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CFP: Revolution and Revolutions in Art (Ljubljana, 12-14 Sep 19)

5th International Conference for PhD Students and Recent PhD Graduates: “Revolution and Revolutions in Art”

Deadline: Apr 15, 2019

The University of Ljubljana, The Center for Iconographic Studies, The University of Belgrade, and The University of Split, introduce their 5th International Conference for PhD students and Recent PhD graduates, Revolution and Revolutions in Art. Challenging PhD students, young researchers and scholars from different fields of humanities and social sciences, the conference seeks to address a multitude of questions, dilemmas, perspectives and problems related to the idea of revolution in art. We welcome theoretical, empirical and methodological papers addressing the theme. We also encourage different aspects and approaches and especially invite submissions that address the following topics:

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Oxford Art Journal’s Essay Prize for Early Career Researchers

Essay Prize

Oxford Art Journal is inviting entries for its new Essay Prize for Early Career Researchers. The Essay Prize for Early Career Researchers aims to encourage submissions from British and international doctoral students, as well as early career researchers who are within five years of gaining their PhD. The essay will be on any topic relevant to art history and should be between 6,000 and 10,000 words (normally including footnotes) in length.

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PhD / postdoctoral positions: Bibliotheca Hertziana, Rome (deadline 15 July 2018)

Subject: JOB: Doktoranden-/Postdoktorandenstellen, Bibliotheca Hertziana, Rom

Rom (Italien)
Application deadline: Jul 15, 2018

An der Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte sind in der Abteilung von Prof. Dr. Tanja Michalsky zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt mehrere

für promovierende und promovierte KunsthistorikerInnen

zu besetzen. Die Nachwuchsstellen sind zunächst auf ein Jahr befristet, können aber im Fall von Promovierenden auf maximal drei und im Fall von Postdocs auf maximal zwei Jahre verlängert werden. Ein Bezug zu den aktuellen Schwerpunkten der Abteilung wird begrüßt: Kunstgeschichte Süditaliens vom Mittelalter bis zur frühen Neuzeit, insbesondere Neapel, Episteme der Kartographie sowie Film. Weitere Informationen über das wissenschaftliche Programm der Abteilungen finden sich auf der Website des Instituts. Ein überdurchschnittlicher Hochschulabschluss in Kunstgeschichte wird vorausgesetzt und eine aktive Teilnahme an den Aktivitäten des Instituts erwartet.

Die Bewerbungsunterlagen sollten folgende Unterlagen enthalten:
– Lebenslauf
– Exposé des Forschungsprojekts mit Bibliographie und Arbeitsplan
– Referenzen, bitte keine Empfehlungsschreiben

Bei Vorliegen der entsprechenden persönlichen Voraussetzungen bieten wir Promovierenden einen Fördervertrag, der die wissenschaftliche Freiheit eines Stipendiums mit der Sicherheit eines Arbeitsvertrags verbindet. Postdocs erhalten einen befristeten Arbeitsvertrag. Beide Vertragsarten lehnen sich hinsichtlich der Entgeltzahlung an den Tarifvertrag des öffentlichen Dienstes (TVöD Bund) unter Einschluss der üblichen Sozialleistungen an. Die Max-Planck-Gesellschaft will den Anteil von Frauen in den Bereichen erhöhen, in denen sie unterrepräsentiert sind. Frauen werden deshalb ausdrücklich aufgefordert, sich zu bewerben. Ferner hat sich die Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zum Ziel gesetzt, mehr schwerbehinderte Menschen zu beschäftigen. Bewerbungen Schwerbehinderter sind ausdrücklich erwünscht.

Bewerbungen in einem PDF bis zum 15.07.2018 an: bewerbungen@biblhertz.it, Kennwort Nachwuchsstellen Abteilung III.

Prof. Dr. Tanja Michalsky (Direktorin)
Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte
Via Gregoriana 28, I–00187 Roma

— English Translation —

Rome (Italy)
Application deadline: 15 July 2018

are the Max Planck Institute of Art History in the Department of Prof. Dr. – at the Bibliotheca Hertziana Tanja Michalsky as soon as possible more

junior positions
for-promoting and doctorate art historians

to occupy. The junior positions are initially limited to one year but can be extended in the case of doctoral students to a maximum of three and in the case of postdocs to a maximum of two years. A reference to the current focus of the department is welcomed: art history of southern Italy from the Middle Ages to the early modern period, especially Naples, Episteme cartography and film. For more information on the scientific program of the departments can be found on the Institute’s website. An above-average degree in art history is required and expected to actively participate in the activities of the Institute.

The application should include the following documents:
– Curriculum vitae
– Expose the research project with bibliography and work plan
References, please no letters of recommendation –

If the relevant personal conditions we offer doctoral students a sponsorship contract linking the scientific freedom of a scholarship with the security of an employment contract. Postdocs receive a fixed-term contract. Both types of contracts lean (TVöD Confederation) including the usual social benefits in terms of remuneration payment to the collective agreement of the civil service. The Max Planck Society seeks to increase the proportion of women in the areas where they are underrepresented. Women are therefore particularly encouraged to apply. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society has set a goal to employing more handicapped individuals. Handicapped will be encouraged.

Applications in a PDF until 15.07.2018 to: bewerbungen@biblhertz.it , password junior positions Division III.

