The annual meeting program will feature two offsite sessions at the National Museum of American History on Friday, January 3, from 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
The Buddha Vairochana is an impressive, monument-sized limestone figure that looms over gallery space in the Freer and Sackler Galleries at the Smithsonian.
Today’s What We’re Reading features Shutdown 2013, a new digital database dedicated to Albert Einstein’s writings, a history of Twitter, librarian shaming, and much more!
The Smithsonian American Art Museum invites nominations for the 2014 Charles C. Eldredge Prize, an annual award for outstanding scholarship in American art history.
Today’s What We’re Reading features a history of the wrecking ball, a look at the Smithsonian’s plans for digitizing its collections, advice on job hunting from a career headhunter, 19th-century man slang, and much more!
For longtime Washingtonians, the Smithsonian’s Folklife Festival is a beloved tradition, one that demonstrates what’s best about our public support of the cultural arts, history, and education while also providing arguably the best time to be had all summer.
The Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation is soliciting applications for its 2013-2014 Fellowship and Travel Grant programs, supporting the study of invention and innovation in American society. Fellowships are awarded for a maximum of ten weeks and carry a prorated stipend ($575/week for pre-doctoral fellows and $870/week for post-doctoral and professional fellows). The Travel Grants are $150 per day for a maximum of 10 business days.
Deadline: January 15, 2013
The Smithsonian American Art Museum and its Renwick Gallery invite applications for research fellowships in art and visual culture of the United States. A variety of predoctoral, postdoctoral, and senior fellowships are available. Fellowships are residential and support independent and dissertation research. The stipend for a one-year fellowship is $30,000 for predoctoral fellows, or $45,000 for senior and postdoctoral fellows, plus generous research and travel allowances. The standard term of residency is twelve months, but shorter terms will be considered; stipends are prorated for periods of less than twelve months.