Application deadline: Nov 4, 2014
Postdoctoral Research Associates
The Department of Art History and Visual Studies is seeking to appoint two postdoctoral researchers for the research project “Promoting National and Imperial and Identities: Museums in Austria-Hungary 1864-1918,” funded by the Leverhulme Trust.
Based at the University of Birmingham, the researcher positions are full-time appointments for 3 years and are available from January 1, 2015.
The project consists of a comparative analysis of the politics of art and design museums and exhibitions across Austria-Hungary, examining case studies in Vienna, Graz, Budapest, Prague, Cracow, Brno and Zagreb.
As a comparative study, central importance will be given to analysis of source documents in a wide range of languages; consequently, the Department is seeking to appoint one researcher with a high level knowledge of Hungarian and another with a high level knowledge of Croat, Czech and/or Polish.
The researchers will be required to assist in the documentation, interpretation and analysis of primary visual and and textual sources, as well as working with partner museums in Austria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland. They will also be required to contribute as co-authors to the major research publications of the project.
Applicants will be expected to hold a PhD in the art history, cultural history or political history of Habsburg central Europe or in the field of museology.
For an informal discussion about the positions, and for more detail on the project, applicants are encouraged to contact the project co-ordinator Prof. Matthew Rampley (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Telephone: +44 (0)121 415 8344).
Within the framework of the project „Artist Mobility in Central and Eastern Europe 1500-1900“, founded by the DPWS (Deutsch-Polnische Wissenschaftsstiftung), the TU Berlin and the Jagiellonen University Krakow, 10 three-month research scholarships are offered.
The project aims to stimulate and expand the research on artists mobility in Central and Eastern Europe between 1500-1900. It serves the networking and exchange between young researchers and experts in this field.
The scholarship program is open to junior scholars in art history and related disciplines in the pre- and post-doctoral phase. Requirements are a degree (Master) and a research project with focus on artist mobility from 1500 to 1900 in Central and Eastern Europe. The applicants should submit a project outline, which includes both the overall concept of the dissertation or post- doctoral project (max. 1,000 words) and the justification for a research stay in Berlin (in terms of local archives and libraries) (max. 500 words). Welcome are projects that are in an initial or already more advanced stage. The scholarship in the amount of 1,200 Euros/month serves to cover the arrival and departure costs and accommodation in Berlin.
Important dates at a glance:
• Deadline for applications: June 30, 2014
• Acceptance / rejection notification: end of July 2014
• Duration of the scholarship: March 1, 2015 through May 31, 2015
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