Appel à candidature : « Connecting Art Histories in the Museum. The Mediterranean, Asia and Europe »

CAHiMFellowships within the program 'Connecting Art Histories in the Museum' (Berlin)

Berlin, Germany
Application deadline: Jan 15, 2014

Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max Planck Institut
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz


Call for Applications
Deadline for applications: 15 January 2014

The Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max Planck Institut (KHI Florenz) and the 
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin– Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz (SMB) are pleased to 
announce a call for applications for up to three doctoral or postdoctoral fellowships 
within the program 'Connecting Art Histories in the Museum. The Mediterranean, Asia and 
Europe', beginning approximately 1 April 2014.

The fellowship program, directed by Hannah Baader und Gerhard Wolf (KHI Florenz) together 
with Michael Eissenhauer andJörg Völlnagel (SMB), aims to strengthen the collaboration 
between museums and research institutes and to promote projects to be realized in close 
contact with the objects and collections of the SMB. The fellowships are open to 
scholars of art history (for example Asian, Byzantine, European and Islamic Arts) and 
related fields. We seek scholarswhose work has a broad horizon and whose interests focus
on the artistic and intercultural agency as well as the mobility of ideas, artists and 
artefacts within the framework and in relation to the program. This also includes
research projects dedicated to its historiographical and museographical dimension.

The fellowships will be located in the individual museums of the SMB. These are actually 
the Museum für Islamische Kunst (Museum of Islamic Art; Stefan Weber), the Museum für 
Asiatische Kunst (Museum of Asian Art; Klaas Ruitenbeek, Lilla Russell-Smith), and the 
Kunstbibliothek (Art Library and Collection of Photography; Moritz Wullen). At the same 
time the fellows will work as a research group, with joint seminars, workshops and 
conferences involving museum curators, international experts and scholars/fellows of the 
KHI Florenz and the 'Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices' program at the Forum 
Transregionale Studien, Berlin. Working languages are German and English.

Fellowships are for one year, with the possibility of an extension for a second year. 
The fellowship (including travel expenses) follows the rules of the Max Planck Society. 
A second fellowship year will be considered upon presentation of the researcher's first
 year results.

Applications in German or English language should include
- a detailed cv
- a research proposal (max. 5 pages)
- a list of publications and one substantial writing sample
- one letter of recommendation and the name of a second referee

Please send your electronic application as one pdf file (max. 2 MB) 
by 15 January 2014 to

The Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz is an equal opportunity 
employer and particularly encourages applications
from women and disabled persons.

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