Bard Graduate Center – Bard Graduate Center Research Fellowship

University of Hamburg – W2 Universitatsprofessur fur Kunstgeschichte des Mittelalters / W2 Professorship in Medieval Art History

University of British Columbia – Assistant Professor in the History of Chinese Art and Visual Culture

Amherst College – Assistant Professor in Contemporary Art


Lafayette College – Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies


New York University Abu Dhabi – Research Fellowships in the Humanities

Bourse de recherche doctorale de l’université d’Huddersfield /PhD Scholarships, University of Huddersfield

University of Huddersfield/ Henry Moore Institute Leeds/ The  Hepworth Wakefield

Application deadline: Oct 30, 2015

The School of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Huddersfield invites applications for doctoral studentship projects with the Henry Moore Institute Leeds and The Hepworth Wakefield.

These scholarships will support successful candidates to develop their research, whilst also providing opportunities to gain career-enhancing teaching experience and teaching-related skills. The School’s mission is to foster the next generation of creative researchers and boasts a  dynamic and interactive learning community that allows staff and students to nurture, develop and exploit their talents.

Funding information

The PhD Scholarships will cover full tuition fees (at UK/EU rate*), provide an annual stipend of £13,863 and the opportunity to apply for funding to support attendance at research-related conferences, training, workshops and public engagement events. Scholarships will be awarded through an open competition to applicants wishing to commence full-time PhD studies in January 2016 and will be renewable annually for up to 3 years, subject to satisfactory research progress and good citizenship. Successful researchers will be expected to contribute an  average of 6 hours per week to teaching and teaching-related activities.

You will have full access to state-of-the-art technical resources and will be guided through your research by our researchers that are experts in your field of study.

UK/EU tuition fees are £3,795 and International tuition fees are £12,000. International students will be required to use the stipend to meet the shortfall in tuition fees.

Students who are unable to complete their studies are required to refund the scholarship awarded.


The School will consider applications from promising candidates of  any nationality. Candidates should already hold a 1st Class Honours
Bachelor’s and Master’s degree (UK or UK equivalent).

For those whose first language is not English and/or if from a country where English is not the first language (as recognised by the UKBA), a language proficiency score of at least IELTS 6.0 (in all elements of the test) is required, unless the degree was taught in English and obtained in a majority English speaking country, e.g. UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand etc. as recognised by the UKBA.

Administrative contact and how to apply

The ideal applicant would normally be expected to pursue an academic career and be willing to disseminate research outcomes in high quality international academic journals and conferences, and to engage with policy through external grants applications. They will be positioned within one of the School’s Research Centres, to work amongst research active staff, in a supportive and collegiate environment.

Candidates are required to complete an online application form. Required information includes a brief application letter, research proposal, two academic reference letters, copies of degree certificates and transcripts and proof of English language proficiency (if English  is not your first language).

Submitted research proposals must demonstrate a strong understanding of the extant literature and clearly substantiate the potential for making a significant contribution in the field. Applicants may consider a wide variety of quantitative and/or qualitative methods making a strong case  of the appropriateness for the method(s) suggested in the proposal.  Particular attention will be paid to clarity of expression and also the  structure, coherence and flow of argument. The proposal is expected to be around 1000 words and to include a bibliography. Please note: we will not be able to consider your application if a research proposal is not submitted.

For more detailed information about research at our School, please

Further information can be obtained from Professor Angela Lee, Director of Research & Graduate Studies <>.

Please follow the link for further details:

Enquiries – Dr Alison Rowley –
Tel: +44(0)1484 473130

Deadline: End of October 2015, for a January 2016 start.

Bourses de recherche ARP/ARP-Fellowships

Stiftung Arp e.V., Berlin
Application deadline: Nov 30, 2015


Hans Arp (1886-1966) and Sophie Taeuber-Arp (1889-1943) are among the most remarkable artists of the twentieth century. They galvanized the movements of Dada and Surrealism, and influenced the development of concrete art and organic abstraction. Since 1977 the Stiftung Arp e.V. has overseen the greater part of both artists’ estates. It holds one of the most comprehensive collections of their work and manages most of their written and photographic archives. The Foundation also has an  extensive research library, which holds primary literature and catalogues of the work of Sophie Taeuber-Arp and Hans Arp as well as  many publications of their  broader artistic and cultural context.

