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Call for papers: Renaissance Research Colloquium

Renaissance Research Colloquium
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A collaboration between the Institutes of Art History at the University of Leipzig and the University of Würzburg with the École Pratique des Hautes Études Paris (Sorbonne), PSL (HISTARA)
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Fellowships at Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies

220px-villa_i_tatti2c_ext-2c_giardino_05Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies in Florence, Italy is now accepting fellowship applications for the 2018–2019 academic year.
Deadline: November 15

Wallace Fellowship (four or six months; deadline November 15) for post-doctoral scholars who explore the historiography and impact of the Italian Renaissance in the Modern Era (19th–21st centuries).

Berenson Fellowship (four or six months; deadline November 15) for post-doctoral scholars who explore “Italy in the World”. Projects should address the transnational dialogues between Italy and other cultures (e.g. Latin American, Mediterranean, African, Asian, etc.) during the Renaissance, broadly understood historically to include the period from the 14th to the 17th century.

Digital Humanities Fellowship (four or six months; deadline November 15) for projects that cut across traditional disciplinary boundaries and actively employ digital technology. Applicants can be scholars in the humanities or social sciences, librarians, archivists, and data science professionals. Projects should apply digital technologies such as mapping, textual analysis, visualization, or the semantic web to topics on any aspect of the Italian Renaissance.

Villa I Tatti – Boğaziçi University Joint Fellowship (one year; deadline November 15) for post-doctoral research focusing on the interaction between Italy and the Byzantine Empire (ca. 1300 to ca. 1700). Scholars will spend a semester at Villa I Tatti and a semester at the Byzantine Studies Research Center of Boğaziçi University.

Craig Hugh Smyth Fellowship (four or six months; deadline November 15) for curators and conservators. Projects can address any aspect of the Italian Renaissance art or architecture, including landscape architecture.

David and Julie Tobey Fellowship (four or six months; deadline November 15) for research on drawings, prints, and illustrated manuscripts from the Italian Renaissance, and especially the role that these works played in the creative process, the history of taste and collecting, and questions of connoisseurship.

For more information on all fellowships at Villa I Tatti please visit http://itatti.harvard.edu/fellowships

Call for Applications: Dante and the Visual Arts: a Summer Symposium at UCLA and the J. Paul Getty Museum (August 22 – 24, 2016)

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The UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CMRS) invites applications from graduate students and post-doctoral scholars to attend the Dante and the Visual Arts Summer Symposium. The symposium, organized by CMRS and the journal Dante e l’Arte in conjunction with the J. Paul Getty Museum, will take place August 22–24, 2016 in Los Angeles with sessions at UCLA and at the Getty Center.

The symposium is part of the larger research project Envisioning the Word: Dante and the Visual Arts 1300-1500 which is an ongoing collaboration between the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and the Institut d’Estudis Medievals at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. The project’s goal is to demonstrate and document how Dante’s imagery, particularly that associated with the Divine Comedy, draws upon the visual traditions of Dante’s own time and gives them a new form. It also examines the way that Dante’s Comedy influenced the visual arts of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries and the culture of early modern print.

The Dante and the Visual Arts Summer Symposium will consist of a day at the Getty Museum focusing on manuscripts and printed books of the fourteenth through the sixteenth centuries, concentrating on the long visual tradition associated with Dante and his milieu. Participants will also learn how books and manuscripts were made, illuminated, and illustrated. The symposium will then move to UCLA for two days of presentations and discussions focusing on the most important editions of Dante’s Comedy analyzing such factors as the relationship between text and image, the hermeneutic importance of the image, and the criteria by which a particular description in the text has been selected to be represented visually. An exhibit of early books and manuscripts will be on display in UCLA Library Special Collections in conjunction with the symposium.

ELIGIBILITY
Applicants must be graduate students or post-doctoral scholars who are doing research or specializing in some aspect of Dante studies. An ability to speak and to understand spoken Italian is preferred, but not required. Please note that applicants who are not US citizens will be responsible for obtaining the appropriate visa if required. If selected for the award, the UCLA-CMRS staff will assist with this process.

AWARD
A total of 12 applicants will be selected to attend the symposium. Six of these applicants will be chosen from the southern California region. An additional six from outside the greater Los Angeles area will be selected to receive funding in the form of roundtrip, economy class travel to/from Los Angeles (i.e., airfare and ground transportation) and 5 nights lodging.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
There is no application form. An application consists of these items:

1. A cover letter with the following information: Name, mailing address, email address, telephone number, affiliation and status (school you attend or graduated from; highest academic degree and date awarded), and citizenship status. Please address the cover letter to Professor Massimo Ciavolella.

2. A short description (500 words) of your academic or research interests and an explanation of how theDante and the Visual Arts Summer Symposium will help you achieve your academic goals. Please describe your fluency with the Italian language.

3. Curriculum vitae.

4. Transcript(s) from all colleges or universities attended.

5. Two letters of recommendation from faculty or scholars familiar with your academic work.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Submit application items 1-4 as a PDF email attachment to cmrs@humnet.ucla.edu. Use the subject line “Dante Application.” Letters of recommendation should be submitted by the recommender to the same email address. All applications and letters will receive an email confirmation of receipt.

 
DEADLINE
April 15, 2016

If you need more information about the symposium or the application process, please contact Karen Burgess (UCLA-CMRS Assistant Director) at kburgess@ucla.edu.

For more information see: http://cmrs.ucla.edu/news/dante-and-the-visual-arts/

 

Job: Lecturer in Art History Renaissance & Early Modern Art (University of Melbourne)

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Lecturer in Art History Renaissance & Early Modern Art 
University of Melbourne, Parkville, School of Culture & Communication, Faculty of Arts
Deadline:  7 September 2014

The School of Culture & Communications are seeking an energetic and committed individual who is able to take on responsibility for the Art History Program’s teaching in, first, Renaissance art and, in addition, either Baroque art or in Medieval art.
clock-towerIn this position, you will assume academic responsibilities including undergraduate teaching, postgraduate and honours student supervision, administration, subject coordination and maintenance of our existing curricula in Early Modern subjects as appropriate. You will have either an established record of research or show clear potential for future research accomplishment. You will be expected to show evidence of a productive research plans and demonstrate your capacity to contribute to administration within the School.

The School is definitely seeking an appointee with broad interests and an ability to relate her/his specialisation to the broader teaching and research interests of the Art History program of the University of Melbourne, and therefore the ability and desire to make contributions to the generalist first year art history subjects.

Close date: 7 September 2014.

For full details of the position description and selection criteria, and to apply, please visit:http://jobs.unimelb.edu.au/caw/en/job/882626/lecturer-in-art-history-renaissance-early-modern-art