CFP: Technische Universität Berlin and Jagiellonen University Krakow: 10 short-term grants on "Artist Mobility in Central and Eastern Europe 1500-1900"

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 mobility of people, objects or ideas is without doubt one of the most important factors that have contributed to the shaping of art in Central and Eastern Europe over the centuries. Within the deliberately chosen long time span (from 1500 to 1900), the mobility of artists took different, period-specific forms. The methods of artistic education and their institutional framework often underwent transformation. In a comparable fashion, the attractiveness of the art metropoles was subject to change. In addition to the artists’ motives for migration (unemployment, persecution, or the desire for artistic development and career) the historical and regional specifics of the migration processes need to be taken into account.

The program includes a three-month research stay of 10 junior scholars in Berlin and three workshops in Krakow and Berlin. Here the scholars will have the opportunity to learn about the archives and libraries of Berlin and Krakow, to make important contacts and to present their research projects. Moreover, weekly meetings and workshops will create a framework for dealing with a variety of sources, to examine issues and establish the international exchange on research, methods and tools with experts in the field of cultural transfer from Germany, Poland and France, so that the scholars can see their individual projects in a wider methodological context. A planned collective publication will finally combine the research results and create the opportunity for junior scholars to present their findings to a wider audience.

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

Application documents:

• CV
• Proof of graduation
• Letter of motivation
• Project outline ( max. 1500 words)


• Technical University of Berlin, Institute for Art Research and Historical Urban Studies: Prof. Dr. Aleksandra Lipińska , Prof. Dr. Bénédicte Savoy ; Coordination: Stéphanie Baumewerd M. A.
• Jagiellonian University, Department of Art History: Dr. Marek Walczak

Stéphanie Baumewerd M.A.: +49 (0)30-314-23750

Applications (in a single file, max. size 5 MB) via mail to:

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