Spring 2018 News

DEPARTMENT NEWS  New student orientation, summer registration

Thesis and dissertation upload May 4th, 3pm, deadline to submit forms for in absentia and to drop a class, May 4th, library survey open until May 11th

JOBS  /Fellowships  CREES due 5/31,Curatorial Fellowship for Diversity in the Arts- Chicago, Guggenheim, TEXAS STATE, Curatorial Fellowship for Pre-Columbian Studies at Denver Art Museum, TATE,ETC
CFP 2 new postings


The College of Fine Arts/Department of Art and Art History orientation is scheduled on Wednesday, August 22nd beginning at 9am

Fall 2018 Graduate Classes

Current students can register for fall June 13- July 25th

August 24- incoming and current student, final fall registration

The Harry Ransom Center is currently seeking volunteers to work with the public at the visitor desk, at special events, and as docents from August 2018 through July 2019. Descriptions of the positions are online at Volunteer HRC.

These public outreach volunteers ensure all visitors have a positive and enjoyable experience at the Ransom Center, and they also gain a behind-the-scenes perspective into a world-renowned humanities research library and museum.

We encourage applications from any individual (student, staff, graduate student, community member) with strong communication and customer service skills, who listens well and is comfortable interacting with the public. We would greatly appreciate your help in sharing these volunteer opportunities with anyone who may be interested. Applications are due Friday, June 15th.

To apply or learn more, visit http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/about/participate/volunteer/#

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lisa Pulsifer, Head of Education and Public Engagement, at 512-475-8086 or lisapulsifer@austin.utexas.edu.

Upload your thesis or dissertation to TDL and submit all final paperwork to the Graduate School by 3pm on May 4, 2018.

Summer 2018 Graduates – August 17, 2018, by 3:00 pm

 More information can be found at http://gradschool.utexas.edu/academics/graduation/deadlines-and-submission-instructions  

Students must upload the thesis or report BEFORE submitting the required printed pages detailed below. The Graduate School will not accept a paper copy of the thesis or report, although the student’s graduate department or program may require one. There will be a final format check when the required printed pages are submitted. Minor formatting issues that remain can be fixed by the student after the deadline. The upload and required printed pages are due by 3pm on the deadline:

  • Spring 2018 Graduates  – May 4, 2018, by 3:00 pm
  • Summer 2018 Graduates – August 17, 2018, by 3:00 pm

Required Printed Pages

Thesis/Report Option students are also required to submit a printed copy of the following pages to the Graduate School, Main 101, by 3 p.m. on the relevant deadline listed above. All paperwork must be submitted together in one packet:

Submit the forms whether you used human participants or conducted research in a restricted region or not. If you did use human participants, attach a copy of the IRB approval letter or waiver or exemption notification of the form. If you traveled to a restricted region, attach a copy of your IOC approval letter(s).

If you cannot deliver the required pages in person, they may be mailed to arrive by the deadline. We recommend that you use a guaranteed method of delivery. Send them to:

The University of Texas at Austin
Dean of the Graduate School
110 Inner Campus Drive, Stop G0400
Austin, TX 78712-1710

For more information visit the website for the Graduate School

The deadline for students to submit forms to dean’s offices to drop a class, withdraw from the University, or register in absentia is the last class day, Friday, May 4, 2018. Dean’s offices must submit completed forms to the Office of the Registrar by Thursday, May 10, 2018 by 5pm.

Please consult the General Information Catalog for specific policy language regarding:

An undergraduate student dropping a class for 1) an urgent, substantiated, nonacademic reason, and 2) an academic one-time exception:

A graduate student dropping a class:

Withdrawing from the University:

The Provost recently accepted the recommendations presented to her by the UT Libraries and the College of Fine Arts regarding the Fine Arts Library.
Over the past academic year, we heard from students and faculty at UT that the 5th Floor of the Fine Arts Library (FAL) is a valuable resource for browsing our print collections. It is also a space that needs updating, so we are excited and grateful that the Provost has provided funding to do so. We plan to add shelving capacity for books and journals, replace furniture and carpeting, apply fresh paint, add electrical outlets and improve the Wi-Fi. This work will be happening quickly in hopes that the renovations will be complete by the beginning of the 2018 Fall Semester. Please use the link below to take our brief survey to provide input about the renovations.

To open up space on the floor for additional browseable collections, we will be relocating some archival materials, special collections, and staff that currently reside in DFA 5.104. We plan to reach out to faculty we know use these collections for input.

You are welcome to email me at hamer@austin.utexas.eduwith questions, suggestions, or feedback.

Survey link: https://utexas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8IhEZYoloc9yUCh

The survey will remain open until 5pm Friday May 11, 2018.

Warm regards,

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2018 Studio Art MFA Colloquia: Part I

Part I of two gallery talks with artists in Affordable Dream House, introduced by graduate students in Art History.

Monday, Apr. 30, 2018 – 5:30PM ‑ 7:00PM

Visual Arts Center

2018 Studio Art MFA Colloquia: Part II

Part II of two gallery talks with artists in Affordable Dream House, introduced by graduate students in Art History.

Wednesday, May. 2, 2018 5:30PM ‑ 7:00PM

Visual Arts Center

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Visiting Critic Lecture by Mike Egan

Mike Egan, artist and founder of Ramiken, a contemporary art gallery in Los Angeles, will discuss the current use of advanced technology by contemporary artists in the field.

Thursday, May. 3, 208 – 2:30PM ‑ 3:30PM

EER building, room 0.904

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Teruko Nimura: Mimesis

The Courtyard Gallery presents work by MFA alumna Teruko Nimura, whose imagery taken from historical caricatures of Japanese figures addresses the complex politics of cultural identity and collective memory.

May. 3 ‑ Sep. 15, 2018

Opening Reception for Teruko Nimura’s Mimesis

Join us for refreshments and conversation at the opening reception of MFA alumna Teruko Nimura’s Mimesis at The Courtyard Gallery.

Thursday, May. 3, 2018 5:00PM ‑ 7:00PM

Courtyard Gallery

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Affordable Dream House: 2018 Studio Art MFA Thesis Exhibition

Apr. 20 – May. 11, 2018

**Graduation hours May 18-19
10am-2pfordable Dream House features ten artists from The University of Texas at Austin’s 2018 Studio Art MFA graduating class. Moving across disciplines, the exhibition includes work from each artist developed from two years of studio practice and research. The title of the exhibition, chosen to illustrate the tongue-in-cheek desire to carve out an individualized sense of self within a peer group, also reflects a feeling of community built not just from proximity to one’s neighbors, but through intersecting interests and collaborations.

Exhibiting artists

Hiba Ali
Evelyn Contreras
Siera Hyte
Marisa Laguardia
Marta Lee
Rosa Nussbaum
Emily O’Leary
Anika Steppe
riel Sturchio
Ingrid Tremblay

Studio MFA Colloquium Part I on April 30 // 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Studio MFA Colloquium Part II on May 2 // 5:30 – 7:00 pm

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If This Then That: 2018 Design MFA Exhibition

Apr. 20 – May. 11, 2018


**Graduation hours May 18-19

Participating Artists

Ajinkya Barve
Juliana Castro
Ekin Levent
Kira Street
Subodh Trivedi
Jean Yang
Eric Zimmerman

2018 Design MFA Colloquium

Apr. 23, 2018
5:30PM – 7:00PM

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Catalyst: 2018 Senior Design Exhibition

Apr. 20 – May. 11, 2018

LOCATION Visual Arts Center

The Cage Match Project & The Museum of Human Achievement are pleased to announce the opening ofAriel Jackson’s Cage Match Vll: Color Composition. The installation will be on view 4/27/18 through 6/3/18 and is open to the public 24/7.

