Fellowship | Reception of Antiquity, 1350–1900

Posted in fellowships, graduate students by Editor on May 5, 2023

From ArtHist.net:

Census Fellowship: Reception of Antiquity
Berlin, Rome, and London, 2023–24

Applications due by 31 May 2023

The Institut für Kunst- und Bildgeschichte, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History, and the Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, are pleased to announce a fellowship in Berlin, Rome, and London, offered at either the predoctoral or postdoctoral level. These fellowships grow out of the longstanding collaboration between the Humboldt, the Hertziana, and the Warburg in the research project Census of Antique Works of Art and Architecture Known in the Renaissance.

The fellowships extend the traditional chronological boundaries of the Census and are intended for research and intellectual exchange on topics related to the reception of antiquity in the visual arts between ca.1350 and ca. 1900. In the context of the fellowships, the topic of the reception of antiquity is also broadly conceived without geographical restriction. Proposals can optionally include a digital humanities perspective, engage with the database of the Census, or make use of the research materials of the Census project available in Berlin, Rome, and London.

The Humboldt, the Hertziana, and the Warburg co-fund a research grant of 6–9 months for students enrolled in a PhD program, or 4–6 months for candidates already in possession of a PhD Fellows can set their own schedule and choose how to divide their time between the three institutes, but they should plan to spend at least one month in residence at each of the three institutions. The stipend will be set at about 1500 EUR per month at the predoctoral level and about 2500 EUR per month at the postdoctoral level, plus a travel stipend. The fellowship does not provide housing.

Candidates can apply via the Hertziana recruitment platform by uploading the requested PDF documents in English, German, or Italian by 31 May 2023, with details of their proposed dates for the fellowship during the academic year 2023/24 (July 2023–July 2024).


Walpole Library Fellowships and Travel Grants for 2023–24

Posted in fellowships by Editor on April 29, 2023

From The Walpole Library:

The Lewis Walpole Library is delighted to announce the recipients of Fellowships and Travel Grants for the upcoming year 2023–24. This year we awarded twelve four-week Fellowships and nine two-week Travel Grants. The Fellowship year runs from 1 June 2023 until 31 May 2024. We look forward to welcoming these twenty-one researchers to Farmington and the Lewis Walpole Library community of scholars.


Zoe Beenstock (University of Haifa), Palestine as America and Ireland: Horace Walpole’s Levant Antiquarianism, Joseph Peter Spang III Fellowship
Tanya Caldwell (Georgia State University), Fashion, Friendship, and the First Lady of Sculpture: Anne Damer and the Imperial Mission
Jennifer Factor (Brandeis University), Intimate Play: Phillis Wheatley Peters and the Art of the Poem Game, ASECS-LWL Fellowship
Stephanie Howard-Smith (King’s College London), Collecting Dogs and Constructing ‘Dogmanity’: Horace Walpole, Wilmarth and Annie Lewis, and the Making of the More-than-Human Family
Nicole Emser Marcel (Temple University), Ordering, Reordering, and Disordering the Land: Visual and Material Strategies of Resistance and Repossession in Contemporary Caribbean Art, George B. Cooper Fellowship
Joanna Marschner (Historic Royal Palaces), Princess Augusta Saxe Gotha: Negotiating Monarchical Ambition and Celebrity in 18th-Century Britain
Allison Muri (University of Saskatchewan), Eliza Haywood’s Covent Garden
Eric Parisot (Flinders University), Inventing Suicide: Representation and Emotion in the Age of Sensibility
Nicola Parsons (University of Sydney), ‘This Heap of Tautology’: Iterative Character and Descriptive Erotics in Harris’s List of Covent Garden Ladies, 1760–1794, Charles. J. Cole Fellowship
Anna Roberts (Johns Hopkins University), Snuff and Snuffboxes in Britain, Ireland, and British North America, c. 1640–1830
Hillary Taylor (University of Cambridge), British Trade, Work, and Travel in Eastern Europe during the Long 18th Century, Roger W. Eddy Fellowship
Lilith Todd (Columbia University), Tending Another: The Rhetoric and Labor of Nursing in the Long 18th Century

