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1 year UCL Teaching Fellowship in Medieval History

UCL Department / Division History

Location of position London

Grade 7

Hours Full Time

Salary (inclusive of London allowance) £38,581 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities

UCL History, which dates back to 1830, is consistently ranked as one of the best history departments in the world for quality of both its research and teaching.

The Department seeks to appoint a Teaching Fellow, for a period of 12 months, to offer the following modules:

The First European Union? Christendom c.1100-c.1350

The Teaching Fellow will deliver all the weekly lectures (over 20 weeks) on this ‘Survey’ module, as well as taking the three weekly tutorial groups.

Templars, Heretics, Hermits and Antipopes: The Crises of the Papacy 1294-1334

A second year undergraduate Research Seminar, taught over 10 weeks in term 2.  The seminars focus on the examination of a specific set of source materials organised around a topic, and are designed to develop a students’ capacity to work independently and to use primary and secondary sources in the construction of an historical argument.

The Friars in the Medieval World

An ‘Advanced’ undergraduate module taught in term 1 over 10 weekly two-hour seminars.

Approaching History

The Teaching Fellow will be required to contribute to this first year mandatory module, which is taught by two-hour lectures in terms 1 and 2.

The Invention of the Question: a History of European Thinking, 1100-1400

This MA module is taught in weekly two-hour seminars over 10 weeks – in either term 1 or term 2.

Amongst other duties the Teaching Fellow will also be required to act as Personal Tutor to both undergraduate and MA Medieval and Renaissance Studies students; as well as providing dissertation supervision to MA students.

Key Requirements

Candidates must have a PhD in the relevant field. They must also have experience in university teaching and assessment (preferably in the UK).

Position description

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Scholarships and Fellowships: Two PhD Positions: Alchemy in the Making: From ancient Babylonia via Graeco-Roman Egypt into the Byzantine, Syriac and Arabic traditions (1500 BCE -1000 AD), University of Bologna (Deadline 14th May 2018)

Two PhD positions (3 years each) are available at the University of Bologna (Department of Philosophy and Communication studies) within the ERC project (Consolidator Grant): “Alchemy in the Making: From ancient Babylonia via Graeco-Roman Egypt into the Byzantine, Syriac and Arabic traditions (1500 BCE -1000 AD)”, Acronym: AlchemEast.

The AlchemEast project is devoted to the study of alchemical theories and practices as they appeared and developed in distinct, albeit contiguous (both chronologically and geographically) areas: Graeco-Roman Egypt, Byzantium, and the Near East, from Ancient Babylonian Times to the early Islamic Period. Applicants are expected to propose research projects dealing with the ancient alchemical tradition.

Proposals may focus on the analysis of a specific set of primary sources — depending on the historical period on which the applicant prefers to focus on, primary sources may include alchemical writings in Akkadian, Greek, Syriac or Arabic. The proposals may also focus on a wider and cross-cutting analysis of topics connected to important issues pertaining to the ancient alchemical science and its relations with close fields, such as natural philosophy and medicine.

The doctoral research shall result either in editions and translations of ancient alchemical writings or in monographs focused on central issues of the ancient history of alchemy.

The two scholarships are part of the PhD programme: “Philosophy, Science, Cognition and Semiotics”

http://www.unibo.it/en/teaching/phd/2018-2019/philosophy-science-cognition-and-semiotics-pscs

By following the link “PHD PROGRAMME TABLE” (at the top of the webpage), you will find the full description of the programme, with reference to the 2 scholarships specifically linked to the AlchemEast project.

Please visit the following webpage in order to apply (or for further information about the call):

http://www.unibo.it/en/teaching/phd/information-enrolling-phd-programme/how-to-apply-phd-programme

For any doubt or question, please do not hesitate to e-mail: matteo.martelli@unibo.it

 

 

 

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

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

Fellowships at Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies

220px-villa_i_tatti2c_ext-2c_giardino_05Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies in Florence, Italy is now accepting fellowship applications for the 2018–2019 academic year.
Deadline: November 15

Wallace Fellowship (four or six months; deadline November 15) for post-doctoral scholars who explore the historiography and impact of the Italian Renaissance in the Modern Era (19th–21st centuries).

Berenson Fellowship (four or six months; deadline November 15) for post-doctoral scholars who explore “Italy in the World”. Projects should address the transnational dialogues between Italy and other cultures (e.g. Latin American, Mediterranean, African, Asian, etc.) during the Renaissance, broadly understood historically to include the period from the 14th to the 17th century.

