Entries Tagged as 'Fellowships'

Nicky B. Carpenter Fellowship in MSS Studies

FELLOWSHIP: Nicky B. Carpenter Fellowship in Manuscript Studies,

These Fellowships in Manuscript Studies were established in 2012 by Nicky B. Carpenter of Wayzata, Minnesota, a Lifetime Member and former chair of the HMML Board of Overseers. The purpose of the Fellowship is to support residencies at HMML for research by senior scholars using the digital or microfilm manuscript collections at HMML. (Graduate students and recent postdoctoral scholars should apply for the Heckman Stipends or the Swenson Family Fellowship for Eastern Christian Manuscript Studies).

Two to three fellowships of $5,000 will be awarded each year in support of a residency of at least two weeks. Funds may be applied toward travel to and from Collegeville, housing and meals at Saint John’s University, and costs related to duplication of HMML’s microfilm or digital resources. Fellowships may be supplemented by other sources of funding but may not be held simultaneously with another HMML award. Holders of the Fellowship must wait at least two years before applying again.

Applicants are asked to provide:
* a letter of application with current contact information, the title of the project, length of the proposed residency at HMML and its projected dates
* a description of the project to be pursued, with an explanation of how HMML’s resources are essential to its successful completion of the project; applicants are advised to be as specific as possible about which resources will be needed (maximum length: 1,000 words)
* an updated curriculum vitae
* a confidential letter of recommendation to be sent directly to HMML by a scholar with knowledge of both the applicant and the subject area of the project.

Please send all materials as email attachments to: fellowships@hmml.org, with “Carpenter Fellowship” in the subject line. Letters should be sent by the referees directly to the same email address. Questions about the Fellowship may be sent to the same address.

Deadline: 15 April 2017 (for residency between July 1- December 31) or 31 December 2017 (for residency between November 15 for residency between January 1-June 30).

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England and France 700-1200

FELLOWSHIP - England and France 700-1200: Franco-Saxon Manuscripts in the Ninth Century, The British Library, London.

The British Library and the University of Leicester invite applications for an AHRC-funded PhD studentship on ‘Franco-Saxon manuscripts in the ninth century’.

The project is offered under the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership programme, and will be co-supervised by Joanna Story, Professor of Early Medieval History at Leicester, and by Dr Kathleen Doyle, Lead Curator of Illuminated Manuscripts at the British Library.

This full-time studentship, which is funded for three years at standard AHRC rates, will begin on 1 October 2017, and will be based at the British Library in London.

Deadline: 10 April 2017. Interview Date: 5 May 2017.

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Postdoctoral Scholar in Italian Paleography

FELLOWSHIP: Postdoctoral Scholar in Italian Paleography, Center for Renaissance Studies, The Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street, Chicago. Two-year full-time, grant-funded, exempt position; 35 hours a week, Monday- Friday.

Reporting to the Director of the Center for Renaissance Studies, the Postdoctoral Scholar will assist with preparing materials for inclusion in an online handbook for Italian paleography, 1300-1700.

Responsibilities:
* Assisting with the selection of original source documents for inclusion in the site;
* Preparing database entries for them;
* Drafting reference resources;
* Translating manuscripts and secondary sources into English;
* Encoding the documents and reference resources.

Qualifications:
* PhD in field relating to Italian medieval and/or early modern studies (e.g., history, art history, philosophy, literature);
*  Exceptional writing and editing skills in English;
* Fluent reading knowledge of Italian in its modern and early forms;
* Experience with archival research in Italy;
* Coursework in paleography in early modern Italian;
* Familiarity with Access database and TEI encoding knowledge preferred (or ability to learn new applications quickly).

Application Deadline: 28 February 2017. Review will begin 1 March 2017 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Application materials should include cover letter, cv, and contact information for three references and should be sent via email to hr@newberry.org

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New PhD Placement at the British Library

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FELLOWSHIP: New PhD Placement: Greek Papyri in the British Library, London (2017).

The British Library is offering a PhD placement opportunity for a student working on Greek papyri. This three-month placement will allow someone studying various aspects of Greek literature, papyrology, Late Antique history and religion to have first-hand experience with the ancient sources preserved in one of the world’s most renowned collections of papyri.

The British Library houses one of the most important collections of Greek papyri in the world, comprising unique witnesses of Greek classical literature, early biblical and Christian fragments and a large corpus of Greek documentary papyri. This collection of more than 3000 Greek papyri will now be digitised and then published online with new catalogue entries over the next few years.

The PhD placement student will contribute towards the cataloguing associated with this digitisation project, enabling the digitised images to be described and published in the Library’s online catalogue and viewer. The placement student will also contribute to the Medieval Manuscripts Blog and Twitter feed and to Library events in order to promote the papyrus collection and its international importance for the study of Antiquity.

