Berlin, Brandenburg an der Havel, 20. – 23.09.2017
IV. FORUM KUNST DES MITTELALTERS
BERLIN UND BRANDENBURG
360° – VERORTUNG, ENTGRENZUNG, GLOBALISIERUNG
20.–23. SEPTEMBER 2017
Deutschen Verein für Kunstwissenschaft e.V.
mit der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, der Freien Universität Berlin
und dem Leibniz-Institut für Geschichte und Kultur des östlichen Europa
Das vierte Forum Kunst des Mittelalters widmet sich schwerpunktmäßig
Themenbereichen, die an den geographischen und methodischen Grenzen
klassischer Mittelalterforschung angesiedelt sind. Ausgangspunkt sind
die Veranstaltungsorte Berlin und Brandenburg an der Havel, wo
einerseits lokale mediävistische Themen zu verhandeln, andererseits
reiche Sammlungsbestände zu byzantinischer und vorderasiatischer Kunst
vorhanden sind. Entsprechend geht es um die Interaktion
zentraleuropäischer Kunst des Mittelalters mit künstlerischer
Produktion in anderen Regionen: von Osteuropa über den byzantinischen
Bereich, den Vorderen Orient, die Kaukasusregion und den Mittelmeerraum
bis hin zu den britischen Inseln und dem Ostseeraum einschließlich
Skandinaviens. Damit werden auch Forschungsbereiche wie die
Byzantinistik oder die Islamische Kunstgeschichte in den Fokus des
mediävistischen Bewusstseins gerückt, gerade vor dem Hintergrund der
massiven Gefährdungen künstlerischer und architektonischer Denkmäler im
Vorderen Orient. Thematisiert sind etwa Phänomene wie Migration,
Medientransformation und kulturelle Paradigmenwechsel. Indem wir nach
kulturell prägenden Regionen an den Grenzen „Europas“ und nach
transkulturellen Kontaktzonen fragen, werden auch Definitionen von
Mittelalter zur Debatte gestellt. – Als Pendant zu diesem Rundblick
präsentiert sich auch die Forschung zur Region Brandenburg/Berlin. Dazu
gehören ebenfalls Themen der museologischen und kunstwissenschaftlichen
Geschichte Berlins, wo die Erschließung von Zonen kulturellen
Austauschs eine lange Tradition hat.
MITTWOCH, 20. SEPTEMBER 2017
HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITÄT ZU BERLIN (HU)
SECAC 2017 – Columbus, Ohio
73rd annual SECAC Conference, October 25-28, 2017.
Exploring/Expanding Neuroaesthetics and Art Historical Studies
PAPER PROPOSALS DEADLINE: APRIL 20, 2017. MIDNIGHT, EDT
Since the 1990s, neuroscientists have explored the mind-body responses to visual-cum-artistic imagery. Neuroaesthetics has emerged from this venture. Although interdisciplinary in spirit, few art historians have joined scientists in empirical research projects. Consequently, neuroaesthetics remains dominated by scientists whose research is limited by small samplings from visual culture. Art historian trailblazers John Onians and David Freedberg have also been limited by the models the scientists have fostered, such as mirror neurons. This session seeks to expand both the artistic media of scientific research and the neuroscientific models for art historical research. We propose
an exploration of the efficacy of neuroscience from the side of the viewer’s reception. How do neuroscientific models offer a way of approaching the experiential/embodied effect of art objects that exceed the pictorial frame? Can neuroscience help to better articulate both sensory impressions and the transformative effects of an art-viewing experience? To what extent can neuroscience reify a lived experience within a historical context? In the absence of raw empirical data, responses to these questions and others may be speculative or hypothetical. Paper topics should use individual case studies to speculate the efficacy of neuroscience in relation to an expanding field of art historical studies.
Please click URL link for full conference information and instructions for paper proposals.
Organizer: Professor Lauren S. Weingarden
Department of Art History
Florida State University
London, The Courtauld Institute of Art and King’s College London
Deadline: May 1, 2017
Association for Art History Annual Conference 2018, Call for Sessions
‘LOOK OUT!’ is the theme of the Association for Art History’s Annual Conference , co-hosted by the Courtauld Institute of Art and King’s College London, from April 5 – April 7 2018.
• Incorporating a whole range of outlooks – of educators, curators and heritage partners, of university and other teachers and researchers in art history and other disciplines, and of artists themselves.
• Challenging you to think about art history’s global reach and connections with other affiliated subjects in the arts, humanities and sciences.
• Inviting new perspectives on international collaborations within the field in the context of current political events.
• Encompassing examination of the histories and futures of art historical practices, and the opportunities and challenges of broader political and public engagement.
• Other creative and innovative ways of interpreting the theme are enthusiastically encouraged!
We aim to include contributions from those engaged in all aspects of research involving art history and visual culture.
DEADLINE for academic and alternative session proposals: May 1st 2017
Lecturer in Art History (Pre-1750) Ref: AC2042AC
University of St Andrews
School of Art History, Salary: £39,324 – £48,327 per annum, Start Date: As soon as possible
We wish to appoint a Lecturer (Pre 1750) within the School of Art History. You will be a scholar with a growing international research reputation in art or architectural history or a related field and a commitment to delivering high quality teaching within the field of art history (broadly defined). The successful candidate will be expected to have a range of interests, to be active in research publication that strengthens or complements those in the School and to be capable of teaching the subject to undergraduate and taught postgraduate students from a wide range of backgrounds.
Candidates should hold a PhD in a cognate discipline. Excellent teaching skills and an interest in promoting knowledge exchange are essential. You should also have some familiarity with grant seeking processes in relation to research councils and other sources.
We encourage applicants to consult the Further Particulars and apply online at www.vacancies.st-andrews.ac.uk/welcome.aspx
However, if you are unable to do this, please call +44 (0)1334 462571 for a paper application form.
Informal enquiries can be directed to the Head of the School of Art History, Dr Julian Luxford – firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date: 24 April 2017
The University of St Andrews is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all, which is further demonstrated through its working on the Gender and Race Equality Charters and being awarded the Athena SWAN award for women in science, HR Excellence in Research Award and the LGBT Charter; http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/diversityawards
The University of St Andrews is a charity registered in Scotland (No SC013532)
The Courtauld Institute, London, is delighted to announce the creation of a fully funded doctoral scholarship in Spanish art-historical studies, commencing at The Courtauld Institute in London in the academic year 2017/18.
The scholarship has been created through the generosity of CEEH (Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica), in association with ARTES, the Iberian & Latin American Visual Culture Group
The Courtauld Institute is one of the world’s leading centres for art-historical research, and the scholarship will cover The Courtauld’s Home/EU/International tuition fees for three years (or four if required), together with an annual stipend of £12,000 for living costs and travel.
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants should apply to The Courtauld’s PhD programme, and then submit an application via the Courtauld Scholarship application form
Applicants must demonstrate that Spanish art, architecture or visual culture forms the focus of their proposed research topic, and are advised to contact prospective supervisors to discuss research proposals well before the application deadline of 9 January 2017. As a minimum applicants are expected to hold a postgraduate qualification such as an MA or equivalent by the time they begin their doctoral studies, and should have at least reading knowledge in Spanish or Catalan. In the first instance applicants should send prospective supervisors a CV, sample of written work in English, and a 300 word proposal. In assessing applications the scholarship committee will consider the extent to which the research proposal falls under the supervisor’s areas of research expertise.