Category Archives: Call for Participants

Call for Applications: French Summer School Of Byzantine Studies, 30 August-5 September 2017, Bucharest – DEADLINE TODAY

Deadline: 9 August
The Faculty of History of the University of Bucharest, the Centre Régional Francophone de Recherches Avancées en Sciences Humaines et Sociales de Bucarest (CEREFREA–Villa Noël), and the Research Institute of the University of Bucharest, with the financial support of the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie and the scientific coordination of Professor Paolo Odorico (CéSor, EHESS, Paris), have organized a summer school of Byzantine studies on the topic STUDYING THE BYZANTINE WORLD. METHODOLOGIES AND INTERPRETATIONS to be held in Bucharest, from the 30th of August to the 5th of September 2017.
Those eligible: students enrolled in a master’s program, doctoral students,
postdocs and students enrolling in master’s or doctoral programs in 2017. The students must understand the two languages of the summer school (French / English). At the end of the course, certificates of participation will be issued to students, equivalent to 12 ECTS. To enable students to participate in the courses, the organizers launch a call for applications, providing:
•Free participation in the course and dinners (for maximum 30 students)
•Free accommodation in the CEREFREA–Villa Noël (for maximum 8
•AUF offered a grant covering the travel expenses and accommodation for some foreign PhD students established in the countries of Central and Oriental Europe.
The selection of the students who benefit of these supports will be made on scientific and academic criteria.
How to apply:
• Covering letter
•Curriculum studiorum indicating clearly studies already completed, research activity and field of research
• Other documents the candidate considers useful in support of his application.
Email to be sent by applicants to in the subject line: bourse d’études–Université d’été–Bucarest or Fellowship for Summer University in Bucharest.
The selected candidates will receive a notification on the 14th of August.

Call for Applications: Visiting fellowships 2018 (1–4 months), Ptolemaus Arabus et Latinus Project, Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Munich

csm_05-03_Ptolemaeus_ce38187a3aCall for Applications: Visiting fellowships 2018 (1–4 months), Ptolemaus Arabus et Latinus Project, Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Munich
Deadline: 1 October 2017

The project Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus (PAL) is dedicated to the edition and
study of the Arabic and Latin versions of Ptolemy’s astronomical and astrological texts
and related material. These include works by Ptolemy or attributed to him,
commentaries thereupon and other works that are of immediate relevance to
understanding Ptolemy’s heritage in the Middle Ages and the early modern period up
to 1700 A.D.
The project is hosted by the Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften in Munich for a
period of 25 years from 2013 to 2037. It is supervised by Prof. Dr. Dag Nikolaus
Hasse (University of Würzburg) and carried out by five scholars, including two
research leaders, Dr. David Juste and Dr. Benno van Dalen, two post-doctoral
researchers and one doctoral student.
We welcome applications for visiting fellowships tenable in Munich for a period of one
to four months between 1 January and 30 November 2018. The next round of visiting
fellowships is planned for 2020.
-The fellowships amount to € 3100 per month for senior scholars (PhD degree
awarded before 1 January 2013), € 2600 per month for post-docs (PhD degree
awarded after 31 December 2012) and € 1300 per month for doctoral students. In
special cases an additional travel grant may be awarded to overseas applicants. The
fellowships are not liable to taxation in Germany and do not include health
insurance or social benefits.
-Fellows will be offered office facilities at the Bayerische Akademie der
Wissenschaften in Munich, together with the research team, and are expected to
work in Munich most of the time. Fellows will be given access to the research
facilities of the project, including the project’s collection of manuscript
reproductions, and to the research libraries in Munich.
-Fellows are expected to do research in an area relevant to the project and to share
their experience and insights with the other members of the research team.
Research proposals to deal with Ptolemaic sources in languages other than Arabic
and Latin (especially Greek, Syriac, Hebrew and Persian) are also welcome.
-Applications should be sent in English to Prof. Dr. Dag Nikolaus Hasse by email ( before 1 October 2017. Applications should include a complete CV with a list of publications and a research proposal of no more than 500 words. Applicants are asked to state in their research proposal the preferred duration of the fellowship (one, two, three or four months) and to propose a starting date.
Receipt of the application will be acknowledged and the outcome of all applications will be notified by email no later than 31 October 2017.
For further information, please visit our website For
further enquiries, contact Dr. Claudia Dorl at

