THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY BYZANTINE SOCIETY
The Byzness, 12th January 2020
1. NEWS AND EVENTS
2. CALLS FOR PAPERS
3. JOBS AND SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
1. NEWS AND EVENTS
‘New Critical Approaches to Byzantine Gender’, 24 January 2020, Doctorow Hall, St Edmund’s Hall, University of Oxford.
The workshop is being organized by the ‘New Critical Approaches to the Byzantine World Network’ with the aim of exploring new critical approaches to the study of Byzantine gender. The workshop will feature five position papers and a roundtable discussion:
· ‘Gendering the Dead’ (Sophie Moore, Newcastle University)
· ‘Byzantine Households and Questions of Reproduction’ (Jules Gleeson, University of Vienna)
· ‘Gender and Character Hierarchies: Hagiography and Historiography’ (Matthew Kinloch, Dumbarton Oaks)
· ‘Gender, Queer and Trans Theoretical Approaches to Orthodox Culture’ (Nick Mayhew, Stanford University)
· ‘Categorising Masculinities: Clerics and Scholars in Byzantium’ (Maroula Perisanidi, University of Leeds)
The final session will consist of a roundtable discussion facilitated digitally by Leonora Neville (University of Wisconsin, Madison). This session will explore the current state of research and critical theory in the study of Byzantine gender, with a view to identifying potential directions of research and critical analysis.
For the full programme, see here.
‘Third International Conference on Byzantine and Medieval Studies (CBMS)’, 17-19 January 2020, Municipal Multipurpose Center, Nicosia.
The Third International Conference on Byzantine and Medieval Studies, organized by the Byzantinist Society of Cyprus (ΒΕΚ: Βυζαντινολογική Εταιρεία Κύπρου), will be held in Nicosia, Cyprus, between the 17th and the 19th of January 2020.
Scholars, researchers and students will present their ongoing research, work-in-progress and fieldwork reports on the history, archaeology, art, architecture, literature, philosophy and religion of Cyprus and the broader Mediterranean region during the Byzantine, Medieval and Ottoman periods.
For the full programme, see here.
2. CALLS FOR PAPERS
Balzan Seminar, ‘Failure of States in the pre-1800 Islamic and Non-Islamic World’, 2020-2024.
Deadline: 31 January 2020
The Balzan Seminar on the formation, maintenance, and failure of states in the Muslim world before 1800 is looking for participants from among advanced graduate students, postdocs, and holders of tenure-track positions working on relevant topics.
Antoine Borrut and Michael Cook are seeking to bring together an internationally recruited group of eight to ten early-career scholars working on topics related to the formation, maintenance, and failure of states in the various regions of the Muslim world prior to 1800. They would also like to include in the group two early-career scholars working on similar topics in the non-Muslim world. The project will last for five years, and is funded by the generosity of the Balzan Foundation. In the first two years the group will meet twice on its own, and in the last three it will convene up to five conferences to which other scholars, including more senior ones, will also be invited. The first meeting will be in late June or early July of 2020 at a location yet to be determined. The project will issue in the publication of a volume the core of which will be studies written by members of the group. The regular language of the group will be English, and basic expenses of the participants (including travel and accommodation) will be funded. More details are available below, and preliminary inquiries can be addressed to Antoine Borrut (email@example.com) or Michael Cook (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Applications to join the group should be submitted by January 31, 2020. Your application should consist of a CV, a cover letter setting out your interests and fields of expertise, two writing samples (papers or chapters, published or unpublished), and contact information for two referees. In the cover letter you should also indicate your availability in late June or early July of 2020. These materials should be assembled in the form of a single PDF, and sent to: email@example.com. Please name the file “lastname firstname Balzan application.pdf”.
The Balzan seminar seeks to shed fresh light on the formation, maintenance, and failure of states in the various regions of the Muslim world prior to 1800 in a comparative perspective. The basic idea of the project is to examine the roles not just of material resources and obstacles, but also of traditions and values, both Islamic and non-Islamic, over time and space, and the interactions between all these elements. We may decide to delimit the themes of the project in some respects after the group has taken shape.
As stated above, we would like to recruit eight to ten scholars working on the Muslim world together with a couple of scholars working on comparable topics in non-Muslim contexts. These contexts could be ancient, medieval, or early modern. We would particularly like to secure the presence of a scholar familiar with the well-developed literature on such issues in the European context, but are also interested in recruiting a scholar working on East Asia, Hindu South Asia, or another part of the non-Muslim world.
