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Art Markets: An Integrated Perspective

Posted in opportunities by Editor on February 9, 2019

From the program’s website:

Art Markets: An Integrated Perspective
International Thematic School
Lyon, 24–28 June 2019

Registration due by 15 March 2019

The thematic school is organized by the LARHRA and the Université Lumière Lyon 2 in collaboration with the Université Libre de Bruxelles and Erasmus University, Rotterdam. It aims to provide the research community interested in the study of art markets with an interdisciplinary theoretical approach and methodological tools in line with the most up-to-date analytical methods in order to bring out new research perspectives. About fifteen international specialists in art history, economics, law, sociology, finance, and digital humanities from all over Europe and the United States will animate it in a spirit of exchange and sharing of knowledge.

The art market is essentially a multidisciplinary object of study. While it is now a significant sector of the global economy, it has always it played a seminal role in the circulation and reception of art, and provided the context within which artists created their work. Researchers from disciplines as diverse as economics, finance, law, history, art history or sociology have contributed to a better understanding of the complexity and specificity of this market. Despite the advances made in each of these fields, research on the art market still too often suffers from a compartmentalization by disciplinary field.

The Art Markets thematic school aims to bring together the international community of researchers working on the art market and to offer participants the opportunity to better understand the scientific approaches of other disciplines. Sharing a common knowledge base and concepts is a necessary condition for developing transdisciplinary collaborations. To this end, this training offers an interdisciplinary theoretical approach and methodological tools in line with the most up-to-date analytical methods. The articulation between historical and contemporary analyses from the point of view of economics, finance, sociology, and law is particularly innovative.

Indeed, in the era of globalization and digital technology, art markets are undergoing profound changes that are leading to a reconfiguration of the modalities of interaction between actors and intermediaries. Issues related to artistic exchanges, the emergence or decline of markets, financial speculation, the concentration of actors and the role of agents in building the economic and social value of art, have accelerated the need to use robust analytical techniques to better understand these issues. But are they so new? These phenomena benefit from being re-examined in the light of their historical contexts in order to understand their logic and dynamics over time. At the same time, the analysis of contemporary art markets allows us to shed light with the advantage of hindsight on the practices, mechanisms and strategies put in place since the emergence of markets for visual arts and the first globalization from the 16th century onwards. In addition, quantitative analytical methods, data modelling and visualization have paved the way for important methodological and epistemological explorations

The training is aimed at the entire scientific community: professors-researchers, researchers, post-doctoral fellows, doctoral students, staff of research support (ITA). It should also be of interest for experts and professionals active in the art market. It is open to all participants from Master 2 level onwards, preferably in a discipline related to the study of art markets: economic history, art history, economics, finance, sociology, and law.

Contact: artmarkets2019@sciencesconf.org

This thematic school has received support from the CNRS, IDEX Lyon, Université Lumière Lyon 2, LARHRA, College académique Sciences Sociales de l’Université de Lyon.

Seminar | Matthew Hargraves on Watercolor

Posted in graduate students, opportunities by Editor on January 31, 2019

J. M. W. Turner, The Pass at St. Gotthard, near Faido, 1843, watercolor over graphite
(New York: The Morgan Library & Museum, 2006.52)

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From the seminar flyer:

Seminar on Watercolor with Matthew Hargraves
The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, 15 March 2019

Applications due by 1 February 2019

The Morgan Library & Museum has an extensive collection of drawings from the Renaissance to the present, many of which feature the use of colored washes. Participants in this graduate seminar will look closely at the use of watercolor by artists of different schools, with a particular focus on the widespread use of the medium during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries in Britain. From around 1750 to 1850, the period typically considered to be watercolor’s ‘golden age’, the medium came to be seen as a distinctively British art. In fact, however, watercolor had been used across Europe for centuries, and this seminar will examine the origins of watercolor, its adoption and development by British artists in the eighteenth century, and the spread of watercolor as a drawing medium in the Romanic period. Among the sheets examined will be examples by Albrecht Dürer, William Blake, Caspar David Friedrich, Eugène Delacroix, and J.M.W. Turner. The seminar will begin at 10am and last until 4pm.

Matthew Hargraves is Chief Curator of Art Collections at Yale Center for British Art in New Haven.

