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1 year UCL Teaching Fellowship in Medieval History

UCL Department / Division History

Location of position London

Grade 7

Hours Full Time

Salary (inclusive of London allowance) £38,581 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities

UCL History, which dates back to 1830, is consistently ranked as one of the best history departments in the world for quality of both its research and teaching.

The Department seeks to appoint a Teaching Fellow, for a period of 12 months, to offer the following modules:

The First European Union? Christendom c.1100-c.1350

The Teaching Fellow will deliver all the weekly lectures (over 20 weeks) on this ‘Survey’ module, as well as taking the three weekly tutorial groups.

Templars, Heretics, Hermits and Antipopes: The Crises of the Papacy 1294-1334

A second year undergraduate Research Seminar, taught over 10 weeks in term 2.  The seminars focus on the examination of a specific set of source materials organised around a topic, and are designed to develop a students’ capacity to work independently and to use primary and secondary sources in the construction of an historical argument.

The Friars in the Medieval World

An ‘Advanced’ undergraduate module taught in term 1 over 10 weekly two-hour seminars.

Approaching History

The Teaching Fellow will be required to contribute to this first year mandatory module, which is taught by two-hour lectures in terms 1 and 2.

The Invention of the Question: a History of European Thinking, 1100-1400

This MA module is taught in weekly two-hour seminars over 10 weeks – in either term 1 or term 2.

Amongst other duties the Teaching Fellow will also be required to act as Personal Tutor to both undergraduate and MA Medieval and Renaissance Studies students; as well as providing dissertation supervision to MA students.

Key Requirements

Candidates must have a PhD in the relevant field. They must also have experience in university teaching and assessment (preferably in the UK).

Position description

Postdoctoral Fellow in Islamic Art, Washington University in St. Louis

photoJob: 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 artarch@wustl.edu. 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.

CFP: Medieval Materialities: Encountering the Material Medieval, St Andrews, School of Art History/St Andrews Institute of Medieval Studies, January 19 – 20, 2017

cskf7tovyaa3ku6-jpg_largeCall for Papers: Medieval Materialities: Encountering the Material Medieval, St Andrews, School of Art History/St Andrews Institute of Medieval Studies, January 19 – 20, 2017
Deadline: November 15, 2016

The University of St Andrews School of Art History in collaboration
with the St Andrews Institute of Medieval Studies (SAIMS) present
Encountering the Material Medieval, the second edition of an
interdisciplinary conference on materiality and material engagements
with the medieval, taking place on 19-20 January 2017 in Scotland.

The academic year 2016-2017 looks like it is going to be the year of
modern medievalisms, with three conferences addressing how the medieval
fits into our modern world in the UK, France and the USA. While the
idea of medievalism directly impacts modern scholarship and culture at
large, it encourages an engagement with a theoretical abstraction of
the medieval culture. This way, the materiality of the sources, and the
intrinsic materiality of our embodied engagement with the medieval, is

Beyond the digital humanities, we are interested in material
engagements with the medieval. This takes place in the library, where
we encounter manuscripts in an intimate, skin-to-skin contact; during
fieldwork, when we need to crouch in order to enter a medieval altar;
in one’s own kitchen, when we try to reproduce a recipe freshly
transcribed from a manuscript; or on the fairground, where we can hold
in our own hand a replica of medieval pottery.

We are dedicated to encouraging multi-mediality and non-traditional
presentation methods during the conference. Therefore, we invite
interactive presentations, installations and posters, workshop and
hands-on activities proposals (45-50 minutes), as well as papers (not
longer than 20 minutes) on the following range of topics and their
relationship to the study of materiality, physicality and embodiment
in/with the Middle Ages:
– The concept of materiality and physicality as research and teaching
– Bringing the materiality of the medieval to the institution or the
wider public;
– Semiotics and anthropology of the material Middle Ages in modern or
medieval thought and practice;
– The human and non-human, material and embodied, materiality and
– Medieval to modern (dis)continuities in genealogy of material.
Papers and workshops on other issues related to the study of
materiality and physicality in the Middle Ages are also welcome.

How to submit: Please send your submissions (250 word abstract) along with a short
biography (max. 100 words) to medmat@st-andrews.ac.uk no later than
15th of November 2016.

For more info, visit our website Medievalmaterialities.wordpress.com
Find us on Twitter: @medievalmateriality and tweeting with #medmat17

CFP: ‘Autodidacts, Workshops, Academies – Architectural Education 1400 -1850,’ Sixth Colloquium on Architectural Theory at the Werner Oechslin Library, Einsiedeln, April 20 – 23, 2017

800px-geometria_deutsch_08Call for Papers: Autodidacts, Workshops, Academies – Architectural Education 1400 -185o, Sixth Colloquium on Architectural Theory at the Werner Oechslin Library, Werner Oechslin Library, Einsiedeln, April 20 – 23, 2017
Deadline: 5 October 2016

Before the establishment of the major schools of architecture in the
nineteenth century, there were various ways to become an architect,
each with different focuses. A canonical system did not exist. Studies
based on books or travel, apprenticeships in workshops and studios, a
training in the military or building administration, as well as
academic lessons could all be part of the education of a prospective
architect. A talent for drawing was always a prerequisite, as were the
economic possibilities of the surroundings. Aspiring to a secure
position in the military or administration motivated the young
candidates, and family connections and knowledge fostered their
development. Furthermore, beginning in the 17th century, textbooks were
published specifically for the needs of the students. This gradually
led to the consolidation of formats and didactic conditions for
training architects, including (teaching) collections that made
available illustrative material – similar to the artists’ training for
sculptors or painters.

