Monthly Archives: October 2018

Job: Professor/in fuer Allg. Mittlere und Neuere Kunstgeschichte, Innsbruck

universitat-innsbruckInstitut für Kunstgeschichte, Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät, Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck
Application deadline: Nov 14, 2018

Ausschreibung der Stelle einer/eines Universitätsprofessorin/ Universitätsprofessors für Allgemeine Kunstgeschichte mit Schwerpunkt Mittlere und Neuere Kunstgeschichte

Am Institut für Kunstgeschichte der Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät der Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck ist die Stelle einer/eines

gemäß § 98 UG 2002 in Form eines unbefristeten privatrechtlichen Arbeitsverhältnisses mit der Universität zu besetzen.

AUFGABEN

Die Stelleninhaberin / der Stelleninhaber soll das Fach Allgemeine Kunstgeschichte mit Schwerpunkt Mittlere und Neuere Kunstgeschichte in seiner ganzen Breite in Forschung und Lehre vertreten. Der Forschungsschwerpunkt soll in einem oder mehreren Themenbereichen im Zeitrahmen von Spätantike bis ausgehender früher Neuzeit liegen.

Die Forschungstätigkeit sollte ihren Niederschlag auch in internationalen Tagungen, Publikationen und drittmittelfinanzierten Forschungsprojekten finden.

Gewünscht ist eine vielfältig vernetzte Forscher/innenpersönlichkeit, die fähig und bereit ist, interdisziplinär zu arbeiten und neue Impulse zu geben.

Die Stelleninhaberin / der Stelleninhaber soll sich jedenfalls in den universitären Forschungsschwerpunkt „Kulturelle Begegnungen & Kulturelle Konflikte“ einbringen.

Die Mitarbeit in der akademischen Selbstverwaltung wird erwartet.

ANSTELLUNGSERFORDERNISSE

a)    eine der Verwendung entsprechende abgeschlossene inländische oder gleichwertige ausländische Hochschulbildung;
b)    einschlägige Lehrbefugnis (Habilitation) oder gleichzuhaltende Eignung;
c)    fachspezifische Monographien und Publikationen in international anerkannten Publikationsorganen und Fachzeitschriften
d)    Nachweis der Einbindung in internationale Forschung;
e)    Erfahrung in der Einwerbung von Drittmitteln;
f)    nachgewiesene didaktische Fähigkeiten aufgrund universitärer Lehrerfahrung;
g)    Führungskompetenz (Sozial-, Problemlösungs- und Organisationskompetenz).

Bewerbungen müssen bis spätestens 14.11.2018
an der Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck, Fakultäten Servicestelle, Standort Innrain 52f, A-6020 Innsbruck (fss-innrain52f@uibk.ac.at) eingelangt sein.

Die Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck strebt eine Erhöhung des Frauenanteiles an und lädt deshalb qualifizierte Frauen zur Bewerbung ein. Frauen werden bei gleicher Qualifikation vorrangig aufgenommen.

Für diese Position ist eine Einreihung in die Verwendungsgruppe A1 des Kollektivvertrages für ArbeitnehmerInnen der Universitäten und ein Mindestentgelt von € 5.005,10/Monat (14 mal) vorgesehen. Ein in Abhängigkeit von Qualifikation und Erfahrung höheres Entgelt und die Ausstattung der Professur sind Gegenstand von Berufungsverhandlungen. Darüber hinaus bietet die Universität zahlreiche attraktive Zusatzleistungen (http://www.uibk.ac.at/universitaet/zusatzleistungen/).

Die Bewerbungsunterlagen sollen jedenfalls enthalten: Lebenslauf mit einer Beschreibung des wissenschaftlichen und beruflichen Werdeganges, Liste der wissenschaftlichen Veröffentlichungen, der Vorträge sowie der sonstigen wissenschaftlichen Arbeiten und Projekte, Beschreibung abgeschlossener, laufender und geplanter Forschungstätigkeiten und die fünf wichtigsten Arbeiten. Die Bewerbungsunterlagen sind jedenfalls digital (CD, E-Mail usw.) beizubringen. Die Papierform ist optional.

