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Job: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Cultural and Intellectual History, Warburg Institute, London

2925Job: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Cultural and Intellectual History, Warburg Institute, London
Deadline: 26 November 2017

The Warburg Institute is recruiting for a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer for teaching and research in Cultural and Intellectual History. In this role, you will contribute to teaching, supervising and mentoring the Institute’s postgraduate students whilst helping to develop both the taught MA and PhD programmes. You will also play an active part in the academic life of the Warburg, conducting research, publishing your work and actively identifying and pursuing external funding for research projects.

We are calling for applications from academically qualified candidates with a background in any aspect of Cultural and Intellectual History. All things being equal, preference will be given to candidates with research expertise in the history of philosophy and/or in languages and textual scholarship, including editing and translation studies. You will have combined experience of academic research and teaching, coupled with demonstrable experience of developing teaching modules and course programmes.  Your proven high level written and verbal communication skills will suit a range of audiences, and these skills will also compliment your ability to work collaboratively with academic and professional services staff, and participate in academic networks.  Superior organisational skills to plan a programme and schedule of work whilst completing complex tasks involving multiple contributors is critical.

Applications close midnight Sunday, 26 November 2017.  Interviews are expected to take place the week commencing 11 December 2017 and applicants are expected to ensure their availability during that period.

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CFP: Mutual Imaginings of Europe and the Middle East 800-1700 (3rd December 2016)

Beyond Borders:
Mutual Imaginings of Europe and the Middle East (800-1700)
Barnard College’s 25th Biannual Medieval and Renaissance Studies Conference
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Call for Papers
Recent scholarship is challenging the stark border between Europe and the Middle East during the long period between 800-1700.  Rather than thinking of these areas in isolation, scholars are revealing the depth of their mutual influence. Trade, war, migration, and scholarly exchange connected Europe and the Middle East in ways both cooperative and adversarial. The distant world was not only an object of aggression, but also, inextricably, of fantasy and longing. Jewish, Muslim, and Christian thinkers looked to each other to understand their own cultural histories and to imagine their futures.  Bringing together art historians, literary scholars, historians, scholars of the history of science, and scholars of religious thought, this interdisciplinary conference will explore the real and imaginary cultural interchanges between Europe and the Middle East during their formative periods. The conference will feature plenary lectures by Professors Nancy Bisaha of Vassar College, and Nabil Matar of the University of Minnesota.
This conference is being organized by Professors Rachel Eisendrath, Najam Haider, and Laurie Postlewate of Barnard College.
Please send an abstract (with title) of approximately 200 words and CV to lpostlew@barnard.edu<mailto:lpostlew@barnard.edu>. Presentations should be 20 minutes. Deadline: April 10, 2016.

CFP: Marian Iconography East and West (Rijeka, 2-4 June 2016)

Deadline: Mar 30, 2016

DuccioTenth International Conference of Iconographic Studies
Center for Iconographic Studies – University of Rijeka (Croatia) in collaboration with:
Study of Theology in Rijeka, University of Zagreb (Croatia)
University of Thessaly (Greece)
University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
Gregorian Pontifical University Rome (Italy)

The conference seeks to explore and discuss recent development in the dialogue between theology, art history, philosophy and cultural theory concerning the iconography of Mary in Eastern and Western art. We welcome academic papers that will approach this subject in an interdisciplinary and methodologically diverse way. The themes and subjects can include the following:

– early representations of Mary
– images of intercession and authority
– devotional iconography
 Mary Mother of God
– Virgin as queen
– Mary as Ecclesia
– Mary and Eve
– Life of the Virgin
– post-Tridentine iconography
– hermeneutical and phenomenological aspects of Mary

Paper proposals should be submitted electronically to cis@ffri.hr
A paper proposal should contain:
1. full name, institution, affiliation, address, phone number(s),
e-mail address
2. title
3. abstract (maximum 2 pages – 500 words)

Invitations to participate will be sent out by email before April 15,
2016
There is NO registration fee
Administration and organizational costs, working materials, lunch and
coffee breaks during conference as well as all organized visits are
covered by the organizers.
All presented papers will be published in the thematic issue of the
IKON journal in May 2017.

