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Affiliated Society News for November 2017

posted by CAA — Nov 16, 2017

Affiliated Society News shares the new and exciting things CAA’s affiliated organizations are working on including activities, awards, publications, conferences, and exhibitions. For more information on Affiliated Societies, click here.

Public Art Dialogue

The Fall 2018 issue of Public Art Dialogue journal will be devoted to the theme of “Public Art as Political Action.” The call for papers follows:

Public art is a process that often requires collaboration and compromise and, in the popular imagination, public art is also associated with the need for consent. However, the public sphere is an important place of dissent and many public art forms serve as interventions by critiquing the status quo, expressing dissatisfaction with the political powers that be, and questioning and reinterpreting historical narratives. This issue aims to examine topics surrounding protest art in the public realm. Submissions might explore the visual culture of protest movements; performances, projections, and posters that start public dialogues (physical and virtual) using visual means; historic or contemporary public art projects engaged with political protest. Submissions may also address how photography operates as a language of protest in the public realm. Though a resurgence in political art and protest brings contemporary art to the forefront, this issue also hopes to look at historic precedents for contemporary public protest art by revisiting the ephemera, public actions, and protest art of the past. Public Art Dialogue welcomes submissions from art historians, critics, artists, architects, landscape architects, curators, administrators, and other public art scholars and professionals, including those who are emerging as well as already established in the field.

Manuscripts are due March 1, 2018 and should be sent to PAD editorial assistant Sierra Rooney at PAD also seeks original artist projects submissions.  All manuscripts and artist project submissions must follow the guidelines posted here. Original artist projects should be sent to PAD art editor Ashley Corbin-Teich at

Association of Academic Museums and Galleries

AAMG Welcomes New VP of Membership Anna-Maria Shannon

Anna-Maria Shannon is the Interim Director for the Museum of Art at Washington State University. She has been part of the Museum of Art/Washington State University team for 21-years and is also assigned as the Associate Director. She is currently working to complete a 15-million dollar campaign for a new facility to be named the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art/WSU in the spring of 2018. Anna-Maria has a bachelor’s degree in Art History from the University of Puget Sound (’93), Tacoma, Washington and a Master’s in Design from Washington State University (’05), Pullman, Washington. She serves on various boards and committee both on campus and within the town of Pullman, Wa, where she lives happily (in her garden) with her husband, two sons and mother. More online:

Association of Research Institutes in Art History

East Asia Fellowship Program

The Association of Research Institutes in Art History (ARIAH) is a consortium of 27 museums and research centers based in North America. ARIAH’s goal is to promote scholarship in art history and to foster intellectual exchange among art historians from different parts of the world. In pursuit of that goal, ARIAH has established a fellowship program that will enable scholars from countries in East Asia to conduct research at an ARIAH member institute on any topic in the visual arts.

Facts about the ARIAH East Asia Fellowship program:

  • Applicants should hold an advanced degree and/or demonstrate a record of scholarly achievement. Scholars from the following countries are eligible to apply: Japan, Mongolia, People’s Republic of China (including Hong Kong and Macau), Republic of China (Taiwan), and South Korea. English-language competence (spoken and written) is required.
  • Fellowships will last three to four months.
  • Deadline for applications is December 31, 2017. ARIAH will notify awardees by April 1, 2018. Fellowships may begin no earlier than September 1, 2018, and must be completed by August 31, 2019.
  • Fellowship awards will include cost of international travel, lodging, and other expenses.
  • Number of fellowships offered: Four fellowships will be offered per year.

Complete information about the ARIAH East Asia Fellowship Program can be found at For more information, contact

Generously Funded by:

Association for Latin American Art

ALAA Graduate Student Travel Award 

We are pleased to announce the annual ALAA Graduate Student Travel Award. The award, generously funded by former ALAA president Patricia Sarro, will provide $500 toward expenses related to attending the CAA annual conference, ALAA business meeting, and ALAA sponsored sessions. Funds may be put towards hotel costs, registration, or airfare/ground travel. The awardee need not be presenting (although presenters are encouraged to apply), but should demonstrate a specific need to attend sessions or visit archives in the conference city. To apply, please send a letter of interest, including your current research area, name of your university, program, advisor, and specific purpose for attending to the conference by email to Michele Greet ( by October 31. The awardee will be selected by the executive committee and will be notified of his/her acceptance by November 15. Funds will be paid upon receipt of the award, but awardee must submit receipts to ALAA verifying that funds have gone toward conference expenses (within 2 weeks of returning from the conference). The awardee is also expected to attend the ALAA business meeting at the conference where he/she will be recognized as an award recipient. The awardee will also receive one year of complimentary ALAA membership.

