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Recipients Selected for 2014 CAA International Travel Grants

posted by Janet Landay, Program Manager, Fair Use Initiative — Oct 07, 2013

In an effort to promote greater interaction and exchange between American and international art historians and artists, CAA offers twenty International Travel Grants to bring colleagues from around the world to its Annual Conference, to be held next year in Chicago from February 12 to 15, 2014. This is the third year of the program, which has been generously funded by the Getty Foundation since its inception. CAA is pleased to announce this year’s recipients—professors of art history, curators, and artists who teach art history—who were selected by a jury of CAA members from a highly competitive group of applicants. Their names and affiliations are listed below.

In addition to covering travel expenses, hotel accommodations, and per diems, the CAA International Travel Grants include conference registration and a one-year CAA membership. At the conference, the twenty recipients will be paired with hosts, who will introduce them to CAA and to specific colleagues who share their interests. Members of CAA’s International Committee have agreed to serve as hosts, along with representatives from the National Committee for the History of Art (NCHA) and CAA’s Board of Directors. CAA is grateful to NCHA for renewing its generous underwriting of the hosts’ expenses. The program will begin on February 11 with an introductory preconference for grant recipients and their hosts.

CAA hopes that this travel-grant program will not only increase international participation in the organization’s activities, but also expand international networking and the exchange of ideas both during and after the conference. The Getty-funded International Travel Grant Program supplements CAA’s regular program of Annual Conference Travel Grants for graduate students and international artists and scholars. We look forward to welcoming the grant recipients in Chicago at the next Annual Conference.

2014 Recipients of CAA International Travel Grants

  • Rael Artel, Director, Tartu Art Museum, Estonia
  • Eric Appau Asante, Lecturer, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana
  • Cezar Tadeu Bartholomeu, Professor of Art History, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Laris Borić, Assistant Professor, Department of Art History, University of Zadar, Croatia
  • Eddie M. P. Butindo-Mbaalya, Lecturer, Kyambogo University, Uganda
  • Josephina de la Maza Chevesich, Assistant Professor, Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Chile
  • Katerina Zdravkova Gadjeva, Assistant Professor, Institute of Art Studieso, Bulgarian Academy of Science, Bulgaria
  • Heba Nayal Barakat Hassanein, Head, Curatorial Affairs Department, Islamic Arts Museum, Malaysia
  • Lilianne Lugo Herrera, Professor and Vice Dean, Research and Postgraduate Studies, University of Arts, Cuba
  • Heuman Tchana Hugues, Junior Lecturer, University of Maroua/Higher Institute of the Sahel, Camaroon
  • Kanwal Khalid, Assistant Professor, Lahore College for Women University, Pakistan
  • Mahmuda Khnam, Assistant Professor, Department of Islamic History & Culture, Jagannath University, Bangladesh
  • Daria Kostina, Lecturer in Art History, Ural Federal University, and curator of B. U. Kashkin Museum, Yekaterinburg, Russia
  • Portia Malatjie, Lecturer, Art History and Visual Culture  Rhodes University, South Africa
  • Susana S. Martins, Lecturer and Research Fellow, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Fernando Luis Martinez Nespral, Head Professor and Researcher, University of Buenos Aires, School of Architecture, Design and Urbanism, Argentina
  • Magdalena Anna Nowak, Assistant Curator, National Museum in Warsaw, Poland
  • Freeborn O. Odiboh, Associate Professor of Art History and Criticism, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria
  • Adriana Oprea, Archivist and Researcher, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Romania
  • Ahmed E. Wahby, Lecturer and Vice Dean for Student Affairs, German University in Cairo, Egypt