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Object—Value—Canon 2014/2015 

Art-historical interpretation has traditionally proceeded from the
description of an object; to discussions about its artistic, cultural,
or commercial value; and then to attempts to place the object in a canon
with other works. From Vasari to Gombrich and up to today, this process
has been the established path of art-historical writing.

With the movement of art history from a Western-oriented discipline to
a global one, this interpretive process—and the terms themselves—must be
examined in a new way. Object, value, and canon have different
significances in other historical and social contexts. A more diverse
integration of understudied visual and archaeological objects
necessitates a reassessment of the traditional approach in order to
enrich the understanding of the world's artistic heritage.

In addition to the global turn, current technological developments
present their own challenges to traditional art-historical
methodologies. The unlimited accessibility of information confronts the
researcher with expansive but unauthoritative resources. High-resolution
images open ways to observe and investigate artworks that visits to
museums cannot offer. The objects as well as the canon have to be
reevaluated in the era of the digital humanities.
The Getty Research Institute and the Getty Villa invite proposals from
scholars and fellows working in a wide range of individual topics to
engage these challenges and address their impact in an international and
interdisciplinary environment. 
Residential grants and fellowships are available for scholars at all
stages in their careers: 
• Getty scholar grants for established scholars or writers who 
have attained distinction in their fields 
• Getty pre- and postdoctoral fellowships 
• GRI-NEH postdoctoral fellowships, made possible through 
a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities 
• VolkswagenStiftung postdoctoral fellowships, funded by 
the Volkswagen Foundation 

Address inquiries to: 
Attn: (Type of Grant) 
The Getty Foundation 
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 800 
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1685 USA 
Phone: 310 440.7374 
E-mail: [log in to unmask] 

How to Apply: 
Detailed instructions, eligibility requirements, 
application forms, and a complete theme 
statement are available online at: 

Deadline: November 1, 2013 

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