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Affiliated Society News for September 2019

posted by September 11, 2019

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

Interested in becoming an Affiliated Society? Learn more here.

SECAC 

The 75th Annual SECAC Conference, hosted by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, will be held October 16 through 19, 2019More than 540 papers—on studio art, art history, art education, and graphic design—will be presented in 142 sessions. All sessions will take place at the Chattanoogan HotelOffsite events include the annual SECAC Artist’s Fellowship and Juried Exhibitions and a keynote address by artist, educator, and advocate for artists, Sharon M. Louden, who serves as editor of the Living and Sustaining a Creative Life series of books and Artistic Director of the Visual Arts at Chautauqua InstitutionMore information and conference registration are available at https://secacart.org/page/Chattanooga 

Society for the Study of Early Modern Women and Gender (SSEMWG)

Following a series of sessions and a vote, the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women has officially changed its name to the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women and Gender (SSEMWG). The Society will begin holding its annual meeting at the Renaissance Society of America annual conference beginning on 2-4 April, 2020. However, the Society will hold one final meeting at the Sixteenth Century Society Conference in St. Louis, 17-20 October, 2019. 

Foundation for Advancement in Conservation

Material Immaterial: Photographs in the 21st Century Symposium and Seminars
September 23-25, 2019, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Organized by Paul Messier and Monica Bravo

We are witnessing the historic transformation of photography from tangible objects—prints, plates, and negatives—to code: intangible bits, bytes, and pixels. As the tether between visual culture and the material world is recalibrated every day, a new form of literacy is required to draw meaning from physical media and its obsolescence. At the very moment when characterization and interpretation of the printed photograph is rapidly gaining ground, the momentum toward dematerialization raises the issue of the long-term relevance and sustainability of photography as a material fact. Does the physical photograph still matter today—as a source for teaching, learning, and scholarship—and will it matter into the future?

This symposium and elective seminars will provide insight into new tools for researching photographs with an emphasis on both the material and immaterial aspects of the medium. Conservation professionals will gain practical knowledge on new and existing techniques for characterizing prints and collections and how this information can be structured and visualized. Curators and art historians will benefit from exposure to the methods and techniques that underlie the contemporary approaches to material history. Together, the presentations and discussions are meant to demystify techniques adapted from seemingly exotic fields of artificial intelligence and data science and to cover some basic techniques for understanding and interpreting the physical and chemical makeup of a photographic print.

View the program for detailed a schedule and speaker list or visit the event website to register.

Support for this program comes from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fund for Collaborative Workshops in Photograph Conservation, a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation Endowment for Professional Development.

Association for Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World, Iran, and Turkey (AMCA)

“AMCA Interview with the Winner of the 2019 Rhonda A. Saad Prize for Best Paper in Modern and Contemporary Arab Art”

The 2019 Rhonda A. Saad Prize for Best Paper in Modern and Contemporary Arab Art was awarded to Lara Ayad for her paper “Homegrown Heroes: Peasant Masculinity and Nation-Building in the Paintings of Aly Kamel al-Deeb.” Dr. Ayad is an Assistant Professor of Art History at Skidmore College. She received her PhD in the History of Art and Architecture at Boston University. An interview with Dr. Ayad about her research may be found on AMCA’s website: http://amcainternational.org/interview-with-lara-ayad/

The Rhonda A. Saad Prize review committee acknowledges that Dr. Ayad’s paper is highly original. The Committee found that her paper was a scrupulously researched examination of the 1930s visual cultural context in which the artist worked in Egypt, when ethnography, social sciences, and fine arts intersected on the body of the muscular, model peasant.

Established in 2010 in honor of our dear and respected colleague and friend, The Rhonda A. Saad Prize aims to recognize and promote excellence in the field of modern and contemporary Arab art. The award is offered to a graduate student or recent post-doctoral scholar working in any discipline whose paper is judged to provide the most significant contribution to the disciplines of Art History and Middle East Studies. For more information and submission guidelines, please visit www.amcainternational.org.

Visual Resources Association

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) strives to strengthen the visual resources field by increasing public and professional awareness of visual information management while advocating for the value of images in the teaching and learning environment. The VRAF supports a range of educational activities in multiple formats and venues, for example, instructional tools, regional workshops, online learning, and advocacy materials, to build bridges across the information management and educational communities. The Foundation’s research interests advance scholarship in the field, improve outreach to the larger community on significant issues. These include intellectual property rights, the development of best practices protocols for the dissemination of digital images, and furthering public access to visual resources information. Significant areas of focus include: image collections, technology, metadata, cataloging, visual literacy, and copyright. The VRAF’s educational and research agenda advances scholarship in the field and improves outreach to the larger community. 

The VRA Foundation currently offers two types of grant opportunities:  

1) Project grants, which provide up to $3,000, awarded to organizations or institutions for programs and projects in the VRAF Grant Areas of Interest. The funds may be used for small, stand-alone projects, pilots or start-up financing for larger projects, or for a component of a larger project. This year’s project grant was awarded to Arden Kirkland, Adjunct Professor at the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University in New York to develop the CostumeCore Toolkit for streamlining the process of developing standards-based, interoperable metadata for collections related to the study of historic clothing. 

2)  Professional development grants, two awards of a $1,000, are provided to an individual for professional development in the field of visual resources and image management. These grants support attendance at an educational event of the grantee’s choosing (such as, an association conference, symposium or workshop), or enrollment in relevant research activities in the VRAF Grant Areas of Interest. 

This Fall, the VRAF is accepting applications for the VRAF Professional Development Grant program (see number 2 above). For consideration, please submit your application by Friday, September 20, 2019, 11:59PM Pacific Time using this online applicationhttps://forms.gle/LHeYeRJFnEniJHJP9If you have any questions about the VRAF Professional Development Grant or the application process, please contact the VRAF Board of Directors at vrafoundation@gmail.com. The recipient of the Fall 2019 VRAF Professional Development grant will be announced by Friday, October 4, 2019, and must be used before October 4, 2020.  

This news is being provided by Maureen Burns, VRA CAA Affiliate Representative, on behalf of the VRAF Board of Directors and Visual Resources Association. For more information, please use the following contacts or social media and view the online links: 

maburns@uci.edu 
vrafoundation@gmail.com 
https://vrafoundation.com 
https://twitter.com/vrafoundation 
https://www.facebook.com/visrafoundation/ 

Pacific Arts Association

The annual PAA Europe Conference 2019 entitled “Challenging Times – Provenances in Museums” will take place at the Museum der Kulturen Basel, from 19th to 21st September 2019.  The meeting coincides with the exhibition “Thirst for Knowledge meets Collecting Mania.”  Papers and reports will respond to the exhibition’s theme, “Museums face challenging times: what seemed a must for an ethnographic museum in the past – such as a collection of skulls – is now a sensitive issue. In collecting, objects were removed from their original contexts, items made of rare and precious materials such as ivory or gold aroused desires, and exotic weapons were acquired by the score.  The exhibition explores the motives for this former collecting mania and poses questions as to the appropriate handling of sensitive objects today.”  For further information visit https://pacificarts.org

QUEER CAUCUS

Solo Show: Oli Rodriguez, A Familiar Panting
Opening Saturday, Dec 7, 6-8pm

National Committee for the History of Art (NCHA)

5th CIHA World congress in São Paulo – CALL FOR PAPERS 

The CIHA Brazil Committee invites proposals for participation in nine Sessions, six Emerging Scholars Seminars, and a Special Session that will constitute the 35th CIHA World Congress – Motion: Migrations. 

The Sessions, Emerging Scholars Seminars, and Special Session are detailed here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Qxyun9-gUje83bhCOGtt_d6p8EEMPmFF/view 

New Media Caucus (NMC)

Border Control Symposium and Exhibition

The New Media Caucus (NMC) is proud to present the 2019 Symposium and Exhibition, Border Control at the University of Michigan, Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design and the Stamps Gallery. The symposium will take place on 19th – 22nd September, 2019, and the exhibition is from 20th September – 11th November, 2019. Keynote Speaker, Vinay Gupta will present a lecture, “Cities that will Walk Away” on 19th September at 5:10pm  For more information about the events please visit our website: http://bordercontrol.newmediacaucus.org/

Decolonizing the New Media Syllabus
NMC is gathering resources, references, syllabi, and texts for a new initiative, “Decolonizing the New Media syllabus.” For anyone interested in contributing to this effort, there will be an initial, informal workshop at the upcoming Border Control symposium at the University of Michigan on Friday, 20 September. The short term goal of the initiative is not symbolic posturing through decolonial metaphorization, but an actionable starting point for teachers developing new media syllabi who want to implement structural changes in how they approach the topics. All resources gathered in advance of and during the symposium will be shared with the NMC community, and future directions and possible collaborations will be determined.
Media-N Summer 2019 Issue
The summer 2019 issue of Media-N (Vol. 15, No. 2) is our annual CAA Conference Edition. It features a selection of conference proceedings from the activities of the New Media Caucus at the 2019 College Art Association Conference in New York City, which took place February 13-17. Included are co-authored contributions by Taylor Hokanson & Nick Bontrager and by. Victoria Bradbury & Suzy O’Hara, and a review of the New Media Caucus Showcase by Debora Faccion.

Design Incubation

Colloquium 6.1: Quinnipiac University
Design Incubation Colloquium 6.1 (#DI2019oct) will be held at the School of Communications at Quinnipiac University on Saturday, October 5, 2019.
https://designincubation.com/publications/colloquium/colloquium-6-1-quinnipiac-university/

Practicing Type in the Age of Screens
Saturday, November 9, 2019. 2-5pm. Type Directors Club, NYC
Typeface design and the implementation of typography has never been more exciting. In many cases, type is presented on monitors, tiny and huge electronic visual displays, i.e., screens. In collaboration with the Type Directors Club, Design Incubation will moderate a panel discussion among design innovators about their design and use of type in today’s changing environment. Panelists include Jason Pamental, Javier Mavromantes, Nancy Campbell.

CFP: The Fellowship Program at Design Incubation 2020
Call for Participation: 3-day academic design research and writing workshop in New York City. June 4-6, 2020.  Application deadline, October 15, 2019.
Target Audience: Design academics in one or more of the following areas: graphic design, information design, branding, marketing, advertising, typography, web, interaction, film and video, animation, illustration, game design. Full-time tenure track or tenured faculty are given preference but any academic may apply.
https://designincubation.com/call-for-submissions/cfp-the-fellowship-program-at-design-incubation-2020/

CFP: The Design Incubation Residency at Haddon Avenue Writing Institute 2019
Rolling acceptances until Sept 30, 2019. Only 14 seats are available for this event. This 3-day residency allows researchers and scholars time to work on existing writing projects or to start a new writing project. The residency is open to design faculty and to those working in related fields.
https://designincubation.com/design-events/the-design-incubation-residency-at-haddon-avenue-writing-institute-2019/

CFP: A Day of Writing
Come spend an uninterrupted day working on a writing project.
Quinnipiac University School of Communications, October 6th 2019.
https://designincubation.com/design-events/a-day-of-writing/

CFP: Colloquium 6.3: Fordham University
Call for design research abstracts. Deadline: Saturday, December 28, 2019.
https://designincubation.com/call-for-submissions/colloquium-6-3-fordham-university-call-for-submissions/

Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC)

Apply for AAMC Foundation’s 2020 Engagement Program for International Curators

The AAMC Foundation Engagement Program for International Curators is seeking eligible international and US-based curators interested in pursuing a year-long partnership dedicated to professional development and exchange.

At the core of this Program is a 12-month partnership between a non-US based curator (International Awardee) and a US-based curator (US Liaison) dedicated to reflecting on and developing self-identified areas of advancement with each other. Made possible by major support from the Terra Foundation for American Art, the Program includes travel funding for International Awardees, a participant stipend for US Liaisons, networking, and more, which are outlined in greater detail in the online application, available here: bit.ly/AAMCApply. Two pairings will be awarded.

Eligible applicants must be art curators working on or having worked within exhibitions and projects that explore historical art of the United States (c. 1500-1980), including painting; sculpture; works on paper, such as prints, drawing and photography; decorative arts; performance; and design (except industrial). Architecture and commercial film are excluded. Native American art is eligible for consideration. Additional requirements include a minimum of 50% of the time for/with non-profit organizations will be considered. Please note that curators working in four-wall collecting and non-collecting, community based, and non-four wall organizations, at any location in the globe are eligible.

Through fostering international relationships between curators, AAMC Foundation aims to not only provide opportunities for professional development and exchange, but also strengthen the international curatorial community and increase awareness of the concerns and needs of curators working outside the US. Visit our website to learn more: www.artcurators.org/page/GrantsTerra.

The online application for International Awardees and US Liaisons opens on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, and are due by 12pm ET on Thursday, October 24, 2019.

AAMC Foundation Webinar on Utilizing Community Advisory Groups

Join us on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 from 2:00 – 3:15PM ET to learn about the formation, implementation, and utilization of community partners and advisory groups from a dynamic speaker lineup.

From grassroots organizations to large, landmark institutions, museum teams are increasingly engaging with community members to bring history to bear on the narratives told and to bring forward the value of local knowledge. These consultations help develop and shape exhibition themes and checklists, open conversations on collecting practices and directions, and ensure that museum-generated programs accurately and genuinely reflect and engage their communities. From local focus groups to international convenings, the collaborative aspect welcomes perspectives outside the curatorial department.

This webinar explores a diverse range of current approaches, case studies, and lessons learned—from emerging grassroots efforts to established museum outreach. Speakers will address the value in engaging communities, best practices in developing partnerships and advisory groups, and ways to create meaningful and ongoing valued relationships.

Speakers include René Paul Barilleaux, McNay Art Museum; Adrian Locke, Royal Academy of Arts; Regan Pro, Seattle Art Museum; David Serkoak, Key Collaborator with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights; and Ben Tremillo, San Anto Cultural Arts.

There are only a limited amount of spots available. Registration is required: www.artcurators.org/event/communityadvisory

SHERA

The SHERA Board is pleased to announce that the SHERA Graduate Student / Independent Scholar Travel Grant for the 2019 ASEEES meeting has been awarded to Dr. Yulia Karpova (Central European University). Her paper, “Late Soviet studio ceramics as a site of institutional critique” will be presented during the SHERA-sponsored panel “Culture as Matter.”

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Affiliated Society News for June 2019

posted by June 06, 2019

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

Interested in becoming an Affiliated Society? Learn more here.

American Society of Appraisers

The 2019 ASA Personal Property Connoisseurship Conference – NY will be held at the Marriott Marquis centered in the heart of New York City. With a focus on The Fine and Applied Arts Professional in the 21st Century: How to Adapt, Function and Excel, this intensive three-day conference will provide hard-to-obtain insights into key topics and issues facing personal property appraisers and other art industry professionals.  Connect with experts, scholars, and allied professionals from across North America. Presenting speakers include individuals from the industry media, specialty auction houses, galleries, museums, and academia, among others. Register here: http://www.appraisers.org/Education/conferences/personal-property-conference

Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC)

ASSOCIATION OF ART MUSEUM CURATORS FOUNDATION

Join us this June for a series of three webinars that will restructure and rethink how we consider the topic of management. By focusing on NavigationEnvironment and Advancement, the webinars will break with the traditional hierarchical and vertical manner in which conversations around management are typically approached. Each program will present dialogues relevant to all career stages, and will consider ways in which the topic can impact sense of self, well-being, and personal success.

Webinar 1: Navigation – June 11, 2019

Webinar 2: Environment – June 18, 2019

Webinar 3: Advancement – June 25, 2019

Organized and hosted by the AAMC Foundation the series is open to all, with AAMC members receiving discount admission. Limited space is available, register today!

ASSOCIATION OF ART MUSEUM CURATORS (AAMC) & AAMC FOUNDATION

AAMC members are invited to Submit a Session Proposal for the 2020 AAMC & AAMC Foundation Conference, slated for May 2 – 5, 2020 in Seattle, WA. We are seeking proposals on the topic of advancing curatorial work and art organizations beyond traditional and perceived thresholds and boundaries. In selecting this topic, we anticipate dialogues reconsidering linear narratives, challenging concepts of borders, investigating social and cross cultural interactions, and engaging in activism.

We request proposals considering the full spectrum of interpretations, looking at possible topics holistically and not solely through the curatorial lens. Sessions should propose discussions acknowledging community, which involves our workplace colleagues and partners; donors and sponsors; visitors and neighbors; for-profit arts sector; and more. As with all our programming, the proposals should be inclusive and welcoming of a diverse audience. Review the full guidelines and submit your session proposal before 5PM ET on Monday, June 24, 2019.

ASSOCIATION OF ART MUSEUM CURATORS FOUNDATION

Applications are open for AAMC Foundation’s Mentorship Program, which gives early- to mid-career curators opportunities to advance their professional development, learn about important issues in the field, share ideas and cultivate strong bonds with peers, and develop a working relationship with a senior curator. The program’s goal is to advance the skills, experience and knowledge needed to succeed in a curatorial career, not specifically develop a singular curatorial or scholarly project. All Mentees are provided funding to accommodate program components, including travel and other benefits, which are outlined in greater detail here. A group of curator jurors will select ten mentees for 2019-2020 Program, with Mentees and Mentors announced this July. 

Applications are due by 12PM ET on Tuesday, June, 25, 2019. Click here to learn more and submit your application today!

Association for Latin American Art (ALAA)

ALAA Awards

In addition to the annual book award, ALAA announces two new awards. See the links for details.

ALAA-Arvey Foundation Book Award

ALAA-Arvey Foundation Exhibition Catalogue Award

ALAA Article Prize

International Association of Word and Image Studies (IAWIS)

CFP for the 2020 Conference in Luxembourg: https://waterandsea2020.uni.lu/program/

American Institute for Conservation

Following a successful Annual Meeting in Connecticut, we are looking forward to our 2020 Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City! The theme will be “Conservation – Reactive and Proactive.” The call for papers will open later this summer, please continue to check our site for updated information.

If you are interested in learning more about conservation and supporting the essential work performed by conservators and preservation professionals, become a Friend of Conservation! Friends receive exclusive insights into conservation, including tips on preserving personal collections, and sustain key programs that promote the preservation of all cultural heritage. Learn about the benefits of being a Friend and how you can help save the art and artifacts that keep our memories alive. Support the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation through www.culturalheritage.org/friends.

International Sculpture Center

Sculpture magazine is thrilled to announce its new website. Go to www.sculpturemagazine.art for reviews, features, news, videos, and other daily content.

Attend workshops, studio tours, and network with artists at the 29th International Sculpture Conference in Portland, OR. Registration opens June 11th at www.sculpture.org/portland19.

Society of Architectural Historians

Photo: Geordie Wood, courtesy of DS+R

The Society of Architectural Historians will present the inaugural SAH Change Agent Award to the partners of the New York architecture firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro—Elizabeth Diller, Ricardo Scofidio, Charles Renfro and Benjamin Gilmartin—at a reception at the Century Club in midtown Manhattan on July 17. The award recognizes DS+R for their innovative, paradigm-shifting work, which takes an interdisciplinary approach to design with a focus on cultural and civic projects. Proceeds benefit SAH educational programs and publications, and the ongoing restoration SAH’s landmark headquarters, Charnley-Persky House (1891–1892), designed by Adler and Sullivan with Frank Lloyd Wright.

Nominations for the SAH Publication Awards and the SAH Award for Film and Video are open through July 31. The Publication Awards recognize the most distinguished publications in architectural history, urban history, landscape history, preservation, and architectural exhibition catalogues. The SAH Award for Film and Video was established in 2013 to recognize annually the most distinguished work of film or video on the history of the built environment.

