Deadline abstract (2,000 characters): 15 June 2017
Deadline article (30,000 characters): 31 October 2017
Since 2017 the Institute for Art History and Historical Urban Studies at Technische Universität Berlin has been publishing the Open Access Journal for Art Market Studies (JAMS). As part of the Institute’s well established Centre for Art Market Studies, the publication presents interdisciplinary research results on the past and present art market. The Journal conforms to Open Access standards including website submission through www.fokum-jams.org and peer reviews. Articles are published both as pdf and in HTML format, they are DOI registered and usually subject to a CC BY-NC copyright license.
For January 2018 we are planning an issue on the subject of “Translocations and the Art Market”, guest-edited by Professor Bénédicte Savoy. It will focus on the role of the art market in territorial displacements of cultural assets since antiquity. The context for this issue of the journal will be the wide research area outlined in the Leibniz Project Cluster “Translocations”, which will explore different forms, consequences, directions and backgrounds of such translocations. However, contributions to this issue of the journal should focus specifically on art market research.
The following research areas are outlined in the Project Cluster and may serve as impulses for contributions to the journal:
Art trade, art theft and trophy enterprise in Antiquity (for example through analysis of antique forms of the market, transports, and presentation of translocated cultural assets)
The art trade in Europe during the period of the Discovery of the World during the Middle Ages and early modern era (for example, examining trade transactions in art during the crusades, European conquests in South America, the wars of religion and the Thirty Years War)
The trade in cultural assets and its dispersion in diasporas in recent and early modern times (for example analysing the role of the art market in translocating cultural goods from Italy, Greece, Egypt, sub-Saharan Africa, Asia-Pacific, and the Americas)
Expropriation and translocation of cultural assets in the context of the great wars of the twentieth century (for example with respect to art theft by the National Socialists, museum sales in Russia as a consequence of the Revolution, Soviet “trophy seizures”, and later the trade in dispossessed art in the GDR)
The research cluster “Translocations” at the Institute for Art History and Historical Urban Studies at the Technische Universität Berlin is seeking to hire two postdoctoral researchers for its team. The project is funded through the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz-Prize of the DFG, awarded to Prof. Dr. Bénédicte Savoy in 2016. The research cluster will study large-scale displacements of cultural assets from antiquity to the 20th century such as: art theft and spoliation organized by the state in times of war and occupation, seizure of cultural goods during colonialism, displacements as a result of a partition of excavation discoveries or research expeditions, material diaspora of entire civilizations expedited by the art trade, and confiscations justified through ideology, nationalization, or en masse disposal of private property. The key objective of “Translocations” is to compile a comprehensive selection of historical findings in order to deliver orientation and direction for dealing with the challenges posed by this topic now and in the future. For further information on the research cluster see www.kuk.tu-berlin.de/menue/translocations/parameter/en. Continue reading “JOB: 2 positions – Research Assistant (Postdoc), ‘Translocations’, TU Berlin”→
New York University, New York, U.S.A, November 1 – 03, 2016
Registration deadline: Nov 3, 2016
The 2016 Art and Cultural Heritage Crime Symposium hosted by NYU SPS, will be held at the NYU Woolworth Building in New York from November 1 – 3, 2016. Co-founded by Jane C.H. Jacob, Art Vérité LLC; Alice Farren-Bradley, Museum Security Network; and Christopher A. Marinello, Art Recovery Group LTD and launched in 2013 at NYU’s London Campus, this year’s program includes a stellar roster of topics and speakers from the US and Europe.
CLE units and financial aid are available for those who qualify. Attorneys attending the symposium can earn 16 CLEs in Professional Practice: 6.5 CLEs (November 1), 6.5 CLEs (November 2), and 3.0 CLEs (November 3). CLEs are transitional.
The full symposium discount rate is only available to NYU students, alumni, faculty, and adjunct faculty, as well as to NYSBA members.