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  • ANN: Maya Semina Travel Grant

    ANN: Maya Semina Travel Grant

    A generous donation made in the name of Maya Semina will help defray travel costs for one graduate student presenting a paper at the CAA Annual Conference and the ASEEES Annual Convention. The grant will be given for five consecutive years, alternating between the CAA conferences and the ASEEES conventions, beginning with the upcoming CAA conference on February 15-18, 2017 in New York City. The alternating order of the subsequent grants will be as follows: ASEEES 2018, CAA 2019, ASEEES 2020, CAA 2021. The funds for the grant have been received for 2017 and 2018, and the funds have been promised for 2019-2021. Maya Semina is a Russian art historian, whose book about Filipp Maliavin was published by Moscow’s BooksMArt Press in 2014. Applications will be evaluated based on the academic merit of the paper topic and financial need. We are especially committed to subsidizing a graduate student who is attending the conference for the first time or who has no local institutional resources for travel support.

    GRANT AMOUNT: Up to $1000 USD


    All applicants must be:

    1. A student working at either the master’s or doctoral level with a thesis or dissertation topic related to Eastern European, Eurasian and/or Russian art and/or Architecture;

    2. Presenting a paper contributing to advancement in this field at a panel at a CAA Annual Conference (chairs, discussants, and any other type of participants are not eligible to apply) or ASEEES Annual Convention;

    3. A member of SHERA at the time of application;

    4. Live outside the conference city;

    5. Have not been recipients of this grant in the past.

    DEADLINE: January 1, 2017 (Notifications will be sent by January 15, 2017)


    All applicants must email the following to to

    • Complete application form (this has been sent to all SHERA members), which includes contact information, the e-mail address of the recommender; paper title, abstract, tentative budget, and statement of need;

    • Two-page CV, listening relevant grants, publications, and talks;

    • One (1) letter of reference from advisor or department chair, which includes confirmation that departmental and/or institutional conference travel funds are insufficient, sent by the recommender to

    We urge applicants to be practical in estimating their travel and lodging budget. We advise sharing a room with another graduate student at the conference hotel, if feasible. We ask the grantee mention the SHERA Maya Semina Travel Grant as a partial sponsor of their participation.


    The grant will be disbursed upon presentation of receipts in the weeks following the conference.

    SHERA Board

  • CFP: Emerging Scholars of East European, Eurasian, and Russian Art

    CFP: Emerging Scholars of East European, Eurasian, and Russian Art
    SHERA-sponsored session at CAA 2017 (New York, Feb 15-18)

    The Society of Historians of East European, Eurasian, and Russian Art and Architecture (SHERA) is looking to sponsor a special session at the next College Art Association Conference that highlights the scholarship of advanced Ph.D. candidates and recent graduates working on art historical topics related to Eastern Europe, Eurasia, and Russia. Papers may discuss particular visual themes, sources, methodological perspectives, and/or historiographical issues related to the art and architecture of these regions from the Middle Ages to the present. Of particular interest are papers that also consider the state of the field and address ways in which recent scholarship on the artistic production of these regions may complement, and even provide a corrective to, current art historical narratives.

    Note: An ‘emerging scholar’ is a SHERA-member either at the dissertation stage or someone who has received a Ph.D. or M.A. since 2012.

    Session organizer and chair: Alice Isabella Sullivan (History of Art, University of Michigan) Proposals should include a paper title and abstract (up to one page, double-spaced) and a brief CV (up to two pages), and should be sent electronically as a single .pdf attachment to Alice Isabella Sullivan and to

    Deadline for proposals: April 10, 2016

  • Submissions being accepted for the 2014 HGCEA Emerging Scholars Prize

    Deadline: December 20, 2013

    Applications are now being accepted for the second annual HGCEA Emerging Scholars Publication Prize, an award of $500 given to the author of a distinguished essay published the preceding year on any topic in the history of German or Central European art, architecture, design, or visual culture. Submissions, which must be in English and may be from electronic or print publications, must have a publication date of 2013; applicants must be either current PhD students or have earned a PhD in or after 2008 and must be members of HGCEA at the time of application.

  • SHERA Business Meeting at CAA 2014 Chicago Announced

    SHERA Business Meeting at CAA 2014
    Thursday, 13 February 2014, 5:30-7:00pm
    Astoria Room, 3rd Floor
    Hilton Chicago

  • SHERA Panel at CAA 2014 Chicago Announced

    SHERA Panel at CAA 2014 Chicago Announced
    Decentering Art of the Former East
    Astoria Room, 3rd Floor, Chicago Hilton
    Thu, Feb 13, 2014 (12:30 PM - 02:00 PM)

  • CAA Annual Conference Travel Grants due 13 September

    CAA offers Annual Conference Travel Grants to graduate students in art history and studio art and to international artists and scholars. Applicants may apply for more than one grant but can only receive a single award.

    Applications due 13 September 2013.

  • CFP: Future Directions in 19th-Century Art History at CAA 2014 (AHNCA)

    The Association of Historians of 19th-Century Art (AHNCA) will hold its annual session, "Future Directions in 19th-Century Art History," at the 2014 College Art Association annual conference in Chicago. Recent PhDs and advanced graduate students are invited to submit a proposal on any aspect of visual production of "the long 19th century" (late 18th to early 20th century).

  • 2014 CAA International Travel Grant Program

    The CAA International Travel Grant Program, generously supported by the Getty Foundation, provides funding to twenty art historians, museum curators, and artists who teach art history to attend the 2014 Annual Conference in Chicago. The grant covers travel expenses, hotel accommodations, per diems, conference registrations, and one-year CAA memberships. Deadline: August 16, 2013.

  • CFP: Decentering Art of the Former East (CAA 2014 in Chicago)

    Call for Papers: Decentering Art of the Former East CAA Annual Conference, Chicago, February 12-14, 2014

    Deadline for Proposals: August 1, 2013

    Panel co-chairs: Masha Chlenova, The Museum of Modern Art; and Kristin Romberg, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Session sponsored by SHERA.