CFP: Charged Circuits: Questioning International Exhibition Practices

Call for Papers
Charged Circuits: Questioning International Exhibition Practices
Graduate Symposium
Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
March 14-15, 2008
Deadline for paper proposals extended to: January 25, 2008
Graduate students from all disciplines, including art history, visual arts,
curatorial and museum studies, communications, film studies, cultural
studies and history, are invited to propose papers for Charged Circuits:
Questioning International Exhibition Practices. This two-day symposium seeks
to critically assess the recent proliferation of international exhibitions
and their growing influence on the discipline of art history. What are the
implications of this expanding transnational exhibition practice? Is this
practice really the reflection of a “new internationalism”? Which artists
and curators are privileged within the global exhibition circuit, and why?
What are the power dynamics between global economy and local communities?
What part does nationalism play within transnational exhibitions? And in
what way have international exhibitions affected how art history is written

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Topoi – Opportunities in Berlin

A major new initiative in German academe is underway, in the form of an ‘excellence cluster’ entitled
Topoi – The Formation and Transformation of Space and Knowledge in Ancient Civilizations‘.
Within this scheme the Free University of Berlin have just invited applications for a Professorship in Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology, for 4 Junior Fellows, for 20 fully-funded PhD studentships, and for 4 post-doctoral awards.
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