In 1928 the Koch and Fowler City Plan proposed the creation of a “Negro District” in Austin, TX which segregated Black Americans to areas with the weakest zoning restrictions allowing a series of systematic development abuses. In 1935 the New Deal program further reinforced segregationist boundaries through restrictions on mortgages for Black and Latinx homeowners. Working in tandem with the government, the Home Owners Loan Corporation created a map of “Hazardous” and “Desirable” areas. In “Color Composition”, Jackson considers this history of redlining in Austin through a system of colored balloons that match the general layout of HOLC-designated areas from 1935. Throughout the duration of the installation, weather and natural effects will reveal the balloons’ true color to initiate dialogue between the past and the present.

For more information about the history of redlining in Austin visit: http://projects.statesman.com/news/racial-geography/

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Dear students, (coordinators/faculty– please forward!)

Please consider applying if you are at all interested in working on a US-Russia collaborative research project with this super prestigious program! We had TWO students from UT chosen for the 2017-18 program… APPLY NOW!! You’ll never get it if you don’t try…

From: Stanford U.S.-Russia Forum <usrussia1@stanford.edu>

The Stanford U.S.-Russia Forum (SURF) is now accepting applications for its 2018-19 program and would like to invite students, your peers, and colleagues from the University of Texas at Austin to apply.

SURF is a platform for Russian and American university students to address the most pressing issues our nations face today. In the fall, participants attend a week-long conference in Russia, conduct collaborative research in working groups over the academic year, and ultimately present their work at a capstone conference at Stanford University and Washington D.C. in the spring. The working group format fosters consensus-building and leverages a cooperation-based approach to produce innovative solutions. Some examples of research topics include nuclear affairs, entrepreneurship, space exploration, climate and environment, business and economics, healthcare, the arctic, energy geopolitics, security, and many more

SURF welcomes applications from graduate and undergraduate students in all academic disciplines and majors, regardless of prior exposure to Russia. Recent graduates and young professionals will also be considered. Our program will cover most expenses, including housing and local transportation. Participants are responsible for other expenses including flight and visa costs. There is no registration or participation fee for our program.


There are two deadlines: early decision ends May 31st at 23:59 PT and the application will fully close at June 28th at 23:59 PT. Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis.

Additional information can be found on our website and read our latest journal here.

Please forward this email to departments, listservs, students, and colleagues you think may be interested in our program. We would love to have students representing the University of Texas at Austin!

The Stanford U.S.-Russia Forum

Curatorial Fellowship for Diversity in the Arts- the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago


Application are now open for instructors in the Fall 2018 cohort of Reading World Literature. Interested parties should review the call for instructors, program website (https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/complit/reading-world-literature-program/index.php), or contact the co-directors at rwl@utexas.edu CALL FO

R INRS F18HRF 2018-19I am pleased to announce that the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is currently accepting applications for the Hilla Rebay International Fellowship 2018-2019. This unique multi-site ten-month fellowship provides an opportunity to train in the Curatorial, Education, and Registration Departments at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao; and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. The fellow will spend a minimum of three months at each site and receive funding of $30,000 (subject to taxes). Qualified candidates should have a minimum MA/MPhil in Art History or related academic fields; doctoral candidates or recent PhD graduates are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates must also have fluency in spoken and written English, Spanish, and Italian.

Our application deadline is Friday, May 18. I would be grateful if you would share the attached posting with your current students or alumni.

Curatorial Fellowship for Pre-Columbian Studies at Denver Art Museum


Graduate level fellowship – https://aam-us-jobs.careerwebsite.com/job/damli-curatorial-fellow/40061311/

Fellowship – https://aam-us-jobs.careerwebsite.com/job/nancy-prophet-fellowship-2-year-term-appointment/39961767/


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The Rachofsky Collection Graduate Symposium at The Warehouse

Dallas, Texas, November 9, 2018
Deadline: June 1, 2018


Please see the below and attached announcement of our new University of Chicago/Getty Dissertation Workshop in Chinese Art History. Could you please forward this to your students, faculty, and relevant listservs? This call will be sent both internally and externally to domestic and international universities, so if you have colleagues at other institutions who may know eligible and interested students, feel free to share this announcement with them. Applications to participate are due to arthistory@uchicago.edu on Sunday, May 13th. Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.Aut 2018 UChicagoGetty Dissertation Workshop in Chinese Art History CFP

Alyssa M. Padilla-Drexler
Department Administrator, Art History
Humanities Division
University of Chicago
(p) 773-702-5880

UC Riverside’s Art History Graduate Student Association seeks paprs for its 7th annual graduate conference. The Art of Being in Exile: Alienation & Liberation will be held in Riverside on Saturday, May 19, 2018.2018_UCR_Call For Papers_Exile

This is Journal of Modern Education Review (ISSN 2155-7993), a professional journal published worldwide by Academic Star Publishing Company, New York, NY, USA.
We have learned your paper ” From Columbus to Columbia: University Administrator’s Influence on Student- Athlete Activism ” at 2018 NASPA Annual Conference. We are very interested to publish your latest paper in the Journal of Modern Education Review. If you have the idea of making our journal a vehicle for your research interests, please send English version of your unpublished paper in MS word format to us through this email attachment or our online submission system. All your original and unpublished papers are welcome.

Hope to keep in touch by email and publish some papers or books from you and your friends in USA. As an American academic publishing group, we wish to become your friends if necessary. We also want to invite some people to be our reviewers or become our editorial board members. If you are interested in our journal, you can send your CV to us. You can find our sample paper in the attachment. Expect to get your reply soon.

Best regards,

Journal of Modern Education Review
Academic Star Publishing Company
jmer@academicstar.us, teaching@academicstar.us
228 East 45th Street,Ground Floor, #CN00000267 New York NY 10017 USA
TEL: 347-566-2153, 347-566-2247 Fax: 646-619-4168

Call for Paper
Journal of Modern Education Review (ISSN 2155-7993) is an international, professional, and peer reviewed journal, monthly published in English by Academic Star Publishing Company, USA. It is a scholarly journal of opinion and research in education. Its mission is to provide an interdisciplinary forum for discussion and debate about education’s most vital issues. It covers a wide range of topics of current concern in education. Each issue of it will contain a variety of articles, essays, and book reviews. We are interested in receiving well-written and timely papers from individuals for possible publication. The focus of the publication is original completed research that has application to academicians, researchers, policymakers, administrators, and teachers within the broad areas of education.

We would welcome manuscripts on (but not limited to):
*cultural and linguistic continuity and change;
*ethnicity, class, gender and diversity in education;
*systems and infrastructure development;
*cultures and discourses of educational organizations;
*educational policy responses;
*migrant and indigenous education;
*historical and current educational relationships between Asian and Pacific countries and systems;
*relationships with the educational ideas and systems of the “North” and “West”;
*the impacts of new communication media and technologies, new and hybrid cultural forms and practices, and globalised economies on education;
*science education;
*technology education;
*engineering education;
*education technology;
*other topics related to education.

Information for Authors
1. The manuscript should be original, and has not been published previously. Do not submit material that is currently being considered by another journal.
2. The manuscript should be in MS Word format, submitted as an email attachment to our email box.
3. Manuscripts may be 5000-12000 words or longer if approved by the editor,including an abstract, texts, tables, footnotes, appendixes, and references.
The title should be on page 1 and not exceed 15 words, and should be followed by an abstract of 100-200 words. 3-5 keywords or key phrases are required.
4. The title of the paper should be on the cover sheet as well as the top of the first page of text. Author names and affiliations should be on the cover sheet only.
5. Authors of the articles being accepted are required to sign the Transfer of Copyright Agreement form.
6. Authors will receive 2 hard copies of the journal within their papers.
7. It is not our policy to pay authors. As usual, if the paper is accepted by our journal, the author should pay some processing fee to us.