Research to date has focused primarily on architectural training in the
art academies, yet beyond this, no overview considers the other
relevant domains. At this upcoming event, the numerous paths to
knowledge and the varied acquisition of competencies will be presented
and compared in individual studies and analyses. Relying closely on
historical sources, the contributions will enable us to form a general
outline of the topic.

The event addresses architectural theoreticians, architects, art
historians, historians of technology and science, and others, and seeks
to bring together leading experts on the topics as well as, in
particular, young researchers from various countries.

Papers should be limited to twenty-minute presentations.

Languages for paper proposals and presentations: German, English,
French, Italian.  At least a passive knowledge of German is expected of
all participants.

The Foundation assumes the hotel costs for course participants, as well
as for some group meals. Travel costs cannot be reimbursed.

How to Submit: Please send short paper proposals and CVs by e-mail to:

CFP: Pastoralia in the Late Middle Ages: Teaching, Translation, Transmission

pastoraliaCall for Papers: Pastoralia in the Late Middle Ages: Teaching, Translation, Transmission,
The University of Kent, Canterbury, June 24-25, 2016
Deadline: 18 March 2016

Pastoralia–the corpora of catechetical, homiletic and pastoral texts designed to aid in teaching the tenets of Christianity to the laity –flourished in the wake of the Fourth Lateran Council’s plea for the clergy to take their pastoral duties more seriously, and the subsequent ecclesiastical legislation enacted to implement this.
In England, Pecham’s Lambeth Constitutions (1281) outlined the pastoral syllabus that was to be taught in the province of Canterbury, whilst similar legislation was enacted to cover the province of York. In recent years, a great deal of scholarly attention has begun to focus on the surviving texts that were composed to help the clergy carry out these pastoral duties. This conference seeks to investigate the utility and efficacy of pastoralia, and the ways in which the laity responded to these developments.

Papers might consider:

  • Evidence of manuscript transmission: production, acquisition, and circulation; individuals, institutions, and networks.
  • The transmission of ideas: from the university to the parish, the cloister to the tavern.
  • Translatio and its many interpretations: contemporary translations of Latin texts into the vernacular, and vice versa; modern principles of translating and editing texts.
  • Teaching: the efficacy of pastoralia as a catechetical tool; how pastoral discourse was controlled, appropriated, and contested.

Keynote papers by Prof. Ralph Hanna and Prof. John Arnold

Submission: send abstracts by 18 March 2016 to pastoralia2016@gmail.com

Teaching position: University of the Negev, Israel


The Department of General History,, Israel, invites applications for a tenure-track position beginning fall of 2014. The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. prior to appointment. The areas of specialization are from the Middle Ages to Modern History with an emphasis on research dealing with conversion and /or inter-religious encounters.

The successful applicant will be a member of the Center for the Study of Conversion and Inter-Religious Encounters (I-CORE) and will receive a one-time equipment grant and an annual research grant (five years).

The successful candidate will be expected to teach in Hebrew.
The deadline for applications is 23rd April, 2014.
Applications must include the following:
•    Curriculum Vitae.
•    Outline of future research projects (2 pages)
•    Electronic copies of two articles or other writing samples.
•    Three letters of recommendation.
All materials should be sent electronically to Prof. Chaim Hames, Dept. of General History, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev: hames@exchange.bgu.ac.il

Salary and conditions will conform to Israeli University regulations. Appointment procedures will be carried out according to the rules and regulations of Ben-Gurion University and are subject to the approval of the University authorities.

The position is open to candidates without any discrimination based on gender, nationality or ethnic origins. The appointment will be based on the candidates’ qualifications and the needs of the Department. Ben-Gurion University is not obligated to appoint any of the candidates who apply for the position.

Job: Teaching Fellowship in the History of European Art, Aberdeen

Job: Teaching Fellowship in the History of European Art

University of Aberdeen – School of Divinity, History & Philosophy
Closing Date: 2 December 2013

Aberdeen1The School of Divinity, History and Philosophy is seeking to appoint a qualified candidate to a 1.0 FTE Teaching Fellowship in the History of European Art, 1400-1700 in order to provide teaching coverage for members of staff who are to be away on research leave during the period January-December 2014. The successful candidate will teach and co-ordinate, and also contribute discrete lectures and tutorials to, a range of undergraduate courses at all levels as well as taught postgraduate. He or she will also contribute generally to the life and work of the unit within the School.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 6 scale (£30,424 – £36,298 per annum), with placement according to qualifications and experience.

Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa. As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact Lesley Still, Assistant HR Adviser, for further information on this.

To apply see the University of Aberdeen website: HERE