The venue for the meetings and conferences remains to be determined; one consideration in making the decision will be visa requirements, particularly as they may affect scholars from the Muslim world.
The purpose of the first meeting (summer 2020) is for the members of the group to get to know each other and begin to establish a framework for the discussion of the issues. What matters is not that all members of the group should agree, but that they should be in widely-based conversation with each other. To expedite this process, we ask each member of the group to submit a month in advance a chapter or paper representative of their work for group discussion. Another significant part of the agenda of this first meeting will be to decide the basic parameters of the position paper that each member of the group will submit a month in advance of the second meeting.
The first task of second meeting (summer 2021) will be to discuss the position papers. These papers will not be presentations of detailed research but rather analytical and synthesizing discussions of agreed-upon issues within the region and period of the member’s broader field of expertise. When this is concluded, we expect to have a well-knit group with shared interests (not necessarily shared views) that reach across space and time, and include comparison with the non-Muslim world. The second task of the meeting will be to plan a series of up to five conferences.
These conferences will take place over the following three years. They could be on particular regions or periods, or particular themes across regions and periods. The group will identify other scholars, including more senior ones, to invite to these conferences; these would be scholars it was particularly interested in engaging with. The group will nevertheless constitute the backbone of each conference, and several of the papers submitted will be by its members.
Within six months of the final conference, each member of the group will be responsible for submitting a final version of the paper discussed at the second meeting, taking account of the work of the conferences. These papers, together with a few contributions from the senior scholars, will be peer-reviewed and published with a leading university press. We plan to seek a contract for the volume after the second meeting. We attach great importance to the coherence of the volume.
Members of the group in good standing will receive an annual research fund of $2,000 for the five years of the project. This can be used for relevant expenses including books and travel (other than travel to the meetings and conferences, which is already covered).
The project will also be able to support a few manuscript review workshops outside the framework of the meetings and conferences.
3. JOBS AND SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Funded MA and PhD Opportunities, Central European University, Vienna.
Deadline: 30 January 2020
The Department of Medieval Studies of Central European University (Vienna) is pleased to announce its call for applications for the 2020/2021 academic year.
Central European University is a graduate level, English-language university with a multi-disciplinary Medieval Department that offers the following programs:
· 1-year MA in Late Antique, Medieval and Early Modern Studies
· 2-year MA in Comparative History: Late Antique, Medieval and Renaissance Studies
· 2-year MA Cultural Heritage Studies
· PhD in Late Antique, Medieval and Early Modern Studies
CEU provides a variety of merit-based scholarships and various other types of financial support available to students at all levels and from any country (tuition waiver, stipend, housing awards, health insurance coverage). For further details, see here.
Interested applicants can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information, see here.
Post-Doctoral Position, Haifa Center for Mediterranean History, 2020–2022.
Deadline: 1 March 2020
The Haifa Center for Mediterranean History (HCMH) seeks applications for postdoctoral fellowships for the academic years 2020-2022. HCMH began its work some four years ago, promoting the historical study of the pre-modern Mediterranean in Haifa and Israel, and aiming to correspond with the vibrant international networks of Mediterranean research. We are looking for candidates who are able to demonstrate proven academic excellence in their respective fields of expertise, together with an extensive background in Mediterranean studies. We encourage applications from candidates working in all related fields.
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. by the beginning of the fellowship tenure period, and no longer than 5 years. We expect the successful candidate to devote his/her time to research, be present on the Haifa campus and take an active role in the academic life of HCMH: attend all seminars and lectures, present their research in different forums, meet informally with advanced students, etc. The fellowship offers an annual stipend of $25,000, for two years. Second year funding will depend on significant academic progress, to be reviewed in April 2021. It is advisable but not obligatory to obtain the sponsorship of a faculty member in the University of Haifa, with whom the candidate wishes to collaborate. HCMH may choose to nominate some candidates for institutional funding available in the University of Haifa.
If interested and the opportunity arises, fellows may be allowed to teach at the University of Haifa (up to 2 weekly hours), as long as their research work is not impeded. Teaching is compensated separately by the relevant departments and is taxable.