Peer Review Policy
Journal of Modern Education Review is a refereed journal. All research articles in this journal undergo rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymised refereeing by at least two anonymous referees.

Editorial Procedures
All papers considered appropriate for this journal are reviewed anonymously by at least two outside reviewers. The review process usually takes 4-6 weeks. Papers are accepted for publication subject to no substantive,stylistic editing. The Editor reserves the right to make any necessary changes in the papers, or request the author to do so, or reject the paper submitted. A copy of the edited paper along with the first proofs will be sent to the author for proofreading. They should be corrected and returned to the Editor within seven days. Once the final version of the paper has been accepted, authors are requested not to make further changes to the text.

Submission of Manuscript
All manuscripts submitted will be considered for publication. Manuscripts should be sent online or as an email attachment to: education@academicstar.us, jmer@academicstar.us, betty@academicstar.us, education_academicstar@yahoo.com,teaching@academicstar.us.

Address: Academic Star Publishing Company, 70 West 86th Street, #CN0000267, New York, NY 10024, USA
228 East 45th Street ,Ground Floor,#CN000000267 New York NY 10017 USA
Email:education@academicstar.us, jmer@academicstar.us

Journal of Modern Education Review

Call for Papers
“Visualizing Know

Four Beetles and a Flying Stink Bug; Nicolaas Struyck (Dutch, 1686 – 1769); Netherlands; 1715; Pen and black ink, watercolor, gouache, gold paint with white gouache heightening, and pen and brown iron-gall ink; 43.7 x 28.6 cm (17 3/16 x 11 1/4 in.); 2007.28

ledge: Visual Culture and Its Discursive Power”
2018 KU History of Art Graduate Student Symposium, October 5-6, 2018
Kress Foundation Department of Art History, University of Kansas, Lawrence
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Lisa Cartwright, Professor, University of California, San Diego

The circulation and exchange of images have played crucial roles in the discursive formation of knowledge and meaning. Many questions can be explored regarding the epistemological function and the morality of images, such as how is knowledge generated through the spread of art; what purposes do these images serve; who produced the images and under what circumstances; how do the images engage with subjects’ and viewers’ agencies; and how do various audiences perceive the embodied knowledge and messages differently? These lines of inquiry provide insight into how knowledge is formed in various media and cultures, and critically assess the impacts these representations have in people’s lives.

The goal of this symposium is to promote cross-cultural and interdisciplinary conversations that address the influence of images in acquiring and spreading knowledge. Topics may include but are not limited to:

Discursive formation of knowledge:
Scientific and textbook illustrations
Canonization within art history
Pictorial representations of cultural differences

Mass Communication:
Advertisements in mass media
Social media and digital humanities

Cultivation of ideology:
Didactic art
The visuality of protest

Please submit an abstract (300 words) and C.V. to kusymposium@gmail.com by May 9, 2018. We will notify successful applicants by June 6, 2018.

Call for Applications: Graduate Student Summer Fieldwork Grants on Human Rights and Inequality
Deadline: April 6, 2018

The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice is offering $2500 grants to support summer fieldwork by UT graduate students exploring the relationship between human rights and economic inequality.

All approaches to human rights and methodologies are welcome, as long as the fieldwork furthers research on the ability of international human rights law, movements, or discourses to engage with the issue of economic inequality nationally or transnationally. For example, this might include fieldwork that examines human rights and economic inequality in the context of natural resource governance, the environment, labor, health, development, education, migration, debt, taxation, money and finance.

The grants are a part of an ambitious five-year project to assess the use and potential of human rights to address some of the structural causes of inequality. A small number of grants will be awarded to UT graduate students based on the quality and fit of their research to the project, and on condition that recipients submit a 2- to 5-page written report of their fieldwork, findings and insights on the relationship between human rights and economic inequality no later than September 15, 2018. Recipients will also be expected to give a 5-minute presentation on their fieldwork at a “bullet-talk” event organized by the Rapoport Center Graduate Affiliate Program during the fall semester.

Applicants should complete the application form (see link below) and send the following materials to Sarah Eliason (seliason@law.utexas.edu) by April 6, 2018:
Application form (click here)
Description of research questions and planned fieldwork, and how they relate to human rights and inequality (up to 1,000 words)
A letter of recommendation from your Faculty Advisor confirming they support the fieldwork
Decisions will be announced by early May 2018.

Women’s and Gender Studies Graduate Portfolio Certificate
The Graduate Portfolio Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies is an additional credential available to current graduate students at the University of Texas at Austin, along with their Masters or Doctoral degree. After completing requirements for the portfolio and graduation, the student’s official university transcript will read, “Portfolio in Women’s & Gender Studies.” A printed certificate from the Center is also available upon request.

Visit our website for more info: https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/cwgs/graduate/portfolio.php

Information on Registration can be found here: https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/cwgs/courses/Registration.php

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The National Humanities Alliance has just put up this website: https://www.studythehumanities.org/, which has data, research, and articles demonstrating the ongoing economic and social value of a humanities education. Many of the same arguments can be made for arts and design oriented fields, so I thought I’d share. It’s a rich mine of sources and information that you may wish to incorporate into your teaching – I began doing so a few years ago and have found students respond well to data-based knowledge showing that arts, design, and humanities-related fields have a robust possibility for employment and job security even in our increasingly market-oriented world.

More directly related to the arts, a recent study showed that arts-related fields contributed $763 Billion to the US economy in 2015. That’s 4.2% of the US economy — more than the food and agriculture sectors combined. As faculty and students engaged in the arts, we’re of course all aware of the immense social, political, cultural, creative, and life-satisfaction benefits of studying the arts, but it’s also helpful to know that the arts and humanities are also profitable, and significant contributors to the economy. Hope you also find this helpful.

All the best for a lovely start to the summer.


Study the Humanities:
The Study the Humanities Toolkit is a collection of resources for higher education faculty and administrators to use in making the case for the value of studying the humanities as an undergraduate.

The first five sections of the toolkit are organized around overarching arguments for studying the humanities and the data—packaged into charts, data points, profiles, and articles—that can be used to bolster those arguments.

These five sections are:

Humanities Majors Outperform Others On Many Measures
Humanities Majors Develop the Skills that Employers Want
Humanities Majors Find Lucrative and Satisfying Careers
Humanities Majors are Leaders in a Wide Variety of Professions
The Benefits of Studying the Humanities Extend Far Beyond Career
Finally, the sixth section of the toolkit contains articles on the value of studying the humanities that are ripe for sharing on social media or in print.

Greetings from Arquetopia Foundation based in Mexico and Peru. As Arquetopia has become a transcontinental foundation, our programs keep expanding and emphasizing academic content and critical methodologies in the process of art making. Each year, we host approximately 100 visual artists, art historians, curators and scholars from over 75 countries around the world who participate in our multiple residency programs.

Arquetopia’s programs continue to facilitate international dialogues through our artist-in-residence programs, enriched by a multiplicity of artistic projects that are encompassed by profound conversations in which learning about art, ethics, and differences remains as the central focus for our practice. With three permanent residency locations in Pueblaand Oaxaca in southern Mexico, and Cusco in Peru, and with an extensive network of supporting experts and institutions, we have become an important hub for ideas, exchanges, and encounters through the arts by connecting artists and scholars with museums, archives, factories, art schools, and independent art spaces.

