Vacature: Fellowship for three months, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin
The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin (Max Planck Research Group Art and Knowledge in Pre-Modern Europe; Director: Prof. Dr. Sven Dupré) in collaboration with the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Amsterdam (Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage programme; contact: drs. Suzanne Maarschalkerweerd, programme manager C&R) announces
One fellowship for three months
between January 1 and December 31, 2015.
The tenure of the fellowship is to be divided between the two institutes: the first and third months will be spent at the MPIWG, the second month at the UvA (“Ateliergebouw”). The fellow will be offered research facilities at both institutions.
Outstanding junior and senior scholars (including those on sabbatical leave from their home institutions) are invited to apply. Candidates should hold a doctorate or should be engaged with research in the history of science and technology, in the history of art and art technology, in conservation and restoration or in a related field at the time of application and show evidence of scholarly promise in the form of publications and other achievements.
Research proposals should address the history of knowledge and art and culture up to the eighteenth century, and may concern any geographical area within Europe, and any object of the visual and decorative arts. Projects related to ongoing projects, esp. ‘early modern materials and art technologies’ at the Max Planck Research Group Art and Knowledge in Pre-Modern Europe will receive preference. The proposal should make clear how the project would benefit from the resources and contribute to the research culture of the programme Conservation and Restoration of Cultural heritage from the University of Amsterdam. Visiting fellows are expected to take part in the scientific life of the Institute, to advance their own research project, and to actively contribute to the relevant project of the Max Planck Research Group Art and Knowledge in Pre-Modern Europe.
Candidates are requested to submit a curriculum vitae (including list of publications), a research proposal on a topic related to the project (750 words maximum), one sample of writing (i.e. article or book chapter), and names and addresses of two referees (including email) who have already been contacted by the applicant to assure their willingness to submit letters of recommendation if requested, by August 4, 2014. under: https://s-lotus.gwdg.de/mpg/mbwg/uvadupre_2014_04.nsf/application