The International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) 2017 Conference in The Vatican (7-9 June 2017)

worlds imagesThe International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) 2017 Conference in The Vatican is intended for a wide range of participants and interested parties, including digital image repository managers, content curators, software developers, scholars, and administrators at libraries, museums, cultural heritage institutions, software firms, and other organizations working with digital images and audio/visual materials. The conference will consist of two events with separate registration:

Registration info and more: 

Intensive course: ‘Rome as a Palimpsest,’ Rome, April 3-9, 2017

rome_colosseum_aerial_viewIntensive course: Rome as a Palimpsest, Rome, April 3-9, 2017.
Collaborative course organised by the Bibliotheca Hertziana –
Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte, des Deutschen Archäologischen
Instituts und des Deutschen Historischen Instituts in Rom.
Deadline for Applications: October 15, 2016

Das Deutsche Archäologische Institut, Abteilung Rom, die Bibliotheca
Hertziana – Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte, und das Deutsche
Historische Institut in Rom bieten vom 3. bis zum 9. April 2017 einen
Studienkurs an. Der Intensivkurs unter der Leitung von
WissenschaftlerInnen der beteiligten Institute richtet sich
insbesondere an fortgeschrittene Studierende der Klassischen
Archäologie, der Christlichen Archäologie, der historischen
Bauforschung, der Kunstgeschichte sowie der Geschichtswissenschaften
vom Mittelalter bis zur Zeitgeschichte.
Ausgangspunkt des Kurses ist das Bild von Rom als “Palimpsest”, d.h.
Rom als exemplarischer Ort des Umgangs mit Vergangenheit, des
Auslöschens und Vergessens, der Neuentdeckung, Wiederbelebung und
vielfachen Aneignung von Geschichte, der Überlagerung und des
Ineinandergreifens historischer Epochen. Diese Prozesse des Um- und
Überschreibens, der Inszenierung und Zitierung sollen mit
unterschiedlichen fachlichen Zugangsweisen an ausgewählten Orten und
baulichen Ensembles, vom Kapitol über das Forum Romanum bis hin zum
EUR-Viertel und dem Tiberufer mit dem in diesem Jahr angebrachten Fries
von William Kentridge von der römischen Kaiserzeit bis heute untersucht
Von den KursteilnehmerInnen wird eine intensive Einarbeitung sowie
aktive Mitarbeit – unter anderem die Übernahme eines Referates inkl.
der fristgerechten Vorbereitung von Themenpapieren und Unterlagen –
Die Zahl der Teilnehmenden ist auf fünfzehn Personen beschränkt. Für
die Gruppe der AltertumswissenschaftlerInnen (Archäologen und
historische Bauforscher) stehen ebenso wie für KunsthistorikerInnen und
HistorikerInnen jeweils 5 Plätze zur Verfügung. Die Kosten für die
Reise bis zu einem Betrag von 150 Euro und Übernachtung werden ebenso
wie Eintritte von den veranstaltenden Instituten übernommen. Die An-
und Abreise ist von den Kursteilnehmern selbst zu organisieren.

Requirements: Voraussetzung für die Teilnahme: abgeschlossener M.A. in einem der für
den Kurs relevanten Fächer bzw. M.A.-Studium in der Endphase.

