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Call for Applications: Visiting fellowships 2018 (1–4 months), Ptolemaus Arabus et Latinus Project, Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Munich

csm_05-03_Ptolemaeus_ce38187a3aCall for Applications: Visiting fellowships 2018 (1–4 months), Ptolemaus Arabus et Latinus Project, Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Munich
Deadline: 1 October 2017

The project Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus (PAL) is dedicated to the edition and
study of the Arabic and Latin versions of Ptolemy’s astronomical and astrological texts
and related material. These include works by Ptolemy or attributed to him,
commentaries thereupon and other works that are of immediate relevance to
understanding Ptolemy’s heritage in the Middle Ages and the early modern period up
to 1700 A.D.
The project is hosted by the Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften in Munich for a
period of 25 years from 2013 to 2037. It is supervised by Prof. Dr. Dag Nikolaus
Hasse (University of Würzburg) and carried out by five scholars, including two
research leaders, Dr. David Juste and Dr. Benno van Dalen, two post-doctoral
researchers and one doctoral student.
We welcome applications for visiting fellowships tenable in Munich for a period of one
to four months between 1 January and 30 November 2018. The next round of visiting
fellowships is planned for 2020.
-The fellowships amount to € 3100 per month for senior scholars (PhD degree
awarded before 1 January 2013), € 2600 per month for post-docs (PhD degree
awarded after 31 December 2012) and € 1300 per month for doctoral students. In
special cases an additional travel grant may be awarded to overseas applicants. The
fellowships are not liable to taxation in Germany and do not include health
insurance or social benefits.
-Fellows will be offered office facilities at the Bayerische Akademie der
Wissenschaften in Munich, together with the research team, and are expected to
work in Munich most of the time. Fellows will be given access to the research
facilities of the project, including the project’s collection of manuscript
reproductions, and to the research libraries in Munich.
-Fellows are expected to do research in an area relevant to the project and to share
their experience and insights with the other members of the research team.
Research proposals to deal with Ptolemaic sources in languages other than Arabic
and Latin (especially Greek, Syriac, Hebrew and Persian) are also welcome.
-Applications should be sent in English to Prof. Dr. Dag Nikolaus Hasse by email (applications@ptolemaeus.badw.de) before 1 October 2017. Applications should include a complete CV with a list of publications and a research proposal of no more than 500 words. Applicants are asked to state in their research proposal the preferred duration of the fellowship (one, two, three or four months) and to propose a starting date.
Receipt of the application will be acknowledged and the outcome of all applications will be notified by email no later than 31 October 2017.
For further information, please visit our website http://ptolemaeus.badw.de. For
further enquiries, contact Dr. Claudia Dorl at applications@ptolemaeus.badw.de.

Job: 2 Research Assistant positions, Technische Universität Berlin

43953b1e445c551addb67d5d974a0e6fJob: 2 positions – Research Assistant (Postdoc), Berliner Hochschulen, Technische Universität Berlin (Faculty I, Institute for Art History and Historical Urban Studies/Chair for Modern Art History)
Part-time employment may be possible
Length of contract: 01/09/17 until 31/08/2020
Reference number: I-79/17
Salary grade E13 TV-L
Closing date for applications: 21/04/17

The research cluster “Translocations” at the Institute for Art History
and Historical Urban Studies at the Technische Universität Berlin is
seeking to hire two postdoctoral researchers for its team. The project
is funded through the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz-Prize of the DFG,
awarded to Prof. Dr. Bénédicte Savoy in 2016. The research cluster will
study large-scale displacements of cultural assets from antiquity to
the 20th century such as: art theft and spoliation organized by the
state in times of war and occupation, seizure of cultural goods during
colonialism, displacements as a result of a partition of excavation
discoveries or research expeditions, material diaspora of entire
civilizations expedited by the art trade, and confiscations justified
through ideology, nationalization, or en masse disposal of private
property. The key objective of “Translocations” is to compile a
comprehensive selection of historical findings in order to deliver
orientation and direction for dealing with the challenges posed by this
topic now and in the future. For further information on the research
cluster see www.kuk.tu-berlin.de/menue/translocations/parameter/en.

Working field: The candidate will have the opportunity to pursue his or
her own research interests within the context of an interdisciplinary
team and the overall research goals of the project cluster. This
includes the development and execution of both independent and
team-based studies. The candidate will independently produce work for
academic publication and work within the team on the four foundational
projects of the research cluster (a digital atlas, a virtual library, a
glossary, and an image repertory). The candidate will also be involved
in the organization of academic events and the management of the
project cluster. For further information about the position, please
contact Prof. Dr. Bénédicte Savoy (via Eyke Vonderau:

Requirements: Candidates must have completed a university degree
(Diplom, Master, or equivalent) as well as a completed doctoral degree
(or expectedly completed until 01/09/17), in a discipline related to
the project (art history, history, archeology, area studies,
literature, cultural studies, or ethnology; depending on research
focus, candidates from the legal sciences, sociology, or other related
fields will also be considered); Research interest and academic
experience related to the topic of the project cluster; Historical
knowledge of at least one of the relevant regions and periods; Very
good English and German language skills. Proficiency in at least one
other language relevant to the project is a plus (e.g. Arabic, Chinese,
Greek, Russian, Turkish). Candidates should preferably have experience
and be comfortable working in an interdisciplinary team, and possess
excellent collaboration and communication skills.

The application materials (including an outline of 250-300 words for a
case study in the project, a cover letter, the CV, and copies of
certificates) should be sent in a single PDF file to
annick.trellu@tu-berlin.de. Please mark all application materials with
the reference number above. Applications by email are strongly
preferred; however, applications may also be sent per mail to
Technische Universität Berlin – Der Präsident -, Fakultät I, Institut
für Kunstwissenschaft und Historische Urbanistik, FG Kunstgeschichte,
Frau Prof. Dr. Savoy, Sekr. A 56, Straße des 17. Juni 150/152, 10623

To ensure equal opportunities between women and men, applications by
women with the required qualifications are explicitly desired.
Qualified individuals with disabilities will be favored.

