Call for Applications: Color/Pigment Graduate Workshop, Pennsylvania State University

December 14, 2020
11:59 PM


Applicants should be PhD students in art history or a related discipline (e.g. archaeology, architectural history, visual studies).


Acceptance includes roundtrip travel, shared lodging, shared meals, books, and all lab materials.


The Department of Art History at Pennsylvania State University is seeking applications from doctoral students for the week-long workshop, Virtual/Material: Color/Pigment. This workshop will offer an integrated curriculum of Technical and Digital Art History via the special case history of color. Through a combination of seminars, demonstrations, and hands-on labs led by a distinguished faculty of scientists and historians, participants can expect to leave the workshop better equipped to understand historical colorants and their production as well as the ways in which digital cultures can distort or ameliorate historians’ approach to such colorants.

Plans are to conduct the workshop in person; however, should conditions related to the COVID-19 pandemic necessitate the shift to a virtual format. The workshop will take place August 9-13, 2021. 


Application materials should be sent to [email protected]. Applications should include a 2-3 page letter of interest (which should include an explanation of the value of this workshop for your current research), writing sample (20 pages maximum), CV, and one recommendation letter.