CFP: Etudes de communication 51

Advertisements from the Past: Uses and Reactualisations of Advertising Artifacts

Edited by Simona De Iulio (GERiiCO, University of Lille, Humanities and Social Sciences) and Carlo Vinti (SAAD, Architecture and Design School, University of Camerino)

The upcoming thematic issue of Etudes de communication will focus on the phenomenon of advertising from the past that survives into the present. In particular, this issue will address the following question: what happens to advertising artifacts once they have fulfilled their marketing function?

Posters, press advertisements, advertising gadgets, packaging, TV commercials as well as various on-line advertising devices are all created in order to respond to an immediate need: launching a product, repositioning a brand, increasing the visibility of services, etc. The goal of such advertising objects is to stimulate a response within a limited time frame. These devices are ephemeral artifacts, or at least, they are considered as such by the professionals who design and produce them, by the media which diffuse them and by the advertisers whose brands and products they promote. Advertising artifacts are not addressed to future generations, they are not conceived with the intent to be organized into a space of permanence, nor are they destined to last once they have achieved their commercial and marketing objectives. However, as of the second half of the 19th century, a considerable number of advertising artifacts survived their short-term commercial mission. Such artifacts, through the processes of documentarization, reuse and recontextualization, have been enriched, transformed and made available to new interpretations. Continue reading “CFP: Etudes de communication 51”

CFP: Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide – digital humanities

NCAW Terra-funded digital humanities publishing initiative

Deadline: Jan 15, 2018

The peer-reviewed open-access journal Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide (NCAW) is pleased to announce a new digital humanities publishing initiative supported by a grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art. The editors of NCAW are now accepting proposals for articles addressing art and visual culture of the Americas in the long nineteenth century, from the American Revolution to World War I. NCAW seeks proposals that take full advantage of the potential of digital publishing by using digital technologies in the article’s research or publication phase, or both. Strong proposals will demonstrate how the production of digital tool(s) and/or components will lead to a scholarly argument’s key insights (either the tool/component enhanced the depth of insight or made it possible) and/or will illustrate aspects of that argument in dynamic/interactive ways.

NCAW welcomes proposals that creatively or innovatively juxtapose digital tools and/or components with art historical analysis. NCAW encourages authors to use open source software when possible. While by no means limited to the following, proposals might explore:

  • High resolution imaging or dynamic image presentation (e.g., panoramas, zoom images, visual essays, x-ray or infrared reflectography, moving images, 3D images of art objects, annotated musical scores, annotated digital facsimiles)
  • “Big data” mining and analysis (e.g., social network analysis or text mining using analytics programs like Gephi, Network Workbench)
  • Mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (e.g., depictions of sites, locations of objects, paths of travel, using online mapping tools like MapBox, Timemapper, Neatline)

NCAW is a pioneer in publishing art historical digital humanities projects. For examples of already-completed digital humanities projects published in NCAW, see <>.

To propose a digital humanities project, please submit:

A. Abstract (500 words maximum) as a Microsoft Word document detailing the scholarly content of the article, including how information gleaned from the proposed digital tool will impact the article’s interpretive claims

B. Abstract (500 words maximum) as a Microsoft Word document outlining the appearance/format of the digital tool(s) and explaining how the author plans to present the article and tool within the NCAW framework (technologies used, layout, etc.). Also provide link(s) from existing digital project(s) that resemble your proposed project functionally, aesthetically, or in the technologies used, followed by several sentences describing which elements of that project will differ from/emulate your proposed digital tool

C. Budget (1 page maximum)


Authors are not expected to have extensive technical expertise themselves, but should be generally knowledgeable about the technical possibilities related to their project and should be able to articulate how digital research methods and NCAW’s digital publication format connect with their research questions. Upon acceptance of a proposal authors will identify, in discussion with NCAW editors, the digital tools/software to be used and, if necessary, will be expected to identify technical collaborators. NCAW editors will assist with the development of a timeline and with guidelines for workflow, but authors will be responsible for managing their projects.

