CFP: Visual and Material Culture Exchange (Berlin, 22-24 Mar 18)

Call for Papers
Visual and Material Culture Exchange across the Baltic Sea Region, 1750-1850
Berlin
Deadline: Dec 1, 2017

Although one of the world’s greatest cultural crossroads, the Baltic Sea has often been overlooked by scholars as a site of cultural exchange in favor of exploring national and regional identities. Since the 1990s, the concept of a Baltic Sea Region encompassing the sea and its surrounding land has fostered transnational thinking about the region, transcending Cold War binaries of ‘East’ and ‘West’ in an effort to view the area more holistically. Still, common terminology such as ‘Scandinavia’ and ‘the Baltic States’, suggests these cultures are mutually exclusive, or, as the case with ‘Central and Eastern Europe’, ambiguously monolithic. Continue reading “CFP: Visual and Material Culture Exchange (Berlin, 22-24 Mar 18)”

STIP: Fellowships 2018-19, Center for Italian Modern Art

Application deadline: Jan 28, 2018

Each year the Center for Italian Modern Art (CIMA) awards multiple CIMA Fellowships to support research and study of Italian modern and contemporary art for doctoral and post- doctoral scholars. Citizens of all nationalities are eligible. CIMA offers a unique experience to its fellows: the annual exhibition serves as a hub for scholars from diverse academic backgrounds to share research derived from the artworks on view with each other and the public. Emphasis is split between individualized study—gaining an intimate knowledge of artists represented through close looking and through researching in depth a topic raised by the installation—and public discourse, as represented by collaboration on public programming and leading interactive exhibition tours. During their residency, fellows also have the opportunity to pursue their own research and connect with scholars and other professionals in and around New York. Continue reading “STIP: Fellowships 2018-19, Center for Italian Modern Art”

Conference on the Art Market, (Rome, 27-28 Nov 2017)

Rome, Sapienza University, Conference on the Art Market, 27-28 November 2017

The Dipartimento di storia dell’arte e spettacolo of the Sapienza University will host a two-day conference on the art market. Convened by Paolo Serafini, newly appointed professor for art market studies, it will present papers by Kim Oosterlinck, Filip Vermeylen and Christian Huemer, all of whom are researching the development of the art market in its historic, artistic, economical and social contexts. They are also part of the research team ‘The Art Market of America” funded by the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles. The conference also inaugurates TIAMSA’s Italian Sub-Committee. (Conference times: Monday 27 November, 11am-1pm, Aula 2; Wednesday 28 November, 9am-11am, Aula 1.)

L: Stephan Zilkens, How much art history does art insurance need?

Lecture Series ‘Art Market here and now’

Thursday, 23.11.2017

Stephan Zilkens, Zilkens Fine Art Insurance Broker

Wie viel Kunstgeschichte braucht man in der Kunstversicherung?

(further information about the talk in German below)

Universität zu Köln
Kunsthistorisches Institut, Hörsaal E
Hörsaalgebäude
Albertus-Magnus-Platz
50923 Cologne

See the full program here
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CONF: A complex thread: Provenance – Der komplexe Faden der Herkunft: Provenienz (Berlin, 13-15 Dec 17)

Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin
Wallotstraße 19
14193 Berlin
13. – 15. December 2017

A conference of the Tagung des Forschungsverbunds Marbach Weimar Wolfenbüttel –
Tagung des Forschungsverbunds Marbach Weimar Wolfenbüttel

Provenance as observable history marks transfer processes that cause and interrupt circulation in the same or similar ways to heritage, robbery, purchase or gift. Transmission processes as the core history of the collection(s) are the focus of this conference, which seeks to bridge the gap between library science provenance research and the meaning of “origin” and “circulation” in the context of the humanities. The aim is to highlight the importance of the category provenance for literary and historical research in and with collections, especially in the context of writers’ libraries and archives. The conference will examine the notion of provenance between origin and circulation, and examine both the construction of continuities and the fact of dispersion and caesura.

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