The SAH Board of Directors seeks nominations for the 2020 class of SAH Fellows, those professionally active or retired individuals who have distinguished themselves by a lifetime of significant contributions to the field of architectural history. Deadline August 1.

The SAH Nominating Committee seeks your nominations for five new SAH Board members and a Second Vice President who will begin their terms after the Seattle annual conference in April/May 2020. Deadline August 1.

Graduate students and emerging scholars are invited to apply for the SAH Study Program Fellowship to attend the SAH Field Seminar to Japan, December 6–18. The tour will be led by Ken Tadashi Oshima. The fellowship covers the single occupancy price of the tour and includes a travel stipend. Deadline August 2.

SECAC

On behalf of the SECAC Nominating Committee, First Vice-President Lawrence Jenkens announced that the 2019 SECAC election results have been finalized. The following members have been elected to the SECAC Board of Directors for a three-year term of appointment. For Arkansas, Dito Morales, Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Central Arkansas, was re-elected to a second term. For Florida, Jeff Schwartz, Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Associate Vice-President of Academic Affairs at Ringling College of Art and Design was elected to his first term. For Mississippi, Elise Smith, Professor of Art History and Sanderson Chair of Arts and Sciences at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, was elected to her first term. Smith previously served on the SECAC Board of Directors from 2000 to 2006. For Tennessee, Christina Renfer Vogel, Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and 2019 SECAC Conference Co-Director, was elected to her first term. For the First At-large Seat, Dennis Ichiyama, Purdue Univeristy Professor of Graphic Design emeritus, was re-elected to a second term. The SECAC Nominating Committee thanks all members who ran for Board seats this year.

Association of Greek Art Historians (EEIT)

The Association of Greek Art Historians (EEIT) hosted a number of distinguished speakers in the context of its 2019 Lecture Series. The aim of the series is to engage a broader audience and promote the discipline of art history in the wider public sphere in Greece. The topics ranged from global art history to the art of the periphery, addressing theoretical and methodological issues of contemporary relevance. Concurrently, novel interpretations of modernism were proposed from the vantage points of both the center, a eurocentric perspective, and the periphery, the lens of the ‘european other.’ James Elkins, E.C. Chadbourne Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, talked about the “The End of Diversity in Writing about Art” (January 11, 2019, Benaki Museum, 138 Pireos St., Athens, Greece). Elkins proposed that despite recent interest in global artistic production, writing about art is primarily characterized by a hegemony of western theoretical discourses and related practices. Mark Crinson provided an enhanced reading of modernist architecture through the ideals of internationalism in a lecture entitled “Babel as Modernism” (April 11, 2019, Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens, Greece). Mark Crinson is professor of architectural history at Birbeck, University of London and president of the European Architectural History Network (EAHN). Matthew Rampley shared initial thoughts and material related to the European Research Grant project Continuity / Rupture: Art and Architecture in Central Europe 1918-1939 that he is currently leading from Masaryk University in Brno in the Czech Republic. The lecture was entitled “A Legacy of Empire? Art and Architecture in Central Europe after 1918” and examined how ‘modernist’ art was deployed in Central Europe to create and enforce national identities at the aftermath of the collapse of the Habsburg Empire after the First World War. (May 17, 2019, National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens, Greece).

Design Incubation

Calls for Participation: Design Incubation Upcoming Events

Call for Entries: 2019 Communication Design Educators Awards

An international juried competition of communication design research, practice, teaching, and service. Expand the design record, promote excellence, and share knowledge in the discipline. Submit your creative work, published research, teaching, and service. Nominations are accepted until July 31, 2019. Entries are currently being accepted until August 31, 2019.

Visit the 2019 Design Incubation Communication Design Educators Awards announcement to read about our distinguished jurors.

Colloquium 6.1: Quinnipiac University, Call for Submissions

Call for design research presentation abstracts. Deadline: Saturday, July 6, 2019. Hosted by Courtney Marchese and the School of Communications.

School of Communications
Quinnipiac University
Sat, October 5, 2019
10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

A Day of Writing

Come spend an uninterrupted day working on a writing project. Participants will spend the day writing or conducting preliminary work on a writing project. The Day of Writing is open to design faculty and to those working in related fields.

Quinnipiac University
October 6th 2019
10:00am –4:00pm

The Design Incubation Residency at Haddon Avenue Writing Institute 2019

Rolling acceptances until Sept 30, 2019. Only 14 seats are available for this event. This 3-day residency allows researchers and scholars time to work on existing writing projects or to start a new writing project. It offers participants concentrated time to work on writing projects and the opportunity to take advantage of one-on-one consultations with event facilitator Maggie Taft.

Haddon Avenue Writing Institute
2009 W. Haddon Ave, Chicago Illinois
October 25-27, 2019

Visual Resources Association

Approximately 200 information professionals gathered in LA’s Little Tokyo for the VRA conference from March 26-29, 2019: http://www.vraweb.org/conferences/vra2019/. Many conference presentations have been uploaded to SlideShare at https://www.slideshare.net/VisResAssoc and photographs from the events can be found at https://www.flickr.com/groups/vra_events/. The VRA’s journal of professional practice is expecting articles based on conference presentations to be in the June issue of the VRA Bulletin, which is now an open access online journal, see: https://online.vraweb.org/vrab/

Visual Resources Association (VRA) is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to furthering research and education in the field of image management within the educational, cultural heritage, and commercial environments. For more information on VRA: http://vraweb.org/.

Call for Proposals

The Visual Resources Association’s 2020 Annual Conference will be held in Baltimore, Maryland from Tuesday, March 24th through Friday, March 27th, 2020 at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore.

Presenting at the VRA Conference provides you with the opportunity to see how your ideas, research, work, and passion connect to those of other dedicated professionals while building networks and friendships in an open, collaborative environment.

Click here to access the conference proposal form.

The VRA Executive Board is soliciting proposals for papers, sessions, special interest/user groups, and workshops for the 2020 program until Friday, July 19th. All proposals are welcome, and if you have other conference ideas or suggestions that do not fit the conference proposal form, please reach out to the Vice President for Conference Program, Sara Schumacher. Please note a call for Lightning Round presenters will go out in the fall/winter, so that we can better accommodate recent innovations and activities, as well as, students and emerging professionals.

A paper is an individual idea submission, which will be reviewed for possible grouping into a session. Your ideas, whether they come to us alone or in a group, are equally valued in the Board’s proposal and selection process.

  • A session is a maximum 60-minute moderated panel, usually consisting of no more than 3 presenters each, speaking for 15 to 18 minutes, followed by a brief facilitated question and answer period. If you feel your session topic requires more time, consider dividing it into two sessions, consisting of a Part I and a Part II.
  • A special interest/user group is a 60-minute informal, community -driven, facilitated group discussion on topics related to a specific segment of the VRA membership.
  • A workshop is a 2, 4, or 8-hour workshop to develop skills and experience in the field of visual resources with hands-on activities.

What should you propose?

Past conference schedules can give you an idea of the range of topics presented in previous years or read through the list below of suggested topics compiled from the 2019 post-conference survey responses to find inspiration. Please, do not be afraid to deviate and propose something new or highlight an area of concern that you feel has not been adequately addressed previously, as you may find new collaborators and colleagues. Moderators may put out calls for presenters within a proposed topic before or after the submission of a proposal. The VRA Executive Board will be looking for articulate and concise submissions with lists of presenters, but submissions without presenter lists are encouraged as well.

Suggested topics:

  • Coding (PHP, Python, SQL, etc.)
  • Community Outreach
  • Copyright/Intellectual Property
  • Digital Asset Management, Digital Curation, Digital Preservation, etc.
  • Digitization (Workflows, Digital Capture and Imaging Technologies)
  • Digital Scholarship and Digital Humanities
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Cultural Competencies, Social Justice
  • Project Management (Communication, Grant writing, Prioritization, Leadership, etc.)
  • Linked Data
  • Materials/Objects collections
  • Metadata/Cataloging Ethics (Decolonizing vocabularies, Radical cataloging)
  • Storytelling and Oral History
  • Technologies (GIS and mapping, 3D imaging, etc.)
  • Tools: Open Source, Evolution, Future Trends
  • Workplace cultures and professional transitions (academic departments, libraries, cultural heritage institutions, archives, corporate, etc.)

Please contact the Vice President for Conference Program, Sara Schumacher at vpcp@vraweb.org with any questions or concerns.

Again, the proposal deadline is Friday, July 19th, 2019.  Click here to access the conference proposal form.

Association for Textual Scholarship (ATSAH)

Members’ Publications and Events May 2019

Publications

Bosch, Lynette M.F. Demi. Skira Publishers, 2019.

Bosch, Lynette M.F. ” The Cuban-American Exile Vanguardia: Towards a Theory of Collecting Cuban-American Art, ” Picturing Cuba: Art, Culture and Identity on the Island and the Diaspora. University of Florida Press, 2019.

Bosch, Lynette M.F “Before 1962: Mannerism and Historiography,” Renaissance Society of America Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada (2019).

Bosch, Lynette M.F. Curator, SUNY Geneseo, “Cuban-American Art and Cultural Identity,” April 3-May 4, 2019

Bosch, Lynette M.F. Curator, Binghmaton University, “Visions and Imagination: Cuban-American and Argentinian Art,” January 31-March 14, 2019.

Carrara, Eliana “Vasari e Ammannati nel Cantiere della Villa Medicea di Castello: Due Disegni del Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York,” in Opus Incertum (2018) pp. 44-53 | ISSN 2239-5660 (print) ISSN 2035-9217 (online)
; DOI: 10.13128/opus-23045 www.fupress.com/oi, pp. 44-53.

Cheney, Liana De Girolami, ““Edward Burne-Jones’s The Mirror of Venus: Physical and Intangible Female Beauty,” Journal of Literature and Art Studies, Vol. 19, No. 1 (January 2019):98-122.

Cheney, Liana De Girolami, “An Alchemical Heaven: The Studiolo Ceiling of Francesco I de’ Medici,” in Esotericism in Europe, ed. Lilian Zirpolo. Ramsey, NJ: Zephyrus Scholarly Publications, 2019, pp. 21-52.

Cheney, Liana De Girolami, “Giorgio Vasari’s Celestial Utopia of Whimsy and Joy: Constellations, Zodiac Signs and Grotesques,” Journal of Cultural and Religious Studies, Vol. 7, No. 1 (January 2019):1-31.Levin, William R. (Centre College, emeritus) has published online the entry for Jacobs Hall, the mid-19th-century

Italianate centerpiece of the Kentucky School for the Deaf in Danville, Kentucky, in the Society of Architectural Historians’ SAH Archipedia Classic Buildings (http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/KY-01-021-0035).  This ongoing national project, issued by the University of Virginia Press, provides detailed information on and photographs of the 100 most important structures in each state in an attractive and easy-to-use format equipped with abundant cross-referencing tools.  An illustrated booklet by the author, published in 2014, contains expanded historical and architectural information on Jacobs Hall.

Levin, William R.   “Jacobs Hall, Danville, Kentucky.”  In SAH Archipedia Classic Buildings.  Charlottesville:  University of Virginia Press for the Society of Architectural Historians, Chicago, 2017.  http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/KY-01-021-0035.

Levin, William R. “The Bigallo Triptych:  A Document of Confraternal Charity in Fourteenth-Century Florence.”  Confraternitas 29, no. 1 (Spring 2018): 55-101.

Levin, William R.  “Art as Confraternal Documentation:  Homeless Children and the Florentine Misericordia in the Trecento.”  In A Companion to Medieval and Early Modern Confraternities, edited by Konrad Eisenbichler, 433-457.  Brill’s Companions to the Christian Tradition, vol. 83.  Leiden, The Netherlands:  Koninklijke Brill NV, 2019.

Passignat, É. Traductions, transferts méthodologiques et construction d’une histoire de l’art internationale: quelques cas français et italiens, in « Dire presque la même chose ». L’histoire de l’art et ses traductions (XIXe-XXIe siècles), eds. Adriana Sotropa and Myriam Metayer, Rennes, PUR, 2019: 121-138.

Passignat, É. La sculpture encadrée. Observations sur l’encadrement dans les ensembles sculptés italiens du XVIe siècle, in Jeux et enjeux du cadre dans les systèmes décoratifs à l’époque moderne, edited by Nicolas Cordon et alii, Rennes, PUR (June 2019).

Passignat, É. Book review of: Elisabetta Calderoni, Raccontare gli Antichi. Le Imagini di Vincenzo Cartari [premessa di B. Basile, Ariccia, Aracne editrice, 2017] Giornale storico della letteratura italiana (CXCVI, anno 2019, Fasc. 654 – 2° trimestre).

Passignat, É. Giorgio Vasari, Vita di Pierino da Vinci, scultore, commented by É. Passignat, in G. Vasari,  Le vite de’ più eccellenti pittori, scultori e architettori, critical edition by Enrico Mattioda, Alessandria, Edizioni dell’Orso, Volume 4, forthcoming [Fall 2019].

Passignat, É., Giorgio Vasari, Vita di Cristofano Gherardi, detto Doceno, dal Borgo San Sepolcro, pittore, commented by É. Passignat, in G. Vasari, Le vite de’ più eccellenti pittori, scultori e architettori, critical edition directed by Enrico Mattioda, Alessandria, Edizioni dell’Orso, Volume 4, [Fall 2019].

Ricci, Patricia Likos, Professor of the History of Art and Director of the Fine Arts Department at Elizabethtown College presented the paper “On the Englishness of the American Renaissance” at Society of Architectural Historians 72nd International Conference, Providence, Rhode Island, in 2019.

Ricci, Patricia Likos published “The Inquiring Eye: Scientific Illustration and the Production of Knowledge,” a chapter in A Companion to Illustration (Blackwell, 2019).

Awards and Recognition

ATSAH Scholar Committee Awarded to Dr. Damiano Acciarino of the Università di Ca’Foscari Venezia and University of Toronto, Canada, the 2019 ATSAH Scholar Grant for outstanding research on Renaissance antiquarianism published in Lettere sulle Grottesche (Rome: Aracne, 2018).

Liana De Girolami Cheney was awarded the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.

Additional Board to ATSAH

ATSAH announces a new Editorial Board

Damiano Acciarino, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia

Pino Cascione, Università di Ado Moro, Bari, Italy

Karen Goodchild, Wofford College

Brian Steele, Texas Tech University

Katherine Powers, Fullerton University

Emilie Passignat, Independent Scholar, Florence

Lynette M.F. Bosch, State University of New York-Geneseo

Charles Burroughs, State University of New York-Geneseo

Andrzej Piotrowski, University of Minnesota

Yael Even, University of Missouri, St. Louis

In Memoriam

Sarah Jordan Lippert (1975-2019), Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Michigan-Flint, Director of the Society for Paragone Studies, Editor-in-Chief of its journal Paragone: Past and Present passed away on April 24, 2019. She was the author of numerous books and articles including the newly published The Paragone in Nineteenth-Century Art (Routledge 2019), along with Going Back to the Beginning of Things: The Ancient Origins of the Arts of France (Taylor and Francis, UK 2018), and The Temporality of Imitation in the Works of Moreau and Gérome (Tauris, UK, 2017): https://umflint.academia.edu/SarahLippert/Books

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Affiliated Society News for April 2019

posted by April 11, 2019

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

WELCOME TO NEW AFFILIATED SOCIETIES

We are delighted to welcome the following organizations to CAA:

  • Digital Art History Society
  • William Morris Society in the United States
  • International Council of Fine Arts Deans
  • Association of Scholars of Christianity in the History of Art
  • Association of Greek Art Historians
  • Society for the History of Collecting

Interested in becoming an Affiliated Society? Learn more here.

Historians of German, Scandinavian, and Central European Art and Architecture (HGSCEA)

HGSCEA was well represented at CAA by members who presented papers and chaired sessions, and whose latest publications could be found in the book exhibition. Of particular note was our sponsored session, “Women Artists in Germany, Scandinavia, and Central Europe, 1880-1950,” chaired by Kerry Greaves. Her introductory remarks and concluding comments framed four excellent papers by Emil Leth Meilvang on Rita Kernn-Larsen, Nora Butkovich on women in the Young Yiddish Group in Poland, Lauren Hanson on Mary Bauermeister, and Lynette Roth on Anneliese Hager. On the conference’s last day, Paul Stirton offered members a special tour of the exhibition “Jan Tschichold and the New Typography,” which he curated at Bard Graduate Center.

Over sixty members, many in metallic attire for the Bauhaus centenary, attended the annual dinner. In the course of the convivial evening, the results of the 2018 Emerging Scholars Prize were announced. Anne Reimers (University of the Creative Arts Rochester, UK) received an honorable mention for “Inscribing Temporality, Containing Fashion: Otto Dix’s Portrait of the Dancer Anita Berber Contextualized,” in Art History. The winner was Greg Bryda (Barnard College), who was awarded the prize for “The Exuding Wood of the Cross at Isenheim,” in The Art Bulletin. In addition, we celebrated the achievements of Maria Makela on the occasion of her retirement. Adrian Sudhalter spoke to the impact of Maria’s scholarship, and Ricki Washton-Long reflected on her important contributions to HGSCEA.

At the business meeting, the Board amended the bylaws to ensure that in the future the Board includes representatives from all three areas that constitute HGSCEA. It also deliberated on the pool of submissions for the guaranteed session at the 2020 conference, accepting the proposal of Hyewon Yoon and Jordan Troeller, “A Foreign Eye: Photography, Women, and Global Encounters in the Twentieth Century.”

For pictures of the session, dinner, and curator’s tour, go to: http://hgscea.org/

National Council of Arts Administrators

  • NCAA welcomes three new board members, Jonathan Fohrman, MiraCosta College, CA, Sarah Meyer, California Poly Pomona, and Michael Wille,  Illinois State University to the NCAA Board of Directors.

The current list of board members include:

Lynne Allen, Boston University
President

Elissa Armstrong, Virginia Commonwealth University
Past President

Peter Chametzky, University of South Carolina
Secretary

Cathy Pagani, The University of Alabama
Treasurer

Andrea Eis, Oakland University
Past Treasurer 

Colin Blakely, University of Arizona

Jeni Mokren, SUNY New Paltz

A.Blake Pearce, Valdosta State University

Joe Poshek, Irvine Valley College

Michael Fels, Elon University

Jade Jewett, California State University, Fulteron

David LaPalonbara, Ohio University

  • The next NCAA conference will be hosted by Kate Bonansingakn, University of Cincinnati, Matt Albritton, Northern Kentucky University and Paige Williams, Art Academy of Cincinnati. We hope to see everyone in Cincinnati September 17-22,2019!  Check it out on our website.
  • It is with great pleasure that we open our NEW website which offers news of the upcoming conference, current open positions, and access to other resources. Please check it out https://www.ncaaarts.org

Association for Latin American Art

ALAA Reception at Orange Door Chicago (Marilynn and Carl Thoma Gallery). Pictured left to right: Marilynn Thoma, Erin Fowler (Director of Strategic Initiative, Thoma Art Foundation), Delia Cosentino (Triennial Chair)

The Association for Latin American Art hosted its 5th Triennial Conference “The World Turned Upside Down: Arts of Oppression and Resistance in the American Hemisphere” from March 7-9, 2019 at the Art Institute of Chicago and DePaul University. In addition to a wonderful selection of panels, the conference included tours of the Smart Museum’s holding of Latin American art at the University of Chicago and the exhibition Super/Natural: Textiles of the Andes at the Art Institute of Chicago, a keynote lecture “Social Disequilibria: of Bodies and Borders” by Dr. Adriana Zavala, Tufts University, at the National Museum of Mexican Art, and a reception at the Orange Door Chicago (Marilyn and Carl Thoma Gallery). https://associationlatinamericanart.org/triennial/

Art Institute of Chicago’s Elizabeth Pope & Erica Warren Tour of Super/Natural: Textiles of the Andes

Appraisers Association of America

15th Annual Award Luncheon honoring cultural anthropologist, author and museum director Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Ph.D., and visual artist Mickalene Thomas, whose work of African American women examine, extend, and subvert concepts of female identity and beauty.Dr. Cole and Ms. Thomas will be presented with the 2019 Award for Excellence in the Arts on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at the New York Athletic Club.

