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Lecturer in History of Art and Architecture (Late Roman and Byzantine): Closing Date 22nd Jan

Lecturer in History of Art and Architecture (Late Roman and Byzantine)

School of History and Heritage

Location:  Brayford
Salary:   From £31,656 per annum
Closing Date:   Friday 22 January 2016
Interview Date:   Monday 08 February 2016
Reference:  COA151

The School of History and Heritage is based in the College of Arts, located at the University’s main Brayford campus beside a natural pool in the River Witham with a view dominated by the magnificent Cathedral. School teaching and research staff currently represent the disciplines of history and conservation and deliver a portfolio of undergraduate and taught postgraduate degrees.

History is taught as an undergraduate BA, and there are also two thriving taught MA programmes in History and Medieval Studies and a growing number of postgraduate research students.  There is a strong and growing team of historians with particular strengths in medieval, Mediterranean, gender and 20th century political and cultural history. The team performed well in REF 2014 with 35% of outputs rated 4*. Lincoln is one of the few UK universities to offer BA and MA degrees in conservation and the School also houses Crick Smith, a leading practice in the conservation, restoration and research of historic buildings and artefacts.

The successful candidate will expand and strengthen our expertise by bringing a developing research profile and established teaching record in the history of late Roman and Byzantine art and architecture. She or he will help in developing links between history and conservation within the School of History and Heritage.

The successful candidate will play a key role in the School’s curriculum development, notably in advancing plans to introduce additional modules in visual and material culture and to develop a programme in the history of art and architecture. She or he will hold a teaching qualification in HE or have received HEA recognition.

Lincoln is a wonderful city for a historians of art and architecture, boasting structures dating from the Roman and medieval periods until today, including Britain’s finest cathedral and a recently-restored Norman castle.  There are excellent local museums and galleries, archives spanning the medieval to the modern period. Applicants invited for interview will be asked to offer a presentation on how resources found in Lincoln will inform their teaching at level 2.

There is a strong collaborative research culture within the school with regular seminars and ongoing support for research activity, including funding for research and conference activities and a research leave scheme.

Fully-funded PhD available in Gothic Art at the University of Kent

870x489_fullsizerender_25The excellent archival and architectural resources at Canterbury Cathedral, the first English Gothic building, combined with our proximity to Paris, the site of origin of Gothic art, provide an ideal research environment for a doctoral project that examines the visual culture and development of the Gothic style. Working with Dr Guerry, who is a specialist in the field of Gothic wall painting, this PhD studentship at the School of History at the University of Kent would enable an outstanding graduate student to pursue research that would contribute substantially to our understanding the invention, diffusion, and function of Gothic art in the High Middle Ages. In the past decade, new approaches to the study of Gothic Art have benefitted tremendously from the advent of scanning technology, which has the potential to reveal the content of lost medieval murals. Because of the vicissitudes of time, wall paintings rarely survive. In the Middle Ages, lavish wall paintings once covered the interior and exterior of churches, halls, houses, castles, and bridges.

This studentship would provide a postgraduate with the opportunity to discover and define the significance of forgotten Gothic wall paintings or another aspect of monumental Gothic art. Under the tutelage of Dr Guerry and with the help of her collaborators, the PhD student would be given access and equipped with all of the necessary tools to achieve groundbreaking fieldwork, ideally on site in Canterbury, Paris, or Angers, where Dr. Guerry has ongoing research projects.

-Ideal candidates will have an MA or MPhil with distinction in History, History of Art, or Architecture

-Proficient language skills in both Latin and French are necessary

Here are the general details:

Further particulars:

Closing date for applications is 31 January 2016

Contact Dr Emily Guerry (E.Guerry@Kent.ac.uk) with any questions

19th Annual Medieval Postgraduate Student Colloquium: Boundaries in Medieval Art and Architecture

19th Annual Medieval Postgraduate Student Colloquium: Boundaries in Art and Architecture
10.00-17:30, Saturday 1 February 2014 (with registration from 09.30)

Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN
Ticket/Entry details: Admission free, all welcome. No booking is necessary.
Medieval art and architecture are often misconceived as being governed by categories and boundaries, be it geographical, social, or artistic. This colloquium will aim to question and challenge these assumptions by highlighting the fluidity and flexibility extant within art and architecture at the time. Boundaries will be interpreted in the wider sense of the word, encompassing geographic location and artistic media as well as questions of in-betweenness and hybridity. The papers will explore the issue of the creation and articulation of boundaries, the question of the validity of scholarly categories, and how art ventured to transgress visual, architectural, and cultural divisions.

SESSION 1 – The Problem of Categories in Medieval Art and Architecture. Chair: Michaela Zöschg
Sophie Dentzer (The Courtauld Institute of Art): Beyond Geographical and Stylistic Boundaries: an Approach to the Study of English Decorative Vaulting
Dragoş Năstăsoiu (Central European University, Budapest):Transgressing Boundaries: Mural Painting in the Orthodox Churches of Fourteenth- and Fifteenth-century Transylvania
James Hillson (University of York): Architectural Interaction Post-Bony: Regions, Centres and Archetypes in the English Decorated Style
Tea Break
17.20 – 17.30
SESSION 2 – Transgression and Transition. Chair: Joost Joustra
Federica Gigante (The Warburg Institute and SOAS): Islamic Textile as Boundary in Fourteenth-Century Italian Art and Architecture
Veronica Dell’Agostino (La Sapienza, Rome): Ornamental Painting as Limit of the Painted Space: the Case of  ‘San Pietro al Monte di Civate’ Fresco Fragments
Maria Alessia Rossi (The Courtauld Institute of Art): Inbetween Text and Image: the Case of Christ’s Miracle Cycle
Lunch break (not provided)
SESSION 3 – Structures of Power. Chair: Maeve O’Donnell
Cristina Dagalita (University of Paris IV, Sorbonne): Illustrating Dissidence: the Fool among the Foolish Virgins
Antonino Tranchina (La Sapienza, Rome): Inscriptions at the Martorana in Palermo: Performing Monumental Speeches across Materials and Languages at the Times of Roger II
Karl Kinsella (Oxford University): Doors as Portals: Structures of Power in Anglo-  Saxon Art
Tea Break
SESSION 4 – The Visualisation of Marginality. Chair: Jack Hartnell
Monika Winiarczyk (University of Glasgow): Marginal and Intricate: Synagoga and the Medieval Christian Conception of Judaism
Andrea Mattiello (University of Birmingham): Katechoumena/gynaikites: Upper Galleries in Late Palaiologan Churches in Mystra
Niamh Bhalla (The Courtauld Institute of Art): Asserted Binaries and Ambiguous Borders: Gender and the Image of the Last Judgment in Byzantium
Closing Remarks  (Dr Antony Eastmond, The Courtauld Institute of Art)