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Job: Cambridge University, Lecturer in Medieval Art & Architecture. Deadline 17 Jan 2019

CambridgeThe Department of History of Art wishes to appoint a University Lecturer in Medieval Art and Architecture, and invites applications from candidates with a research focus on any aspect or area of medieval art and architecture in continental Europe and/or the British Isles, c. 1050 to c. 1450. Candidates will be expected to be engaged in high-level research, to publish in their specialist field, to seek opportunities to win external funding for that research, to teach and examine undergraduates, to supervise and examine MPhil and PhD postgraduate work, and to undertake appropriate administrative roles within the Department.

Candidates must have an excellent first degree and a doctorate in History of Art or in a closely-related field. We are seeking an individual with a rising academic trajectory and a strong record of research publications commensurate with their level of experience, who has the potential to become a key player in the Department’s teaching and research activities.

The successful candidate will be expected to take up appointment on 1 September 2019.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply’ button below. This will route you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload the following:

(a) a covering letter;

(b) a Curriculum Vitae (CV), including a full list of publications;

(c) a document describing (i) your main teaching and research interests, (ii) an indication of future research plans and directions, (iii) a description of the kind of teaching you would hope to offer, including a brief curriculum for 2 sample specialist courses (max. 2 pp. to include: aims, learning outcomes, and a schedule of up to 20 lectures/classes which would deliver the course material); and, if available,

(d) one recently-published research article.

Applicants are required to give contact details for three referees who may be contacted for a reference prior to interviews (In the final field for each referee ‘At what point in the recruitment process may we contact this referee?’ applicants should therefore select ‘At any point in the process’.)

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to the Head of the Department of History of Art (Professor R. P. Blakesley: rpg27@cam.ac.uk). Enquiries about the application process may be made to the Faculty Manager’s Assistant (recruitment@aha.cam.ac.uk).

The closing date for applications is midnight (GMT) on 17 January 2019.

Interviews are expected to take place in the 1st, 2nd or 3rd week of February 2019, in Cambridge.

Please quote reference GD17501 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Further details: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/19659/ 

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Job: Research Associate: Impact of the Ancient City ERC Project (Urban Ideals in the Islamic World), University of Cambridge

Job: Research Associate: Impact of the Ancient City ERC Project (Urban Ideals in the Islamic World)

University of Cambridge, Faculty of Classics

Limit of Tenure: 4 years from 01 January 2017 (or as soon as possible thereafter)

Applications are sought for a Research Associate who will be one of four postdoctoral researchers on the ERC funded ‘Impact of the Ancient City’ project led by the Principal Investigator Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill. The project will re-examine the impact of the ancient, Greco-Roman city on subsequent urban history in Europe and the Islamic world, investigating both the urban fabric and urban ideals. Bringing together researchers trained in historical, archaeological and literary analysis, the project spans the entire Mediterranean region from Greco-Roman antiquity to the present day. The research team will investigate case histories in the western and the eastern Mediterranean, and pose a set of questions about how urban forms responded to changing social needs. A full description of the project is available.

The role of the Islamic World Research Associate is to re-examine perceptions of the ancient, Greco-Roman city in the Islamic world. The successful candidate will assemble and study examples of literary engagement with the physical traces of the Greco-Roman city, but will also consider the ways in which the inhabitants of the ‘Islamic city’ reconfigured this past. The Research Associate’s task will be to focus on how the Islamic urban imaginary grew in part from the Byzantine, and how awareness of the Greco-Roman city was mediated by its Christian successor, nourished by accumulated re-readings of inherited urban spaces and buildings.

The successful candidate is expected to work as part of a team based in Cambridge, discussing findings and problems with the other members of the project team. The successful candidate will be expected to spend up to three months in each of the first three years of research on fieldwork visits for the case studies, as well as taking part in regular meetings and seminars in Cambridge, and the three annual conferences. They will publish the results of their research within the publication programme of the project.

