Summer Academy in Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg, July 16 – August 25, 2018
Application deadline: Apr 3, 2018

Summer Academy Curating and Writing About Art

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Curatorial theory and practice will be taught this summer by renowned curators: Diana Campbell Betancourt and Ruth Noack. Art critic Martin Herbert will instruct participants on writing about art. And Sabrina Steinek and Sabine B. Vogel will teach a blogging course.

The Summer Academy awards many grants for participation in one of the 18 courses. The deadline for application is 3 April 2018. Applications to:

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Study Day: Provenienz- und Sammlungsforschung (Munich, 25 Apr 18)

Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte

Seit 2010 veranstaltet das Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte (ZI) regelmäßig Kolloquien zur Provenienz- und Sammlungsforschung. Das diesjährige zehnte Kolloquium legt den Schwerpunkt auf München und gibt Einblicke in eine Vielzahl von Projekten zur Provenienzforschung in Münchner Museen und Sammlungen und diskutiert aktuelle Arbeitsperspektiven.


12:30 Uhr
Begrüßung, Auftakt, Einführung
Wolfgang Augustyn, stellvertretender Direktor des ZI: Begrüßung
Gilbert Lupfer, ehrenamtlicher Vorstand des Deutschen Zentrums Kulturgutverluste, Magdeburg: Provenienzforschung: Positionen, Probleme, Perspektiven
Christian Fuhrmeister, ZI: Zum Konzept des Kolloquiums

13:00 Uhr
Projekte I

Johannes Gramlich, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen: „Überweisungen aus Staatsbesitz“– Stand des Projekts, Ergebnisse und Erkenntnisse Continue reading “Study Day: Provenienz- und Sammlungsforschung (Munich, 25 Apr 18)”

Application Open – CSAAM Leeds, United Kingdom

AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership PhD Studentship

Centre for the Study of the Art and Antiques Market
We are very pleased to announce a new fully funded AHRC CDP PhD studentship Applications are NOW OPEN

A Great Commerce in Curious Paintings: the role and practices of art dealers and agents in the reception and re-evaluation

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Conference: Porcelain circling the Globe

Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

Porzellansammlung, June 13 – 14, 2018
Registration deadline: May 20, 2018

Registration is now open for “Porcelain Circling the Globe. International Trading Structures and the East Asia Collection of Augustus the Strong (1670–1733)”, hosted by the Porzellansammlung Dresden on 13-14 June 2018. Speakers include scholars from China, Japan, the Netherlands, France, and Germany.

Over two days, the conference will discuss the porcelain trade conducted by individual dealers working outside of the dominant trading companies in the 17th and 18th centuries. It will focus on private networks in and beyond Asia, and the emergence of collecting East Asian art in Europe. The conference will discuss the extent and importance of these private networks, and will debate the phenomenon of trading and collecting East Asian objects from both the traders’ as well as the collectors’ perspectives, with the purpose of investigating interactions between agents from different cultures and backgrounds.

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Conference: International TransCultAA in Ljubljana

Dispossessions of Cultural Objects between 1914 and 1989/1991
Including Podium on  Dispossessions and The Art Market
The Alpe Adria Region in Comparative Perspectives
March 19-21, 2018

France Stele Institute of Art History ZRC SAZU, Prešeren Hall SAZU, Novi trg 4, Ljubljana
All inquiries, including initial subscriptions as well as change of address or questions to the moderator should be addressed to:

Call for Session Proposals: Italian Art Society

Call for IAS-Sponsored Session Proposals

54th International Congress on Medieval Studies 2019 – Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, USA  9-12 May 2019

Submit by 15 April 2018

The IAS is seeking session proposals for ICMS 2019 that cover Italian art from the fourth through the fifteenth centuries. Members interested in putting together a panel or linked panels should send a brief abstract (250 words max), session title, a short list of potential or desired speakers (they need not be confirmed), the name of the chair(s) with email addresses and affiliation, and a one-page CV. Continue reading “Call for Session Proposals: Italian Art Society”

PhD Grants – Stipend

Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Halle an der Saale, Germany
Final Date of Application: 31.03.2018

The Graduate School “Techniques of Future-Making” at the Research
Cluster “Society and Culture in Motion” (SCM), Halle (Germany) announces
the following openings:

10 grants for Ph.D. students (EUR 1500/month) for 24 months with the
possibility of a 12 months extension