Travel Grants

Richard Ansell (University of Leicester), Ann Scafe and Other British Servants in Late 18th-Century Continental Europe
Dominic Bate (Brown University), Pythagorean Visions: Picturing Harmony in British Art, 1719–1753
Gregory Brown (University of Nevada, Las Vegas), Inventing Enlightenment: The Social and Professional History of ´18th-Century Studies’ in the United States and Europe, 1930–1970
Alexander Clayton (University of Michigan), The Living Animal: Animating Nature in the Colonial Menagerie, 1750–1890
David Cowan (University of Cambridge), Horace Walpole, Thomas Gray, and William Mason: Whiggery and the Gothic at Cambridge University
Marie Ferron-Desautels (Concordia University), Women Amateurs Designing Caricatures in 18th-Century Britain
Marlis Schweitzer (York University), Decoding the Lecture on Heads: Performing Objects and Satire on the 18th-Century Stage
Jane Wessel (United States Naval Academy), Theatre and the Extra-Illustrated Book: Participatory Reading and Fandoms in 18th- and 19th-Century England
Jarred Wiehe (Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi), ‘Deformed the Belle and Beau’: Disability Aesthetics, William Hogarth, and the Optics of Deformity

Mellon Foundation Postdoc | Smarthistory

Posted in fellowships, graduate students by Editor on April 20, 2023

While Enfilade does not circulate regular job postings, postdoctoral fellowships are occasionally included. From Smarthistory:

Smarthistory, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow
Applications due by 26 May 2023

Smarthistory is seeking applications for an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow to develop public art history content. This is a one-year full-time position, beginning September 2023. Applicants will have a PhD in art history (within the last two years) as well as teaching experience. Applicants with diverse backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply.

The successful applicant will have a commitment to public scholarship and teaching. The successful candidate will be self-motivated and comfortable working remotely for a small organization. Ideally, the candidate will have some facility with content management systems, audio and video editing, or an interest in learning these tools. The candidate will work closely with Smarthistory founders and Executive Directors Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker on a range of activities including editing, producing, and publishing essays and video content for Smarthistory, working with contributors and content editors, seeking new contributors, reorganizing content as new material is added, and working to create consistency across the site. The candidate will contribute essays in their area of expertise.

The Fellow will receive professional development mentoring, periodic performance evaluations, and will be supported in developing professional relationships with academic contributors over the course of the year. This is a temporary full-time position with an annual salary of $55,000 (plus a generous health insurance option and a retirement match). The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow can work remotely.

Smarthistory is a not-for-proft organization dedicated to making engaging yet rigorous art history accessible to learners around the world for free. Learn more about the organization and our mission here. We encourage applications from those who contribute to our diversity. Use this form to apply.

Call for Fellowship Applications | Center for Netherlandish Art, 2023–24

Posted in fellowships by Editor on December 21, 2022

From CNA:

Center for Netherlandish Art Fellowships, 2023–24
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Applications due by 15 January 2023

The CNA’s call for 2023–24 academic year fellowship applications is now open. Apply for a fellowship through the MFA’s job portal here. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until 15 January 2023. Candidates are encouraged to apply early.

CNA fellowships provide opportunities for talented individuals at different stages of their careers—from recent MA graduates to emerging scholars at the postdoctoral level—to conduct independent research connected to the MFA’s collection of Netherlandish art. This may include preparation for submission of a PhD proposal, dissertation research and writing, and preparing a publication, among other research activities. To encourage creative thinking and new scholarship, the program is open to individuals in all professional and academic fields. Fellows are drawn from a highly competitive international application pool and receive a workspace in the CNA Library. Compensation includes a salary and travel allowance, as well as a generous benefits package.

Fellows are fully incorporated into the work of the MFA and may consult on projects related to their research. They also share their research through the CNA’s and MFA’s public programs and online platforms to benefit a range of audiences.

Fellowships | Tyson Scholars of American Art, 2023–24

Posted in fellowships, graduate students, opportunities by Editor on September 24, 2022

From Crystal Bridges:

Tyson Scholars Program: Fellowships of American Art
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, 2023–24

Applications due by 15 November 2022

The Tyson Scholars of American Art Program encourages and supports full-time, interdisciplinary scholarship that seeks to expand boundaries and traditional categories of investigation into American art and visual and material culture from the any time period. The program was established in 2012 through a $5 million commitment from the Tyson family and Tyson Foods, Inc. Since its inception, the Tyson Scholars Program has supported the work of 66 scholars, attracting academic professionals in a variety of disciplines nationally and internationally.

