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APPEL – Doctoral researcher (PhD student) in Visual Studies

The University of Luxembourg invites applications for the following position in its Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences:

Doctoral researcher (PhD student) in Visual Studies
(Focus: Visual Analysis of Paintings)

The successful candidate will work in a cotutelle between the University of Luxembourg and the University of Louvain-la-Neuve, within the international research project “Augmented Artwork Analysis” (AAA).

S/he will be based in the Institute of Romance, Media & Arts Studies (IRMA), within the Department of Humanities in the University of Luxembourg, under the supervision of Gian Maria Tore. S/he will work also with the Center for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH) and be a member of the Doctoral School in Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Luxembourg. S/he will regularly attend (the scientific activities of the Centre for Early Modern Cultural Analysis (GEMCA), in the University of Louvain-la-Neuve, under the supervision of Ralph Dekoninck.

The thesis will constitute a major contribution to the research project of an international and interdisciplinary team supported by the Fonds National de la Recherche – Luxembourg (FNR) and the Agence Nationale de la Recherche – France (ANR). Experts in Visual Studies, Digital Humanities, Design & Interface, and Artificial Intelligence will work to develop a device of augmented artwork analysis, for the Musée National d’Histoire et d’Art du Luxembourg (MNHA), the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, and the Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille. 

Your Role
  • Cooperate in the international research project “Augmented Artwork Analysis” (AAA), conducted by the Universities of Lyon 2 and Luxembourg, jointly with the Universities of Louvain-la-Neuve and Liège
  • Work at the digital catalogue of paintings of the Musée National d’Histoire et d’Art du Luxembourg (MNHA), the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, the palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille
  • Compare and question digital cataloguings of artworks, taking into account international open access archives
  • Conduct independent research consisting in visual analysis of paintings of the museums mentioned below, in the perspective of the Digital Humanities
  • Establish virtual connections between paintings, allowing a deep explanation of them and an innovative proposition for a “virtual museum” (to be built by means of a digital application that the AAA research group will develop)
  • Present the researches below in a thesis, submitted within 4 years
  • Attend at scientific conferences/meetings, doing presentations and publications (English and/or French)
  • Assume administrative responsibilities within the research group, as well as the University of Luxembourg
Your Profile
  • Excellent Master’s degree in Visual Studies, or Art History, or Visual Semiotics
  • Knowledge of Art History, and especially early modern art
  • Expertise in visual analysis
  • Fluency in English and French
  • Strong feeling for cooperation, exchanges and mobility
  • Knowledge of issues in Digital Humanities will be considered as an important asset
We Offer
  • An international, multi-lingual research environment
  • Intensive mentorship
  • Membership in a dynamic and deeply interdisciplinary research team
  • Training in an institutional cooperation (working in close relation with several public museums)
  • Training in issues of innovative and creative research, and applied science (for public utility)
  • Personal workspace at the University of Luxembourg’s Belval Campus and organized stays at the University of Louvain-la-Neuve
In Short
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 36 Month – extendable up to 48 months if required
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Foreseen starting date: 15 April 2021
  • Location: Belval
  • Internal Title: Doctoral Researcher
  • Employee and student status
  • Job Reference: UOL03944
Further Information

Applications should be submitted online and include:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivation Letter
  • Digital copy of diploma certificates and MA transcript(s)
  • Names and contact details of two academic referees

Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply ONLINE formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered.

The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.


CFP – Dimensions and Aspects of Latin Literature of the Baroque Period

The Neo-Latin Society (Die Neulateinische Gesellschaft, DNG) organise un colloque intitulé « Dimensions and Aspects of Latin Literature of the Baroque Period », qui se tiendra du 10 au 12 février 2020 à Bonn. 

The Baroque is the last great epoch of Latin literature. It is also the epoch in which the entire early modern literature of Europe is finally characterized by bilingualism. The use and recognition of the vernacular or national language as a literary language had been postulated programmatically in Italy as early as the 14th century, and in France in the 16th century, and these demands were also successively implemented in practice, but such demands did not become established in the Dutch-German language area until the beginning of the 17th century (Daniel Heinsius 1616, Martin Opitz 1617) and laid the foundation for conceptually bilingual works there as well. In the Scandinavian and Baltic countries, the beginning of substantial competition between vernacular and Latin literature dates even later, i.e. in the later part of the 17th century.

