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Two-year postdoctoral position in Spatial Art History, Paris. Deadline: Jan 7, 2013

ARTL@S Postdoctoral Fellowship

“Spatial art history”
École normale supérieure, Paris,
Application deadline: Jan 7, 2013

September 1, 2013 to August 31, 2015
Yearly appointment: Euro 30.000

2 years, 38 hrs a week

The École normale supérieure (Paris), the LabEx TransferS, and ARTL@S
(a digital humanities project sponsored by the Agence Nationale pour la
Recherche) are pleased to announce a two-year postdoctoral position in
the field of Spatial Art History. The postdoctoral fellow will
participate in the activities of ARTL@S (www.artlas.ens.fr) while
developing an independent research project pertaining to related
questions in this field. Through his or her involvement within the
international and transdisciplinary ARTL@S team, the fellow will
acquire valuable experience, gain expertise, and develop his or her
academic network, thereby increasing potential career prospects within
the international academic community.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in art history or in a related
field (i.e. History, Geography, Sociology, etc…), received no earlier
than 2008, and will specialize in issues related to geography of art,
global art history, or cultural heritage in a transnational
perspective. He or she may work on any region or period between the
18th and the 21st centuries; however, preference will be given to
non-Western European and non-North-American projects, and/or world-art
historical or global art-historical projects. Candidates are invited to
propose research projects that can benefit from the tools ARTL@S has
developed (quantitative and serial analysis, databases, geographical
information systems (GIS), digital cartography). The right candidate
will also demonstrate a keen interest in digital humanities, especially
in databases and cartography.
While previous experience in these fields, along with web development
and GIS, is not a prerequisite, basic knowledge and a willingness to
acquire expertise in those areas is essential. The postdoctoral fellow
will indeed have to work with the ARTL@S’ database, GIS interface and
Likewise, fluency in French is not required, but some basic knowledge
and a commitment to learn French and become fluent while living in
Paris is. Intensive courses can be taken by the successful candidate at
École normale supérieure for free.

ARTL@S is a group of young scholars exploring questions about the
challenges of Global Art History with spatial and transnational
approach, and digital methods. We are part of Labex TransferS
(www.transfers.ens.fr ), a multi-departmental research group whose
members are fully engaged in original scholarship on cultural
circulations. ARTL@S and Labex Transfers are linked to the École
Normale Supérieure (www.ens.fr), a “grande école” with a long and
distinguished tradition of excellence in research and teaching.
ARTL@S’ goal is to produce a spatial history of literature and the
arts. Our research is based on a transnational geographic method and a
digital approach. We aim to enlarge the traditional understanding of
the history of art and of literature by adopting rigorous
transnational, serial, quantitative and cartographic procedures. This
international, interdisciplinary, and collective perspective tends to
contribute to a “Global Art History”, in a way that transcends the
traditional form of collected monographs on individual areas. ARTL@S
also endeavors to share, to compare and to enhance databases as well as
to process collective data with effective digital tools.

ARTL@S’ activities and publications are structured around five axes:
• A history of the geographies of art and literature in modern
metropolitan areas (particularly in Paris from the 19th through the
21st centuries), analyzing the location of various artistic activities,
their spatial evolutions, and their relationship to other specific
cartographies (social, economic, etc.)
• A history of artistic circulations since the beginning of the modern
• A history of translation (especially of literature and writings on
art) since the beginning of the modern era
• A transnational history of cultural heritage (18th-20th centuries)
• A history of the uses of cartography in art

For more information, consult our detailed website at: http://www.artlas.ens.fr
• Participate in the Academic committee the bi-monthly ARTL@S workshop
• Organize the activities for one of the project axes in close
cooperation with its coordinator
• Assist with the publication of the results on ARTL@S’ website
• Organize and supervise the publication of an issue of the semi-annual
ARTL@S Bulletin on a topic of his or her choice
• Collaborate on the organization of June 2015 conclusive conference,
both from a academic and a logistic point of view

Application Procedures
Completed applications are due on January 7th, 2013, for a preliminary
overview at the Selection Committee’s meeting.