Laufende Informationen über den Stand des Verfahrens finden Sie unter: http://www.uibk.ac.at/fakultaeten-servicestelle/standorte/innrain52f/berufungen_habilitationen/berufungen_index_2010.html

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Conference: ‘Medieval Seas’, 11 Bedford Square, London, November 17, 2018, 10.30-18.00

https3a2f2fcdn-evbuc-com2fimages2f507276722f2187637322172f12foriginal‘Medieval Seas’ brings together scholars from the fields of history, archaeology and literature to explore our medieval maritime past. Dr Aisling Byrne, Dr David Harrap, Dr James Barratt, Dr Craig Lambert and Dr Alfred Hiatt will examine representations of the sea in literature and cartography, the development of maritime liturgies and the latest maritime projects which have aided scholars in learning more about the sea in the Middle Ages. Over lunch join Dr Rachel Moss as she discusses the new project ‘Women at Sea’ and asks ‘can we build a feminist medieval maritime?’

Click here for tickets

Organised by the London Medieval Society

Fellowship: International Fellowship Program at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

01_stipendienDeadline: 31 December 2018

Launched in 2009, the International Fellowship Program (ISP) offers the opportunity to international researchers, especially early career scholars, to conduct research at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.
The program supports projects that are directly related with the diverse institutions and the rich collections of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. The fellowships, which can be held to up to three months, allow researchers to work on their individual projects and to establish professional contacts at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. The program aims to strengthen the position of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin in the international research network and therefore specifically addresses scholars who do not reside in Germany. The fellows will also gain the opportunity to participate in the academic and cultural life at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz.
The applicants must hold at least a first university degree (M.A. or equivalent degree) by the time of the application.

The application deadline is December 31st 2018 for next academic year from September 2019 to June 2020.

Please submit your application in one PDF file till December 31st 2018 to forschung@smb.spk-berlin.de

For the application form, the guidelines and queries on the program please consult our website
http://www.smb.museum/en/research/scholarship-programmes/international-scholarship-programme.html
or contact
forschung@smb.spk-berlin.de

Conference: Iberian (In)tolerance: Minorities, Cultural Exchanges and Social Exclusion in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Era, London, November 8–9, 2018

slid-charlatanesVenue: Senate House, Bedford Room 37 (8th Nov); Bush House, KCL S2.01 and Instituto Cervantes (9th Nov)

Keynote speakers: Prof Trevor Dadson and Dr Alexander Samson

During the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, minorities in the Iberian peninsula experienced both peaceful coexistence and, at times, violent intolerance. But despite restrictions, persecutions, and forced conversions, extensive cultural production and exchange among Jews, Christians and Muslims defined the life in towns and cities across the centuries, particularly in Al-Andalus. In this context of religious (in)tolerance, the question of limpieza de sangre (blood purity) played an important role in preventing newly converted Christians from occupying high social positions. Recent approaches have highlighted how the question of limpieza de sangre was not only a matter of anti-Judaism or hostility towards Jews and Moors, but was also driven by personal enmity, ambition, and political interest. Also relevant are a series of political decisions concerning minorities, such as conversos or moriscos, which appeared in the two first decades of the seventeenth century and deeply affected the social climate of the time. This is reflected in literary works from the period, when a number of prominent pieces dealt directly with the issues raised by the political reforms. While some of the decisions are very well studied, such as the expulsion of the moriscos in 1609 and 1610, others such as the issue of the Pardons, in which the both Duke of Lerma and the Count-Duke of Olivares were involved, are less well known. It is clear that these circumstances affected the lives of many authors, their poetic trajectories and determined their voices and their works.

Click here for a full programme and here to book tickets

Organisers: Roser López Cruz (King’s College London) and Virginia Ghelarducci (School of Advanced Study)

Conference website: https://iberianintolerance.com

CFP: Medieval and Early Modern Spaces and Places: Experiencing the Court,Trinity Laban Conservatoire, London, April 3 – 04, 2019

mem20poster_experiencing20the20courtDeadline: Nov 15, 2018

Medieval and Early Modern Spaces and Places: Experiencing the Court, 2019

The early modern court adopted and developed exemplary cultural practices where objects and spaces became central to propagating power as well as places for exchange with other powers. This combination of images, objects, and sounds confronted the senses, making a powerful and distinctive impression of the resident family and the region they represented: flickering candlelight on glass and gold vessels adorned credenze (sideboards); musical instruments announced royal entries or provided entertainment; brightly coloured tapestries covered the palace walls along with paintings of biblical or mythological stories; cabinets displayed antiquities or rarities; perfume burners permeated the air; while the smells and tastes of rare delicacies at the centre of dining tables made for a multi-sensory spectacle.