In the last few years, we have had formal requests from professors, academic institutions, and art schools from different parts of the world, to offer residency opportunities and our academic programs in direct connection with universities and art schools. Art students and scholars alike are interested in our programs since we offer hands-on opportunities to expand their knowledge and connect with local networks, resources, and expertise. We would like to introduce our residency programs in Peru and Mexico, and explore the possibility to establish a formal relationship for exchanges and educational opportunities. You will find more information regarding our programs on our website http://www.arquetopia.org/new-open-calls-deadlines.

If you have a particular interest in the art of Mexico and/or Peru, including their history, visual arts, historiography, archeology, architecture, and the cultural legacy of Mesoamerican and/or the Andean civilizations, don’t hesitate to contact me. Our residency programs cover a wide range of themes, art techniques, and academic content that can offer unique educational opportunities for your students and professors.

I am currently seeing students residing in Austin for important research which we are conducting with Microsoft.

For this study, we are looking for graduate students who use Outlook as their personal email account and are willing to be interviewed by a small team from Microsoft about their usage and habits. The researchers plan to do ethnographic studies next week and all participants will be paid $200 for their time and valuable feedback.

The study will be running Tuesday, May 8th – Thursday, May 10th, and we even have sessions available in the evening so as to be as flexible as possible with school schedules.

I have attached the survey link below. If you would be willing to share this with your students, I would greatly appreciate it! I have tried recruiting folks using other methods (Craig’s List, Facebook, etc.) but finding it difficult to do from Seattle!

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me personally if you have any questions about the research. It’s happening soon, and we have three researchers flying out to Austin, so your help is immensely appreciated (right now, we need ten more students to interview).


Thank you and kind regards,

As a part of ongoing efforts to make our services more convenient and accessible to students, we are happy to announce a new service: The Online OPT Workshop.

Starting today international students can view the Online OPT Workshop as the first step in preparing to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT). The Online OPT Workshop consists of 8 videos. Videos 1 – 5 are required to apply for OPT. After watching the videos, students can take the OPT Workshop Quiz. Upon successful completion of the quiz their attendance will be marked and they can schedule an appointment for their OPT application.

Students who wish to attend the OPT Workshop in person will still have the opportunity to do so.

This new service will not change any processes for departments. To read more about OPT please visit our website.

Best Regards,

Tatiana Woldman Assistant Director, International Student & Scholar Services
International Office | The University of Texas at Austin | (512) 471-2715 | woldmant@austin.utexas.edu | world.utexas.edu
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Texas History Day is just around the corner. On Saturday April 28th, we will be celebrating the academic efforts and achievements of more than 600,000 students around the world and 70,000 within Texas alone. Through the efforts of volunteers and judges, students, teachers, faculty, and anyone who values history, we will be able to encourage and inspire middle school and high school students’ passion for history.

How can I help?

The Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) needs more than 200 judges and 75 volunteers so that Texas History Day can function smoothly. Judging can cover anything from websites to short film submissions, while volunteering could involve anything from hallway monitoring to check-in at registration tables. Both volunteering and judging duties and perks have been detailed below.

It is important to note that once an individual commits to a specific job, they cannot switch jobs.


· 5 Hour Shifts

o (7 AM-12 PM) 60 volunteers

o (12 PM-5 PM) 15 volunteers

· Receive a $50 Amazon gift card

· Free lunch

· T-Shirt

· Receive volunteer information upon check in on Saturday April 29th


· 8 am -2 pm

· Free lunch

· Coffee mug

· Direct interaction with students, parents, faculty, and historical content

· Select their category to judge

· No experience required

· Receive judging information approx. 2 weeks in advance

Who can participate?

On Texas History Day, we can use judges from all walks of life – educators, librarians, archivists, museum personnel, national park rangers, undergraduate and graduate students, History Day alumni, and even armchair historians. ANYONE who loves history, research or even just the pursuit of knowledge is more than welcome to judge. You do not have to be a history major to participate. Please help us spread the word to others in your field, friends, and family. Encourage the love of history & research in the historians of tomorrow!

Click on the link below to sign up.

Many thanks,


Megan Seaholm, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer
Department of History
University of Texas at Austin

With registration for next semester coming up, I would appreciate your forwarding this note to your graduate students. It concerns an important professional development opportunity, as well as a chance for them to earn a $1000 stipend. The latter is NEW!

Also: Because of the generosity of several UT deans, grad student mentors for interns who do their pre-grad internship in programs in the following colleges will be eligible to receive travel grants to help cover part of the cost of attending an academic conference (with their intern)— Law, Public Affairs, Communication, Natural Sciences, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Pharmacy, Social Work, Business, Education, Fine Arts.


Rick Cherwitz
Dear Graduate Students,

With registration for next semester coming up, I want to bring to your attention an important opportunity.

Are you looking for a rewarding professional development experience –a chance to enhance your teaching portfolio? Does working one-to-one with bright, talented undergraduates who someday might be graduate students excite you? Let me tell you about a wonderful mentoring opportunity, as well as a chance to earn a $1000 award and receive a partial travel grant.

The Intellectual Entrepreneurship (IE) Pre-Graduate School Internship enables undergraduate students (particularly juniors and seniors) from all colleges and departments at UT to explore graduate education (conducting research, writing for scholarly audiences, participating in seminars, serving as teaching and research assistants, publishing articles in professional journals, etc.). It is also an opportunity for graduate students like you to experience teaching and mentoring in a different way than typically gained through being a teaching assistant or assistant instructor. Since graduate student mentors for the IE Pre-Grad Internship work one-to-one with undergraduates, the experience is similar to the kind of relationship that faculty members and graduate students develop. In other words, serving as a mentor will prepare you for the role of a professor working with would-be graduate students. In collaboration with the intern, you design a semester long curriculum based on what you consider most important in experiencing and/or preparing for graduate education. The idea is to expose undergraduates to the culture of your discipline and graduate study through a variety of formal and informal activities.

We have discovered that the real driving force behind the success of the internship is the graduate student “mentor.” If you spot a promising and enthusiastic undergraduate student (in your lab or class as a TA/AI) who might be interested in pursuing graduate school – or perhaps one that wouldn’t have considered the opportunity without encouragement from you – I invite you to approach him/her about this internship. If you don’t know of anyone in particular but would like to serve as an internship mentor, please talk to your faculty or contact the Undergraduate Advisor in your department (all of whom have just received an announcement about the pre-grad internship to forward to undergraduate students) for the names of possible interns.

This internship has had some remarkable “unintended consequences,” raising awareness of graduate school among underrepresented minority and first-generation students (neither parent completed a college degree) at UT. The internship, therefore, is a chance for graduate students to make a difference by mentoring students who might otherwise not have thought of further education as a possibility following graduation.

If you mentor a first generation or economically disadvantaged undergraduate you may be able to receive a $1,000 stipend through the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement. This stipend is through the new Kuhn Intellectual Entrepreneurship Awards, awards designed to encourage both first generation and economically disadvantaged undergraduate students to pursue their academic passions and to seriously consider graduate study. These awards are intended to support and encourage students to pursue opportunities that further enrich the Pre-Graduate School Internship experience. (e.g., traveling to conferences, potential graduate school visits, research endeavors, supplies, books etc.) For more information, go to:


NOTE: You do not have to apply for this award. Your undergraduate intern will apply, and if they receive an award, you AUTOMATICALLY will receive a matching award. If you already are working with undergraduates you think may qualify, please make them aware of this opportunity.