Applicants are asked to submit:
• A cover letter, in English, in which the candidates express their
interest in ARTL@S and their expertise in the practice of a spatial
history of arts, Global art history, the history of international
artistic relationships and cultural exchanges, or in quantitative and
cartographic art history.
• An abstract of their doctoral dissertation (maximum two pages
• A project proposal in which they describe their research project
(maximum five pages double-spaced)
• A CV with a list of publications
• A writing sample
• The completed application form (see below)
• Two letters of recommendation.

Please send the material to:
“Artlas Postdoctoral Fellowship”
Béatrice Joyeux-Prunel, Associate Professor
Département d’Histoire et Théorie des Arts,
École Normale Supérieure,
45 rue d’Ulm, 75230, Paris cedex 05, France

Applicants must also send an electronic version of the application and
the related materials to: beatrice.joyeux-prunel@ens.fr and
michela.passini@ens.fr with “Artlas Postdoctoral Fellowship” in the
subject line.

• Download Postdoc Application Form here:
• Further information and background http://www.artlas.ens.fr;

The Committee will interview a few selected applicants, either in New
York during the second week of February (for candidates living in the
United States), or in Paris during the first week of March (for
candidates living in Europe), or via videoconference. Applicants
selected for these interviews will be notified before January 20, 2013.

Notification of final selection will occur in mid-March, 2013.

For further details, please email beatrice.joyeux-prunel@ens.fr
(Subject: Questions about Artlas postdoctoral fellowship).


Postdoctoral Art History Research Fellowship (New York). Deadline: Nov. 1, 2012

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship (New York)

Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
Application deadline: Nov 1, 2012

The Institute of Fine Arts, NYU announces a postdoctoral fellowship
supported by the A. W. Mellon Foundation for academic years 2013–2015.
The fellowship is held in conjunction with the IFA / Mellon Foundation
review of research and teaching in the fields of art history,
archaeology, and conservation. This fellowship will provide the
opportunity to pursue a research project while gaining teaching
experience at a graduate level and participating in a major research
initiative. The Fellow is expected to carry out research on a project
leading to a major publication, participate in meetings of relevant
working groups, and teach one graduate level course each year. In
addition to these responsibilities, in the second year the Fellow is to
organize a seminar, conference, or workshop stemming from their
research topic.

Applications must be received by November 1, 2012.

For information on qualifications, compensation, and application visit:

Research Fellow Program at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. Deadline: July 15, 2011

Please scroll down for English version.

Das Research-Fellow-Programm »Werkzeuge des Entwerfens« am IKKM – Internationales Kolleg für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar) schreibt zum 1. Oktober 2011

drei Postdoktoranden-Stipendien

von jeweils bis zu fünfzehn Monaten für Forscherinnen und Forscher aus, die ihre Promotion abgeschlossen haben oder kurz vor dem Abschluss stehen (Gutachten zur Dissertation müssen vorliegen). Thematisch einschlägige Bewerbungen aus allen geisteswissenschaftlichen Gebieten sind willkommen, besonders erwünscht sind Forschungsprojekte aus den Bereichen der Medien-, Kunst-, Architektur-, Technik- und Wissenschaftsgeschichte sowie der Philosophie.

Das Research-Fellow-Programm beschäftigt sich mit der Geschichte und Theorie des Entwerfens, insbesondere mit den Werkzeugen und Modi des entwerfenden Handelns, also jenen Verfahrensweisen, die im Gebrauch der Instrumente entwickelt werden. Es vertieft dabei einen der zentralen Forschungsschwerpunkte des IKKM: die Frage nach der Handlungsmacht nichtmenschlicher Agenten. Indem das Research-Fellow-Programm die Geschichte und Theorie des Entwerfens in den Blick nimmt, versucht es die Exteriorität des Gestaltens, Bildens und Denkens in methodischer wie thematischer Weise zuzuspitzen: Sowohl in Bezug auf den Begriff des Werkzeugs, der vom Standpunkt der neueren Kulturtechnik- und Wissenschaftsforschung aus einer kritischen Revision unterzogen werden soll, als auch in Bezug auf den Begriff des Entwerfens als einer Praxis, die den neuzeitlichen Künstler, Architekten, Ingenieur und Wissenschaftler kennzeichnet und begründet. Weitere Informationen sowie eine ausführliche Darstellung des Programms finden Sie unter www.ikkm-weimar.de <http://www.ikkm-weimar.de/&gt; .