This year the Open University’s Spaces & Places conference will address the theme of ‘Experiencing the Court’ by exploring the senses and the lived experiences of courtly life, whether based in a particular residence or defined by the travels of an itinerant ruler. This annual conference is fundamentally interdisciplinary: literary, musical, architectural, artistic and religious spaces will be the subjects of enquiry, not as discrete or separate entities, but ones which overlapped, came into contact with one another, and at times were in conflict.

The conference will examine life at court and will consider the following questions:

–    How can approaching the court in terms of the senses provide new methodologies for understanding each institution?
–    How were medieval and early modern courtly spaces adapted and transformed through the movement of material and immaterial things?
–    Which particular aspects of political, social and economic infrastructures enabled the exchange of objects and ideas?

Papers that address new methodologies, the digital humanities, object-centred enquiries, cross-cultural comparisons, or new theoretical perspectives are particularly welcome.

Please send a 150 word abstract along with a short biography to Leah Clark (leah.clark@open.ac.uk) and Helen Coffey (Helen.coffey@open.ac.uk) by 15 November 2018.

The conference will take place at the Open University’s partner institution Trinity Laban Conservatoire on 3 and 4 April 2019.  As Trinity Laban’s King Charles Court was once the site of Greenwich Palace, it is a fitting venue for a conference exploring court life.

For updated information visit our website: http://www.open.ac.uk/arts/research/medieval-and-early-modern-research/spaces-places

Funding: 2019–20 Shohet Scholars Grant Program, Research on the Ancient Mediterranean

dsc2596-1Application deadline: Jan 15, 2019

The Shohet Scholars Grant Program of the International Catacomb Society is now accepting applications to the Shohet Scholars cohort of 2019–20. Submission deadline is January 15, 2019 (11:59 p.m. EST).

This annual grant program funds research on the Ancient Mediterranean from the Hellenistic Era to the Early Middle Ages. Shohet Scholars may do their research in the fields of archeology, art history, classical studies, history, comparative religions, or related subjects. Of special interest are interdisciplinary projects that approach traditional topics from new perspectives.

One or more Shohet Scholars will be selected each year. The primary intent of the grant is to support significant, innovative research that can be completed and reported upon within and shortly after the award period. Grants may be made to seed innovative approaches and new ideas or to cover specific expenses or phases of a larger project under the direction of the applicant. At this time, awards in the range of $2,000 to $30,000 will be made. A complete history of past and present Shohet Scholars awards is available on the ICS webpage, www.catacombsociety.org.

Eligibility
Scholars of all institutional affiliations and independent scholars may apply for Shohet Scholar funding if they are individual or institutional members of the ICS at the time of the application submission deadline of January 15, 2019 and in possession of a doctoral degree or the equivalent.

Non-U.S. citizens may apply if a co-applicant is a legal permanent resident (i.e. already in possession of “green card” or Form I-551) or native or naturalized citizen of the U.S.A., meets all eligibility requirements, and has a genuinely collaborative and credited leadership role in the proposal. Co-applicants must submit as individuals all the necessary forms except for the research proposal, list of permissions, and budget proposal, which may be filed jointly.

Deadlines and Decisions
The application deadline for the 2018-2019 academic year is January 15, 2019. The award announcement for the 2019-2020 academic year will be made by May 1, 2019, for funding to be disbursed on 15 July 2019. Please note: starting in 2018, all funding is awarded directly to the USA-based awardee, for distribution among project co-applicants and collaborators. The ICS will no longer wire or transfer money to bank accounts outside of the USA.

Click here for application forms and instructions and here for assistance.

Questions ?
If you have any questions about the suitability of proposed projects, application procedures, or any other matters related to the Shohet Scholars Program, please consult our FAQ page or contact us at shohetscholars (at) catacombsociety.org.

