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Call for papers - Form and Reform Conference, July 27-29, 2017

Posted 7 December 2016 in External News and Events

Form and Reform is a conference on nineteenth-century literature, art, and history to be held at UC Santa Cruz, preceding the Dickens Universe week on Middlemarch. Current debates about form and formalism in Victorian Studies open the door to this dimension of the word “reform,” and they urge us to re-consider their relation. If we can make the distinction between historicist criticism and formalist criticism, how can these engage and challenge each other afresh?

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Call for papers - Ian Hamilton: Little Fields, Long Horizons

Posted 6 December 2016 in External News and Events

This two-day symposium will explore new critical and interdisciplinary perspectives on the Scottish poet, artist and avant-gardener Ian Hamilton Finlay (1925-2006).

Susan Stewart, Princeton University
Stephen Bann, University of Bristol
Drew Milne, University of Cambridge


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Call for papers - Art, Institutions and Internationalism: 1933-1966

Posted 5 December 2016 in External News and Events

The PhD Program in Art History, in collaboration with The Center for Humanities at The Graduate Center, CUNY, is seeking new and in-progress research papers that explore links between art production and art institutions internationally between the 1930s and the 1960s.

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John Cabot University in Rome, Italy, launching Master’s degree in Art History

Posted 2 December 2016 in External News and Events

 John Cabot University will inaugurate its new Master of Arts in Art History in the Fall semester 2017. Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the degree is the first US-accredited MA in the history of art based entirely in Rome.

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Call for Papers - In Pursuit of Luxury – Luxury Sustainability and Waste Conference

Posted 30 November 2016 in External News and Events

The 2017 conference provides a platform to examine and expand our understanding of luxury within the sustainable context. By inviting contributions from various disciplines, we aim at generating a lively debate on the past, present, and future of luxury.

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Call for Art Papers - Droste Effect magazine, monthly online publication

Posted 30 November 2016 in External News and Events

A project by Droste Effect magazine, Bulletin is monthly online publication, dedicated to curated art papers.

Bulletin aims to explore the diverse ways in which the complexities of being in contemporary art are expressed, from a number of disciplines in the humanities, together with contributions by artists, filmmakers, poets, theoreticians.

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Goethe-Institut Postdoctoral Fellowship at Haus der Kunst

Posted 30 November 2016 in External News and Events

Goethe Institut and Haus der Kunst have established a post-doctoral fellowship program: the Goethe-Institut POST-DOCTORAL Fellowship at Haus der Kunst.

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Call for papers - Workshop Urban World-Making 2017

Posted 24 November 2016 in External News and Events

For the international workshop Urban World-Making, the ASCA Cities Project invites papers that explore contemporary processes of ‘worlding’ in relation to urban environments. Among other things, we are interested in how creative and cultural practices imagine, experience, aestheticize and organize urban environments under conditions of globalization.

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Symposium - A Strange Place Still? Religion in Contemporary Art

Posted 23 November 2016 in External News and Events

Much has changed since critic James Elkins published On the Strange Place of Religion in Contemporary Art (2004). This symposium explores the rich place of the sacred in contemporary visual culture, with the aim of contributing to a vibrant field that has begun meaningfully to address art’s engagement with religion.

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The Future of Art History in Education

Posted 16 November 2016 in AAH News and Events

Friday 25 November, Courtauld Institute of Art, 6 - 7.30pm, FREE 
Prompted by recent events surrounding the History of Art A Level, a panel will discuss the causes, consequences and clamour surrounding the announcement how we got to where we are, what action should be taken to move things forward. More details

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