Please submit a dossier including:
· Statement of research plans (3 pages, and 1-page bibliography)
· Dissertation abstract (1 page)
· Statement of support from Haifa faculty member (if available)
· Writing sample (up to 8,000 words)
· Curriculum vitae, including list of publications
· Three references (emailed directly by referees)
Application materials in PDF should be emailed to Ms. Shiri Barnhart, HCMH administrator, at email@example.com by March 1st 2020. Results may be expected within one month after the deadline.
PhD Positions and Post-Doctoral Fellowships, ‘Romanization and Islamication in Late Antiquity: Transcultural Processes on the Iberian Peninsula and in North Africa’, University of Hamburg.
Deadline: 15 January 2020
The German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) has authorized funding for a new DFG center for advanced study in the humanities and social sciences at Universität Hamburg: Romanization and Islamication in Late Antiquity—Transcultural Processes on the Iberian Peninsula and in North Africa. Researchers will look at 2 processes that continue to shape society today: Romanization and Islamication, meaning the “Roman way of life” and Islamic culture.
Researchers plan to investigate the processes of cultural assimilation in the western Mediterranean, specifically on the Iberian Peninsula and in North Africa. These regions are ideal for comparative research on empires because structurally speaking, they had comparable economic significance for the Roman and Islamic Empires respectively as well as many other features in common.
Prior to assimilation there with 2 distinct cultures, the Celtiberian and the Berber, that were only superficially influenced by Greek culture. The Roman and Islamic Empires introduced to these an Eastern Imperial or Middle Eastern religion of salvation (Christianity and Islam respectively) in the guise of state religion. This historical situation in the first millennium allows researchers to develop new models and theories in the field of transcultural studies and comparative empire studies.
Prof. Dr. Sabine Panzram, who specializes in ancient history, and Islamic scholar Prof. Dr. Stefan Heidemann from Universität Hamburg submitted the application for funding. They will receive €4.2 million for 4 years as well as a flat program allowance of 22 percent of the funding sum. The Roman Islam Center is scheduled to open on 1 April 2020. It will collaborate with, among others, the Spanish National Research Council, the Casa de Velázquez, the École des Hautes Études Hispaniques et Ibériques Madrid (EHEHI), and the Institute of the Ancient World New York (ISAW). In the upcoming years, a total of 48 international researchers will come to Hamburg as fellows to participate in the project. This is the University’s fourth DFG center for advanced study in the humanities and social sciences.
President of Universität Hamburg Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Dieter Lenzen said: “I am delighted about the funding for our fourth DFG center for advanced study in the humanities and social sciences and congratulate everyone involved. This exciting achievement is yet further proof of excellence in the humanities at Universität Hamburg.”
DFG centers for advanced study in the humanities and social sciences are funding instruments specially designed for research in the humanities and social sciences. Above all, they allow researchers to focus on relevant but broadly conceived topics. They also foster cooperation among experts in the field.
Applications are invited in Classical Studies and in Islamic Studies for the following positions:
· PhD position in Islamic Studies. For more information, see here.
· Post-Doctoral Position in Islamic Studies. For more information, see here.
· Post-Doctoral Position in Classical Studies. For more information, see here.
· PhD position in Classical Studies. For more information, see here.
‘Bliss Symposium Awards’, Dumbarton Oaks.
Deadline: 30 January 2020
Dumbarton Oaks is proud to offer the newly expanded Bliss Symposium Awards, designed to engage advanced undergraduates and graduate students in our three areas of specialization through supported attendance of Dumbarton Oaks annual symposia in Byzantine, Pre-Columbian, and Garden and Landscape Studies. Up to six awards will be made for each symposium. Up to three awards will be offered to students of Harvard University, with which Dumbarton Oaks is affiliated, and up to three awards will be offered to students from other US and international institutions.
The awards offer up to $600 for students traveling domestically, and up to $1,200 for students traveling from abroad. The symposium registration fee will be waived for Bliss Award holders. Funds will be disbursed on a reimbursement basis upon submission of original receipts and a completed travel reimbursement form. Eligible expenses include the cost of economy travel to Washington, DC, local accommodations, and other approved expenses related to symposium attendance. All receipts and signed forms must be submitted within 30 days of travel. Funds are disbursed as a check in US dollars and mailed to the candidate’s specified home address. We regret that we cannot accommodate wire transfers.
