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HCCH Summer School

From: Michaela Boettner <boettner<-a>
Date: Friday, May 2, 2014
Summer School

"(Art-)Forgery:  Cultural, Social, Economic and Juristic Aspects in
    a Transcultural Perspective"
Heidelberg Center for the Cultural Heritage (HCCH)
Heidelberg
September 14-22, 2014

The HCCH and the Institute for European Art History present the 1st
HCCH International Summer School:

Few topics currently gain more attention than the phenomenon of
(art) forgery.  Spectacular cases of forgeries and the increasing
number of faked artefacts in museums and on the international art
market demonstrate the importance of this subject.  Because of the
growing frequency of forgeries and the resulting consequences for
the economy as well as for the reputation of the involved scholarly
experts and their disciplines, the phenomenon of forgery has
meanwhile become an urgent problem, a challenge and a task for many
scientific disciplines.  Hence, the latter increasingly have to deal
with questions concerning the prevention, the detection and the
uncovering of forgeries.

The Summer School, funded by Volkswagen Foundation, will deal with
all these questions.  International experts from different fields
(such as European and East Asian art history and archaeology,
archaeometry, criminalistics, museology) will provide an
interdisciplinary and transcultural perspective (including the
situation in America and China) on the topic of forgeries. Based on
current research and newly developed technologies, a comprehensive
and profound exchange with the participants will be sought.

The Summer School will take place September 14-22, 2014 at the
University of Heidelberg and will be chaired by Prof. Dr. Henry
Keazor (Institute for European Art History) and Prof. Dr. Christian
Witschel (Heidelberg Center for the Cultural Heritage).

The Summer School invites applications from doctoral students in art
history, history, archaeology, cultural studies, social sciences and
related fields.  Sessions will be held in English.  A reader
containing a comprehensive overview of the current state of research
will be provided in advance.  Participants are also expected to
prepare a paper/contribution of their own according to their field
of interest which will be presented (15 - 20 minutes) during the
summer school.

There will be 15 places available.  Travel and accommodation
expenses of the participants will be covered by the organizers.

Your application (in English) should include:

    A letter of motivation (2 pages maximum) including an
    explanation as to why you would like to participate in the
    Summer School and what previous knowledge you have on the
    subject; additionally a short description of your current PhD
    project should be given

    A short CV presenting the main steps of your academic career.

Please send your application via e-mail as one PDF file to

    Michaela Bottner
    Heidelberg Center for the Cultural Heritage
    boettner<-a t->uni-heidelberg< . >de

You can also contact Mrs. Bottner in case you need further
information.

The deadline for applications is May 31 2014.


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