Applications must be received (not postmarked) by March 31st, 2018

Beginning: October 1st, 2018

Ph.D. Grant Descriptions:

The guiding subject matter of SCM is the study of the motion and
transformation of ideas, artefacts, and models in space, time and
between social fields. New technological, political, judicial, as well
as economic frameworks have increasingly trans-local and quite often
global meanings due to their translations into local contexts. SCM aims
to devise concepts that allow for the description of these translation
processes, paying particular attention to creative strategies of
adaption, transformation and redeployment of travelling epistemic or
normative elements. Thus, we aim to understand the reflexive and
stimulating potentials in experiences with unfamiliar cultural or social

Consequently, our primary concern goes beyond the migration of people as
an economic and political process in order to focus on the challenges
and chances that symbolic and normative elements in motion bring about.

From this perspective, we expect interdisciplinary research projects on
aspects of creative resistance, adaptation and camouflage that can be
identified as forms of translation of travelling ideas and models.

The focus could be on historical and social as well as transdisciplinary

Central research topic for the granted projects: Techniques of

Neither the preconditions nor the consequences of the global movement of
elements, which form ever new configurations through their adaptation to
more or less sharply defined contexts, are sufficiently known.
Furthermore, the global movement of elements sets a new framework for
the localisation and stabilisation of social orders – frameworks that
are also insufficiently understood. New technological, political,
judicial, and economic frameworks, indicators and innovations have
increasingly trans-local and quite often global meanings that have to be
appropriated locally. This process always produces something new, yet
the product of this process can seldom be anticipated with a sufficient
degree of certainty. Translation and mediation are therefore important
concepts for the analysis of these processes.

The new forms of movement generated by the last wave of globalisation
(reaching back to the 1980s) entail a number of pressing problems, which
can be characterized by the threatening and juxtaposed scenarios
“homogenisation” and “fragmentation”. The future world is imagined
either as gravitating toward an increasing homogenisation that will bit
by bit destroy the plentiful diversity (ranging from seeds to cultural
and social forms), or as leaning toward an increasing fragmentation that
will result in the incommensurability of human life forms. In this
context, we can exemplify the clusters’ research question by means of a
central problem brought on by the last globalisation wave.

We therefore invite research projects that explore potentially fruitful
ways to deal with these topics.

Who can apply?

Potential Ph.D. students must hold an MA degree (equivalent to the
German MA) in social sciences or humanities, or an equivalent degree
entitling the holder to take up Ph.D. studies in Germany. In order to
fully participate in and take advantage of the GS “Techniques of
Future-Making”‘s activities, ontinuous presence of the students in Halle
is required. Applications must include the following documents:

– Cover letter
– Copy of M.A. certificate (English or German)
– Transcript of Records (if available)
– CV
– Outline of a research proposal together with project timeline (3.000 –
5.000 words). This proposal should relate to the general topic of
“Techniques of Future-Making” (see above for a description of central
research topic). Furthermore, we ask that you include details of your
research progress (if any) up to the time of application.
– Letter of recommendation written by an academic supervisor from the
previous university.
– Proof of adequate knowledge of English (if a non-native speaker).

What we offer: 

The GS SCM offers in particular:
– Transdisciplinary seminars and workshops on various subjects.
– Presentations and talks by visiting scholars.
– Workshops related to key skills training.
– A framework for discussing dissertation projects.
– In addition to the grants, the SCM offers additional financial support
for grantees with children.
– The GS SCM can also contribute to field work expenses (if applicable).
If this kind of support is required, then it should be stated and
explained in the research proposal.

The GS SCM programme is not only directed at the SCM grantees; a number
of other Ph.D. students and junior researchers are continuously taking
part in the programme. While the working language of the SCM is English,
we nevertheless request that students acquire an operative knowledge of
German (for everyday communication as well as reading skills in
scholarly literature). German language instruction is available through
the university.

What is expected from participating Ph.D. students?

We expect a sustained effort in the Ph.D. work, together with a
willingness to actively take part in the SCM schooling programme. This
involves giving presentations and papers at the trans-disciplinary
seminars, workshops, as well as on other occasions a general interest in
methodological and epistemological enquiries.

Successful completion of the degree (Ph.D.) takes place according to the
guidelines and regulations of the corresponding faculty.

Please send complete applications as shown on the SCM website:

by e-mail to:

and/or by ordinary mail to:

Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Graduate School “Society and Culture in Motion”
Reichardtstr. 6
D-06114 Halle/Saale