Entries Tagged as 'Fellowships'

The Workshop and its Painters

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FELLOWSHIP – The Workshop and its Painters: Perugino and the Perugineschi in Florence and Perugia, AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Phd Studentship, The National Gallery, London and the Warburg Institute, University of London.

Applications are invited for a Collaborative Doctoral Partnership PhD studentship, to be undertaken at the Warburg Institute (University of London) and the National Gallery (based in the Curatorial Department). This three-year (full-time) studentship commences on 1 October 2017 and will be jointly supervised by Professor Michelle O’Malley (Warburg Institute) and Dr Matthias Wivel (National Gallery). The student will spend the majority of their time at the National Gallery in the first year, undertaking field work in Perugia and Florence in the second year before spending their final year based at the Warburg Institute.

Pietro Perugino (living 1469-died 1523) was the most successful Italian painter of the end of the 15th century. He enjoyed great international success, and his ‘sweet style’ was universally praised. Yet by his death his work was already considered outdated and he became a relative nonentity, primarily remembered for teaching Raphael. He remains the only 15th century Italian painter known to have operated two workshops in different cities. While both are documented, Perugino’s rental of spaces in Florence from 1487 to 1511 and in Perugia from 1501 to 1513 complicates matters in regard to how he deployed assistants, in a career that ranged from Venice to Naples and Rome to Fano.

The project’s overall aim is to improve understanding of the management and operation of painting workshops in Renaissance Italy. The project will draw on the case study of Pietro Perugino to challenge our understanding of the numerous serial and derivative paintings produced within the workshops of Florentine masters in the late-15th and early-16th century. The research will investigate how Perugino managed production and used – and famously reused – material in two workshops, as well as how individual works were made by numerous assistants at different levels of expertise. The innovation of the research lies in its investigation of Perugino’s two workshops, never properly analysed previously.

In addition to the thesis, academic outcomes will include scholarly articles, a possible monograph, participation in (inter)national scholarly conferences and workshops, as well as the Warburg’s Work in Progress seminars and research events at the National Gallery and the Warburg.

Both partner organisations and the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partner consortium will provide opportunities for training and career development.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon (UK time) on 20 June 2017. Interviews will take place on 13 July 2017.

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Byzantine Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship

FELLOWSHIP: Nine-month Postdoctoral Fellowship in Byzantine Studies, University of Notre Dame (In), College of Arts and Letters, Medieval Institute. Salary: $36,000 plus benefits.

Following substantial investment in the area of Byzantine Studies at the University of Notre Dame, including the acquisition of the Milton V. Anastos Library of Byzantine Civilization and generous support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame is delighted to invite applicants for a nine-month Postdoctoral Fellowship in Byzantine Studies.

This fellowship is designed for junior scholars with a completed doctorate whose research deals with some aspect of the Byzantine world. The fellow is expected to pursue promising research towards scholarly publication and/or the development of new subject areas. This Fellowship is open to qualified applicants in all fields and sub-disciplines of Byzantine Studies, such as history (including its auxiliary disciplines), archaeology, art history, literature, theology, and liturgical studies, as well as the study of Byzantium’s interactions with neighboring cultures. The fellowship holder will pursue research in residence at the University of Notre Dame’s famed Medieval Institute during the 2017-18 academic year.

The intent of this Fellowship is to enable its holder to do innovative research drawing on the rich resources held in the Milton V. Anastos Collection, the Medieval Institute, and the Hesburgh Library more broadly. This may include the completion of book manuscripts and articles, work on text editions, or the development of new trajectories of research in one of the aforementioned fields.

The Fellowship carries no teaching responsibilities, but the fellow will have the opportunity to participate in the multidisciplinary activities of Notre Dame faculty related to Byzantium, Eastern Christianity, and the history of the Levant. The Fellow will be provided with a private workspace in the Medieval Institute, enjoy full library and computer privileges, and have access to all the Institute’s research tools.

In addition, towards the conclusion of the fellowship period the fellow’s work will be at the center of a workshop organized within the framework of the Byzantine Studies Seminar. Senior scholars, chosen in cooperation with the Medieval Institute, will be invited for this event treating the fellow’s subject matter. The senior scholars will discuss draft versions of the fellow’s book manuscript or articles or discuss the further development of ongoing research projects.

Eligibility: Byzantine Studies fellows must hold a Ph.D. from an internationally recognized institution. The Ph.D. must be in hand by the beginning of the fellowship term.

Application deadline for Academic Year 2017-18: 30 April 2017. Start date: 16 August 2017.

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Fellowships in Eastern Christian MS Studies

FELLOWSHIPS: Swenson Family Fellowships in Eastern Christian Manuscript Studies for Junior Scholars, Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML), 2835 Abbey Plaza, PO Box 7300, Saint John’s University, Collegeville, MN 56321-7300 USA.

The Swenson Family Fellowship in Eastern Christian Manuscript Studies, established in 2012, will be awarded semi-annually. The Fellowship was established by Dr. Gregory T. and Jeannette Swenson, with their son Nicholas Swenson.

The purpose of the Fellowship is to support residencies at HMML for graduate students or postdoctoral scholars with demonstrated expertise in the languages and cultures of Eastern Christianity. Awardees must be undertaking research on some aspect of Eastern Christian studies requiring use of the digital or microfilm manuscript collections at HMML.

The program is specifically designed to aid new scholars in establishing themselves through research focused on manuscripts available through HMML. Postdoctoral scholars are understood to be those who at the time of application are within three years of being awarded a doctoral degree.

Awards will range from $2,500 – $5,000, based on project proposal and length of residency (two to six 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.

The Fellowship may be supplemented by other sources of funding but may not be held simultaneously with another HMML fellowship. Holders of the Fellowship must wait at least two years before applying again. At its discretion, HMML may choose to award more than one fellowship per cycle.

Applications must be submitted by the 15 April 2017 for residencies between July and December of the same year, or by the 15 November 2017 for residencies between January and June of the following year.

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, and the amount requested (up to $5,000)
* 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 an adviser, thesis director, mentor, or, in the case of postdoctoral candidates, a colleague who is a good judge of the applicant’s work.

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

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Nicky B. Carpenter Fellowship in MS Studies

FELLOWSHIP: Nicky B. Carpenter Fellowship in Manuscript Studies, Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML), 2835 Abbey Plaza, PO Box 7300, Saint John’s University, Collegeville, MN 56321-7300 USA.

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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