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Dear Friends & Colleagues,

As you may have noted the EPCAF meeting was tweeted by CAA last week, thanks to one of our active members who spread the word. And it was indeed a meeting worth attending.

For all those who missed it here is a little update: we planned on organizing more panels on topics such as German, Italian, & Spanish art in the United States and in Europe. We also decided to try to affiliate ourselves with CAA, so we could have greater visibility and make a real impact on the profession, as well as hold an EPCAF meeting during the CAA annual conferences. In addition, we  envisioned the inauguration of a series of publications and translations. All these are exciting projects, and we are grateful to all of you who came out and contributed with your ideas and enthusiasm.

Also following the meeting, at the urge of some of our members, we launched a Facebook site. You can “like” us here:

Below you can find our usual list of call for papers, conferences, fellowships, & announcements.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Catherine Dossin & Victoria H.F. Scott



The Flaneur Abroad 

University of Nottingham, UK, July 6 – 07, 2012

Deadline: Dec 30, 2011

The Flâneur Abroad: international and historical perspectives on an urban archetype

This conference aims to map some of the flâneur’s travels and transpositions. In doing so, it may be possible to clarify how far the flâneur is dependent on Paris as a milieu.

The conference is intended to be interdisciplinary, bringing together scholars from art history, history, literary studies, film, history of photography, music, historical and cultural geography. Research students are encouraged to offer work in progress papers.

For more information:

Please send proposals (c.250 words) by December 30th 2011 to: Richard Wrigle


Music in Visual Culture and Architecture

Deadline: November 16, 2011

Kunstlicht is a scientific journal dedicated to the visual arts, visual culture and architecture. It is affiliated with VU University Amsterdam’s department of Arts & Culture.

The first issue of Kunstlicht in 2012 focuses on the unique relationship between music, visual arts, visual culture and architecture.

Kunstlicht invites (young) scholars from various disciplines like music, visual art, architecture and design, to submit a proposal for a scientific paper on this topic. Proposals (200-300 words) can be submitted to redactie@tijdschriftkunstlicht.nlThe deadline is November 16, 2011. Selected authors will be asked to write a paper of 2.000-3.000 words (excluding endnotes). The deadline for the first draft is January 6. Proposals and papers may be written in either English or Dutch.

For more information:


Chicago Art Journal: Historiographies of New Media

Department of Art History at the University of Chicago is seeking submissions of original work by graduate students and faculty for its 2011-2012 edition. This year’s issue asks how new media have affected not only the production of art, but also the production of knowledge about art. What is at stake in approaching art history through the concept of new media?

Full papers must follow The Chicago Manual of Style, and should not exceed 4000 words. Each submission should include an abstract of approximately 500 words.

For more information:

Please send submissions to the graduate student editors Solveig Nelson and Stephanie Su at by November 28, 2011


Shift: Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture

Shift welcomes academic papers, exhibition and book reviews, as well as discussions concerning other art-related events from current graduate students.

This journal is an online publication. All manuscripts should be sent by email to Papers must be submitted to the editors of Shift by 01 March 2012. The journal launch will take place 01 October 2012.

For more information:



Postgraduate Study in London (Royal College of Arts)

RCA School of Humanities announces call for applications for Postgraduate study with bursaries for Academic Year 2012-13.

Open days are held in November and December, and the priority application deadline is January 2012, although applications are considered throughout the year.

For further details or to book an open day place, visit  or contact


Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellowships at the Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago is pleased to announce two postdoctoral fellowships, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, for outstanding scholars who have recently earned PhDs (or equivalent degrees from foreign universities) and wish to pursue curatorial careers in art museums. These three-year Fellowships will support scholarly research related to the collections and projects of the Art Institute of Chicago and will provide curatorial training.

Apply online at:



POP? International Symposium on the Reception of Pop Art in Belgium (1960 – 1970)

On 1 and 2 December 2011 the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium organise the international symposium “Pop? On the reception of Pop Art in Belgium (1960-1970)”. At this symposium, internationally renowned lecturers and young researchers will focus on the reception of Pop Art in Belgium and Europe.

Keynote speakers will be Allen Jones (English Pop artist) and  Marco Livingstone (independent curator and writer of many books on Pop art and its leading artists).

For more information:



Fondazione Giorgio e Isa de Chirico

On the occasion of its 25th anniversary, Fondazione Giorgio e Isa de Chirico is pleased to announce the launch of its new website:

The bilingual (English-Italian) website is structured in three main sections dedicated respectively to Giorgio de Chirico, the Foundation and the periodical Metafisica, and offers a wide range of original documents and images, as well as the latest news regarding the life and œuvre of the creator of Metaphysical Art.


Pratiques interculturelles dans les institutions patrimoniales

Cet appel, lancé par le ministère de la culture (département de la recherche, de l’enseignement supérieur et de la technologie) vise à mieux connaître la façon dont les institutions patrimoniales (musées, centres d’archives, bibliothèques, les services patrimoniaux de collectivités locales) prennent en compte la complexité des sociétés contemporaines et les changements culturels mondiaux. Il souhaite développer une démarche partagée entre institutions patrimoniales, laboratoires de recherche, associations et ouvrir de nouveaux champs de recherche en sciences humaines et sociales. Le texte de l’appel à projets de recherche et le formulaire de réponse sont téléchargeables sur le site avant le 20 décembre 2011

For more information:



e-Newspaper covering: “news & views on e-books, libraries, publishing and related topics.”


The Archigram Archival Project 

Makes the work of the seminal architectural group Archigram available free online for public viewing and academic study. The project was run by EXP, an architectural research group at the University of Westminster. It was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and made possible by the members of Archigram and their heirs, who retain copyright of all images.