Currently enrolled graduate students in good standing are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to students in fields related to the Dumbarton Oaks areas of study. Advanced undergraduates with demonstrated interest in our three fields (e.g., through significant relevant coursework) will also be considered. Students from both US and international institutions are encouraged to apply. Awardees are responsible for their travel and housing arrangements; Dumbarton Oaks does not sponsor J1 visas for Bliss Award holders. Bliss Awardees will be expected to assist with light conference logistics, such as registration and facilitation of discussion, and may also be asked to write a short feature about their symposium attendance for the Dumbarton Oaks newsletter.
Applications should include (a) a cover letter that provides a brief summary of the candidate’s research interests, plans for future research, and an explanation of why conference attendance is important to the candidate’s intellectual and professional development; (b) a résumé; and (c) a letter of support from the applicant’s thesis advisor or department chair, sent directly to the study program. All materials should be submitted to the study program organizing the symposium: Byzantine@doaks.org, Landscape@doaks.org, or Pre-Columbian@doaks.org.
· January 31 for Byzantine Studies symposium (held annually in April)
· March 15 for Garden and Landscape Studies symposium (held annually in May)
· August 1 for Pre-Columbian Studies symposium (held annually in October)
Master Class for ‘Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions’ Fellowship Applicants, 13-14 May 2020, University of Oslo.
Deadline: 24 January 2020
The Faculty of Humanities at the University of Oslo is organizing a Master Class for applicants to the MSCA Individual Fellowship Scheme. Selected applicants will be invited to come to Oslo on 13-14 May 2020. There they will be given information about the funding scheme, meetings with scholarly supervisors, writing ideas and parts of the proposal, etc. Expenses will be covered.
The Classics section at the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas (IFIKK) invites those interested to apply for an MSCA Fellowship at the University of Oslo to apply for the Master Class. Classics in Oslo covers a wide scope of research activities within Greek and Latin, incl. epic, lyric, the novel, medicine, rhetoric, lexicography, historical poetics, syntax, formal semantics, papyrology, textual criticism, reception studies, history of scholarship, Mediaeval Latin, Neo-Latin, etc.
It is also possible to apply for an MSCA Fellowship in Classics at Oslo without participation at the Master Class. Interested candidates should direct any questions to Silvio Friedrich Bär (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For more information about the fellowship, see here.
Associate Professor in Medieval History, Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion, University of Bergen.
The Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion invites applications for a permanent position as Associate Professor in Medieval History.
The historians at the department carry out research and teaching at all levels, from undergraduate to graduate and post-graduate, including history didactics for students at the teacher education program. The department covers a wide range of fields in both research and teaching, and offers courses on all historical periods, from antiquity until the present, from the local to the global, and in a variety of areas, such as economic, social, cultural and political history. There are currently 22 permanent academic positions in History at the department.
The department has a long tradition of research in Norwegian, Scandinavian and European medieval history. This includes political history, urban history, Hanseatic history, global history, historiography and intellectual history.
The position has teaching, research, dissemination and administrative components. The applicants must be able to teach and supervise at all levels within medieval history. The successful applicant will also be expected to contribute to/participate in the teacher education program. In the evaluation of the applicants, competence in history didactics will be considered an asset.
The successful applicant will have the right and the duty to conduct research within his or her specialty and will also be assigned some academic administrative work. The successful applicant will be expected to relocate to Bergen and participate in the activities of the department on a daily basis, conforming to the regulations that apply to the position.
The successful applicant must have research competence at the level of a Norwegian PhD within history. Priority will be given to applicants who have done comparative research across culture areas and/or historical periods. A research profile that intersects with or complements established/existing research areas in medieval history at the department will also be considered an asset. In the evaluation, publications from the last five years will be emphasized.
Personal aptitude will be of great importance. Emphasis will be placed on the ability to work collaboratively, on the applicant’s research in progress, as well as on the potential to strengthen the department’s academic profile over the coming years. Experience in attracting external funding will also be given emphasis.
Norwegian will normally be the language of administration and teaching. The successful applicant will be required to teach in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language within two years after appointment. The university provides suitable courses for learning Norwegian.
Basic pedagogical training is a requirement for the position. The successful applicant will be offered appropriate training if this requirement is not met at the time of appointment.
