Shutting down the blog for now

I haven’t posted here in quite some time, and the UVa grad students agree that email is an easier notification method for the time being. So I’ll be shutting this page down shortly. Best wishes to everyone!



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UC Irvine Asst. Prof. in Medieval Art

The Department of Art History and the Graduate Program in Visual Studies at the University of California, Irvine seek an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) to teach medieval art and architecture beginning 1 July 2013. Scholars of western medieval art, Byzantium, and the wider Mediterranean are all encouraged to apply.

Please apply online at and submit an application letter, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and three letters of reference. Deadline: 15 March 2013.

UCI is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women and minorities.


Contact: Medieval Search

2000 Humanities Gateway

University of California, Irvine

Irvine, CA 92697-2785

(949) 824-6635

Primary Category: Art and Art History
Secondary Categories: Humanities
Posting Date: 02/14/2013
Closing Date 03/15/2013
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Stony Brook adjunct position

Stony Brook will be looking for a recent PhD (not ABD) who would be an adjunct part-time lecturer available to replace Prof. James Rubin for one lecture course that goes from Neoclassicism through Romanticism. (It’s called Art in the Age of Revolution.) It usually enrolls about 25 students. There is a train (Long Island Railroad) that runs at 19th c. speeds (appropriately?) from Penn Station to the campus. C.V.’s and cover letters can be sent directly to Jim Rubin

James H. Rubin
Professor of Art History
Department of Art
State University of New York
Stony Brook, NY 11794
voice: 631-632-7250
fax: 631-632-7261

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Worcester College, Oxford – two year residential Fellowship in the study of Renaissance or Baroque architectural history

From: Christy Anderson <>
Date: Feb 11, 2013
Subject: STIP: Scott Opler Fellowship (Oxford)

Worcester College, Oxford University, October 1, 2013 – September 1,
Application deadline: Feb 28, 2013

Worcester College, Oxford is pleased to be able to offer a two year
residential Fellowship in the study of Renaissance or Baroque
architectural history through the generosity of the Scott Opler

Applications are invited from scholars of any nationality and academic
affiliation in the final year of their dissertation or within the first
four years after the completion of their Ph.D., D.Phil. or comparable

Topics may include any area or aspect of European architectural history
during the Renaissance or Baroque era including urbanism, landscape and
garden history, drawing and design method, theory and publication,
architectural representation, as well as studies of architecture and
related disciplines.

The Opler Research Fellow will receive a stipend of £26,004 per annum
(revised annually) and will have access to certain travel, research and
publication funds.  The Fellow is entitled to free accommodation and,
when the kitchens are open, to free meals in the College as a member of
the Senior Common Room.

It is expected that the Fellow may need to travel for the purposes of
research but he or she will be based in Oxford for the duration of the

Applications must be received by Thursday 28th February and should
include an official Application Form, a statement of the proposed
research programme, and a current curriculum vitae.  Applicants must
also arrange for two confidential letters of recommendation to be sent
direct to the College by the same date.  Applications and references
may be sent by e-mail as PDF documents.  Interviews for a final group
of candidates will be scheduled in late April/early May 2013.

Further particulars and an application form may be obtained from: or from the  Provost’s Secretary, Worcester
College, Oxford OX1 2HB, Tel +44 (0)1865 278362, Fax + 44 (0)1865 7931,

Reference / Quellennachweis:
STIP: Scott Opler Fellowship (Oxford). In: H-ArtHist, Feb 11, 2013.


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The Smithsonian Institution’s Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology (SIMA) is accepting applications from graduate students for the summer 2013 program until March 1. SIMA is an intensive four-week training program that teaches graduate students how to use museum collections in research, incorporating Smithsonian collections as an integral part of their training. It is based at the Smithsonian Department of Anthropology and includes both classroom training and guided work on individual collection-based research projects. Support from the Cultural Anthropology Program at NSF covers full tuition and living expenses for 12 students each summer. Full information, including application instructions, eligibility, and dates, is available at  Please address questions to

Suzanne Godby Ingalsbe
Program Assistant
Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology
Department of Anthropology
Smithsonian Institution MRC 112
Washington, DC 20013-7012
P: 202.633.1952  F: 202.357.2208

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Courtauld Lectureships in 20th century art

Application deadline: Feb 10, 2013

The Courtauld Institute of Art
University of London

Two Lectureships in 20th-century Modernism
(£33,465-£45,446 pa inc London Allowance)

The Courtauld Institute of Art is the UK’s leading institution for
teaching and research into the History of Art and the conservation of
paintings, and has a distinguished history of scholarship and teaching
in Modernist art. It is also home to one of the finest small art
museums in the world.

