Curatopia: Histories, Theories, Practices - Museums and the Future of Curatorship. 6-7 July 2015. Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, Germany.

As museums continue to change in twenty first century, the ‘figure of the curator’ appears to be in flux. What is the future of curatorial practice? Is there a vision for an ideal model, a Curatopia, whether in the form of a utopia or dystopia? The symposium facilitates intense thinking through ‘the figure of the curator’ and will be open to museum professionals, other academics and students.

6 July 2015 9:00am - 6:30pm

Dr. Philipp Schorch, Prof. Eveline Dürr, Prof. Gabriele Herzog-Schröder (all LMU Munich, Germany) Curatopia: Critical Perspectives

Conference: Missionaries, Materials and the Making of the Modern World. 15th September – 17th September 2014. Emmanuel College, Cambridge

Anyone who is interested and in Cambridge is very welcome to attend the Plenary Session on Mission Archaeology at 4pm on Monday 15th, which will be followed by a drinks reception at MAA, as well as the Plenary Lecture at 5pm on Tuesday 16th, given by Jane Lydon who is currently a visiting fellow at MAA.

The programme for the conference can be found below:

http://maa.cam.ac.uk/maa/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Programme.pdf

Research and Study Opportunity: Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks to hire an Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Humanities for a two-year appointment commencing Fall 2015.

JNZL Prize for New Zealand Literary Studies

Deadline: June 30, 2013.  The Journal of New Zealand Literature offers an annual prize for new work in New Zealand Literary Studies.  The Prize for 2013 is now open. The Prize is available to graduate students, and to emerging researchers who have completed their PhDs in the last three years .The Prize is open internationally. The winning essay will be published in the Journal of New Zealand Literature, a fully peer-reviewed scholarly publication.

Call for Proposals: The Art of Shigeyuki Kihara, A Research Symposium at The University of Otago

The recent award of the Wallace Arts Trust Paramount Award and the New Generation Award from the Arts Foundation of New Zealand signals Shigeyuki Kihara’s growing recognition as a significant international artist, whose dynamic career includes, amongst others: a solo exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2008); performances staged at such leading institutions as the Musée du Quai