University of Chicago and Getty Foundation Announce Dissertation Workshops and Traveling Seminar in Chinese Art History
May 1, 2018
The Getty Foundation has awarded a two-year grant to the Department of Art History at the University of Chicago to nurture a new generation of historians of Chinese art through dissertation workshops and a traveling seminar which cross continental, cultural, and academic boundaries. The University of Chicago/Getty Dissertation Workshops in Chinese Art History and the University of Chicago/Getty Traveling Seminar in Chinese Art History are funded as a part of the Getty Foundation’s Connecting Art Histories initiative, which aims to increase opportunities for sustained intellectual exchange across national and regional borders.
Conceived as a dual location program, doctoral candidates from North America, Europe, and Asia will participate in the dissertation workshops in Chicago or Beijing. Through presentations and discussions, as well as site and collection visits, participants in the dissertation workshops will develop or advance their dissertation projects while being exposed to different topics and divergent methodologies, allowing them to discover unexpected historical links and conceptual connections.
The traveling seminar to China, including similar robust art historical exchanges between students and scholars, will expand perspectives at an even earlier, formative stage. The groups emerging from such concentrated dialogues will shape the future of Chinese art history and art history in general, fostering nuance, originality, and collaboration.
In addition to the dissertation workshops and traveling seminar, one University of Chicago doctoral candidate with fluency in Chinese (Mandarin) and specializing in art history or visual and material culture will be supported in each of the two years by a year-long University of Chicago/Getty Dissertation Fellowship in Chinese Art History. They will provide research assistance and handle organizational matters for the workshops and the traveling seminar, while also advancing their own dissertation work.
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