For tickets and sponsorship opportunities please click here. Or by calling 212-889-5404 x11.

ASSOCIATION FOR TEXTUAL SCHOLARSHIP IN ART HISTORY (ATSAH)

Announcement Award

Prof. Damiano Acciarino, Univerisità Ca’ Foscari Venezia and University of Toronto, who holds A Marie Curie Global Fellowship (2017-2020) was the first recipient of ATSAH award for his innovative and scholarly research on Renaissance antiquarianism published in Lettere sulle Grotteche (Rome: Aracne, 2018).

Professional Recognition

Liana De Girolami Cheney, President of ATSAH, received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award

William Levin contributes a second award to SECAC for scholarly Research in the History of Art Since 1750. The previous award was for Research in the History of Art Before 1750.

Member’s publications

Sara Nair James. “Wit and Humor in Ugolino di Prete Ilario’s Life of the Virgin at Orvieto,” Source: Notes in the History of Art vol 36, no.3-4 (Spring/Summer 2017), 159-67.

Davide Lacagnina, “Spreading Visual Culture: revues, images et archives pour l’art contemporain,”  In H.V. E. Stead, ed L’Europe des revues II (1860-1930). Réseaux et circulations des modèles  (PARIS: PUPS-Presses de l’université Paris-Sorbonne, 2018), pp. 829-852.

Émilie Passignat, “‘Manière’, ‘maniéré’, ‘maniériste’: transferts et enjeux théoriques autour d’un terme clé du vocabulaire artistique”, in M.-C. Heck, M. Freyssinet, S. Trouvé (eds.), Lexicographie artis- tique: formes, usages et enjeux dans l’Europe moderne, Montpellier, 2018, pp. 363-376.

Liana De Girolami Cheney, “Il Tesoretto of Cosimo I de’ Medici: An Esoteric Heaven,” in Lilian Zirpolo, ed. Esoteric Traditions and Their Impact on Art (Ramsey, NJ: Zephyrus Scholarly Publications LLC, 2019) (ISBN number: 978-0-997-2446-2-5)

Liana De Girolami Cheney, “Edward Burne-Jones’s The Mirror of Venus: Physical and Intangible Female Beauty,” Journal of Literature and Art Studies, Vol. 19, No. 1 (January 2019):1-28.

IN MEMORIAM (April 29, 2019)

Sarah Jordan Lippert (1975-2019), Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Michigan-Flint, Director of the Society for Paragone Studies, Editor-in-Chief of its journal Paragone: Past and Present passed away on April 24, 2019. She was the author of numerous books and articles including the newly published The Paragone in Nineteenth-Century Art (Routledge 2019), along with Going Back to the Beginning of Things: The Ancient Origins of the Arts of France (Taylor and Francis, UK 2018), and The Temporality of Imitation in the Works of Moreau and Gérome (Tauris, UK, 2017): https://umflint.academia.edu/SarahLippert/Books

Sarah was long-time supporter and member of ATSAH, SECAC and CAA.

The SECAC 2019 session in Chattanooga, she was to chair at the upcoming conference, The Art of Depicting Paragoni of Life, will go forward in honor of her memory as well as special session at CAA in 2020

We are grateful to have known and loved this young, energetic, and accomplished scholar. ATSAH plans to establish an academic fund in her honor. Details will follow.

American Institute for Conservation

We are proud to announce that we have launched a new name, look, and message for AIC and FAIC! The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works is now simply the American Institute for Conservation. The foundation is now the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation. The acronyms are the same, but our message is more direct: we preserve and protect cultural heritage. We’re reinforcing this message with a new online presence: www.culturalheritage.org. AIC President Margaret Holben Ellis explains the necessity of our new identity in this video. We welcome you to explore our new online presence and let us know what you think. You can provide feedback via email to info@culturalheritage.org.

Throughout this process, we considered how we could make our field more welcoming and engaging to all practitioners in the arts, humanities, and allied professions. We would like to invite everyone to learn more about conservation and support the essential work performed by conservators and preservation professionals. Friends of Conservation receive exclusive insights into conservation while sustaining programs that promote the preservation of cultural heritage through their gift to FAIC. Learn about the benefits of being a Friend and how you can help support the work of conservators here: www.culturalheritage.org/friends.

Women’s Caucus for Art

Call for Panel Proposals at CAA

Women’s Caucus for Art invites submissions for a panel to be held at the CAA conference in Chicago. WCA hosts a conference concurrent with CAA, with some panels happening on site at CAA, and our 2020 theme is Intersectionality. Sessions are 90 minutes and may take the form of panels or roundtable discussions. We welcome submissions of topics for an open call as well as submissions with panel participants already identified.

To apply, please send panel title, 250-word abstract, and short CV to WCA President Margo Hobbs, at margohobbs@muhlenberg.edu

Proposals are due April 21, 2019. Selections will be made by the WCA Executive Board and the Conference Committee. Applicants will be notified of decisions by April 28, 2019.

Digital Art History Society

The new Digital Art History Society (DAHS), launched on January 1, 2019, inspired by “Art History in Digital Dimensions,” hosted in October 2016 by the Department of Art History and Archaeology and the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), University of Maryland, College Park, with support from the Getty Foundation and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation (see: http://dah-dimensions.org/).

The Digital Art History Society (DAHS) supports art historical scholarship incorporating and benefitting from digital strategies and technologies. Its website (https://digitalarthistorysociety.org) and listserv promote communication about resources and opportunities for its members. Membership in 2019 is free; dues will subsequently increase to $25.00 to defray administrative costs.

DAHS presented “Constructing Criticality in Digital Art History,” at CAA’s 2019 meeting (https://caa.confex.com/caa/2019/meetingapp.cgi/Session/2249.) Its 2020 session will examine new scholarship enabled by digital techniques and strategies. DAHS looks forward to collaborating with other CAA Affiliates.

Founding Board: President, Anne Collins Goodyear; Vice President for Programming: Pamela Fletcher; Vice Presidents for Outreach: Deena Engel and Charles R. Johnson; Vice Presidents for Membership: Meredith Gill and Paul Jaskot; Vice Presidents for Communications: Jennifer Henel and Ellen Prokop; Treasurer: Anne Helmreich.

Upcoming events (free,but online registration is required. Please visit frick.org/programs/library to register. Meet at 1 East 70th Street, NYC):

Lecture: “Artist Archives Initiative: New Research Models for Contemporary Artists,” Thursday, May 2, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library, New York. Deena Engel, Clinical Professor, Computer Science, NYU, and Glenn Wharton, Clinical Professor, Museum Studies, NYU.

Workshop: “The Lenox Library Picture Gallery: A Digital Recreation,” Wednesday, June 5, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library, New York. Sally Webster, Professor Emerita, Lehman College and the Graduate Center, CUNY, and David Schwittek.

Midwest Art History Society

The Midwest Art History Society (MAHS) recently concluded its annual conference in Cincinnati where participants were warmly welcomed by local institutions — especially the Cincinnati Museum of Art (CAM) and the Taft Museum of Art which both hosted scholarly sessions. The keynote lecture was delivered by S. Hollis Clayson, Bergen Evans Professor in the Humanities at Northwestern University, in association with CAM’s exhibition Paris 1900: City of Entertainment featuring works drawn from the collections of the City of Paris museums. At the annual business meeting, Erica Warren, Art Institute of Chicago, was elected the organization’s treasurer. Plans are well underway for the 2020 annual conference which will be held in Houston, March 19-21. The call for papers will be posted on the MAHS website in the fall and hotel rooms can already be reserved at the Magnolia Hotel Houston. For more information, please visit the website at www.mahsonline.org.

SECAC

SECAC 2019, Chattanooga, TN, October 16-19: The 75th annual SECAC Conference will take place in Chattanooga, Tennessee, October 16-19. The conference will include more than 130 sessions exploring topics of scholarly importance and timely cultural issues impacting the fields of art history, art education, graphic design, and studio art. SECAC 2019 will examine the place of the institution amongst current political turmoil, explore studio and art historical research related to parenthood, develop strategies for supporting each other, and unpack how designers engage with their communities, amongst dozens of other topics. The Chattanoogan will serve as the conference hotel and hub, located in the heart of downtown and steps away from many cafes, restaurants, and attractions. Beyond conference sessions, opportunities to come together and experience the city will include a keynote address by Sharon Louden, visual artist and Artistic Director of Chautauqua Institution’s Visual Arts Program, at the Hunter Museum of American Art and the SECAC Juried Members and Artist Fellowship exhibitions, juried by visual artist and curator Amelia Briggs and presented with Stove Works, a new residency program and exhibition space located in Chattanooga. See https://secacart.org/page/Chattanooga for more information.

Levin Awards for Research in Art History: Inspired by the friendships, professional advancement, and opportunities for exchange of scholarly research that SECAC supports, William R. Levin has made a second major gift to SECAC. Beginning in 2019, SECAC will award two $5,000 research grants in art history each year. The original Levin Award (2014) will be designated for Research in the History of Art Before 1750 and the new Levin Award will be for Research in the History of Art Since 1750.

SECAC at CAA: Below the Mason-Dixon Line: Artists and Historians Considering the South, organized by Rachel Stephens of the University of Alabama, featured five presentations: Naomi Slipp’s paper, “Between Two Worlds: Portrait of William McIntosh, Southern Slave Owner and Lower Creek Chief;” Jeremiah Ariaz on photographs from his volume, The Louisiana Trail Riding Clubs; Catherine Wilkins and Jared Ragland on Ragland’s wet-plate collodion project, “Where You Come From is Gone;” artist Kristin Casaletto on the impact of living in the South on her work; and Nell Gottlieb on her ongoing project on returning to her Southern roots, “Nostos Algos.”

In memoriam: SECAC mourns the passing of Past-President Charles (Randy) Mack. Mack joined SECAC in 1970 and played an active role in the organization for 35 years, serving twice as president (1975-76, 2003-05), as vice-president (2000-03), and as board member from 1984-90. He also co-edited the SECAC Review (1973-75) and chaired the Annual Conference (1976). In 1993, he received SECAC’s Award for Outstanding Exhibition and Catalogue of Historical Materials; in 1998, he was the recipient of the Annual Award for Scholarly Research and Publication; and in 2004, he received SECAC’s highest honor, the Award of Distinction.

Society of Historians of Eastern European, Eurasian, and Russian Art and Architecture (SHERA)

The board of the Society of Historians of Eastern European, Eurasian, and Russian Art and Architecture (SHERA) is pleased to announce the inauguration of the SHERA Graduate Student / Independent Scholar Research Grant.  The grant of $500 will be awarded to one member for research and/or study toward the completion of a thesis, dissertation, or publication. The grant is intended to be used toward the cost of research travel or accommodations, the acquisition of image rights for publication, language study, and other related activities. For the 2019 competition, applications are limited to graduate students and scholars who do not hold a full-time position at an academic institution. Applicants must be SHERA members in good standing and must have membership in the organization for at least two consecutive years. For more information, see the notice here.

The conference “Eclecticism at the Edges: Medieval Art and Architecture at the Crossroads of the Latin, Greek, and Slavic Cultural Spheres c.1300–c.1550,” of which SHERA was a sponsor, was held at Princeton University on April 5 and 6. The symposium, organized by Dr. Alice Isabella Sullivan, Ph.D. (University of Michigan) and Dr. Maria Alessia Rossi, Ph.D. (The Index of Medieval Art, Princeton University), is the first such initiative to explore, discuss, and focus on the art, architecture, and visual culture of regions of the Balkans and the Carpathians (c.1300-c.1550). The conference sought to raise issues of cultural contact, transmission, and appropriation of western medieval, byzantine, and Slavic artistic and cultural traditions in eastern European centers and consider how this heritage was deployed to shape notions of identity and visual rhetoric in these regions from the fourteenth through the sixteenth centuries. Dr. Jelena Erdeljan of the University of Belgrade delivered the keynote address.

ACASA

Donations may be made in Marshall Ward Mount’s memory to the African Wildlife Fund.

To contribute to the Christopher D. Roy Memorial Fund, go to //www.givetoiowa.org/2019la98. This fund will give UI art history students the opportunity to gain valuable intern experience at the Stanley Museum of Art.

  • Congratulations to ACASA board member Shadreck Chirikure (Professor, Department of Archaeology at the University of Cape Town) who received a British Academy Professorship in the School of Archaeology at Oxford and will be joining the School in 2019. Dr Chirikure will be researching archaeometry and precolonial African urban social formations. Shadreck Chirikure’s Archaeological Materials Laboratory is Africa’s only facility dedicated to the study of pyrotechnology practiced by farming communities of the last 2000 years of the sub-Saharan past. The announcement can be found here: https://www.arch.ox.ac.uk/article/british-academy-global-professorship-awarded-dr-shadreck-chirikure
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Welcome to CAA’s New Affiliated Societies

posted by April 08, 2019

Active since the 1970s, CAA Affiliated Societies program promotes learned societies focused on particular areas of art history, art making, or design.

We are delighted to welcome the following organizations as new affiliated societies of CAA:

  • Digital Art History Society
  • William Morris Society in the United States
  • International Council of Fine Arts Deans
  • Association of Scholars of Christianity in the History of Art
  • Association of Greek Art Historians
  • Society for the History of Collecting

A complete list of current members appears here.

LEARN MORE

Digital Art History Society (DAHS)
Founded: 2019
Membership: 340+
Annual Dues: none for 2019, $25 thereafter
The Digital Art History Society (DAHS) fosters and supports the practice and publication of art historical scholarship incorporating and benefiting from digital strategies and technologies by providing a forum for presenting and advancing digital art history, examining problems confronting the field, and identifying scholarly needs and opportunities to its members.

William Morris Society in the United States (WMS)
Founded: 1971
Membership: 199
Annual dues: $50 regular members; $30 students; $65 libraries
The William Morris Society in the United States seeks to further appreciation of Morris as a designer, craftsman, medievalist, preservationist, printer, socialist, poet, and author. We also encourage interest in Morris’s friends, associates, and contemporaries in Britain and America who were connected with the Pre-Raphaelites, Victorian art and literature, and the Arts and Crafts movement.

International Council of Fine Arts Deans (ICFAD)
Founded: 1964
Membership: 363
Annual dues: $450 for institutional membership
Founded on a shared passion and advocacy for the arts and a commitment to excellence in leadership, the International Council of Fine Arts Deans (ICFAD) is a multinational alliance of executive arts administrators representing institutions of higher education.

The Association of Scholars of Christianity in the History of Art (ASCHA)
Founded: 2010
Membership: 40
Annual Dues: currently none
The Association of Scholars of Christianity in the History of Art (ASCHA) is dedicated to the facilitation and promotion of scholarship that examines the historical and contemporary relationship between Christianity and the visual arts.

Association of Greek Art Historians (EEIT)
Founded: 2001
Membership: 179
Annual dues: 50 Euros
EEIT advances the study of art and the discipline of art history in Greece.

The Society for the History of Collecting (SocHistCol)
Founded: 2015
Membership: 180
Annual Dues: $25.00 (£18.00) regular membership; $15.00 student membership (£10.00) institutional membership $60.00 (£40.00)
The Society is an international not-for-profit organisation, bringing together scholars from diverse disciplines, as well as collectors, museum curators, and those of the general audience who are passionately interested in the study of collecting in all its ramifications, including the relationships between collecting and the art market.

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Affiliated Society News for February 2019

posted by February 05, 2019

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

We’re seeking new organizations to join CAA’s Affiliated Societies. Click here to learn more.

New Media Caucus

Media-N: Journal of the New Media Caucus

Recent Publication Vol 15 No 1 (2019): Autonomous Art Systems

https://iopn.library.illinois.edu/journals/median/issue/view/7

For this issue, guest editors Nick Bontrager and Adam Fung invited submissions about the use of “Autonomous Art Systems.” Submissions included work on tethered and untethered systems of making, autonomous vehicles, and related programming in creative fields of study. Relevant subjects included: artworks that address concepts of drones or surveillance as subject or form; the influence of emerging technologies on studio art practices; or critical/historical analysis of the entanglement of art and technology.

NMC Events at CAA, 2019
2/13/19, 10:30 PM-12:00 PM, New York Hilton Midtown, Rendezvous Trianon, NMC Panel: Reframing Innovation: Art, the Maker Movement and Critique, chairs: Victoria Bradbury Suzy O’Hara
2/13/19, 12:30 PM-1:30 PM, New York Hilton Midtown – 2nd Floor – Sutton North, NMC Business Meeting: open to members and non-members alike.
2/13/19, 2:00 PM-3:30 PM, Media Lounge, Data Détournement, organized by Derek Curry (Northeastern University) and Jennifer Gradecki (Northeastern University).

2/14/19, 2:00 PM-3:30 PM, Media Lounge, Digital Art and Activism, organized by Morehshin Allahyari and Angela Washko (Assistant Professor of Art, Carnegie Mellon University)

2/14/19, 8:00 PM-9:30 PM, Hunter College MFA Building, 205 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10013, NMC Member Showcase, hosted by Christina Freeman, Department of Art & Art History, Hunter College of the City University of New York

2/15/19, 2:00 PM-3:30 PM, Media Lounge, Good Artists Torrent, Great Artists Fork, organized by Nick Bontrager (Texas Christian University) and Taylor Hokanson (Columbia College Chicago)

For more information on the above, and information on additional panels involving NMC members, consult the following list: http://www.newmediacaucus.org/caa-2019-in-nyc/

Border Control

The New Media Caucus proudly announces the 2019 Symposium and Exhibition, Border Control, at the University of Michigan, Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design and the Stamps Gallery.

SYMPOSIUM + EXHIBITION

SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED THROUGH FEB. 28, 2019

Hosted by the University of Michigan, Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design and the Stamps Gallery. Ann Arbor, MI

EXHIBITION DATES:          SYMPOSIUM DATES:
9/20/19 – 11/10/19               9/19/19 – 9/22/19

GUEST CURATOR:
Allison Collins, Media Arts Curator, Western Front

Borders and boundaries, both tangible and ephemeral, are closely tied to the ways in which humanity has made sense of the world and of our historical place in it. Yet historically, borders have figured as sources of tension and contestation as much as legibility and certainty. In our current moment, the promise of reassurance offered by borders and boundaries is being radically undermined and challenged by processes such as climate change, rapid techno-scientific development, and the unraveling of traditional hierarchies and stereotypes, as well as of accepted notions of demographic, political and economic boundaries.

How do you navigate borders in your own practice or research?

The New Media Caucus seeks to bring together artists and scholars who critically engage the topic of borders and boundaries through their practice and research.

http://bordercontrol.newmediacaucus.org

International Sculpture Center

Sculpture has launched a newly redesigned magazine with our Jan/Feb 2019 issue! Subscribe to Sculpture and follow us for more updates.

Red Grooms & Seward Johnson will be awarded with the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award on April 18, 2018 at a Gala in NYC.

The Call For Panels is now open for the 29th International Sculpture Conference – the deadline to apply is March 14.

