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CfP: (Im)mobility: Dialectics of Movement, Power & Resistance, LSE (28/11/2017)

The London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP) is pleased to announce the cross-disciplinary student-led conference (Im)mobility: Dialectics of Movement, Power and Resistance, which will be hosted by the PhD Academy of the London School of Economics on 28 November 2017 (10am – 5pm).

The keynote speaker will be Dr Alexander Samson, Reader in Early Modern Studies at University College London.

The Call for Papers is open until 30 July 2017. View it online or download the PDF.

Venue: PhD Academy, London School of Economics, Lionel Robbins Building (4th floor), 10 Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HD, United Kingdom.

Research Opportunity: Research Scholar, The British Institute at Ankara

ankara_viewsResearch Opportunity: Research Scholar, The British Institute at Ankara
Start date: 2 January 2017
Deadline: Friday 21 October

Applications are invited for a Research Scholarship tenable for 7 months (with the possibility of extending for two extra months) from 2 January 2017 and based at the Institute in Ankara.  The Research Scholar will work with the Director and Assistant Director on enriching the extensive digital archive of BIAA projects and events. The scholar will also work as part of the library team and will be involved in updating the library’s digital records (reorganisation of subject headings and keywords, content information, etc).

The scholar will be required to spend at least two-thirds of their time on institute related work and a third conducting their own research relating to Turkey and/or the Black Sea littoral, which may fall within any of the academic disciplines of the humanities and social sciences.

Candidates should have recently completed or be about to complete a Masters degree, and are expected subsequently to conduct research at doctoral level.  The research undertaken at the BIAA should normally be preparatory and designed to underpin a funding application for a PhD.

Basic knowledge of database building, good command of Excel, basic to moderate skills of image and video processing and good communication skills are essential criteria for this post.

Applicants must be normally resident in the UK and must have a demonstrable connection with a UK academic institution. The position will be based at the Institute in Ankara.

The salary for the position will be £800 per month.  The BIAA will pay the cost of one return flight between the UK and Turkey. The scholar will be expected to reside at the BIAA residential accommodation at a discounted fee.

The closing date for applications is Friday 21 October and interviews will be held in London in November.

How to Apply: Applicants should send a full CV and a letter of application, including details of their relevant experience, a research proposal and two written references. The length of the research proposal should not exceed one page. Note: Applicants must advise their referees to have references sent to the London office electronically by the closing date. Please only send electronic applications and references to the London office of the BIAA (biaa@britac.ac.uk). For further information also contact this email address.

 

Call for Papers: The Making of the Humanities IV, Rome, 16-18 October 2014

The Making of the Humanities IV, Rome, 16-18 October 2014

http://makingofthehumanities.blogspot.com

The fourth conference on the history of the humanities, “The Making of the Humanities IV”, will take place in Rome from 16 till 18 October 2014.

Goal of the Conference

This is the fourth of a biennially organized conference that brings together scholars and historians interested in the cross-cultural history of the humanities (philology, art history, historiography, linguistics, logic, literary studies, musicology, theatre studies, media studies, a.o.).

Theme of the 2014 Conference: Connecting Disciplines

We welcome papers and panels on the history of the humanities that focus on any period or region. The theme of the 2014 conference will be Connecting Disciplines, with a special interest in comparing methods and patterns across disciplines — both within and between regions (e.g. China and Europe).

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Fenrong Liu (Tsinghua University)

Hans-Jörg Rheinberger (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science)

Helen Small (University of Oxford)

Deadline for abstracts and panel proposals: 1 June 2014

 For more information, see http://makingofthehumanities.blogspot.com