The Courtauld seeks to build on these strong foundations by appointing
two permanent full-time lecturers in twentieth-century Modernism. The
positions are open to specialists in any medium – architecture,
painting, sculpture, or the graphic arts – whose research interests
complement those of the Institute’s current permanent staff. The
post-holders will be expected to provide teaching in the area of
European (including British) Modernism c.1900-1940, although candidates
with an interest in non-Western forms of Modernism are also encouraged
to apply. Candidates will also be expected to develop collaborative
courses, and to contribute to the teaching of art-historical
methodology.  The minimum requirements for the post are a DPhil or PhD
and some teaching experience.

We are looking for individuals who will bring a new intellectual
dimension to our community; who will attract doctoral students of the
highest calibre; and who will enhance the Courtauld’s reputation for
innovative teaching and ground-breaking research. The selectors will
place considerable emphasis on each candidate’s publications,
achievements and future research plans. They will be looking for strong
indications of the capacity to initiate collaborative research; the
candidate should also be able to outline possible research grant
applications. The starting date for both lectureships is September 2013.

For further details and an application pack, please download details at;; or email<>.
Please note that cv’s alone will not be accepted. All applicants must
complete an application pack.

Closing Date:       10 February 2013
Interview Dates:   18-19 March 2013

The Courtauld Institute of Art promotes equal opportunities.

Reference / Quellennachweis:
JOB: Two lectureships in 20th-century Modernism, London. In: H-ArtHist,
Jan 10, 2013. <;.


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Indianapolis, IN, September 03, 2013
Application deadline: Mar 29, 2013


The Indianapolis Museum of Art is pleased to announce a one-year
curatorial fellowship. The fellowship supports scholarly research
related to the Clowes Collection at the IMA and provides curatorial
training in the field of European painting and sculpture. The Clowes
Fellow is fully integrated into the curatorial division of the Museum
and has duties comparable to those of an assistant curator, ranging
from collection research and management to exhibition development and
the preparation of interpretive materials and programs.

To be eligible for the fellowship, the applicant must be enrolled in a
graduate course of study leading to an advanced degree in the history
of art or a related discipline, or be a recent degree recipient (within
the last two years). Applicants must demonstrate scholarly excellence
and promise, as well as a strong interest in the museum profession.
U.S. citizenship is not required.

The Clowes Fellow will receive a stipend of $25,000 and an educational
travel allowance of $2,000. Housing is provided in a scholar’s
residence on the grounds of the museum. The one-year fellowship period
will begin September 3, 2013. The appointment is renewable.

Applications should include a cover letter explaining your interest in
the fellowship, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, a concise
statement describing your area of research and its relationship to the
Clowes Collection, and three letters of recommendation (academic and
professional). Applications must be received by March 29, 2013.

Please send application materials to:
Ronda Kasl
Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture before 1800
Indianapolis Museum of Art
4000 Michigan Road
Indianapolis, IN 46208-3326

Reference / Quellennachweis:
STIP: Graduate fellowship (Indianapolis Museum of Art). In: H-ArtHist,
Jan 4, 2013. <;.

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Curator of the Fleming Museum, University of Vermont

If you are interested in this position, you may want to discuss it with Matthew Affron, who passed along this notice to me, or Sarah Betzer, who once counted herself among the Univ. of Vermont faculty.


Responsible for oversight of daily curatorial operations of the
Museum, exhibition development, and management of the permanent
collection of 25,000 objects, including oversight of building security
and environmental systems. Meets with the Director weekly; position
functions with considerable autonomy following established policies
and priorities. Works closely with the Manager of Collections and
Exhibition Designer/Preparator; functional supervision of the latter.

