Monuments, religion, understanding the past, nation states, global vs. local: today, these topics are more than just academic. Explore their greater meaning and significance at the Summer 2004 Institute, held in Istanbul, Turkey.
This intensive monthlong program offers an in-depth examination of how objects, buildings, and institutions conserve, preserve, and recreate the past for diverse communitiesnow and for the future. Participants and invited lecturers discuss recent critical approaches to national patrimony, cultural memory, reception history, and the power of images and buildings to mold communities. The program includes a one-week field trip to study selected sites in Turkey.
The focus of the Summer Institute will be the Middle East, defined as stretching from India and Central Asia to Morocco and Spain. The Institute seeks to understand this region and its monuments as part of a global phenomenon in which Europe and the United States are inseparably linked. The nature of those connections, and connections with international cultural and preservation organizations will form a basis for dialogues. While the Middle East will be the center of the intellectual activities, the Institute will emphasize that the problems explored are not merely regional; they inform and direct peoples and states globally. The Institute will integrate presentation, discussion and field experience.
Representing and Appropriating the Past: Theory and Interpretation
Seeing the Past in Selected Sites in Turkey
Constructing the Pasts of the Middle East
Consulting Internet Resources
Managing the Past: The Practicalities of Monument Preservation and Intervention
Criteria for Participation:
Applications are invited from scholars with a PhD or equivalent professional experience in art history, archaeology, antiquities organizations, museums, conservation and monument commissions, cultural anthropology, cultural geography, history, and urban planning.
Full program residency and participation in day and evening seminar activities are required.
Fluency in spoken and written English is required since all program activities will be conducted in English.
Terms of Fellowship
All successful applicants will be awarded a fellowship which includes:
Round trip airfare
Lodging and meals
For Application Materials visit our website, call or fax.
Applications must be postmarked by January 15, 2004.
Irene A. Bierman
Art History, UCLA
Robert S. Nelson
Art History and History of Culture, University of Chicago
School of Architecture, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Humfry Payne Senior Research Fellow, Corpus Christi College, Oxford
Department of Geography, University of British Columbia
General Secretary, Supreme Council of Antiquities, Egypt
Middle East Bibliographer, UCLA
International Center for the Study and the Restoration of Cultural Property
Art History, Theory, and Criticism, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
University of California, Los Angeles
11248 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1487
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