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Fellowship: Post-doctoral Research Fellowship at the Henry Moore Institute, Deadline 16/04/2018

Henry Moore

The Henry Moore Institute is a world-recognised centre for the study of sculpture in the heart of Leeds, funded by The Henry Moore Foundation. An award-winning exhibitions venue, research centre, library and sculpture archive, the Institute hosts a year-round programme of exhibitions, conferences, lectures, research, and publications that aim to expand the understanding and scholarship of historical and contemporary sculpture.

The Institute invites applications for a two-year fellowship, beginning in Spring 2018. Based at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, the Post-doctoral Fellow’s research focus should be pre-twentieth-century, paying particular attention to the ways in which history is engaged with in the present.

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Doctoral Studentship University of Warwick “Religious buildings in Zamora, 11th-13th Centuries: building processes, forms and functions” Deadline 31/03/2018

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The construction of churches or church buildings is obviously as old as the dominance of Christianity in Western societies. The petrification of ecclesiastical wealth, however, implied a more recognisable and enduring presence for this institution throughout the medieval landscape, both urban and rural. The building of churches, and to a lesser extent monasteries, was also promoted by the laity. These were initiatives and investments that were partly religious in origin, in so far as they were ways to ensure the eternal salvation of the founders or of the community involved. The proliferation of masonry-built churches may also raise the question of other objectives of the secular world. Sometimes the laity invested in churches to provide a new, or at least a stronger, more formalised and more recognizable community identity.

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JOB: 2018-2019 New York Public Library Short-Term Research Fellowships

The New York Public Library is pleased to offer short-term research fellowships to support graduate-level, post-doctoral, and independent researchers.  Individuals needing to conduct on-site research in the Library’s special collections to support projects in the humanities, business, and the fine and performing arts are encouraged to apply.

research_interior_2014_09_18_sasb_manuscripts_8019Fellowship stipends are $1,000 per week for a minimum of two and maximum of four weeks.  Each fellow is expected to be in residence at the Library for the duration of their fellowship and to write a blog post for nypl.org about their work with the Library’s collections.

The Manuscripts and Archives Division of The New York Public Library holds over 29,000 linear feet of material in over 5,500 collections, with strengths in the papers and records of individuals, families, and organizations, primarily from the New York region. These collections support research in the political, economic, social, and cultural history of New York and the United States. Continue reading

STIP: 5 short-term fellowships, The Medici Archive Project

The Medici Archive Project, Florence, Italy, April 1, 2018 – January 1, 2019
Application deadline: Mar 1, 2018
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FIVE SHORT-TERM FELLOWSHIPS AT THE MEDICI ARCHIVE PROJECT (2018)

TWO SHORT-TERM SAMUEL H. KRESS FELLOWSHIPS
Thanks to the continued support of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, The Medici Archive Project (MAP) is offering two fellowships for graduate students to undertake specialized archival research on-site at the Archivio di Stato as well as other archival collections housed in Florence and across Tuscany. These fellowships are especially aimed to provide graduate students in art and architectural history with the
opportunity to examine original source materials, receive scholarly guidance from MAP Staff, present their findings at MAP-sponsored conferences and workshops, and enroll in MAP’s Paleography and Archival Studies Seminar.
Students may apply for either the 2018 SPRING/SUMMER semester or the 2018
FALL/WINTER semester.
• The Spring/Summer Fellowship, covering a period of no less than three
months, with a stipend of $8,000, must take place within the period extending from 1 April to 31 July 2018.
• The Fall/Winter Fellowship, covering a period of no less than three months, with a stipend of $8,000, must take place within the period 1 September to 23 December 2018.
Eligible candidates must either have American citizenship or be enrolled in graduate programs at universities in the United States.
There is no application form for this fellowship. Instead, suitable candidates are invited to send via email to education@medici.org, the following documents in a collated PDF by 1 March 2018:
1) A cover letter, stating which fellowship is sought, either “Spring/Summer” OR “Fall/Winter” and the proposed dates which the fellow will be in residence at MAP’s headquarters at Palazzo Alberti.
2) A short essay (no more than two pages) on how the candidate’s topic will benefit from archival research.
3) A curriculum vitae.
4) The name and email address of a scholar in the field, preferably the candidate’s supervisor, who can comment on the applicant’s qualifications and the merits of the research proposal (please do not include letters of recommendation with the application).
Please do not include supplementary material (publications, papers, syllabi, etc.). All materials must be submitted in English. For further information, contact Carlotta Paltrinieri (education@medici.org). The successful candidates will be notified on 15 March 2018.