In Fall 2015, the Stiftung Arp e.V. is awarding up to four research-
and archive-fellowships to both junior scholars as well as to established researchers and curators whose work addresses the work of Hans Arp and Sophie Taeuber Arp.

a) The archive and library fellowships are intended for junior  scholars as well as established researchers and curators whose research project or exhibition addresses the work of Hans Arp and Sophie Taeuber and who wish to research the collection, the archive and the library in person. Depending on the scope of the research project, fellowships will be awarded for the duration of 1 to 6 months. The monthly stipend ranges from 900 to 1,200 Euros and the amount is determined by the researcher’s qualifications.  Residency is required.

b) The research fellowships are intended for junior scholars (pre- and postdoctoral), whose research engages with the work of Hans Arp and/or Sophie Taeuber-Arp. The period of support is one year, with a monthly  stipend between 900 and 1,200 Euros, depending on the applicant’s qualifications. Residency is not required. However, the fellow is expected to consult the foundation’s collection and archive during the  fellowship period. As a prerequisite to the application, the research  project in question must be tied to a university or a research institution.

For the application for a research or archive fellowship please  submit  the following materials:
– CV
– Publication List
– Research Description and Plan: (3-5 pages)
– Summary of the project (max. 500 words)

Fellows will be selected by a committee of experts.

Please submit applications electronically to:

For further information and questions, please contact
Dr. Maike Steinkamp, Stiftung Arp e.V.
Tel.:  +49 (0) 3060967426

ARP Forschungsstipendien

Die Künstler Hans Arp (1886-1966) und Sophie Taeuber-Arp  (1889-1943) sind zwei der eindruckvollsten   Künstlerpersönlichkeiten des 20. Jahrhunderts. Sie haben Strömungen wie Dada und Surrealismus geprägt, die Entwicklung der abstrakt-konkreten Kunst und der organischen Plastik  maßgeblich vorangetrieben. Die Stiftung Hans Arp und Sophie Taeuber-Arp e.V. besitzt eine der umfangreichsten Sammlungen von Werken dieser beiden Künstler und verwaltet einen großen Teil des
schriftlichen und fotografischen Nachlasses. Sie ist in Besitz einer umfangreichen Forschungsbibliothek, die nicht nur viele Primärschriften und Kataloge zum Werk und Wirken von Hans Arp und Sophie Taeuber-Arp  enthält sondern zudem zahlreiche  Publikationen zu ihrem künstlerischen Umfeld und ihnen nahestehenden künstlerischen Strömungen umfasst.

Die Stiftung Hans Arp und Sophie Taeuber Arp e.V. schreibt 2015 zum zweiten Mal bis zu vier Forschungs- und Archivstipendien aus. Die Stipendien richten sich sowohl an Nachwuchswissenschaftler, als auch an etablierte Wissenschaftler und Kuratoren die sich mit dem künstlerischen Werk von Hans Arp und Sophie Taeuber-Arp und ihrem gesellschaftlich-künstlerischen Umfeld beschäftigen.

a.) Die Archiv- und Bibliotheksstipendien richten sich sowohl an
Nachwuchswissenschaftler als auch an etablierte Wissenschaftler und Kuratoren, die sich in einem Forschungs- oder  Ausstellungsprojekt mit dem Werk von Hans Arp und Sophie Taeuber beschäftigen und für ihre Recherchen die Sammlung, das Archiv und die Bibliothek vor Ort nutzen  wollen. Die Stipendien werden je nach Rechercheaufwand für einen  Zeitraum zwischen 1 und 6 Monaten mit einer monatlichen Unterstützung  zwischen 900,- und 1.200 Euro (je nach Qualifikation) vergeben. Es besteht Residenzpflicht.

b.) Die Forschungsstipendien richten sich an Nachwuchswissenschaftler/innen (Pre- und Postdoc), die sich in ihrer wissenschaftlichen Arbeit mit dem Werk von Hans Arp und/oder Sophie Taeuber-Arp beschäftigen. Die Förderung beläuft sich auf ein Jahr mit  einer monatlichen Unterstützung zwischen 900,-und 1.200 Euro (je nach Qualifikation). Es besteht keine Residenzpflicht. Es wird jedoch erwartet, dass der Stipendiat sich mit der Sammlung und dem Archiv des Vereins beschäftigt. Voraussetzung für die Bewerbung ist die Anbindung des Projekts an einer Universität oder einem Forschungsinstitut.