Also: Because of the generosity of several UT deans, grad student mentors for interns who do their pre-grad internship in programs in the following colleges will be eligible to receive travel grants to help cover part of the cost of attending an academic conference (with their intern)— Law, Public Affairs, Communication, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Pharmacy, Social Work, Business, Education, Natural Sciences, Fine Arts.

To learn about the IE Pre-Grad Internship (including FAQs, examples of internship activities and a copy of the internship contract) check out:

A wonderful video about IE is at:

If you have questions about the internship or Kuhn Awards, please feel free to contact me at: Tommy Darwin tjdarwin@gmail.com or Professor Rick Cherwitz at spaj737@uts.cc.utexas.edu.

Thank you for your support and interest.

Tommy Darwin <tjdarwin@gmail.com>
IE Pre-Grad Internship Director

Richard Cherwitz, Ph.D.
Ernest S. Sharpe Centennial Professor, Moody College of Communication
Founding Director, Intellectual Entrepreneurship Consortium (IE)
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Application deadline: Apr 10, 2018

Contribute to a major new research project that will look at the relationship between the museum and changing artistic practice.

Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the project ‘Reshaping the Collectible: When Artworks Live in the Museum’ asks how those artworks that unfold over time, exist in multiple forms, depend on social and technological networks outside the museum or blur the boundaries between archive, record and artwork, can and do live in the museum.

This is an opportunity to work with one of the most globally important art institutions on ground breaking research that will explore how Tate has responded to changing artistic practice in the past, and how time-based media and performance works might live in the art museum now and in the future. You will make a significant contribution by working closely with the Project Lead and as an integral part of the wider multidisciplinary team of dynamic practitioners and thinkers, delivering the project’s programme of case studies, workshops and publications designed for specialist academic and professional audiences as well as the general public.

You will have good knowledge of modern and contemporary art and the historical, cultural and theoretical contexts of time-based media, digital and performance art, supported by a relevant post-graduate degree. You will conduct scholarly research to understand the life of specific artworks within the museum and changing attitudes to their stewardship. Your research will draw on relevant material for the case studies from records across the teams at Tate and within the archive. You will develop a methodology for mapping the changing attitudes of the museum to the management and conservation of challenging acquisitions and time-based media or performative works in the collection.

You will play a major role in the planning and production of the project’s website, written outputs and dissemination of its key findings, producing your own authoritative scholarly research for a specialist readership as well as accessible texts for a general public and also supporting the communication of the research of others.

Your excellent scholarship and creative thinking is essential, as is your ability to generate new ideas and thrive in the multidisciplinary environment of the museum. As the role involves creating a range of outputs for different audiences including the creation of written reports and academic papers, you will be an exceptional communicator. Crucially, you will have a dynamic and flexible approach to working with a team on project delivery. Your role will involve working across the project team and you will need to be highly organised with excellent attention to detail. Above all, you will be highly engaged with the questions raised for the museum within the project, a great team player able to communicate confidently with practitioner and academic researchers, curious about the challenges this project raises for the field, driven to achieve and able to use your initiative.

This position is offered on a fixed-term contract of 3 years.
Our jobs are like our galleries, open to all

Application Information:
If you wish to apply for this vacancy, please apply online until 10 April 2018

Reference / Quellennachweis:
JOB: Post-Doc. Research Associate, Tate, London. In: ArtHist.net, Mar 14, 2018. <https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Farthist.net%2Farchive%2F17593&data=02%7C01%7C%7C29da85b36fae497cdcb708d58a055974%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636566677928634737&sdata=4JEyiYbCdJzprDlTrftFEbE4D16sxW7uOHz9xI4vXGY%3D&reserved=0>.

Paid Summer Internship at the Blanton Museum of Art

IFPDA Summer Internship

If students have questions, they can contact me at holly.borham@blantonmuseum.org. Both enrolled and unenrolled students may apply

Art faculty seeks to hire Art History grad for part-time assistance with copy editing, formatting, organizing documents, and light email correspondence. $17/hr.

Contact: kristinlucas@utexas.edu

TEXAS STATE Visiting Professor Position announcement

Our Renaissance faculty member, Kathryn Moore, will be on leave in Florence at the Villa | Tatti during the 2018-19 academic year. We’ve just gotten approval to hire a visiting assistant professor to replace her. We have opened the position to scholars of the pre-modern period (geographical region open) with a 3/3 teaching load and at least ABD status.

Paid Summer Internship at the Blanton Museum of Art

IFPDA Summer Internship

If students have questions, they can contact me at holly.borham@blantonmuseum.org. Both enrolled and unenrolled students may apply

Art faculty seeks to hire Art History grad for part-time assistance with copy editing, formatting, organizing documents, and light email correspondence. $17/hr.

Contact: kristinlucas@utexas.edu

TEXAS STATE Visiting Professor Position announcement

Our Renaissance faculty member, Kathryn Moore, will be on leave in Florence at the Villa | Tatti during the 2018-19 academic year. We’ve just gotten approval to hire a visiting assistant professor to replace her. We have opened the position to scholars of the pre-modern period (geographical region open) with a 3/3 teaching load and at least ABD status.


Institute for Historical Studies in the Department of History,
Center for European Studies, and South Asia Institute
invite you to:

“Indo-Dutch Entanglements in the Age of Rembrandt”

A talk by
Chair of Colonial and Global History
University of Leiden (Netherlands)

Thursday, April 5
GAR 4.100 (map)

The talk focuses on Prof. Gommans’ latest book The Unseen World: India and the Netherlands since 1550 (March 2018), which offers a connective, comparative and entangled perspective on the relations between the Netherlands and India during the seventeenth century. For India and the Netherlands, the seventeenth century was a golden age of unprecedented economic and cultural activity. Both countries were increasingly affected by globalization and developed vast empires. The ever-expanding scope of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) inevitably led to intensive interaction between them. As a direct result, Indian textiles unleashed a hidden revolution in Dutch consumer behavior, while the flow of VOC bullion into India contributed significantly to the stability of the country’s Mughal Empire. But there was more to this relationship than trade alone, because an ancient and forgotten undercurrent connected the regions, nourishing shared aspects of cultural and intellectual expression. This truly unique artistic dialogue became manifest in the work of painters such as Kesu Das in India and Rembrandt van Rijn in the Netherlands.

Jos J.L. Gommans holds the chair of Colonial and Global History at the University of Leiden. He specializes in the early modern history of South Asia and its connections with the outside world. His major publications include The Rise of the Indo-Afghan Empire, c.1710-1780 (Leiden, 1995; Delhi, 1999; Delhi, 2018) and Mughal Warfare: Indian Frontiers and High Roads to Empire, 1500-1700 (London, 2002). More recently he focused on the history of the Dutch colonial empire, published two historical atlases and Exploring the Dutch Empire (London 2016) with Catia Antunes and The Dutch Overseas Empire with Piet Emmer (Cambridge, forthcoming). This year an omnibus of his work was published as The Indian Frontier: Horse and Warband in the Making of Empires (Delhi 2018). Read about The Unseen World, at: https://goo.gl/j7JJLB.

Free and open to the public. RSVP: cmeador@austin.utexas.edu

Thank you,
The Institute for Historical Studies
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Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is currently accepting applications for four curatorial positions – three that focus on contemporary American art and one that focuses on American art pre-1960. Would you please help us share these opportunities widely? Thank you for your consideration, and please excuse any cross posting.