Minimum Qualifications:
(or equivalent combination of education and experience) Master’s
degree in art history or related field with two to four years of
related experience or an equivalent combination of education and
experience which may include a Ph.D. Effective written and verbal
communication skills.
Desirable Qualifications: Broad art historical competence in addition
to a field of specialization, Modern/Contemporary desirable.
Other Information: 6 month probationary period required.
Writing samples and references required.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can
contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution.
Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information
about how they will further this goal.

Margaret Tamulonis
Manager, Collections and Exhibitions
The Robert Hull Fleming Museum
The University of Vermont

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University of Exeter – 3 year research fellowships in Migration, Mobility, and Empire

In order to launch its new interdisciplinary research themes, University of Exeter is advertising 20 prestigious 3 – year Advanced Research Fellowships, with the intention that these will be converted to permanent lectureships to whichever discipline and department the researcher is attached.

Among these one of the broad  themes is Idenities and Beliefs, within which anyone interested in research in the field of Migration, Mobility, and Empire, would be very welcome to apply.

For further details of the project being developed see below – and do not hesitate to get in touch with either Dr. Elena Isayev (mobility in the ancient world) and Prof. Andrew Thompson (history of modern empire).

Elena Isayev:       
Andrew Thompson:

Link to the main Job Description and how to apply:

Application closing date: 30/01/2013

Project Summary of a subtheme within Identities and Beliefs

Migration and Mobility through the Life Cycle of Empires
Migration is a constant of human history, for centuries one of the most powerful demographic forces alongside fertility and mortality, and hence a powerful force in shaping identities and beliefs. Yet until relatively recently much of this mobility occurred not within nation states but between and within empire states; indeed, part of the raison d’être of empires – ancient, early modern and modern – was to facilitate or even compel certain types of mobility, while obstructing or preventing others. In some cases it is migration itself that may have propelled the creation of empire. This project would explore comparatively the patterns of mobility and migration across different continents and centuries that may have given rise to the emergence of new empires, the patterns of mobility and migration that were encouraged or enforced by these empires, and the patterns of mobility and migration that emerged during and after their demise. In each case we will further explore the forms of collective belonging (and associated values, ideals and beliefs) that both underpinned and arose from these movements of population, whether religious, ethnic, diasporic, cosmopolitan etc.

Dr. Elena Isayev
Department of Classics and Ancient History
University of Exeter
Amory Building, Rennes Drive
Exeter, UK

Tel: 0044 (0)1392 264200
Fax: 0044 (0)1392 264377
Messages to the list are archived at

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Assistant Curator of Manuscripts at the Getty Center

Assistant Curator (Manuscripts): Develops, oversees and interprets the manuscripts collection through acquisitions, exhibitions, original research, interpretation and publication. May verify value and authenticity of objects and/or make recommendations regarding the acquisition of objects. Ensures that objects are properly researched, documented, and installed. Participates in exhibit planning, design and fabrication and may conceive and develop exhibitions. May foster and maintain extensive, international professional relationships within museum and art collecting communities. Uses scholarly background to serve as a resource to visitors and staff and to advise in the development, execution and/or supervision of art education and information programs. The successful candidate will have experience working in a collections management system, reading skills in Latin and two modern foreign languages, conversation skills in one foreign language (Italian preferred), and a specialty in late medieval manuscripts.
* Applies knowledge of art history and art education to curatorial assignments of moderate complexity * Performs scholarly research * Coordinates smaller exhibitions * Travels and networks internationally to develop partnerships with other museums * Participates in the preparation of acquisitions proposals and makes acquisitions recommendations to the curator * Administers incoming and outgoing loans * Publishes and lectures in area of specialization * Maintains collections management system * Participates in photography of the collection * Monitors reading room * Contributes to the on-line presence of the manuscripts collection * Supports scholarly visits and requests
* Master’s degree in art history, art or art education; Ph.D. preferred * 2-4 years curatorial or equivalent experience * Reading skills in two or more foreign languages and conversation skills in one foreign language
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