Closing date: Noon Monday 12th September 2016

Planned interview date: mid October 2016

Vacancy Reference: GE09653

For information on how to apply, see: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/10937/

Job: Research Associate: Impact of the Ancient City ERC Project (Eastern Mediterranean), University of Cambridge

Job: Research Associate: Impact of the Ancient City ERC Project (Eastern Mediterranean)

University of Cambridge, Faculty of Classics

Limit of Tenure: 4 years from 01 January 2017 (or as soon as possible thereafter)

Applications are sought for a Research Associate who will be one of four postdoctoral researchers on the ERC funded ‘Impact of the Ancient City’ project led by the Principal Investigator Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill. The project will re-examine the impact of the ancient, Greco-Roman city on subsequent urban history in Europe and the Islamic world, investigating both the urban fabric and urban ideals. Bringing together researchers trained in historical, archaeological and literary analysis, the project spans the entire Mediterranean region from Greco-Roman antiquity to the present day. The research team will investigate case histories in the western and the eastern Mediterranean, and pose a set of questions about how urban forms responded to changing social needs. A full description of the project is available at here.

This Research Associate will examine the resilience of the urban fabric in the eastern Mediterranean, tracing the impact of ancient forms on subsequent Byzantine and Islamic configurations, with special attention to the different trajectories of particular cities. The successful candidate will select his or her own case studies that will range across the Eastern Mediterranean, excluding Greece and Constantinople/Istanbul, but including Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, Israel, Palestine and Egypt.

The successful candidate is expected to work as part of a team based in Cambridge, discussing findings and problems with the other members of the project team. The successful candidate will be expected to spend up to three months in each of the first three years of research on fieldwork visits for the case studies, as well as taking part in regular meetings and seminars in Cambridge, and the three annual conferences. They will publish the results of their research within the publication programme of the project.

Closing date: Noon Monday 12th September 2016

Planned interview date: mid October 2016

Vacancy Reference: GE09649

For information on how to apply, see: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/10933/

Emmanuel College Research Fellowships 2015 (University of Cambridge)

Research Fellowship
Emmanuel College Research Fellowships 2015
University of Cambridge
Deadline: 2 October 2014

The Governing Body of Emmanuel College invites applications for three stipendiary Research Fellowships in any subject; all three Fellowships are for a three-year fixed term, and will commence on 1 October, 2015.

Cmglee_Cambridge_Emmanuel_College_Front_CourtApplications will be accepted from any graduate of a university within or outside the United Kingdom. Eligibility is restricted to those for whom the Research Fellowship would be their first substantial paid academic or research appointment (other than as a doctoral student).

These Fellowships are intended for outstanding researchers early in their careers: successful candidates are likely to be in the latter stages of their research leading to a PhD degree, or post-doctoral researchers who have been awarded their PhD degree after 1 October, 2013. Candidates should note that these Fellowships are extremely competitive.

For details and to apply please see http://resfell.emma.cam.ac.uk/rf_2015

Applications must be submitted online and received by 17:00 BST on Thursday 2nd October, 2014. Incomplete or late applications will NOT be accepted after this date.

Conference Programme: Out of the Margins (Cambridge, 19-20 September 2014)

Conference Programme:
Out of the Margins: New Ideas on the Boundaries of Medieval Studies
University of Cambridge, 19-20 September 2014
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DAY 1: 
Friday, 19th September 2014
Room GR 06/07, Ground Floor, English Faculty, 9 West Road, Cambridge

8.30 – 9.00 Registration

9.00 – 10.00 Plenary Session

The Peripheral Centre: Writing Literary History on the ‘Celtic Fringe’
Dr Máire Ní Mhaonaigh (Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, University of Cambridge)

10.00 – 11.00 Authoritative Margins: The Battle for Ideas

“Margins toward the centre”: Bernard Silvestris and the Exegesis of Natura
Dr Jason Baxter, Assistant Professor, University of Notre Dame & Wyoming Catholic College

From Margins to Frames: The Transmission of Visual Formulas in Byzantine Post-iconoclastic Illuminated Books
Dr Giovanni Gasbarri, Postdoctoral Researcher, Sapienza University, Rome

11.00 – 11.30 Tea/ Coffee will be served in the Social Space

11.30 – 1.00 Transgressive Margins: Are they Subversive?

