Holocaust Education Foundation Summer Institute: Call for Applications, deadline: Feb 25, 2011

Holocaust Education Foundation Summer Institute: Call for
Applications

Evanston, Illinois, June 19-July 1, 2011
Deadline: Feb 25, 2011

ANNOUNCING
The Sixteenth Annual Summer Institute
on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilization
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

The Holocaust Educational Foundation and Northwestern University are
pleased to invite applications for Fellowships to participate in the
sixteenth annual Summer Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish
Civilization from June 19 to July 1, 2011 in Evanston, Illinois. This
renowned program is an intensive two-week course of study designed to
broaden and deepen the background of current and prospective Holocaust
educators. It is open to faculty at the college or university level
and to graduate students who are pursuing a Ph.D. Approximately 25
Fellows are selected annually, each of whom receives free room, board,
and tuition during the program. (Fellowships do not cover, however,
travel expenses to and from Evanston, as well as the cost of assigned
books.). We seek fellows from a wide variety of disciplines, and
encourage the participation of all intellectual areas related to
Holocaust Studies.

The Institute curriculum consists of courses, lectures, and seminars
taught by leading scholars on the following themes: the religious
practice and history of the European Jews, problems in Holocaust
interpretation, the Holocaust in literature and film, art and the
Holocaust, the Holocaust and modern thought, Sociology and the
Holocaust, and the pedagogy of the Holocaust. In addition, the
Institute offers a rich program of guest lectures on occasional themes
and of cultural and recreational outings and events in Chicago.

Applications, consisting of a letter explaining the prospective
Fellow’s interest and experience in Holocaust studies, a curriculum
vitae, and, in the case of graduate students, a letter of
recommendation from the principal dissertation advisor, should be
submitted by February 25 to: Prof. Paul Jaskot, Summer Institute
Director, Department of the History of Art & Architecture, DePaul
University, 1150 W. Fullerton, Chicago, IL 60614 (or:
pjaskot@depaul.edu). (For our records, please also send a copy of the
application to the Holocaust Education Foundation, c/o Zev Weiss at
HEF3@aol.com )

Fellowships will be awarded and all applicants notified by March 25,
2011.

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European Master for Fine Art Photography Stipends. Deadline: Feb 11, 2010

Scholarships for European Master of Fine Art PhotographyPhoto by Joan Villaplana

IED Master Madrid is launching a contest to win scholarships for the European Master of Fine Art Photography. The first prize is a scholarship that covers the cost of the course fee, equivalent to 9.000 €. There will be two second prizes which will cover 50% of the course fee, each equivalent to 4.500 €.

The contest will close on February 11th, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. CET. See terms and conditions below.

Alejandro Castellote, Javier Vallhonrat and Moritz Neumüller will be part of the jury evaluating all participants in the scholarship contest.

Please visit http://iedmadrid.com/becas/scholarships-for-european-master-of-fine-art-photography/ for more information

Two calls from Shpilman Institute for Photography: “General Call” and “Philosophy Call”. Deadline: March 1, 2011

The Shpilman Institute for Photography (The SIP) is a research institute dedicated to photography. The SIP initiates and supports innovative scholarly work and artistic projects that advance the understanding of photography and related media.
The SIP was founded in Tel Aviv where the first ten events have been hosted. Upcoming events in 2011 include a symposium in Paris and other collaborations in Europe and the US. The SIP online platform is part of our ongoing commitment to the online dissemination of all our activities.

The SIP offers funding to writers, theorists, and researchers from various disciplines (be they academic faculty, independent scholars, graduate students, artists or research-oriented curators) doing research that will advance the methodologies, theories, and practices by which we can better comprehend the world of photography and the world perceived through photography.

Two calls are issued to support scholarly works in the fields of Philosophy and Photography and a General Call for Research on Photography

Web: http://www.thesip.org/
Email: If you have any questions regarding the application process,
please email callsadmin@thesip.org

For general inquiries about the institution,
please email info@thesip.org

Promotionsstipendien im Rahmen des DFG-Graduiertenkollegs “Sichtbarkeit und Sichtbarmachung”. Deadline: 30. Jan. 2011

Die Universität Potsdam schreibt 12 Promotionsstipendien und zwei Postdoc-Stipendien im Rahmen des interdisziplinären DFG-Graduiertenkollegs “Sichtbarkeit und Sichtbarmachung. Hybride Formen des Bildwissens” (GRK 1539/1) mit Beginn am 1. April 2011 aus.