Crystal Bridges and the Tyson Scholars Program invites PhD candidates (or equivalent), post-doctoral researchers, and senior scholars from any field who are researching American art to apply. Scholars may be focused on architecture, craft, material culture, performance art, and new media. We also invite applications from scholars approaching US art transregionally and looking at the broader geographical context of the Americas, especially including Latinx and Indigenous art. Applications will be evaluated on the originality and quality of the proposed research project and its contribution to a more equitable and inclusive history of American art.

The Tyson Scholars Program looks for research projects that will intersect meaningfully with the museum’s collections, library resources, architecture, grounds, curatorial expertise, programs and exhibitions; and/or the University of Arkansas faculty broadly; and applicants should speak to why residence in Northwest Arkansas and the surrounding areas will advance their work. The applicant’s academic standing, scholarly qualifications, and experience will be considered, as it informs the ability of the applicant to complete the proposed project. Letters of support are strongest when they demonstrate the applicant’s excellence, promise, originality, track record, and productivity as a scholar, not when the letter contains a commentary on the project.

Crystal Bridges is dedicated to an equitable, inclusive, and diverse cohort of fellows. We seek applicants who bring a critical perspective and understanding of the experiences of groups historically underrepresented in American art, and welcome applications from qualified persons of color; who are Indigenous; with disabilities; who are LGBTQ+; first-generation college graduates; from low-income households; and who are veterans.

Fellowships are residential and support full-time writing and research for terms that range from six weeks to nine months. While in residence, Tyson Scholars have access to the art and library collections of Crystal Bridges as well as the library and archives at the University of Arkansas in nearby Fayetteville. Stipends vary depending on the duration of residency, position as senior scholar, post-doctoral scholar, or pre-doctoral scholar, and range from $17,000 to $34,000 per semester, plus provided housing. The residency includes $1,500 for relocation, and additional research funds upon application. Scholars are provided workspace in the curatorial wing of the Crystal Bridges Library. The workspace is an enclosed area shared with other Tyson Scholars. Scholars are provided with basic office supplies, desk space, an office chair, space on a bookshelf, and a locking cabinet with key for personal belongings and files. Housing is provided in a fully furnished, shared four-bedroom, four-bathroom apartment within walking distance of the museum. Each scholar will have their own bedroom and ensuite bathroom with shared living room and kitchen.

Applications for the 2023–24 academic year open 15 September 2022 and close 15 November 2022. Further information about the Tyson Scholars Program, application instructions, and application portal can be found here.


Paul Mellon Centre Rome Fellowship, 2022–23

Posted in fellowships by Editor on April 17, 2022

From the Paul Mellon Centre:

Paul Mellon Centre Rome Fellowship
The British School at Rome, three months between September 2022 and July 2023

Applications due by 29 April 2022

The Rome Fellowship offers one individual the opportunity to research in Rome for three months, whilst being hosted by the British School at Rome (BSR). Whilst based at the BSR the Fellow will have access to their have a specialist library with c. 110,000 volumes, their rich collection of maps and rare prints, as well as the photographic archive which includes prints and negatives of rare and unique collections.

The Fellowship provides residential accommodation and meals at the BSR, which hosts some 35 individuals at any one time, from academics and fine artists who have all won awards to spend an extended period in Rome. There is a big sense of community at the BSR with fellows and residents encouraged to take part in the vibrant life, from communal dining to events. A recent Rome Fellow said that his time in Rome was enhanced by the “the extraordinary intellectual, creative, and supporting environment of the BSR.”

To be eligible to apply for the Rome Fellowship you must be an individual who is working on a topic British-Italian art or architectural history and who requires dedicated time in Rome to visit collections, libraries, archives, or historic sites. The scope is relatively wide, please contact the Fellowships & Grants Manager with any questions regarding topic eligibility.

The individual needs to be able to take up the Fellowship for three months between September 2022 – July 2023 and applications are open to scholars, researchers, curators, archivists and GLAM professionals from any country but who must be willing to engage with the Italian language (lessons will be included if needed). Alongside receiving free accommodation and meals, there will be an honorarium awarded to the individual.

Applications are now open and will close at midnight on 29 April. References are due by Thursday, 5 May. The successful applicant will be notified by the end of May.