The position offers:
· Salary in accordance with pay level 64 (code 1011/frame 24) on the State Salary Scale. This currently amounts to an annual salary of NOK 572.700 before tax. Further increase in salary will depend on seniority in the position. A higher initial placement may be considered for a particularly well qualified applicant.
· A good and professionally challenging working environment
· Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
· A position in an inclusive workplace (IA enterprise)
· Good welfare benefits
Applications must be sent electronically via the link “APPLY FOR THIS JOB”/”SØK STILLINGEN”. The applicant must fill in the electronical CV form, and the application must include:
· Cover letter
· Scanned versions of original or certified copies of all academic diplomas and transcripts
· Information about and documentation of pedagogical experience and qualifications
· Information about and documentation of administrative experience and earlier work
· A complete list of publications (may be attached)
· Up to five publications (which may include dissertations, other monographs or articles) to be included in the assessment.
· Name and contact information of three referees
The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge. The documents may be in Word or pdf-format. The expert committee can in special cases ask for additional documentation.
Publications that are not available electronically may be submitted in three – 3 – copies by mail to the Department at this address: University of Bergen, AHKR, PO Box 7805, N-5020 Bergen, Norway.
Nominated candidates will be invited to an interview and asked to give a lecture.
To apply, see here.
‘4A LAB’ Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Fellowships, Berlin.
Deadline: 30 January 2020
4A Lab is a joint program of the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, a research institute of the Max Planck Society, and the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz in collaboration with the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the Forum Transregional Studies and other partners. The Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Prussian Heritage Foundation) is an internationally outstanding cultural and scientific institution with unique museums, archives, libraries and research facilities; the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz is a globally connected research institute, with a strong agenda in transcultural art histories.
4A Lab connects diverse disciplines, types of collections and multiple institutions in an innovative way. In particular, 4A Lab attempts to foster dialogues and exchanges between art history, archaeology, anthropology and aesthetics as well as other disciplines concerned with objects, practices, environments and narratives
The research and fellowship program invites excelling doctoral and postdoctoral researchers to Berlin. The collaboration promotes methodological inquiries and close contact with objects, artworks, collections and archives.
This includes the collections of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Berlin State Museums), i.e. the Aegyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung (Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection), Antikensammlung (Museum of Classical Antiquities), Ethnologisches Museum (Museum of Ethnology), Gemaeldegalerie (Picture Gallery), Gipsformerei (Plaster Cast Workshop), Institut für Museumsforschung (Institute for Museum Research), Kunstbibliothek (Art Library), Kunstgewerbemuseum (Museum of Decorative Arts), Kupferstichkabinett (Cabinet of Prints and Drawings), Muenzkabinett (Numismatic Collection), Museum Europaeischer Kulturen (Museum of European Cultures), Museum für Asiatische Kunst (Museum of Asian Art), Museum für Islamische Kunst (Museum of Islamic Art), Museum für Vor- und Fruehgeschichte (Museum of Prehistory and Early History), Nationalgalerie (National Gallery, including Hamburger Bahnhof Museum of Contemporary Art), Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst (Museum for Sculpture and Byzantine Art), Vorderasiatisches Museum (Museum of the Ancient Near East), as well as the holdings of the Zentralarchiv (Central Archive), the Ibero-American Institute, the State Institute for Musicology, the Secret State Archives and the State Library.
The program focuses on OPEN (objects, practices, environments, and narratives) in their historical, social and historiographical dimensions, including histories of collecting and display. It invites researchers to study the art, materiality, mediality, agency, ecology and mobility of objects and related discourses. Under such premises, the program aims to create a space for dialogue for university and museum scholars in order to strengthen transdisciplinary collaboration in the proximity of objects, to transcend the borders of the 4A disciplines, to combine their skills and to foster a conversation between more conceptual and more empirical approaches. The program aspires to promote transversal networking and critical reflections on historical and contemporary languages and terminologies.
For more detailed information, see here.
4A LAB Annual theme 2020/2021: Plants II
In recent years, human understanding of the biology of plants has significantly changed. Neurobiologists have described vegetal life in new ways to a wider public, stressing the fact that plants not only have a sensorial apparatus, sex, but that they are also mobile – even though their motion is mostly slow – and even react to music. Plants, it would seem, have agency and they are endowed with forms of collective intelligence, a faculty that is located in plant networks, roots and ramifications. Plants, their ecology and the human interactions with plants therefore should be studied in new light, in a planetary perspective, from the beginnings of human history, as part of the Anthropocene. This includes research on the manifold aesthetic and artistic practices related to or based on plants.