Please contact us for any additional information.
Contact person:
Sanja Jovanović
Center for Iconographic Studies
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Rijeka
Sveucilisna avenija 4
51 000 Rijeka
Croatia
E-mail: cis@ffri.hr

Reference / Quellennachweis:
CFP: Marian Iconography East and West (Rijeka, 2-4 Jun 16). In:
H-ArtHist, Jan 7, 2016. <http://arthist.net/archive/11897>.

LSMS lecture : ‘Royal Relations between the Danes and the Baltic Slavs in the Tenth and Eleventh Centuries’ (12th Jan)

The London Society for Medieval Studies is hosting a lecture on Tuesday
evening, January 12th, at 7.00pm in the Wolfson Room (NB01), IHR Basement,
Senate House (located on Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU) by:

Paul Gazzoli (Cambridge) who will be speaking on ‘Royal Relations between the Danes and the Baltic Slavs in the Tenth and Eleventh Centuries’.

All those who are interested in Medieval Studies are very welcome to
attend the lecture.

Research Fellowship: Cultural and Intellectual History (London, The Warburg Institute, 2015)

Research Fellowship
Two- or Three Year Research Fellowship in Cultural and Intellectual History (from October 2015), London, The Warburg Institute
Deadline: 28 NovemberWarburg 2014

The Warburg Institute: The Warburg Institute is dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of the classical tradition – in the sense of those elements in European thought, art and institutions that have evolved out of the cultures of the ancient world. Its Library and Photographic Collection are designed and arranged to encourage research into the processes by which one culture learns from another and by which different fields of thought and art act on each other. They are particularly concerned with continuities between the ancient Mediterranean civilizations and the cultural and intellectual history of post-classical Europe, especially in the period to c. 1800.

The Institute is offering a long-term Frances A. Yates Fellowship of two or three years tenable from October 2015.

Frances A. Yates Long-Term Fellowship: Dame Frances Yates, who died in 1981, generously bequeathed her residuary estate to found research Fellowships in her name at the Institute. Fellows’ interests may lie in any aspect of cultural and intellectual history but, other things being equal, preference will be given to those whose work is concerned with those areas of the medieval and Renaissance encyclopaedia of knowledge to which Dame Frances herself made such distinguished contributions.

Eligibility: The Fellowship is generally intended for scholars in the early stages of their careers. Candidates may be pre- or postdoctoral but must have completed at least one year’s research on their doctoral dissertation by the time they submit their application for a Fellowship and, if postdoctoral, must normally have been awarded their doctorate within the preceding five years, i.e. after 1 October 2009. If their doctorate was awarded before this date, they should explain the reasons for any interruption in their academic career in a covering letter.

General ConditionsThose employed as Professor, Lecturer or equivalent in a university or learned institution may normally hold an award only if they are taking unpaid leave for the whole of the period. The Fellowship may not be held concurrently with another Fellowship or award.

The Fellow will be expected to participate in the life of the Institute and to put his/her knowledge at the disposal of the Institute by presenting his/her work in a seminar and by advising the Library and Photographic Collection. The Fellow may teach elsewhere during tenure of the Fellowship only with the express permission of the Director. The Fellow will be required to present a brief written report at the conclusion of the appointment. A Fellowship may be terminated if the Appointing Committee is not satisfied that the conditions of the award are being met. All publications containing results of work done with the aid of a Fellowship shall include adequate acknowledgement of the fact.

Value of the Fellowship: The starting salary of the Fellowship is expected to be £ 28,408 p.a. including London Allowance. Payment will be made monthly in arrears and is liable to deductions for tax and National Insurance.

The person appointed will be deemed automatically to be a member of the Universities’ Superannuation Scheme (USS) and will have contributions deducted accordingly. Once full information on the Scheme has been received, he/she may elect in writing to withdraw from the Scheme.