In addition to the fascinating challenges of dealing with world-famous treasures (such as Aristotle’s Constitution of the Athenians or the Egerton Gospel) or hitherto unpublished fragments, the placement student will get an insight into the daily life of the British Library’s collection. He or she will assist in the selection and delivery of the material, liaising with colleagues in the Library’s conservation and imaging studios, and checking image quality.

This is an unpaid professional development opportunity, which is open to current PhD researchers as part of the Library’s PhD placement scheme. To apply, applicants need to have the support of their PhD supervisor and their department’s Graduate Tutor (or equivalent senior academic manager).

Please note that the Library itself is not able to provide payment to placement students, nor can it provide costs for daily commuting or relocation to the site of the placement.

Students applying for a placement at the Library are expected to consult their HEI or Doctoral Training Partnership/Doctoral Training Centre to ascertain what funding is available to support them. The Library strongly recommends to HEIs that a PhD student given approval to undertake a placement is in receipt of a stipend for the duration of the placement.

The application deadline is 20 February 2017.

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Post-doctoral Mellon Fellowships (2017)

FELOWSHIP: Post-doctoral Mellon Fellowships at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies (PIMS).

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation of New York City has generously funded annual postdoctoral Fellowships at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies for nearly a decade. The grant provides for up to four Fellowships each year, to be used for research at the Institute in the medieval field of the holder’s choice. Mellon Fellows will also participate in the interdisciplinary Research Seminar.

The Mellon Fellowships are intended for young medievalists of exceptional promise who have completed their doctoral work, ordinarily within the previous five years, and have defended their thesis successfully before the 1 February application deadline, and may include those who are starting on their professional academic careers at approximately the Assistant Professor level. Fellowships are valued at approximately Can $40,000.

Application forms, completed by the candidate, can be sent to Barbara North by email. Please download the PDF application form to your computer before filling in the form fields. Please submit all materials in PDF format. Letters of reference can be sent by email (preferred) or by mail to Barbara North. Letters can be sent directly by the referees.

Official confirmation of the PhD should be sent directly to PIMS by the awarding university, in hard copy, by 1 February, stating that the PhD has been examined and that its award has been approved by the appropriate authority.

Deadline: 1 February 2017.

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Postdoctoral Scholar in Italian Paleography

FELLOWSHIP: Postdoctoral Scholar in Italian Paleography, Center for Renaissance Studies, The Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street, Chicago.

Summary:
Reporting to the Director of the Center for Renaissance Studies, the Postdoctoral Scholar will assist with preparing materials for inclusion in an online handbook for Italian paleography, 1300-1700.

Responsibilities:
* Assisting with the selection of original source documents for inclusion in the site;
* Preparing database entries for them;
* Drafting reference resources;
* Translating manuscripts and secondary sources into English;
* Encoding the documents and reference resources.

Qualifications:
* PhD in field relating to Italian medieval and/or early modern studies (e.g., history, art history, philosophy, literature);
* Exceptional writing and editing skills in English;
* Fluent reading knowledge of Italian in its modern and early forms;
* Experience with archival research in Italy;
* Coursework in paleography in early modern Italian;
* Familiarity with Access database and TEI encoding knowledge preferred (or ability to learn new applications quickly).
* Schedule: Two-year full-time, grant-funded, exempt position; 35 hours a week, Monday- Friday.

Benefits:
First year – health, dental, vision and group life insurance; fifteen vacation days, two personal days and paid holidays. After one year of service – twenty vacation days, long term disability, long term care, and retirement plan available.

Application materials should include cover letter, cv, and contact information for three references and should be sent via email to hr@newberry.org.

Deadline: Priority given to applications received by February 28, 2017. Review will begin March 1, 2017 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Borsa di studio per dipendenti museali

FELLOWSHIP: Borsa di studio per dipendenti museali, Bibliotheca Hertziana – Istituto Max Planck, Via Gregoriana 28, Roma.

La Bibliotheca Hertziana – Istituto Max Planck per la storia dell‘arte, Roma, assegna borse di studio trimestrali a funzionari storici dell’arte, dipendenti museali per progetti sull’arte italiana nell’ambito della propria attività lavorativa (ad es. la preparazione di una mostra, la stesura di un inventario ecc.).

I borsisti possono usufruire a pieno titolo di tutti gli strumenti di ricerca della Bibliotheca Hertziana e partecipare alle attività scientifiche dell’istituto. Sono tenuti a soggiornare a Roma per tutta la durata del contratto e a tenere una conferenza finale per presentare gli esiti del loro lavoro. Sono esclusi dalla candidatura i residenti a Roma e provincia.

