Lecture: The Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain and Ireland: Achievements and Aspirations, Dr Ron Baxter FSA and Dr David Robinson FSA, Main Building, Cardiff University, Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3AT, Thursday 19 October 2017, 7.15pm
This lecture will review CRSBI’s achievements to date, and outline aspirations for Wales, looking at Romanesque sculpture from across the country.
Training Session: The following Friday, 20 October, Ron Baxter and David Robinson will be running a training session at Llandlaff Cathedral, from 10.00am to 3.00pm. The day is open to all who may be interested in becoming a fieldworker for the Corpus, or in simply finding out more about our work.
Dr Ron Baxter is the Research Director of CRSBI
Dr David Robinson is an independent historian and writer
Scholarship: Francis Haskell Memorial Fund/The Burlington Magazine Foundation 2017 Scholarships
Deadline: 6th October 2017
Grants of up to £2000 will be awarded from the Francis Haskell Memorial Fund this year to enable scholars to spend time in libraries or archives carrying out advanced research in the history of western art. Preference may be given to candidates in the early stages of their careers; to subjects related to the commissioning, collecting or interpretation of works of art made before 1914; and to research carried out outside the applicant’s country of residence. Scholars from any country may apply. An additional award may be made by the Trustees of The Burlington Magazine Foundation in conjunction with the Francis Haskell Trustees.
How to apply: Applications, including a two-page proposal, a C.V. and a budget, should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 6th October 2017 – please label all attachments with surname of applicant. There is no application form. Applicants should ask two referees to write separately to the same email address by the same deadline in support of their proposals.
Awards will be made by 8th December 2017.
Job: Postdoctoral Fellow in Islamic Art, Washington University in St. Louis
Start date: July 1, 2017
Deadline: December 2, 2016
The Department of Art History and Archaeology at Washington University in St. Louis, and the Saint Louis Art Museum seek a specialist in Islamic Art for a joint teaching-curatorial two-year position beginning July 1, 2017 (start date could be moved slightly later). The fellow will spend two semesters at Washington University in the Fall of 2017 and Spring of 2019, teaching two courses in each of those semesters. The fellow will spend the twelve-month period of 2018 working full-time at the Saint Louis Art Museum (SLAM) as an A. W. Mellon Fellow, where they will conduct research, and give docent and gallery talks in their area of expertise. It is thus envisioned that the candidate will spend a year in total at each institution over the two-year period. Courses at Washington University, a leading research institution, will be offered to a combination of beginning and advanced undergraduates, and perhaps graduate students, in art history and related fields.
If the successful fellow is a specialist in Islamic Art, she or he will teach an introductory-level course that will broadly address the field of Islamic Art; other classes may focus on traditions of miniature painting, the sacred arts of Islam, or the visual arts of Persia (Safavid) and/or India (Mughal). A course on modern or contemporary art in the Islamic world may be considered. At SLAM, a fellow in Islamic art may catalogue and interpret a collection of 50 works on paper and related objects, primarily from Persia and India in the Safavid and Mughal periods. Scholarly expertise in these areas is highly desired, but other areas will be considered. The fellow will curate the current gallery spaces for Islamic art, work with conservation staff on the collection, and research possible acquisitions.
How to apply: The applicant should have no more than three years of postdoctoral teaching or curatorial experience in the field at the start of the appointment. Annual salary will be $50,000 a year, plus moving expenses, benefits, and generous research and travel funds. To apply, please go to https://jobs.wustl.edu/ and search for job posting #34616. Required materials which may be uploaded to the website include a letter of interest, current c.v., and a writing sample. The required three confidential letters of recommendation and any writing samples too large to be uploaded should be directed to Prof. Elizabeth Childs, Chair, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Washington University, CB 1189, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899 or emailed to email@example.com. Review of applications begins December 2, 2016. Initial interviews will be conducted by Skype; some may be scheduled at CAA in Washington, D.C. Finalists will be brought to St Louis.
Library at Society of Antiquaries of London
Postgraduate Open Day
14 October 2016
The Society of Antiquaries of London has the largest antiquarian library in the country, with a collection spanning items from the 10th century to present day, reflecting 300 years of research and scholarship into the history and material remains of Great Britain and other countries.
Join us for our Open Day to learn about the resources that can help you with your postgraduate studies (aimed at students beginning or currently undertaking postgraduate study). We will strive to tailor the day’s programme to the interests of the students in attendance.
For more information and booking see the event’s website.
Fellowship: Andrew W. Mellon Mediterranean Regional Research Fellowship Program
Applications open: September 2016 – Application deadline: January 2017
The Council of American Overseas Research Centers is pleased to announce a new focused regional fellowship program enabling pre- and early post-doctoral scholars to carry out research in the humanities and related social sciences in countries bordering the Mediterranean and served by American overseas research centers. Funding for this program is generously provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Scholars must be:
- a US citizen or Permanent Resident;
- be a doctoral candidate or a scholar who obtained his/her Ph.D. within the last ten years (September 2005 or later);
- propose a three to nine month humanities or related social science research project;
- and propose travel to one or more Mediterranean region country, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center.
Fellowship awards will not exceed $33,500.