The Dutch Postgraduate School for Art History (OSK) will offer the PhD-course Drawing Lines: Art History and Discipline(s) (formerly known as Structuring Art History I) this year, on the 18th and 19th of November 2011 (Friday & Saturday). The course will be taught by prof.dr. Kitty Zijlmans (professor Modern and Contemporary Art, LeidenUniversity) and dr. Freek Schmidt (assistant professor History and Theory of Architecture, VU University Amsterdam). The location will be VU University Amsterdam.
Particularly designed for PhD-students in Art and Architectural History, the course will examine and discuss the existence of selections and structures in art historical research. The main question under examination will be: how does one define his/her field of research? And which rationales constitute that demarcation?
From this starting point, the two-day course will provide an in-depth discussion of art historical methodologies, approached from current stati quaestionis. We aim to design and offer a course which is suitable for the structuring of any art historical PhD-thesis. Participants are asked to prepare a short bibliography, to participate in the discussions and to give a short presentation of their research on the second day, based on the main question of the course and the presentations by the professors on the first day.
Contact the OSK if you are interested in taking this course.