CFP: Provenance of Things (Göttingen, 27-31 March 2019)

Provenance of Things. On the Reception of Object Biographies

Section 5 of the XXXV Congress of German Art Historians
at the Georg-August-Universität
in Göttingen (27 – 31 March 2019)
Closing date for submissions: 25 May 2018

This session focuses on the relationship between the individual history of an object and how it is perceived. Papers should clearly show the indivisible interdependence of the object and its history of ownership. We would like to focus on three related questions: What effect does the provenance of an object have on its material as well as non-material value? How do the history of ownership, exhibition and discourse of an object influence its reception on the art market, by private and public collectors as well as its coverage in the media? And how is this modified perception of objects reflected by their exhibition in museums? Continue reading “CFP: Provenance of Things (Göttingen, 27-31 March 2019)”

JOB: Assistant Professor of Art and Material Culture of the Islamic World, Riverside

Assistant Professor of Art and Material Culture of the Islamic World
University of California, Riverside, July 01, 2018
Application deadline: Dec 1, 2017

University of California Riverside
Starting Date: July 1, 2018
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience

Application Procedure: The Department of the History of Art at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Art and Material Culture of the Islamic World. The department is searching for an energetic candidate whose teaching and research interests focus on Islamic Art, Architecture, and Material Cultures in the wider Mediterranean World, the Middle East, and Central and South East Asia, from the medieval period to the 20th century. The candidate will be versed in the most advanced theoretical and methodological concerns of the field, have competency in the languages the specialization requires, and will develop and offer courses that serve the Department of Art History. C Continue reading “JOB: Assistant Professor of Art and Material Culture of the Islamic World, Riverside”

STIP: up to 13 PhD Grants at “International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture” (Univ. Giessen)

The International Graduate Center for the Study of Culture (GCSC) of Justus Liebig University of Giessen, funded by the excellence cluster of the Federal Government and the individual German states, offers a PhD program of Cultural Studies for the period of three years. This includes further training for those interested in postgraduate degrees. The grant is for both academic as well as non-university careers.

The GCSC has the following research focus*:

  • Research Area 1: Cultural Memory Studies
  • Research Area 2: Cultural Narratologies
  • Research Area 3: Cultural Transformation and Performativity Studies
  • Research Area 4: Visual and Material Culture Studies
  • Research Area 5: Media and Multiliteracy Studies
  • Research Area 6: Cultural Identities
  • Research Area 7: Global Studies and Politics of Space
  • Research Area 8: Cultures of Knowledge, Research and Education

GCSC currently has 5 additional areas of “emerging topics”, to advance, broaden and link the cultural sciences with other disciplines and engage with a wider public outside the academic world. These areas of intersection are:

  • migration
  • economy
  • ecology
  • life sciences
  • religion
  • law

Possible languages of your project are German and English.

Please send your application to GCSC by Feb 1, 2017, following these guidelines GCSC Application

Contact: Ann Van de Veire

Alter Steinbacher Weg 38
35394 Gießen
+49 6419930041
+49 6419930049

* s. dazu University of Giessen and University of Giessen Research

Reference: Bis zu 13 Promotionsstipendien “International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture” (Univ. Giessen), 01.10.2017 – 30.09.2020 Gießen, in: H-Soz-Kult (accessed 24.11.2016)