Prof. Dr. Tanja Michalsky (director)
Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History
Via Gregoriana 28, I-00187 Roma

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”


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):


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




Postdoc and PhD Scholarships, Novo Nordisk Foundation Denmark

novo-nordisk-fondenPostdoc and PhD Scholarships, Novo Nordisk Foundation Denmark
Application deadline
: Jan 18, 2018

Call for applications for postdoc and Ph.D. scholarships in art history

The Novo Nordisk Foundation in Denmark calls for applications for Mads Øvlisen Postdoctoral Fellowships and Mads Øvlisen PhD Scholarships within art history, practice-based artistic research and art & natural sciences.

Four postdoc fellowships in total are available for funding. Applicants must be anchored at a university, museum or other knowledge institution in Denmark during the grant period. The fellowships run for two years and amount to DKK 1.5 million covering salary, operational costs and administrative fee.

Five PhD scholarships in total are available for funding. Applicants must be enrolled at a university in Denmark and anchored at a host institution in Denmark. The scholarships run for three years and amount to DKK 2 million covering salary, operational costs and administrative fee,.

Applications must be completed and submitted using the foundation’s application system, which can be accessed via the foundation’s website.

More information, guidelines for the application process and eligibility can be found on the foundation’s website:

CFP: Early Career Workshop in Medieval Intellectual History, All Soul’s College, Oxford, 22 March 2018

38df198add37e18fb750927fc44ef630CfP: Early Career Workshop in Medieval Intellectual History, All Soul’s College, Oxford, 22 March 2018
Deadline: 30 November 2017

Early career scholars, including current and recent PhD students, are warmly invited to submit a proposal for a brief presentation on their research of 10-15 minutes. The workshop will be held in the Old Library at All Soul’s College, Oxford and is organized by Dr Lydia Schumacher, Visiting Fellow at the College, Senior Lecturer in Medieval Philosophy and Theology at King’s College London, and Principal Investigator of a European Research Council project titled, ‘Authority and Innovation in Early Franciscan Thought.’ A certain number of spaces will be reserved for participants from Oxford University and King’s College London, but submissions are welcome from members of any other university. To propose a paper, please submit an abstract of up to 200 words by 30 November 2017 to Tom J. Savage (thomas.savage@kcl.ac.uk)


2 PhD Fellowships in Medieval Literature, University of Southern Denmark, Centre for Medieval Literature

sdulogo2 PhD Fellowships in Medieval Literature, University of Southern Denmark, Centre for Medieval Literature – starting February 1, 2018
Deadline: 1 November 2017

2 PhD fellowships are available at the Centre for Medieval Literature (CML), starting February 1, 2018. The fellowships run for 3 years and the successful candidates must hold an MA within medieval textual culture (literature, philology, history, religion or other with emphasis on texts and/or languages).

CML is a Danish centre of excellence founded in 2012, based jointly at SDU and at the University of York. The centre‘s field of research is European medieval literatures in a broad sense. Its ambition is to propose new theoretical frameworks for the field which is still predominantly divided into national interests and paradigms.

The proposed research project for the PhD must fall within one of the Centre’s main themes, Canon and Library, Imperial Languages or Transformations and Translocations (se further at sdu.dk/cml). The centre encourages projects which include a comparative element, either chronologically, geographically or between disciplines and languages.

At present the centre and its associates can provide competence of supervision in Ancient and Medieval History, History of Religion, Spanish, Greek, Latin, Art History, Comparative Literature; co-supervision can also be provided by York within French, Old and Middle English, Italian and Old Norse.

Further information is available from the Head of the Centre for Medieval Literature Lars Boje Mortensen, email: labo@sdu.dk

Application, salary and conditions of employment etc.
A PhD Fellowship is a three-year position. Employment ends automatically by the end of the period. The holder of the fellowship is not allowed to have other paid employment during the three-year period.

To qualify for a PhD position you must have completed a relevant master’s degree with a good assessment by the application deadline.

Applications will be assessed by an expert assessment panel. All applicants will receive the part of the panel’s assessment that is relevant to their application.

An interview may form part of the overall assessment of the applicants’ qualifications.

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the Protocol on PhD Research Fellow signed by the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) Juli 1st, 2013, enclosure 5, Cirkulære om overenskomst for Akademikere i staten 2015 (the document only exists in Danish).

Applications should be sent electronically via the link “apply online” at the bottom of this page.

Please note that we only accept files in pdf-format no more than 10 MB per file. We do not accept zip-files, jpg or other image files.

All pdf-files must be unlocked and allow binding and may not be password protected.

In case you have more than one file per field you need to combine the pdf-files into a single file, as each field handles only one file.

The Faculty expects applicants to read the information “How to apply” before applying.
Application and all appendices must be in Danish, English, German, French or one of the Scandinavian languages.
Only research publications in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, and English will be assessed. Please always include a copy of original diploma/certificates.

The application should include:

  • Special PhD-application form found here
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Detailed project description, no more than 5 pages of 2.400 keystrokes
  • Examination certificates
  • A maximum of 2 of the most relevant publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication. For any publication with a co-author, a co-author statement must be submitted as part of the pdf-file

Further information about the PhD-program at the Faculty of Humanties can be found here.

We recommend that as an international applicant you take the time to visit Working in Denmark where you will find information and facts about moving to, working and living in Denmark, as well as the International Staff Office at SDU.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Apply online