THREE SHORT-TERM FELLOWSHIPS IN HONOR OF EVA SCHLER
Thanks to the generous gift from Joan A. McClure and Michael L. Schler, in honor of Michael’s late mother Eva Schler, the Medici Archive Project is offering three shortterm fellowships for graduate and pre-doctoral students of any nationality working on any field related to early modern Italy (preferably with a specific emphasis on Tuscany or Medici history). Special preference will be given to scholars working on any topic related to early modern Jewish women.
This scholarly residence will be of considerable benefit in helping students to gain the necessary skills, experience and confidence to continue independent academic research in their academic specialization. While undertaking research on primary sources in Florence, fellows will benefit from the supervision of the MAP Staff as well as from academics drawn from a variety of disciplines, who are experts in archival research, paleography, and digital humanities. Each fellowship will last for an uninterrupted period of three months, taking place at any point between 1 April 2018 and 31 July 2018 (SPRING/SUMMER SEMESTER) and 1 September and 23 December 2018 (FALL/WINTER SEMESTER).
There is no application form for this fellowship. Instead, suitable candidates are invited to send via email to education@medici.org, the following documents in a collated PDF by 1 March 2018:
1) A cover letter in English, stating the proposed dates which the fellow will be in residence at MAP’s headquarters at Palazzo Alberti.
2) A short essay (no more than two pages) on how the candidate’s topic will benefit from archival research.
3) A curriculum vitae.
4) The name and email address of a scholar in the field, preferably the candidate’s supervisor, who can comment on the applicant’s qualifications and the merits of the research proposal (please do not include letters of recommendation with the application).
The fellowships are open to candidates from any nationalities. The fellowship stipend is US $6,000.
To apply for these fellowships, the following material should be sentelectronically to Carlotta Paltrinieri (education@medici.org):
Please do not include supplementary material (publications, papers, syllabi, etc.). All materials must be submitted in English. For further information, contact Carlotta Paltrinieri (education@medici.org). The successful candidates will be notified on 15 March 2018.

Grant: Digital Art History Project Proposals : Journal of Historians of the Netherlandish Art

jhnaJHNA is applying for a Digital Humanities Advancement Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. If successful, we will receive three bursaries of $10,000 each to develop and publish three digital art history projects. One project from each of the following areas of investigation will be selected:

1) Network Analysis:

Use of data analytics programs (e.g., Gephi, Network Workbench) to investigate connections among particular groups or individuals, such as artists, writers, art dealers, art markets and other networks of exchange;

2) Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Mapping:

Use of maps in concert with data sets (e.g., depictions of sites, location of objects, paths of travel) through online programs like MapBox, Timemapper, or Neatline in order to investigate change over time and space;

3) High-Resolution Imaging and Dynamic Image Presentation:

Use of panoramic or high-resolution imagery to view, for example, panoramas, conservation images (x-radiographs, infrared reflectography), or moving images; also digital facsimiles of longer works, such as albums or sketchbooks.

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Call for Applications: The Rijksmuseum Fellowship Programme, 2018-19

rijks_2530290bCall for Applications: The Rijksmuseum Fellowship Programme, 2018-19
Deadline: 14 January 2018

We welcome international research proposals which open new perspectives on the Rijksmuseum’s collection, its history and activities. The purpose of the programme is to enable applicants to base part of their research at the Rijksmuseum and thus to strengthen the bonds between the museum and universities. The focus of research should relate to the Rijksmuseum’s collection and activities, and may encompass any of its varied holdings, including paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, prints, drawings, photography and historical artefacts. The programme offers students and academic scholars access to the museum’s collections, library, conservation laboratories and curatorial expertise. Furthermore, the museum facilitates opportunities for Fellows to engage in workshops and excursions to encourage the exchange of knowledge – both amongst themselves and the broader museum audience.

Application and procedure

Please review the eligibility, funding and application requirements by visiting the Rijksmuseum website. For the 2018-2019 academic year, candidates can apply for:

  • Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for art historical research – Apply here
  • Johan Huizinga Fellowship for historical research – Apply here
  • Migelien Gerritzen Fellowship for conservation research – Apply here
  • Anton C.R. Dreesmann Fellowship for art historical research – Apply here

The closing date for all applications is 14 January 2018, at 6:00 p.m. (Amsterdam time/CET). No applications will be accepted after this deadline. All applications must be submitted online and in English. Applications or related materials delivered via email, postal mail, or in person will not be accepted.

Selection will be made by an international committee in February 2018. The committee consists of eminent scholars in the relevant fields of study from European universities and institutions, and members of the curatorial and conservation staff of the Rijksmuseum. Applicants will be notified by 1 March 2018. All Fellowships will start in September 2018.

Further information and application forms: www.rijksmuseum.nl/fellowships

For questions concerning the application procedure, contact Marije Spek, Coordinator of the Fellowship Programme (m.spek@rijksmuseum.nl), +31 (0)20-6747395.

 

 

Call for Applications: International Fellowship Program at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

nationalgalerie-logoCall for Applications: International Fellowship Program at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Deadline:  31 December 2017
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.

Guidelines and  Request form:
http://www.smb.museum/forschung/stipendienprogramme/internationales-stipendienprogramm.html

Other institutions, which are part of the Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz (the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, the Geheime Staatsarchiv Preussischer Kulturbesitz, the Staatliche Institut für Musikforschung, and the Ibero-American Institute), offer similar fellowship opportunities. For more information, click here.

Please submit your application in one PDF file by 31.12. 2017 to forschung@smb.spk-berlin.de

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