This seminar is open to graduate students in the history of art. Interested participants are kindly
invited to submit a one paragraph statement, which should include the following:
• Name and email
• Academic institution, class year, and field of study
• Interest in drawings
• Reason/s for wanting to participate in the seminar

A brief recommendation from the student’s advisor is welcome but not required. Applications should be submitted electronically by 1 February 2019 with the subject header ‘Watercolor Seminar’ to: drawinginstitute@themorgan.org. Participants will be notified by 11 February 2019.

Early Career Fellowships | Göttingen Institute for Advanced Study

Posted in fellowships, opportunities by Editor on December 7, 2018

Early Career Fellowships
The Lichtenberg-Kolleg, the Göttingen Institute for Advanced Study, October 2019 — July 2021

Opening its doors in 1737 Göttingen quickly established itself as one of Europe’s leading Enlightenment universities. Named after one of the most important and versatile representatives of the Göttingen Enlightenment, the Lichtenberg-Kolleg is an interdisciplinary research institute with a strong focus not only on religion in the modern world, the Enlightenment(s) as well as the history of political thought/intellectual history but also on ‘bridges’ between the human and natural sciences. For the period October 2019 to July 2021 we are inviting early career scholars to join one of the following research groups:
• Globalising the Enlightenment: Knowledge, Culture, Travel, Exchange and Collections
• Human Rights, Constitutional Politics and Religious Diversity
• European Intellectual History / History of Political Thought
• Moritz Stern Fellowships in Modern Jewish Studies: Cultural, Intellectual and Literary History (in cooperation with the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities)

Please find more information here.

Call for Essays | Terra Foundation for American Art Essay Prize

Posted in Calls for Papers, opportunities by Editor on November 12, 2018

Terra Foundation for American Art International Essay Prize
Submissions due by 15 January 2019

The Terra Foundation for American Art International Essay Prize recognizes excellent scholarship by a non-U.S. citizen working in the field of historical American art. Manuscripts should advance the understanding of American art by demonstrating new findings and original perspectives. The prize winner will be given the opportunity to work toward publication in American Art, the peer-reviewed journal copublished by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the University of Chicago Press. The winner will receive a $1,000 cash award and a travel stipend of up to $3,500 to give a presentation in Washington, D.C., and meet with museum staff and research fellows.

Authors must be non-U.S. citizens who have achieved doctoral candidacy or completed a doctoral degree (or the equivalent), and have not previously had a manuscript accepted for publication in American Art. Essays may focus on any aspect of historical (pre-1980) American art and visual culture; however, architecture and film studies are not eligible. Essays may be submitted in any language; abstracts must be submitted in English.

Submissions for the 2019 prize must be sent to TerraEssayPrize@si.edu by January 15, 2019. For information on the prize, available in Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish, please consult AmericanArt.si.edu/research/awards/terra.

Publication Grant, Historians of British Art

Posted in opportunities by Editor on November 10, 2018

HBA Publication Grant
Applications due by 15 January 2019

Each year HBA awards a grant to offset publication costs for a book manuscript or peer-reviewed journal article in the field of British art or visual culture that has been accepted for publication. To be eligible for the $600 award, applicants must be current members of HBA who can demonstrate that the HBA subvention will replace their out of pocket costs. Applications are not accepted from institutions. To apply, send a 500-word project description, publication information (correspondence from press or journal confirming commitment to publish and projected publication date), budget, and CV to Kimberly Rhodes, HBA Prize Committee Chair, krhodes@drew.edu by 15 January 2019.

Attingham Offerings for 2019

Posted in opportunities by Editor on October 28, 2018

Giovanni Paolo Panini, Modern Rome, 1757, 68 × 92 inches
(New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 52.63.2)

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Next year’s Attingham offerings:

The 68th Attingham Summer School, 4–21 July 2019
Applications due by 29 January 2019

The 68th Attingham Summer School, an 18-day residential course directed by David Adshead and Tessa Wild, will visit country houses in Sussex, Oxfordshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Cambridgeshire.

Royal Collection Studies, 1–10 September 2019
Applications due by 12 February 2019

Based near Windsor, the course provides an overview of the patronage and collecting of the Kings and Queens of England/United Kingdom, from the 15th century onwards. Teaching includes lectures and tutorials, as well as visits to both the occupied and unoccupied palaces in and around London. The course is organised on broadly chronological principles, developing an understanding of the changing function and character of the British Royal Collection through a study of the monarchs responsible for its creation and the objects collected. Group discussion and exchange is an important part of the course, and content includes architecture and interiors, decorative arts, paintings, sculpture, and works on paper. The course is held when the Royal Family is not in residence and Windsor Castle is the central focus. Several visits are made before or after opening hours. Regular visits are also made to other palaces and there are several object-focused study sessions.