Das Graduiertenkolleg verfolgt das Ziel, die heute international betriebene Forschung zur Visualisierung in Wissenschaften und Künsten unter den Gesichtspunkten des Wissens und der Reflexion für ein interdisziplinäres Promotionsprogramm fruchtbar zu machen. Das Gewicht liegt dabei auf der Verbindung von Philosophie, Kunst- und Medienwissenschaften, Allgemeiner und Vergleichender sowie Mediävistischer Literaturwissenschaft mit der Kognitionspsychologie, der Mathematik dynamischer Systeme, der Informatik und Geoinformatik (Kartographie) sowie Kunst-, Design- und Gestaltungsfächer. Gesucht werden hervorragende Promotions- und Postpromotionsvorhaben in diesen Fächern, insbesondere solchen, die im Schwerpunkt auf den Schnittstellen der beteiligten Disziplinen angesiedelt sind.

Im Zentrum stehen Untersuchungen zum Wechselspiel zwischen “Sichtbarkeit” und “Sichtbarmachung”, den Formen von Wahrnehmungsprozessen mit Bezug auf Bildmedien aller Art, den technischen Herstellungsverfahren sowie ihre künstlerische und wissenschaftliche Reflexion unter Einbeziehung empirischer Überprüfungsmethoden. Wissenschaft und Kunst, Literatur und philosophische Ästhetik, Entwurfspraxis und technische ‘Dispositive’ verweisen wechselseitig aufeinander. Das schliesst eine multidimensionale Analyse ein, wobei u.a. zur Frage steht, was mit visuellen Medien ausgedrückt werden kann und was nicht, wie sich Visualität und Diskursivität zueinander verhalten und ineinander greifen, worin die spezifischen Möglichkeiten und Grenzen visueller Argumentationen liegen, wie visuelle Verfahren die Aufmerksamkeit steuern und dergleichen mehr.

Das Kolleg spannt also bewusst einen weiten Bogen: Von der Analyse der Apparate und medialen Produktionsbedingungen über konkrete Praktiken der Sichtbarmachung, ihr Anschluss an überlieferte Bildcodes und Blickordnungen bis hin zu experimentell nachweisbaren Augenbewegungen. Die spezifisch naturwissenschaftlichen Themen sollten sich möglichst in die Arbeitsgruppen “Simulation von Szenarien mit mehreren Parametern in der aktuellen Klimafolgen- und Nachhaltigkeitsforschung”, “Experimentalpsychologische Untersuchungen zur Dynamik von Bild-/Grafikbetrachtung sowie zum Lesen literarischer Texte (insbesondere Messung von Blickbewegungen)”, “Wissensrepräsentation und -verarbeitung sowie Deklaratives Problemlösen” und “Modellierung kartographischen Wissens” einfügen können.

Erbeten werden aussagekräftige interdisziplinäre Promotionsskizzen bzw. Projektskizzen (Postdoktoranden) (ca. 10 Seiten), ein ausführliches Literaturverzeichnis, ggf. Vorarbeiten sowie ein ausführlicher Lebenslauf. Bewerbungszeitraum: 15. Dezember 2010 bis 30. Januar 2011 (Poststempel). Einladungen zu Vorstellungsgesprächen erfolgen Ende Februar.

Nähere Informationen unter: http://www.uni-potsdam.de/visibility

New Ship Design

This is the Captain speaking: Drawing on my vast experience in Naval Architecture, I changed the Design of the Curatorship, so that you land-rats can see more Calls, News and Events at a glance. Obviously, the vessel’s stability is still considered in both its hydrostatic sense as well as a hydrodynamic sense, meaning that it still exceeds the standard speed/length ratio, allowing it to outrun most of its bow wave. Which means that you will always be the first to know when I see interesting news for the arts community on my radar. Hope you like it. If not, please suggest another superstructure!

Please remember that you are invited to contribute to this enterprise. However, safety equipment such as lifeboats, liferafts, fire extinguishers, and survival suits have to be carried aboard by each sailor, for emergency use.