Assistant Curator, The Momentary
Position Summary: The Momentary is a new Center for Contemporary Visual and Performing Arts and Culinary Discovery in Bentonville, AR, slated to open in spring 2020. The Center will operate as a subsidiary of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. The Assistant Curator, The Momentary will serve as a key member of the curatorial team and support the Curator, Contemporary Art and The Momentary’s Director in the development and implementation of curatorial projects, including exhibition planning and installation, artist projects, and publication.
Curator of Performing Arts
Position Summary: The Curator of Performing Arts will serve as a senior member of The Momentary’s curatorial team and support the Momentary’s Director in the development and implementation of performing arts projects, including concerts and performances, residencies, commissions, workshops, audio and video recordings, and publications. The Curator of Performing Arts will work alongside the Curator, Contemporary Art and will lead a small team of Programmers.
Curatorial Assistant
Position Summary: The Curatorial Assistant works under the immediate supervision of the Curator of American Art and is responsible for providing curatorial and administrative support to the Curator and Assistant Curator. The Curatorial Assistant is an integral member of the curatorial team and will contribute to the curatorial vision. A strong interest in and experience with American art before 1960 is required.
Curatorial Assistant, State of the Art II
Position Summary: The Curatorial Assistant, State of the Art II (SOTA II) works under the immediate supervision of the Curator, Contemporary Art and is responsible for providing curatorial and administrative support to the SOTA II curatorial team. A strong interest in and experience with contemporary art is required. This is a full-time, temporary, two-year position.

For more detailed job descriptions, and to apply, please visit:
Assistant Curator: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=4087&clientkey=BC9586F35E70BD74D59EC08D93D8EDD5
Curator of Performing Arts: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=4089&clientkey=BC9586F35E70BD74D59EC08D93D8EDD5
Curatorial Assistant: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=5303&clientkey=BC9586F35E70BD74D59EC08D93D8EDD5
Curatorial Assistant, State of the Art II: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=5014&clientkey=BC9586F35E70BD74D59EC08D93D8EDD5

The Cummer Museum of Art is offering a 1K research contract to help out in the next few months with the planning of an exhibition on Florentine Renaissance Painting. It would be something in the range of 30-35 hours. The tasks would be:

Ø art historical research of objects
Ø compiling bibliographies
Ø preparing annotated summaries
Ø preparing list of works
Ø preparing exhibition prospectus

Interested individuals can email Prof. Waldman at: waldman@austin.utexas.edu

JOB OPENING: DAMLI Curatorial Fellow
Phoenix Art Museum
Modern and Contemporary Art, Curatorial Division
Regular, Full-Time, 2-year Fellowship-funded position

The Diversifying Art Museum Leadership Initiative (DAMLI) Curatorial
Fellow at Phoenix Art Museum participates in the entire range of
curatorial duties and assignments under the direction of the Selig Family
Chief Curator. Works with the Modern and Contemporary Art department in
all phases of exhibition development including: writing checklists,
didactic texts, online content, and publication development. Responsible
for conducting extended research in the chosen area of research with the
intended goal of organizing an exhibition and producing a publication at
the end of the two-year Fellowship.

1. Conduct extended research in the chosen area of research with the
intended goal of organizing an exhibition and producing a publication at
the end of the Fellowship.
2. Serve as a departmental point of contact for other divisions including
Education, External Affairs, Finance and Operations, and Development as
they pertain to modern and contemporary exhibitions.
3. Serve in a mentor/leadership role to the Museum’s Teen Art Council and
higher education interns through regularly-scheduled conversations that
will lead to the development of an original public program.
4. In addition to the research-based project, assist with general
collection and exhibition research and planning, with access to the
vault/collection at the discretion of the Chief Curator.
5. Participate in regular curatorial meetings to help coordinate
exhibition schedules, budgeting, and staff allocation necessary to
complete activities.
6. Prepare correspondence, reports, manuscripts, forms, gallery labels,
contracts and other material.
7. Coordinate publications including proofing, copyright reproductions,
and interface with graphic designers.
8. Work with the Museum’s registrar in the conservation and shipment of
art works.
9. Organize and maintain paper and electronic records and files.
10. Other duties as assigned.

Reports to the Selig Family Chief Curator

1. The Diversifying Art Museum Leadership Initiative Curatorial Fellowship
at Phoenix Art Museum is offered to students of underrepresented ethnic
backgrounds who have recently completed or are currently enrolled in their
studies at the graduate level in Art History or a related field.
2. Minimum of one year experience in a project support position or
continued degree program.

1. The Museum encourages applications from members of historically
underrepresented groups in the curatorial and museum profession, including
art history students who are members of racial and/or ethnic minority
2. Successful candidates will demonstrate interest and expertise in a
curatorial focus of their choice in modern and contemporary art that
reflects Phoenix Art Museum’s multicultural community and geographic
location near the U.S./Mexico border.

Please send cover letter, curriculum vitae, and two letters of
recommendation to:
E-mail: hr@phxart.org
Fax: (602) 257-2127
Human Resources Department
Phoenix Art Museum
1625 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004-1685

Call for applications: VCUarts Fountainhead Fellowship


GSAHA Colloquium Workshop- 4/23, 5-6pm @ DFA 2.506
with Graduate Advisor Dr. David Stuart

The last workshop of the semester will be an info session on the prospectus writing and colloquium process, geared towards MA and PhD students planning to complete these steps this upcoming fall. This is an opportunity to start thinking about your projects over the summer and get a head start! Light snacks and refreshments will be served.

Dr. David Stuart (Graduate Advisor) will be there to field any questions, alongside GSAHA representatives who have recently gone through the process.

Apr. 6, 2018 – 12:30PM

ADMISSION Free and open to UT students, faculty and staff

“Erasing, Defacing, Replacing: The Coercion & Control of Things”

Apr. 7, 2018 – 9:00AM – 4:00PM

ADMISSION -Free and Open to the Public

The full schedule of talks and speakers can be found on the symposium’s downloadable program(link is external).

Let UT Antiquities Action know if you are attending on the FB event page for “Erasing, Defacing, Replacing: The Coercion & Control of Things”(link is external).

“Agudá tectonics — Architecture and Photography in the tides of modernity between Brazil, Africa and beyond”

Apr. 9, 2018 – 4:00PM


ADMISSION- Free and Open to the Public

“Exploring the El Perú-Waka’ Figurine Scene: Classic Maya Ritual, Politics, and Portraiture” by Dr. Michelle Rich

Monday, April 9 – 4 pm

Doty Fine Arts Building – Room 2.204

As part of the Mesoamerica Center Colloquium Series, Dr. Michelle Rich of the San Antonio Museum of Art will share recent work and research on her famous discovery of 23 in-situ ceramic figurines at El Perú-Waka’ in 2006.

“Roman villas on the bay of Naples”

Tuesday, April 10  –  4 pm

ART Building  –Room 1.120

Dr. Umberto Pappalardo examines the history of dense population in the bay of Naples, from Paleolithic times through the present, asking why we are drawn to a region of such high risk.

Critical Interventions in Latin/x American Art and Visual Culture

Frirday & Saturday, April 13 – 14

The Texas Union Building

Eastwoods Room 2.102

Scholars from a range of fields in the humanities join for a discussion-oriented symposium on modern and contemporary U.S. Latin/x and Latin American art and visual culture.

For more information on symposium schedule and speakers, please download the 2018 program.

Before Photography: German Visual Culture in the Nineteenth Century

Friday – Sunday, April 13 – 15

Various Times and Locations

The annual German Studies Symposium is co-sponsored by The University of Texas at Austin’s Department of Art & Art History and Department of Germanic Studies.


