Call For Papers
CFP: Collage, Montage, Assemblage: Collected and Composite Forms, 1700-Present
(University of Edinburgh, 18-19 April 2018)
Deadline for abstracts: 1 December 2017
This two-day multidisciplinary conference will explore the medium of collage across an unprecedentedly broad chronological range, considering its production and consumption over a period of more than three hundred years. While research on paper collage plays a key role in histories of modern art, particularly of the 1920s and 1930s, its longer history and diverse range of manifestations are often overlooked within art historical scholarship. Though important work is being done on collage at both the level of the individual work and the medium more broadly, this has often overlooked collage’s multitudinous forms and assorted temporal variants. This conference accordingly aims to tackle this oversight by thinking about collage across history, medium, and discipline. Employing an inclusive definition of the term, the conference invites papers discussing a variety of material, literary, and musical forms of collage, including traditional papier collé alongside practices such as writing, making music and commonplacing, and the production of composite objects such as grangerized texts, decoupage, quilts, shellwork, scrapbooks, assemblage, and photomontage.
In so doing, the conference will situate histories of modernist collage in relation to a much broader range of cultural practices, allowing for productive parallels to be drawn between the cultural productions of periods that are often subject to rigid chronological divisions. Reciprocally, the conference will encourage a consideration of collage made in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries against key concepts and methodologies from the study of modernism and postmodernism, such as the objet trouvé or assemblage. From papier collé to the digital age, the conference will highlight collage’s rich history and crucial role in cultural production over the last three hundred years.
We invite contributions from scholars working in the fields of art history, history, music, material culture studies, and literature. We also welcome and encourage papers from practitioners working in any medium whose practice is influenced by collage, assemblage, and/or montage. Potential topics could include, but are not limited to:
• Collage as medium
• Collage, assemblage, montage: terminologies and categories
• Defining/redefining collage
• Making/viewing collage
• Collage and identity
• Collage and intention: chance, agency, intentionality
• Collage and the modern/pre-modern/postmodern
• Collage in art historical writing/literary criticism
• Object biographies
• Collage as political tool
• Collage in space
• Collage in the digital age
• Collage and collaboration
• Processes: collecting, collating, compiling, combining
• Collage in/as music
• Writing/reading collage
• Collage and geography
Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words, and biographies of no more than 100 words, to Cole Collins and Freya Gowrley at firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 December 2017.
The conference is supported by Edinburgh College of Art’s Dada and Surrealist Research Group with the University of Edinburgh’s Institute for Advance Studies in the Humanities.
For further information, please contact the above email address; check out our website at https://collagemontageassemblage.wordpress.com; or follow us on Twitter for updates @Collage_Conf.
CAA-Getty International Program
The Research Forum for German Visual Culture (RFGVC) is a network organisation that exists under the auspices of the Visual Arts Research Institute, Edinburgh (VARIE) based at the University of Edinburgh, and involving VARIE consortium partners – Edinburgh College of Art, the National Galleries of Scotland, National Museums Scotland, National Library of Scotland, University of Glasgow, and the University of St Andrews, as well as other partner institutions in the UK and abroad.
The RFGVC is inter- and multi- disciplinary, inter-school, inter-institutional, and international in orientation. The scope of research interest encompasses Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, and while the central focus is likely to be on modern and contemporary visual culture, the forum does not exclude coverage of earlier periods.
In the first instance, the forum is designed to cohere and draw upon the considerable expertise and research networks of Germanists based in Scottish academic and art institutions, and to create various opportunities for knowledge transfer. Beyond this goal, it is intended as a key research exchange point encouraging Anglo-American-German relations within a matrix of international research institutions, centres, associations, and societies.
The RFGVC will encourage contact between British, American, and German art historians and curators, fostering and contributing to the development of national and international collaborative, cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural research by means of seminars, conferences, colloquia, and lectures. In due course, the RFGVC will also develop an active programme of film screenings and other events.
For information about the forum, and for details about forum events, visit the RFGVC website at http://rfgvc.tumblr.com/
The position allows for independent research, but the successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the center’s research agenda; be involved in ongoing research initiatives; assist in project management, fund raising, and third-party funding applications. In addition, s/he will teach one course per semester, either a seminar related to topics of his/her expertise and/or an introductory course.
The research center is particularly interested in applicants whose scholarship focuses on contemporary issues, intercultural concepts, and global perspectives in fields such as art history, literature, cultural history, religious studies, media studies, anthropology, and philosophy. For further information regarding the research center, visit our website: http://www.jacobs-university.de/hmg
Successful applicants will hold a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in a humanities discipline. S/he will be responsible, self-motivated, and enjoy working in an international academic environment. In addition to excellent writing and presentation skills, organization and management skills are essential. Proven experience with project management and/or the acquisition of third party funds will be considered a definite plus. Fluency in English is a must, knowledge of other languages in as much as it is required by the candidate´s research interests. Candidates who do not speak German are encouraged to take part in the German courses offered by Jacobs University. Experience with ehumanities is especially welcome.
Jacobs University is a private, international, English-language University in Northern Germany. It is an equal opportunity employer and is certified “Family Friendly” by the Hertie Foundation. For further information see www.jacobs-university.de
Please sent your application as one PDF document to email@example.com and include the following items:
- Letter of application
- Curriculum Vitae with list of publications
- Names and contact information of three references
- A short description of three courses the candidate could teach, with indication of whether the course would be taught at an introductory or advanced level)
In addition to the PDF application, we ask you to provide us with electronic copies of two published articles or book chapters.
All correspondence should be addressed to:
Prof. Dr. Isabel Wünsche
Research Center “Humanities, Modernity, Globalization”
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Jacobs University gGmbH
Campus Ring 1, Research IV
Camden House is pleased to launch a new series in German history entitled GERMAN HISTORY IN CONTEXT. We especially encourage submissions of monographs and edited collections on any aspect of post-1945 cultural, political, and social history. Investigations of the Third Reich, the Weimar Republic, and Imperial Germany are also welcomed. Of particular interest to the series editors are studies that explore their given historical topic in a wider perspective: for instance, by comparing cultural developments in East and West Germany; by seeking to understand developments in Germany in a transnational or global context; or by analyzing the degree to which events in postwar Germany were shaped by the legacy of earlier eras. All manuscripts will be peer reviewed and, if accepted for publication, copyedited and produced in line with the highest standards in academic publishing.
Series editor is BILL NIVEN, Professor of History at the Nottingham Trent University, UK.
Members of the editorial advisory board are Professor Stefan Berger of the University of Bochum, Professor Atina Grossmann of The Cooper Union, New York, and Professor Andrew Port of Wayne State University.
Proposal forms in both Word and pdf formats are found at: http://www.camden-house.com/authors_proposalform_camden.asp
Our preference is for the Word form, sent as an email attachment to Camden House Editorial Director Jim Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, “promote[s] academic cooperation between excellent scientists and scholars from abroad and from Germany.”
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the largest funding organisation in the world supporting the international exchange of students and scholars. Since it was founded in 1925, more than 1.5 million scholars in Germany and abroad have received DAAD funding. It is a registered association and its members are German institutions of higher education and student bodies.
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