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Grant: ICMA Student Committee conference grant (due 1 February)

26231252_10210523721265685_5643383303839642598_nThe ICMA is pleased to offer grants for graduate students to present their research at conferences. Two awards will be made this year, at $600 each, to help defray the cost of travel. Applicants must be ICMA members and currently enrolled in a graduate program. These funds are available only to students delivering papers.

Applicants must submit:
1) A abstract of the paper that will be delivered in 300 words or less.
2) A short statement outlining the importance of the conference for academic or professional development
3) A budget proposal

Applications are due by 1 February 2018. Please submit materials as PDF attachments to Ryan Frisinger at awards@medievalart.org.

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ICMA Student Committee seeks new members

Woman_teaching_geometryThe International Center of Medieval Art (ICMA) Student Committee is currently seeking new members for two-year (renewable) terms. We welcome applications from current graduate students (MA, MPhil, PhD) who anticipate being in higher education for at least two more years. The Student Committee has a diverse portfolio that includes organizing panels at international conferences (Leeds and Kalamazoo), contributing to the ICMA Newsletter, promoting opportunities for students in our field, and creating fora for students in medieval art to meet colleagues, and share research (in person, through social media, and in print), and actively participate in the ICMA. Potential future initiatives include an oral history project, establishing a mentorship program, and creating a network and lists of resources for medieval art history students researching abroad.

Potential members should submit the following to meg.bernstein@gmail.com and asears@berkeley.edu for consideration by February 15: current c.v., and a cover letter detailing interest in participating, relevant experience, current and future initiatives of interest. Applicants are welcome (but not required to) include ideas for future ICMA SC activities.

CFP: Regionalism in Medieval Art and Architecture (ICMA Student Committee Session), International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, 10-13 May, 2018

800px-arte_islamica2c_ippogrifo2c_xi_sec_01CFP: Regionalism in Medieval Art and Architecture, International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, 10-13 May, 2018.
Deadline: 10 September 2017

Sponsored by the International Center of Medieval Art (ICMA) Student Committee
Organized by Mark H. Summers (University of Wisconsin, Madison) and Andrew Sears (University of California, Berkeley/University of Bern)

In 2001, Eva Hoffman introduced the concept of portability, suggesting a style that transcended traditional geographic, cultural, and religious boundaries. Since then, studies of traveling objects, trade networks, and pluralistic communities have created a veritable new field of the “Global Middle Ages,” which has helped us to better understand the interconnected medieval past as well as its role in shaping our sense of place today.

Our panel seeks to consider how local identity was shaped by such global networks. Potential questions include: Are artistic or architectural styles connected to specific places for specific reasons? Were medieval artists conscious about their own regional styles and the social, political, and religious impact they had? How was art positioned to both create communities and delineate boundaries? What about the rise of the “International Gothic” towards the end of the Middle Ages? Our concerns are also temporal, such as how the use of historicizing motifs and spolia helped medieval artists to communicate something about the here and now.

We welcome submissions for 20-minute papers from graduate student ICMA members. To propose a paper, please send a title, abstract of 300 words, CV, and completed Congress Information form to Mark H. Summers (mhsummers@wisc.edu) and Andrew Sears (asears@berkeley.edu) by 10 September 2017.

The Student Committee of the International Center for Medieval Art involves and advocates for all members of the ICMA with student status and facilitates communication and mentorship between student and non-student members.

CFP: Moving People, Shifting Frontiers: Re-contextualising the Thirteenth Century in the Wider Mediterranean

CfP ICMA Kalamazoo 2018 Moving People Shifting FrontiersCall for Papers: Moving People, Shifting Frontiers: Re-contextualising the Thirteenth Century in the Wider Mediterranean, International Congress of Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, May 10-13 2018
Deadline: 10 September 2017

Organizers: Katerina Ragkou (University of Cologne) and Maria Alessia Rossi (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Every day we witness people moving, with them objects and skills, knowledge and experience; either forcibly or willingly; for work or for pleasure. The communities living along the shores of the Mediterranean and the hinterlands of the Balkans during the thirteenth century share many of the characteristics of our contemporary world: military campaigns and religious wars; the intensification of pilgrimage and the relocation of refugees; the shifting of frontiers and the transformation of socio-political orders.

The transformations of the thirteenth century span from east to west, from northern Europe to the Byzantine Empire and from the Balkans to the Levant. The geographic breadth is paralleled by crucial events including the fourth crusade, the fall of Acre, the empowerment of the Serbian Kingdom and the Republic of Venice, the loss and following restoration of the Byzantine Empire, and the creation of new political entities, such as the Kingdom of Naples and that of Cyprus, the Empire of Trebizond, and the Principality of Achaia. Eclectic scholarly tradition has either focused geographically or thematically, losing sight of the pan-Mediterranean perspective. These societies had multifaceted interactions, and comprised a variety of scales, from the small world of regional and inter-regional communities to the broader Mediterranean dynamics.

