USC VSRI Summer Grants for Junior Faculty

The Visual Studies Research Institute offers a limited number of summer research grants to junior faculty at USC. To apply, please send a 2-page project proposal and a budget (not to exceed $2,000) detailing research itinerary and expenses. Applications are due on April 15, 2014. Please email all materials (in one PDF if possible) to vsri@usc.edu and vschwart@usc.edu

USC Gets Mellon Money to Train Digital Scholars

In yet another sign that the digital humanities are working their way into higher education at every level, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a five-year, $1.9-million grant to the University of Southern California to support graduate-level training in digital scholarship, the university announced on Tuesday.
Read More at the Chronicle of Higher Education

Daniela Bleichmar Receives
2013 Leo Gershow Award

Daniela Bleichmar has been awarded the The American Historical Association's 2013 Leo Gershow Award for "the most outstanding work published in English on any aspect of 17th- and 18th-century European history" for her book Visible Empire: Botanical Expeditions & Visual Culture in the Hispanic Enlightenment (University of Chicago Press, 2012).

Catherine Clark Receives Lawrence R.
Schehr Memorial Award

Former VSGC graduate student Catherine Clark has been awarded the Lawrence R. Schehr Memorial Award for her essay, “The Vidéothèque de Paris, Archive of the Future." Dr. Catherine E. Clark is Assistant Professor of French in the Foreign Language and Literatures department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Ioana Literat published in Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly

VSGC graduate student Ioana Literat has published 'Participatory Innovation The Culture of Contests in Popular Science Monthly, 1918-1938' in the September issue of Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly.

VSRI Events

Method, Madness, and Montage: From Aby Warburg to A Beautiful Mind

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W.J.T. Mitchell,
Professor of English and Art History, University of Chicago
August 29
DML 241





Look Out!
Visual Culture and the Future of the Humanities

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August 29-30
University of Southern California
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Petrified Vision, Animate Wood: On the Photography of African Sculpture
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Megan Luke
Assistant Professor of Art History, USC
Tuesday, September 9



VSRI Back to School Graduate Student Lunch
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September 10
University Club



Celebrating New Publications from the VSRI
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Tuesday, September 16
SOS 250



Depicting Spanish American Nature
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Thursday, September 18
SOS 250



VSRI Postdoc Welcome Reception
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Wednesday, October 1
Doheny Memorial Library 240



The Eternal Child: On Expecatations in the History of Photography
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Jan von Brevern 
Postdoctoral Researcher, Art History Department
Freie Universität Berlin
Tuesday, October 7 



VSGC Grant Writing Workshop
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Saturday, October 11
SOS 250



Building Cinematic Worlds: Production Design in 20th-Century American Film
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Monday, October 20
Doheney Memorial Library, Herklotz Room



Of(f) Museums: The Presentation of Anthropological Photographs in the Open Air
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Beatrice von Bismarck, Professor of Art History and Visual Culture, Cultures of the Curatorial Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig
Friday, November 14
SOS 250



The Gay Essay
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Tuesday, November 18
Discussion from 7-8pm followed by a reception from 8-9pm
Brown Auditorium, LACMA
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