January 10, 2012 § Leave a Comment
18th Century Collections Curatorial Department Internship
The National Portrait Gallery is seeking to appoint an intern for six months with a proven interest in eighteenth-century portraiture to gain experience in general curatorial work and research across a number of projects. These include: public enquiries; research for a display on 16th-18th century drawings; research towards an academic study of portrait print collecting and extra-illustration in eighteenth-century Britain; and research support for the curators of an exhibition on Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. As a large part of the internship will involve research in libraries and archives in London, it would be an advantage to have completed an MA or be engaged in a programme of PhD study. « Read the rest of this entry »
January 6, 2012 § Leave a Comment
Funding Opportunities with the British School at Rome, various deadlines in January and February 2012
There are several funding opportunities available to art history researchers working in the field of Italian art from pre-history to the modern period, covering art and architecture, and at levels ranging from pre-doctoral to senior scholars.The full details of the scholarships are available on The British School at Rome‘s website, but we have outlined the main grants for early career researchers below.
October 14, 2011 § Leave a Comment
2012-2013 Theme: Colour. Application deadline: November 1st 2011
In addition to the theme of color, we also welcome applications from scholars engaged in research projects on classical and ancient Mediterranean art and archaeology, the reception of antiquity, and other topics pertaining to the collections, resources, and programs of the Getty Villa. The 2012–2013 Scholars Program of the Getty Research Institute offers two new Postdoctoral Fellowship opportunities, made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Eligible candidates for the ten-month residential GRI-NEH Postdoctoral Fellowships will be selected through a competitive application process. Applications and eligibility guidelines for the GRI-NEH Postdoctoral Fellowships are available here.
June 16, 2011 § Leave a Comment
Collaborative AHRC Doctoral Award in Art and Education, Goldsmiths, University of London
The Centre for the Arts and Learning in the Department of Educational Studies at Goldsmiths University of London in collaboration with Tate, invites applications for a PhD studentship fully-funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council to commence in October 2011. The focus for the doctoral research project is, ‘A critical analysis of artists’ engagement with learning programmes at Tate from 1970-2010 as documented in Tate’s extensive education archive.’
June 10, 2011 § Leave a Comment
Through the generosity of a number of donors (notably a late member, Jonathan Vickers; the Trustees of the Ernest Cook Trust; the D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust; the Thriplow Trust; English Heritage), and of the membership in general, two research bursaries are regularly awarded by The Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain. These are The Jonathan Vickers bursary and The Ernest Cook Trust Postgraduate Research Bursary. Each bursary has identical terms. All are for up to three years, and are subject to the candidate’s satisfactory performance and to the Society’s financial resources at the time. A grant of £13,000 for each academic year will be made to each successful candidate, subject to AHRC funding not being available.
June 8, 2011 § Leave a Comment
PhD Studenships now available in Art and Design History, Visual and Material Culture at Kingston University
Kingston University has established an international reputation for high quality, innovative research and is now seeking to make a substantial investment in new PhD studentships available for 2011/12. The competition for these prestigious research studentships is now open to students who wish to study for a full-time PhD at Kingston University. The School of Art and Design History is seeking applications in the broad area of Art and Design History, Visual and Material Culture in the modern and contemporary period. Details of the studentships and how to apply can be accessed at http://www.kingston.ac.uk/research/research-degrees/funding/phd-studentships/ and enquiries can be emailed to to firstname.lastname@example.org
May 30, 2011 § Leave a Comment
Atomic, Molecular and Orbital Iconography in Post-War Design
The Department of History of Design at the Royal College of Art and Science Museum are pleased to invite applications for one funded three-year PhD studentship in the history of atomic, molecular and orbital iconography in postwar British design and popular material culture. The history of X-ray crystallography’s development and subsequent impact on our understanding of the physical world is well-researched within the history of science; less well known is the role played by these new images and concepts in physically forming spaces and objects of daily life in the period.
Drawing particularly on the extensive X-ray crystallography related collections at the Science Museum and the Museum’s collection of 1950s household objects as well as archives and oral histories, the project will investigate the relationship between scientific discovery, the popular dissemination of science and design in postwar British. The project will explore the impact of scientific discovery and its popular imaging on design practice and production, and raise awareness within the history of science of the importance of particular choices for data visualisation on the course of scientific understanding and discovery. The studentship will provide the opportunity to contribute to the planned Making Modern Science Gallery at the Museum.
May 11, 2011 § Leave a Comment
The Department of History of Art is delighted to announce that it has been awarded three fully-funded PhD studentships by the Arts and Humanities Research Council to commence in October 2011.
‘The International Context of the Art of St Ives 1948-60′: supervised by Dr Michael White (University of York) and Dr Chris Stephens (Tate Britain).
‘William Burrell, Thomas & Drake and the Transatlantic Trade in Stained Glass, 1900-1950′: supervised by Sarah Brown (University of York) and Vivian Hamilton (Glasgow Museums).
May 11, 2011 § Leave a Comment
An AHRC Collaborative Award between the University of Nottingham and the Palace of Westminster
The Department of Art History invites application for an AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award starting 1 October 2011. The award is made between the University and the Palace of Westminster and will focus on The imagery of political union in the Palace of Westminster, 1830-1920s.
The fees and maintenance grant studentship, which will support three years of full-time study (subject to satisfactory progress), is funded through the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Awards Scheme. « Read the rest of this entry »
March 15, 2011 § Leave a Comment
Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust Doctoral Award
The Trustees of the Barns-Graham Charitable Trust and the School of Art History, University of St Andrews, are delighted to announce the Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust Doctoral Award for the study of 20th-century art.
Born in St Andrews, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham (1912-2004) was an exponent of British abstraction for over fifty years and an important member of the St Ives Group that included Ben Nicholson and Barbara Hepworth. From the 1960s she divided her time between Cornwall and Scotland, and in 1992 was awarded a DLitt by the University of St Andrews. « Read the rest of this entry »