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”→
Abteilung für Ethnologie, Universität Tübingen; Ludwig-Uhland-Institut
für Empirische Kulturwissenschaft, Universität Tübingen; Linden-Museum
Stuttgart, Staatliches Museum für Völkerkunde Registration deadline 06.04.2017
How does one engage with colonial objects in museums? Which insights do these objects provide and how can they be exhibited? What do these objects tell us about our present society? More…. (in German)
Call for Papers: International on-line scientific peer reviewed journal MDCCC 1800 [Italian text below]
Deadline for abstracts: 12 October 2016.
Deadline for submission of papers: 30 December 2016.
Arts on display: the 19th century international expositions.
The international online peer reviewed journal MDCCC1800 wishes to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Exposition universelle held in Paris in 1867 with an issue dedicated to the phenomenon of the international exhibitions set up during the 19th century. We welcome original, unpublished articles offering in-depth analysis of the developments, significance and legacy of this phenomenon starting from the Universal Exhibition of London (1851).
Contributors are free to propose any topic related to the general theme, such as the study of single national participations, the impact of the events on public opinion, the display architectures, the diffusion of decorative arts and photography etc.
A list of suggested topics, by no means exhaustive, includes:
The national participation to the events (committees, single artists, works of art)
The art market: private collectors and museum acquisitions
The divulgation of the arts: publicity, magazines, exhibitions catalogues
The social and pedagogical role of international exhibitions
Architecture, outfitting, national pavilions
The use of decorative arts and photography at the events
Colonialism and the influence and reception of non-European cultures
Literature and the arts: the narration of the exhibitions
Correspondence (relationships among artists, architects, art critics etc)
The role played by the Antiquities at the exhibitions (as models for inspiring artists; means for showing prestige; physical emblems for the building of identity; political propaganda etc)