Please send copies only. Original documents will not be returned.

The vacancy is also available on the internet at

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.

Post-Doc: CLIR-DLF Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation for Medieval Studies

CLIRFellowships in Data Curation for Medieval Studies
Information for Applicants
The CLIR/DLF Postdoctoral Fellowship in Data Curation for Medieval Studies is an expansion of the CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Academic Libraries. These five, fully-funded fellowships will provide recent Ph.D.s with professional development, education, and training opportunities in data curation for Medieval Studies. Through this program, CLIR seeks to raise awareness and build capacity for sound data management practice throughout the academy.

Each fellowship is a two-year appointment, with a commensurate salary, plus benefits, and a yearly travel and research stipend.

Who May Apply
Recent Ph.D.s from any discipline with relevant expertise in Medieval Studies are encouraged to apply, so long as they meet the eligibility criteria for the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.

2016 Host Institutions and Position Descriptions
Fellows will be placed at research institutions throughout the United States. Additional position descriptions for 2016-2018 will be posted here.

University of Pennsylvania

Questions about the application process or the program should be directed to postdoc@clir.org.

See details on the CLIR website here.

Post-doc: Mellon Post-Doctorial Fellowships at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies (Toronto)

The Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies is offering post-doctoral Fellowships to be used for research at the Institute in the medieval field of the holder’s choice. The Mellon Fellowships are ibldgntended for young medievalists of exceptional promise who have completed their doctoral work within the previous five years, including those who are starting their professional academic careers. The Fellowships are valued at approximately $35,000 (CDN) and include participation in the interdisciplinary Research Seminars.

Applications for the academic year 2016-2017 should be e-mailed in PDF format (preferred) or as a Word document to the Institute Secretary at barbara.north@utoronto.ca. Reference letters may also be e-mailed directly by the referee to the Institute Secretary. Completed applications and supporting documentation must be received no later than 1 February 2016. The awarding institution must send official confirmation to the postal address below that the PhD has been examined and approved.

Application forms and further details may be obtained from the website at http://www.pims.ca/academics/mellons.html

Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies
59 Queen’s Park Crescent East
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5S 2C4

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Bates College


The Department of History, Bates College, in Lewiston, Maine, invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellow, with a particular emphasis on pedagogical innovation. The fellowship is funded by the Andrew Mellon Foundation and begins August 1, 2014. Candidates must complete the Ph.D. by September 1, 2014, and should be no more than three years out of their doctorate. This is a half-time teaching position with salary and benefits of a full-time assistant professor. The fellow will teach three courses during the academic year 2014-15 and two courses in 2015-16. The reduced teaching load is designed to support innovation in teaching and on-going professional research. Some funds to support scholarly work are also available. Bates is a highly selective liberal arts college and will provide an excellent climate for professional development and scholarship.

We seek historians of the western Mediterranean between 300 and 1650 C.E., with strong preferences for those who study Spain before 1500. The following areas of specialization are of particular interest: interfaith relations, the Mediterranean world, and/or the Atlantic world. We anticipate a close integration of this position among programs in History and Classical and Medieval Studies, so applicants should explain how their own work might complement some of the work of relevant members of these departments. The successful candidate must be interested in, and will conduct faculty workshops on, innovative teaching and research. The department recognizes that innovation can take many forms. Some possibilities could include techniques in the digital humanities; methods for attracting diverse groups to the study of history; pedagogies focused on different learning styles; creative ways of structuring assignments and the use of classroom time; techniques for connecting student learning to wider local and global communities; or creative approaches to promoting student engagement and interest in History at Bates. The college, the History Department, and the Classical and Medieval Studies Program are committed to enhancing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. The search committee expects candidates who can contribute to this goal to identify their strengths and experiences in this area.

Applicants should submit electronically, in PDF format, to Nancy LePage, Project Specialist, 207-786-6480 atacademicservices@bates.edu, a letter of application, C.V., writing sample, teaching statement, and three letters of recommendation. Please include your last name and R2527 in the subject line of all submissions. Consideration of applications will begin on March 17, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.
For more information about the college, please visit the Bates website: www.bates.edu.

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Shuffrey Junior Research Fellowships

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Shuffrey Junior Research Fellowships
Lincoln College, Oxford University
Deadline: Noon, 7 January 2014

290px-Lincoln_quad_frontLincoln College Oxford invites applications for two Junior Research Fellowships (JRFs) in Architectural History, tenable for a fixed term of four years from 1st September 2014. One Fellowship is dedicated to the support of research in the history of Greek and/or Roman architecture from 600 BC to AD 600. Applicants for the second Fellowship may work in any area of the history of architecture, or in the history of decorative design, from AD 600 to the present time.

Each of the Shuffrey Junior Research Fellows will be expected to undertake an approved programme of research, to provide up to four hours per week of undergraduate tuition for the College and to promote the study of architectural history through the organisation of seminars or lectures or by similar means. In addition to a stipend of £23,352 – £25,504 per annum, the Fellows will receive full common room rights, research and hospitality allowances, and membership of the USS pension scheme. College accommodation, suitable for a single person, will be provided at a modest rent if available.

Applicants should have been awarded a doctoral degree in an appropriate field not earlier than 1st September 2009, or should be expecting to complete a doctoral thesis before 1st October 2015, and will have a developing public profile within their field of scholarship. Candidates should not have held a stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship at another College.

Further particulars and an application form may be downloaded: here.