Historians of German, Scandinavian, and Central European Art and Architecture

The Historians of German, Scandinavian, and Central European Art and Architecture (HGSCEA) will sponsor a session at the annual CAA conference in Los Angeles on Saturday, February 24 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Chaired by Allison Morehead, “Critical Race Art Histories in Germany, Scandinavia, and Central Europe” will include papers by Rebecca Houze on the art colony at Gödölló, Patricia G. Berman on Nordic Vitalism, Bart Pushaw on Nordic art’s colonialist turn, and Kristin Schroeder on the paintings of Christian Schad.

HGSCEA members are also cordially invited to attend our annual dinner reception, which will take place on Thursday, February 22 from 7 to 9 p.m. near the LA Convention Center (location TBA). As always, the event is free for current members and provides an opportunity to meet old friends and make new acquaintances.

The winner of this year’s Emerging Scholar Publication Prize will be announced at the reception; this award of $500 is given to a current HGSCEA member who is either a graduate student or has received a PhD within the last five years, in recognition of a distinguished essay published in 2017 on any topic in the history of German, Scandinavian, or Central European art, architecture, design, or visual culture (submission deadline: December 18). Current HGSCEA members who are either graduate students or have received a PhD within the last five years may also apply to HGSCEA for a small travel stipend to attend the conference.

For more details on the session, dinner, prize, and travel stipend, please go to HGSCEA’s website:

Association for Textual Scholarship in Art History 

Member Publications


Liana De Girolami Cheney, et al. Radiance and Symbolism in Modern Stained Glass: European and American Innovations and Aesthetic Interrelations in Material Culture. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Scholar Publisher, 2016.

Sara Nair James, Art in England from the Saxons to the Tudors: 600-1600. Oxford: Oxbow/Casemate Books, 2016.


Tina Waldeier Bizzarro, Rosemount College,  “The Politics of Domesticating the Eternal:  The Roadside Shrines of Sicily,” in Iconocrazia, 10 (2016), Issue on Arts & Politics: Rhetorical Quest in Cultural Imaging. Online. politics/

Charles Burroughs, Visiting Professor at GENESEO,  “Fluid City: River Gods in Rome and Contested Topography.” Mediaevalia 36/37 (2015/6): 187-222.

Charles Burroughs, Visiting Professor at GENESEO, “The Nymph in the Doorway: Revisiting a Central Motif of Aby Warburg’s Studyof Culture.” California Italian Studies 6.1 Issue title: “The Fixity and Flexibility of Images: Italian Art and Identity over Time” (2016). Online.

Giuseppe Cascione, University of Bari, “The Icon and the imperium, ” in Iconocrazia, 10 (2016) Issue on Arts & Politics: Rhetorical Quest in Cultural Imaging, politics/

Liana De Girolami Cheney, Independent Scholar, “Giorgio Vasari’s Justice: Political Glory for the Farnese Family” in Iconocrazia, 10 (2016) Issue on Arts & Politics: Rhetorical Quest in Cultural Imaging

Liana De Girolami Cheney, Independent Scholar, “Giorgio Vasari’s Last Supper: A Thanksgiving Celebration,” Cultural and Religious Studies, December 2016, Vol. 4, No. 12, 735-77.

Liana De Girolami Cheney, Independent Scholar, “Giorgio Vasari’s Conception of Our Lady: A Divine Fruit,” Journal of Religious Studies, Vol. 4, No. 4 (Winter 2016), 87-115.

Liana De Girolami Cheney,  Independent Scholar, “Edward Burne-Jones’s The Planets: Musical Spheres and Visions of a Benevolent Cosmos,” Journal of Literature and Art Studies, July 2017, Vol. 7, No. 7, 1-57.

Liana De Girolami Cheney, Independent Scholar,  “The Labor of the Months and The Zodiac Signs in the Cathedral of Otranto: Symbols of Labor and Time,” Journal of Culture and Religious Studies, November 2016, Vol. 4, 11: 682-70.

Liana De Girolami Cheney, Independent Scholar, “Giorgio Vasari and Niccolò Machiavelli: A Medicean Appetite,” Journal of Arts and Humanities, Vol. 5, Issue 12 (2016), 35-48.