Conference: La pierre et l’image. Les disciplines en synergie pour mieux dater les édifices du Moyen Âge (XIIe-XVe s.), Université de Lausanne, October 25–27, 2018

irregular-medieval-stone-wallDepuis quelques décennies l’archéométrie et l’archéologie du bâti connaissent un développement conjoint remarquable. Appliquées aux édifices médiévaux, ces disciplines aident de manière substantielle à leur compréhension : si l’étude des élévations permet de restituer la progression, l’économie et l’organisation du chantier, les méthodes de l’archéométrie permettent, lorsque les matériaux chronologiquement significatifs sont conservés, d’obtenir une datation absolue.
Dans les efforts déployés pour la compréhension de l’édifice et l’établissement de datations scientifiquement argumentées, l’apport de l’image tend à être sous-estimé, voire négligé: de nature interprétative, le style et l’iconographie apparaissent parfois comme des indices de moindre valeur objective. Forts de l’idée que les « savoir-faire » et les « vouloir-dire » sont tout autant révélateurs de l’histoire des édifices, nous nous proposons ici de démontrer que sa pleine et juste compréhension ne peut être obtenue que par le croisement des indices, dans une approche multi- et pluri-disciplinaire.
Dans le cadre de ce colloque les différents acteurs de la recherche sur le monument sont appelés à partager leurs expériences, acquises autour d’un ensemble de monuments ou d’un cas particulier dont la complexité rend nécessaire le croisement des regards. L’intervention concertée des historiens de l’art et de l’architecture, archéologues du bâti, épigraphistes, spécialistes des techniques et des matériaux démontrera la nécessité d’une synergie des disciplines pour mieux comprendre les monuments et obtenir des datations fiables, contribuant ainsi au renouvellement de la recherche dans notre domaine.

Université de Lausanne, bâtiment Extranef, salle 125

Jeudi 25 octobre 2018

Introduction

9h00-9h30
Accueil des participants

Président de séances: Mathieu Piavaux

9h30-10h15
Nicolas Reveyron: introduction et historiographie / le cas de Cluny III

10h15-11h00
Jean Wirth : Pour une approche multidisciplinaire du monument

11h00-11h30
Pause café (salle 221)

11h30-12h00
Barbara Franzé : Saint-Gilles-du-Gard

12h00-12h30
Discussion sur les présentations de la matinée

12h30-14h00
Déjeûner

Après-midi

Président de séances: Nicolas Reveyron

14h00-15h00
Lei Huang et Térence Le Deschault de Monredon : Sainte-Foy de Conques

15h00-15h30
Elodie Leschot: la façade sculptée de Charlieu

15h30-16h00
Pause café

16h00-17h30
La cathédrale de Strasbourg (bras sud du transept) et le passage du roman au gothique
Marc C. Schurr et Ilona Dudzinski

17h30-18h30
Discussions sur les présentations de l’après-midi

Vendredi 26 octobre

Matin. Présidence de séances: Marc C. Schurr

09h00-11h00
Pour un croisement des regards. La datation des collégiales du diocèse de Liège (XIIe-XVe s.)
Equipe dirigée par Mathieu Piavaux (Namur)
Antoine Baudry, Frans Doperé, Patrick Hoffsummer, Aline Wilmet

11.00-11h30: Pause café

11h30-13.00
Approches pluridisciplinaires des monastères aquitains
Equipe dirigée par Christian Gensbeitel
Philippe Lanos, Jean-Baptiste Javel

13h00-15h00 Pause de midi
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Après-midi. Président de séance: Barbara Franzé

15.00-15.30
La tour-porche de Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe
Laura Acosta Jacob

15.30-17.00
Dal sepolcro alla basilica : culti e monumenti nell’Abruzzo medievale
Equipe dirigée par Gaetano Curzi
Maria Carla Somma, Carlo Tedeschi.

17.00-17.30 Pause café

17.30-18.30
Discussion sur la session de l’après-midi/de la journée

Samedi 27 octobre

9h30-12h00
Table ronde
Avec la participation de Laurence Terrier Aliferis, Jacques Bujard et Michel Fuchs.