Appel à candidature : « Postdoctoral Fellowships, Art Histories and Aesthetic » (Berlin, 2015-2006)

imgresPostdoctoral Fellowships, Art Histories and Aesthetic

Practices, Berlin

Application deadline: Jan 12, 2015

Call for Applications  Berlin, 01.10.2015 – 31.07.2016

Closing Date: 12.01.2015  ART HISTORIES AND AESTHETIC PRACTICES. Kunstgeschichte und ästhetische  Praktiken

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 2015/2016.  Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices is a research and fellowship  program which questions and transcends traditional disciplinary  boundariesof 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

Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices is an initiative of the  KunsthistorischesInstitut 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 2015 and ends on 31 July 2016. 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 12 January 2015 and addressed to:

Successful candidates will be notified by the end of February 2015.  Information about the current status of the evaluation process will be  published on the website

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. The Forum applied for new funds  from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research for the  years 2015 and 2016.  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

—   CI Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry

Contact Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices c/o Forum TransregionaleStudien Wallotstrasse 14 | 14193 Berlin | Germany

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