Call for Papers: Missionary Activities and East-Asian Collections

Call for papers for the Missionary Activities and East-Asian Collections online symposium, organised by the University of Ljubljana. Title: Missionary Activities and East-Asian CollectionsDuration: 20-21 May 2021Organizers: Science and Research Centre Koper; Department of Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana; Regional Museum of CeljeDeadline: 10 April 2021 The University of Ljubljana would like to invite you to…

Call for Contributors: Next Click Nirvana – What is Buddhism?

Next Click Nirvana – What is Buddhism? Museum Rietberg, Zürich, Switzerland From early summer 2021, the museum is complementing the analogue experience of its remarkable collection by providing an opportunity to explore Buddhist art and cultures in digital space. Viewers can explore the objects as artworks in their own right, or take them as a…

Webinar: Yamanaka & Co.: Early Pioneer of the Global Asian Art Trade

Second instalment in the Hidden Networks: Trade in Asian Art Series. Event information: April 15, 2021 (8:30 am–12 pm ET/1:30 pm–5:00 pm GMT) Location: Zoom Yamanaka & Company was one of the most prolific art dealers selling Asian art to buyers in Europe andthe United States in the late nineteenth century and early decades of…

Online Lecture: The Walled Grove – Chinese Gardens in History

The Walled Grove – Chinese Gardens in History, hosted by East Asia Center, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Virginia, USA. Event Information: 19 March 2021, 7:00pm – 8:30 pm (3:00 – 4:30 p.m EST) Lecturer: Xin Conan-Wu (Associate Professor, William & Mary) The talk will zoom in on the history of Chinese…

Online Symposium: Material Culture and Design in Modern Asia

Material Culture and Design in Modern Asia at Bard Graduate Center, New York, USA Event Information: March 18–19, 2021 (9:30 – 11:30 am ET / 1:30 – 3:30 pm GMT) through ZOOM This symposium will explore the complexity of material culture and design in Asian cultures, focusing on four themes: the nature and experience of…

Online Event: The Forbidden City at 600, Women in the Imperial Palace

Event Information: 12:30 – 1:30 am, GMT (7:30 – 8:30 pm, EDT); March 17th Much is known about the lives of the emperors who lived behind the vermilion walls of the Forbidden City. But what of the women? In the third program of a series commemorating the 600th anniversary of the Forbidden City, Jan Stuart, top China…

Online Conference: Understanding Authenticity in China’s Cultural Heritage

Event Duration: 16-20 March 2021 through ZOOM Hosted by Christopher Foster and Anke Hein, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK What we deem to be genuine or fake is not an objective determination, but something that we agree upon as communities. Debates about authenticity, moreover, are often intimately bound to question who owns the past and…

Event: Art Fund Webinar

An invitation, Sharing Collections: the future of borrowing and lending The art fund is delighted to invite you to Sharing Collections: The future of borrowing and lending, a brand new series of free-to-attend live webinars. Each webinar, lasting an hour, will include a panel of professionals working across the arts sector in the UK today. They…

Vacancy: Research Associate, Universität Hamburg

Research Associate for the Project: “Archiving Artefacts” at Universität Hamburg Application Deadline: January 31st (Extended until further notice) As a University of Excellence, Universität Hamburg is one of the strongest research universities in Germany. As a flagship university in the greater Hamburg region, it nurtures innovative, cooperative contacts to partners within and outside academia. It…

Call for Papers: International Workshop

China in the 17th Century: Trauma, Transition and Global Transformations. Deadline for Abstract Proposals: April 25th, 2021Notification of Acceptance: May 25th, 2021 Within the “global crisis” of the 17 the century (Parker 2013), that put under severe pressure political and social orders across Eurasia, China possibly experienced the most traumatic rupture, as the Manchu “barbarians”…

Publication: Asian Art: The Formation of Collections

Asian Art: The Formation of Collections Journal for Art Market Studies (Vol. 4, No. 2, 2020) | Guest Editors: Alexander Hofmann, Christine Howald, Nick Pearce The current international debates around the trading in and acquisition of objects that found their way into museum collections during the colonial period present new challenges for collecting history and…

Vacancy: Post-Doctoral Fellow in Taiwan Studies

Post: Post-Doctoral Fellow in Taiwan Studies at the University of Cambridge Application deadline: 21 February, 2021 The Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Cambridge invites applications for a 3-year Post-Doctoral Fellow in Taiwan Studies from any relevant field of expertise or experience who are best able to contribute to expanding our research…