Für die Bewerbung um ein Forschungs- oder Archivstipendium reichen Sie bitte folgende Unterlagen ein:
– Lebenslauf
– Publikationsliste
– Projektskizze des geplanten Forschungsvorhabens (3-5 Seiten)
– Zusammenfassung des Projekts (500 Zeichen)
Die Auswahl der Stipendiaten wird von einer Fachkommission vorgenommen.

Ihre Bewerbung richten Sie bitte digital an:

Für weitere Auskünfte und Fragen wenden Sie sich bitte an:
Dr. Maike Steinkamp, Stiftung Arp e.V.
T.: +49 (0) 30 – 60967426

Appel à contribution/Call for papers : Negotiating Art: Dealers and Museums

London, The National Gallery, April 1 – 02, 2016
Deadline: Sep 18, 2015

Call for papers
Negotiating Art: Dealers and Museums

IMMINENT DEADLINE for submissions: 18 September 2015!
Financial assistance with travel may be available!

This two-day conference on the relations between art dealers and museums, organised by the National Gallery in collaboration with the University of Manchester and the University of Liverpool, will be held  at the National Gallery, London.

This joint conference, which has its origins in the acquisition of the Thos. Agnew & Sons archive by the National Gallery, aims to explore the relationship between art dealers and museums, in the UK and worldwide, and across a wide chronological period. Although there will be a focus on the London and British art market in the late 19th century, we wish to include papers that span the period 1855-2015 and across a range of geographical areas, in order to establish connections and assess contrasts between places and periods.

Many fundamental topics are implicated by the subject of this conference. For example, the relationship between consumption and culture; the creation, separation and ethical remits of professional specialisms; the nature and role of art institutions; and the multifaceted – and conflicting – roles of art collecting. We have singled out four key themes, which we envisage will comprise discrete conference sessions, and we invite paper proposals that engage with some aspect of them:

– Mechanics of the relationship: How did the relationships between dealers and art museums work? Were these business relationships, advisory roles, or both? Which sources can we use to establish such relationships? Can quantitative evidence like pricing be used to illuminate these relationships further? Can any shifts in these dynamics be identified or measured over a geographical or chronological range?

– Biographies: Who were/are the main dealers associated with art museums? Can the personal and institutional biographies of specific dealers, agents, curators and other associated players assist in the reconstruction of the dealer-museum relationship, either in the historical or contemporary domains?

– Collaboration and conflict: How close was/is the relationship between various dealers and art museums? To what extent can these relationships be construed as successful or otherwise? Are there examples of conflict, such as failed deals, arguments over pricing or the breakdown of relationships? How were successful cases, such as acquisitions mediated by dealers, negotiated? What happens when dealers are in competition with each other? And what happens when museums are in competition with each other?

– Works: How can case studies of single artworks or groups of pieces help us to understand better the model of dealer-museum interaction? How do the previous histories of works, their provenance, and the manner of their acquisition (e.g. private treaty or auction sale) affect their afterlife in the museum?

How to submit

Papers should be a maximum of 20 minutes in length, and preference will be given to proposals which stimulate dialogue and engage with broader topics. Please send enquiries and proposals of no more than 300 words, indicating which session your paper relates to, by 18 September 2015, to (marked for the attention of Alan Crookham).

Papers will be selected by 18 October 2015. Some financial assistance with travel expenses for speakers may be available.