The Attingham Study Programme: Palaces and Villas of Rome and Naples, 16–24 September 2019
Applications due by 12 February 2019

Conceived from the perspective of the British, European, and American travellers who visited Italy to experience antique, renaissance and baroque Rome during the period c.1650–1950, this intensive study programme will begin with a visit to the British School at Rome. This is a fine example of the work of Edwin Lutyens, built in 1911 in the Valle Giulia, Rome’s ‘Valley of the Academies’ and now a centre for research in archaeology, the arts and the humanities. The programme will consider palaces and villas with their collections in the light of papal patronage and focus upon some of the key Roman families and their influence upon their contemporaries. The choice of properties encompasses those that inspired travellers to collect sculpture, books, paintings, and works of art, their taste informed by the desire to furnish and sometimes rebuild their town and country houses back home.

The London House Course, 1–7 October 2019
Applications due by 19 February 2019

The 7-day London House course, directed by David Adshead, studies the development of the London house from the Renaissance to the present. It combines numerous visits to houses, many of them private, with a series of lectures by leading authorities. Progressing chronologically and exploring all over London, the course takes members inside grand aristocratic buildings, smaller domestic houses, artists’ studios and the garden suburb.

Desmond Guinness Scholarship 2018

Posted in opportunities by Editor on October 18, 2018

From the Irish Georgian Society:

Desmond Guinness Scholarship 2018
Applications due by 28 October 2018

The Desmond Guinness Scholarship is awarded annually by the Irish Georgian Society to an applicant or applicants engaged in research on the visual arts of Ireland including the work of Irish architects, artists, and craftsmen at home and abroad, 1600–1900. Preference will be given to work based on original documentary research. The Scholarship is intended primarily for applicants who are not yet established at an advanced professional level in research or publication of the visual arts. From 2015, the Scholarship has been supported by members of the Society’s London Chapter. The Scholarship does not have to be awarded in any one year, and the decision of the assessors, appointed by the Irish Georgian Society, is final. The total value of the scholarship fund available for distribution is in the region of €1,000.

Application forms must be submitted online by 2.00pm, Monday 29 October 2018. Please note the following:
• Applications must be made online through this this form.
• No additional information or any other accompanying material will be accepted.
• All questions must be answered and incomplete applications will not be considered.
• The Scholarship will not cover tuition fees.
• A confidential reference supporting the application must be sent separately by post by the closing date to the following address: Desmond Guinness Scholarship, Irish Georgian Society, City Assembly House, 58 South William Street, Dublin 2.
• Completed applications must be submitted online, late applications will not be accepted.

Fellowships | Tyson Scholars in American Art

Posted in fellowships, opportunities by Editor on October 13, 2018

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkanasas, designed by Moshe Safdie; it opened in November 2011.
(Photo: Wikimedia Commons, March 2013, Stefan Krasowski)

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From the flyer for the Tyson Scholars Program:

Tyson Scholars Program: Fellowships in American Art
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, 2019–20

Applications accepted between 1 November 2018 and 15 January 2019

The Tyson Scholars program, established in 2012, supports scholarship in the full range of subjects related to American art and visual and material culture. Crystal Bridges welcomes ambitious and cross-disciplinary projects in a variety of disciplines, including art history, architecture, visual culture, Indigenous art, American studies, and contemporary art. Applicants with innovative and genre-bending topics are encouraged and both pre- and post-doctoral candidates are eligible.

Crystal Bridges is located in Bentonville, Arkansas, in the beautiful Ozark Mountains. Scholars will be within easy reach of both the lively college-town nightlife of Fayetteville and the rugged natural beauty of the Buffalo National River and other parks. Bentonville is within a 5-hour drive of Dallas, St. Louis, and Memphis; and is 3 hours from Kansas City and Little Rock. The Tyson Scholars Program offers the ideal opportunity to focus on research and writing, with first-hand access to American art and architecture.

