St Hilda’s College Oxford intends to elect a full-time Stipendiary VH Galbraith Junior Research Fellow for a period of three years from 1 October 2020 (or as soon as possible thereafter). The person appointed will be expected to undertake advanced research in Medieval Studies and the Fellowship is open to those who will have completed a PhD/DPhil or who will be near completion at the time of taking up the post.
Applicants may be working on literature of any language in the area of Medieval Studies. The primary duty of the post is to carry out research; in addition to the potential supervision within the Department, the JRF will receive additional academic mentoring by a College Fellow (see http://www.st-hildas.ox.ac.uk/college/academic-staff).
The primary criterion for appointment to the Junior Research Fellowship will be research excellence.
The stipend will start at Grade 7, point 1, which is £32,817 per annum and is pensionable under the Universities Superannuation Scheme.
The Fellow will be provided with use of a shared office in College. Fellows are entitled to free meals, are members of the Senior Common Room, and may apply for research expenses (currently up to £1,800 per annum). They will also be eligible to apply for small project and event grants through the College’s Research Committee.
The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Friday 10 January 2020. Further details, including information on how to apply, may be downloaded from the College website at https://www.sthildas.ox.ac.uk/content/vacancies, or obtained from the Academic Registrar, St Hilda’s College, Oxford OX4 1DY (email@example.com).
Call for Papers –
Ideas in Motion:
Arabia in Late Antiquity
Organisers: Leiden University and King Faisal Centre for Research and Islamic Studies
Date: August 26-27, 2020
Location: Leiden, the Netherlands
The Leiden University Late Antique and Medieval Studies Initiative in conjunction with the King Faisal Centre for Research and Islamic Studies is hosting a two-day international conference on Ideas in Motion: Arabia in Late Antiquity. The conference will address key themes in religious, intellectual, and cultural history in Arabia in the period around 570-1000 AD. Central topics include:
· Transmission of ideas and texts
· Religious and philosophical doctrines and beliefs in Arabia
· Devotional piety and theology
· The Qurʾan, its history, and intellectual debates surrounding the text
· Early Islam and other religiosities and intellectual trends
· Holy men and holy places
· Apocalypticism and eschatology
We particularly welcome contributions from scholars working on the intersection between intellectual-cultural history and religious studies, and whose primary concern is the history of ideas and thought.
For consideration, please send a 300-word abstract in English to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 15, 2020. The language of the conference will be in English. Participants’ full travel and accommodation costs will be covered by the conference organisers.
Call for Papers – The 8th Annual Koç University Archaeology and History of Art Graduate Research Symposium
Performance: Actors, Objects, Spaces
Application Deadline: 31 December 2019, Tuesday
Koç University’s Department of Archaeology and History of Art (ARHA) is pleased to announce its 8th Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium, which will be held on 26 March 2020 at Koç University’s Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED), located in Beyoğlu, Istanbul.
The symposium titled Performance: Actors, Objects, Spaces aims to investigate various manifestations of artistic and cultural acts revolving around performance in order to discuss their enduring prevalence and trace their nuances in different spatial, temporal, social, and personal contexts. Outcomes of performances as employed in building identity, constructing gender, expressing self, and defining community will be analyzed. Our definition of performance is broad: it embraces the sacred and the secular, the social and the personal, and the spectacular and the quotidian. Moreover, performativity, or the interdependent relationship between words and actions, emerges as a topic of interest in this framework, owing to its reflections in the arts.
This symposium seeks to bring together a diverse range of perspectives and disciplines concerned with a span of subjects, areas and periods of research converging around the theme of performance in the arts and culture. Paper topics may include, but are not limited to:
- Depictions of performance
- Performance and space
- Performance, architecture, and urban planning
- State power, theatricality, ceremonies, and processions
- Imperial and military performances
- Sacred performances, rites, and rituals
- Performing identities
- Performing culture
- Performativity in arts
- Gender as performance
- Performing arts, theatre, dance, spectacles
- Performing music, musicians, musical instruments
- Memory and performance
- Documenting performances
- Staging and restaging performances
- Self-expression through performance
- Intangible cultural heritage and performance
- Performativity in museum studies
Students of archaeology, art history, history, cultural heritage, museum studies and related fields are invited to present research related to Anatolia and its neighboring regions, including the Mediterranean, Aegean, Black Sea, the Balkans, the Levant and the Ancient Near East, from the earliest prehistoric times through the Bronze and Iron Ages, the Classical, Byzantine and Ottoman periods, and into contemporary times.
All graduate students are encouraged to apply, including M.A. and Ph.D. students at any stage of their studies. The conference will be held in English, but we are open to accepting presentations and posters in both English and Turkish. Applicants should submit a 250-word abstract by 31 December 2019 to email@example.com. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by the middle of January. For other questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit arhags.ku.edu.tr and www.facebook.com/ARHAsymposium.