Le domande, corredate dalla presentazione del proprio progetto di ricerca (max. 3 pagine), dal curriculum vitae e dalla lista delle pubblicazioni vanno indirizzate via e-mail oppure per posta a:
Dr. Susanne Kubersky-Piredda
Senior Scholar
Bibliotheca Hertziana
Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte
Via Gregoriana 28
I-00187 Rom
email: kubersky@biblhertz.it

La scadenza per la presentazione di candidature relative al secondo semestre 2017 è il 15 febbraio 2017.

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12-month Post-Doctoral Fellowship

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FELLOWSHIP: Zeno Karl Schindler Foundation/Durham University 12-month Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Durham University, Institute of Medieval And Early Modern Studies.

To conduct post-doctoral research in the context of the Priory Library Digitisation Project. This project, entitled Durham Priory Library Recreated, is a collaboration between Durham Cathedral and Durham University for the digitisation of 480 volumes of manuscripts and several dozen printed books belonging to the pre-Reformation Cathedral Library and dating from the seventh century AD onwards.

The fellow will work on material that has been, or is being, digitised in one of five (overlapping) research areas (click here for more information about these areas):
1. History of the Book
2. Community Living: Liturgy, Rules and Well-Being
3. Scholastic Learning and Philosophical Enquiry
4. Science, Knowledge and the Natural World
5. Digital Recreations.

Please note the Shortlisting for this vacancy will take place on Wednesday 11th January 2017. Interviews will be held on Friday 20th January 2017.

To apply for this position please include your CV, a covering letter and a research proposal (approx. one side of A4).

Deadline: 9 February 2017.

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David and Julie Tobey Fellowship (Villa I Tatti)

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FELLOWSHIP: David and Julie Tobey Residential Fellowship, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, Villa I Tatti, Via di Vincigliata 26, Florence, Italy (4 or 6 months).

The David and Julie Tobey Fellowship supports research on drawings, prints, and illustrated manuscripts from the Italian Renaissance, and especially the role that these works played in the creative process, the history of taste and collecting, and questions of connoisseurship. Proposals on a variety of subjects with a substantive component of research on drawings, prints, and illustrated manuscripts done on paper or parchment types are welcome.

I Tatti offers Fellows the precious time they need to pursue their studies with a minimum of obligations and interruptions together with a maximum of scholarly resources—a combination that distinguishes the Harvard Center from similar institutions.

In order to foster a collaborative spirit, Fellows are expected to live in the Florence area and to spend at least three days a week at the center. Lunch and tea are served each weekday, and the I Tatti community takes shape over these convivial occasions. Each year, a limited number of activities organized at I Tatti are reserved for the Fellows, and they join the wider community at conferences, lectures, and concerts.

Applicants must be conversant in English and have familiarity with Italian. At the time of application, a PhD is required. Priority will be given to early and mid-career scholars. Projects should represent advanced research in the Italian Renaissance, broadly defined as the period ranging from the 14th to the 17th century, and deal with drawings, prints, or illustrated manuscripts, and the role that these works may have played in the creative process, the history of taste and collecting, or questions of connoisseurship.

It must be possible for applicants to carry out most of their research in Florence. I Tatti welcomes applications from scholars from all nations, and gives special consideration to candidates without regular access to research materials and facilities in Italy. Applications are evaluated by international scholars. The selection committee aims to assess the ability of candidates to contribute in a collegial way to the intellectual life of the Harvard Center.

This is a residential fellowship of 4 or 6 months in length. One fellowship is available each year. Short-term Fellowships at I Tatti can be held only once, and cannot be deferred. Short-term Fellowships are intended for scholars who have not previously held appointments at I Tatti (with the exception of Graduate Fellows).

The stipend is $4,000 per month, plus a one-time supplement (maximum, $1,500) towards relocation expenses. When possible, a one-bedroom apartment will be set aside for the Fellow’s use, rent free, but with charges for utilities. If an apartment is not available, $1000 per month will be offered to help offset rental costs. In light of the residential nature of this fellowship, we actively discourage people from commuting and expect everyone to reside in the vicinity.

Applicants should indicate their preference between fall (September through December) and winter-spring (January through June). Fellows are required to spend at least three days a week at the Villa, and to live in Florence or the surrounding area. Fellows enjoy all the privileges of the Harvard Center, including use of the Biblioteca Berenson seven days a week and lunch with other Appointees from Monday through Friday.

Short-term Fellows do not receive an office or study, but they will have their own desk or carrel in the Library itself. Fellows may not take on any other obligations such as teaching positions, even part-time ones, during any part of their Fellowship period.

The Fellow is responsible to obtain a visa, permesso di soggiorno, and health coverage (and, if appropriate, for accompanying family members). The Fellow must determine if a visa is required and, if necessary, obtain one before travel.