Liana De Girolami Cheney, Independent Scholar, “Giorgio Vasari’s Fine Arts in the Vite of 1550:” Journal of Literature and Art Studies, David Publishing Company Vol. 7, No. 2 (February, 2017), 140-78.

Liana De Girolami Cheney, Independent Scholar, “Edward Burne-Jones’s The Planet Mars,” Pre-Raphaelite Studies  Vol. XXIV,      No. 3 (Fall 2016), 15-27.

Liana De Girolami Cheney, Independent Scholar, “Illustrations for Dante’s Inferno: A Comparative Study of Sandro Botticelli, Giovanni Stradano and Federico Zuccaro,” Journal o Cultural and Religious Studies, Vol. 4, No. 8 (August 2016), 488-519.

Liana De Girolami Cheney, Independent Scholar, “Giorgio Vasari’s Saint George: A Christian Liberator,” Notes on Early Modern Art, Vol. 3, No. 2 (Summer 2016), 1-9.

Liana De Girolami Cheney, Independent Scholar, “Giorgio Vasari and Mannerist Architecture: A Marriage of Beauty and Function in Urban Spaces,” Journal of Literature and Art Studies, Vol. 6, No. 10 (October 2016), 1150-71.

Liana De Girolami Cheney, Independent Scholar, “Jacopo Tintoretto’s Female Concert: Musica Arcadia,” Notes on Early Modern Art, Vol. 3, No.1 (Winter 2016), 27-39.\

Liana De Girolami Cheney, Independent Scholar, “Humanism, Italian Renaissance and Islamic Culture in the Arts,” Sabah Ülkesi, ed. Ahmet Faruk Caglar, (SAYI 46, Ocak, 1- 2016), 55-59 (in Turkish)

Liesbeth Grotenhuis, “Finger on the Lips:Poussin’s Animation of the Hieratic in the Moses Tableaus,” in Iconocrazia, 10 (2016) Issue on Arts & Politics: Rhetorical Quest in Cultural Imaging, politics/

Sara Nair James, Mary Baldwin University, emerita, “Wit and Humor in Ugolino di Prete Ilario’s Life of the Virgin at Orvieto,” Source: Notes in the History of Art, Vol. 36, nos. 3 and 4 (Spring/Summer 2017), 159-67.

Sara Nair James, Mary Baldwin University, emerita, “ St. Joseph in Ugolino di Prete Ilario’s Life of the Virgin at Orvieto: Pater Familias and Artisan of the Soul.” Gesta, vol 55 no 1 (spring, 2016),79-104.

Sara Nair James, May Balwin University emerita,“A Retrospective of Fine American Stained Glass: The Windows of Trinity Church, Staunton, Virginia,” in Radiance and Symbolism in Modern Stained Glass: European and American Innovations, Liana De Girolami Cheney, ed. Cambridge [UK]: Cambridge Scholar Publishing, 2016,

William R. Levin, Centre College, emeritus, “Franciscan Influences on Charitable Practice at the Early Florentine Misericordia,” in The World of St. Francis of Assisi: Select Proceedings from the First International Conference on Franciscan Studies, Siena, Italy, July 16-20, 2015 (Siena: Betti Editrice, 2017).

Sarah J. Lippert, University of Michigan a Flint,  “Canova’s Perseus as Emblem of Italy,” in Iconocrazia, 10 (2016) Issue on Arts & Politics: Rhetorical Quest in Cultural Imaging, politics/

Donato Mansueto, Independent Scholar, “ Who Holds the Reins? Notes Equestrian Metaphors and Politics in Some Sixteenth-and Seventeenth-Century Emblems,” in Iconocrazia, 10 (2016) Issue on Arts & Politics: Rhetorical Quest in Cultural Imaging, politics/

Maureen Pelta, Moore College, “The Power of Cheese Redux: Reconsidering Church and State in Early Cinquecento Parma,” in Iconocrazia, 10 (2016) Issue on Arts & Politics: Rhetorical Quest in Cultural Imaging politics/

Brian D. Steele, “The Politics of Representation: Paolo Veronese, Benedetto da Mantova, and the Wedding at Cana for S. Giorgio Maggiore,” in Iconocrazia, 10 (2016) Issue on Arts & Politics: Rhetorical Quest in Cultural Imaging, politics/

Historians of Netherlandish Art

We invite members of the Historians of Netherlandish Art (HNA) to apply for the 2018 HNA Fellowship. Scholars of any nationality who have been members in good standing for at least two years are eligible to apply. The topic of the research project must be within the field of Northern European art ca. 1400-1800. Up to $2,000 may be requested for purposes such as travel to collections or research facilities, purchase of photographs or reproduction rights, or subvention of a publication. Preference will be given to projects nearing completion (such as books under contract). Winners will be notified in February 2018, with funds to be distributed by April. The application should consist of: (1) a short description of project (1-2 pp); (2) budget; (3) list of further funds applied/received for the same project; and (4) current c.v. A selection from a recent publication may be included but is not required. Pre-dissertation applicants must include a letter of recommendation from their advisor.