While plants are important factors in human history, humans are leaving their imprint on the history and ecology of plants. The absence, presence and temporalities of vegetal life have always had an impact on settlements as well as urbanization processes. Moreover, plants are dominant elements in the human transformation of landscapes and environments. They are central for the history of colonialism, especially in the form of plantations. They are also protagonists in the making of – real and imagined – gardens across cultures. Plants interact with the human body and its sensorial, perceptive and biochemical apparatus, be it by means of drugs or via food and air. Flowers and fruit are significant elements or even agents in a history of smell and perfume. Plants are not only indispensable for the future of nutrition, they also come with a long past of cultivation processes that includes bioengineering.
For all of these reasons, plants and plant life have been a constant field of investigation and knowledge production, be it by practitioners such as farmers, or by scholars and amateurs. The understanding of plants can be gendered or socially and culturally distinctive, with specific knowledge systems relating to certain plant environments. They come together with classification systems, taxonomies, forms of collecting and display, as in the case of botanical gardens. Not only knowledge, but also aesthetic categories have been (and will continue to be) an eminent factor in the processes of the perception, description, cultivation and appreciation of plants. Artistic production and aesthetic practices based on or relating to plants are thus fields that deserve further exploration across time and space, be they historically driven by religious approaches, political interests, romanticizing views, modernist thought or eco-activism.
Artworks can rely on plants via materials like wood, pigments or dyes, textiles and canvases. Plants are protagonists in herbaria, drawings or photographs or in still life painting. They appear on tiles and pots or in architecture and all kinds of decoration. In fact, plant life or plant morphology forms the basis of the theory and the practices of ornament (or ornamentation), and might be discussed also in terms of a theory of beauty. Seeds, germination, growth are only some of the concepts or metaphors induced by plant life. Moreover, plants serve as protagonists in literature, in poetry and music as well as in religious contexts across cultures and geographies, as part of rituals or of religious veneration (bamboo, lotus, maize, pomegranate, yam, vines, sacred trees or forests). These cultural practices can be part of larger social, political and economic developments or constellations. In fact, plants and crops are major components in economies and thus are often at the center of social tensions or transregional conflicts.
The program welcomes projects from a wide range of topics relating to plants that place emphasis on aesthetic processes, history of thought, and material culture, from the 4A disciplines but also from philosophical or literary studies, in a transregional perspective.
Applicants should have obtained their master’s degree or their doctorate (within the last seven years prior to their application) in one of the relevant disciplines. Applications are welcome from all regions, with various disciplinary formations, such as Art History, Aesthetics, Archaeology, Anthropology/Ethnology, History and neighboring fields dealing with artifacts, artistic production, material culture, and aesthetic practices relating to objects, images, languages and architectures. Applicants should be interested in engaging in reflexive and transdisciplinary research. 4A Lab fellows are given the opportunity to pursue their individual research projects within a transdisciplinary and transregional context. They are expected to engage in the program activities, such as regular seminars, workshops and conferences. In the overall context of the 4A Lab program and the framework of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation, the fellows will be part of a creative, intellectually stimulating and discursive environment. The Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz is an equal opportunity employer and particularly encourages applications from women and disabled persons.
The fellowship starts on 1 October 2020 (9 months). In particular cases, shorter or longer fellowship terms may be considered. A possible extension of the doctoral fellowships up to an overall maximum of two years can be negotiated. The fellowships (including travel expenses) follow the guidelines of the Max Planck Society. Organizational support regarding visas, insurances, housing, etc. will be provided. Successful applicants become 4A Lab Fellows at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz and at the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz and are expected to take up residence in Berlin. The working language is English.
To apply, please send the following documents exclusively by e-mail as one PDF file (max. 2 MB):
· Curriculum vitae (in English)
· Project description (no longer than five pages, in English)
· Sample of scholarly work (an article, conference paper or dissertation chapter, ca. 20 pages)
· Names and contact information of two referees (including their e-mail addresses)
· The complete application should be submitted by 30 January 2020 and sent to email@example.com.
Successful candidates will be notified by April 2020.