Applications can be written in English or Italian and must be submitted electronically. Scholars can apply to only one type of I Tatti Fellowship at a time. In order to give your referees adequate time to submit letters of recommendation, register them as early as possible. Referees will receive an email requesting letters, written in English or Italian.

Deadline: 14 December 2016. Letters of Recommendation by December 17.

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PhD funding on Hans Sloane’s Books @ BL

FELLOWSHIP: AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership, QMUL & British Library, London.

PhD funding is available for the British Library’s collaborative doctoral partnership project with Queen Mary University of London on Hans Sloane’s Books: an early Enlightenment library and its material relationships.

Starting in September 2017, this AHRC-funded project will consider Hans Sloane’s library within the British Library in relation to his wider collection of natural and artificial specimens. The doctorate will be co-supervised by the British Library (Dr Karen Limper-Herz) and Queen Mary University of London (Professor Claire Preston).

As well as the standard academic doctoral training and supervision, the project offers extensive experience within the British Library, working with Sloane’s books, as well as privileged access to the Library’s curatorial and digital humanities expertise.

The student will become part of the Library cohort of collaborative PhD students and benefit from generous research expenses funding, specialist training and occasional working space within the Library.

Candidates with interests in bibliography, book history, the material book, the history of science and medicine, early-modern scientific literary writing, exchange networks, and the history of collections will be especially welcome, as will those with interests in library and
information sciences.

The studentship begins in September 2017 and lasts for three years initially, at RCUK rates and subject to standard eligibility criteria for RCUK training grants. Additional Student Development Funding (equivalent to an additional 6 months of funding) will be available to allow time for further training and skills development opportunities that are agreed as part of the PhD programme.

Application deadline: 8 January 2017.

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Long Term Research Fellowships @ the Warburg

FELLOWSHIP: Long Term Research Fellowships in Intellectual and Cultural History, The Warburg Institute, London.

The Warburg Institute is the premier institute in the world for the study of cultural history and the role of images in culture. It is cross-disciplinary and global. It is concerned with the histories of art and science, and their relationship with superstition, magic, and popular beliefs. Its researches are historical, philological and anthropological.

It is dedicated to the study of the survival and transmission of cultural forms – whether in literature, art, music or science – across borders and from the earliest times to the present. In setting out the historical, psychological, anthropological and political dimensions of art and culture, the work of Aby Warburg underlines the continuing relevance of the humanities today.

Frances A. Yates Long-Term Fellowships. Dame Frances Yates, who died in 1981, generously bequeathed her residuary estate to found research Fellowships in her name at the Institute. Fellows’ interests may lie in any aspect of cultural and intellectual history but, other things being equal, preference will be given to those whose work is concerned with those areas of the medieval and Renaissance encyclopedia of knowledge to which Dame Frances herself made such distinguished contributions.

The Institute is offering a number of Long-term Fellowships for the academic year 2017-18. Typically the Fellowships will be awarded from 1 October 2017 to 31 July 2018.

Deadline: 2 December 2016.

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Short Term Research Fellowships at the Warburg

FELLOWSHIPS: Short Term Research Fellowships in Cultural and Intellectual History (2017-18), The Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London. Job Ref: 000526.

The Warburg Institute is the premier institute in the world for the study of cultural history and the role of images in culture. It is cross-disciplinary and global. It is concerned with the histories of art and science, and their relationship with superstition, magic, and popular beliefs. Its researches are historical, philological and anthropological. It is dedicated to the study of the survival and transmission of cultural forms – whether in literature, art, music or science – across borders and from the earliest times to the present. In setting out the historical, psychological, anthropological and political dimensions of art and culture, the work of Aby Warburg underlines the continuing relevance of the humanities today.

The Institute is offering several short-term Fellowships of two, three or four months for tenure during the academic year 2017-18:
•Brian Hewson Crawford Fellowship – two months
•Henri Frankfort Fellowship – two months
•Albin Salton Fellowship – two months
•Grete Sondheimer Fellowship – two months
•Frances A. Yates Fellowships –two, three or four months.

The Fellowships are generally intended for scholars in the early stages of their careers. Candidates must have completed at least one year’s research on their doctoral dissertation by the time they submit their application for a Fellowship and, if postdoctoral, must normally have been awarded their doctorate within the preceding five years, i.e. after 1 October 2011. If their doctorate was awarded before this date, candidates must make a clear case in their application for any modification of this general rule.

The Fellowship does not provide a stipend but gives financial support towards living and subsistence costs in London and towards travel expenses. The values of the fellowships (rates for: 2017/18) are: £2,680 for two months, £3,860 for three months, and £5,140 for four months. The amount of these payments is absolute; no additional costs will be paid.

Applications must be made using the application form, be completed in English.

Deadline: 25 November 2016.

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