How to apply: Bewerbungen mit kurzem Motivationsschreiben (max. eine Seite),
Lebenslauf, ggf. Kopie des letzten Studienabschlusses und Skizze eines
laufenden Forschungsvorhabens (bitte nur in elektronischer Form) an:

Call for Contributions: Edited Volume ‘After the Carolingians: Manuscript Illumination in the Tenth–Eleventh Centuries’

salzburgpericopes001Call for Contributions: edited volume After the Carolingians: Manuscript Illumination in the Tenth–Eleventh Centuries
Deadline: Jun 1, 2016

A great deal of research remains to be done on the substantial and
wide-ranging corpus of illuminated manuscripts produced in continental
Europe between the late ninth and late eleventh centuries. Whether
tucked away in footnotes or relegated to the status of comparanda, the
extant manuscripts from this difficult period of history — particularly
from the regions of modern-day France and Flanders — rarely receive the
focused attention they deserve. Yet many manuscripts from the tenth and
eleventh centuries have the potential to challenge our understanding of
fundamental issues of historical inquiry, including the nature of
artistic originality, various processes of transmission, the working
relationships between artists, patrons and scribes; even the essential
character and functions of illumination.

We seek papers that offer new perspectives on the culture of
illuminated books produced between c. 900 and c. 1050 outside the
established centers of art-historical focus in Anglo-Saxon England and
the Ottonian Empire. Studies of manuscripts originating beyond the
traditional geographic boundaries of the Carolingian Empire are most
welcome, as are studies that coordinate manuscripts with their physical
environment or with works of art in other media, and studies that
reflect upon relationships of “center and periphery” or questions of
regionalism, problematize the issue of artistic quality, or investigate
connections between tenth–eleventh century manuscripts and illumination
of other periods.

Papers will be collected in a volume to be published in the series
“Sense, Matter and Medium: New Approaches to Medieval Culture” (De
Gruyter). We wish also to propose a session on the topic of the volume
at the Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America (Toronto,
April 6–8, 2017), which will double as a contributors’ meeting.

Submission: Please send an abstract of your proposed contribution (ca. 300 words) and let
us know whether you would be able to attend the MAA conference.
Deadline: June 1, 2016. Please contact us with any questions.

Beatrice Kitzinger (Princeton University,
Joshua O’Driscoll (The Morgan Library and Museum,

Call for Applications: 12 posts in the research group “Spanish Italy and the Iberian Americas”

deorbonovo_28129Call for Applications: 12 junior scholars to join the research group Spanish Italy and the Iberian Americas, from  June 2016 to October 2017.
Deadline: March 31, 2016

A Getty Foundation Connecting Art Histories Project
co-directed by Michael Cole and Alessandra Russo,
Columbia University

The co-directors of the Connecting Art History project “Spanish Italy
and the Iberian Americas” seek twelve junior scholars to join the
research group during the period June 2016 to October 2017. Project
participants will collaborate to discern the common dynamics and study
the artistic ties that developed between these two regions in the early
modern period, especially during the sixteenth-century. Moving beyond
the concerns of national heritage and microhistory, the project depends
on scholars interested in changing their conceptions about their “home”
fields of “Renaissance” Italian or “Colonial” Latin American art. The
project will unfold in multiple stages, centered on travel and
conversation. Throughout the project, the junior scholars and a group
of senior faculty will collaborate and communicate regularly, sharing
bibliographies and contributing monthly to a research blog. As a group,
participants will travel to Italy in January 2017 to visit and discuss
works in historically Spanish regions of Italy. Each member will be
responsible for introducing a series of works, engaging information
across multiple fields. Six months after the visits in Italy, in a
second phase of the project, participants will convene in New York City
for a workshop. Each scholar will present a paper responding to the
conversation and insights elicited during the trip, and considering how
those ideas might provide prospects for the study of arts in Iberian
Americas. While in New York, the group will also visit archives and
museums in the city. The project will cover travel expenses to Italy
and New York.

Eligibility: Recent PhDs to junior faculty members working on early modern Italian
or Latin American art are eligible to apply though preference will be
given to those who did degrees or are working in Italian and Latin
American universities. Candidates should submit a statement (maximum
three pages) explaining their interest in participating; a description
(maximum two pages) of a current project; a CV; two letters of
recommendation; and a writing sample.

How to apply: Application materials should be sent as a single PDF, clearly labeled,
to :  by March 31st, 2016.

