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CFP 31 March 2017
Art on the move. Mobility in the long nineteenth century
12-13 January 2018, Barber Institute, University of Birmingham

In the nineteenth century the circulation of works of art developed into its recognisably modern form. The forces of increasingly globalized capitalism, imperial routes and new means of transport, coupled with the growing reach of advertising and the press caused an unprecedented movement of artists, goods and materials. Larger audiences for art in newly founded museums and galleries across the world also contributed to, and benefited from, this increased mobility of art.

Nineteenth-century mobility still awaits a thorough art historical investigation. This two-day conference aims to map, examine and problematize this emerging field. The conference organizers invite paper proposals on potential topics such as: Visualising mobility and networks, mobility of people/objects, reproduction, replication and mobility, the ethics of mobility, enforced mobility, the role of art markets, refusal to move, and methodological approaches to mobility.

Please send paper proposals of a maximum length of 250 words, accompanied by a 150 words biography, by Friday 31 March 2017 to

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Van Gogh Museum Research Grant
Application deadline: 1 April 2017

Are you a graduate in 19th-century, Western European art history who completed his/her studies in the past three years? If so, you are eligible for the Van Gogh Museum Research Grant worth € 5,000. If you are a talented researcher who graduated in the past three years, you may apply. Your research proposal must relate to a subject from Western European art history from the period 1830-1914. Write a research proposal of max. 1500 words. Send it along with your curriculum vitae including list of publications, a copy of your graduate dissertation and a reference letter to

The deadline for registration is 1 April 2017. A selection committee will determine the suitability of the proposal. The research grant will be allocated on 1 June 2017. You will present your work to the Van Gogh Museum before 1 October 2017.

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De Studiedag Historisch Interieur en Ontwerp 

27 april 2017, Het Pand, Gent BE

Op donderdag 27 april organiseert onderzoeksgroep ThIS. The Inside Story: Kunst, interieur en architectuur 1750-1950 (UGent – VUB) een  Studiedag Historisch Interieur & Ontwerp, in Het Pand te Gent. Deze werkgroep wil zo een forum bieden voor het wetenschappelijk onderzoek in België naar de geschiedenis van het interieur, de kunstnijverheid en de vormgeving. In 2016-17 biedt de 8e Triënnale voor Vormgeving: Hands on Design (Design Museum Gent) het kader om te werken over kunst, ambacht en industrie, en de samenwerking tussen ontwerpers, makers en bedrijven.

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Gothic Modernisms

29-30 June 2017, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

The two-day conference ‘Gothic Modernisms’ will focus on the (global) legacies, histories and contested identities of Northern European Gothic/early-modern visual cultures in modernity and, in particular, on identities of modernism, including avant-gardes. It explores the pivotal, yet still understudied, reception, construction and invention of Gothic and early-modern art in institutions and museums as well as in art, art historiographies and in broader visual-cultural contexts in the period spanning the 1880s to the 1950s. The conference will develop both a broad perspective in relation to gothic modernisms and a deepening of the issues—methodological, theoretical, aesthetic, archival—pertinent to this subject.

It forms the culminating event in a trilogy of conferences opening new research about pivotal modern and modernist reception of Northern medieval and Renaissance masters in Europe, beginning with ‘Primitive Renaissances’ (National Gallery, London: 2014) and continuing with Visions of the North (Compton Verney Museum, UK: 2016).

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