The formation of territorial or national identity through a mother-tongue literature was thus contrasted with a pan-European Latin literature. However, these two constitutive poles of the literary culture of the Baroque period did not form opposites, but rather there were manifold interrelations between them, in the same way as between the vernacular/national language literatures themselves. Against the background of these Europe-wide interdependencies, it can be assumed that Latin literature of the Baroque, in addition to its still fundamental references to antiquity, had a special dynamic of experimentation with forms showing a creative development, going beyond the boundaries of Latin and its formal traditions. The focus of the planned conference will therefore be on relevant genres of Latin literature or individual texts or
works as their exempla. For example, it could be asked whether the fact that treatises on the theory of satire were presented at the beginning of the 17th century (Isaac Casaubon 1605, Daniel Heinsius 1612) was reflected in the production of satires in the 17th century; whether the numerous anthologies of Latin poetry of the 15th and 16th centuries, published in the second half of the 16th century and at the beginning of the 17th century, led to a shift of references from ancient to early modern authors and thus to changes in the poetry of the 17th century; whether or how vernacular patterns such as Petrarchism, singable poetry, and the like set changes in motion; whether and how epoch-making events, such as the Thirty Years’ War, influenced literature.

This leads to the question, not yet nearly discussed, whether distinct characteristics can be identified in the Latin literature of the 17th century that can be combined to form an epoch signature, and whether these can be called baroque analogously to the native literatures, resp. to what extent the same or similar characteristics as in other literatures and arts can be detected (e.g. confessionalism, mannerism, Ciceronianism, archaism, Lipsianism/Tacitism, conceptism/Argutia, importance of rhetoric, vanitas motifs). Complementary to this, it would then be necessary to discuss which chronological boundaries may be established in Latin literature for the Baroque period, since these boundaries are set quite differently depending on the language and literary area, insofar as the term Baroque is used at all.

The amount of preserved texts of Latin Baroque literature appears to be almost unmanageable, the state of research is disparate and mostly does not go beyond first approaches. There are selective and spotlight studies on individual authors and genres, but as a epoch of Latin literature of ist own right, the Baroque has not yet been studied. Nevertheless, the aim of a network on Baroque Latinity, which has its center at University College London, and which is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and is scheduled to run from May 2019 to March 2022, is to provide an initial approach to the Latin language of the period. The planned conference is also intended as such a first step towards a more intensive study of the 17th century as a specific epoch of early modern Latin literature. The results of the conference are to be summarized and published in an anthology with the working title Studies of the Latin Literature of the Baroque Period.

The conference is organized by the DNG in cooperation with the Department of Greek and Latin Philology of the University of Bonn. For presentations of about 25 minutes, proposals for topics, especially on a genre, but also on an author as representative or a text as exemplum of a genre or the determination of baroque characteristics in individual texts, etc. (concerning the whole European area) – preferably as email attachment – are kindly requested until 31 March, 2021 to:

PD Dr. Beate Hintzen
University of Bonn
Department of Greek and Latin Philology
Am Hof 1 e, 53113 Bonn

The topic formulation should be accompanied by a short synopsis (100-150 words).

CFP – Loyauté et trahison dans les pays bourguignons et voisins (XIVe -XVIe siècles)

Les 62e Rencontres du CEEB (Centre européen d’Études bourguignonnes) se dérouleront à l’Université de Bâle du 16 au 19 septembre prochains. Le thème portera sur « Loyauté et trahison dans les pays bourguignons et voisins (XIVe-XVIe siècles) ».

Le sujet sera envisagé dans une perspective très large, y compris interdisciplinaire. Il ouvre sur deux comportements contraires, dont l’un, la trahison, fascine des esprits enclins à une vision pessimiste de la nature humaine. Ils englobent les mobiles personnels tels que le désir ardent de réussite, la soif de pouvoir ou la cupidité autant que les émotions, dont l’amour, la haine, l’angoisse, la rancune ou la vengeance. Ils incluent également les convictions politiques et religieuses. L’éventail des cas de trahison et d’abus de confiance que l’on vise à étudier lors du colloque est donc assez large. Il s’étend de la grave infidélité en amour, donc de l’adultère, à la félonie, à la désertion ou au passage à l’ennemi. Mais le phénomène de la trahison doit être abordé aussi par rapport au comportement inverse qu’est la loyauté qui peut s’envisager dans des temps ordinaires, mais aussi dans un contexte troublé. Il est donc possible d’étudier par contraste l’image harmonieuse du couple, la loyauté au seigneur, au prince, à la ville, la fidélité indéfectible en tant de troubles, de guerre et de défaite.

