This site will include postings for conferences, societies, and opportunities covering the period 1789 to 1914.
22-25 February 2012. Usually held with the College Art Association annual conference.
22-24 March 2012. Asheville, NC. Two topics here: Spirituality in Nineteenth Century European Visual culture. Contact: Maura Coughlin (firstname.lastname@example.org). Also: 2. Spirituality and Mass Culture in the United States. Contact: (Emily.email@example.com) For each topic, Please e-mail abstracts (250 words) for 20-minute papers that provide the author's name and paper title in the heading, as well as a one-page c.v. by September 20, 2012.
"...announces a prize for PhD candidates. The AHNCA Prize is awarded annually to the PhD candidate who submits the best conference or symposium paper on a topic related to 19th-century art or art history. The winning paper will be published in Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide, AHNCA's peer-reviewed, electronic journal. The winner will be announced at the AHNCA business meeting at the College Art Association Annual Conference. Submissions may be sent electronically to (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by post to Elizabeth Mansfield, National Humanities Center, 7 Alexander Dr., Research Triangle Park, NC 27799. Entry forms may be downloaded from the AHNCA website. (Annual?)
Held 4 March 2011. Seventh Annual. Graduate Center of the City University of New York. "Graduate students are invited to submit proposals for 20-minute papers on topics in the history of art and visual culture of the long nineteenth-century (1789-1914). Proposals that give evidence of new scholarship and originality of approach are especially encouraged...Proposals were due Monday, January 10, 2011." Please see the H-ARTHIST Web site for more information.
22-25 March 2012. Lexington, KY. Theme: Picturing the Nineteenth Century. "Though its title foregrounds art and visual culture, this conference will treat "picturing" in all its many senses: imagining, representing, framing, mapping. We invite papers and panels that consider how the nineteenth century represented itself to itself--through depictions of subjectivity, history, and culture; through emerging technologies and disciplines; through self-conscious "meta" attempts to understand methods of representation. We also encourage papers that consider how our own technologies and disciplines create multiple pictures of "the nineteenth century." Interdisciplinary papers and panels are especially welcome. Deadline for submitting proposals is October 17, 2011; accepted papers will be due in early 2012. See Call for Papers for complete information." See the link for details.
Held 14-16 April 2011. Grand Rapids, Michigan. "This session is open to presentations on new research, innovative methodologies in the field of 19th century art (broadly defined): new interpretations of familiar works; papers on perception, critical theories, primary criticism, global interchange of forms, styles and ideas.
"The New York Nineteenth Century Society brings together historians, reenactors, and interested parties for 19th-century themed happenings, uniquely educational events, and an ongoing conversation about our collective past. Founded in 2009, NYNCS is dedicated to studying and reenacting all aspects of 19th-century life. Live events take place throughout the New York Metropolitan Area; anyone is welcome to join and contribute to the online community."
27-29 October 2011. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; University of Pennsylvania and Villanova University. Theme: Law & Order. "The 37th Annual Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium hopes to foster a discussion of laws and order as represented in French literature and culture of the long century: how they were established, supported, questioned, and overthrown; how the ideological grounds upon which they were constructed were solidified or destabilized; and how authors, characters, themes or formal elements reflect varying degrees of respect for established sets of rules." See the Web site for details.
22-24 March 2012. Asheville, North Carolina. Theme is: Spiritual Matters/Matters of the Spirit. "From Romanticism's spiritual resurgence to the interrogations of Darwinism and science, the nineteenth century was immersed in conversation about the place of spirituality and religion in society, politics, and the arts. Paper and panel proposals are welcome on all aspects of belief, religion, and spirituality in the long nineteenth century, from 1789 to 1914." Please e-mail abstracts (250 words) for 20-minute papers that provide the author's name and paper title in the heading, as well as a one-page c.v., to Phylis Floyd AND Michael Duffy by September 30, 2011. Presenters will be notified in November, 2011.Phylis Floyd, Program Co-Chair Michigan State University (email@example.com) Michael Duffy, Program Co-Chair East Carolina University (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mostly literary, but there is a section listing "Art, Architecture, and the Performing Arts".
3-6 November 2011. Nashville, TN. "We seek papers related to the conference theme of 'Performance and Play' in keeping with the conference's location in Nashville, a historic center for musical and artistic innovation...Deadline for proposals: March 1, 2011." See the H-Arthist Website linked above for more information.
12-15 April 2012. which will take place April 12-15, 2012 at the historic Berkeley City Club and at the University of California, Berkeley campus. "Following upon the success of the first C19 conference at Penn State University in 2010, we invite individual papers or panels on any aspect of U.S. literary culture--broadly conceived--during the long nineteenth century, including those that bring insights from visual, sound, or performance studies into conversation with literary/textual studies...Proposals are due by October 1, 2011. Queries may also be addressed to (C19email@example.com)." Please see the link for more details.
"The only national non-profit organization committed to historic preservation, protection, understanding, education, and enjoyment of our nineteenth century heritage." See the Web site for more information.
Held 21-22 October 2011. Myrtle Beach, SC. See the Web site for updated information.
"Deadline was March 15, 2010. Each year the Edith Wharton Society offers an Edith Wharton Collection Research Award of $1500 to enable a scholar to conduct research on the Edith Wharton Collection of materials at the Beinecke Library at Yale University. Prospective fellows for the 2010-2011 award are asked to submit a research proposal (maximum length 5 single-spaced pages) and a resume by March 15, 2010 to Margaret Murray at (firstname.lastname@example.org) or at this address:Margaret Murray Professor of English Western Connecticut State University Danbury, CT 06810 USA
"The research proposal should detail the overall research project, its particular contribution to Wharton scholarship, the preparation the candidate brings to the project, and the specific relevance that materials at the Beinecke collection have for its completion. The funds need to be used for transportation, lodging, and other expenses related to a stay at the library. Notification of the award will take place by April 15th and the award can be used from May 1, 2010 till May 1, 2011. A final report will be due June 1, 2011. The Winner will be asked at that point to submit a short report essay to the Edith Wharton Review, which will briefly inform the readers of the EWR of the research done but will not be in the way of the winner publishing a scholarly article elsewhere as well." [PLEASE MAKE A WEB SITE]
A journal of interest to fans of 19th-century studies.