This session aims to address questions such as which are the various processes through which military campaigns and religious wars affected the urban landscape of these regions and their material production? Is there a difference in economic and artistic trends between “town” and “countryside” in the thirteenth-century wider Mediterranean? What observations can we make in regards to trade, diplomatic missions, artistic interaction and exchange of the regional, interregional and international contacts? How did these shape and transform cultural identities? How did different social, political and religious groups interact with each other?

This session welcomes papers focused on, but not limited to: the role played by economic activity and political power in thirteenth-century artistic production and the shaping of local and interregional identities; the production and consumption of artifacts and their meaning; the transformation of urban and rural landscapes; religious and domestic architecture and the relationship between the private and public use of space.

Proposals for 20 min papers should include an abstract (max.250 words) and brief CV. Proposals should be submitted by 10 September 2017 to the session organizers: Katerina Ragkou (katerina.ragkou@gmail.com) and Maria Alessia Rossi (m.alessiarossi@icloud.com).

Thanks to a generous grant from the Kress Foundation, funds may be available to defray travel costs of speakers in ICMA-sponsored sessions up to a maximum of $600 ($1200 for transatlantic travel). If available, the Kress funds are allocated for travel and hotel only. Speakers in ICMA sponsored sessions will be refunded only after the conference, against travel receipts.

Event: ICMA Study Days in New York and Baltimore

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Date: Sunday 20 November 2016 – Tuesday 22 November 2016

In collaboration with Gerhard Lutz and Forum Medieval Art from Germany, the ICMA is co-sponsoring study days in New York and Baltimore in connection with these two exhibitions:

Jerusalem 1000–1400: Every People Under Heaven
New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art

A Sense of Beauty: Medieval Art and the Five Senses
Baltimore: The Walters Art Museum

Each visit will consist of a guided tour to the exhibition with the curator(s) highlighting questions of concept and presentation, and particular objects. The second part will be a tour among ourselves with collaborative discussion of specific highlighted objects and questions.

We expect a great demand for this; only a maximum number of 35 participants can be accommodated.  Although a participation in only one of the two days will be possible, preference will be given to those who would like to attend on both days.

Please see below for the full program. All expenses are to be covered by the individual participant.

To register, please email Ryan Frisinger at icma@medievalart.org with “Study Day Medieval Art” in the subject line and wait for confirmation

THE PROGRAM
SUNDAY November 20 (evening):
New York City
informal dinner

MONDAY November 21
9.30 a.m. – ca. 4:00 p.m.
Jerusalem 1000 – 1400
New York: Metropolitan Museum (main building)

Travel to Baltimore
ca. 8:00 p.m.
Baltimore
informal dinner

TUESDAY November 22
ca. 9:00 a.m. – ca. 4:00 p.m.
Five Senses – Baltimore: Walter Art Museum

Application to join the ICMA Student Committee

Click here to apply to the ICMA Student Committee. The deadline for applications is April 1, 2016.

About the Student Committee

The Student Committee of the International Center for Medieval Art advocates for all members with student status and facilitates communication between both between ICMA student members and between student members and the ICMA. Our group annually sponsors at least two sessions at academic conferences, most frequently at the International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, MI, and at the International Medieval Congress in Leeds, UK. As a committee that addresses the concerns of students, we see our sponsored sessions as forums for discussion and informal mentorship within our field. The Student Committee also contributes to the ICMA newsletter, which has recently been expanded to include submissions from all ICMA student members. Additionally, the Student Committee maintains various online presences in order to establish digital forums for student communication and to disseminate information regarding student conferences, sessions, and the ICMA Student Essay Prize.

Current Members (with end of term)

Jennifer Grayburn ’16 (Chair; University of Virginia)

Sanne Frequin ’17 (Vice-Chair, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Lehti Keelman ’16 (Newsletter Chair & Conference Chair; University of Michigan)

Kyle Sweeney ’16 (Digital Presence Chair; Rice University)

Ashley Paolozzi ’18 (Membership Chair, Queen’s University, Canada)

Ashley Laverock ’16 (Emory University)

Pablo Ordás ’16 (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain)

Diana Olivares Martinez ’16 (University Complutense of Madrid, Spain)

Meg Bernstein ’18 (University of California, Los Angeles)

Join the ICMA Student Committee

Student Committee (hereafter SC) members are generally appointed for three-year terms, but actual appointments often range from 2-4 years based on the student status of the SC member. Prospective SC members apply by submitting a brief questionnaire explaining their interests and past experiences.  Official appointments are extended by the ICMA President and conclude in spring after the International Congress on Medieval Studies (ICMS) in Kalamazoo.