Call for Applications: Cathedral Cities. Planning and Building a Medieval Utopia – II TEMPLA Summer School

catedralvistaaereaCall for Applications: Cathedral Cities. Planning and Building a Medieval Utopia –
II TEMPLA Summer School,
“Nicolau d’Olwer i Pere i Joan Coromines” room,
Institut d’Estudis Catalans, Carrer del Carme 47,  08001 Barcelona, July 14th-16th 2016
Deadline: May 29, 2016

TEMPLA, a permanent workshop of Medieval Studies composed of specialists from universities, museums and archives from different parts of Spain, Europe and in particular Catalonia, seeks applications for its second Summer School, Cathedral Cities. Planning and Building a Medieval Utopia. National and international researchers into medieval art history and related disciplines are invited to to debate the concept and expression of “Cathedral Cities”, which have boosted in European episcopal sees during the medieval period. The studies of Cathedral City Landscapes could reveal the historical and living memory they  contain.
This call aims to understand how the fragile historical centers of cathedral cities have become the bearers of European’s identity, memory and their complex and plural intangible heritage. The medieval cathedral is widely seen as one of the most important contributions to European and global cultural history. Besides they often are the largest and oldest of all monuments in a city or town, cathedrals and their functioning influenced the way the city evolved. They are therefore essential to our understanding of local and regional history. Alongside their urban influence cathedrals are places for people – social congregation for secular and religious occurrence, where the memories of people and events were made and are now stored, where history and “invented traditions” intertwine.
The progress about knowledge of this European heritage is a necessary measure to protect its visibility and understanding as well as to justify the survival and sustainability of their uses. This living heritage, condenser and referential framework of social and cultural pan-European principles, is at risk of depletion and irrelevance. Therefore the results of the II TSS will be transferred to the academic community, but also to policy makers and citizens in general.

The School’s aims are:

1. To analyse the confluence of diverse resources and actors (institutional, economic, topographic, architectural…) activated to planning and building the place of cathedrals inside medieval cities and development of medieval cities around their cathedrals.
2. To propose new forms of contextualising historical building of European bishoprics in order to explain the results of artistic promotion underlining extra-artistic factors: e.g. liturgical, devotional, circulatory, … as well as convergence of actions by ecclesiastical and civil policies. For proper understanding of this issue it is necessary to emphasize the corresponding “framework for action”.
3- To evidence that the urban and architectural heritage of medieval cathedral cities is bearer of axiological meaning and transmitter of European identity, the validity of the collective memory and also builder of real and imaginary urban landscape.
4- To establish, on the basis of the results of the two previous objectives, new approaches and multidisciplinary research in the urban and social environments of European Cathedral Cities.

Organised by: Gerardo Boto, Marta Serrano, Vincent Debiais; TEMPLA. Institut de Recerca Històrica, Universidad de Girona.

How to Apply:  This scientific meeting is intended for a small number of participants; the application procedure allows for 10 researchers to be invited to present their research. Participants will be expected to take an active role in the debates that will follow each presentation. Every researcher must benefit from the contributions of the other specialists. The presentations and debates may take place in Spanish, French, Italian or English.
Format: The debates will take place on the first two days. On the third day there will be a visit to a Catalan Cathedral City to highlight in situ its particular specificities regarding episcopal and civil urbanism.
The workshop is principally aimed at young pre- and postdoctoral researchers in the areas of history of art, history and liturgical studies. Those who are interested in participating in the TEMPLA Summer School 2016 must submit:
• A letter of motivation that includes a description their current research,
• A CV (maximum one page)
• A presentation proposal (maximum 300 words).
These documents may be in Spanish, French, Italian or English.

The deadline for submitting this documentation is May 29 2016. It must be sent to (both): and
Applicants will receive a response before June 13 2016. The successful candidates must provide the organizers with a description of the ideas they wish to present, any images relating to their presentation and a brief bibliography by June 26 2016. This documentation will be used to create a dossier a hand-out for the other attendees. The aim of this initiative is to encourage participants to submit proposals of direct interest to the planned debates.

Expenses for accomodation, lunch and other activities will be covered by the organisers. Participants must pay their travel expenses to the workshop.