Appel à contribution : Museum global? Multiple Perspectives on Art, 1904–1950

Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, January 21 – 22, 2016
Deadline: Sep 27, 2015

Museum global? Multiple Perspectives on Art, 1904–1950

[Deutsche Fassung unten]

Currently, profound societal upheavals require a repositioning of the concept of « Modern Art. » As a museum, the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen is responding to the effects of globalization and digitalization by devoting itself to the pressing theme of « globalism » and the challenges associated with it.

With the project « museum global? » (2015–2017), the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen interrogates the grand narratives of Western modernism and its underlying canon. Through a research project conferences followed by exhibitions, and with a point of departure in our own collection, strongly grounded in the epoch of classical modernism, and hence in the art of Europe and North America, « museum global? » focuses on the period between 1904 and 1950. The oldest works in the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen date from the early 20th century. A historical prelude is supplied by Henri Matisse’s small format painting Le goûter (Le golfe de Saint-Tropez) (1904). The collection’s core is formed by an ensemble of works by Paul Klee, an artist who was defamed as « degenerate » by the National Socialists and dismissed in 1933 from his teaching position at the Düsseldorf Art Academy. In 1961, the acquisition of the Klee collection by the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia, a move intended as a kind of political atonement, led to the museum’s foundation as a public institution.

The aim of the research project « museum global? » is from a contemporary perspective a critical interrogation of our own collection and the re-illumination of its history with reference to the period from 1904 to 1950. In search of diverse voices and for other narratives of modernity exemplary artworks from non-European regions become evident and will be analyzed, along with their contexts of production, with the intention of contributing to a revision of earlier perspectives.
Special attention is devoted to the continuous transformation and
development of the use of language and of terms such as « international, » « global, » « universal, » « cosmopolitan, » and « worldwide, » and of « classical modernism,” “rural modernism, » « local modernism, » or “Tropical modernism” and their changing meanings. The project will culminate in autumn of 2017 in a concluding exhibition that will simultaneously present the collection from a newly-won perspective while showcasing exemplary positions and phenomena from the focus period of 1904–1950.

A preparatory, academic conference will be held on January 21–22, 2016 at the Kunstsammlung (in German and English with simultaneous translation). This event is designed to bring together scholars who concentrate on regional phenomena and artistic and intellectual tendencies that are situated beyond, parallel, or in opposition to the so-called « modern » art scene in central Europe and North America. The introductory panel will be devoted to a revision of the modernist canon and its historiography. The main emphasis of the conference will be selected case studies that exemplify international exchanges via artists and artworks during the above-named time period.

We are hereby issuing an invitation to potential participants to give
30 minute talks based on research related to the following aspects:

– Questioning the narrative of modernist art history, in particular of
Paris as a center of artistic activity during the first half of the  20th century;
– attempts to open up perspectives onto contemporanean artistic   phenomena worldwide;
– examinations of hitherto little-discussed artistic practices and local
art historiography worldwide;
– considerations of local artists and artist’s groups situated beyond
the art scenes of Europe and North America;
– transcontinental artistic networks and collaborations;
– influential intellectual tendencies, ideas, discoveries, concepts,
and   fashions that interconnect different regions;
– art world protagonists and intermediators that have shaped dialogue and networks worldwide, thereby mediating between cultures and  regions;
– current theoretical positions that, aware of the results of  postcolonial studies, reflect critically on concepts such as  « exoticism, » « primitivism, » or « Orientalism »;
– considerations of the relevant political, societal, and historical   conditions, including specific historical examples, i.e. concerning   mobility and travel of artists during the period as well as of trade   routes and the circumstances of exile;
– interdisciplinary examinations of intersections between the visual
and applied arts, literature/poetry, music, theater, dance, photography,  and film.

Please submit abstracts of your contribution (300–500 words, in German or English) and a brief biography by September 27, 2015 to Travel costs for lecturers will be
covered by the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen. Honoraria will be offered as well.

Given the large number of thematic foci for the period, for which research efforts have barely begun in the global context, this conference attempts explicitly to stimulate exchanges between scholars. For this purpose, and on our initiative, the research interest « global modern art museum » has been set up at, and will hopefully serve as a common platform.

Please signal your interest in conference participation at Starting in October of 2015, you will receive information concerning the conference program.