If interested contributors have an idea for a digital humanities project but would like to discuss it with the editors first, we would be happy to talk with you about your ideas in advance of the deadline.

Please send proposals to Managing Editor Petra Chu <petra.chu[at],> Executive Editor Isabel Taube <taubeisa[at]> and Digital Humanities Editor Elizabeth Buhe <ebuhe[at]>. Deadline: Monday, January 15, 2018.

Reference: CFP: Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide – digital humanities. In:, Sep 22, 2017. <>.

STIP: National Humanities Center Fellowships, Research Triangle Park, NC

The National Humanities Center invites applications for academic-year or one-semester residencies. Mid-career as well as senior scholars from all areas of the humanities are encouraged to apply; emerging scholars with a strong record of peer-reviewed work are also invited to apply. Located in the vibrant Triangle region of North Carolina, the Center affords access to the rich cultural and intellectual communities supported by the area’s research institutes, universities, and dynamic arts scene. Fellows enjoy private studies, and superb library services deliver all research materials. Scholars from all parts of the globe are eligible; stipends and travel expenses are provided. Fellowship applicants must have a PhD or equivalent scholarly credentials. Fellowships are supported by the Center’s own endowment, private foundation grants, contributions from alumni and friends, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Applications are due by October 18, 2017. For more information and to apply, please visit

The National Humanities Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national or ethnic origin, handicap, sexual orientation, or age. We are dedicated to fair treatment, diversity, and inclusion.

Tania Munz
Vice President for Scholarly Programs
National Humanities Center

Reference: STIP: National Humanities Center Fellowships. In:, Sep 25, 2017. <>.

CAA Professional-Development Fellowship program

The College Art Association’s Professional-Development Fellowship program offers two $10,000 fellowships each year—one to a visual artist and one to an art historian, each who are completing their graduate studies in 2018 (either fall or spring). The awards are a one-time, unrestricted grant designed to further the recipient’s professional development.

Art Historian Deadline – October 2, 2017

Visual Artists Deadline – November 10, 2017

Fellowship award amount: $10,000 each

Learn more about eligibility and the application process for CAA’s Professional-Development Fellowship.

“I remember sitting in my graduate school studio applying for the award. I was day-dreaming about how it could help me be a self-sustaining artist and maybe start my career in teaching. A few months later I received notification of the award and I’m happy to say the grant has helped me enormously with both of my day-dreams, artistic and academic. CAA’s Professional Development-Fellowship for Visual Artists has stabilized a shaky phase of my career and life, continuing an artistic practice after graduate school. The award funds helped me to kick-start my studio space, travel for photography research, and secure teaching positions right out of graduate school. CAA’s support of developing visual artists is certainly outstanding and to an even greater extent, appreciated. I’m happy to now be a CAA member and encourage others to apply for the fellowship without hesitation.” —Daniel Krauss, 2016 Professional-Development Fellowship Recipient

For art historians, the fellowship is intended to support graduate students and scholars in art, architecture, and/or design historian, curator, or critic who are conducting research in their final year to complete their PhD. The award can help with various aspects of his/her work, whether for job-search expenses, image license fees, or other publishing costs. Applications are due October 2, 2017, 5:00 pm.

For visual artists, the fellowship is intended to support those in MFA or other terminal degree programs in visual arts. The fellowship is to assist them with various aspects of their work, as an artist, designer and/or craftsperson, whether it be for job-search expenses or purchasing materials for their studio art/design practice. Applications are due November 10, 2017, 5:00 pm.

CAA initiated its fellowship program in 1993 to help student artists and art historians bridge the gap between their graduate studies and professional careers.