The ISC invites you to nominate up to 3 talented sculpture students for the Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture! Head to our link now and join as an ISC University level member to get started

Students who are interested should talk to their professors about getting involved. To find out more about the program please visit the website http://www.sculpture.org/StudentAwards/2019 or email studentawards@sculpture.org

FATE

FATE (Foundations in Art: Theory and Education) News: http://www.foundations-art.org/

Join us during CAA 2019 for FATE’s Affiliate session, “Get Up, Stand Up: Contingent Faculty and the Future of Higher Education in the Visual Arts,” Friday, Feb 15, 2019, from 6 – 7:30pm in the Bryant Suite at the New York Hilton Midtown. Chaired by Naomi J. Falk and Richard Moninski, with panelists Christopher Williams, Mark Stemwedel, and Laura Rodman Huaracha. Increasingly, tenure-track positions disappear, contingent faculty numbers swell, and those who are left standing teach more classes. Is this sustainable and how do we support each other? https://caa.confex.com/caa/2019/meetingapp.cgi/Session/2304

Register for FATE’s 17th Biennial Conference, “Foundations in Flux,” will be hosted by Columbus College of Art & Design in Columbus, Ohio on April 4th-6th, 2019. Registration includes Breakfast & Lunch for each day of the conference. https://www.foundations-art.org/conference

Foundations in Flux will host various workshops led by FATE members during the conference on Friday April 5th. Workshop sessions have limited numbers of seats & participants must register in advance, there are NO ADDITIONAL FEES to participate in these workshops. All workshops will be held on the campus of CCAD. All seats are on a first-come basis and some workshops will require materials to be supplied by the attendee.  Please read all workshop details below before making your selection(s). For more info and to register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdKwlrpTANzrgZICqL0LzyvG8Qwc3x_yw4ABLo2z7zu3dvDUw/viewform

Positive Space is FATE’s bi-monthly podcast providing opportunities for those passionate about art foundations to discuss and promote excellence in the development and teaching of college level foundations in art & design studio and history classes. To check out the latest episode, featuring FATE President, Valerie Hanks, discussing her recent workshop about discomfort and empathy in the classroom, visit: https://www.foundations-art.org/positive-space

If you have podcast ideas, contact us! Positive Space has a phone number: 904-990-FATE. Give us a call & record a message today!

American Institute for Conservation

Please join us at the 2019 AIC Annual Meeting being held at the Mohegan Sun, located in Uncasville, CT, May 13-17. With over 1,400 attendees, the AIC Annual Meeting is the largest international conservation and collection care conference held in North America. Visit our Annual Meeting webpages to see the online schedule and learn about the nearly 200 talks and events. Some highlights of the 2019 meeting include a new Opening General Session featuring TED-style talks, hundreds of specialty talks, and engaging lunch programing.

The Mohegan Sun, centrally located in New England, offers a 4-star quality hotel experience at a low nightly rate of $139 for AIC Annual Meeting attendees. We also have a block of student rooms starting at $98 per night. Getting to the Mohegan Sun is easy. Those located between Washington DC and Boston can drive or take Amtrak. AIC is also running direct buses from New York City and Boston. For more information on our host hotel, view the accommodations pages.

The proximity to major East coast cites allows AIC to offer workshop and tours all over New England during our pre-session, May 13-14. Visit the online schedule to view our pre-session offerings.

We welcome you to register now for the 2019 AIC Annual Meeting!

Visual Resources Association (VRA)

Tools and Trends in Visual Resources

The Visual Resources Association is using a scheduled business meeting at the annual College Art Association conference to share information about some of the tools that curators are using to enhance and manage digital image collections and discuss new trends in the field of visual resources and art librarianship.

Three speakers will be presenting their work in these areas:

Cataloging at Artstor: A New Look at Tried and True (and some AI) Strategies
Lisa Gavell, Senior Manager of Image Content at Artstor

Maximizing Metadata: VRA Embedded Metadata Tools
Marcia Focht, Curator of Visual Resources at Binghamton University

Images as Research Data
Jasmine Burns, Visual Resources Metadata Librarian at Cornell University and Chair of the Upstate New York Chapter of VRA.

Please join us for provocative presentations with time for questions and discussion on Friday, February 15th, 2019, in the Morgan Suite at the New York Hilton Midtown, from 12:30 to 1:30 pm.

This event is free and open to the public, so you do not need to be a CAA member or to register for the conference to attend this business meeting. If you wish to attend regular sessions, the book and trade fair, or other CAA conference activities, you must register. Advance registration for the full conference ends on Jan 30th, 2019 (only 3 days left), but single timeslot and day passes may be purchased onsite (not available in advance).

For questions, please contact:

Maureen Burns, IMAGinED Consulting & VRA CAA Affiliate Representative
moaburns@gmail.com or 310-489-3792

SECAC

The Call for Papers for SECAC 2019 in Chattanooga is open at https://secac.secure-platform.com/a/solicitations/home/5.

SECAC 2018: 74th ANNUAL CONFERENCE

In October, SECAC met for the 74th time in Birmingham, Alabama, hosted by the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Over 120 sessions were held, and 561 members representing 284 institutions attended. In its eighth year, participation in the SECAC mentoring program remained high with 40 members meeting as mentors and mentees.

Highlights of the conference included the SECAC 2018 Annual Juried Exhibition at UAB’s Abroms-Engel Institute for Visual Arts and a keynote address at the Birmingham Museum of Andrew Freear of the Rural Studio.

At the annual business meeting SECAC President Sandra Reed of Marshall University introduced new members of the Board of Directors: Alabama, Wendy DesChene, Auburn University; Florida, Jeff Schwartz, Ringling College of Art and Design; Kentucky, Eileen Yanoviak, Carnegie Center for Art and History; Louisiana, Jill Chancey, Nicholls State Univeristy (continuing); North Carolina, Kathryn Shields, Guilford College; and At Large #3 Claire Kovacs, Augustana College.

SECAC 2019 will be hosted by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, October 16-19. Calls for presentations, juried exhibition entries, and award applications will be published on the SECAC submissions site at https://secac.secure-platform.com/a in early 2018.

AWARDS PRESENTED AT SECAC 2018

The SECAC Artist’s Fellowship, a $5,000 prize, was awarded to photographer Karen Graffeo, Professor of Art at the University of Montevallo, author and photojournalist Julio Larramendi, photographer and editor at Ediciones Polymita in Cuba, photographer Sonja Rieger, Professor of Photography at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Alabama-based photographer and filmmaker Carolyn Sherer. Their proposed exhibition, My Other Body: Trans-Culture, Transgender Cuba/Alabama, will be on view at SECAC 2019 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Andrew Wasserman, Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, won the 2018 Levin Award for his project Bang! We’re All Dead! The Places of Nuclear Fear in 1980s America.

The 2018 SECAC Award for Excellence in Teaching was presented to Wendy DesChene, Professor of Art at Auburn University.

The 2018 SECAC Award for Excellence in Scholarly Research and Publication was awarded to Olga U. Herrera, Director of the Washington Office of the Inter-University Program for Latino Research (IUPLR) headquartered at the University of Houston, for American Interventions and Modern Art in South America, University Press of Florida, 2017.

The 2018 SECAC Award for Outstanding Exhibition and Catalog of Historical Materials was presented to Keri Watson for In the Eyes of the Hungry: Florida’s Changing Landscape, exhibited at the UCF Art Gallery and the Terrence Gallery at the Orlando City Hall in 2017.

The 2018 SECAC Award for Outstanding Exhibition and Catalog of Contemporary Materials was given to Vesna Pavlović, Associate Professor of Art at Vanderbilt University, for the exhibition Vesna Pavlović’s Lost Art and its catalog edited by Pavlović and Morna O’Neill.

Thirty-four graduate students received Gulnar Bosch Travel Awards: Virginia Badgett, University of California, Santa Barbara; Gráinne Coughlan, Dublin Institute of Technology; Stephanie Crawford, Rutgers University; Erin Davenport, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Julia Detchon, University of Texas; Parissa Farmoudehyamcheh, Georgia Southern University; Dilmar Mauricio Gamero Santos, Tyler School of Art, Temple University; Elyse D. Gerstenecker, University of Virginia; Caroline Gillaspie, The Graduate Center, CUNY; Amy Catherine Hulshoff, University of New Mexico; Manami Ishimura, Texas A&M Corpus Christi; Ally Johnson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Tacie Jones, Virginia Tech University; Holly Kelly, University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Sharon Khalifa-Gueta, Ben Gurion University of the Negev; Patricia Lagarde, Tulane University; Mia Laufer, Washington University in St. Louis; Kimiko Matsumura, Rutgers University; Mary Mazurek, IDSVA ; Reed O’Mara, Case Western Reserve University; Ellie Perendy, Baruch College; Kathleen Pierce, Rutgers University; Catherine Popovici, The University of Texas at Austin; Ali Printz, Tyler School of Art, Temple University; Lily F. Scott, Temple University; Roberta Serra, Université Paul Valéry; Lauren Elizabeth Shea, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Jeff Siemers, IDSVA; Lauryn Smith, Case Western Reserve University; Tracy Spencer Stonestreet, Virginia Commonwealth University; Sarah Tietje-Mietz, Syracuse University; Vanessa S. Troiano, The Graduate Center, CUNY; Angela Whitlock, IDSVA; and Hayley Woodward, Tulane University.

Juror Peter Baldaia, Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Huntsville Museum of Art, selected Over There To Here (Gatlinburg), 2018, by Stacy Isenberger, University of Idaho, as Best in Show at the SECAC 2018 Annual Juried Exhibition. He also recognized five participants with Juror Awards: Joshua Brinlee, University of Mississippi, for Self-Portrait as Provider, 2017; Lily Kuonen, Jacksonville University, for Hewn, 2017;

Jessica Mongeon, Arkansas Tech University, for Drunken Trees: Permafrost Melts, Leaving Uneven Ground, 2017; Duane Paxson, Independent Artist, for Denying Dendera, 2018; and John Douglas Powers, University of Tennessee–Knoxville, for Terra Nuova, 2017.

EAHN

The EAHN wishes to draw attention to the three calls for proposals described below, all organized by EAHN’s Urban Representations Work Group, for the conference  “The Global City:  Urban Condition as a Pervasive Phenomenon” organized by the A.I.S.U. (Associazione Italiana di Storia Urbana) in Bologna, 11-14 September 2019.

The deadline for submitting abstracts has been extended to February 10th.

Abstracts indicating name, affiliation, email address, brief cv, and a description of the proposed topic of no more than 2000 characters should be sent both to the chairs of the session and to the conference organizers (congresso@storiaurbana.org) using the form found on the conference website http://www.storiaurbana.org/index.php/en/component/content/article/9-congressi/1131-bologna-2019-call-for-paper-uk

Session 3-5 “The Photo-book and the City”

The term ‘photo-book’ was coined in the 1920s by László Moholy-Nagy and went on to define a popular genre within 20th-century visual culture. While this genre emerged within the ‘New Vision’ of the inter-war period, it has a broader history that goes beyond the modernist avant-gardes. What role did this unique form of publication play within the history of urban representation? The aim of the session is to focus on the photo-book as an instrument for reading, analysing, and interpreting cities through a curated sequence of images. There is a long cultural and artistic history of these illustrated books, spanning from the late-19th to the early-21st century, which calls for comparative investigation. A tentative list should include celebrated examples, ranging from Alvin Langdon Coburn’s works inspired by Japanese view-making cultures (London 1909; Edinburgh 1909; New York 1910) to seminal books by Brassaï (Paris de nuit 1932), Berenice Abbott (Changing New York 1939), Horacio Coppola (Buenos Aires 1936) and William Klein (New York 1956; Rome 1959), but we are equally interested in less-known publications. Attention will also be given to by the work of photographers trained as architects who used the camera to capture specific qualities of urban space, such as Norman Carver (Italian Hilltowns 1979) and Gabriele Basilico, whose observations of cities around the world (Milan; Beirut; Berlin; Moscow; Istanbul) were the subject of carefully curated volumes. There is a history here that awaits to be written; one that is made all the more significant by the recent use of photo-books to preserve the narrative of urban campaigns stretching over decades (e.g., works by Martin Parr and Garry Badger published by Phaidon). Gradually, as with other photographic trends, this type of representation has been taken up by contemporary artists, historians, architects and urban designers for a variety of urban explorations. We encourage participants to propose case-studies as well as reflective papers focusing on photo-books across the history of photography – from its origins to the latest digital developments. Contributions that address the role of various figures involved in the production, circulation, and reception of these publications (e.g., photographers; editors; publishers; etc) are also welcome.

Chairs:  Davide Deriu d.deriu@westminster.ac.uk; Angelo Maggi amaggi@iuav.it

Session 6-4 “Reading the City’s Histories Through Visual Documents”

Every city contains multitudes, presenting a collective artifact made up of innumerable places and lived narratives.  Most present-day cities also overlay multitudes, covering or transforming earlier iterations of themselves.  Our knowledge of those older layers, of urban landscapes since recast, quickly surrenders to the mortality of personal memory.  We then come to depend heavily on the persistence of physical artifacts that capture fragments of the past city, whether through survivals and traces in the present-day built landscape or through records — textual, visual, and sometimes even three dimensional — of those largely supplanted deeper layers of the urban palimpsest.

But the city is a big and complicated artifact, and every such representation must be a purposeful distillation, begging questions of the part and the whole, and of choice.  Each favors some kinds of information over others, and all demand a considered examination of the lens adopted by their creators, retrospectively framing the visual document in the context of agency, motives, models, and expected function.  At the same time, even as we are conscious of such filtering frames, we want to ask what they tell us about their subject, as they offer posterity some of our best evidence of these places in time.  They allow us to better see and read the built landscapes they portray as patterns of forms, as socio-economic artifacts, as settings of living and working and gathering, of entrepreneurial ambitions and communal organization, across the globe and through history.

For this session, we especially invite contributions that look to and interrogate visual documents that capture lost aspects of the city of both distant and recent history at a range of scales — from detailed surveys  of common building forms to purposefully selected sets of views, from closely transcribed plans and streetscapes of whole blocks and neighborhoods to maps of larger spatial networks and depictions of a city as a whole —  that offer us insights on both that city and our own vantage point, in terms of our intentions and responses, in our looking at and to it.

Contact person: Anat Falbel anatfalbel@uol.com.br

Chairs:  The EAHN Interest Group “Urban Representations”  (organized by group members Jeffrey Cohen, Anat Falbel, Min Kyung Lee, Nancy Stieber)

Session 6-6 “Stories We Tell:  Narratives of Urban Space”

Architectural sites as tourist attractions challenge the histories and memories of the urban collective. The city beckons the potential visitor (both tourist and local alike) through the aestheticization and cultural branding that serve, particularly through pervasive mediatizations, to narrativize urban space that may be in contrast to, or stacked amongst, stories of place.  This session will engage an assortment of pressing questions about the relationship of architecture to tourism and memory specifically to position concepts of demolition, preservation, heritagization and new construction within urban (geopolitically-shaped) sites, for no site is detached from place; no touristic visit can effectively be accomplished without considering — in some measure — the story of a place and the memories it holds for all those who dwell or pass through it.  No guidebook is disentangled from interpretive memories and stories that contribute to how tourists come to learn about a site.  Questions such as whose memories become the stories of a tourist’s encounter with a place, or how do we consider the terms heritage or heritagization within the context of placemaking and memory stories, will be discussed. Finally, what constitutes the memory or (competing) memories of a place in order for it to be preserved (and subsequently branded for a tourist economy)?

Chair:  Shelley Hornstein shelleyh@yorku.ca

ATSAH

NEWS FROM ASSOCIATION FOR TEXTUAL SCHOLARSHIP IN ART HISTORY

AWARDS for Students and Scholars

In commemoration of our 30th anniversary, ATSAH plans to offer two awards: one prize for the best article by an emerging scholar (no higher than Associate level). The topic may range from classical to Pre-Raphaelite art, reflecting the aims of ATSAH. The second is a small travel grant for junior scholar presenting a paper an ATSAH session.

The board of ATSAH selects these awards.

For further data, contact:

Liana Cheney, PhD, President of ATSAH
Liana_Cheney@uml.edu

ATSAH Session at CAA 2019

Member’s publications

Special Edition in Iconocrazia  Vol 13 – 2018
Art, Astronomy, Politics, and Religion

Liana De Girolami Cheney

Giorgio Vasari’s Moral Virtues in the Oratory of the Compagnia del Gesù at Cortona: Physical and Metaphysical Power

Andrzej Piotrowski
Politics, Architecture, and the Historiography of Denial in Poland

Brian D. Steele
Force Constrained: Hercules in Sixteenth-Century Venice

Charles Burroughs
The Graces and Political Order in the Renaissance Imaginary

Damiano Acciarino
Iconologia del Fato nel Rinascimento

Giangiacomo Gandolfi
Cosimo de’ Medici, Paolo Toscanelli e il Cielo dei Magi: una nuova ipotesi per gli Emisferi Celesti Fiorentini

Jennifer Bates Ehlert
Questioning the Oracle: Jacek Malczewski’s Pythia series and World War One

Lynette M.F. Bosch
Interpreting and Dating Michelangelo’s Crucified Christ for Vittoria Colonna: Fra Ambrogio Catarino Politi And St. Paul

Sarah J. Lippert
Egypt and Napoléon Displaced

Cassandra Sciortino
Armand Point’s St.Cecilia & the Painters of the Soul: Bridging Art & Life in Fin de Siècle France

Liana De Girolami Cheney
Edward Burne-Jones’s The Mirror of Venus: Physical and Intangible Female Beauty in Journal of Literature and Art Studies 9, no. 1 (January 2019):1-28.

International Association for Word and Image Studies (IAWIS)

New Publications

A selection of articles from the IAWIS Dundee conference (2014) has now been published in book form. The volume is entitled:

Art and Science in Word and Image: Exploration and Discovery, Brill/Rodopi (Word and Image Interactions, volume 9), edited by Keith Williams, Sophie Aymes, Jan Baetens and Chris Murray

It is available at https://brill.com/view/title/36202

CALL FOR SESSIONS Water and Sea in Word and Image, University of Luxembourg, July 5th – 10th, 2020

In an era in which water scarcity is threatening us all and the mainland is affected even in the depths of its epicenter by what is happening on its shores, it seems of great importance to propose a subject both acutely topical and strongly tied to the collective imagination. In Alessandro Baricco’s novel Ocean sea (1993), the fictional character Plasson paints the sea with seawater. This emblematic scene sums up our topic to some extent: water is difficult to grasp and yet concerns us more and more. Shapeless, still waiting to be defined, it even resists any effort of conceptualization. Putting water and the sea into words and into images is not obvious, represents a real discursive and plastic challenge and is therefore particularly likely to call into question the relationship between text and image. Due to its rhythm “without measure” (Deleuze & Guattari, 1980), water as an element transcends Lessing’s dichotomy between arts of time and arts of space (see Louvel, 2002). The water’s unspeakable nature does not coincide with its invisible essence. Yet, literary and plastic narratives constitute an actual semiosphere with, at its borders, an area where the semiotic links are violated (Lotman, 1966), the realm of the unstable, the arbitrary, the unaccountable.

Located at the heart of the European continent – however tightly interconnected with its periphery –, cradle of the siren Melusine, territory boasting its natural springs and its balneology, Luxembourg seems to be the appropriate place to host a world congress on this subject.

Abstracts for sessions should be a maximum of 300 words.

N.B.: All conference participants must be members of IAWIS/AIERTI (http://iawis.org/) and in order with their membership fee before the conference.

The deadline for SESSION PROPOSALS is February 28th, 2019. Submissions are to be dropped on our website: https://waterandsea2020.uni.lu

The selection committee will contact you before March 30th, 2019 about the outcome of your application.

POTENTIAL CONFERENCE SESSION THEMES

N.B.: The sessions consist of one or maximum two panels of 1h30 each (three papers). The panels will offer a tribune to experienced researchers in Word and Image Studies and/or young scholars (doctoral students/postdocs) whose proposals the chairs of the elected sessions will gather and select. The word and image interaction should be formulated in the title of the session. Please indicate if your session fits with one or several of the potential themes listed below (e.g.: 1, 7, 12).

