Category: Call for Participants

Land and Sea in the Mediterranean World

Land and Sea in the Mediterranean World, Mediterranean Seminar/UCMRP, UC Santa Barbara, November 8, 2014

The Mediterranean Seminar/UCMRP is seeking presenters for our Fall 2014 Workshop to be held at the University of California Santa Barbara on Saturday, 8 November 2014 in conjunction with a symposium organized by the the Medieval Studies Program at UC Santa Barbara on the afternoon of Friday, 7 November 2014.

The Workshop will consist of discussion of three pre-circulated papers and a keynote presentation by our featured scholar, Julia Clancy-Smith (History, University of Arizona),

We invite proposals for workshop papers (articles or chapters in-progress, approx. 35 double-spaced pages) on the topics relating to the land and sea in the Mediterranean which may include works on Mediterranean methodologies or perspectives, or studies strongly informed by such. We seek papers in any relevant discipline, especially comparative or interdisciplinary work that uses the Mediterranean as a frame of analysis. Priority is given to faculty and graduate students from the UC system and collaborating institutions, but any North American-based scholars working on relevant material are encouraged to apply. (Scholars from further abroad are welcome to apply, but we cannot guarantee full travel support.) The Mediterranean Seminar/UCMRP will cover travel and lodging expenses for presenters.

Center for Curatorial Leadership 2015

Center for Curatorial Leadership 2015, New York, January 4–June 30, 2015

The Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) seeks full-time curators who are currently employed at art museums where they are charged with the care, display, and interpretation of objects as well as the organization of temporary exhibitions. Nominations will be sought from museum directors and administrators, but self-nominations are also strongly encouraged.

The CCL aims to train curators to assume leadership positions in museums in the rapidly evolving cultural climate of the twenty-first century. The mandate of the CCL is to identify within the curatorial ranks individuals who have the potential to become leaders, and to help them shape themselves into curators who not only take charge of the art in their care, but who are also capable of assuming the leadership responsibilities essential to high performance in today’s art museums. The CCL is premised on the conviction that there need be no contradiction between these two sets of obligations – indeed, that there must not be.

Applicants should be proven scholars and leaders in their field. They should also have demonstrated some leadership initiative, either in their museums or in other aspects of their lives (e.g., community service, board service, etc.).

Applications will be reviewed by the director of the CCL and a small committee of current and former museum directors.

Beginning January 4 - 16, 2015, the program will consist of the following:

  • In January, a two-week intensive program in New York each January that includes teaching (led by faculty members from Columbia University Business School) and practical exposure and assignments (to be provided by museums, cultural institutions, and other civic organizations across the city)
  • A mentorship/residency with a museum director from an institution different from the fellow’s home institution.
  • A student mentoring project, assigned in January, to cover the span of the fellowship.
  • A one-week program in May or June that includes instruction, coaching, and presentation of team assignment.
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for Byzantine Arts and Culture

Founded in 2010 through a generous gift from the Jaharis Family Foundation, the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture is dedicated to the promotion and advancement of knowledge about the rich heritage of Byzantine art and culture.

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