L’Europe occidentale entre le XIVe et le XVIe siècle est un espace déchiré par de multiples conflits, dont la guerre des Cent Ans est certes l’un des plus marquants, mais loin d’être le seul. Les pays bourguignons, situés au cœur de cet espace, où une grande importance est attribuée à la chevalerie, à l’idée de service et à la fidélité au prince, et où, en même temps, se sont multipliées les intrigues privées ou publiques, les querelles intestines et les révoltes semblent être un champ d’observation prometteur pour aborder les différentes facettes du sujet. Plusieurs questions clés guideront les communications. Comment est valorisée et entretenue la loyauté ? Quels sont les liens créateurs de la fidélité ? Quelles tensions existent entre le devoir de loyauté et la tentation de la trahison ? De quelles manières les différents actes de trahisons se déroulent-ils ? Comment sont-ils mis en scène, respectivement par quels mots sont-ils décrits ? Et enfin : comment ces manquements au devoir de fidélité sont-ils jugés et, éventuellement, justifiés, en Bourgogne et ailleurs ?

Pour plus d’informations, contactez avant le 15 février : Alain Marchandisse, Secrétaire général ( et Gilles Docquier, Secrétaire général adjoint (

Appel – Assistant Professor – Renaissance and Early Modern Studies

The Department of Italian Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of Renaissance and Early Modern Studies. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter.

Applicants must have earned a PhD in Italian Studies or a related area in the humanities by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, and have a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths.  The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program.

While the successful candidate will be appointed in the Department of Italian Studies, they will also teach undergraduate classes in the Renaissance Studies program at Victoria College in the University of Toronto. The successful candidate will be an interdisciplinary scholar whose research and teaching combine expertise in both Italian Renaissance Studies and Global Early Modern Studies.  We require a specialist of Italian literature and culture of the late fourteenth to seventeenth centuries with a global and comparative approach to Renaissance and Early Modern Studies and the demonstrated ability to develop and teach new research projects and courses that explore Italy’s global relationships and contexts. 

Possible areas of research specialization include but are not limited to: Book and Media Studies, Gender Studies, Migration Studies, Race and Ethnicity Studies, or Visual and Material Culture Studies. In their area(s) of specialization, the successful candidate will be expected to attend to the reciprocal relations between Italy and Africa, Asia, and the Americas, and examine them in interdisciplinary courses that offer global and comparative perspectives. 

The successful candidate will also participate in undergraduate and graduate student supervision and research projects in the Department of Italian Studies, therefore advanced fluency in written and spoken Italian is required. Experience teaching across interdisciplinary boundaries is strongly preferred. Demonstrated familiarity with both online and in-person pedagogical practices is required.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence which can be demonstrated by a record of publications in top-ranked, field relevant, and peer-reviewed journals, or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, the submitted research statement outlining current and future research interests, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing.  Candidates must also provide evidence of an active research program as well as an emerging reputation in research and publication.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier that outlines past experience and includes a teaching statement that outlines teaching philosophy and plans for future interdisciplinary teaching, sample course syllabi, and teaching evaluations, as well as strong letters of reference. 

Candidates are also expected to show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment demonstrated through the application materials.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; a research statement outlining current and future research interests, a recent writing sample, and a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy and plans for future interdisciplinary teaching, sample course syllabi, and teaching evaluations). Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates are therefore asked to submit a 1‐2 page statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.

Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference (on letterhead, dated, and signed) sent directly by the referee to the hiring unit via email at by the closing date.  PLEASE NOTE: this search is not using the University’s automatic solicitation and collection functionality for reference letters.  

Submission guidelines can be found at We recommend combining the attachments in PDF or MS Word format as follows: (1) CV, (2) Cover letter, (3) Research Statement and Teaching dossier. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Professor Nicholas Terpstra at

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by January 18, 2021.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply ; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Appel – Rijksmuseum Fellowship Programme

Le Rijksmuseum lance des appels à candidature pour cinq bourses de recherche. La date limite de ces appels est le 17 janvier 2021.

If you have an international independent research proposal which could open new perspectives on the Rijksmuseum’s history and activities, we’d love to hear from you. The purpose of the Rijksmuseum Fellowship Programme is to strengthen the bonds between museums and universities and encourage exchange of knowledge. We offer highly talented candidates the opportunity to base part of their research at the Rijksmuseum. With access to the museum’s expertise, collections, library and laboratories, workshops and excursions.