  1. Water, a natural element (its virtues and dangers) and an esthetic challenge
  2. Water as energy in science and arts
  3. The biblical or mythical imaginary of water and sea
  4. Aquatic and maritime myths, rites and marine, fluvial or lacustrine folklore
  5. Melusine, nymphs, naiads and other sirens
  6. The seaside or still water in painting and literature
  7. Balneology, its history and actuality
  8. Harbours in texts and images
  9. Insular or peninsular cultures
  10. Touristic promotion of natural heritage (seaside, lakes, rivers)
  11. Aqueducts, thermal baths and dams in the Greater Region
  12. The Mediterranean Sea, the Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean (shores, fauna, cultural and market routes, migration)
  13. Graphic novel, comics or cartoons on sea, water or migration
  14. Water and sea in film, video or in digital artefacts
  15. The future of water in arts and media
  16. Water scarcity, drought and sustainable issues in word and image
  17. The sea as epistemological metaphor (shipwreck, raft, wave, hurricane, liquidity, archipelago, foam)
  18. Scientific or imaginary cartography
  19. Other related topics

AHNCA

The Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art (AHNCA) is pleased to announce that the Sixteenth Annual Graduate Student Symposium in the History of Nineteenth-Century Art, co-sponsored by AHNCA and the Dahesh Museum of Art, will be held on Sunday, March 24, 2019 (10:00 am – 5:00 pm), at the Dahesh Museum of Art, 145 Sixth Ave., New York, NY. The Mervat Zahid Cultural Foundation has generously provided the Dahesh Museum of Art Prize of $1,000 for the best paper. Information about the speakers and brief abstracts of their papers will be available online at http://ahnca.org/index.php/symposia after February 6, 2019.

Historians of German, Scandinavian, and Central European Art and Architecture (HGSCEA)

The Board recently awarded travel stipends to two members of HGSCEA, Sara Blaylock and Lauren Hanson, to help defray the costs of their participation in CAA’s annual conference. The Board also juried this year’s HGSCEA Emerging Scholars Prize competition, the winner of which will be announced at the reception and dinner in New York. As always, the dinner, which will take place on Thursday, February 14, from 7 to 9 p.m., is free to current members. For further information, contact a member of the Board.

HGSCEA’s sponsored session at the annual CAA conference, “Women Artists in Germany, Scandinavia, and Central Europe, 1880-1960,” is being chaired by Kerry Greaves on Saturday, February 16, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.. Emil Leth Meilvang, Nora Butkovich, Lauren Hanson, and Lynette Roth will read papers on Rita Kernn-Larsen, women in the Young Yiddish Group, Mary Bauermeister, and Anneliese Hager. For more information, go to the HGSCEA website (http://hgscea.org/ ) and the conference website (https://caa.confex.com/caa/2019/meetingapp.cgi/Session/1607)

The annual business meeting is scheduled for Friday, February 15. It will take place in the Harlem Room on the 4th Floor of the New York Hilton Midtown from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Members are welcome to attend.

The Midwest Art History Society

The Midwest Art History Society (MAHS) would like to call your attention to its recent e-publication Monumental Troubles:  Rethinking What Monuments Mean Today, searchable by its title in WorldCat.  The publication records selected papers presented at the 2018 MAHS Annual Conference held in Indianapolis. The essays in this e-volume contribute to contemporary conversations about public monuments, broadly defined as commemorative objects, images, and spaces, and the responses to them, including the calls to remove, relocate, or destroy them. Contributors consider these “monumental troubles” from multiple historical, geographic and theoretical perspectives, suggesting a generative rethinking about why they were made and how their meaning changed over time.”  The original conference sessions were organized by Erika Doss, University of Notre Dame and the publication effort was guided to its successful conclusion by Cheryl Snay of the Snite Museum of Art.

And please consider attending the 2019 MAHS Annual Conference to be held in Cincinnati, March 21-23.  The Cincinnati Art Museum & the Taft Museum of Art are conference hosts, keynote speaker is Hollis Clayson. Conference registration includes special tours, receptions, and more.  Reduced fees for early registration end on March 1. Book a room in the Hilton Netherland Plaza at a discounted rate before Feb 27. Click the link below to register online & book a room.   https://www.mahsonline.org/conference/register

HNA

What: CAA  session: The Female Impact: Women and the Art Market in the Early Modern Era

When: Thursday, February 14, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Where: New York Hilton Midtown – 2nd Floor – Morgan Suite

CHAIRS: Judith Noorman and Frans Grijzenhout

What:  HNA Reception

When: Friday, February 15, 2019, 5:30-7 pm

Where: Syracuse University Lubin House, 11 East 61st Street, New York, NY

Please RSVP to Amy Golahny, Golahny@Lycoming.edu

EPCAF

The European Postwar and Contemporary Art Forum has changed its governance structure and will now be headed by a team of co-chairs. Lily Woodruff has transitioned from her previous role as president, and is now joined by Raffaele Bedarida. Raffaele is an art historian and curator specializing in twentieth-century Italian art and politics. In particular, his research has focused on cultural diplomacy, migration, and cultural exchange between Italy and the United States. He is an Assistant Professor of Art History at Cooper Union, New York. Bedarida is the author of two monographs in Italian, Bepi Romagnoni: Il Nuovo Racconto (Milan: Silvana Editoriale, 2005) and Corrado Cagli: La pittura, l’esilio, L’America (Rome: Donzelli, 2018; English edition upcoming), and numerous articles for academic journals (International Yearbook of Futurism Studies, Oxford Art Journal, Tate Modern’s In Focus) and exhibition catalogues (MART, Rovereto; CIMA, New York; Fundacion Juan March, Madrid; Frederick Kiesler Foundation, Vienna). He holds a PhD from the Art History Department of the CUNY Graduate Center, as well as MA and BA degrees in Art History from the Università degli Studi di Siena, Italy. Bedarida is currently working on the manuscript for his book: ‘Like a Giant Screen:’ The Promotion of Contemporary Italian Art in the United States, 1935–1969.

Public Art Dialogue (PAD)

Public Art Dialogue (PAD) will present its 2019 PAD Award for achievement in the field of public art to art collective fierce pussy during next week’s conference. Please see the announcement here: https://publicartdialogue.org/news/2019-01-09/2019-pad-award-fierce-pussy

Comprehensive Appraisal Studies Program (CASP)

Now Accepting CASP Applications!

The Appraisal Institute of America, the educational foundation of the Appraisers Association of America is now accepting applications for our Comprehensive Appraisal Studies Program (CASP) for both the Summer 2019 and Fall 2019/Spring 2020 Semester.

Enroll in CASP to learn to appraise the fine and decorative arts. Completing CASP will provide you with a certificate in Appraisal Studies from the Appraisal Institute of America.

For more information and to apply, please visit our website at www.appraisersassociation.org/CASP.

Society of Architectural Historians

The Society of Architectural Historians has been awarded a two-year, $508,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to study the status of the field of architectural history in higher education. The grant provides support for a data-gathering initiative that will gauge the health of architectural, urban and landscape history as fields of study, as well as degree programs and curricula across the higher education landscape. SAH plans to hire a post-doctoral researcher to design and manage the study to determine where, and in what ways, these fields of study are expanding, receding, changing, or holding steady and to consider the structural or cultural factors behind such trends. SAH also will hire a Project Coordinator to assist with the project. Visit the SAH Career Center for full job descriptions.

SAH has named architect Aymar Mariño-Maza and architectural historian Zachary J. Violette as the recipients of the 2018 H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship. The fellowship allows an emerging scholar to travel the world to experience architecture and landscapes firsthand. SAH awarded Mariño-Maza a one-year fellowship and Violette a short-term fellowship for three months of travel. They will begin their fellowship travels in March 2019 and will document their field studies through monthly updates on the SAH Blog.

SAH invites nominations and self-nominations for the next Editor of the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians. JSAH is a quarterly, blind-peer reviewed international journal devoted to all aspects of the history of the global built environment and spatial practice, including architecture, landscape architecture, urbanism, and city planning. Published since 1941, JSAH has defined the field of architectural history, and is a pioneer in digital publication. Nominations due by April 30, 2019.

Association of Print Scholars

The Association of Print Scholars is pleased to host its affiliated society panel at the College Art Association conference on Friday, February 15, 2019 in New York.

Chaired by Christina Michelon (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities), Coloring Print examines global printmaking traditions that advance our understanding of the role of the medium in the social construction of race.  The papers chosen include “Red Ink: Ethnographic Prints and the Colonization of Dakota Homelands” by Annika Johnson (University of Pittsburgh); “Sites of Contest and Commemoration: The Printed Life of Richard Allen, America’s Early Race Leader” by Melanee C. Harvey (Howard University); “A Franco-Indian Album: Firmin Didot’s Indian Paintings and Le Costume Historique’s Chromolithography (1888)” by Holly Shaffer (Brown University); and “The White Native Body in Asia: Woodcut Engraving and the Creation of Ainu Stereotypes” by Christina M. Spiker (St. Catherine University).

Aaron M. Hyman and Dana Leibsohn have been awarded the Association of Print Scholars 2018 Publication Grant to support the forthcoming publication related to their project “Washing the Archive: Indigenous Knowledge, European Prints, and Colonial Histories of Latin America.”

The co-authored project focuses on the circulation of prints in colonial Latin America, highlighting unpublished documents and the methodological provocations indigenous practices can offer traditional early modern print histories. The funding supplied by the grant will provide both authors the opportunity to travel to the Library of Congress and to the University of Virginia to complete their study of indigenous uses of European prints in Spanish America, especially practices of re-use, circulation, and loss under colonial conditions. The $2,000 award is funded by the Association of Print Scholars and through the generosity of C.G. Boerner and Harris Schrank. We thank both print dealers for their support of APS and its mission.

SOCIETY OF HISTORIANS OF EASTERN EUROPEAN, EURASIAN, AND RUSSIAN ART AND ARCHITECTURE (SHERA)

The following members were elected to the SHERA Board: Kristin Romberg (Vice President/President Elect); Corina Apostol (Web News Editor); and, Anna P. Sokolina (SHERA-SAH Liaison). Karen Kettering now serves as President, Alice Isabella Sullivan as Secretary-Treasurer, and Yelena Kalinsky as Listserv Administrator.

Aglaya K. Glebova (UC-Irvine) has been awarded the SHERA Emerging Scholar Prize for her essay “Elements of Photography: Avant-garde Aesthetics and the Reforging of Nature” (Representations 142, Spring 2018). Ekaterina Heath (University of Sydney) was selected as the recipient of the SHERA Travel Grant for CAA 2019 to will deliver her paper entitled “Picturing the Cathay in Russia: Political use of Chinoiserie interiors under Empress Elisabeth Petrovna and Emperor Peter III.”

The generous anonymous donor who has funded the SHERA Travel Grant has increased their support to allow for more grants and to enlarge the pool of eligible applicants. The award was initially given out once per year, for travel to CAA and ASEEES conferences in alternate years and was limited to graduate students. Going forward, the Travel Grant will be awarded twice per year for travel to both CAA and ASEEES. Additionally, independent scholars who receive no institutional support are now eligible to apply. US-based scholars will receive $1,000 and scholars traveling from outside the US will receive $1,500. Calls for applications are published on H-SHERA and on CAA Opportunities.

SHERA’s Board would like to continue developing online resources for scholars and teachers in our field using the H-SHERA platform, including book reviews, sample syllabi, up-to-date contact information for obtaining image permissions, conference reports, information about graduate programs, or other resources. If you have ideas or would like to volunteer to help with this effort, please write to the H-SHERA editors at editorial-shera@mail.h-net.org.

Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) & AAMC Foundation

Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) & AAMC Foundation is currently accepting applications for its Conference Travel Fellowships for curators to attend its Annual Conference and Meeting. Since 2010 alone, over 200 individual Curatorial Travel Fellowships have been awarded.

This year we are proud to offer two opportunities:

All applicants must commit to participating in the full Conference program (May 4-7, 2019 in New York City) at the time of application, including the all deadlines (non-negotiable), timelines, and travel. A stipend is granted as part of this Program to subsidize the travel requirements. Multiple curators from one museum are eligible, though individuals may only submit one application per year.

Each Fellowship has a separate application, and members may apply to one Fellowship only. Applications for both of these AAMC Foundation Conference Travel Fellowships are due via our online application portal by 12pm ET on Tuesday, February 12, 2019.

To view the full program benefits, eligibility, and the link to the applications, please visit:

https://www.artcurators.org/page/TravelGrants

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Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) Foundation is pleased to announce Digital & Outward Engagement, the next installment in its regional In-Conversation series. Launched in 2016, AAMC Foundation’s In-Conversation series brings together local communities and expands networks.

Slated for Tuesday, February 26 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, In-Conversation: Digital & Outward Engagement features six perspectives on building bridges between museums and their audiences through the use of ever-evolving technologies and digital tools. Moving past social media and traditional websites, this event brings together Philadelphia’s leading voices to dig deeper into the ways in which technology can help advance dialogues with visitors, donors, colleagues, and the larger global community. They will touch on the current efforts and platforms in the digital sector, and consider ways in which they could be used to help better connect with audiences. With a look at the topic from varying perspectives, we’ll also have the opportunity to reflect on ways to collaborate as well.

Moderated by Christopher D.M. Atkins, Ph.D, Agnes & Jack Mulroney Associate Curator of European Painting & Sculpture and Manager, Curatorial Digital Programs & Initiatives, Philadelphia Museum of Art, this program features Aaron Miller, Senior Producer, Digital Media, The Franklin Institute; William Noel, Associate University Librarian & Director, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts Director, Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies, Penn Libraries; Amy Sadao, Daniel W. Dietrich, II Director, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania; Ariel Schwartz, Kathy and Ted Fernberger Associate Director of Interactive Technologies, Philadelphia Museum of Art; and Neville Vakharia, Program Director, Arts Administration Campus Program and Associate Professor and Research Director, Drexel University, Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.

This In-Conversation will be hosted at the Lecture Auditorium at the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Perelman Building on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm, followed by a short reception from 8:00pm – 8:30pm. Space is limited so pre-registration is required. Click here to reserve your seat!

ACASA – Arts Council of the African Studies Association

https://www.acasaonline.org

  1. ACASA welcomes new board members:

Peri Klemm, President
Peju Layiwola, President Elect/VP
Shannen Hill, Past President
Raphael Chikukwa, Secretary
Rachel Kabukala, Treasurer
Fiona Siegenthaler, Newsletter Editor
Erica Jones, Assistant Website Editor
Cynthia Becker, ASA Liaison
Olubukola Gbadegesin, CAA Liaison
El Hadji Malick Ndiaye

In office since 2017:
Nadine Siegert
, Website Editor & ECAS Liaison
Brenda Schmahmann, Facebook Manager
Anitra Nettleton, ASA Task Force for the Protection of Academic Freedom
Shadreck Chirikure

We thank our outgoing board members Silvia Forni, Jordan Fenton, Yaëlle Biro, Cécile Fromont, Liese Van der Watt, Deborah Stokes, Leslie Rabine and Cory Grundlach for their great work and wish them all the best for the future!

  1. Africa, Technology, and Visual Cultures: ACASA sponsored panel at the 107th CAA Annual Conference, NYC, February 14, 2019, 8.30-10.00am

Join us at the ACASA sponsored panel Africa, Technology, and Visual Cultures chaired by Amanda Kay Gilvin with paper contributions by Suzanne Preston Blier, Stephen Adéyemí Folárànmí, Kate Ellen Cowcher and Fiona Siegenthaler.

https://caa.confex.com/caa/

  1. Behind-the-Scenes at the Brooklyn Museum during 107th CAA Annual Conference, NYC February 15, 2019, 10.15am- 12.00pm

Join Kristen Windmuller-Luna, Sills Family Consulting Curator of African Arts, for a behind-the-scenes tour of the new exhibition One: Egúngún. Featuring a Yoruba (Nigerian) masquerade costume composed of over 300 African, Asian, and European textiles, the exhibition uses new research and multiple perspectives to emphasize the global connections and contemporary contexts of African masquerades. Information about the exhibition: http://brooklynmuseum.org

Limited space: RSVP at bkm.nyc/caa2019acasa

  1. H-AfrArts is recruiting new Editors and Advisory Board Members!

H-AfrArts is looking for Editors and Advisory Board Members to join the team and share duties and responsabilities on a voluntary basis.
The Editor role involves moderating discussion posts and general CfPs. There is also an exciting opportunity (optional) to develop new content based on your interest and initiative, such as developing Teaching and Research Resources, Conference Reports, and Cross-Network Projects. A minimum of one year committment is required for this role. For a full description of the duties of Editors please consult: https://networks.h-net.org/node/905/pages/80264/becoming-editor 
The Advisory Board Members assist with the general development and welfare of the Network and advise Editors in cases in which there are disputes with the members (such as when a post is rejected and a subscriber appeals). A minimum of two years commitment is required for this role. To find out more, please visit: https://networks.h-net.org/h-net-advisory-board-members 

About the Network:

H-AfrArts is an international network jointly sponsored by H-Net (Humanities Online) and ACASA (Arts Council of the African Studies Association-USA) to provide a forum for the discussion and exploration of African art and expressive culture. There are a number of reasons and benefits for joining H-AfrArts Network, these include:

Collaboration: Volunteering with an H-Net Network can be an excellent opportunity to work within a multi-disciplinary and committed editorial team.

Engagement: H-AfrArts Network provides  an excellent opportunity to engage with, support, and develop your field of study.

Best Practice: H-Net is committed to supporting editorial best practices. You will receive comprehensive H-Commons online training to moderate and safeguard the content of the network.

Support: H-Net has a Home Office staffed by trained historians, an online training program, a Help Desk, and a separate space where its Editors can discuss questions and concerns relating to academic best practices and project development.

Durability: H-Net is committed to the long-term digital preservation of its academic content.

Visibility: H-Net’s content is available online for free and uses an email notification system to deliver academic content directly to subscribers.

How to Apply:

Applicants must demonstrate expertise in African Arts and have regular and reliable access to email.
If you are interested, please send your CV and a covering letter by email to: editorial-afrarts@mail.h-net.msu.edu
For any questions or help please contact: Helena Cantone – Advisory Board yenacanta@gmail.com
Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.
This is a voluntary position: The H-Net is a non-profit organization run by academics and built around a committed community of volunteers.

  1. Call for Applications: AFRICAN CRITICAL INQUIRY PROGRAMME: IVAN KARP DOCTORAL RESEARCH AWARDS FOR AFRICAN STUDENTS ENROLLED IN SOUTH AFRICAN Ph.D. PROGRAMMES
    Closing Date: Wednesday 1 May 2019

The African Critical Inquiry Programme is pleased to announce the 2019 Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Awards to support African doctoral students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled at South African universities and conducting dissertation research on relevant topics. Grant amounts vary depending on research plans, with a maximum award of ZAR 40,000.
The African Critical Inquiry Programme (ACIP) seeks to advance inquiry and debate about the roles and practice of public culture, public cultural institutions and public scholarship in shaping identities and society in Africa. The Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Awards are open to African postgraduate students (regardless of citizenship) in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. Applicants must be currently registered in a Ph.D. programme in a South African university and be working on topics related to ACIP’s focus. Awards will support doctoral research projects focused on topics such as institutions of public culture, particular aspects of museums and exhibitions, forms and practices of public scholarship, culture and communication, and the theories, histories and systems of thought that shape and illuminate public culture and public scholarship. Awards are open to proposals working with a range of methodologies in the humanities and humanistic social sciences, including research in archives and collections, fieldwork, interviews, surveys, and quantitative data collection. For full information about this opportunity and how to apply, see the full Call for Proposals listed under “ACIP Opportunities” on the website: http://www.gs.emory.edu/about/special/acip.html.

