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.