This research project of the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen – in whose framework the conference is being organized – is sponsored by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes/German Federal Cultural Foundation.

museum global? Multiple Perspektiven auf Kunst, 1904–1950

Starke Umbrüche verlangen eine Neupositionierung des Konzepts „Kunst der Moderne“. Die Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen reagiert als Museum auf die Auswirkungen von Globalisierung und Digitalisierung und widmet sich dem aktuellen Thema des „Globalen“ und den damit verbundenen Herausforderungen.

Mit dem Projekt „museum global?“ (2015–2017) hinterfragt die Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen die großen Erzählungen der westlichen Moderne und den zugrundeliegenden Kanon. Ausgehend von der eigenen Sammlung, die in besonders starkem Maße auf der Epoche der Klassischen Moderne und somit auf der Kunst Europas und Nordamerikas basiert, wird sich „museum global?“ in Forschungen, Ausstellungen und Konferenzen auf den Zeitraum 1904 bis 1950 konzentrieren. Aus dem frühen 20.
Jahrhundert stammen die ältesten Werke in der Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen. Den historischen Auftakt macht das kleinformatige Gemälde Le goûter (Le golfe de Saint-Tropez) (1904) von Henri Matisse.
Den Grundstock der Sammlung bildet ein Konvolut von Werken des von den Nationalsozialisten als entartet diffamierten und 1933 aus der Düsseldorfer Kunstakademie entlassenen Künstlers Paul Klee. Der Erwerb der Klee-Sammlung durch das Land Nordrhein-Westfalen, durchaus als politische Wiedergutmachung intendiert, führte 1961 zur Gründung des Museums als öffentliche Institution.

Das Forschungsprojekt „museum global?“ zielt darauf ab, die eigene Sammlung und ihre Geschichte aus heutiger Perspektive kritisch zu hinterfragen und im Hinblick auf den Zeitraum 1904–1950 neu zu beleuchten. Auf der Suche nach Vielstimmigkeit und anderen Erzählungen der Moderne treten Beispiele für die Kunst außereuropäischer Regionen und deren Kontexte in den Fokus, um dazu beizutragen, die bisherige Sicht zu korrigieren. Besondere Aufmerksamkeit wird hierbei auf die kontinuierliche Veränderung und Entwicklung von Sprache und Begriffen, wie „international“, „global“, „universal“, „kosmopolitisch“ oder „weltweit“, „klassische Moderne“, „rurale Moderne“, „lokale Moderne“ oder „Tropical modernism” sowie auf deren Bedeutung gelegt. Das Projekt mündet im Herbst 2017 in eine abschließende Ausstellung, die sowohl die Sammlung aus einer neu gewonnenen Perspektive als auch charakteristische Positionen und Phänomene aus dem genannten Zeitraum 1904–1950 präsentieren wird.

Eine vorbereitende, wissenschaftliche Konferenz wird am 21./22. Januar 2016 in den Räumen der Kunstsammlung stattfinden (in deutscher und englischer Sprache, mit Simultanübersetzung). Sie soll dazu dienen, Wissenschaftler zusammenzubringen, die sich weltweit auf regional verortete Phänomene und auf Künstler oder Geistesströmungen jenseits, parallel oder in Gegenreaktion zu den sogenannten „modernen“ Kunstszenen in Mitteleuropa und Nordamerika konzentrieren. Das einführende Panel ist der Revision des Moderne-Kanons und der Kunstgeschichtsschreibung gewidmet. Im Fokus der Konferenz steht durch ausgewählte Fallbeispiele der Austausch über internationale Künstler und Kunstwerke aus dem genannten Zeitraum.