The Margin and Its Commonplaces: Art History, Medieval Marginalia, and the Allure of Transgression
Dr Joana Antunes, Lecturer, University of Coimbra

Mouth as Margin: Orality and Oral-Figuration in English Romanesque Sculpture
Caroline Novak, MA Candidate, York University, Toronto

An ‘Other’ No More? Performative Utterances and the Containment of False Conversion in Chaucer’s ‘Second Nun’s Tale’ and ‘Man of Law’s Tale’
Danielle Sottosanti, PhD Candidate, Fordham University

1.00 – 2.00 Lunch (please list any dietary requirements on your registration form)

2.00 – 3.30 Reading the Margins: Status and Resonance for Interpreters

What is a Medieval Paratext?
Charlotte Cooper, DPhil Candidate, University of Oxford

Seeking the Sacred within the Secular: A Study of the Aspremont-Kievraing Psalter’s Marginalia
Katherine Sedovic, DPhil Candidate, University of Oxford

The Castle of Perseverance’s Stage Plan as a Medieval Concordance Diagram
Elisabeth Trischler, MA Candidate, University of Leeds

3.30 – 4.00 Tea/ Coffee will be served in the Social Space

4.00 – 5.45 Neo-medievalism: The Relationship of the Medieval to the Modern

Greek-style Bindings for Western Collectors: Books on the Edge of Cultural Identity
Anna Gialdini, PhD Candidate, University of the Arts, London

Place, Placement, and Paratextuality in Petrarch’s Avignon
Dr Jennifer Rushworth, Junior Research Fellow, University of Oxford

Swimming With the Mainstream: Some Folkloric Thoughts on the Medieval Mermaid
Dr Seana Kozar, Research Associate, University of Bristol

CGI, Borders and Spaces Between
Dr Lesley Coote, Lecturer, University of Hull

All participants are invited for drinks at: The Anchor Pub Silver Street, CB3 9EL
An informal dinner follows drinks

DAY 2: 
Saturday 20th September 2014
Room GR 06/07, Ground Floor, English Faculty, 9 West Road, Cambridge

9.00 – 10.00 Plenary Session

“Chaucer at the Edge: Middle English and the Rhetorical Tradition”
Professor Helen Cooper Faculty of English, University of Cambridge

10.00 – 11.15 Performing the Margins

Just Left of Centre: How Images and Music in the Gradual of Gisela von Kerssenbrock Gave the Nuns of Rulle a Central Role in the Margins
Stephanie Azzarello, PhD Candidate, University of Cambridge

Women in the Margins: Women Singing the Mass in 10th Century Essen
Ekaterina Chernyakova, PhD Candidate, University of Cambridge

Pragmatic Addiciones to a Liturgical Reference Text
Dr Matthew Salisbury, Lecturer, University of Oxford

11.15 – 11.45 Tea/ Coffee will be served in the Social Space

11.45 – 1.00 Women on the Margins: Rethinking Roles

Weaving from the Margins: Self-Image and the Work of Sisters in a Late Medieval Dominican Convent
D. Esther Kim, MA Candidate, University of Leeds

Slippages and Stoppages: Saint Thais and the Problem of Female Embodiment in ‘Ancrene Wisse’
Madeleine Pepe, MPhil Candidate, University of Cambridge

Were women on the margins? Eucharistic Praxis and Female Piety in Medieval Irish Vernacular Hagiography
Julianne Pigott, PhD Candidate, University of Cambridge

1.00 – 2.00 Lunch (please list any dietary requirements on your registration form)

2.00 – 3.30 Geographic and Social Margins: Peoples on the Edge

Comic Narrative and Community Order in ‘The Tale of Colkelbie Sow Pars Prima’
Caitlin Flynn, PhD Candidate, University of St Andrews

Sounds of Silence or Noisy Nonsense? Edgy Laughter in Medieval Scotland
Florence Hazrat, PhD Candidate, University of St Andrews

Saint Maurice and the Other Crusaders: Africa During the Crusades
Adam Simmons, MA Candidate, Kings College London

3.30 – 4.00 Tea/ Coffee will be served in the Social Space

4.00 – 5.00 Making Margins: The Work of Scribes

Into the Margins: Addition and Emendation in the Black Book of Carmarthen
Myriah Williams, PhD Candidate, University of Cambridge

The Lady and the Dog: St Edith of Wilton and the Prancing Quadruped on Folio 49 Verso of MS Vercelli, Biblioteca Capitolare, CX VII
Professor Richard North, University College London

5.00 – 6.00 Plenary Session

“Stylistic Effects and Bodily Health: A more than Marginal Connection”
Professor Mary Carruthers, NYU and All Souls College, University of Oxford

10th Anniversary Marginalia Conference Dinner at: The Michaelhouse Café, Trinity Street, CB2 1SU. Drinks in the Chancel from 6.30 for Dinner at 7.30.