  1. Call for proposals to organize a workshop: AFRICAN CRITICAL INQUIRY PROGRAMME Closing Date: Wednesday 1 May 2019

The African Critical Inquiry Programme invites proposals from scholars and/or practitioners in public cultural institutions in South Africa to organise a workshop to take place in 2020. The African Critical Inquiry Programme (ACIP) seeks to advance inquiry and debate about the roles and practice of public culture, public cultural institutions and public scholarship in shaping identities and society in Africa.
ACIP Workshops are intended as annual occasions to identify and address critical themes, fundamental questions and pressing practical issues concerning public culture. For instance, Workshops might focus on particular notions and issues related to publics, visuality, museums and exhibitions, art, performance, representational forms, or institutional forms from different methodological, practical, and theoretical vantages. They might examine forms and practices of public scholarship and the theories, histories and systems of thought that shape and illuminate public culture and public scholarship. Workshops should encourage comparative, interdisciplinary, and cross-institutional interchange and reflection that brings into conversation public scholarship in Africa, creative cultural production, and critical theory. Workshop budgets will vary depending on proposed plans; the maximum award is ZAR 60,000.
Applications may be submitted by experienced scholars and cultural practitioners based in universities, museums, and other cultural organizations in South Africa who are interested in creating or reinvigorating interdisciplinary, cross-institutional engagement and understanding and who are committed to training the next generations of scholar-practitioners. Applications may be submitted by a single individual or a pair of individuals who have different institutional affiliations and bring different perspectives, approaches, or specializations to the proposed Workshop theme.

For full information about this opportunity and how to apply, see the full Call for Proposals listed under “ACIP Opportunities” on our website. A list of previously supported ACIP Workshops is also available there: http://www.gs.emory.edu/about/special/acip.html.

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Affiliated Society News for November 2018

posted by November 07, 2018

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

We’re seeking new organizations to join CAA’s Affiliated Societies. Click here to learn more.

Association for Latin American Art (ALAA)

Save the Date: The World Turned Upside Down

The Fifth Triennial Conference of the Association for Latin American Art (ALAA) will take place next year in Chicago, 7-9 March, 2019. Sponsored by DePaul University and the Art Institute of Chicago with support from the National Museum of Mexican Art and the Thoma Foundation, the conference will include a variety of papers around the theme of “Arts of Oppression and Resistance in the American Hemisphere,” as well as additional activities in and around area institutions. For more information, please visit https://associationlatinamericanart.org/triennial/.

The Feminist Art Project (TFAP)

Call for Contributions to Rejoinder, an online journal featuring work at the intersection of scholarship and activism that reflects feminist/queer and social justice perspectives.

me too
The “me too” movement, founded in 2006 by activist Tarana Burke to help young American women of color heal from sexual assault, has gone global. Survivors around the world are giving unprecedented voice to stories of violence and abuse. The next issue of Rejoinder will explore the history, present, and future of “me too” as it relates to contemporary feminist mobilization and theorizing. We welcome contributions that explore any aspects of “me too,” such as how the movement travels across different contexts (such as the home, the academy, the workplace), through different forms of media and face-to-face interactions. What are the most pronounced effects of “me too?”  And what difference does adding the hashtag make?  Submissions (including essays, commentary, criticism, fiction, poetry, and artwork) should address this theme from feminist, queer, social and racial justice-inspired perspectives. We particularly welcome contributions at the intersection of scholarship and activism. For manuscript preparation details, please see our website at: http://irw.rutgers.edu/about-rejoinderRejoinder is published by the Institute for Research on Women at Rutgers University in partnership with The Feminist Art Project. Please send completed written work (2,000-2,500 words max), jpegs of artwork, and short bios to the editor, Sarah Tobias (stobias@rutgers.edu) by December 19, 2018.

Midwest Art History Society (MAHS)

The 46th Annual Conference of the Midwest Art History Society will be held from March 21–23, 2019, in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Join us for thought-provoking sessions at the renowned Cincinnati Art Museum (CAM) on Thursday and Friday, March 21 and 22, and at the Taft Museum of Art on Saturday, March 23. On Thursday evening, the keynote lecture will be delivered by S. Hollis Clayson, Bergen Evans Professor in the Humanities at Northwestern University, in association with CAM’s exhibition Paris 1900: City of Entertainment featuring works drawn from the collections of the City of Paris museums. After sessions conclude on Friday, the Contemporary Arts Center in downtown Cincinnati will host an evening reception. Special behind-the-scenes programs at our partner museums will make this conference a particularly memorable experience. For more information and the conference’s call for papers, please visit the organization’s website http://www.mahsonline.org.

Visual Resources Association (VRA)

The next VRA international conference for image media professionals will take place at the Doubletree Hotel in the Little Tokyo area of downtown Los Angeles on March 26-29, 2019 (see: http://www.vraweb.org/conferences/vra2019/). We welcome CAA members as well as any intensive image users and like-minded information professionals to join in on what will be an exciting schedule of workshops, sessions, meetings, tours, and social events in Southern California. The conference schedule can be found at https://vra2019.sched.com/ and registration will open in December 2018.

The VRA offers several awards to assist with attendance at the VRA Annual Conference. The Travel Awards Committee especially encourages applications from new members/first time conference attendees; veteran members who have not been able to attend conferences for several years; international members; solo, isolated, and part-time VR professionals; students considering careers in visual resources; and any member actively participating in the conference who lacks sufficient funding to attend. You do not need to be a member of the VRA to apply for a travel award, but please note that to receive an award an applicant must become a member of VRA and must attend the 2019 Conference. The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday, November 16, 2018, 11:59pm EST. For more information about the types of travel awards, guidelines, and application information, see: http://vraweb.org/apply-for-a-vra-la-2019-travel-award/.

The Visual Resources Association is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to furthering research and education in the field of image management within the educational, cultural heritage, and commercial environments affiliated with CAA (http://vraweb.org/). For more information about the important work and professional development activities sponsored by the Visual Resources Association or the VRA Foundation, please contact Maureen Burns, VRA’s CAA Affiliate Representative at moaburns@gmail.com or 310-489-3792.

Society of Architectural Historians (SAH)

The Society of Architectural Historians is accepting session proposals for the SAH 2020 Annual International Conference in Seattle, Washington (April 29–May 3). The Society invites its members, including graduate students, independent scholars and representatives of SAH chapters and partner organizations, to chair a session at the conference. Session proposals covering every time period and all aspects of the built environment, including landscape and urban history, are encouraged. View the Call for Sessions and submit a proposal online at sah.org/2020/call-for-sessions. The submission deadline is January 15, 2019.

In a joint program with the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, SAH is pleased to offer the Charles E. Peterson Fellowship to support the participation of a graduate student in the research and writing for a volume in the Buildings of the United States (BUS) series and/or SAH Archipedia, the Society’s online architectural resource. The recipient will research some aspect of American architecture prior to 1860, which they may choose from a list of topics provided by authors of forthcoming BUS books. Applications are due by January 2, 2019.

The Sally Kress Tompkins Fellowship, a joint program of SAH and the National Park Service’s Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), permits a graduate student in architectural history or a related field the opportunity to work on a 12-week HABS history project during the summer of 2019. The Fellow will prepare a written history that focuses on a significant U.S. building or site for the permanent HABS collection at the Library of Congress. The award consists of a $12,000 stipend and includes travel, hotel accommodation, and registration for the SAH 2019 annual conference up to $1,000. Applications are due by December 31, 2018.

Association of Art Museum Curators & AAMC Foundation

The Association of Art Museum Curators & AAMC Foundation is currently seeking nominations for the 2019 Awards for Excellence, its annual award dedicated to recognizing curators whose work offers new methodologies, considers the public’s understanding, and advances the field. Since their launch in 2004, nearly 170 curators have received this award from AAMC. Click here to view past recipients.

Only affiliated and independent curator(s) working in the nonprofit sector can receive an award. All nominations must be submitted by AAMC members in good standing, and we encourage self-nominations. Nominated curators do not need to be AAMC members but must be eligible for membership and become a member should they be selected as an Awardee. Those in other fields and in for-profit settings cannot be nominated. Self-nominations are encouraged and welcomed.

A nominator may submit more than one nomination in one or more of the following categories for work on view or published between January 1 and December 31, 2018:

  • Outstanding Printed Exhibition or Permanent Collection Catalogue (awarded by art organization operating budget category)
  • Outstanding Exhibition or Installation (awarded by art organization operating budget category)
  • Outstanding Article or Essay (digital or print)
  • Outstanding Digital Publication

Awardees are kept confidential until they are announced at the Annual Conference & Meeting during an Awards for Excellence reception on Sunday, May 5, 2019, in New York City. We hope that all Awardees will be able to join us at the event. Ability to attend the event does not influence the award selection process.

All nominations must be submitted through our online portal by 12PM ET on Friday, December 14. The deadline is fast approaching, so click here to submit your nomination today!

International Sculpture Center (ISC)

The International Sculpture Center, publisher of Sculpture magazine is a non-profit member supported organization promoting sculptors internationally. For the 2018 holiday season, the ISC is offering great gift deals. This includes 1 subscription for $35 or 2 for $60, 30% off ISC Memberships, All 5 ISC Press Publications for just $75, and the ISC Art Sale Project: Sculptors Supporting Sculpture. For more information, please visit: http://www.sculpture.org/holiday/

The ISC will host the 29th International Sculpture Conference in Portland, Oregon in Fall 2019. The Call for Panels will open this winter. For updates, visit: www.sculpture.org/portland19

Pacific Arts Association (PAA)

Pacific Arts Association XIII International Symposium March 25-28, 2019, Brisbane , Australia.  Hosted by Queensland Museum, State Library of Queensland, Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art and Queensland Performing Arts Centre.  Call for papers is now closed.  Please join us in March.  The theme of this symposium is RESILIENCE: sustaining, re-activating and connecting culture.

For more information contact paa.2019@qm.qld.au

Conference: Making Connections: ni-Vanuatu Artists, Objects and Histories, 2- – 22nd March 2019 at the national Library and Archives, Port Vila, Vanuau. Hosted by the Pacific Chapter of the Pacific Arts Association.

For more information contact ks-kf@xtra.co.nz

Symposium: Recent Advances in Barkcloth Conservation: at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK. December 7th, 2018. This one-day meeting presents diverse approaches to understanding the making, conservation and display of barkcloth in several tropical regions. It will be of interest to conservators, curators, anthropologists, art historians, makers, and all who value this beautiful material

For more information contact m.nesbitt@kew.org

Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (FATE)

http://www.foundations-art.org/

Early Bird Registration Deadline Extended: November 15 for FATE’s 17th Biennial Conference, “Foundations in Flux,” will be hosted by Columbus College of Art & Design in Columbus, Ohio on April 4th-6th, 2019.

Call for Artwork Deadline: December 15: FATE 2019 National Juried Members Exhibition

More info: http://www.foundations-art.org/conferences

Positive Space is FATE’s bi-monthly podcast providing opportunities for those passionate about art foundations to discuss and promote excellence in the development and teaching of college level foundations in art & design studio and history classes. To check out the latest episodes, featuring Libby McFalls and Michael Arrigo, visit: https://www.foundations-art.org/positive-space

If you have podcast ideas, contact us! Positive Space has a phone number: 904-990-FATE. Give us a call & record a message today!

Join us December 14th, for a “Screen Grab,” a FATE Regional Workshop at Wayfarers Gallery, 1109 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, 11221. How are institutions using “the screen” in their visual art and design curriculum? The workshop will include hands-on screen-printing demos, innovative ways to incorporate screen printing even without formal facilities, introducing technological screen time into the studio classroom, and creating collaborative art work. Register with Meredith Starr at starrm@sunysuffolk.edu

More info: https://www.foundations-art.org/regional-events

Also join us during CAA 2019 for FATE’s Affiliate session, “Get Up, Stand Up: Contingent Faculty and the Future of Higher Education in the Visual Arts,” Friday, Feb 15, 2019, from 6 – 7:30pm in the Bryant Suite at the New York Hilton Midtown. Chaired by Naomi J. Falk and Richard Moninski, with panelists Christopher Williams, Mark Stemwedel, and Laura Rodman Huaracha. Increasingly, tenure-track positions disappear, contingent faculty numbers swell, and those who are left standing teach more classes. Is this sustainable and how do we support each other? https://caa.confex.com/caa/2019/meetingapp.cgi/Session/2304

Association for Textual Scholarship of Art History (ATSAH)

Karen Hope Goodchild, “Masaccio, Andrea del Sarto, Il Lasca, and the Sausage School of Florence,” Publication: Source. Volume 36, number 3/4 (Spring/Summer 2017), Seite [178]-187. Publisher: [2017]

Liana De Girolami Cheney, “The Symbolism of the Skull in Vanitas: Homo bulla est,Journal of Cultural and Religious Studies (Fall 2018), Vol. 6. No. 5 (May 2018); 267-284.

Award invitation: ASSOCIATION FOR TEXTUAL SCHOLARSHIP IN ART HISTORY –AWARDS for Students and Scholars

In commemoration of our 30th anniversary, ATSAH plans to offer two awards: one prize for the best article by an emerging scholar (no higher than Associate level). The topic may range from classical to Pre-Raphaelite art, reflecting the aims of ATSAH. The second is a small travel grant for junior scholar presenting a paper an ATSAH session.The board of ATSAH selects these awards.

For further data, contact: Liana Cheney, PhD, President of ATSAH, lianacheney@earthlink.net

New Media Caucus

Media-N Journal of the New Media Caucus announces publication of Vol 14 No 1 (2018): CAA Conference Edition 2018 https://iopn.library.illinois.edu/journals/median/issue/view/4

This collection of essays and reports documents many of the activities of the New Media Caucus at the 2018 College Art Association Conference in Los Angeles, California, which took place February 22–24, 2018. More information about these gatherings can be found at http://www.newmediacaucus.org/2018-caa-los-angeles-events/

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Affiliated Society News for September 2018

posted by September 11, 2018

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

We’re seeking new organizations to join CAA’s Affiliated Societies. Click here to learn more.

Mid-America College Art Association (MACAA)

Upcoming MACAA Conference: Oct 4—6, 2018: Techne Expanding  New /  Tensions New /  Terrains  New /  Tools @ The University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The 2018 MACAA Conference will explore wide-ranging interpretations of technology and its use and impact on the teaching, making, and performing art as well as the broader human experience. Recognizing that technology has art and craft at its root (techne) and isn’t limited just to bigger, better, or faster tools and products, we will examine how we embrace or resist technology, how we celebrate or critique it, and consider its promise as well as its limits.

Reserve your room for the conference at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Lincoln. Tickets for the conference can be purchased through Eventbrite. Inquiries about the conference can be sent to Sandra Williams, Associate Professor and Conference Chair, swilliams2@unl.edu.

Get your MACAA membership registration here.

Upcoming MACAA Members’ Exhibition will be held at the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, October 3-19, 2018.

Upcoming for CAA 2019: MACAA’s CAA Affiliate Session
“Respond and Adapt: A Fuse of Art and the Other”
Co-chairs: Julie Marcelle Abijanac, Columbus College of Art & Design; Chung-Fan Chang, Stockton University
Wed, February 13, 2:00—3:30 PM, Room: Concourse G

A2RU

a2ru Circuits Webinar: Navigating Your Educational Path Toward an Interdisciplinary Career
Thursday, October 4, 2018
2:00-3:00pm ET
Register HERE

What might be needed to create an interdisciplinary career guide or toolkit for students who are looking toward a modern work life? This webinar will include alum from the a2ru Emerging Creatives Student Summits discussing both their interdisciplinary paths and experiences and what they would like to have known or had in support of their educational goals as an undergraduate student.

a2ru Annual National Conference: Arts Environments: Design, Resilience, and Sustainability
November 1-3, 2018
Hosted by University of Georgia (Athens, GA)
Registration now open!

The 2018 theme, Arts Environments: Design, Resilience, and Sustainability, is an invitation to explore the relationship between creativity and diverse cultural locations, by framing discussions about design, resilience, and sustainability in the context of interdisciplinary artistic and environmental practice. The theme offers an opportunity to think broadly about the ecology of the arts and their environments, in terms of performance, design, and engineering. A land and sea grant institution inextricable from the town of Athens and the broader ecologies of Georgia and the Southeast, the University of Georgia will provide a rich context for thinking creatively about Arts Environments globally. The 2018 conference will also include exhibits, installations, performances, and events throughout.

Historians of Islamic Art Association

The Historians of Islamic Art Association is delighted to annoucene that it’s sixth biennial symposium, “Border Crossing,” will be held at Yale University from October 25-27, 2018. Professor Zainab Bahrani will deliver the keynote lecture,“Ascent of Images: Mapping Time at the Amadiya Akropolis.” The symposium will bring together an international group of established and emerging scholars of Islamic art and architecture to present new research on the theme of “Border Crossing.” Very often the field has been defined as one centered on select regions of the Middle East, South Asia, and Central Asia, and focusing on traditional media and categories, such as the decorative arts, manuscript studies, and architecture. Less attention has been paid to regions on the so-called peripheries, including, for example, Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, or to disciplines that are not often associated with the field, such as film and anthropology.

“Border Crossing” will rethink the field of Islamic art and architecture by interrogating the ideas of translation, transmission, and transgression. Among the questions that will be asked are: How can this lens help us rethink works that form the “canon” of Islamic art? What is at stake in crossing disciplinary borders? What is lost and what is gained in abandoning traditional academic parameters? What may be learned through literal border crossings, whether they are by conservation authorities or refugees? As the works of several contemporary artists show, border crossings are ultimately ethical positions taken to evince the human condition itself. They thus provide potential to rethink the arts and cultures of the Islamic world, as well as the ways in which we study them today.

For more information, and to register, visit: hiaa2018.yale.edu

Association for Textual Scholarship of Art History (ATSAH)

William R. Levin (Centre College, emeritus) authored “The Bigallo Triptych:  A Document of Confraternal Charity in Fourteenth-Century Florence” in Confraternitas, vol. 29, no. 1 (Spring 2018), pp. 55-101, with eight reproductions.  The article considers the style, form, content, commission, and purpose of a long-recognized masterpiece of early Italian painting within the theological climate of its time, and is also available online at https://jps.library.utoronto.ca/index.php/confrat/article/view/29895.  The journal is published by the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies on behalf of the Society for Confraternity Studies, both headquartered at the University of Toronto.

Liana De Girolami Cheney (UMASS Lowell emerita), Visiting Researcher in Art History at SIELAE, Universidad de Coruña, Spain and Universittà di Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy

“Lavinia Fontana’s Cleopatra the Alchemist,” Journal of Literature and Art Studies (August 2018), Vol. 8. No. 8, pp. 1-22.

AICA-USA

AICA-USA is excited to participate in a members-only viewing of Shimon Attie’s public installation Night Watch. More Art, in collaboration with organizational partner, Immigration Equality, will host a VIP cocktail reception for AICA-USA members on the evening of Monday, September 24. This exclusive reception will include a walk as a group to the waterfront to view the work as well as the opportunity to meet with the artist, project participants, and More Art organizers. AICA-USA thanks More Art, Immigration Equality, and Shimon Attie for this special opportunity.

SECAC

The 74th Annual SECAC Conference, hosted by the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will be held October 17 through 20, 2018. More than 450 papers—on studio art, art history, art education, and graphic design—will be presented in 120 sessions. Offsite events include a keynote address by Andrew Freear of Auburn University’s Rural Studio and a reception to view the exhibition Third Space/Shifting Conversations about Contemporary Art at the Birmingham Museum of Art. The annual SECAC Artist’s Fellowship and Juried Exhibitions’ reception at will be held at UAB’s Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts. More information and conference registration are available at https://www.secacart.org.

