CFP: Urban Walking – The Flâneur as an Icon of Metropolitan Culture (Jena, March 2018)

CFP: Urban Walking – The Flâneur as an Icon of Metropolitan Culture in Literature and Other Media – Jena 03/18

Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik
Deadline: 15.10.2017

Since Walter Benjamin’s ground-breaking investigation into the Parisian flâneur of the nineteenth century, the practises of the peripatetic observer of city life have informed literary, cultural, and sociological studies of urban life. As a seismograph of the metropolis, walking through the city, observing and describing the urban environment, the flâneur reflects the dynamics and effects of modern city life, such as the encounter with anonymous crowds and modern mass culture or the significance of evanescent impressions and perceptions in a fashion that has eschewed a theoretical consensus so far. Continue reading “CFP: Urban Walking – The Flâneur as an Icon of Metropolitan Culture (Jena, March 2018)”

Apply now: 5 Fellowships on the Age and the Culture of Baroque, Turin

5 Fellowships on the Age and the Culture of Baroque
The Center for the History of Collecting, The Frick Collection

Application deadline: 05 September 2017

The Center’s Scholars’ Program encompasses both short and long-term fellowships. Through its fellowships, the Center provides support for both pre-doctoral and post-doctoral research. Fellowship proposals may address wide-ranging aspects of the history of collecting in the United States from Colonial times to the present as well as in Europe. Proposals may focus on individual collectors, dealers, developments, or trends in the art market. Interdisciplinary research is especially encouraged. Four short-term fellowships, currently supported by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, are awarded every year, each for a period of eight to ten weeks. Two semester-long Leon Levy Fellowships are awarded to scholars engaged on a major project.

Application forms for Winter/Spring 2018 fellowships must be e-mailed or postmarked no later than September 5, 2017.

2018_Winter Spring Fellowship Application Form.pdf (4 pp.)

Book Out Now: Lynn Catterson ed., Dealing Art on Both Sides of the Atlantic, Brill

A Discount Code for this second book in the HCAM series is available to all TIAMSA members.
Please log in and find the Discount Code for Brill post in the Members’ Only Section.

Flyer Dealing Art (.pdf)


New Digital Tools on the Web: Innovating history

The Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH) is the University of Luxembourg’s third interdisciplinary research centre, focusing on high-quality research, analysis and public dissemination in the field of contemporary Luxembourgish and European history. It promotes an interdisciplinary approach with a particular focus on new digital methods and tools for historical research and teachingThe blog provides information on various topics.

Digital history between critical thinking and charismatic ideology

Digital history provides new opportunities, but the use of digital tools should not blind historians to the existing challenges. An uncritical belief in the power of digital tools would be wrong, as much as an outright dismissive stance.



APPLY FOR: Getty Library Research Grants

Applications for the 2018 Getty Library Research Grants

are now available online

The deadline to apply is October 16, 2017.

Getty Library Research Grants provide partial, short-term support to researchers of all nationalities whose projects demonstrate a compelling need to use Getty Research Institute materials, and whose place of residence is more than 80 miles from the Getty Center in Los Angeles.

Please contact GRI Library Reference with any questions:

Kathleen Salomon
Associate Director
Chief Librarian
The Getty Research Institute
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1688
t. 310-440-7482