Moritz

Media Art Biennale WRO 2011. Deadline for submissions: 5.01.2011

December 14, 2010

Call for works: 14th Media Art Biennale WRO 2011 Alternative Now

The WRO Media Art Biennale is the leading international forum for new media art in Poland and Central Europe. Since its inception in 1989, WRO has been presenting art forms created using new media for artistic expression and communication, exploring current creative territories and building a critical perspective toward emerging issues in art and society.

Over the years, the WRO Biennales have raised a variety of questions about creative approaches to new technologies and the expanding technosphere of social media—about the creative crossover realms that arise where art and science, economics and social activism intersect.

The theme of the 14th WRO Biennale, which starts on May 10th 2011, is ALTERNATIVE NOW, highlighting the roles of individual artistic stances and strategies that keep a deliberate distance from the institutionalized mechanisms and standardized expectations of the art world.

To submit works to the 2011 WRO Media Art Biennale Alternative Now see wro2011.wrocenter.pl

Info

Deadline for submissions: 5.01.2011
Opening and main events: 10-15.05.2011
Exhibitions untill September 2011

Contact

Biennale Office
E-mail: biennale@wrocenter.pl
Phone: 0048 71 343 32 40

Address

WRO Art Center
ul. Widok 7
50-052 Wrocław, Poland
http://www.wrocenter.pl
http://www.wro2011.wrocenter.pl

Organizer: WRO Center for Media Art Foundation/ WRO Art Center
41 Essex Street, New York City, 10002 USA

Noorderlicht 2011, Call. Deadline: 31 March, 2011

Theme Photofestival 2011
METROPOLIS – City Life in the Urban Age
“On May 23, 2007 the world celebrated the beginning of the urban millennium. It was on this date that, worldwide, for the first time in history more people lived in cities than in the countryside: 3.3 billion people, on 3 percent of the earth’s surface. This development has far-reaching implications. Is a decent, humane life possible in a modern megalopolis that is bursting at its seams? And how can the countryside survive the economic, demographic, cultural and ecological clear-fell that urbanisation brings with it?”

The main exhibition at Noorderlicht 2011, METROPOLIS, City Life in the Urban Age, deals with the role of the city as the nerve centre of modern global society.

It is the second part of a diptych, a follow-up to the 2010 theme LAND, Country Life in the Urban Age, which looked at the shrinking role of the countryside worldwide.

The city, as a phenomenon, has an almost schizophrenic character; its many personalities are constantly encountering one another. It is our intention that these multiple personalities will emerge in the structure of the exhibition, running the gamut from utopia to dystopia.
Call for submissions

Noorderlicht calls on photographers, curators and photo agencies to submit work for METROPOLIS, City Life in the Urban Age.

We are looking for photo series that present a distinctive, even idiosyncratic vision on the character of the modern city. Economic, social or urban planning aspects can each play a role; the series may be literal or metaphorical. We are striving for a global picture; the group exhibition as a whole will be a journey through cities in all parts of the world.

The precise sub-themes will be set out in a following stage of the project. We would list several possibilities as examples:

* Symphony: The city as the effervescent economic and social nerve centre of modern society, a place for progress, interaction and infinite possibilities;
* Mutability: Space that is the product of urban planning, with architectonic dreams of the good life for all the city’s inhabitants; from old ideals of equality to modern technology and sustainability;
* Expansion: The urge for unbridled expansion in the name of progress, creating new chances but also pushing the old into oblivion; a place of migration, on the way to a better future, even if that means a life in the chaos of the slums;
* Seduction: Where massive economic differences exist and everyone is seduced by a mass media landscape to seek greater wealth, where millionaires live next to the homeless;
* Fear: Places where the individual can be swamped in a mass of strangers; where the demands of the rat race for success stand in the way of authentic living; where criminality lurks, security demands control and Big Brother is always watching;
* Home: Small societies, seeking a place of one’s own in the large, anonymous world around one, or the excessive separation from that wider world; the creation of suburbs where affluent urban life can again appear rural; the shift of the social environment from the real to the virtual world.

Submissions can be sent to Noorderlicht between now and 31 March, 2011. Tips from colleagues are also very welcome. Do not however wait too long; the curatorial process begins as soon as work comes in.

We are using a special email address for submissions: pandora@noorderlicht.com. Our ftp server is also open at all times. For further (technical) details on submitting your material please read these instructions carefully.

Correspondence regarding the theme can be sent directly to the curator Wim Melis, at his email address: wim@noorderlicht.com.

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