CHROMOTOPE explores what happened to colour in the 19th century, and notably how the ‘chromatic turn’ of the 1850s mapped out new ways of thinking about colour in literature, art, science and technology throughout Europe.
We are organising a five-day Summer School on the topic of translating colour. All applications welcome by 30 May. Colour is still sometimes perceived as a universal given. However, it is evidently also a cultural construct, subjected to issues of (un)‘translatability’ which open up a crucial space for dialogue and comparison across cultures and disciplines. In keeping with the scientific objectives of CHROMOTOPE, which explores the literary and artistic impact of the 19th-century ‘chromatic turn’, participants will engage in various small-group activities led by the CHROMOTOPE team and international experts. The aim of the summer school is to study colour and in particular chromatic materiality from an interdisciplinary perspective and to unveil the multiple modalities (whether linguistic, chronological, spatial, technical and intermedial) of colour translation. It will comprise keynote sessions, talks, seminars, workshops and visits. Participants will have the opportunity to present their own research and to learn new approaches and academic skills in an inspiring setting.We welcome applications from doctoral and postdoctoral researchers working on colour-related topics in all disciplines (arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences), not restricted to the 19th century. CHROMOTOPE will cover travel and accommodation expenses of all successful applicants.Download the full call for applications: chromotope.eu/events/summer-school/ #summerschool #opportunities #PhD #postdoc #application #research ... See MoreSee Less
We are #recruiting a post-doctoral fellow in the history of sciences and techniques! chromotope.eu/news/now-recruiting-a-post-doctoral-fellow/#opportunities #recruitment #jobseekers #application #jobsearch In keeping with the scientific objectives of CHROMOTOPE which explores the literary and artistic impact of the 19th century ‘chromatic turn’ brought about by the invention of aniline dyes, the researcher chosen for this position will investigate the key role played by the CNAM alongside similar institutions, like the Gobelin Dye Works, in the way the new synthetic colours were named, taught and experienced by the actors of the expanding textile industry across Europe. The reception of these new colours in the press and fashion world will also be of interest to the Fellow. While he/she will primarily work on the documentary archives of the CNAM and the related collections of the Musée des Arts et Métiers, the Fellow will be required to travel to other key institutions in France and abroad for his/her research. He/She will join an existing interdisciplinary team of international researchers with whom he/she will liaise regularly. The candidate will also be expected to communicate his/her results widely to academic and non-academic audiences and co-organise 5 seminar sessions at Sorbonne Université and at the CNAM. The candidate chosen for this position should hold a doctorate related to the history of sciences and techniques, preferably with a specialist knowledge of colour and/or the industrial history of the 19th century. ... See MoreSee Less
Another day, another opportunity! We are now #recruiting a doctoral student in 19th century English literature and/or art history! chromotope.eu/news/now-recruiting-a-doctoral-student/ #opportunities #recruitment #jobseekers #application #jobsearchIn keeping with the scientific objectives of CHROMOTOPE which explores the literary and artistic impact of the 19th century ‘chromatic turn’, the doctoral candidate will investigate how Ruskin’s understanding of colour in his writings and teaching shaped aesthetic debates throughout the second half of the 19th century. To this end, he/she will carry out extensive archival research at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, which holds Ruskin’s unique teaching collection. When in Oxford, the candidate will be mentored by Stefano Evangelista (English Faculty/Trinity College) and Colin Harrison (Ashmolean Museum).The doctoral student will join an existing interdisciplinary team of international researchers with whom he/she will liaise regularly. He/She will be expected to complete his/her doctoral thesis (in English) within three years, to communicate his/her results widely to academic and non-academic audiences, and to take part in the events convened by the team, including the Finaly Summer school in 2022 (Florence) and the major exhibition on ‘The Colour Revolution, from Turner to Whistler’ which will open at the Ashmolean Museum in May 2023. He/She will also be responsible for co-organising the closing conference of the project which will take place at Sorbonne Université in 2024. The candidate chosen for this position should hold a Master’s degree in English literature and/or art history, preferably with a specialist knowledge of colour and/or the 19th century. ... See MoreSee Less
We are #recruiting a research technician in colour chemistry ! chromotope.eu/news/now-recruiting-a-research-technician/#opportunities #recruitment #jobseekers #application #jobsearch In keeping with the scientific objectives of CHROMOTOPE, the candidate chosen for this position will document a collection of samples sent to the CNAM in the first half of the 20thcentury by major European dyeing companies. A classification framework has already been established and will need to be consolidated and expanded to describe the specificities of the dyes on a chemical basis. Further samples will also be taken to establish a chemical library for future reference and analysis.While the research technician will primarily work on the documentary archives of the CNAM and the related collections of the Musée des Arts et Métiers, he/she will be expected to travel to other key institutions in France and abroad for the project.The research technician will join an existing interdisciplinary team of international researchers with whom he/she will liaise regularly, in particular with the post-doctoral Fellow in the history of sciences and techniques who will be recruited at the same date.The candidate chosen for this position should hold a Bachelor of Science (Licence) or equivalent in chemistry or conservation science. ... See MoreSee Less
Delacroix’s palette, owned by Fantin-Latour. ‘Many palettes have acquired an almost fetishistic quality, especially when having belonged to a famous & revered artist. They are among the most tactile & intimate of artists’ tools.’ Color: A Visual History