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postdoc programmes: archives 2019

Santa Fe Institute
Translational Fellows Program
Closing date: 22 March 2019 (i.e. extended from 17 March 2019)

Rice University
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Humanities Research Center
postdoctoral fellowship
in the theory, geography, history, and/or practice of Spatial Studies, with an emphasis on the Levant, broadly construed
Closing date: 22 March 2019 (i.e. extended from 22 February 2019)

Newcastle University
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences – Architecture, Planning & Landscape
Research Assistant / Associate
in architecture – or in art history, cultural studies or another cognate discipline with previous research relevant to architecture, particularly its design, history and theories.
Closing date: 21 March 2019

University of Western Australia (Perth)
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education, School of Humanities
Margaret Braine Fellow in Classics and Ancient History
Closing date: 17 March 2019

Aga Khan University (International) in the UK
KITAB (Knowledge, Information Technology, and the Arabic Book)
Post-Doctoral Fellowship
KITAB is focused on the way texts were “reused” in the period of 700 – 1500 A.C. across the Arabic speaking world. The project is specifically interested in what the recycling of texts can reveal about the history of books in this period, and more deeply, about how memory was generated in the pre-modern Middle East. The Fellow will be selected to work on one of the five strands of the Project: The Islamic West, to include Islamic Spain and the Maghreb.
Closing date: 15 March 2019

Bonn University
Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies
6 (Junior) Research Group Leaders
The topics of the Research Groups should be designed to provide broad conceptual entry points for the study of forms of strong asymmetrical dependencies in pre-modern societies. They should not copy the topics of the Research Areas. They are aimed at stimulating research with a global, epoch-spanning and multi-disciplinary approach.
Closing date: 15 March 2019

Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde (KITLV) / The Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies
Researcher Caribbean Studies
Closing date: 10 March 2019

University of Tübingen
Cluster of Excellence “Machine Learning – New Perspectives for Science”
Leader of an independent research group ( several positions)
Development of machine learning methods for a specific scientific discipline, such as physics, neuroscience, medicine, bioinformatics, geosciences, linguistics, archaeology or social sciences
Closing date: 10 March 2019

Newcastle University
NUAcT (Newcastle University Academic Track) Fellowship Scheme – NUAcT01
Closing date: 10 March 2019

The British Academy
Global Professorships 2019
This programme provides mid-career to senior scholars – active in any discipline within the social sciences and the humanities and based in any country overseas – with the opportunity to relocate for a period of four years to the UK and make a contribution to UK research and higher education.
Closing date: 6 March 2019

Ethnologisches Museum der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz
wissenschaftliche/r Museumsassistent/in (in Fortbildung)
Spezialisierung auf eine in den Sammlungen vertretene Region
Closing date: 4 March 2019

Dumbarton Oaks, Washington D.C.
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
One-Month Research Awards
working on research projects in Byzantine studies, Pre-Columbian studies, Garden and Landscape studies, or related fields
Closing date: 1 March 2019 (next closing date: 1 October 2019)

University of Oulu
Arctic Interactions programme
tenure track position “Cultural histories and traditional knowledge of resource use”
The research covers expertise in Sámi culture and language, archaeology, history and human geography.
Closing date: 28 February 2019

Tel Aviv University
Zvi Yavetz School of Historical Studies
two one-year post-doctoral fellowships
a one-year postdoctoral fellowship
The Dan David Foundation will give preference to candidates whose research focuses on the history of gender studies.
Closing date: 28 February 2019

Southern University of Science and Technology
Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts
Junior Fellowships in social sciences and the humanities
Closing date: 28 February 2019

Leverhulme Trust
Early Career Fellowships
Closing date: 28 February 2019

Christ Church, University of Oxford
Fowler Hamilton Visiting Fellows
in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Closing date: 22 February 2019

Austrian Academy of Sciences
The Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities (ACDH)
Post Doc Position
in Machine Learning for the Humanities
Closing date: 15 February 2019

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST)
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship
Closing date: 15 February 2019

Centre de Recherche Français à Jérusalem
Aides à la mobilité pour doctorants et post-doctorants
Closing date: 15 February 2019

University of Cambridge
Clare Hall
Research Fellowships in the Arts and Social Sciences
Closing date: 14 February 2019

University of Vienna
Department of African Studies
University Assistant (post doc)
in the segment of “African history and societies”. Primary task is the development of the segment of “pre-colonial African history” (with focus Northeast Africa/Sudan/Ethiopia), collaboration in the digitalization of the photographic collection as well as the edition of the publication series. Applicants should also work on a habilitation project which is settled within historical and/or archaeological research concerning Northeast Africa.
Closing date: 12 February 2019 (i.e. extended from 22 January 2019)

University of Oxford
Rothermere American Institute
Visiting Research Fellowships for 2019-20
Senior Visiting Research Fellowship for 2019-20
Closing date: 11 February 2019

Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY)
Center for Place, Culture and Politics
Research Associate (Post-Doctoral Fellow)
theme of “Mobilizations and Migrations,” in the context of a general concern for understanding processes of uneven geographical development at different scales
Closing date: 8 February 2019

University of Oxford – Pitt Rivers Museum
Research Fellow
independent research within the general fields of visual, material and museum anthropology and related themes that interconnect with the Museum’s collections and histories. (job description includes archaeology)
Closing date: 7 February 2019 (i.e. extended from 31 January 2019)

Princeton University
Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies
Visiting Research Fellowships 2019-2020
Closing date: 6 February 2019

Yale University
Program in Judaic Studies
Postdoctoral Associate in Ancient Judaism/Jewish History
Closing date: 4 February 2019

Clark Art Institute
Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Research and Academic Program
in art history or a related field, as well as possess a knowledge of critical and methodological issues in art history and a demonstrable commitment to issues concerning the discipline’s expanding geography. The position entails no restrictions concerning geographic or historical specialization.
Closing date: 1 February 2019

University College London
UCL Special Collections Visiting Fellowships
Closing date: 1 February 2019

Bard Graduate Center
Visiting Fellowships
2019–20 academic year. The theme for this period is “Whose story?” Eligible disciplines and fields of study include—but are not limited to—art history, architecture and design history, economic and cultural history, history of technology, philosophy, anthropology, and archaeology.
Closing date: 1 February 2019

Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies (PIMS)
Post-doctoral Mellon Fellowships
Closing date: 1 February 2019 (annual)

The British Institute for the Study of Iraq
Pilot Project Grants
in all fields of the arts, humanities or social sciences, concerned with any time period from prehistory to the medieval era to the present day.
Research and Conference Grants
from the full range of arts, humanities and social sciences subjects, and topics may cover any time period from prehistory to the medieval period to the present.
Closing date: 1 February 2019 (annual)

University of Cincinnati
Classics Department
Tytus Summer Residency Program & Tytus Fellowship Program
Closing date: 1 February 2019 (annual)

The American Center for Oriental Research (ACOR)
Closing date: 1 February 2019 (annual)

University of Sydney
Sydney Southeast Asia Centre (SSEAC)
Postdoctoral Research Associate
SSEAC’s postdoctoral positions are available to postdoctoral researchers working on topics related to our five research clusters—economic and social development, environment and resources, health, heritage and the arts, state and society—in any Southeast Asian country (or countries) and in any discipline.
Closing date: 31 January 2019

University of London – Senate House Library
Friends of Senate House Library – Senate House Library Visiting Research Fellowship
Closing date: 31 January 2019

University of Surrey
Surrey Research Fellowship
Closing date: 31 January 2019

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin
Department III, Artifacts, Action, Knowledge
Art of Judgement research cluster
Visiting Scholarships (3–9 months)
in every field within the history of science, technology, and the environment are welcome, with some preference for projects looking outside or beyond traditional disciplinary, chronological, and geographical foci. Particularly welcome are digital humanities approaches that make use of the material gathered as part of the “Measuring the Earth: A Digital Repository for the History of Modern Geodesy” project and research proposals that look at the materiality of measurement (e.g., practices, tools, and artifacts).
Closing date: 31 January 2019

Leiden University
Faculty of Humanities, Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL)
project “The Tocharian Trek: A linguistic reconstruction of the migration of the Tocharians from Europe to China”
4 PhD candidates or postdoctoral researchers
Closing date: 31 January 2019

Case Western Reserve University
Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities
Baker-Nord Fellowship in the Humanities
primary: &
Closing date: 31 January 2019

ARTES: Iberian & Latin American Visual Culture Group
1) Artes Coll & Cortés Travel Scholarships
working on any aspect of Spanish, Portuguese or Latin American visual culture before 1800
2) ARTES Coll & Cortés Scholarships for PhD or post-doc students in Spain, Portugal or Latin America
working on any aspect of Spanish, Portuguese or Latin American visual culture before 1800
Closing date: 31 January 2019 (annual)

University of Oxford
Faculty of History
project ‘The European Fiscal-Military System 1530-1870’
Research Associate – The European Fiscal Military System (6 posts available)
1) Amsterdam and Northern Europe; 2) London; 3) Vienna; 4) Baltic City; 5) Genoa ; 6) Geneva
Closing date: 28 January 2019

DePaul University
DePaul University Humanities Center (DHC)
External Faculty Fellowships: Visiting Humanities Fellows
2019-20 DHC theme, “Scale.”
Closing date: 25 January 2019

Aarhus University
Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies, AIAS
AIAS-COFUND (Marie Curie) Fellowships
Closing date: 23 January 2019

National Portrait Gallery
project ‘Patrons and Picturemakers: 1485-1625’
Post-doctoral Research Associate
Closing date: 22 January 2019 (i.e. extended from 15 January 2019)

University of Vienna
Institute of Musicology
University Assistant (post doc)
in the field of Early Music History (music before 1600), special knowledge in medieval studies is especially welcome
Closing date: 22 January 2019

