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