that appeared in 2008 and 2009 are eligible for the 2010 award. The announcement of the winning book is released by the time of the annual conference of the College Art Association (February 10-13, 2010).
For a full description of the criteria, please see the PDF at this link:
Deadline for receipt of books: December 15.
Newsletter Editor, ASHAHS
Assistant Professor of Art History
University of Colorado Denver