STIP: Getty Residential Grants 2018-2019, Los Angeles

Monumentality The Classical World in Context: Persia (Villa)

Getty Research Institute Residential Grants and Fellowships 2018-2019

Application deadline: Oct 2, 2017

The 2018/2019 academic year at the Getty Research Institute will be devoted to MONUMENTALITY. Monuments and the monumental address fundamental questions of art and architectural history such as size and scale. Applicants are encouraged to address monumentality in all of its distinct forms, as embodied by various cultures and powers throughout history. Research trajectories to consider include the role of monumentality as a tool for nation building, the subversive potential of monument making, and the monumental in buildings, sculptures, installations, murals, and even small-scale objects.

The Classical World in Context: Persia (Villa)

For a second year, the 2018/2019 term of the Getty Scholars Program at the Villa will address the political, intellectual, religious, and artistic relations between Persia, Greece, and Rome from the ninth century BC to AD 651. The Greeks viewed the Persian Empire, which reached from the borders of Greece to India, as a vastly wealthy and powerful rival and often as an existential threat. When the Macedonian king Alexander the Great finally defeated the Persians in 331 BC, Greek culture spread throughout the Near East, but native dynasties—first the Parthian (247 BC–AD 224) and then the Sasanian (AD 224–651)—soon reestablished themselves. The rise of the Roman Empire as a world power quickly brought it, too, into conflict with Persia, despite the common trade that flowed through their territories.

Priority will be given to research projects that are cross-cultural and interdisciplinary, and that utilize a wide range of archaeological, textual, and other evidence.

For more information about the theme please visit:
Detailed instructions are available online at:

Please address inquiries to:
Phone: (310) 440-7374
Fax: (310) 440-7703

Reference: STIP: Getty Residential Grants, Los Angeles. In:, Sep 24, 2017. <>

CONF: Looking at Art-Language (York, 12 Oct 17)

Looking at Art-Language: Artists’ Magazines 1969-1985

University of York, October 12, 2017
Registration deadline: Oct 12, 2017

Despite Art & Language’s prominence and reputation, key aspects of their output and legacy remain overshadowed by dominant histories and narratives of conceptual art practice. The importance of the collective’s contribution to the field of artists’ writings and publications, for example, should not be under-estimated, as recent exhibitions focusing on conceptual art in Britain have shown.

This one-day symposium, to be held at the University of York on Thursday 12th October 2017, will explore in particular the often under-considered journal Art-Language, published between 1969 and 1985 within the wider context of artists’ magazines and their production, distribution and consumption during this period. The periodical was originally conceived as a discursive platform for the group’s text-based work, circumventing the space of the gallery and questioning the status of the art object as static, museum-bound artefact. Yet Art-Language has been frequently overlooked or misunderstood, being read instead through its exhibition history, and the critical discourses which surround it. These often re-situate the journal in precisely the object-based frameworks of display and consumption that the collective sought to question and challenge.

Papers will seek to position Art-Language within the burgeoning field of the study of artists’ publications and their histories, and with particular interest in how magazines and journals come to be framed subsequent to their original production.


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CFP: Session at Female Agency in the Arts (New York, 26-27 Jun 18)

Celebrating Female Agency in the Arts

Christie’s Education Academic Conference
Christie’s, 20 Rockefeller Plaza, New York
June 26 – 27, 2018

Deadline: Dec 22, 2017

Following the success of the 250-anniversary conference held in London in July 2016, Christie’s Education is organizing its second academic conference on the theme of women in the arts (

Call for Papers for the session: Women Art Dealers (1940-1990)

Session Chair: Caterina Toschi

The session analyzes the central role played by women art dealers in the creation and development of art market between the 1940s and the 1980s. The panel examines the work of those women who promoted art between different countries and continents thus developing an international form of market that anticipated the current global model. Paula Cooper, Peggy Guggenheim, Beatrice Monti della Corte, Betty Parsons, Martha Jackson, Denise René, Lia Rumma, Ileana Sonnabend are just some of the protagonists of an intense period of artistic promotion characterised by renewed marketing strategies and new uses of gallery space. Without advocating an alternative history of market, the session aims to consider women art dealers’ diverse contributions to arts addressing the following topics: Continue reading “CFP: Session at Female Agency in the Arts (New York, 26-27 Jun 18)”