The Tyson Scholars Program offers
• Free housing in a quiet, secluded residence near the museum
• Flexible scheduling: from six weeks to an academic year
• Stipends of $15,000 to $30,000 per semester Relocation allowance
• Access to the extensive art reference holdings of the Crystal Bridges Library and the University of Arkansas Libraries
• Access to the Crystal Bridges collection, which spans five centuries of American art

Tyson Scholars are afforded work space in the curatorial wing of the Crystal Bridges Library and work with museum curators and staff, as well as scholars from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. The period of residency may be spent in active research or dedicated to the completion of a dissertation or book manuscript. Scholars have opportunities to share their work with one another and with the public through lectures and gallery talks. Apply for the 2019–20 season in November and join a community of scholars at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

Call for Nominations | Eldredge Book Prize

Posted in books, opportunities by Editor on September 26, 2018

2019 Charles C. Eldredge Prize
Nominations due by 1 December 2018

The Smithsonian American Art Museum is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Charles C. Eldredge Prize. The prize is given annually by the museum for outstanding scholarship in the field of American art. A cash award of $3,000 is made to the author of a recent book-length publication that provides new insights into works of art, the artists who made them, or aspects of history and theory that enrich our understanding of the artistic heritage of the United States. The Eldredge Prize seeks to recognize originality and thoroughness of research, excellence of writing, clarity of method, and significance for professional or public audiences. It is especially meant to honor those authors who deepen or focus debates in the field, or who broaden the discipline by reaching beyond traditional boundaries.

Single-author books devoted to any aspect of the visual arts of the United States and published in the three previous calendar years (2016–2018) are eligible. To nominate a book, please 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. Nominations by authors or publishers for their own books will not be considered. The deadline for nominations is December 1, 2018. 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: eldredge@si.edu, or fax: (202) 633-8373. For more information about the prize, please visit americanart.si.edu/research/awards/eldredge.

The museum will host a lecture by University of Texas at Austin professor Susan Rather, winner of the 2018 Eldredge Prize, on February 7, 2019, at 4pm. The talk will be related to Rather’s award-winning book, The American School: Artists and Status in the Late Colonial and Early National Era. It will also be available via webcast.

Postdoctoral Position: Shakespeare in the Royal Collections

Posted in opportunities by Editor on August 14, 2018

Postdoctoral Research Associate: ‘Shakespeare in the Royal Collections’
Applications are due by 14 September 2018

Applications are invited for a three year, full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on the AHRC funded project, ‘Shakespeare in the Royal Collections’. This is led by Principal Investigator Professor Gordon McMullan (Department of English, King’s College London) and Co-Investigator Dr. Kate Retford (Department of History of Art, Birkbeck College, University of London).

‘Shakespeare in the Royal Collections’ seeks to establish a new understanding of the relationship of Shakespeare and the royal family 1700–1900 by way of the first thorough investigation of the Shakespeare-related holdings in the Royal Collections, from manuscripts through paintings and prints to performance records. It explores the mutually sustaining and legitimating nature of the development of both Shakespeare and the royal family as hegemonic cultural phenomena, asking the twin questions: what has Shakespeare done for the royals, and what have the royals done for Shakespeare?

The PDRA (one of two, with the other working on literary/performance matters) will work on visual culture, with a focus on eighteenth-century material. He/she will assist the PI and CI in delivering the research outputs of the project and contribute to those outputs: the creation of a website containing digital images of all the Shakespeare-related holdings, a set of annotations and contextual data; an innovative set of 3D visualisations; two symposia and a conference; a TV documentary; and an exhibition at Shakespeare’s Globe (2021). He/she will write a monograph based on Shakespeare-related art and material culture objects in the holdings. These range from paintings, sculptures and prints through to a doll of Portia and boxes made from the ‘Mulberry Tree planted by Shakespeare’. Two likely themes for the monograph are: an exploration of the fashioning of royal identities through visual and material identification with key characters and events from Shakespeare; the significance of the Shakespeare holdings for an understanding of the Royal Collections as a whole by providing a key opportunity to juxtapose items inherited, gifted, purchased and commissioned. The PDRA will be fully engaged in developing and shaping the book project according to his/her interests and findings.

Candidates should have a PhD in History of Art or cognate field, which will have been completed before the start of the role. If their PhD is not in History of Art, they should be able to show particular evidence of full awareness of the methodologies and theories of the discipline. The PDRA will have expertise in eighteenth-century material to complement the specialism of the other PDRA (already appointed) in Victorian and early-twentieth-century performance. Engagement with interdisciplinary approaches and a willingness to work across visual and literary culture are vital. Collections-based experience, such as cataloguing or provenance work, whether professional or gained through academic research, is highly desirable. Applicants should also be able to demonstrate ability to work well in a team, to manage their time and research efficiently and either have or be willing to acquire the appropriate digital competence.

Additional information is available here»