Appel à candidature : Chaire Pilkington en histoire de l’art à l’Université de Manchester

We are seeking to appoint a leading art historian to this prestigious Chair. You will have an outstanding research and publication record and will be expected to make a distinctive contribution to AHVS’s innovative teaching and thriving research (ranked fourth nationally in RAE 2008), as well as provide intellectual leadership for the subject area and more broadly.  Your area of expertise may be in any area of art history.

The Pilkington Chair is one of the most prestigious chairs in History of Art in the country. Originally endowed in 1956 by two sisters, Margaret and Dorothy Pilkington, scions of a glass manufacturer, it has been a beacon for the study of art history at Manchester for nearly fifty years. In the recent past, the Chair was held by Professor Amelia Jones, a prolific scholar of feminist art history, body art and performance. Her predecessor, Professor Marcia Pointon, anexpert in eighteenth-century British art and material culture, was a prominent figure in the UK’s Association of Art Historians and a driving force behind the new art history which emerged in the 1980s. The next Pilkington Chair we hope will be similarly influential in shaping the future direction of art history.

The Chair is in any area of history of art and is available from 1 September 2012 or as soon as possible thereafter. This is a key appointment for the research culture of the Arts and Humanities at Manchester as well as in the national standing of AHVS. The person appointed will need to be energetic and highly motivated and able to provide academic leadership.

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor David Lomas.


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