Bourses doctorales – Universités de Bonn et de Cologne

Call for Applicants (PhD): 11 doctoral posts

Application guidelines
At the DFG Research Training Group 1878 of the Universities of Bonn and Cologne on the topic of ‘Archaeology of Pre-Modern Economies’, eleven doctoral posts are to be filled with effect from October 1st, 2016. The salary/fellowship will be according to the German salary classification group TV-L 13 (50%), for detailed information: salary calculator
The posts are limited to a 2-year period, with the option to continue for max. one year following a positive interim evaluation.

Objectives, issues
The aim of the RTG is to record economic systems and economic areas of premodern societies in terms of their structure, efficiency and dynamics (genesis, transformation processes through to a potential dissolution) as well as to analyse them in interaction with their respective physical geographical, political, societal, religious and cultural conditions. The investigations will be focussed along three lines of research, ‘Economic Networks’, ‘Settlement Centres and Their Environs’ and ‘Religious Institutions as Economic Units’.

Subjects
These subjects are involved: Ancient American Studies, Ancient History, Archaeology of the Roman Provinces, Byzantine Studies, Christian Archaeology, Classical Archaeology, Egyptology, Ethnology, Historic Geography, Islamic Archaeology, Pre- and Early History

Dissertation topics
Enquirers can develop their own project proposals within the framework of the outlined research programme.

Language
The RTG language is German. Language lessons can be taken free of charge if required. The dissertation may also be written in another language.

Location and supervison
The doctoral candidate (m/f) will be employed at either of the two universities and registered as a doctoral student. Generally he/she will be looked after by two fellow applicants. In Cologne the doctorate is awarded within the framework of the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities. The respective location will be jointly discussed and decided. Willingness to move to the Cologne/Bonn region is expected.

Study programme
The doctoral programme will be conducted within a structured study programme comprising weekly seminars, workshops or international meetings; participation is mandatory.

Support measures
In addition to the posts, resources for material and travel costs as well as for holding conferences are available. Both universities offer comprehensive further training measures. Doctoral candidates with children can obtain additional support.

Application requirements
Completed relevant university studies in line with the requirements for admission to doctoral studies at the participating universities.

Application documents
– Completed application form (s. below)
– CV (résumé)
– Copies of university diplomas and job references (if applicable)
– Digital version (PDF) plus summary (2 pages) of the Magister/Master thesis
– Outline of ideas (max. 5 pages) on the planned dissertation project
– Names and addresses of two university teachers who will be able, if necessary, to provide further information about the applicant

Application procedure
Applications in German or English should be sent in electronic form by 01.10.2016 to the RTG spokespeople, Prof. Dr. Martin Bentz and Prof. Dr. Michael Heinzelmann at the following e-mail address: ina.borkenstein@uni-koeln.de (subject: Bewerbung GRK 1878).

– Closing date for applications: May 31st, 2016
– Applicant interviews: anticipated July 7./8./9., 2016
– Notification of decision: beginning of August 2016
– Commencement of employment: October 1st, 2016

Applications from severely handicapped people are welcome. Severely handicapped people will be preferred where suitability is equal. Applications from women are explicitly welcome. Preferential consideration will be given to women where suitability, aptitude and expertise are equal, provided that no grounds predominate in the person of a co-applicant.

Information

http://www.wirtschaftsarchaeologie.de/en/call-for-applicants-2/

If you have any further questions please contact the two RTG spokespeople via e-mail.

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Bourses post-doctorales – Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices

Call for Applications

The Berlin-based FORUM TRANSREGIONALE STUDIEN invites scholars to apply for up to ten postdoctoral fellowships within the framework of the research program Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices. Kunstgeschichte und ästhetische Praktiken for the academic year 2016/2017.

Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices is a research and fellowship program which questions and transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries of art history in a transcultural, global horizon. By creating a space of dialogue for scholars from all continents and regions, it aims to discuss the potentials and contours of a plural history of art. It especially invites scholars from Islamic, Asian, African, Australian, European  art histories and those of the Americas to join the program, but also addresses neighboring disciplines such as Archaeology and other fields dealing with the history of visual cultures. Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices analyses the connectivity of larger historical spaces in a transregional perspective and investigates artistic and aesthetic practices and the history of artifacts in a comparative approach, experimenting with new methodologies and forms of collaborative research. The concept of Aesthetic Practices introduced by this program, is an invitation to study artifacts with their biographies as well as processes of transfer and transformation in a transcultural, postcolonial and global perspective. The program has no chronological or geographical constraints. It collaborates with the museums of Berlin, the Berlin universities, as well as other international and national academic partners, and aims at an intense interaction of art historical institutions. Its scholarly environment is designed to enable and encourage both fellows and the wider community to experiment and refine transregional approaches to the history of visual cultures and aesthetic practices.