Fellowships | Ecology, Ephemeral Architecture, and Imperialism

Posted in fellowships by Editor on November 16, 2021

The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library underwent a major renovation between 2015 and 2017, carried out by the Architectural Resources Group. As noted at the ARG website, “Donated to the University of California in 1926 during its construction, the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library was one of the earliest locally designated historic landmarks for the City of Los Angeles and has also been listed on the California Register of Historic Places. ARG served as Prime Architect for a rehabilitation of the building, which included a seismic retrofit, accessibility and fire-safety upgrades, and a new entry pavilion.” The project earned a Preservation Design Award from the California Preservation Foundation in 2018. Photograph by Stephen Schafer, from the ARG website.

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As noted at ASECS:

The Forgotten Canopy: Ecology, Ephemeral Architecture, and Imperialism in the Caribbean, South American, and Transatlantic Worlds
Ahmanson-Getty Postdoctoral Fellowships, 2022–2023
Center for 17th- and 18th-Century Studies and William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA

Organized by Stella Nair and Paul Niell

Proposals due by 1 February 2022

The 2022–23 core conference program to be held by the Center for 17th– & 18th-Century Studies at UCLA’s William Andrews Clark Memorial Library will convene scholars around the topics of “Ecology,” “Ephemeral Architecture,” and “Imperialism” in the early modern (16th–19th- century) world. The circum-Caribbean is our starting point, specifically we use this term to refer to the deep connections between the peoples and places of the Caribbean and South America, along with parts of North America. Due to national politics, language barriers, and scholarly divisions that have their roots in the European colonization of the Americas, the long and complex history of exchange among these regions and peoples have been greatly understudied. In truth, this history of entanglement across water and land stretches back millennia, resulting in a rich and diverse built environment that is deeply tied to ecological change. This dynamic did not end with the invasion of 1492, but rather continued to expand and accelerate when people, plants, and empires came from across the Atlantic. Using ephemeral architecture—in particular the complex and exquisite creation of thatch roofs as the leading thread in these tapestries of exchange—this series of conferences highlights the profound ways in which environmental practices, botanical knowledge, technological development, architectural innovation, and creative expression were deeply tied across these distinct regions and peoples, and impacted by imperial actions. This conference series brings an unusually diverse number of disciplines together in order to unpack these complex dynamics, which challenge how we understand the built environment, the early modern Atlantic world, and the intersections between the local and the global.

Topic 1: Ecologies
4–5 November 2022

Topic 2: Ephemeral Architectures
10–11 February 2023

Topic 3: Imperialism
14–15 April 2023

The theme-based resident fellowship program, established with the support of the Ahmanson Foundation and the J. Paul Getty Trust, is designed to promote the participation of junior scholars in the Center’s yearlong core program. Awards are for three consecutive quarters in residence at the Clark. Scholars must have received their doctorates in the last six years (2016–2022), and their research should pertain to the announced theme. Fellows are expected to make a substantive contribution to the Center’s workshops and seminars. The deadline for fellowship applications for the 2022–2023 year is 1 February 2022. Further details and a link to our online application can be found at the Center’s website.

The Center for 17th- and 18th-Century Studies provides a forum for the discussion of central issues in the field of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century studies. It organizes academic programs, bringing together scholars from the region, the nation, and the world, with the goal of encouraging research from as early as the time of Lope de Vega and William Shakespeare to the defeat of Napoléon and the death of Lord Byron. Established in 1985, the Center also administers the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, located on a historic property in the West Adams neighborhood of Los Angeles. The Clark serves as the research laboratory for a distinguished array of fellows working either in early modern studies or the fin-de-siècle world of Oscar Wilde. The Center also offers a range of cultural programs, including chamber music concerts, theatrical performances, and lectures.

Student Funding | Research Related to Castletown House, County Kildare

Posted in fellowships, graduate students by Editor on August 16, 2021

From the application form:

Kevin B. Nowlan Castletown Bursary
Applications due by 13 November 2021

The Kevin B. Nowlan Castletown Bursary was established in 2017 in honour of the late Professor Nowlan, who chaired the Castletown Foundation for more than three decades. The scholarship, advertised biannually, aims to further research on the history, architecture, collections, and estate of Castletown House in County Kildare. Applicants must be registered students and engaged in research which focuses on or relates to Castletown. The award of €2,000 may be used for research-related expenses or University fees. The selection committee will be composed of members of the Castletown Foundation and one external specialist. The scholarship need not be awarded in any one year, and the decision of the assessors is final.