University of Bordeaux
Junior Chairs
These fields are: materials science, neuroscience, environment and ecosystems, digital systems, archeology, lasers and photonics, public health, translational imaging and cardiology.
Closing date: 21 January 2019

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
Rijksmuseum Fellowship Programme
Closing date: 20 January 2019

British School at Rome
Humanities awards
Closing date: 17 January 2019

University of Bordeaux
International Post-Doctorates
These comprise the following domains: materials science, neuroscience, environment and ecosystems, numerical certification and reliability, archaeology, lasers and photonics, health and societies, translational imaging, cardiology.
Closing date: 16 January 2019

Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
Fachbereich Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaften
Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiterin/Mitarbeiter
in einem der Fächer des Fachbereichs Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaften (Geschichte; Evangelische, Katholische oder Islamische Theologie; Kunstgeschichte; Turkologie; Philosophie; Klassische Philologie; Klassische Archäologie).
Closing date: 15 January 2019

Simon Fraser University
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre for Hellenic Studies (SNF CHS)
Post-doctoral Fellowship “Hellenisms Past and Present, Local and Global”
Closing date: 15 January 2019

American Research Center in Egypt
open to fields of study including: anthropology, archaeology, architecture, art history, Coptic studies, economics, Egyptology, history, humanistic social sciences, Islamic studies, literature, political science and religious studies.
Closing date: 15 January 2019

American University of Beirut
Center for Arts and Humanities (CAH)
1) Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Arts and Humanities
including History and Archaeology (Natural sciences in Archaeology, Prehistory of the Levant, Islamic Archaeology, Egyptology)
2) AUB Faculty Fellows
Closing date: 15 January 2019

Yale Center for British Art
Visiting Scholar Awards
working in any field related to British art &
Closing date: 14 January 2019 (i.e. extended from 7 January 2019)

University of Sheffield
Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF)
12-Month Global Challenges Fellowship
24-Month Global Challenges Fellowship
Closing date: 14 January 2019

New-York Historical Society
Closing date: 11 January 2019

University of Bristol
Vice-Chancellor’s Fellowships focused in Humanities, Arts and Social Science
Closing date: 10 January 2019

University of Cambridge – Corpus Christi College
Stipendiary Early Career Research Fellowship
This year applications will be considered in the following fields: History; Philosophy; History and Philosophy of Science; and History of Art.
Closing date: 10 January 2019

Universities of Cambridge and Heidelberg
Polonsky Foundation Greek Manuscripts Project
Research Assistant/Associate x 3
proven ability to read and catalogue manuscripts in ancient and medieval Greek; knowledge of Greek palaeography and codicology would be an advantage
Closing date: 9 January 2019 (i.e. extended from 3 January 2019)

Haverford College
John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities
We seek a scholar interested in the human activities that construct, maintain, and transform borders and boundaries and in the social, political, and ethical significance of those activities. Applicants should make clear the nature of their potential contributions to this interdisciplinary and intersectional inquiry that will explore how people make and remake borders and boundaries through ritual and performance, discipline and policing, care and tending, habituation and imagination.
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Closing date: 9 January 2019

University of Oxford
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Medieval Science
with specific responsibility for carrying out and publishing experimental research inspired by the writings of Robert Grosseteste.
Closing date: 7 January 2019

University of Cambridge – Girton College
Research Fellowship in the Arts 2019
This year’s competition covers Asian and Middle Eastern Studies; English; Linguistics; Medieval and Modern Languages; and Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic (the interdisciplinary study of the history, languages and literatures of Britain, Brittany, Ireland and Scandinavia in the early medieval period).
Closing date: 7 January 2019

University of Hong Kong
Society of Fellows in the Humanities
up to six Post-doctoral Fellowships
Closing date: 7 January 2019

Princeton University
Program in Latin American Studies (PLAS)
Postdoctoral Research Associate
from any discipline who are engaged in scholarly or creative work on topics related to Latin American Studies to fill one to two Postdoctoral Research Associate or more senior positions.
Closing date: 6 January 2019 (for full consideration)

Junior Postdoctoral Researcher
in the field of the humanities or social sciences, on and in Southeast Asia or the Caribbean; research within the following research clusters: State, Violence and Citizenship or Mobility and Belonging.
Closing date: 5 January 2019

TARICA program (Political and socio-institutional change in North Africa. Competition of models and diversity of national trajectories)
4 Phd [= postdoc] H/F Human and Social Sciences ERC TARICA
Closing date: 4 January 2019 (16 January 2019 in the French advert)

Queen Mary University of London
Queen Mary Lectureships in the Humanities & Social Sciences
Closing date: 3 January 2019

Harvard University
Soon Young Kim Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Korean Studies
from all fields of study in Korean Studies.  However, preference may be given to scholars working on the history of Korean business, the history of Korean science and technology, the history of Korean military or the environmental history of Korea.
Closing date: 3 January 2019

Berggruen Institute
USC Dornsife Berggruen Fellowship
Closing date: 2 January 2019

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