Applications should be sent, preferably via e-mail, by December 14, 2017, to Louisa Wood Ruby, Vice-President, Historians of Netherlandish Art. E-mail:; Postal address: The Frick Collection and Art Reference Library, 10 East 71 Street, New York NY 10021.

European Postwar & Contemporary Art Forum

After seven years of hard work and dedication, EPCAF’s founder, Catherine Dossin, has decided to step down from her position as President. Impressively, Catherine has produced an international organization that provides a scholarly resource as well as opportunities for research dissemination. Under her leadership, EPCAF has organized panels at conferences in the US and France, has initiated an annual EPCAF colloquium in Paris, and has edited a volume of scholarly essays titled France and the Visual Arts since 1945: Remapping European Postwar and Contemporary Art,which is forthcoming from Bloomsbury Academic Press. We are grateful for Catherine’s hard work, as well as that of the counselors who are stepping down: Noit Banai, Adrian Duran, Maud Jacquin, Karen Kurczynski, and Rosemary O’Neill.

Lily Woodruff, Assistant Professor of Art History at Michigan State University, is assuming the role of President, and Emmanuel Guy, Assistant Professor of Art and Design History at Parsons, Paris, will be serving as Director of Research. An announcement of the list of new counselors will be made soon and posted on our website:

In coming weeks, EPCAF will be sending out a call for contributions to a panel we will be proposing for the annual Festival de l’histoire de l’art in Fontainebleau. If you wish to receive our quarterly circulaire which announces research opportunities and EPCAF events, please email Lily at Membership in EPCAF is free.

International Sculpture Center

Sculpture magazine, a publication of the International Sculpture Center, rings in the new year with a very special Jan/Feb 2018 Education issue. The issue will feature reviews of university exhibitions, interviews with emerging and established artists and updates on upcoming exhibitions.

The Board of Trustees of the International Sculpture Center are proud to honor Alice Aycock and Betye Saar with the Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award. A gala and awards ceremony held in their honor will occur next April in New York City.

The International Sculpture Conference was held October 25-28, 2017 in Kansas City, MO with approximately 300 attendees from around the world who experienced panel discussions with artists and arts professionals, keynote Willie Cole, hands-on workshops, a gallery hop, receptions, networking opportunities, and much more. Thank you to everyone that joined the ISC In Kansas City, and we can’t wait for 2018. More information on the 2018 conference location is coming soon.

Association of Print Scholars

The Association of Print Scholars is pleased to announce our 2018 CAA panel “Now you see it, now you don’t: Materialism and Ephemeral Prints,” chaired by Dr. Yasmin Railton of Sotheby’s Institute of Art. Research into the production, function, and reception of ephemeral materials in printmaking has recently become a fertile line of inquiry. From the early modern period to twenty-first century interest in materiality, recent theoretical approaches to matter offer new insight into the production and consumption of prints. Speakers include Ruth Pelzer-Montada (University of Edinburg), Margherita Clavarino (Warburg Institute), James Denison (University of Michigan), and Margaret Holben Ellis (Institute of Fine Arts, New York University).

Galina Mardilovich has been awarded a grant from APS to support the publication of her forthcoming book about Russian printmaking in the late Imperial period. Mardilovich is an independent scholar specializing in the history of prints of the long nineteenth century. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in 2013. Her research has been supported by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Getty Research Institute, and the Francis Haskell Memorial Fund, among others. Her work has been published in Print QuarterlyArt History, and most recently, The Burlington Magazine.

The APS Collaboration Grant funds public programs and projects that foster collaboration between members of the print community and/or encourage dialogue between the print community and the general public. The grant carries a maximum award of $1,000. Projects should provide new insights into printmaking and introduce prints to new audiences. Deadline is February 1, 2018. For eligibility requirements and proposal submissions visit the APS website,

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