At the annual SC Spring Meeting in Kalamazoo the Chair will go over the varied tasks for the upcoming year and will find agreement within the SC as to who will be responsible for each task. The responsibilities can be divided up however the group thinks best in order to best distribute the workload. Traditionally the tasks are divided as follows:

1) Chair

2) Public Relations (P.R.)

4) Newsletter

5) Digital Presence (D.P)

6) Events/Programs

History of the ICMA Student Committee

In spring 2005, a group of graduate students were recognized as a pilot committee – the Graduate Student Committee – aimed at advocating for and involving graduate student members within ICMA. In May 2008, Colum Hourihane (ICMA President 2008-2011) and Larry Nees (ICMA President 2011-2014) met with the ICMA Graduate Student Committee to announce that the GSC would be made an official ad hoc committee under its new designation, the Student Committee. The Student Committee mission widened from supporting graduate students to keeping all ICMA members informed about student statuses: graduates, undergraduates, interns, conservation trainees, etc. Along with its new designation, the Student Committee was asked to continue sponsoring annual sessions at Kalamazoo; to regularly submit an article to the ICMA newsletter; to participate in the development of the ICMA website; and to establish a listserv specifically geared to discussions regarding student opportunities, issues, and questions.

Contact Information

Jennifer Grayburn

ICMA Student Committee Chair

Ph.D. Candidate

History of Art and Architecture

McIntire Department of Art

University of Virginia

Email: studentcommittee@medievalart.org

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Great news about ICMA travel grants and awards

ICMA logoNEW FOR 2015!
ICMA GRADUATE STUDENT TRAVEL GRANTS

The ICMA has initiated a new form of grant for graduate students in the early stages of their dissertation research. Three grants will be awarded this year, at $3,000 each, to enable a student to travel to Europe (including the Eastern Mediterranean) to visit the monuments or museum objects or manuscripts on which the dissertation will be based. The grant is designed to cover one month of travel. The ICMA will contact institutions and/or individuals in the area to be visited; these will help the student gain access to the relevant material and aid in other practical matters.

The grant is designed primarily for the student who has finished the preliminary exams, and is in the process of formulating a dissertation topic. Students who have already submitted a proposal, but are still very early on in the process of their research, may also apply.

All applicants must be ICMA members. (Join at http://medievalart.org/join)

Applicants must submit:

1. Outline of the thesis proposal in 800 words or less.

2. Detailed outline of exactly what the student would like to see on his/her travels, and how this relates to the proposed thesis topic.

3. Proposed budget (airfare, lodging, other travel, per diem).

4. Letter from the thesis advisor, clarifying where the student stands in his/her graduate career, and explaining the relevance of the trip to the thesis.

Upon return, the student will be required to submit a letter and financial report to the ICMA and a narrative to the student section of the Newsletter.

Applications are due by 15 April 2015. The ICMA will announce the winners of the three grants by 15 May 2015.

Please submit materials as PDF attachments to Ryan Frisinger at icma@medievalart.org.

2015 GRADUATE STUDENT ESSAY AWARD

The International Center of Medieval Art wishes to announce its annual Graduate Student Essay Award for the best essay by a student member of the ICMA. The theme or subject of the essay may be any aspect of medieval art, and can be drawn from current research. The work must be original and should not have been published elsewhere. The winner will receive a prize of $400.

Thanks to the generosity of one of our members, we are now be able to offer a second prize as well, of $200. The donor of this prize has suggested that “special consideration be given to those papers that incorporate some discussion of the interconnections among medieval science, technology, and art.” Although the prize will by no means be restricted to papers that address this theme, papers that do so will be given special attention by the selection committee.

The deadline for submission is 31 March 2015. The winners will be announced at the ICMA meeting in Kalamazoo in May.

Applicants must submit:
1. An article-length paper (maximum 30 pages, not including footnotes) following the editorial guidelines of our journal Gesta.
2. Each submission must also include a 250-word abstract written in English regardless of the language of the rest of the paper.
3. Curriculum vitae and must be current members of the ICMA for their essays to be considered.

All submissions are to be sent as PDF attachments to Ryan Frisinger, at icma@medievalart.org. The winning essay will be chosen by members of the ICMA Grants and Awards Committee, which is chaired by our Vice-President.