Society of Historians of Eastern European, Eurasian, and Russian Art and Architecture (SHERA)

Society of Historians of Eastern European, Eurasian, and Russian Art and Architecture (SHERA) is pleased to announce the SHERA-sponsored session Looking East: Russian Orientalism in a Global Context, chaired by Dr. Maria Taroutina (Yale-NUS College) and Dr. Allison Leigh (University of Louisiana at Lafayette) at the College Art Association 2019 Annual Conference in New York City, New York Hilton Midtown, February 13-16, 2019. SHERA Business Meeting at the CAA Conference will take place on February 15, Madison Suite 12:30 to 1:30 pm, New York Hilton Midtown.

SHERA Business Meeting at the ASEEES 50th Annual Convention, 6-9 December, Boston, MA 2018, is scheduled on December 7, 8:00 to 9:30pm, 3 Brandeis, Boston Marriott Copley Place. The SHERA Travel Grant to the ASEEES Convention, in the amount of $ 1,500 made possible by a generous anonymous donation, has been awarded to Denis Stolyarov, a PhD student at The Courtauld Institute of Art, London UK, presenting his paper “Contested Spaces: Radical Potential in the Post-Soviet Art Gallery.”

Midwest Art History Society

The Midwest Art History Society (MAHS) Fall Board Meeting will take place October 12 and 13, 2018 in Chicago.  Plans are well underway for the 2019 annual conference which will be held in Cincinnati.  Look for the conference call for papers to be distributed in the member’s newsletter appearing soon.  In the meantime, you can check for updates, find membership information, and locate documentation of previous conferences at our website www.mahsonline.org.

At MAHS’s recent conference in Indianapolis (April 5-7, 2018) Lauren DeLand, Assistant Professor Art History, Indiana University Northwest, received the MAHS Emerging Scholar Distinguished Presentation Award for her paper “A Fig Leaf for Jeff Koons:  Pornography, Privacy, and Made in Heaven.”  The award is granted to an outstanding paper presented at the MAHS annual conference by an art historian who received his or her PhD within the last five years.

Pacific Arts Association (PAA)

Pacific Arts Association XIII International Symposium,  RESILIENCE: sustaining, re-activating and connecting culutre.   March 25-28, 2019, Brisbane, Australia.  Call for Full Sessions and Curated Panels, Demonstrations, Activations, Performances and Workshops.  Hosted by Queensland Museum, State Library of Queensland, Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern ARt and Queensland Performing Arts Centre.  For more information see: www.pacificarts.org

Curatorial Research Fellowship at MARKK, Museum am Rothenbaum World Cultures and Arts. Applications due September 30th 2018 – Fellowship should start in January 2019. The application materials should be written in English and sent in a single pdf file. They should include a research proposal specifying the thematic focus (max. 3000 words), a bibliography, a curriculum vitae, 3 references, and a cover letter explaining the motivation for the application.  Please address inquiries to Johanna Wild Museum am Rothenbaum

Phone: +49 (40) 428 879 -635
Email: johanna.wild@markk-hamburg.de

A new Scholarship in Oceanic Studies has been launched.    The Anthony JP Meyer Fellowship is intended for students and non-statutory researchers, with proven competence in the processing and analysis of non-Western art or with significant experience in the fields of history, art, ethnography or archeology.  The successful applicant will undertake a study in the collections of the Quai Branly Museum or in anoth French museum on objects of art and ethnography of Oceania. Further information:  http://www.meyeroceanic.art/

Association of Art Museum Curators Foundation

The AAMC Foundation Engagement Program for International Curators, made possible by major support from the Terra Foundation for American Art, will open its application portal on Tuesday, September 11. Through fostering international relationships between curators, AAMC aims to not only provide opportunities for professional development and exchange, but also expand and strengthen the international curatorial community and amplify the curatorial voice in the global dialogue between museum professionals.

The 12-month Program provides a framework for two curator pairings to interact regularly, reflecting on and developing their self-identified areas of advancement with each other. The Program includes travel funding for International Awardees, a participant stipend for US Liaisons, networking, and more, which are outlined in greater detail in the Program Components area of the application.

At the core of this Program is a year-long partnership between a non-US based curator (International Awardee) and a US-based curator (US Liaison) dedicated to professional development and exchange in areas including but not limited to research, project management, leadership development, cross-border exhibitions, loans, fundraising, marketing, dealer and donor relationships.

All applicants must be art curators working on or having worked within exhibitions and projects that explore historic American Art (c. 1500-1980), including painting; sculpture; works on paper, including prints, drawing and photography; decorative arts; and excluding architecture; design; and performance. Additional requirements include a minimum of 50% of the time for/with non-profit organizations will be considered. Please note that curators working in four-wall collecting and non-collecting, community based, and non-four wall organizations, at any location in the globe are eligible.

Visit the Program page to learn more about the Program’s components: https://www.artcurators.org/page/GrantsTerra

The online application for International Awardees and US Liaisons opens on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, and are due by Monday, November 5, 2018 at 12pm ET. 

Association of Print Scholars

The Association of Print Scholars is pleased to announce the scholars and papers selected for inclusion in its affiliated society panel at the College Art Association conference taking place February 13-16, 2019 in New York.

Chaired by Christina Michelon (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities), the APS panel Coloring Print: Reproducing Race Through Material, Process, and Language investigates the racialized dimensions of print and printmaking. The medium has played a central role in the ideological founding of “race” and its hierarchies through visual representation. However, print’s materials, processes, and the language we use to describe them interface with conceptions of race in ways that require further study. For example, the term “stereotype” originated in the printing trade but has since evolved to mean an oversimplified general idea, often with pejorative racial connotations; the invention of chromolithography in the nineteenth century offered a more nuanced way of representing skin tones but simultaneously enabled the increased circulation of racist imagery; the rabid appreciation and collection of Japanese prints in the West altered artistic production globally while idealizing Eastern cultures; anthropological sketches and watercolor studies of native peoples were routinely translated to print, widely reproduced, and used as tools of imperialism and colonialism.

Coloring Print examines global printmaking traditions that advance our understanding of the role of the medium in the social construction of race.  The papers chosen include “Red Ink: Ethnographic Prints and the Colonization of Dakota Homelands” by Annika Johnson (University of Pittsburgh); “Sites of Contest and Commemoration: The Printed Life of Richard Allen, America’s Early Race Leader” by Melanee C. Harvey (Howard University); “A Franco-Indian Album: Firmin Didot’s Indian Paintings and Le Costume Historique’s Chromolithography (1888)” by Holly Shaffer (Brown University); and “The White Native Body in Asia: Woodcut Engraving and the Creation of Ainu Stereotypes” by Christina M. Spiker (St. Catherine University).

Save the date: APS will be holding a members’ meeting and reception at C.G. Boerner Gallery, 526 West 26th Street, Rm 304, New York, on Friday, October 26, 2018 from 5:30-7 PM, with a tour of their new exhibition featuring the work of the early 20th century French printmaker J.E. Laboureur. Please feel free to join us if you are a current member of APS, or are interested in learning more about the organization!

Visual Resources Association (VRA)

The Visual Resources Association is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to furthering research and education in the field of image management within the educational, cultural heritage, and commercial environments that has been affiliated with CAA for many years (http://vraweb.org/).

The next VRA international conference for image media professionals will take place at the Doubletree Hotel in the Little Tokyo area of downtown Los Angeles on March 26-29, 2019. We welcome CAA members as well as any intensive image users and like-minded information professionals to join in on what will be an exciting schedule of workshops, sessions, meetings, tours, and social events in Southern California.

At the LA conference, the organization’s highest awards will be conferred and a call for nominations for both the Distinguished Service Award and the Nancy DeLaurier Award–is now open with a deadline of November 2, 2018. The Distinguished Service Award honors an individual who has made an outstanding career contribution to the field of visual resources and image management. The Nancy DeLaurier Award, named for one of the pioneers of the visual resources profession, honors either a single individual or a group of visual resources professionals for distinguished achievement in the field. “Achievement” is measured by immediate impact, and may take the form of published work, oral presentation, project management, software development, technology application, web site creation, or other outstanding effort or project. Although nominations for the awards are initiated by Visual Resources Association members, the nominees need not be members of the Association. (http://vraweb.org/call-for-2019-nominations-distinguished-service-award-nancy-delaurier-award/)

For more information about the important work and professional development activities sponsored by the Visual Resources Association or the VRA Foundation, please contact Maureen Burns, VRA’s CAA Affiliate Representative at moaburns@gmail.com or 310-489-3792.

Design Incubation

Portfolio Success: Strategies for Professional Development

Saturday, September 22, 2018.
2pm–5pm.
Type Directors Club
347 W 36th St., #603,
New York, NY 10018

Join industry professionals and design educators for a panel discussion on creating effective design portfolios. We will explore the role portfolios play in a successful design career now and in the future and will ask, are traditional portfolios still relevant? If so, what does a successful portfolio look like and what kind of projects should be included? Panelist will discuss what clients and employers want to see and which abilities industry leaders consider most important? You are invited to join the discussion as we look at new ways of teaching and explore emerging trends in effective portfolio development.

PANELISTS

Christina Black 

Vice President, Creative Director
Showtime Networks Inc.

Michael McCaughley
Lead Designer at OCD

Holly Tienken
Assistant Professor 
Communication Design
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Peter Lusch
Assistant Professor
Dept of Art, Architecture & Design
Lehigh University

Event details: https://designincubation.com/design-events/portfolio-success-strategies-for-professional-development/

Event Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/portfolio-success-strategies-for-professional-development-tickets-48564564921

Society of Architectural Historians (SAH)

The Society of Architectural Historians has announced the recipients of the 2018 SAH/Mellon Author Awards. These awards are granted to scholars publishing their first monograph on the history of the built environment and help defray the expenses of image licensing, reproduction, and creation of original drawings and maps. SAH awarded a total of $17,498 to the following forthcoming book projects: Irit Katz, The Common Camp: Instruments of Power and Resistance on the Edge of Architecture (University of Minnesota Press), Conrad Kickert, Dream City: Creation, Destruction and Reinvention in Downtown Detroit (The MIT Press), Mariana Mogilevich, The Invention of Public Space: Design and Politics in Lindsay’s New York (University of Minnesota Press), and Ünver Rüstem, Ottoman Baroque: The Architectural Refashioning of Eighteenth-Century Istanbul (Princeton University Press).

SAH is accepting applications for the H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship, which allows a recent graduate or emerging scholar to study by travel for one year. The fellowship is designed to provide an opportunity for a recent graduate with an advanced degree or an emerging scholar to see and experience architecture and landscapes firsthand, think about their profession deeply, and acquire knowledge useful for their future work. The application deadline is September 30, 2018.

SAH has announced the recipients of the 2018 SAH Awards for Architectural Excellence. Established in 2010, these awards recognize individuals for outstanding achievements in architectural practice and academic study. The 2018 winners include architects Cynthia Weese, FAIA, Robert A.M. Stern, FAIA, Harry Hunderman, FAIA, and Deborah Slaton. The recipients will be recognized at the 9th annual SAH Awards Gala on Friday, November 2, 2018, at The Arts Club of Chicago. Tickets are on sale now.

Community College Professors of Art and Art History

The Community College Professors of Art and Art History is looking for submissions for our panel at the upcoming FATE (Foundations in Art Theory and Education) Conference in April 2019. Our session, Professional Practice/Professional Foundations will be accepting submissions until September 25 on the Fate website (we are session number 42). We look forward to seeing everyone at our session and business meeting at the CAA Conference in February 2019 in New York. Need more information? Questions? Contact: Susan Altman saltman@middlesexcc.edu

Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (FATE)

Deadline: September 25: Submit your paper proposals for panels and workshops! FATE’s 17th Biennial Conference, “Foundations in Flux,” will be hosted by Columbus College of Art & Design in Columbus, Ohio on April 4th-6th, 2019. http://www.foundations-art.org/conferences

Submissions: https://www.foundations-art.org/conference-registration

Join us September 14-15, 2018, for a Regional FATE Conference at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida for a symposium to share your new and developing pedagogical approaches, curriculum, and projects. This will provide the unique opportunity to hear fellow art colleagues share their experiments, successes, and failures and how they will continue to change in the future. https://www.foundations-art.org/regional-events

September 22: FATE Regional Forum: FREE: Creating the right foundations program sometimes feels like a moving target based on changing technology and theory in upper level programs. Stevenson University will host this regional forum and it will include a presentation and discussion by Catherine Behrent on the recent overhaul of MICA’s foundation program. Lori Rubeling, from Stevenson, will be discussing strategies for introducing practice-led research in foundations. To attend, please RSVP by Monday, September 10th. Please contact Lori Rubeling, LRubeling@stevenson.edu or Heidi Neff, hneff@harford.edu to RSVP.

Filed under: Affiliated Societies

CAA has operated its Affiliated Societies program since the 1970s. Affiliated Societies are learned societies focused on particular areas of art history, art making, or design. We presently have 77 societies who are active members of the program. A complete list of current members appears here.

Affiliated Societies enhance CAA by creating Annual Conference sessions on their specific areas of expertise within the larger domains of art history, design, and the visual arts. For our upcoming annual conference in New York City in February 2019, 77% of the Affiliated Societies will be presenting sessions.

In exchange for a modest annual membership fee, Affiliated Societies receive the following benefits:

• listing in CAA’s Online Directory of Affiliated Societies
• a guaranteed session at the Annual Conference
• a room in which to conduct a business meeting at the Annual Conference
• promotional opportunities in the Affiliated Society section of CAA News
• use of the CAA-administered listserv for outreach to their other societies
• use of a Humanities Commons Group for social networking

We are looking to grow the program and add other societies.

If you would like to learn more about the program you can click here to see if your organization is eligible. The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors will be reviewing new applications at its meeting in February 2019. If you want to be considered for to be part of the program, your materials would need to be completed by December 22, 2018.

If you have any questions, please reach out directly to our executive director Hunter O’Hanian: hohanian@collegeart.org

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Affiliated Society News for July 2018

posted by July 12, 2018

Presenters at the AAMG UMAC Annual Conference in Miami, June 21-24, 2018.

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.

Art Historians Interested in Pedagogy and Technology (AHPT)

AHPT (Art Historians Interested in Pedagogy and Technology) has been an affiliate society since the 1990s and enjoyed a re-enlivened period from 2011-17. The aim of the Society was to provide a platform for teaching Art Historians to learn about and engage with new technologies that would enhance their pedagogy. Since the turn of the millennium, those of us who teach Art History have engaged deeply with multiple technologies. Particularly at CAA sessions, the Society has worked to have stimulating and educational presentations and workshops ranging in topics such as pedagogical philosophy and use of museum collections to hands-on opportunities to work directly with tools such as Voice-thread, Twitter, and OMEKA. As we continue to use and explore ever-evolving options for technological innovation within the field of Art History, the Society has noticed a trend toward self-training in new tech, and very little interest in the Society. Although CAA sessions have been popular and stimulating, there are many such sessions being offered by other groups and individuals, and thus the time for AHPT to dissolve is at hand.  We are pleased to see the work of AHTR (Art History Teaching Resources) which continues to focus on teaching and learning, and so we point those of you also interested in these topics to spend some time on their website and look out for their sponsored sessions. Thank you so much for your support and interest in AHPT and hope to see you in New York in February!  -Sarah J. Scott, AHPT President

Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru)

Decipher

Announcing Decipher, a hands-on design research conference at University of Michigan / Stamps in partnership with the AIGA Design Educators Community and the new DARIA Network (Design as Research in the Americas). The event will address crucial themes of defining, doing, disseminating, supporting, and teaching design research.

Design educators and practitioners from all disciplines are encouraged to submit. There are also opportunities to engage as submission reviewers and for students to serve as conference volunteers. Learn more.

a2ru Circuits Webinar: Impacts Arts-Integrative and Interdisciplinary Practices on Research Universities

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
2:00-3:00pm EDT
Register HERE

Description: What are the roles and impacts of the arts, design, and interdisciplinary practice on teaching, research, and engagement in research universities? How do they impact students? Faculty? The community? Individual disciplines? What about the products and practices that emerge from the studio, the laboratory, and the community?

In a webinar on July 18, 2018, the a2ru research team will present a high-level overview of findings, including our synthesis of the results of over 300 interviews with faculty and academic leadership at over 38 research universities. We will also discuss resources for case-making, next-steps in our research process, and we’ll conclude by fielding questions and insights from participants.

This webinar will be recorded and posted on the a2ru website along with transcript following the session. More info at a2ru.org.

Association for Latin American Art

ALAA-Arvey Foundation Exhibition Catalogue Award
ALAA is pleased to announce its first annual ALAA-Arvey Foundation Exhibition Catalogue Award. The award will be presented to the lead author or authors of an especially distinguished exhibition catalogue of Latin American or Latinx art, from the Pre-Columbian era to the present, published under the auspices of a museum, library, or collection. The award is generously funded by the Arvey Foundation and consists of a $1,000 honorarium. We will present the award at the CAA annual meeting in February 2019. The name of the recipient(s) will appear in the newsletters of both ALAA and CAA.

For the February 2019 Award, we will evaluate exhibition catalogues on Latin American or Latinx art from the Pre-Columbian era to the present that meet the following criteria:

  • Publication date between September 1, 2017 and August 31, 2018.
  • Catalogues may be written in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.
  • Single or multi-authored exhibition catalogues with a substantive text that advances art historical knowledge will be considered
  • A three-person committee of accomplished art historians and curators, each with expertise in a wide geographical and temporal range, will evaluate the entries.

Publishers, authors, and others must contact the chair of the ALAA exhibition catalogue award committee by October 1, 2018 to verify whether a prospective entry is eligible for the competition according to the above criteria. Please include the following information: Title, author(s), and a general description of subject. If the catalogue appears eligible, the committee Chair will provide mailing addresses for all three committee members. Copies of catalogues are to be sent directly to each, and can be sent at any time over the summer but must be received no later than November 15, 2018.

Exhibition Catalogue Award Committee:
Chair, Diana Magaloni dmagaloni@lacma.org
Julia P. Herzberg julia.herzberg@gmail.com
James Oles joles@wellesley.edu

ALAA Article Prize
The Association for Latin American Art, an affiliate of the College Art Association, announces its First Annual Article Prize for a distinguished scholarly article on any aspect of Latin American/Latinx art, architecture, or visual culture, of any period from the Pre-Columbian era to the present, published in a peer reviewed journal, edited volume, or exhibition catalogue during the previous year. The award consists a $500 honorarium and will be presented at the ALAA business meeting at the annual meeting of the College Art Association in February 2019. The name of the recipient will appear in the newsletters of both ALAA and CAA.

For the February 2019 Award, we will evaluate articles that meet the following criteria:

  • Publication date between September 1, 2017 and August 31, 2018.
  • Essays may be written in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.

Essays will be evaluated by a three-person committee of accomplished art historians, each with expertise in a wide geographical and temporal range. For consideration, authors should send their articles as a pdf to the Chair of the ALAA article prize committee, Carolyn Dean csdean@ucsc.edu, no later than November 15, 2018. Peer nominations will also be accepted.

Committee:
Carolyn Dean, Chair csdean@ucsc.edu
Angelica Afanador jardindepomarrosa@gmail.com
Harper Montgomery hmontgom@hunter.cuny.edu

ALAA Annual Margaret Arvey Book Award
The Association of Latin American Art, an affiliate of the College Art Association, announces its Eighteenth Annual Book Award for the best scholarly book published on the art of Latin America from the Pre-Columbian era to the present. The award is generously funded by the Arvey Foundation and consists of a citation and a $1,000 honorarium. We will present the award at the annual meeting of the College Art Association in New York in February 2019. The name of the recipient will appear in the newsletters of both ALAA and CAA.