For more detailed information about the program please visit www.arthistories.de

Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices is an initiative of the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence (KHI), Max-Planck-Institute  at the FORUM TRANSREGIONALE STUDIEN, Berlin. Art Histories is directed by Hannah Baader and Gerhard Wolf and cooperates with the program Connecting Art Histories in the Museum (Berlin State Museums/KHI Florenz).

Candidates

Applicants should have obtained their doctorate within the last seven years (before their application). We welcome applications from all continents and regions, with various disciplinary backgrounds, such as Art Histories, Archaeologies and all relevant neighboring fields dealing with artifacts, artistic production, and aesthetic practices relating to objects, images and architectures. Applicants should be interested to engage in reflexive and transdisciplinary research. Art Histories 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, conferences and a travelling seminar. In the overall context of the Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices program and the framework of the FORUM TRANSREGIONALE STUDIEN, the fellows will be part of a creative, intellectually stimulating and discursive environment.

Fellowships

The fellowhip starts on 1 October 2016 and ends on 31 July 2017. In particular cases, shorter fellowship terms may be considered. Postdoctoral fellows will receive a monthly stipend of € 2.500 plus supplements depending on their personal situation. Organizational support regarding visas, insurances, housing, etc. will be provided. Successful applicants become fellows of the program Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices at the FORUM TRANSREGIONALE STUDIEN and are expected to take up residence in Berlin.

Application Procedure

To apply, please send the following documents exclusively by e-mail as separate word or PDF files:

—            a curriculum vitae (in English)
—            a project description (no longer than five pages / in English)
—            a sample of scholarly work (about 20 pages of an article, conference paper, or dissertation chapter)
—            names of two referees (including their e-mail addresses)

The complete application should be submitted latest by 15 January 2016 and addressed to arthistories@trafo-berlin.de
Successful candidates will be notified by April 2016. Information about the current status of the evaluation process will be published on the website www.arthistories.de

Institutional Framework

Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The research program is integrated in the Berlin-based FORUM TRANSREGIONALE STUDIEN, a research platform that connects systematic and region-specific questions, addressing entanglements and interactions beyond national, cultural or regional frames. The FORUM works in tandem with established institutions and networks that are engaged in transregional studies and is supported by an association of directors of universities, research institutes and networks mostly based in Berlin. It supports three research programs: ZUKUNFTSPHILOLOGIE: Revisiting the Canons of Textual Scholarship, and EUROPE IN THE MIDDLE EAST—THE MIDDLE EAST IN EUROPE (EUME). The FORUM TRANSREGIONALE STUDIEN cooperates with the Max Weber Stiftung and is funded by a public-private partnership.

Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices collaborates closely with the following Berlin-based institutions:

—            Berlin State Museums, Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation
—            Freie Universität Berlin, Department for Art Histories
—            Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Department of Art and Visual History
—            ICI Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry

Contact

Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices
c/o Forum Transregionale Studien
Wallotstrasse 14 | 14193 Berlin | Germany
arthistories@trafo-berlin.de

Conférence internationale – New Research on Late Byzantine Goldsmiths’ Works (13th-15th Centuries)

New Research on Late Byzantine Goldsmiths’ Works (13th-15th Centuries)

The international conference will take place on 29 and 30 October 2015 in the Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum Mainz, Germany, and is organized by Dr Antje Bosselmann-Ruickbie, Johannes Gutenberg University, Institute for Art History and Musicology, Department for Christian Archaeology and Byzantine Art History (address: Georg Forster Building (Campus), Jakob-Welder-Weg 12, 55128 Mainz, Germany).