Applicants must complete this form and submit it by email to Professor Christine Casey, caseych@tcd.ie, and Dr. Alison FitzGerald, alison.fitzgerald@mu.ie, by 5pm, Friday, 13 November 2021, with the subject line ‘Kevin B. Nowlan Castletown Bursary’. A confidential reference supporting the application must arrive separately, before the closing date.

Tulane Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Africana Studies, 2021–22

Posted in fellowships by Editor on July 16, 2021

Tulane Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Africana Studies, 2021–22
Applications due by 26 July 2021

The Africana Studies Program at Tulane University is pleased to announce a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Africana Studies for AY2021–22 (with possible renewal through 2024). Applications will be accepted now through 26 July 2021. This Interfolio link contains a description of the position and mechanism to apply.

Tulane University invites applications for a one-year Africana Studies postdoctoral scholar for 2021–2022 (possible renewal through 2024). Centering the interdisciplinary and global study of Africa and its diasporas, Tulane’s vibrant Africana Studies Program is comprised of both joint and affiliate faculty drawn from across the university’s academic programs and departments. The Program has recently secured a major internal grant that, in addition to funding this post-doctoral fellowship, will also underwrite three new initiatives over the next three years.

In addition to contributing to and participating in the Black Studies intellectual community on campus and pursuing their own research agenda, the fellow will play a primary role in coordinating one of these new initiatives, “Black Studies Book Club,” with the guidance of Africana Studies Program faculty. Each semester, Black Studies Book Club will focus on a recently published text that has shifted the conversation in Africana Studies as a discipline. The author will be invited to Tulane to give a free and open public lecture in addition to facilitating a smaller, more intimate, ‘book club’ style conversation engineered to bring together some of the diverse constituencies of the program, including Tulane Africana Studies students and faculty as well as students and faculty from our high school and HBCU Black Studies Book Club partners.

Faculty in the Africana Studies Program will provide mentorship to the fellow via professional development advice, access to their own scholarly networks, and opportunities for the fellow to share and receive feedback about work-in-progress. The fellowship also includes a $2,500 research fund.

Given the inherently interdisciplinary nature of Africana Studies, we welcome applicants from any discipline whose primary research concerns center Africa and/or any part of its global diasporas. Tulane University is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action/persons with disabilities/veterans employer committed to excellence through diversity. Tulane will not discriminate against individuals with disabilities or veterans. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

Duties will include
• Participating in and contributing the Africana Studies scholarly community on campus
• Teaching one intro-level undergraduate course in Spring 2022 which will feature the Book Club text
• Providing support for the Fall 2021 Black Studies Book Club which will already have been organized
• Organizing and promoting the Black Studies Book Club (planning public lectures and book club meetings, coordinating with our high school and HBCU partners) for spring 2022 and starting the planning for fall 2022
• Engaging with Black Studies Book Club scholars and participants
• Working on their own scholarly research and writing

• Ph.D. in any discipline but with evidence of a research agenda that centers the concerns of Africa and/or any part of its global diasporas. Those with graduate level training specifically in African Studies, African American Studies, African Diaspora Studies, or Black Studies are especially encouraged to apply.
• Excellent writing and analytical skills; experience in writing for different purposes and a diversity of audiences, including but not limited to scholarly audiences
• Flexibility, nimbleness, and creativity, with the ability to work both collaboratively and independently
• Experience in project management and/or in organizing lectures and events
• Enthusiasm for working collaboratively with our high school and HBCU partners

Review of applications will begin July 12. Complete application must be received by July 26 to be considered. Applications must be submitted via Interfolio (https://apply.interfolio.com/90018) and include the following:
• Completed application form
• Cover letter
• Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
• Research Statement (no more than 750 words)
• Writing sample (no more than 8,000 words)
• List of six scholars you would consider inviting for the Black Studies Book Club, with a few sentences of explanation about each detailing how you think their recent publication(s) have informed conversations about Black Studies as a discipline
• Names and contact information for two references

Mary D. Sheriff Travel and Research Award

Posted in fellowships, graduate students by Editor on December 15, 2020

Mary D. Sheriff Travel and Research Award
Applications due by 15 February 2021

Supporting feminist topics in eighteenth-century art history and visual culture

Award Amount: $2000
Eligibility: Doctoral candidates, early career scholars, and contingent faculty who are current members of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS) and the Historians of Eighteenth-Century Art and Architecture (HECAA).
Submission Materials: A 750-word description of the proposed project, a CV, and a budget (as a PDF file or MS Word doc). Please send submissions to MarySheriffAward@gmail.com.

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