Bat City Review to expand our editorial collective by electing a new board. We invite you to apply for next year’s editorial board. Please see below for specific position descriptions and guidelines for applicants. ART EDITOR Position Description

Editorial Board Positions:
Marketing Director
Art Editor
Poetry Editor
Fiction Editor
Nonfiction Editor
Archive & Collections Editor
Special Projects Editor
Online Content & Web Editor

ow to apply:
– Review the list of job descriptions (see attached).
– Submit the following materials to our Managing Editor (managing@batcityreview.com):
1. A letter of interest expressing your experience and qualifications in being part of Bat City Review. In your letter, please discuss any relevant background with editing, journals, or publishing. Tell us why you want to work on Bat City, any past experience you have with the journal, and any ideas for what you’d like to see it incorporate, either aesthetically or practically, in the future. At the top of your letter please list at least two positions you’d like to be considered for, beginning with your top choice.
2. Resume/CV
3. A short piece of literature (or art for prospective Art Editors) to serve as an example of the kind of work you would advocate publishing. The piece may be published or unpublished. The piece should not be written by a current UT student. Note: If you are applying for a genre-specific position (Poetry Editor, Fiction Editor, Nonfiction Editor), please select a piece that falls within that genre.

Please submit your application materials by 3:00PM on Wednesday MARCH 21st. The current editorial board will review application materials and recommend a new editorial staff to Lisa Olstein, our faculty advisor, who will approve all hiring decisions.

If you’re interested in applying but would like more information, feel free to connect with current editorial board members with questions or a request to meet for coffee. On behalf of Bat City Review, we look forward to reviewing your materials and welcoming a new editorial board by early April!

Chrysler Museum of Art-Summer Fellowship

Chrysler Museum of Art—Summer Fellowship

Upcoming events:

2018 Eleanor Greenhill Symposium

Mar. 24 2018 – 12:00PM – 4:00PM


ADMISSION – Free and Open to the Public

2018 Museum Studies Symposium: Blanton Print Study Room Seminar

Mar. 19 2018 – 1:00PM

ADMISSION – UT students, faculty, alumni-only

Ch am pleased to announce on behalf of my colleague Francesca Bewer the upcoming Summer Institute for Technical Studies in Art (SITSA), which will be held at the Harvard Art Museums from June 18-29, 2018. I would be grateful if you would share this call for participation with faculty and Ph.D. students.  SITSA_POSTER_2018_[1] The attached e-poster contains further details on the program and information about the application process, and the content is also accessible at https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/teaching-and-research/education-departments/sitsa. Please note that this year’s theme is REPLICATION.
The Summer Institute for Technical Studies in Art (SITSA) is an intensive two-week workshop for Ph.D. candidates in art history with diverse backgrounds and research interests. It is designed for emerging scholars and museum professionals who believe that their thinking will benefit from more experience with object-based and art-technical investigations. Participants will engage with conservators, conservation scientists, curators, art historians, artists, and other makers in close looking, art making, and the scientific investigation of objects from the museums’ collections. This year’s Institute will focus on the theme of replication.

SITSA aims to introduce participants to the interdisciplinary approach that is core to the technical study of art and to build relationships that increase collaboration, enrich research, and enhance scholarship across the field of art history. It is generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which allows the museums to provide each participant with housing and a stipend of $1,400 to help cover roundtrip travel costs, food, and incidental expenses for the duration of the program.

With best regards,

Martha Tedeschi
Elizabeth and John Moors Cabot Director
Telephone 617-495-2378

Butler University Art History Teaching Position

Butler University is located in Indianapolis, Indiana. Information about the University can be found at www.buter.edu and information about the art program at https://www.butler.edu/art . I have attached the job description. bulter job

Please note that while this position is not currently tenure-track, it is a three year appointment. Also, in the job description it indicates that current knowledge of online teaching is desired. While it would be a plus, it certainly is not a requirement.

The Meadows Museum at SMU in Dallas and the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid maintain a unique international partnership that includes an unprecedented fellowship exchange between the two museums. The fellowships are designed to provide pre- and post-doctoral students with an intensive scholarly, professional, and international experience in curatorial work. They provide unique opportunities for new scholarship in Spanish art based on an unparalleled combination of resources and direct access to the museums’ staff and collections.

The pre-doctoral fellowship is supported by a grant from the Center for Spain in America (CSA);
the post-doctoral fellowship is supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Applicants must submit:

A full résumé.
Three letters of recommendation.
A statement (not to exceed 1500 words) specifying: 1) the applicant’s research goals; 2) how these goals relate to or will benefit the Meadows Museum; and 3) how resources at the Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University, and the Museo Nacional del Prado might be used to accomplish those goals.

Electronic submissions will not be accepted. Applications and letters of recommendation must be received by March 23, 2018. Send to:

Scott Winterrowd
Meadows Museum
P.O. Box 750357
Dallas, Texas 75275-0357
For more information, visit our website or e-mail swinterrowd@smu.edu.

Dear all,

As part of our annual fundraising efforts for the Greenhill Symposium (on March 24th), GSAHA is excited to announce a new sale of mugs and tote bags, available for purchase online! Click the links below to peruse and order our fabulous new merchandise:

Travel mugs: https://www.customink.com/fundraising/gsaha-travel-mug

Tote bags: https://www.customink.com/fundraising/gsaha-tote-bag

In addition, mark your calendars for our annual Book Sale, happening March 4-9. The online order form for GSAHA gear will close on March 9th, to coincide with the last day of the sale.

All best,

Not Native American Art? Forgeries, Copies, Replicas and Other Vexed Identities by Dr. Janet Berlo
Feb. 28 2018


DFA 2.204

Free and Open to the Public

In Native North American artistic traditions, what is a replica? What constitutes a copy? As the art historical study of Native art comes of age, there is a need to grapple with issues of forgery and misattribution, as well as issues visiting scholar Dr. Janet Berlo calls “vexed identities”. In contrast to the larger field of art history, there is almost no literature on these topics. Berlo’s forthcoming publication, Not Native American Art: Falsifications, Misrepresentations, and Vexed Identities, will be the first to investigate the topic in depth. Berlo’s lecture at The University of Texas at Austin, adapted from the book’s introduction, considers various notions such as prime objects, replicas, copies, tributes, forgeries, homages, pastiches, and even digital surrogates as they apply to archaeological, historical and contemporary Native arts of North America.

Janet Catherine Berlo, professor of Art History and Visual and Cultural Studies at the University of Rochester, holds a Ph.D. in History of Art from Yale University. Among her many books are Native North American Art with Ruth B. Phillips (Oxford, 1998, 2015), American Encounters with Angela Miller, Bryan Wolf and Jennifer Roberts (Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2007), Plains Indian Drawings 1865-1935 (Abrams, 1996) and Spirit Beings and Sun Dancers: Black Hawk’s Vision of a Lakota World (Braziller Books, 2000). She has taught Native American art history as a visiting professor at Harvard and Yale, and was a Guggenheim Fellow in 1999. In Spring 2017, she was Senior Scholar in Residence at the Georgia O’Keeffe Research Center in Santa Fe, where she worked on her current book manuscript, Not Native American Art: Falsifications, Misrepresentations, and Vexed Identities.

The Blanton Museum of Art and LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections invite you to attend the 2018 Lozano Long Conference, “Create, Consume, Collect: The Lives of Colonial Latin American Artifacts,” taking place Feb. 21 – Feb. 23 on campus. Below is a quick guide to the panel topics in the hopes of enticing faculty and students to attend one or more panels. Full information, including the opening concert and gallery tour, bios of participants, and keynote speakers, can be found at http://sites.utexas.edu/lozanolongconference2018/.