Research into late Byzantine goldsmiths‘ works is only at the beginning. This conference, the first of its kind on the subject, brings together acknowledged experts on the medieval art of the goldsmith. The period from the 13th to 15th centuries is especially rewarding for studying and discussing questions of cultural transfer and contact between Byzantium and its neighbours. Following the events of 1204, the influence of the Crusaders, among other things, becomes noticeable in Byzantine art. To mention but a few, the rise of the Seljuk Empire or the Christianization of the Balkans and Russia led to an extensive exchange and mutual influence in art, as well as trade. This was especially so in the 13th century, during which the Byzantine capital Constantinople was occupied by the so-called ‘Latins’ for about 60 years and is very revealing in this respect. For example, elements of Western heraldry in the shape of heraldic shields or lion rampants were taken up and elements of Islamic art were adapted. These complex processes have not been studied sufficiently and will be a focus of this conference. The papers will deal with questions of typology, style, ornaments, materials, techniques and functions, as well as dating and attribution of late Byzantine goldsmiths’ works, especially proposing new dating and interpretation.

Admission free, registration required. Please email bosselma@uni-mainz.de

Conference website:
http://www.blogs.uni-mainz.de/byzantinischegoldschmiedekunst/new-research-on-late-byzantine-goldsmiths-works-13th-15th-centuries/

Call for applicants (PhD) — Cologne

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At the newly established DFG Research Training Group 1878 of the Universities of Cologne and Bonn on the topic of “Archaeology of Pre-Modern Economies”, 4 doctoral posts (TV-L 13, 50%) are to be filled with effect from 1.4.2014 within the following fields of study:


– Ethnology / Social Anthropology (Cologne)
– Byzantine studies (history, culture, archaeology) (Cologne)
– Christian Archaeology (Bonn)
– Historical Geography (Bonn)

The posts are limited to a 2-year period, with the option to extend by one year following a positive interim evaluation.

Objectives, issues

The aim of the RTG is to record economic systems and economic areas of premodern societies in terms of their structure, efficiency and dynamics (genesis, transformation processes through to a potential dissolution) as well as to analyse them in interaction with their respective physical geographical, political, societal, religious and cultural conditions. The investigations will be focussed along three lines of research, ‘Economic Networks’, ‘Settlement Centres and Their Environs’ and ‘Religious Institutions as Economic Units’. More detailed information can be found in the research programme.

Subjects

These subjects are involved: Pre- and Early History, Egyptology, Classical Archaeology, Archaeology of the Roman Provinces, Christian Archaeology, Byzantine Studies, Ancient American Studies, Ancient History, Ethnology, Historical Geography. Applications are also possible from neighbouring disciplines, as long as support in Cologne/Bonn is assured.

Dissertation topics
Enquirers can either apply for the dissertation topics proposed here or develop their own project proposals within the framework of the outlined research programme.

Language

The RTG language is German. Language lessons can be taken free of charge if required. The dissertation may also be written in another language. 

Location and support The doctoral candidate (m/f) will be employed at either of the two universities and registered as a doctoral student. Generally he/she will be looked after by two fellow applicants. In Cologne the doctorate is awarded within the framework of the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities. The respective location will be jointly discussed and decided. Willingness to move to the Cologne/Bonn region is expected.

Study programme
The doctoral programme will be conducted within a structured study programme comprising weekly seminars, workshops or international meetings; participation is mandatory.

Support measures
In addition to the posts, resources for material and travel costs as well as for holding conferences are available. Both universities offer comprehensive further training measures. Doctoral candidates with children can obtain additional support.

Equality
Applications from severely handicapped people are welcome. Severely handicapped people will be preferred where suitability is equal. Applications from women are explicitly welcome. Preferential consideration will be given to women where suitability, aptitude and expertise are equal, provided that no grounds predominate in the person of a co-applicant.

Application requirements
Completed relevant university studies in line with the requirements for admission to doctoral studies at the participating universities.

Application documents
– Completed application form
– CV (résumé)
– Copies of references
– Digital version (PDF) plus summary (2 pages) of the Magister / Master dissertation
– Outline of ideas (max. 5 pages) on the planned dissertation project
– Names and addresses of two university teachers who will be able, if necessary, to provide further information about the applicant

Application procedure
– Closing date for applications: 15.1.2014
– Applicant interviews: anticipated during the week from 10 to 14.2.2014
– Notification of decision: anticipated mid-February.
Applications in German or English should be sent in electronic form by 15 January 2014 to the RTG spokespeople, Prof. Dr. Martin Bentz and Prof. Dr. Michael Heinzelmann at the following e-mail address: ina.borkenstein@uni-koeln.de(subject: Bewerbung Grako).