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CEEH ARTES Scholarships 2021. Call for applications, deadline 31st January 2021

Thanks to the generous support of CEEH (Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica), ARTES, awards a number of scholarships each year to students working on any aspect of Spanish or Hispanic visual culture before 1900. The deadline for all applications is 31st January each year and the Scholarship Committee usually informs successful applicants by 15th March. Scholarship winners are normally invited to an awards ceremony at the ARTES AGM in the summer. Please read the guidelines for each scholarship, as well as the general guidelines below.

Travel scholarships

Final year undergraduates and postgraduate students registered for a full or part-time degree course at a UK university may apply for up to £1000 towards the costs of travel to Spain for research purposes (which may include field work, attendance at a conference, or other recognised forms of research).

£3000 scholarship for PhD students at a UK university

ARTES offers one scholarship each year to a student registered for a full- or part-time doctoral degree at a UK university. The scholarship is intended to contribute towards the costs of tuition, living and/or research, and therefore students with full funding are not eligible.

£3000 scholarship for PhD students or post-doctoral scholars in Spain who wish to conduct research in the UK

Doctoral students or those who received their doctorate less than four years before the application deadline may apply for this scholarship provided that they were or are registered for doctoral study at a university in Spain.

Exhibition ‘Funk Fiction’ at Casa de las Conchas, Spain: VIRTUAL TOUR, SEMINAR (24 Feb), and WORKSHOP (25 Feb)

Take a VIRTUAL TOUR of ‘Funk Fiction’, a video Installation by Brazilian Artist Henrique Fagundes, showing at the Casa de las Conchas Palace in Salamanca, Spain.

VIRTUAL TOUR: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITLG4M4bXpw&feature=youtu.be

FUNK FICTION CHANNEL 1-2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYieAQjSpdQ&t=233s

To learn more about Henrique Fagundes’ art practice and its relationship to the broader context of Brazilian art join the following didactic initiatives:

SEMINAR (in Spanish)

‘Not Only Carnival: Brazilian Culture between the Symbols of the Nation, Cultural Hybridisation and the Struggle Against Stereotypes’



LINK: https://www.facebook.com/FundacionCHB/

WORKSHOP (in Spanish)

‘Internet, Appropriation and Remix as Artistic Power’



LINK: https://www.facebook.com/FundacionCHB/

CANCELLED : 6.00 PM ARTES/ Zurbarán Centre seminar – Roberto Conduru : Magic, crime and art in early 20th century Afro-Brazilian religions (17/2/21)

Unfortunately tonight’s seminar by Professor Roberto Conduru is cancelled due to the power cuts in Dallas where the speaker is based.

We hope to re-schedule the seminar at a later date. We will post updates here on the ARTES site when we have more information.

ONLINE TALK AT THE WALLACE COLLECTION – Meet the Expert: Velázquez or Mazo? Philip IV Court Painters

Date: Thursday 18 February 2021

Time: 13.00-14.00 GMT

Location: Zoom (Online)

Speakers: Natalia Muñoz-Rojas (Enrique Harris Frankford Curatorial Assistant, The Wallace Collection) and Patricia Manzano Rodríguez (PhD Candidate, Zurbarán Centre for Spanish and Latin American Art, Durham University)

The Wallace Collection has eight paintings attributed to Velázquez and his school. Yet, few of them have a firm attribution. This is partly due to how little is known about Velázquez’s school, studio and assistants. Juan Bautista del Mazo is the only assistant about whom more is known.

Patricia Manzano Rodríguez is currently working on the first monograph on Del Mazo, which aims to unravel his oeuvre from that of his master. Natalia Muñoz-Rojas will ask her about her research and findings, and their conversation may even cause us to reassess the figure of Mazo and our perception of his work.

Registration and Location: This talk will be hosted online through Zoom and YouTube.

