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Conference: Gothic Arts: An Interdisciplinary Symposium (Philadelphia, 23-24/03/2018)

gothic artGothic Arts: An Interdisciplinary Symposium

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion
Van Pelt Library
University of Pennsylvania

March 23rd-24th, 2018

Organizers
Mary Caldwell, Department of Music
Sarah M. Guérin, Department of the History of Art
Ada Kuskowski, Department of History

In a passage from Thomas Aquinas’s treatise on good governance, a text written for the Cypriot king around 1267, the angelic doctor wrote: “Art is the imitation of nature. Works of art are successful to the extent that they achieve a likeness of nature.” This passage would seem to be the perfect explanation for the exceptionally life-like Adam sculpted for the south transept at the Parisian Notre-Dame, completed a handful of years earlier and possibly seen by Thomas before he left Paris for his Italian sojourn. However, by “ars” Aquinas meant not our “fine arts,” but technique and, even more broadly, human endeavor. The passage comes not from a discussion of the visual arts, but from a justification of benign kingship as opposed to democracy—the former being more akin to nature.

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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.