Panel I: Portraying People and Material Culture
Thursday, Feb. 22
Location: Blanton Museum, Smith Bldg
Time: 9:00 AM
UT faculty commentator: Susan Rather (Art History)
This panel will reflect on the social role of portraits in the colonial period, both in Mexico and Peru, addressing the symbolic use of objects that surround the sitters, from fashion and jewelry to domestic spaces and furniture.
Artifacts convey messages concerning class, race, and gender. Portraits are relevant to the construction of social memory – of ourselves and our communities. Comparing portraits of the past to the way we use selfies on Facebook today, the panel’s goal is also to understand how we create images of ourselves and our wider worlds, and how they are charged with symbolic meanings.
Of interest to: History, Anthropology, Art and Art History, Visual Art Studies (UTeach Art), the Division of Textiles and Apparel, and the School of Design and Creative Technologies.

Panel II: Studies of Materiality
Thursday, Feb. 22
Location: Blanton Museum, Smith Bldg
Time: 10:30 AM
UT faculty commentator: Rosario Granados (Blanton)
Panel will focus on the colors used in 16th-century Mexican codices and in 18th-century Andean painting, addressing the mingling that took place after the Spaniards’ arrival in the New World while also examining the objects in a more concrete way.
Discussion will show how mestizaje took place in colonial Latin America. Technical art history shows that science and the arts can collaborate to advance our understanding of human experience.
Of interest to: Art and Art History, Chemistry, History, Anthropology, and those interested in the preservation of cultural artifacts.

Panel III: Roundtable: Artifacts and Our Understanding of the Past
Thursday, Feb. 22
Location: Blanton Museum, Smith Bldg
Time: 1:30 PM
UT faculty participants: Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra (History), Benjamin Ibarra (Architecture), Enrique Rodríguez-Alegría (Anthropology), Susan Deans-Smith (History)
The material environment is vast and deserves attention regardless of its size, function, and aesthetic value. If a church building allows us to understand the religious and aesthetic values of a society, the production and circulation of textiles, jewelry, or pottery add important layers to this understanding.
Of interest to: Art and Art History, History, Anthropology, Visual Arts, UTeach Art, Division of Textiles and Apparel, School of Design and Creative Technologies.

Keynote: Thomas B.F. Cummins, Harvard University
Blanton Museum, Smith Building, 4:00 PM

Panel IV: Colonial Artifacts in Indigenous Communities Today
Friday, Feb. 23
Location: Benson Latin American Collection, 2nd floor (SRH 1)
Time: 9:00 AM
UT faculty commentator: Kelly McDonough, Spanish & Portuguese
Many artifacts created during the colonial period continue to shape the identities of indigenous communities in the Americas. Yet churches and other works of art deteriorate and sometimes disappear completely. Panelists will discuss the work of interdisciplinary teams of art conservators in Mexico and Chile who work with small communities to preserve their heritage.
Topics: Cultural patrimony, art preservation, cultural tourism
Of interest to: Art and Art History, History, Chemistry, Anthropology, Sociology.

Panel V: Roundtable: Collecting Spanish American Artifacts
Friday, Feb. 23
Location: Benson Latin American Collection, 2nd floor (SRH 1)
Time: 10:30 AM
UT faculty commentator: Alan Covey (Anthropology)
Participants represent a private collection displayed in a US museum, a private home with one of the most relevant art collections in Lima, Peru, and a public museum in Bogotá, Colombia. They will discuss whether the social contexts and budgets of private collections allow the public to understand these important collections.
Topics: Cultural patrimony, ethics of collection, conservation
Of interest to: Museum Studies (certificate and graduate portfolio), Art and Art History, History, Chemistry, Anthropology.

Closing Keynote: Luisa Elena Alcalá, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
1:45 PM, Benson Latin American Collection, 2nd floor

BLANTON MUSEUM Spring 2018 Guide
Your guide to all things Blanton happening this semester including both exhibitions and programming. Of special note are talks by UT Art History professors Nassos Papalexandrou, Adele Nelson, and Louis Waldman.

Our programming schedule can fluctuate throughout the season. Be sure to follow us on social media and check our website regularly for the most up to date schedule.

Dr. Fred McGhee, “Politics and Process: Preserving Historic African American Sites in Austin”

Wednesday, February 21, 5 p.m.
University of Texas at Austin, Jackson Geosciences Building (JGB) 2.218
Free pizza. First come, first served.

UT Antiquities Action is pleased to present a conversation with local preservation advocate and anti-gentrification activist, Dr. Fred McGhee. Dr. McGhee will discuss the impact gentrification has had on historically significant African American properties located in East Austin, including Rosewood Courts and the Montopolis Negro School, and related preservation initiatives underway. As founder and Director of the Preserve Rosewood Courts organization and Vice President of the Burditt Prairie Preservation Association, he champions the preservation of Austin’s rapidly disappearing historic African American places and spaces.

Rosewood Courts, the oldest USHA (United States Housing Authority) public housing in Texas, and the first built for African Americans, is a local and national historic treasure. Built in 1938 immediately following the 1937 Housing Act, it is a product of both the New Deal and segregation eras. Despite its historical significance, however, Rosewood Courts is currently under threat of demolition as part of a Housing Authority redevelopment initiative.

The Montopolis Negro School holds similar importance to Austin’s historic African American communities. Of the 42 original Travis County schools for black children at the height of segregation, the Montopolis school is one of the few still standing today. The school is located on what was historically known as Burditt’s Prairie, the site of one of Travis County’s original Freedmen’s communities, dating back to 1844. When the school was threatened with demolition after a developer purchased the property, Dr. McGhee and others mounted a successful campaign to preserve this iconic site as a local park and a museum.

The following pieces, most of which are authored by Dr. McGhee, will frame the discussion:

1. “Austin Needs to Fix Its Historic Preservation Problem”: http://www.fredmcghee.com/?p=193.
2. “Whither Rosewood Courts? The fight to save the first public housing complex for African Americans in the U.S.”: https://www.austinchronicle.com/news/2014-01-31/whither-rosewood-courts/.
3. “After Demolition Plans Are Scrapped, Segregation-Era School Could Become Museum”: http://kut.org/post/after-demolition-plans-are-scrapped-segregation-era-school-could-become-museum.
4. “Time For Some Real Talk About Muny”: http://www.fredmcghee.com/?p=164.

Fred L. McGhee is a historical archaeologist, urban anthropologist, greenbuilder, diver, historian, and U.S. Navy veteran. Since 2002 he has served as President and Principal Investigator of Fred L. McGhee & Associates, the only African-American and Disabled Veteran-owned and -operated archaeological and environmental Cultural Resource Management (CRM) consulting company in the U.S.

Dr. McGhee is Adjunct Associate Professor of Anthropology at Austin Community College. He holds a B.S. in the Linguistics of American Sign Language from Northeastern University in Boston, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology from The University of Texas at Austin. He has conducted archaeological fieldwork in Texas, the West Indies, Hawaii, and elsewhere. He has also conducted public housing research in Germany, the Netherlands, Singapore, Hong Kong and various U.S. cities, including Honolulu and Austin.

Dr. McGhee is the author of four books, including Two Texas Race Riots and The Black Crop: Slavery and Slave Trading in Nineteenth Century Texas. His forthcoming books include a study of Austin’s historic public housing and a biography of Elisha Marshall Pease, who served as governor of Texas during the early 1850’s and Reconstruction.

Personal: www.fredmcghee.com
Professional: www.flma.org
Preservation: www.preserverosewood.org and http://www.burdittprairie.org/about-us.

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