Please click here to register for zoom: https://www.wallacecollection.org/whats-on/meet-the-expert-velázquez-or-mazo-philip-iv-court-painters/

CEEH Curatorial Fellow in Spanish Paintings at The National Gallery

This post, supported by the CEEH (Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica), is a 22 month traineeship for someone who has a good scholarly art historical background in European paintings and a special interest in Spanish paintings, who wishes to pursue a museum career. The Curatorial Fellow will have the opportunity to be involved in a full range of curatorial activities, including special projects, with a particular focus on Spanish paintings in the period 1450 to post-1800.

To apply or for more information, please see: https://nationalgalleryjobs.ciphr-irecruit.com/templates/CIPHR/jobdetail_1281.aspx

ONLINE SEMINAR: Material Culture and Identity: The Moriscos in Early Modern Iberia, 02 March 2021, 12.30-2.00pm

Image: Christoph Weiditz, The Morisco Dance, Das Trachtenbuch (1529). Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg.

The Centres for Iberian and Latin American Visual Studies (CILAVS) & for Medieval and Early Modern Worlds (CMEMW) warmly invite you to the seminar 

 Material Culture and Identity: The Moriscos in Early Modern Iberia  

Professor Borja Franco (Honorary Research Fellow at CILAVS) 

Chair and mini response: Michael Pope (Cultures & Languages, PhD student) 

Tuesday, 02 March 2021 from 12.30 to 2.00pm Live Online  

Book your place now. 

The Christian conquest of Granada (1492) triggered the conversion and acculturation of Muslims living in the Iberian Peninsula, who were henceforth known as “Moriscos”. As this process did not unfold in a uniform fashion, Christian doctrine was unevenly assimilated across the territory. Records of material culture in Morisco homes can shed light on the extent of religious conversion in the different geographical areas.   

Inventories of New Christian homes were traditionally compiled without reference to their counterparts among Old Christians who were subjecting and converting the Moriscos to Christianity. It is therefore important to study Old and New Christian inventories in parallel to identify any points of contact between them. On the one hand, this research will reveal how Moriscos projected their identity onto personal possessions, including devotional figures which would in fact have represented very unusual choices among Old Christians. On the other, it will show a clear hybridization of customs, as evidenced by the many objects associated to Medieval Islamic tradition found in Old Christian homes, such as adargas (shields), almalafas (robes), ‘Morisco style’ furniture, etc. The aim of this presentation is, firstly, to explore the defining features that set these two communities apart as revealed by both Old and New Christian material culture; and secondly, to learn how such objects were perceived, based on extant descriptions. Taken in combination, these sources can shed light on aspects of daily life among these coexisting communities, the way they made their different identities visible, and their emotional practices. 

Borja Franco Llopis is a Professor at the Department of Art History in the UNED (Spain). His research is devoted to the visual and literary representation of the otherness in Southern Europe. He has been a visiting scholar in several prestigious institutions such as the School of History and Archaeology in Rome, the Instituto Storico per el Medievo (Rome), the Warburg Institute (London), Johns Hopkins University, University of California (Berkeley), Harvard University, Columbia University, Universidade Nova of Lisbon and NYU; and Visiting Professor at the University of Genoa. He is Associate Professor at the Department of Art History in the UNED (Spain), the PI of the research group “Before Orientalism. Images of the Muslim Other in Iberia (15-17th Centuries) and their Mediterranean connections” and working Group Leader of the Cost Action 18129: Islamic Legacy: Narratives East, West, South, North of the Mediterranean. He has recently published the monographs titled: Pintando al converso: la imagen del morisco en la peninsula ibérica (1492-1614) (Cátedra, 2019), and Etnicità e conversione. Immagini di moriscos nella cultural visuale dell’età moderna (Affinità Elettive, 2020). He has also co-edited the book: Muslim and Jews made Visible in Christian Iberia and beyond (14-18th centuries) (Brill 2019). 

The event is free, but booking is required.

