Fourth Annual Feminist Art History Conference, November 2013 in Washington, DC.

Fourth Annual Feminist Art History Conference

Katzen Arts Center, American University, Friday, Nov. 8 – Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013

The Art History Program of American University announces the fourth annual Feminist Art History Conference, to be held from November 8-10, 2013. Sessions on Friday afternoon will be followed by an opening reception and keynote address; sessions continue on Saturday. Keynote address: Dr. Patricia Simons, “Devotion and Desire: Women Viewers and the Case of the ‘Lesbian Nun’ in Early Seventeenth-Century Italy.” An exhibition of work by Faith Ringgold will be on display at the National Museum of Women in the Arts; a panel discussion on contemporary women artists will take place there on Sunday.

Online registration requested by Friday, Nov. 1. Conference fee of $45 ($25 student rate, with ID) includes all sessions, keynote address, receptions, coffee breaks, catered lunch on Saturday, and museum events:

Andrea Pearson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Art History
Art Department, Katzen 101
American University
4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016

Reunion: The Dallas Review – meeting today Tuesday

Reunion: The Dallas Review will have a short meeting today, Tuesday, September 24th at 12:30 pm in the Graduate Lounge, JO 3.930 to discuss plans for the upcoming year, including the launch party for our third issue and reading submissions for our fourth issue.

Interested students can help read submissions of drama, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, as well as promote and expand the journal’s outreach and impact.

If you are unable to attend, but are interested in working on the journal, please email Mark Jenkins:

Freelance Writing Opportunity

My name is Anuja Ghimire, a  UT Dallas alum (2008, Studies in Literature), and I am the English/Language Arts Content Editor for Learning Farm, a subscription-based e-learning company in Dallas, Texas. I am looking for Freelance Writers to work remotely.

Ideal candidates will have these skills: strong attention to detail, creative writing experience, excellent grammar, strong command of English language, and the ability to work under deadlines. The task involves writing passages (fiction and non-fiction) and writing test questions. Training is provided along with competitive pay.

Please send your (1) résumé along with the (2) cover letter and (3) writing samples to me at

English Language Arts Content Editor
Learning Farm

Postdoc in Digital Humanities at Stanford

From: Dan Edelstein []

Call for Applicants for Stanford University Postdoctoral Fellowship:

Humanities + Design at Stanford University invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship funded by an NEH Digital Humanities Implementation grant for “Networks in History.” The Fellow will join a research team working within Stanford’s Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA, on the design of visualization techniques that emphasize the contextualization and interpretation of data in cases where we lack the metrics for purely quantitative analysis. The Fellow will bring his or her own research project into the design process as a case study and will liaise with an international community of user testers.

We are seeking applicants from humanities disciplines with a strong interest in multidisciplinary methods to engage in collaborative research using historical source data based on travel, correspondence, communities of practice, and publication. The applicant’s own research should involve data visualization and draw from linked-data sources. Although projects must have a history component, a range of humanistic disciplines are included under that umbrella and other relevant disciplinary perspectives are also welcome.

The Fellow will join CESTA’s community of researchers in an innovative shared work environment in the middle of Stanford’s old quad. More than thirty PhD and undergraduate students are affiliated and working at any given time at CESTA, which is also home to the Spatial History Lab and the Literary Lab. The Center is currently funded by the Stanford Dean of Research, the Stanford Humanities Center, the Wallenberg Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and the NEH.

The appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal. Applicants must have their doctoral degree in hand 30 days prior to the appointment start date. The doctoral degree cannot have been awarded more than three years prior to the application date. Applicants must be comfortable working in a collaborative research setting and should demonstrate experience in project management and teaching. For further information about the position please contact Nicole Coleman

Applicants should submit the following materials by September 26, 2013: Cover letter, CV, 1000-word project proposal, dissertation abstract, 25-page writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. Send application materials via email to CESTA Administrative Associate, Matt Bryant

Dan Edelstein

Professor of French and (by courtesy) History
Faculty director, Humanities + Design research lab, CESTA
Stanford University

Phi Alpha Theta – History Honors Fall Schedule

Below you will see the Fall schedule of Phi Alpha Theta events. I do hope that you will not only attend, but pass along this schedule to your friends and classmates. Current and prospective members welcome.

September 11th – 1pm – Informal social at the Pub on campus (look for the loud(ish) table)
September 17th – 6pm – Social at Carmine’s Pizzeria (located at the corner of Coit and Campbell in the same strip-center as Marshall’s)
October 1st – 1pm – Brown bag lecture with Dr. Schulze—topic and location to follow
October 23rd – 1pm – Brown bag lecture with Dr. Brewer—topic and location to follow
November 13th – 1pm – Roundtable discussion with Dr. Brown and Dr. Ring—topic and location to follow
December 5th – 6:30pm – Fall Induction ceremony

If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions please contact the current President of the UT Dallas chapter, Anthony Milano, or the Faculty Adviser, Dr. Katie Turk.

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Research grant in Aesthetic Studies

Dr. Richard Brettell has once again generously raised funds to support Graduate Research Grants in Aesthetic Studies. Only students concentrating in HUAS are eligible to apply for these grants.

If you are undertaking research and/or creative activities involving travel out of state or are engaged in professional training unavailable at UT-Dallas, you are eligible to apply for funding. Priority will be given to projects directly connected to requirements in the degree plan, and Ph.D. students have priority over M.A. students. This round of awards is for activities taking place between September of 2013 and April of 2014.

These funds are not meant to support participation in conferences (this is the purpose of the School’s travel grants) and cannot be used in support of research within the state of Texas.

Students interested in applying for these funds to support activities this summer should write a 1- to 2-page proposal (introducing the project, explaining its relation to your academic progress and its contribution to your larger academic field) plus an appended budget. Please send these materials to Pierrette Lacour at and copy me on the email no later than October 11, 2013. Recipients will be required subsequently to generate a report on the results of their funded research and to write a note of thanks to the donor(s) of these funds.

Grants are modest in size and the amount of funding available is limited. Grants always take the form of reimbursement for allowable expenses.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Michael Wilson
Associate Dean for Graduate Studies
School of Arts & Humanities
University of Texas at Dallas