What subjects can you research?

The Rijksmuseum currently runs five Fellowship Programmes covering diverse research areas : from art and cultural history to American photography, from conservation and scientific research through to Chinese art. Check out details of each Fellowship :

You can now apply for the five different fellowship positions. All information regarding eligibility, the application procedure and funding is available via the links above. The deadline for applying is the same for all five positions: 17 January 2021, at 6:00 p.m. (Amsterdam time/CET)

Informations : 

Le réseau ModerNum recrute !

Depuis 2014, ModerNum, le réseau des modernistes francophones de Belgique, se donne pour objectif de promouvoir les contacts interdisciplinaires entre spécialistes de l’époque moderne (ca. 1500-1800). Le but est aussi d’établir des ponts entre les universités de la fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, les musées de cette même fédération, les établissements scientifiques fédéraux ainsi qu’avec les réseaux de modernistes similaires de Flandre et de l’étranger. Comme preuve de son dynamisme, ModerNum s’est vu reconnaître le statut de Groupe de contact par le Fonds National de la recherche scientifique (FNRS) en 2018.

Chaque année, le réseau cherche de nouveaux membres prêts à s’engager dans le comité. C’est pourquoi, nous souhaitons, par ce courriel, lancer un appel à ceux qui souhaiteraient nous rejoindre cette année. Toute personne qui se sent concernée par le projet de ModerNum est potentiellement la bienvenue, qu’importe son institution et sa discipline d’origine.

Afin de faciliter votre choix, voici rapidement présentées ci-dessous les principales activités dont le comité a la charge :

  1. La tenue et la mise à jour régulière du carnet de recherche (que vous êtes en train de lire). Il s’agit d’une plateforme qui se veut autant une structure collaborative entre chercheurs, par l’actualisation d’un annuaire, qu’un moyen de diffuser l’information grâce à une veille scientifique tournée essentiellement vers la Belgique francophone. Si vous constatez que les données vous concernant présentes dans l’annuaire ne sont plus à jour, n’hésitez pas à nous le faire savoir par retour de mail.
  2. L’organisation annuelle d’une journée d’étude. À ce sujet, le souhait du comité n’est pas de proposer des sujets de recherche de pointe. L’objectif est plutôt de sélectionner des thématiques transversales et transdisciplinaires qui interrogent l’actualité de la recherche et nos pratiques de chercheurs/-euses modernistes. Pour plus d’informations concernant les journées d’études précédentes :
  3. Nouveauté de cette année : l’organisation d’un atelier à destination du comité en lien avec le thème de la journée d’étude. Il s’agit d’un moment de partage et d’échange, où chaque membre de l’équipe peut soumettre une source, un texte ou l’objet de ses réflexions en relation avec son domaine de recherche.

Si intégrer le comité de ModerNum vous intéresse, vous pouvez vous manifester auprès de l’adresse suivante : Une présentation rapide de votre profil de chercheur/-euse et de votre intérêt pour le réseau ainsi que le renvoi vers un cv en ligne ou une page scientifique personnelle (type suffisent. Que vous soyez, doctorant.e.s, post-doctorant.e.s, scientifiques définitifs ou académiques, tous les profils sont les bienvenus !

La limite du dépôt des candidatures est fixée au 11 décembre 2020. Nous reviendrons vers vous dans le courant du mois de janvier. Notez que, lors de la composition du prochain comité, nous veillerons, dans la mesure du possible, à assurer un équilibre institutionnel.

Nous vous remercions tou.te.s, cher.e.s collègues, pour l’intérêt que vous portez à ModerNum. C’est avant tout cela qui permet de faire vivre le réseau !

Le comité ModerNum.

appel à financement – exposition « Habiller le culte. Les fastes du textile de la cathédrale de Tournai (XVIIIe SIècle) »

Dans le cadre de l’exposition qui aura lieu à TAMAT (Tournai) sur les vêtements liturgiques du XVIIIe siècle, un appel à financement est lancé pour la restauration des pièces avant leur présentation au public.

Dans un an, se tiendra au Musée de la tapisserie et des arts textiles de Tournai (TAMAT) une exposition sur des vêtements liturgiques somptueux datant du XVIIIe siècle. Autrefois endossés par le clergé pour célébrer la messe, ces vêtements finement brodés raviront les yeux des amateurs et des curieux. Leur aspect clinquant, la soie, l’or, l’argent, les pierres précieuses font certes écho à l’univers des strass et paillettes du star system, mais si ces vêtements nous parlent aujourd’hui, c’est surtout parce qu’ils répondent à un attrait – pour ne pas dire à un besoin – de la matière, du toucher, du poids ou de l’éclat dans un monde de plus en plus gagné par la dématérialisation du virtuel.

