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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.

Fellowships: Medici Archive Project Kress Fellowships 1 April-31 December 2016

Florenarchivio-stacksce, Italy, April 1 – December 31, 2016
Application deadline: Feb 15, 2016

The Medici Archive Project (MAP), based at the Archivio di Stato in Florence, Italy, is delighted to announce an award from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation to support four graduate students in the field of art history over the next two years.

Since its foundation in 1993, the Medici Archive Project has grown from a digital humanities foundation into a research institution, all the while remaining a strong advocate of giving scholars direct access to original documents. Through the BIA platform (bia.medici.org), MAP has brought the contents of one of Europe’s most important early modern archival collections, the epistolary archive of the Grand Ducal Medici, to a global audience of students and scholars. Comprising some three million letters, the collection provides an unparalleled insight into the entire early modern world, from the early sixteenth through to the mid eighteenth century. Based upon this wealth of material, much of it unexplored, MAP has developed both an international fellowship of scholars and several research programs (more details can be found at our website: www.medici.org).

Thanks to the continued generous support of Samuel H. Kress Foundation, MAP is offering fellowships for graduate students to join MAP in Florence to undertake specialized archival research on-site at the Archivio di Stato, utilizing the Mediceo del Principato archival collection, as well as other collections housed in Florence and across Italy. The Samuel H. Kress Graduate Art History Fellowships will provide graduate students with the opportunity to examine and study original source materials and to receive scholarly guidance from MAP Staff.

The Fellowships

There are two Samuel H. Kress Graduate Art History Fellowships available for 2016:

A Spring/Summer Fellowship, covering a period of no less than three months, with a stipend of $8,000. The fellowship must take place within the period extending April 1st to July 31st 2016.

A Fall/Winter Fellowship, covering a period of no less than three months, with a stipend of $8,000. This fellowship must take place within the period September 1st to December 31st, 2016.

Eligibility

Candidates must either have American citizenship or be enrolled in graduate programs at universities in the United States. Dissertation topics that treat any aspect of Italian Renaissance or Baroque art history and research related to Medici family collections and patronage, will be given preference.

Details

If feasible, Kress Fellows will be able to enroll, free of charge, on our on-line paleography course before arriving in Florence. Further training in reading documents and using archival sources will be available through our archival studies seminar held at Santa Maria Novella in May/July of 2017, as well as through daily contact with MAP Staff during the course of the Fellows’ tenure. Fellows will be also encouraged to participate in a variety of MAP initiatives, including our upcoming conferences (including “Vasari at Santa Croce”, 4 March 2016 and “Against the Medici: Art and Dissent in Renaissance Italy”, 26 & 27 May 2016) and publications (our series, Medici Studies, with Brepols/Harvey Miller).

To Apply

There is no application form for this fellowship. Instead, suitable candidates are invited to send via email to gallacher@medici.org, the following documents in a collated PDF by 15 February 2016:

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.

2) A copy of the candidate’s finalized dissertation proposal, or should the proposal still be a work-in-progress, the date of the proposal defense.

3) A short essay (no more than two pages) on how the candidate’s topic will benefit from archival research.

4) An up-to-date curriculum vitae.

5) 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.) not asked for above.

All materials must be submitted in English.

For further information, contact Dr. Samuel M. Gallacher
(gallacher@medici.org)

Newberry Library–John Rylands Research Institute Exchange Fellowship for 2015/6

St Matthew shown writing his Gospel, from a 15th-century French Book of Hours from the John Rylands Library. JRL Latin MS 164, f.26r.

This new fellowship provides two months of support—one for work at the Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois, and one for work at the John Rylands Research Institute (at The John Rylands Library) in Manchester, England. The proposed project must incorporate the collections from both libraries. Applicants should set aside two consecutive months for this fellowship, to ensure continuity of
research. All application materials will be submitted to the Newberry, but applications will be reviewed by both institutions. The stipend will be $2,500 per month at the Newberry, £1,500 at the John RylandsResearch Institute, plus an additional $1,000 (or the equivalent in English pounds) for travel.

The Newberry-Rylands Fellowships are available to postdoctoral scholars, PhD candidates, and those whohold other terminal degrees. This fellowship is restricted to scholars who live and work outside the ChicagoMetro area and are external to the University of Manchester. This fellowship will be awarded for one continuous month in residence at the Newberry and a contiguous month in residence and The John Rylands Library. Applicants must demonstrate a specific need for each collection. All applicants mustfollow the instructions listed on the Newberry’s How to Apply webpage.

We are now accepting applications for the 2015-16 academic year. For more information abouthow to apply, please visit our website: http://www.newberry.org/fellowships

All applicants are strongly encouraged to consult the Newberry’s and the Rylands’ online catalogs and collection guidesbefore applying:
www.newberry.org/catalogs-and-guides
www.library.manchester.ac.uk/searchresources/guidetospecialcollections

Application Deadline for Short-Term Fellowships: January 15, 2015

Office of Research and Academic Programs The Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street Chicago, IL 60610
312-255-3666
research@newberry.org

Fellowship: Pre- or postdoc fellowships at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence

Fellowship: Pre- or postdoc fellowships 
The Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz
Application deadline: 15 August 2014

The Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max Planck Institut is pleased to place a call for applications to pursue studies in Art History within the independent Max Planck Research Group (MPRG) “Objects in the Contact Zone – The Cross-Cultural Lives of Things”, directed by Eva-Maria Troelenberg.

