JOB: Associate Professor, American Art @ Spelman College

The Department of Art & Visual Culture at Spelman College invites applications for a full-time associate professor position in American art history/curatorial studies with specialization in African American art. We especially welcome applicants whose research addresses contemporary practice, race, gender and technology.

We seek scholars who are able to teach survey and advanced level courses while pursuing an active research/curatorial projects agenda. An ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and student advising, as well as scholarship and service on committees within and beyond the department.

 

The successful candidate will join the College’s efforts in fashioning a curatorial studies concentration and positioning curatorial studies as a specialized focus of art history. The Department of Art & Visual Culture in collaboration with the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art currently prepares the next generation of African American art historians with a specialized knowledge of curatorial studies.

The application deadline is midnight (EST) on February 28, 2018. Applicant must hold a PhD and have a strong publication profile. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate interdisciplinary and creative approaches to teaching.

To apply, candidates must submit a cover letter of interest, curriculum vitae, two writing
samples, a sample syllabus, and contact information for three references to: Recruiter, Office of Human Resources, Spelman College.

Link: https://spelman.peopleadmin.com/postings/1418

ARTS@Spelman, which includes the departments of Art & Visual Culture, Theater and Performance, Dance Performance & Choreography, Music, the Digital Moving Image Salon, the Museum of Fine Art and the Innovation Lab, are currently in the process of re-conceptualizing the academic curriculum to best meet the needs of a 21st century liberal arts institution. Likewise, the College is planning a new arts and innovation center, which will be an interdisciplinary environment that supports and advances experimentation, collaboration, active play, research, and the imaginative use of digital technologies.

Founded in 1881, Spelman College is a private four-year liberal arts college located in Atlanta, GA. Spelman College is a global leader in the education of women of African descent.

Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Spelman College is a member of the Atlanta University Center Consortium and the Atlanta

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CONF: Black Portraiture Revisited II – Feb. 19-20, 2016 @NYU

See Black Portraiture Conference @NYU Feb. 2016

CFP: Feminist Art History Conference @ American University, November 2013

Announcing the Fourth Annual FEMINIST ART HISTORY CONFERENCE at American University in Washington DC
Friday-Sunday, November 8-10, 2013

Keynote speaker:
Professor Patricia Simons, University of Michigan
Sessions and keynote will be held on the campus of American University

CALL FOR PAPERS
This fourth annual conference continues to build on the legacy of feminist art-historical scholarship and pedagogy initiated by Norma Broude and Mary D. Garrard at American University. To further the inclusive spirit of their groundbreaking anthologies, we invite papers on subjects spanning the chronological spectrum, from the ancient world through the present, to foster a broad dialogue on feminist art-historical practice. Papers may address such topics as: artists, movements, and works of art and architecture; cultural institutions and critical discourses; practices of collecting, patronage, and display; the gendering of objects, spaces, and media; the reception of images; and issues of power, agency, gender, and sexuality within visual cultures. Submissions on under-represented art-historical fields, geographic areas, national traditions, and issues of race and ethnicity are encouraged.
To be considered for participation, please provide a single document in Microsoft Word (title the document [last name]-proposal.doc or .docx) comprising a one-page, single-spaced proposal of no more than 500 words for a 20-minute presentation, followed by a curriculum vita of up to two pages.

Submit materials by May 15, 2013 to: fahc4papers@gmail.com
Accepted proposals will be notified by July 1, 2013.

Please direct inquiries to: fahc4papers@gmail.com.

Sponsored by the Art History Program, Department of Art, College of Arts and Sciences at American University

Organizing committee: Kathe Albrecht, Juliet Bellow, Norma Broude, Kim Butler, Mary D. Garrard, Namiko Kunimoto, Helen Langa, and Andrea Pearson

CFP: “Gendering Native Modernisms” Panel @ Native American Art Studies Association Conference

I am seeking submissions for my panel on Gendering Native Modernisms at the biannual conference of the Native American Art Studies Association.  The conference will be held in October in Denver.  For more information on the conference go to:  http://nativearts.org/ The deadline for submission is just around the corner.  If you are interested but might need a little time, please do email me.

Gendering Native Modernisms
Chair: Cynthia Fowler, Emmanuel College

Recent scholarship on Native Modernisms has revealed the far more complex ways in which Native artists have actively defined and shaped Modernist art movements than has been previously recognized when relying solely on the lens of primitivism. In this scholarship, the agency of Native artists in defining modernism on their own terms has been recognized and relationships between Native and non-Native artists and collectors are now being more comprehensively understood through the lens of transcultural exchange. But the role that gender plays in these new narratives about modernism needs further exploration. To what extent are Native women artists included in these new narratives? To what extent do the gender biases of art museums influence the construction of these new narratives as art historians rely on existing collections in constructing them? How did gender constructions in Native communities affect the creation and distribution of Native modern art and how do they continue to influence these new narratives today? Overall, the panel will attempt to consider the impact of historical and contemporary gender constructions on emerging narratives about Native Modernisms.

Submit 100-word abstract for session Gendering Native Modernisms, by May 15, 2013 directly to: fowlecy@emmanuel.edu