L’exposition, intitulée « Habiller le culte. Les fastes du textile de la cathédrale de Tournai » (11 septembre au 28 novembre 2021), permettra de dévoiler la beauté de ces pièces au grand public, tout en les resituant dans le contexte du culte dans lequel elles prennent tout leur sens.

Mais avant de pouvoir être exposées, ces pièces nécessitent d’être restaurées. Il s’agit d’un patrimoine exceptionnel pourtant en péril par manque de financement, une situation qui ne s’améliore guère avec les conditions actuelles. Avec l’équipe du musée, nous faisons donc un appel aux dons qui permettra de préserver ce patrimoine.

En un clic, vous trouverez une présentation du projet et le moyen de participer au financement via la plate-forme de crowdfunding. Sur Facebook, une page de présentation de l’exposition sera mise à jour régulièrement, n’hésitez pas à suivre l’événement FB !

Appel – bourse de doctorat – projet « L’architecture et la magnificence : Donner forme à la grandeur à Anvers, Rouen et Strasbourg durant le 15e siècle »

Offre d’emploi pour le projet de recherche : « L’architecture et la magnificence : Donner forme à la grandeur à Anvers, Rouen et Strasbourg durant le quinzième siècle. »

Description du projet :

Le projet porte sur la réception du concept aristotélicien de « magnificentia » à Rouen, Anvers et Strasbourg durant le quinzième siècle, autant que sur les implications de cette réception pour les théories architecturales et la construction des résidences urbaines. Le projet a pour objectif d’élargir le corpus des textes dans lesquels les théories architecturales de la fin du Moyen Âge ont été formulées, et d’affiner notre connaissance de la fonction sociale et politique attribuée à la beauté, à l’ornement, à l’artisanat et à la matérialité des résidences urbaines. Continuer la lecture de Appel – bourse de doctorat – projet « L’architecture et la magnificence : Donner forme à la grandeur à Anvers, Rouen et Strasbourg durant le 15e siècle »

APPEL – BOURSE DE DOCTORAT DE LA Fondation Périer-D’Ieteren

La Fondation Périer-D’Ieteren attribue une bourse de doctorat pour des recherches menées à l’Université Libre de Bruxelles dans les domaines de l’Histoire de l’Art des XIVe-XVIIIe siècles. Cette bourse d’une durée de un an sera renouvelable éventuellement trois fois.

Date limite de l’appel : 30 juin 2020

Plus d’informations :

CFP – City Lights. Urban Space and Civic Identity in the Low Countries and Beyond

The Association for Low Countries Studies is delighted to announce its third postgraduate colloquium, “City Lights”. Proposals are invited from PhD candidates and early career researchers in the humanities and social sciences. The colloquium will bring together young scholars from the UK and internationally to explore urban space and civic identity in Benelux from an interdisciplinary perspective.

The Low Countries is one of the world’s most urbanised regions. Since the Middle Ages, advances in mercantilism, industry and land reclamation had spurred Bruges, Antwerp and Amsterdam toward exponential growth. Meanwhile, claims to political autonomy and religious freedom caused tension with the powers that be, erupting most violently during the Eighty Years’ War (1568–1648). Today, many Netherlandish cities retain a unique sense of identity, manifested in dialects, local legends and civic buildings.

Cities are the engines of culture for both their social connectivity and their inspiring topographies. Chambers of rhetoric were once a mainstay of burgerlijk culture, while civic guilds commissioned some of Rembrandt’s most celebrated works, not least the Night Watch. Entire sub-industries of painting capitalised upon the beauty of Amsterdam’s canals and Utrecht’s churches, and Amsterdam has continued to inspire writers and filmmakers, from Albert Camus to Paul Verhoeven. Are cities replete with utopian possibility, or are they moral and ecological miasmas? As Plato remarked in the Republic, ‘Any city, however small, is in fact divided into two, one the city of the poor, the other of the rich’. How does the countryside compare?

Proposals on this year’s theme are broadly welcome, but those covering cities and empire, as well as the phenomenology of urban space (including smell- and soundscapes), especially so.