Deshalb laden wir zu 30-minütigen Beiträgen ein, die auf Forschungsergebnissen zu folgenden Aspekten basieren:
– Hinterfragen der Erzählung der modernen Kunstgeschichte, insbesondere von Paris als Zentrum des Kunstgeschehens in der ersten Hälfte des 20.  Jahrhunderts
– Öffnen des Blickes für weltweit zeitgleich stattfindende künstlerische  Erscheinungen
– Bislang wenig diskutierte künstlerische Praktiken und weltweit lokale  Kunstgeschichtsschreibungen
– Lokale Künstler oder Künstlergruppierungen, jenseits der Kunstszenen  in Europa und Nordamerika
– Kontinent übergreifende Künstlervernetzungen und -kooperationen
– Prägende, Regionen übergreifende Geistesströmungen, Ideen und  Erfindungen, Konzepte oder Modeerscheinungen
– Akteure der Kunstwelt und Intermediatoren, die weltweite Dialoge und  Netzwerke bildeten und so zwischen den Kulturen und Regionen  vermittelten
– Aktuelle theoretische Positionen, die sich den Ergebnissen der  Postkolonialen Studien bewusst aus heutiger Perspektive widmen und  kritisch über Begriffe wie „Exotismus », „Primitivismus » und  „Orientalismus » reflektieren
– Berücksichtigung der jeweiligen politischen, gesellschaftlichen und
historischen Umstände, konkrete historische Beispiele z.B. über die
damalige Mobilität der Künstler und Umstände der Reisen,   Handelsrouten, Exil
– Interdisziplinäre Schnittstellen zwischen bildender und angewandter Kunst, Literatur/Poesie, Musik, Theater, Tanz, Fotografie und Film.

Bitte reichen Sie eine Kurzfassung Ihres Beitrag (300–500 Wörter in deutscher oder englischer Sprache) und eine kurze Biografie bis zum 27. September 2015 über ein. Die Reisekosten der Vortragenden können durch die Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen übernommen werden. Ein Honorar wird ebenfalls gezahlt.

Das Forschungsprojekt der Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, in dessen Rahmen die Konferenz veranstaltet wird, wird von der Kulturstiftung des Bundes gefördert.

Grabbeplatz 5 – D-40213 Düsseldorf
Tel. (+49) (0)211-8381-142 – Fax (+49) (0)211-8381-201

Morphomata Fellowships 2016/17, Cologne

University of Cologne
Application deadline: Nov 2, 2015

Morphomata Fellowship Program 2016/17

The Morphomata Center for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Cologne is pleased to invite applications for fellowships for the academic year 2016/17. The fellowships are awarded to scholars working within the Humanities (“Geisteswissenschaften”), in the field of biography/life writing and portraiture/life imaging. Morphomata especially invites projects from international scholars, with a cross-cultural approach, and which go beyond conventional biographical accounts. Fellowships are granted for a period of 3 to 9 months. Fellows must be in residence in Cologne during the fellowship period. The latter must include the months of October through February and/or April through July.

The Center

Morphomata is a member of the “Käte Hamburger Kollegs”, a collective of Centers for Advanced Studies in the humanities, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The Center’s Fellows are part of a community of scholars that explores manifestations of knowledge production in texts and material artifacts in cross-cultural and interdisciplinary perspectives. Case studies are at the core of the Center’s research.

The Fellowships

Fellows will be provided with office space including work facilities and will participate in the academic life of both the Center and the University of Cologne. Detailed information on financial, contractual, and logistical matters can be found at:


To be eligible for a Morphomata Fellowship, the candidate must have the status of at least assistant professor (or equivalent) and a strong research record in biography/life writing and/or portraiture. Scholars with particular interest in the theory of the formation, dynamics, and mediality of cultural figurations are also invited to apply. Fellows are required to participate actively in the interdisciplinary and intercultural life of the Center and the University of Cologne. Morphomata Fellows are expected to participate in weekly events at the Center.


Applicants are required to provide the following documents:
– a cover letter of one or two pages that indicates the preferred time slot for the fellowship
– a curriculum vitae
– a list of publications
– a title and a proposal for a research project (maximum 2000 words) related to the abovementioned topics
– a summary of maximum 200 words that clearly indicates to readers from other disciplines where the special significance of the project lies
– applications in German must be supplemented with an English title and

Applications should be submitted to:
The deadline for applications is November 2nd 2015.

Selection Process

The criteria for the selection process are based on the academic qualifications of the applicants and the originality of their research aims. The selection will be made by the advisory board during its meeting in January/February 2016.

If you have any further questions, please contact:

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