Digital Humanities Fellowship (four or six months; deadline November 15) for projects that cut across traditional disciplinary boundaries and actively employ digital technology. Applicants can be scholars in the humanities or social sciences, librarians, archivists, and data science professionals. Projects should apply digital technologies such as mapping, textual analysis, visualization, or the semantic web to topics on any aspect of the Italian Renaissance.

Villa I Tatti – Boğaziçi University Joint Fellowship (one year; deadline November 15) for post-doctoral research focusing on the interaction between Italy and the Byzantine Empire (ca. 1300 to ca. 1700). Scholars will spend a semester at Villa I Tatti and a semester at the Byzantine Studies Research Center of Boğaziçi University.

Craig Hugh Smyth Fellowship (four or six months; deadline November 15) for curators and conservators. Projects can address any aspect of the Italian Renaissance art or architecture, including landscape architecture.

David and Julie Tobey Fellowship (four or six months; deadline November 15) for research on drawings, prints, and illustrated manuscripts from the Italian Renaissance, and especially the role that these works played in the creative process, the history of taste and collecting, and questions of connoisseurship.

For more information on all fellowships at Villa I Tatti please visit http://itatti.harvard.edu/fellowships

Kress Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Index of Christian Art

indexThe Index of Christian Art, Princeton University, is pleased to invite applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship for AY 2017-2018, with the possibility of renewal contingent on satisfactory performance.

Funded by a grant from the Kress Foundation, the Kress Postdoctoral Fellow will collaborate with permanent research and professional staff to develop taxonomic and research enhancements for the Index’s redesigned online application, which is set to launch in fall 2017. Salary is $60,000 plus benefits for a 12-month appointment, with a $2,500 allowance provided for scholarly travel and research. The Fellow will enjoy research privileges at Princeton Libraries as well as opportunities to participate in the scholarly life of the Index and the Department of Art & Archaeology.

The successful candidate will have a specialization in medieval art from any area or period; broad familiarity with medieval images and texts; a sound grasp of current trends in medieval studies scholarship; and a committed interest in the potential of digital resources to enrich work in art history and related fields. Strong foreign language and visual skills, the ability to work both independently and collaboratively after initial training, and a willingness to learn new technologies are highly desirable; previous experience in digital humanities, teaching, and/or library work is advantageous. Applicants must have completed all requirements for the PhD, including dissertation defense, before the start of the fellowship. Preference will be given to those whose subject expertise complements that of current Index staff.

Applications will be reviewed beginning January 15 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must apply on line at https://jobs.princeton.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=225214, submitting a C.V., a cover letter, a research statement, and the names and contact information of three references. The position is subject to the University’s background check policy.

The Index of Christian Art. Since 1917, the Index of Christian Art (https://ica.princeton.edu/) has provided a unique resource for the study of medieval art. Its systematic descriptive and visual documentation of iconographic subjects, originally conceived as a print archive but now undergoing full digitization, permits researchers to analyze imagery produced in eastern and western Europe throughout the “long Middle Ages.”

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Please address any questions to Pamela Patton, Director of The Index at ppatton@princeton.edu.

 

Fellowship: Postdoctoral Fellowship at Speculum

speculumPostdoctoral Fellowship at Speculum, July 1, 2016 – July 31, 2017.
Deadline: May 1, 2016.

The Medieval Society of America is searching for a one-year postdoctoral fellow to serve as editorial assistant at Speculum from July 1, 2016 – July 31, 2017.

This position offers qualified individuals an opportunity to develop as scholars and editors. The postdoc will receive a $43,000 stipend, health benefits, and limited research and travel funds.

The fellow will be expected to assume  responsibilities for certain editorial tasks at Speculum 35 hours/week, including, but not limited to: coordinating reviews with book review editors; contacting reviewers; checking citations for accepted articles; proofreading reviews, Brief Notices, Books Received, and Tables of Contents; and proofing full issues of Speculum.

In addition, the assistant will be encouraged to continue to develop a research program and participate in the cultural life of medieval studies in the Boston area. The term is subject to the postdoc’s continuing, acceptable performance of the duties required, as determined by the Editor of Speculum.

Eligibility: Eligible candidates must meet the following requirements and demonstrate the following qualifications:

  • PhD in some field of medieval studies before July 1, 2016 but no earlier than January 1, 2011.
  • Attention to detail and evidence of a high level of scholarly precision, particularly with regards to proofreading and bibliographic detail.
  • Strong work ethic

How to Apply: All interested candidates should write to Sarah Spence, Editor of Speculum (sspence@themedievalacademy.org), and should include the following:

  •  One-page cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial transcript
  •  Two letters of recommendation, one of which should directly address the applicant’s editing ability

The deadline for applications is May 1, 2016. Assistants must be resident in Cambridge, MA during the year.