This conference celebrates the tenth anniversary of Marginalia, the journal of the graduate-led Medieval Reading Group at the University of Cambridge. We are generously supported by the Cambridge Faculty of English, St. John’s College, Cambridge, and an AHRC conference grant. To learn more, please visit our website at www.marginalia.co.uk and our conference website www.outofthemargins.co.uk, find us on Facebook at facebook.com/outofthemargins or follow us on Twitter: @ootmargins.

For more information on how to register, see also www.outofthemargins.co.uk

Munby Fellowship in Bibliography 2015-2016 (University of Cambridge)

Munby Fellowship in Bibliography 2015-2016
Duration: 1 October 2015 – 31 July 2016
Deadline:  31 October 2014

The Library Syndicate invite applications for the Munby Fellowship in Bibliography for the tenure of 1 October 2015 to 31 July 2016.
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The Munby Fellow will be free to pursue bibliographical research of his/her own choosing. It is, however, expected that the Fellow’s research will be, at least in part, based directly or indirectly on the collections of the University and Colleges of Cambridge and likely to be of benefit, in the broadest sense, to scholars using those collections in the future. The Fellow will have no departmental or other staff duties and responsibilities.

The Fellowship is open to graduates in any discipline of any university and nationality. Preference will be given to scholars at post-doctoral or an equivalent level. The University of Cambridge is committed to equality of opportunity. The stipend will be £32,590 (pro-rata).

A non-stipendiary Fellowship at Darwin College will normally be available to the successful candidate, if not already a Fellow of a Cambridge College. Fellows in these categories are members of the Governing Body of the College and may take meals in the College without charge.

Applications (one copy only) should reach the Deputy Librarian’s PA, University Library, West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DR, UK by 31 October 2014, and should include the following particulars:

a) a completed application cover sheet;
b) a curriculum vitae with a list of principal publications;
c) a statement of the research proposed.

An election will be made in early January 2015. There are no interviews.
Further particulars are available from http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/Vacancies or by contacting the Deputy Librarian’s PA, tel: 01223 333083, email: Charlotte.Ross@lib.cam.ac.uk

Job: Assistant Keeper – Department of Manuscripts and Printed Books (University of Cambridge)

Assistant Keeper – Department of Manuscripts and Printed Books (Fixed Term)
University of Cambridge, The Fitzwilliam Museum
Deadline: 8 July 2014

Interview date: 21 July 2014

fitzwilliamThe Fitzwilliam Museum is the principal museum of the University of Cambridge. It houses internationally important collections organised in five curatorial departments and provides education and information services for a variety of audiences. All of its collections were designated in 1997 as being of outstanding national and international importance. With upwards of 160,000 illuminated manuscripts, rare books, manuscript and printed music, literary autographs and archives, the Department of Manuscripts and Printed Books is acknowledged as one of the finest and most significant museum collections of its kind in the world.

This three-year role offers an exciting opportunity for an inspirational pro-active professional to enhance the Museum’s standing within the fields of music or literary studies nationally and internationally. They will have academic expertise in at least one of the following disciplines: Musicology, Book History, History of Art, History or Literature, all European, including English, 15th- 20th century. Relevant experience with comparable collections in a curatorial, research or management capacity is also required. Excellent IT, organisational and communication skills are expected.

The successful candidate will act as the deputy to the Keeper, Manuscripts and Printed Books, in the overall care of the collections, the administration and management of the Department, and all curatorial and collections-related duties. The main responsibilities will include research, teaching publications; provision of information on and access to the collections; organisation of displays, specialist group visits and public talks; management or supervision of researchers, interns and volunteers; preparation of documents, funding applications and reports.

Further details on how to apply are to be found on the university website.