CfA: Research Project “Connecting Modern Art Histories in and across Africa, South and Southeast Asia”


The Dhaka Art Summit, Institute for Comparative Modernities (ICM) at Cornell University , and Asia Art Archive, with support from the Getty Foundation’s Connecting Art Histories initiative, launch a new research project entitled Connecting Modern Art Histories in and across Africa, South and Southeast Asia. The project brings together a team of leading international faculty and emerging scholars to investigate parallel and intersecting developments in the cultural histories of modern South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Africa.

Emerging scholars from and with connections to Africa, South Asia, and Southeast Asia currently enrolled in a graduate program in Art History, Architectural History, or Cultural Studies, or who have finished their graduate training in these fields during the last three years are encouraged to apply.

Travel and accommodation expenses will be fully covered.
Participants must commit to attending both the Hong Kong and Dhaka sessions for the full duration:
Hong Kong from August 11–22, 2019; and Dhaka from February 5–16, 2020; with additional distance
-learning sessions to be held digitally during 2019 and the first half of 2020.