Art and Society in Britain, Hogarth to Turner (1730–1851)

Teaching European Art in Context
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About the Seminar

SEMINAR ON TEACHING EUROPEAN ART IN CONTEXT


The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) is pleased to announce a new seminar on Teaching European Art in Context. Intended for non-specialists in the subject, the seminar will be especially valuable for faculty members at institutions without large campus collections or proximity to major art museums. Full time faculty members from CIC member institutions who have occaision to incorporate art history into their teaching are eligible to participate.

The seminar will be held at Oberlin College's Allen Memorial Art Museum June 20-24, 2022. Oberlin College's Christina Neilson, associate professor of Renaissance and Baroque art history and chair of the art history department, and Erik Inglis, professor of Medieval art history will lead the seminar that will draw upon the museum's rich collections.

CIC's seminars on Teaching European Art in Context are made possible with the generous support of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

Current Status

​Up to 20 individuals will be selected by competitive nomination. Participants must be full-time faculty members who regularly teach art history and whose institutions are members of the Council of Independent Colleges.

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​Up to 20 individuals will be selected by competitive nomination. Participants must be full-time faculty members who regularly teach art history and whose institutions are members of the Council of Independent Colleges.

Selection of participants will be announced by May 14, 2021.

​Art History Faculty Development Grants are available in amounts up to $2,000 for use during the first half of 2020. The grants, generously supported by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, are available to faculty members who participated in one of CIC’s art history seminars in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2019. Grants may be used to advance or begin projects based on seminar participation such as:

  • Travel to present work at conferences or on another campus
  • Hosting experts or colleagues from your seminar participation to visit your own campus
  • Furthering research at museum collections and libraries
  • Collaborations beyond your own campus with other colleges and universities and/or museums, cultural institutions, and other nonprofit organizations
  • Taking small groups of students to museums with strong collections of pre-modern European art to foster direct engagement with art objects

Applications should be submitted electronically with supporting materials as a single packet by the application deadline, December 13, 2019.

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Up to 22 individuals will be selected by competitive nomination. Participants must be full-time faculty members who regularly teach art history and whose institutions are members of the Council of Independent Colleges. The nomination deadline is Friday, January 25, 2019.

Selection of participants will be announced Friday, March 8, 2019.

To submit a nomination online, please refer to the brochure and nomination form:

There is no seminar fee. Participants’ lodging, books, and most meals will be covered with support from CIC, the Yale Center for British Art, and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. Participants or their institutions are expected to cover the cost of transportation to and from the seminar, although some funds are available to those who would otherwise be unable to participate. Please note that spouses and
friends are not permitted to stay in the provided housing or to attend the seminar.

Contact Information

​Questions about the seminar should be directed to Stephen Gibson, CIC director of programs, at sgibson@cic.nche.edu or (202) 466-7230.