Bursary applications now open for (Re-)Forming Sculpture Summer Symposium

(Re-)Forming Sculpture is a two-day international conference organised by the Doctoral and Early Career Research Network on behalf of the Association for Art History.

This event hopes to re-consider the boundaries and hierarchies of sculpture within art history, broadening how it is understood in term of its medium, form, materiality, and cultural significance.

Taking place on Tuesday 26 & Wednesday 27 June 2018, (Re-)Forming Sculpture will be held between the University of Leeds and The Hepworth Wakefield. It will highlight current doctoral and early career research in the field of sculpture, within its widest art historical remits.

In March 2018, the conference was awarded an Educational Programme Grant Award by the Paul Mellon Centre. This generous contribution will go towards funding the Networking Wine Reception at The Hepworth Wakefield and, most importantly, it offers ten free conference places with £30 towards travel costs for current PhD and Early Career Researchers who are unable to receive support for an institution. These bursary places will be offered on a competitive basis to enable researchers to attend who otherwise would be unable due to financial struggles.

If you are a current PhD researcher or an Early Career Researcher within three years of receiving your doctorate who is unable to receive support from an institution to attend, then you are eligible to apply for one of these ten places. The bursary will include a free conference ticket and £30 towards travel to and from Leeds.

If you are interested in applying for a bursary, please send a Word document with your contact information and a short 150-word statement explaining in what ways this conference relates to your work and how it would benefit your research and emerging career.

Proposals for these bursary places should be entitled ‘Paul Mellon Centre Bursary’ and should be emailed to reformsculptureforarthistory@gmail.com by Monday 21 May.

See here for more details about the conference.


Image credit: Installation view of Lynda Benglis at The Hepworth Wakefield, 6 February – 1 July 2015. Courtesy the artist and Cheim & Read, New York.