The CAA-Getty International Program, generously supported by the Getty Foundation, provides funding to between fifteen and twenty art historians, museum curators, and artists who teach art history to attend CAA’s Annual Conferences. The goal of the project is to increase international participation in CAA, to diversify the association’s membership, and to foster collaborations between North American art historians, artists, and curators and their international colleagues.

Since it began in 2012, the program has brought ninety scholars to the conferences, from forty-one countries located in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, Asia, Southeast Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, and South America. Each year, a preconference colloquium on international topics in art history inaugurates the week, kicking off four days of conference sessions, meetings with new colleagues, and visits to museums and galleries. Subsequent to these events, the program has generated many scholarly collaborations, including publications, conferences, and exhibitions. Continue reading “CAA-GETTY INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM”

Apply now: Digital Humanities, Forschungsverbund MWW

Marbach / Weimar / Wolfenbüttel
Application deadline: Jul 15, 2017

The three institutions of the research group Forschungsverbund MWW seek applications for research fellowships in the field of digital humanities, preferably for six months (min. 3 months, max. 12 months). The program is interdisciplinary and is aimed at young academics (with a master’s, diploma or similar degree) from Germany and abroad. The proposed project must be related one of the projects or collections of at least one of the three institutions and apply methods of “digital humanities” (for example, markup procedures for editions, stylometry, topic modeling, visualization etc.). ). It is recommended to contact the collection managers for further information on the archives and stocks to be processed in the run-up to the application.

[Further information in German]

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CFP: Young Scholars Forum for Collection and Object Research (Göttingen 28-30 Sept, 17)

‘Telescope, Microscope, perception and insight’: Instruments of Visualization in Scientific Practice – an interdisciplinary workshop for young scientists and scholars
Venue: Historische Sternwarte Göttingen
A workshop of the Zentrale Kustodie der Universität Göttingen
28.-30. September 2017
Application deadline 1 July, 2017
Working with scientific instruments appears to be uncomplicated at first glance. Microscopes reveal what one can not grasp with the naked eye. Remote objects appear very close with appropriate instruments. X-rays or MRI scanners bring transparency to solid objects and reveal internal structures and connections.
The use of different scientific equipment and models is, however, by no means trivial nor self-evident. In addition to a specific language, which must first be learned and deciphered, technical images and models are embedded in disciplinary image conventions, image traditions and (local) standards. Apparatus, instruments, and the visualizations they produce are thus far more than mere neutral, which transform the natural world into a neutral visual language.
The ‘Junges Forum für Sammlungs- und Objektforschung’ invites applications for 20mins presentations.
Workshop language: German
Source: Junges Forum für Sammlungs- und Objektforschung, 28.09.2017 – 30.09.2017 Göttingen, in: H-Soz-Kult, 15.05.2017.

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


Fondazione 1563 per l’Arte e la Cultura of the Compagnia di San Paolo launches a competition for 5 Fellowships on the Age and the Culture of Baroque.

Application deadline: 16 July 2017, h 24.00 (midnight).

The Fellowships Program aims to assign individual fellowships to promote original studies on the Age of Baroque, also in an international comparative perspective.
Research proposals for the 2017 call will need to pertain to the following theme:

The Portrait

Mandatory formulas, fortunate source of various models, vehicle of the affirmation of new directions in the narration of identity and in the culture of representation for figures, places, and contexts. The theme of the
Portrait (as a genre, a product, an allegory, a testimony, and a memory) may be applied to various disciplines connected to historical, political, philosophical, musical, literary, historical-artistic, and historical-architectural culture, also with regard to art collecting, museology, art literature and treatises. The research proposal, unpublished
and original, will need to focus on the period 1680 to 1750, it may follow a diachronic or synchronic approach depending on the scientific requirements of the project.

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Accepting applications for Fall 2017: Executive Master in Art Market Studies, UZH

Executive Master in Art Market Studies
University of Zurich


The application process for the next program, which will take place from September 2017 to June 2019, is now open.

The program is primarily designed for university graduates (PDF, 1499 KB) or equivalent who are active in the art market or who intending to be. Professional experience will be considered. There is no art history prerequisite.

Courses are held on Fridays and Saturdays in Zurich and are taught entirely in English.

To apply, please fill out the application form (PDF, 155 KB) and return it to the address mentioned in the form.

All suitably qualified applicants will be interviewed by the Course of Study Committee. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please do not hesitate to contact UZH.

UZH Program Video

Reference: University of Zurich [last access April 3, 2017]

MA Course in the Art Market and the History of Collecting

Buckingham University and the National Gallery London

Flemish, ‘Cognoscenti in a Room hung with Pictures’, about 1620, with permisson of The National Gallery London.


The National Gallery and the University of Buckingham, in association with Waddesdon Manor (The Rothschild Collection), are currently seeking new recruits for their MA course on the History of Collecting and the Art Market for the next academic year (starting September 2017). Providing a pathway to a career in the art world or a step towards further postgraduate research, the course is aimed at those interested in investigating cultures of collecting from the Renaissance to the present day, as well as the European and American art markets.


The course is taught by staff from the University of Buckingham, the National Gallery, and Waddesdon Manor. A unique feature of it is the access offered to two of the greatest surviving art dealers’ archives: Agnew’s, acquired by the National Gallery in 2014, and Colnaghi’s, housed in the Windmill Hill Archive, Waddesdon, since February 2014. Under expert guidance, students will be given practical training on how to use, unlock and analyse the rich holdings in these archives.


  • Privileged access to the collections and archives of the National Gallery and Waddesdon Manor
  • Study trips to Paris and Florence
  • Competitive fees
  • Full and part-time study options available





Business beyond Businesses: Agency, Political Economy & Investors, c.1850-1970

 3-day-event aimed at PhD students in business or economic history or affiliated fields

Dr. Daniel Menning (Universität Tübingen; ZUK 63); Dr. Christopher Miller (University of Glasgow)
20.09.2017 – 22.09.2017
Application dead line:  30.04.2017

The University of Tübingen (Germany) as part of its Institutional Strategy (ZUK 63) has made available funding for an intensive three-day event aimed at PhD students in business or economic history or affiliated fields working on any topic which overlaps with the theme of the school (for more details, see ‘further notes for applicants’, below). Students will be hosted in the historic town of Tübingen, and will present, debate and discuss their work-in-progress with leading international scholars within a world-class university.

The school aims to provide doctoral students with an overview of relevant research and of innovative tools and methodologies in the field of enquiry. It is organised jointly by the Seminar für Neuere Geschichte (Tübingen) and the Centre for Business History in Scotland (University of Glasgow).

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