Please send an abstract of no more than 300 words to Adam Sammut, c/o, with “ALCS 2020” in the subject heading, together with a short biography. Bursaries will be available, with priority given to self-funded students. Please indicate should you wish to be considered. 

Date de l’événement : 9-10 juillet 2020

Date limite de l’appel à contribution : 31 mars 2020

Lieu : Senate House, University of London


CFP – Looping back ? Bureaucratic knowledge, colonial administrations and socio-political change in imperial histories

Appel à contribution pour le colloque « Looping back ? Bureaucratic knowledge, colonial administrations and socio-political change in imperial histories ».

Date de l’événement : 10-11 mai 2021

Date limite de l’appel à contribution : 1 mai 2020

Lieu : Radboud University Nijmegen (Pays-Bas)


CFP – Journées internationales d’histoire du droit et des institutions

Appel à contribution pour les journées internationales d’histoire du droit et des institutions, organisées par la société d’histoire du droit et des institutions des pays flamands, picards et wallons. Thème : l’art et le droit.

Date de l’événement : 22-23 mai 2020

Date limite de l’appel à contribution : 20 avril 2020

Lieu : Middelbourg, Pays-Bas


APPEL – FWO-project « Renovating the church : material culture, Habsburg ritual and early Counter-Reformation experiments in the Low Countries (c. 1535-1585) »

Bij de vakgroep Geschiedenis van de Universiteit Gent is men op zoek naar een promovendus/-a die onderzoek zal doen in het kader van het FWO-project « Renovating the church : material culture, Habsburg ritual and early Counter-Reformation experiments in the Low Countries (c. 1535-1585) ».

Solliciteren kan nog tot 31 maart 2020.

Meer informatie :

CFP – Privacy at Court ? A Reassessment of the Public/Private Divide within European Courts (1400-1800)

Grand, extravagant, magnificent, scandalous, corrupt, political, personal, fractious; these are terms often used to describe the medieval and early modern courts of Europe. Moreover, this dynamic location within the social world was central to the legitimacy and authority of the monarch or princely power, acting thereby as a machinery that shaped European politics and culture. Architecture, art, fashion, patronage and cultural exchanges relied upon and were influenced by the visual spectacle of European courts. Researchers have convincingly and innovatively emphasised the public nature of courtly events, procedures, and ceremonies. Nevertheless, court life also involved certain zones of privacy. Indeed, what was recognized as private at European courts? How were such privacies obtained or constructed within the court? How did practices of privacy impact political deliberations at court? How was privacy put on public display?

These and similar questions urge us to reassesses the public nature of the early modern European court and to reconsider our present-day understandings of privacy. Indeed, the emergence of court studies as a scientific area of investigation relied heavily upon sociological modes of explanation, political history, and cultural studies of, e.g., performance and ritualization. Can issues of courtly privacy be fitted into our existing models? Or do we have to reconsider models and their representations of court life, when we take zones of privacy into account? Such a reassessment will fertilize the grounds for a much broader discussion of the past and the future of court studies.

The conference provides researchers of court studies the opportunity to examine or reassess the role of privacy within European courts and court studies. We thus invite contributions that examine any topic related to the public/private-divide within European court culture (1400-1800). Furthermore, we also welcome contributions that engage with discussions surrounding the methodology of court studies and the history of this line of research: contributions dealing specifically with privacy as catalyst for rethinking court studies will be prioritized.

Organizers : Dustin Michael Neighbors and Lars Cyril Nørgaard Postdoctoral Researchers at the Centre for Privacy Studies 

Dates de la conférence : 10-11 décembre 2020

Date limite de l’appel : 1 avril 2020 

Plus d’informations

Bourse – Explokart Fellowship

Explokart fellowships are granted yearly to scholars who want to study the history of cartography and explore the rich map collections in Amsterdam and beyond, in close collaboration with the Explokart chair of historical cartography at the University of Amsterdam and Allard Pierson.

• Research on the history of maps, mappings and cartography using public map collections and related source material in the Netherlands, in particular in Amsterdam;
• Research or projects closely related to the activities of the Explokart chair of historical cartography.

The Explokart fellowship is open for both young and established researchers, lecturers and map curators, from the Netherlands and from abroad. Holding a PhD is not a necessary condition for application.

Fellowships are available for one up to six months. Fellows may however spread the fellowship over a longer period of time, for example when they have other professional commitments.

UvA Allard Pierson, Oude Turfmarkt 129, 1012 GC Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Applications can be submitted by April 1st or October 1st.

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