– 1-2 pre- or postdoc fellowships for up to 6 months, beginning approximately 1 October 2014 
– 1 student assistant position (BA or MA level, 80h/month) for October – December 2014

KHIThe research group seeks to adapt the notion of the “contact zone” as a key term, connecting it to the object: non-European objects which are shown and stored in Western museums or collections, reproduced in Western media or are regarded, described, analyzed and categorised through a Western lens – such objects are situated in a contact zone. This follows approaches of cultural anthropology, while maintaining genuinely art historical solutions as the investigative aim. As such, these contact zones create particular conditions of perception and reception, resulting both from the object’s own aura, provenance, or biography and from the recipient’s predisposition and intentions.

Following a potentially asymmetric, but basically reciprocal or polycentric working hypothesis of transculturation, we are looking at case studies which can shed significant light on the production of knowledge in such contact zones.

Our examples deal with the interrelation between particular objects or groups of objects and their cross-cultural reception as mediated through museums, collections, publications or other visual or performative cultural practices in the colonial and postcolonial age. We are mainly focusing on exchange processes within the larger modern Mediterranean and its global connections.

Together, our case studies can bridge the theoretical space between cross-cultural studies and visual culture phenomena and may also induce critical reassessments of established narratives, categories and key terms such as the very idea of “transculturation” itself. As our work is embedded into questions of institutional history as well as into the history of science, knowledge and representation, our overarching research queries have developed significantly towards fields such as:

– museum theory and exhibitions in cross-cultural context
– agency theories for polycentric and transcultural art histories
– political and social functions of aesthetic differences and convergences
– critical approaches to canon and chronology in art history

For further information on the MPRG see also
http://www.khi.fi.it/en/forschung/projekte/projekte/projekt179/index.html

Fellowship applications in German or English language should include 

– detailed CV
– research proposal (max. 4 pages)
– list of publications and one substantial writing sample
– one letter of recommendation

Student assistant applications should include

– letter of motivation
– CV
– one letter of recommendation
– certificate of matriculation

Please send your electronic application in one pdf file (max. 2 MB) by 15 August to troelenberg@khi.fi.it.

The Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz is an equal opportunity employer and particularly encourages applications from women and disabled persons. Fellowships follow the rules of the Max Planck Society.

Five Kress Fellowships: Research and/or Publication

Five Kress Fellowships to support research and/or publications in Medieval Art for 2014
Application deadline: 31 August 2014.

kress_logoAvailable to ICMA members working on their first book, the $3,000 fellowships support research leading to a publication on medieval art and, for authors with publication contracts in hand, monies to defray specific costs. Both awards support travel or publication costs, including photographs, image permissions, copyediting, etc. Research fellowship applications are restricted to those ICMA members who have been awarded a Ph.D. by a US institution, or members who have been awarded a Ph.D. by a non-US institution within the last ten years and currently hold a continuing position in a US college, university, or museum. Fellowships for those with publication contracts in hand are for first books only, but there are no restrictions as to when the Ph.D. was received. Both grants require the applicants to have received their Ph.D. from an American University or to be currently employed at an American institution.

Submissions should include a full c.v. along with a cover letter (no more than three pages) giving a detailed outline of the proposed project. Completed manuscripts are particularly welcome and should be submitted electronically whenever possible. A full budget is also needed, along with a copy of the publication contract where such is in place.

Applying Online
Online electronic applications are preferred and can be submitted electronically through the ICMA website. Application deadline August 31, 2014.

Munby Fellowship in Bibliography 2015-2016 (University of Cambridge)

Munby Fellowship in Bibliography 2015-2016
Duration: 1 October 2015 – 31 July 2016
Deadline:  31 October 2014

The Library Syndicate invite applications for the Munby Fellowship in Bibliography for the tenure of 1 October 2015 to 31 July 2016.
munby
The Munby Fellow will be free to pursue bibliographical research of his/her own choosing. It is, however, expected that the Fellow’s research will be, at least in part, based directly or indirectly on the collections of the University and Colleges of Cambridge and likely to be of benefit, in the broadest sense, to scholars using those collections in the future. The Fellow will have no departmental or other staff duties and responsibilities.

The Fellowship is open to graduates in any discipline of any university and nationality. Preference will be given to scholars at post-doctoral or an equivalent level. The University of Cambridge is committed to equality of opportunity. The stipend will be £32,590 (pro-rata).

A non-stipendiary Fellowship at Darwin College will normally be available to the successful candidate, if not already a Fellow of a Cambridge College. Fellows in these categories are members of the Governing Body of the College and may take meals in the College without charge.

Applications (one copy only) should reach the Deputy Librarian’s PA, University Library, West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DR, UK by 31 October 2014, and should include the following particulars:

a) a completed application cover sheet;
b) a curriculum vitae with a list of principal publications;
c) a statement of the research proposed.

An election will be made in early January 2015. There are no interviews.
Further particulars are available from http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/Vacancies or by contacting the Deputy Librarian’s PA, tel: 01223 333083, email: Charlotte.Ross@lib.cam.ac.uk