RECORDING: Yarí Pérez Marín, ‘Illustrating medical treatment in colonial Latin America’. Online talk for the Research Seminar Series organized by ARTES and the Zurbarán Centre For Spanish and Latin American Art

Recording of a talk delivered online on January 27th, 2021 as part of the research seminar series organized by Durham University’s Zurbarán Centre For Spanish and Latin American Art with ARTES Iberian & Visual Culture Group, with the collaboration of Instituto Cervantes in the UK

This talk was delivered as part of a series of 12 research seminars, many of which will also be recorded and available on the ARTES site.

The weekly sessions usually take place on Wednesdays, 6.00-7.00pm, except the fourth session scheduled for Tuesday, 2 February. The talks last ca. 40 minutes and are followed by Q&A.

The series is free and open to all with an interest in the visual arts. Booking is essential. Please email the Zurbarán Centre (Zurbaran.centre@durham.ac.uk) to register and to receive a zoom link. Please note registration closes 24 hours before the seminar.

Please click here for more details

ONLINE Conference – Velázquez and the Spanish Prince: Baltasar Carlos in the Riding School

Prince Baltasar Carlos in the Riding School, c. 1640 – c. 1645, Wallace Collection

Date: Thursday 4 and Friday 5 March 2021
Times: 15.00-18.00 each day
Location: Zoom (online)

Drawing together an international panel of eminent scholars working on the Spanish Habsburg Court and Spanish art, this two-session conference focuses on one of the best-loved paintings at the Wallace Collection, Prince Baltasar Carlos in the Riding School.

Please click here for more information, including the full programme and how to register.


ONLINE LECTURE: Luisa Roldán 1652-1706: from Seville to the Royal Court by Dr. Cathy Hall -van den Elsen, from the Discovering Women Sculptors from the 17th Century to the Present Lecture Series hosted by the The Public Statues and Sculpture Association

Registration is required. Please see the Eventbrite page for more details: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/discovering-women-sculptors-tickets-135926597111?aff=erelexpmlt

The lectures are free to members of the PSSA. A nominal charge of £3.50 is made for non-members for each lecture.

Abstract: The daughter of a well-known Sevillian sculptor, Luisa Roldán trained in her father’s circle, sculpting both over-life sized wooden sculptures for churches and intimate terracotta sculptures for domestic, devotional spaces. After her marriage in 1671 Roldán established an identity independent of her father and subsequently attracted commissions from churches and religious brotherhoods. Leaving southern Spain with her young family in 1688, she travelled to Madrid where she soon established her reputation as an able interpreter of Madrid’s religious and political environment. In 1692 she was named Sculptor to the Royal Chamber of Carlos II retaining the title upon his death and the arrival of Felipe V, and working until her death in 1706.

Biography: Cathy Hall-van den Elsen studied Spanish art at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia, completing her PhD (1992) on the life and work of Luisa Roldán. After a period working outside art history Cathy returned to scholarship in 2005, contributing the introductory chapter to the exhibition catalogue Roldana published by the Consejeria de Cultura in Seville in 2007.  In 2018 Cathy published a monograph in Spanish:Fuerza e Intimismo: Luisa Roldán, escultora (1652-1706), (Madrid, CSIC). In August 2020 her annotated bibliography on Luisa Roldán was published by Oxford Bibliographies Online, and in 2021 Lund Humphries will publish her monograph in English: Luisa Roldán.  Cathy’s next project is a study of creative women from Spain and Portugal in early modern period.

ONLINE CONFERENCE: Polyphonic Communities: Ways of Belonging in the Medieval and Early Modern Iberian World – A Two-Day Interdisciplinary Conference for Graduates and Early Career Scholars

Pre-registration is required to attend. Please click the following link to register: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0pduyrpzIqGdcEVqy5n9pFiNuLR1NW50lR. After registering you will receive a confirmation email with the details of the Zoom meetings.

Please click here for more information