Tenure: The Fellowship is tenable at the Institute. The Fellow will normally be expected to be at the Institute full-time during the academic terms (which does not exclude the use of other libraries and archives) and to live within commutable distance of the Institute.

Selection: Shortlisted candidates only will be contacted in late January to invite them to send samples of their written work. Shortlisted candidates will then be informed whether they will be invited for an interview, which will be held in March 2015.

Applications: There is no application form. Applications should be made by email to Warburg(at)sas.ac.uk and should include the following information:

1. Completed cover sheet (download cover sheet by clicking here).

2. A curriculum vitae giving full details of name, date of birth, address (including e-mail address) and present occupation, school and university education, degrees, teaching and research experience, publications

3. An outline of proposed research (of not more than two pages) and title of your research project

4. The names and addresses of not more than three persons who have agreed to write, without further invitation, to the Acting Director, Dr Raphaële Mouren, in support of the application. These letters of reference should reach the Acting Director by Friday, 28 November 2014. They must be signed by the referee and sent separately by the referee direct to the Acting Director of the Institute. References may be scanned and sent by e-mail to warburg(at)sas.ac.uk or forwarded in hard copy by post. It is the responsibility of candidates to ask their referees to submit references by 28 November 2014.

5. If you wish to add any additional comments you may enclose a covering letter.

6. Please note that all application documents must be sent as a single PDF or Word document. Please name your application document as follows: Surname_LTFellowshipApplication, e.g. Smith_LTFellowshipApplication. Please send by email to warburg(at)sas.ac.uk by Friday, 28 November 2014.

7. Application documents (including the CV and research proposal) must be provided in English. We prefer references in English but if necessary will accept references in French, Italian, Spanish or German.

8. Applicants are asked to complete the Equal Opportunities form, which can be downloaded by clicking here.  Please send this as a separate file named Surname_EqualOppForm to warburg(at)sas.ac.uk.

Candidates should NOT submit publications or written work with their application. Those who are shortlisted will be contacted in late January and will be invited to send material at that stage.

Closing date: Applications must arrive at the Institute no later than Friday, 28 November 2014. They must be sent by email to warburg(at)sas.ac.uk.

Source: http://warburg.sas.ac.uk/fellowships/long-term/

CFP: The Afterlife of Cicero (London, 7-8 May 2015)

Call for Papers:
The Afterlife of Cicero
London, The Warburg Institute, 7-8 May 2015
Deadline: 11 July 2014

The Warburg Institute, the Institute of Classical Studies and the Department of Greek and Latin at University College London will be hosting an international conference on the afterlife of Cicero in London on 7–8 May 2015, organised by Peter Mack, Gesine Manuwald, John North and Maria Wyke.

paris_studentsWe invite 40-minute papers about the impact of Cicero’s writings and personality on intellectual and cultural history, on the visual arts, philosophy, politics, rhetoric and literature. Since so much of Cicero’s writings is extant, they cover a wide variety of genres and topics, and we are also able to get a glimpse of his personality from his letters, Cicero has had an enormous influence on western culture. By examining a diverse series of significant case studies, the conference aims to make a contribution to assessing Cicero’s impact more fully. Papers dealing with any period between late antiquity and 1900 will be especially welcome. Aspects of particular interest include Cicero’s role for early Christian writers, in the middle Ages, in the Ciceronian debate, for the American founding fathers and the French revolution, for the development of modern democracies and political rhetoric and in (early-)modern literature.

The conference will take place in the Warburg Institute; the proceedings will be jointly published by the two Institutes as Supplements to the Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies. We shall ask the authors for publishable versions of the papers three months after the conference. If you have a suggestion for a paper that you would like us to consider, please submit a title, an abstract (of up to 300 words) and a brief CV (up to one page) by 11 July 2014 to Jane Ferguson, The Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB or warburg(at)sas.ac.uk.

For further information, see also the Warburg Institute Website.