Are you a fab art historian, curator or artist ready to impart your stellar knowledge? Check out the College Art Association's 2019 international program with the Getty.


"The CAA-Getty International Program, generously supported by the Getty Foundation, provides funding to between fifteen and twenty art historians, museum curators, and artists who teach art history to attend CAA’s Annual Conferences. The goal of the project is to increase international participation in CAA, to diversify the association’s membership, and to foster collaborations between North American art historians, artists, and curators and their international colleagues."


"The 2019 CAA-Getty International Program will support fifteen art historians, museum curators, and artists who teach art history to attend the 106th Annual Conference, taking place in New York City from February 13-16, 2019. The grant covers travel expenses, hotel accommodations for eight nights, per diems, conference registrations, and one-year CAA memberships. The program will include a one-day preconference colloquium on international issues in art history on February 12, at which grant recipients will present and discuss their common professional interests and issues. Attendance at the preconference is limited and by invitation only. This year the grant also will fund five alumni from the CAA-Getty International Program to participate in the preconference colloquium and speak at a session during the conference. As they have in previous years, representatives from CAA’s membership will host program participants during the conference week."


EXHIBITION - Stop and smell the ancient Greek roses (literally)

Fragrances found in antiquity revived for first ever scent focused exhibition at Athens museum

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The exhibition features 340 antiquities from the collections of the National Archaeological Museum of Athens.


Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images

As a history buff (though it may be hard to believe I am truly interested in a vast array of history, not just medieval) I get very excited to see new approaches to sharing history with the public. Museums have the unique opportunity to innovate the way we experience history and learn about our past. Typically we are visually engaged and if permitted, we are able to touch replicas of certain pieces to have a tactile experience as well. The National Archaeological Museum of Athens has gone to the next level and to celebrate their 150 years have an exhibition inviting visitors to discover the scents of antiquity. That's right..SCENTS. 

What were the fragrances that were wafting around ancient Greece when our beloved fellow humans were wandering along the coast of the Mediterranean? Chemists resurrected the scent of Aphrodite’s Rose for this groundbreaking exhibition, the first of its kind in the world.

Rebellions, revolts & discontent - Peasant Revolts Special

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Revolts, rebellion and discontent. From Richard II’s role in the Peasant Revolt, to an eleventh century uprising in Byzantium, to a round-up of some of the bloodiest and violent clashes of the age, and finally, to the role of figures like Reynard the Fox as a symbol of the subversive peasant hero. In addition to this, we take you on a trip to one of only five chained libraries in Europe, look at the role of agriculture in Iceland’s medieval economy and follow a new dig at Coldingham priory. (AD FREE - No pesky pop-ups)