Erwartet wird die Bereitschaft zur regelmäßigen Teilnahme an den Kolloquien und Veranstaltungen des Research-Fellow-Programms und des IKKM. Es wird vorausgesetzt, dass die Bewerberinnen und Bewerber ihre eigene Forschungsarbeit als auch die anderer in Englisch diskutieren können. Die Höhe der Stipendien orientiert sich an den Förderrichtlinien der DFG. Die Finanzierung erfolgt aus Mitteln des Landesprogramms ProExzellenz des Freistaats Thüringen.

Bewerbungen von Frauen sind besonders erwünscht. Die Bewerbungsunterlagen sollen einen Lebenslauf (incl. Bibliographie), einen Probetext (z.B. ein Kapitel der Dissertation oder ein Artikel) und ein Projektexposé (maximal 800 Wörter) enthalten, das ein historisches und/oder theoretisches Thema aus dem Forschungsfeld des Research-Fellow-Programms aufgreift. Für weitere Nachfragen wenden Sie sich bitte per E-Mail an Prof. Dr. Barbara Wittmann (barbara.wittmann@uni-weimar.de).

Elektronische Bewerbungen können bis zum 15. Juli 2011 per E-Mail an Frau Kristina Hellmann (kristina.hellmann@uni-weimar.de) adressiert werden. Schriftliche Bewerbungen richten Sie bitte an die

Bauhaus- Universität Weimar
Cranachstraße 47
99423 Weimar

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The Research Fellow Program »Tools of Drafting« at the IKKM – Internationales Kolleg für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar) announces

three postdoctoral fellowships

for up to 15 months, starting in October 2011. Applications are welcome from qualified candidates of all disciplinary backgrounds, particularly from media, art and architectural history, from philosophy, and from science and technology studies. Research proposals should relate to the program’s theme (see description below). Eligible candidates must hold a doctorate at the time the position begins and show evidence of scholarly promise in the form of publications and other achievements.

The Research Fellow Program is concerned with the history and theory of design processes. It focuses especially on its tools and techniques, which change through history. The program is closely related to one of the central research emphases of the IKKM: the question as to non-human agents’ capacity to act. In focusing on the history and theory of drafting, the Research Fellow Program attempts to intensify the exteriority of forming and thinking, both methodologically and thematically: First by dealing with the concept of the tool, subjecting it to a critical revision from the perspective of contemporary research on cultural techniques and science; and secondly, by regarding the concept of drafting as a practice that characterizes and grounds the modern artist, architect, engineer and scientist. For a more detailed description of the topics and aims of the Research Fellow Program see www.ikkm-weimar.de <http://www.ikkm-weimar.de/&gt; .

Scholars of all nationalities are welcome to apply. The IKKM is an international and interdisciplinary research institute. The colloquium language is English. It is expected that candidates are able to present their own work and discuss that of others fluently in that language. Fellows are expected to take part to the scholarly life of the Institute, to advance their own research project, and to actively contribute to the Research Fellow Program’s activities. The scholarship amounts are based on DFG funding guidelines. They will be financed by funds from the ProExcellence program of the Free State of Thuringia.

Women are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates are requested to submit a curriculum vitae (including a list of publications), a research prospectus (maximum 800 words), a sample text representative of the candidate’s work (such as a chapter of the doctoral dissertation or an article) no later than

July 15, 2011

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Cranachstraße 47
99423 Weimar

Electronic submission is also possible and should be addressed to Kristina Hellmann (kristina.hellmann@uni-weimar.de). For questions concerning the Research Fellow Program, please contact Professor Barbara Wittmann (barbara.wittmann@uni-weimar.de).