For the February 2019 Award, we will evaluate books on Latin American Art from Pre-Columbian to the present that meet the following criteria:

  • Publication date between September 1, 2017 and August 31, 2018.
  • Books may be written in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.
  • Books may have one or more authors

The books will be evaluated by a three-person committee of accomplished art historians, each with expertise in a wide geographical and temporal range (Cynthia Kristan-Graham, Michael Schreffler, and Claudia Calirman). Publishers, authors, and others must contact Cynthia Kristan-Graham by October 1, 2018, to verify whether a prospective entry is eligible for the competition according to the above criteria. Please include the following information: Title, author(s), and a general description of subject. If the book appears eligible, she will provide mailing addresses for all three committee members. Copies of books are to be sent directly to each, and can be sent at any time over the summer but must be received no later than November 15, 2018.

Questions may be addressed to Dr. Cynthia Kristan-Graham, 589 Deer Run Rd., Auburn, AL 36832 or c.kristan.graham1@gmail.com.

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 (mgreet@gmu.edu) 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 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.

Association for Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World, Iran, and Turkey (AMCA)

AKPIA@MIT | A Conversation on Modern Art in the Arab World and its Documents: Thursday, May 24, 2018

AMCA founding members Anneka Lenssen, Sarah Rogers and Nada Shabout held a conversation at MIT celebrating the launch of their new edited volume Modern Art in the Arab World: Primary Documents (2018). The event took place on Thursday, May 24, 2018 with a roundtable discussion moderated by AKPIA students Sarah Rifky and Suheyla Takesh.

Modern Art in the Arab World: Primary Documents (2018)–an anthology of translated art writing by artists and intellectuals in the Arab world of the twentieth century–offers an unparalleled resource for the study of modernism. Many of the published texts are appearing for the first time in English, and include manifestos, essays, discussion transcripts, diary entries and letters. The book is the eighth volume in The Museum of Modern Art’s Primary Documents series, which offers access to essential documents for the study of global modernism. This edition, includes sixteen new entries, by the editors and other scholars, and a new essay by the historian and Arab-studies scholar Ussama Makdisi providing a historical overview of the region’s intertwined political and cultural developments in the twentieth century.

During this event, the editors discussed how this project came about, the intricacies and challenges of the creating this archive, the challenges of organizing, selecting and contextualizing the material included in the book, and more broadly what bearings this project has on new histories of global modernism under construction.

Anneka Lenssen is Assistant Professor of Global Modern Art, at UC-Berkeley. She received her PhD in 2014 from the History, Theory, Criticism program and Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at MIT. Her current book project, Beautiful Agitation: Modern Painting in Syria and the Arab East, is a study of avant-garde painting and the making of Syria as a contested territory between 1920 and 1970.

Sarah Rogers is an independent scholar. She earned her PhD in 2008 from the History, Theory and Criticism program, where she wrote her dissertation “Post-war Art and the Historical Roots of Beirut’s Cosmopolitanism.” She is a founding member of the Association for Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World, Iran and Turkey (AMCA) and is currently editing a collection of essays on the Khalid Shoman Private Collection.

Nada Shabout is a Professor of Art History and the Coordinator of the Contemporary Arab and Muslim Cultural Studies Initiative (CAMSCI) at the University of North Texas. She is author of Modern Arab Art: Formation of Arab Aesthetics (2007) and the founding president of the Association of Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World, Iran and Turkey (AMCA), and has served as Consulting Director of Research at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha. She has curated a number of exhibition including the inaugural show Sajjil: A Century of Modern Art, at Mathaf, in Doha in 2010.

Association for Textual Scholarship of Art History (ATSAH)

ATSAH Members Publications 2018

Sarah Lippert, University of Michigan at Flint
Space and Time in Artistic Practice and Aesthetics; The Legacy of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (IB Tauris 2017).

Sarah Lippert, University of Michigan at Flint
Artistic Responses to Travel in the Western Tradition (Routledge 2018)

Sara Nair James, Professor of Art History, emerita, Mary Baldwin University
“Wit and Humor in Ugolino di Prete Ilario’s Life of the Virgin at Orvieto,” Source: Notes in the History of Art vol 36, no.3-4 (Spring/Summer 2017): 159-167.

Liana De Girolami Cheney, President of ATSAH, “Camillo Camilli’s Imprese for the Academies,” Journal of Literature and Art Studies Vol. 8. No. 4 April 2018): 589-613

Liana De Girolami Cheney, President of ATSAH, “Galileo Galilei’s Tomb in Santa Croce: Art and Science,” in Imagining Other Worlds: Explorations in Astronomy and Culture, eds. Nicholas Champion and Chris Impey (Bath, UK: INSAPIX and Sophia Center Press, 2018): 60-75.

Liana De Girolami Cheney, President of ATSAH, “Giorgio Vasari’s Planetary Journey,” in Artistic Responses to Travel in the Western Tradition, ed. Sarah Lippert (New York: Routledge 2018):156-169.

Andrzej Piotrowski, University of Minnesota
The Routledge Companion to Contemporary Architectural History (New York: Routledge, 2018).

Damiano Acciarino, Lettere sulle grotteschi: 1580-1581. Collana di Storia Dell’Arte Moderna, 2. Rome: Aracne, 2018.

ATSAH Award for Students and Scholars
In commemoration of our 30th anniversary, ATSAH plans to offer two awards: one prize for the best article by an emerging scholar (no higher than Associate level). The topic may range from classical to Pre-Raphaelite art, reflecting the aims of ATSAH. The second is a small travel grant for junior scholar presenting a paper an ATSAH session.

The board of ATSAH selects these awards.

For further data, contact:
Liana Cheney, PhD, President of ATSAH,
lianacheney@earthlink.net

Historians of Netherlandish Art (HNA)

HNA welcomed 250 participants for the ninth quadrennial HNA Conference held in Ghent, Belgium, May 23-26, 2018.  HNA will move to a triennial format going forward, with the next conferences in 2021 and 2024.  Please visit our HNA Conference webpage for more information: https://hnanews.org/news/opportunities/hna-conference/

The editors of JHNA are pleased to announce that the Samuel H. Kress Foundation has awarded the journal a grant to underwrite the costs of publishing a digital project in the next year.  The project in question is Melanie Gifford’s “The Fall of Phaeton in the evolution of Peter Paul Rubens.”  Melanie is Research Conservator for Painting Technology at the National Gallery of Art, Washington. Her project uses high-resolution zoomable images and interactive paint sample analysis to illustrate her discovery of two distinct campaigns of revision by the artist in The Fall of Phaeton. This new information has important implications for our understanding of the artist’s evolution: we see how he continued to engage critically with his experience in Italy (1600-1609) after he had returned to Antwerp, and we observe his creative process as he moved between paintings and rethought the efficacy of his compositions.

Articles can be submitted to JHNA at any time.  Please see the following link: https://jhna.org/submissions/

CFP RSA 2019 Toronto
Netherlandish Art and Artists in Spain, 1400-1600
HNA-Sponsored Session

HNA invites papers to be presented at the annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America (RSA) in Toronto that explore one of the many aspects of Netherlandish-Spanish artistic relationships, with a particular focus on the artists and works of art that were, at least once, physically situated in Spain.
Click here to see the CFP.

American Society for Aesthetics

The American Society for Aesthetics is pleased to announce its 76th Annual Meeting, October 10-13, 2018, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The meeting features dozens of sessions with papers, commentators, and panels on the arts. Toronto artist, Ilene Sova, will be the featured Danto speaker, speaking on Friday evening on “The Missing Women Project: Portraits as a Site of Community Impact.”

For more information on the meeting, please see our web site, with complete schedule, abstracts, and information on how to register.

The American Society for Aesthetics was founded in 1942 to promote study, research, discussion, and publication in aesthetics. “Aesthetics” is understood to include all studies of the arts and related experiences from a philosophic, scientific, or other theoretical standpoint, including those of psychology, sociology, anthropology, cultural history, art criticism, and education. We welcome work from all perspectives, including “analytic” and “continental” approaches. The ASA publishes the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism and the ASA Newsletter. Both publications are free to members.

Visit our web site to learn more about us: http://aesthetics-online.org/

Join our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/7399905817/

Follow us on Twitter: @ASA_aesthetic

Association of Academic Museums & Galleries (AAMG)

Close to 400 academic museum and gallery professionals attended the 2018 AAMG UMAC Annual Conference in Miami, Florida from June 21-24, 2018. Many thanks to all who attended, presented, and supported our program this year. We hope to announce our 2019 venue within the next few months. Stay tuned!

Society of Architectural Historians (SAH)

Travel to Cuba with architect Belmont Freeman, FAIA, December 1-14, for the 2018 SAH Field Seminar and enjoy an ambitious immersion in the architecture, urbanism, and landscape of the country, covering territory from Havana in the west to Guantánamo, Cuba’s eastern-most province.

The first five days will concentrate on the capital city of Havana and its environs, examining the colonial architecture of the old city, early and mid-century modernism, and the radical avant-garde of the post-revolution period. The second week will take us on an overland journey through a string of historic cities—and beautiful countryside—ending in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba’s #2 city and very Caribbean counterpart to cosmopolitan Havana.

Travel to Cuba, and to Havana in particular, has in recent years become easier for Americans. This tour, therefore, is designed to take SAH members away from tourist centers and to places that they would be unlikely to visit on their own.

An SAH Study Program Fellowship is available for a graduate student or emerging scholar to participate in the tour. The application deadline is Friday, August 3.

Space is limited. The registration deadline is Friday, August 3.

Community College Professors of Art and Art History (CCPAAH)

The Community College Professors of Art and Art History have two opportunities to submit presentations for our conference panels next year. Please consider submitting to our session at the 2019 College Art Association Conference in New York. See page 11 for our session, Collaborations in and out of the Classroom: New Ideas and Interdisciplinary Approaches in the CAA Call for Participation: http://www.collegeart.org/pdf/programs/conference/CAA-CFP-2019.pdf

We will also have an opportunity to submit for our panel at the FATE (Foundations in Art Theory and Education) Conference in Cincinnati next spring. Watch the FATE website https://www.foundations-art.org/conferences for more information about the CCPAAH Session and the details for submissions. For more information contact Susan Altman, ccpaah@gmail.com and submit for CAA by August 6 to: Saltman@middlesexcc.edu

International Sculpture Center

Registration is open now for the 28th ISC Conference: Defining Moments in the Face of Change, and is available to ISC members, non-members, students, and all those with an interest in sculpture. The conference will include keynote speaker, Doris Salcedo, as well as engaging panel discussions, networking events, and exciting tours, & optional activities. https://sculpture.org/philly2018/

The ISC’s Cultural Arts Tour is taking an intimate group of contemporary art enthusiasts to the elusive island of Cuba. Through the help of a local guide, access to artist’s studios, and private museum tours, our attendees will immerse themselves in the color and culture of Cuba. Learn more at https://www.sculpture.org/cultural-tours/cuba

SECAC

SECAC awards two $5,000 prizes annually to members: The Artist’s Fellowship, awarded for work on a specific project, and the William R. Levin Award for Research in the History of Art, for work on a publication. Artist’s Fellowship entries must be submitted by August 14, 2018, at https://secac.secure-platform.com/a/solicitations/home/3; the Levin Award entries must be submitted by August 31, 2018. For more information see secacart.org, Awards.

SECAC invites individual paper proposals for the SECAC at CAA 2019 session, Below the Mason-Dixon Line: Artists and Historians Considering the South. To be considered please submit the following materials to the session chair Rachel Stephens at rachel@ua.edu, by July 27: proposal form http://www.collegeart.org/pdf/programs/conference/CAA-CFP-2019.pdf, abstract, brief statement of expertise, and shortened CV. Accepted participants must be members of both SECAC and CAA.

Session abstract: From the eighteenth-century onward artists have turned their attention to sites and scenes of the American South. In the years before the Civil War, southern art tended to glorify the plantation while striving to maintain the social order. Stereotypes initiated during the antebellum period continued unabated post-war. Many of these continue in various forms today. This session invites papers by both artists and scholars whose work investigates the rich history of the American South. Papers considering any medium will be considered.

The 74th Annual SECAC Conference, hosted by the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will be held October 17 through 20, 2018. Offsite events include a keynote address by Andrew Freear of Auburn University’s Rural Studio and a reception to view the exhibition Third Space/Shifting Conversations about Contemporary Art at the Birmingham Museum of Art, and the annual SECAC Artist’s Fellowship and Juried Exhibitions’ reception at will be held at UAB’s Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts. Conference registration opens August 1.

The International Art Market Studies Association (TIAMSA)

The program for TIAMSA’s (The International Art Market Studies Association) second conference is now online!

The conference “ART FOR ALL PEOPLE? QUESTIONING THE DEMOCRATIZATION OF THE ART MARKET” takes place in Vienna, Austria, 27-29 Sept 2019.

TIAMSA members go FREE, non-members fees are € 30 / 15 (concessions).

The conference has an exciting pre-program on Thu 27 with a tour of viennacontemporary art fair or an insider’s tour to the archive of the Belvedere Research Center.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (FATE) News

http://www.foundations-art.org/

Coming up in July: Submit your paper proposals for panels and workshops! FATE’s 17th Biennial Conference, “Foundations in Flux,” will be hosted by Columbus College of Art & Design in Columbus, Ohio on April 4th-6th, 2019. http://www.foundations-art.org/conferences

Positive Space is FATE’s bi-monthly podcast providing opportunities for those passionate about art foundations to discuss and promote excellence in the development and teaching of college level foundations in art & design studio and history classes.

Episode 33 [ 6.27.18 ] Positive Space sits down with Anthony Watkins, Associate Professor of Graphic Design at Sam Houston State University. Watkins discusses foundations effect on Graphic Design, teaching professionalism in his field and inspirations for students.

Episode 32 [ 6.13.18 ] Positive Space speaks with Michael Marks, Associate Professor of Art and Foundations Program Coordinator at the South Carolina School of the Arts at Anderson University. Michael discusses the foundations program at Anderson University and the release of FATE in Review.

Episode 31 [ 5.23.18 ] In this episode Positive Space speaks with Jesse Payne, Head of the Drawing Studio and Assistant Professor in the Art & Design Foundations Department at Virginia Commonwealth University, based in Doha, Qatar. Mr. Payne discusses the opportunities created teaching at an international university.

If you have podcast ideas, contact us! Positive Space has a phone number: 904-990-FATE. Give us a call & record a message today or visit: http://www.foundations-art.org/positive-space-podcast

Join us September 14-15, 2018, for a Regional FATE Conference at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida for a symposium to share your new and developing pedagogical approaches, curriculum, and projects. This will provide the unique opportunity to hear fellow art colleagues share their experiments, successes, and failures and how they will continue to change in the future. https://www.foundations-art.org/regional-events

International Association of Art Critics (AICA-USA)

Phong Bui, Portrait of Irving Sandler, 2006, pencil on paper

Announcing the AICA-USA Irving Sandler Award for Distinguished Art Criticism

The American chapter of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA-USA) is pleased to announce the establishment of the AICA-USA Irving Sandler Award for Distinguished Art Criticism.

As an organization devoted to serving art writers and critics, we are committed to promoting and honoring excellence in young art critics. At a time when the very role and value of art criticism are in question, we look for guidance and inspiration to esteemed art critic and beloved board member and friend, Irving Sandler, who has tirelessly illuminated the role of art, artists and art criticism in the 20th and 21st centuries. AICA-USA will bestow The AICA-USA Irving Sandler Award for Distinguished Art Criticism to a worthy young art critic on an annual basis.

This award marks a continuation of AICA-USA’s dedication to young critics and to excellence in art writing, exemplified by its existing programs: The Young Art Critics Mentoring Program, organized in partnership with the Cue Art Foundation; the Art Writing Workshop, a partnership with the Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program; and the annual Distinguished Critic Lecture, hosted in collaboration with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics.

Design Incubation

The Fellowship Program at Design Incubation

Application deadline: Sept 1, 2018
Fellowship dates: January 10-12, 2019
Location: St. John’s University, Manhattan Campus, 51 Astor Place, New York, NY 10003

Target Audience: Design academics in one or more of the following areas: graphic design, information design, branding, marketing, advertising, typography, web, interaction, film and video, animation, illustration, game design. Full-time tenure track or tenured faculty are given preference but any academic may apply. Applicants who are tenure track or tenured faculty are given first priority but other faculty or independent researchers may apply.

Format: All Fellows accepted into the program participate in the Fellowship Workshop as part of the overall experience. The Fellowship workshops offers participants the opportunity to share and develop ideas for research and individual writing projects while receiving constructive feedback from faculty mentors and peers in their field.

Fellows arrive with a draft of their writing and work on this specific project throughout the various sessions of the Fellowship Workshop. Each meeting includes a number of short informational sessions and a session devoted to analyzing and editing written work. The remainder of the 3-day workshop will be focused on activities which allow participants to share their projects with peers and receive structured feedback. Between sessions, Fellows will have time to execute revisions, review others participants work, and engage in discussions. Initiation of and work on collaborative projects is encouraged.

For more further details and to apply visit the website:

https://designincubation.com/the-fellowship-program-at-design-incubation/

To apply visit the application details and online form:
https://designincubation.com/fellowship-application-process/

For Frequently Asked Questions visit the FAQ page:
https://designincubation.com/fellowship-faqs/

Association of Print Scholars (APS)

The Association of Print Scholars (APS) is currently accepting submissions for the upcoming session at the  2019 College Art Association Annual Meeting “Coloring Print: Reproducing Race Through Material, Process, and Language” (New York, 13-16 Feb 2019). Deadline: August 6, 2018.

APS is pleased to award its first annual Collaboration Grant to Self Help Graphics & Art, in order to provide funding for honoraria so that artists may participate in panel discussions related to the organization’s 45th anniversary exhibition, Entre Tinta y Lucha (Between Ink and the Struggle). The APS Collaboration Grant, which carries a $1,000 prize, follows the mission of APS and supports innovative scholarship about printmaking and fostering dialogue among members of the print community. The deadline for the 2019 Collaboration Grant is December 1, 2018.

Rebecca Capua, Associate Paper Conservator at the Sherman Fairchild Center for Works of Art on Paper, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, has been awarded the 2018 Schulman and Bullard Article Prize. Capua’s article, “Japonisme and Japanese Works on Paper: Cross-cultural and hybrid materials” was published in Adapt and Evolve: East Asian Materials and Techniques in Western Conservation. The Schulman and Bullard Article Prize, which carries a $2,000 prize, is generously sponsored by print dealers Susan Schulman and Carolyn Bullard. Following the mission of APS, articles can feature aspects of printmaking across any geographic region and all chronological periods. APS is currently accepting submissions for the 2019 prize until January 31, 2019. Visit our website for more information: https://printscholars.org/

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Hosted by CAA-affiliated society Society of Architectural Historians (SAH), SAH Archipedia is an online encyclopedia of US architecture and landscapes that contains peer-reviewed essays, photos, and maps. Since its launch in 2012, SAH Archipedia has grown in scope and the full version now contains nearly 20,000 building histories covering all 50 US states.

Currently, entries for over 3,700 structures are available to the public through the site’s open access counterpart, SAH Archipedia Classic Buildings.

SAH recently announced that SAH Archipedia will be made open access in 2019. Help SAH in this effort by donating before August 31 to secure their NEH matching grant.

Musée Culturel du Mont-Carmel http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/ME-01-003-0064 Photo Credit: Don Cyr