Sunday, October 21, 2018

International Postdoctoral Fellowship @ Princeton

**This is a fantastic, well-resourced, opportunity for postdoctoral scholars in the humanities and social sciences. --Chika
Princeton University is pleased to announce the call for applications to the Fung Global Fellows Program at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) for the 2019-20 academic year. Each year the program selects six scholars from around the world to be in residence at Princeton for an academic year and to engage in research and discussion around a common theme. This year, six fellowships will be awarded: up to two senior scholars, four early-career scholars and one postdoctoral scholar.  Fellowships are awarded to scholars employed outside the United States who are expected to return to their positions, and who have demonstrated outstanding scholarly achievement and exhibit unusual intellectual promise. During the academic year 2019-20, the topic will be “Thinking Globally.” We invite applications from scholars whose work addresses this topic in any historical period or world region and from any disciplinary background.

Applications for the Early Career and Senior Scholar fellowships are due on November 20, 2018; Postdoctoral applications are due November 9, 2018. Learn more about the topic, eligibility requirements and the application process here.

Monday, October 15, 2018

El Anatsui at the Carnegie International 2018

Image courtesy of El Anatsui and Dee Briggs

Carnegie Museum of Art. Courtesy

Leading contemporary artist El Anatsui has just completed his latest outdoor sculpture--installed on the facade of the Carnegie Museum of Art as part of this year's Carnegie International, one of the few major, international annual exhibitions hosted in the United States. At 10 x 54 meters, this tremendous work, unprecedented in its ambition and deployment of unusual material (here aluminum printing plates from local publishers, mirrors and bottle caps), this is the work of a master at the top of his game; an artist who, come to think of it, has all but reached what one might call a state of artistic grace, a place only a few artists across generations and cultures ever get to. 
But guess what? Imagine then what he is up to in Munich where he is in the process of confronting a space twice as massive as the Carnegie Museum. Fingers crossed. Come March 2018!

Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art

Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art

The American Council of Learned Societies invites applications for fellowships to support research and/or writing by early career scholars, made possible by the generous support of the Getty Foundation. These fellowships provide an academic year of support for scholars from around the world for a project that will make a substantial and original contribution to the understanding of art and its history. In the 2018-19 competition, ACLS will award 10 fellowships, each with a stipend of $60,000 plus up to $5,000 for research and travel costs. Awards also will include a one-week residence at the Getty Research Institute following the fellowship period.

  • Applications are welcome from scholars worldwide without restriction as to citizenship, country of residency, location of proposed work, or employment. 
  • Applicants must have a PhD that was conferred between September 1, 2013, and December 31, 2017. 
  • Applicants who earned their PhDs in and/or are currently employed in any humanistic field may apply, so long as they demonstrate that their research draws substantially on the materials, methods, and/or findings of art history. 
  • Applications must be completed in English by the applicant.
Deadline: October 24, 2018, 9 pm EDT 

More information on Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art is available at Applications must be submitted through the online system at @acls1919