Job: W 1-Juniorprofessur “Ethnologie mit Schwerpunkt Kulturen der Ökonomie” (Univ. Konstanz)

Job: W 1-Juniorprofessur “Ethnologie mit Schwerpunkt Kulturen der Ökonomie”
(Univ. Konstanz)

Dead line 03.05.2018

Die Universität Konstanz ist seit 2007 in der Exzellenzinitiative des Bundes und der Länder erfolgreich. In der Geisteswissenschaftlichen Sektion der Universität Konstanz, Fachbereich Geschichte und Soziologie, ist zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt eine W 1-Juniorprofessur für Ethnologie mit Schwerpunkt Kulturen der Ökonomie (auf 6 Jahre befristet) zu besetzen. Die Stelleninhaberin/der Stelleninhaber soll einen Beitrag in Forschung und Lehre der Fachgruppe Soziologie und in interdisziplinären Studiengängen leisten. Besonderer Wert wird auf eine wirtschaftsethnologische Ausrichtung auf Fragen nach den kulturellen Dimensionen von Ökonomie, eine hervorragende Dissertation und einschlägige empirische Forschungen mit ethnographischen Methoden gelegt. Von den Bewerberinnen/Bewerbern wird erwartet, zu interdisziplinären Verbundforschungsprojekten der Universität Konstanz beizutragen.

Prof. Dr. Thomas Kirsch
Universitätsstrasse 10
78464 Konstanz

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Job: PhD position “Trade and consumption of Atlantic commodities” (Univ. Bern)

Job: PhD position “Trade and consumption of Atlantic commodities
in the southern Alps” (Univ. Bern)

University of  Bern, Switzerland

Dead line: 15.06.2018

The Historical Institute of the University of Bern invites applications for a four-year PhD position in History. The position is scheduled to start on November 1, 2018.

The PhD student will be a member of the project “Atlantic Italies: Economic and Cultural Entanglements (15th-19th Centuries)”, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (2018-2022) and directed by Dr. Roberto Zaugg. This project explores economic entanglements and related cultural phenomena (consumption, material culture, knowledge circulation) that developed between Italian-speaking territories and the Atlantic world. By focussing on connections linking European states without colonies to both sub-Saharan Africa and the Americas, the project embraces a decentred and trans-imperial approach to Atlantic history. At the same time, it contributes to current attempts to analyse early modern Italian territories in their global contexts. For more information, please refer to  Continue reading “Job: PhD position “Trade and consumption of Atlantic commodities” (Univ. Bern)”

Job Opportunity: Terra Foundation Collection Research Fellow at Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany

Terra Foundation Collection Research Fellow in American Art in Museum Ludwig, City of Cologne, Germany

The position will become available earliest on May 1st, 2018

Please send your complete and informative application in German including cover letter, CV and certificates with indication of the code number 202/18-09 before 11 April 2018

The Museum Ludwig—a museum of the City of Cologne, Germany—is one of the most important museums of modern and contemporary art in Europe. Collection strengths include pop art, classical Modernism, Russian Avant-garde, the art of Pablo Picasso, and important works of contemporary art and photography by U.S. artists.

Funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art, the Museum Ludwig in Cologne offers a two-year Fellowship for the study/research of Museum Ludwig’s collection of American Art made before 1980. This is a research grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art, based in Chicago and Paris, which supports the study and understanding of American art world wide.

The Fellow will research the Museum’s collection of pre-1980 American art, exploring archives in and outside the museum. The orientation of the research should ideally be focused on issues from postcolonial, gender, and/or queer studies, and the outcomes are to be developed so that they are accessible to the general public. Results of the research will be presented in a blog, which is intended to enhance an ongoing dialogue about post-war American art in Europe. In addition, the Fellow will organize a symposium to provide a forum for international scholarly exchange. Finally, in consultation and collaboration with the museum’s curators, the Fellow will participate in the elaboration of an altered presentation of the permanent collection on the basis of archival material and research results.

The Fellow will be considered a professional member of the museum’s curatorial staff with ready access to curators, conservators, and other museum departments.

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Job: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Art Business – Full Time (1.0 FTE)

Sotheby’s Institute of Art 

The MA in Art Business (MAAB) was established at Sotheby’s Institute in 1998. The programme has pioneered the development of the study of art business and the international art market as an academic discipline. At the same time it remains a highly vocational course, with a focus on understanding business networks and professional practices. Students from MAAB progress to employment in a broad variety of jobs in art businesses, both public and private sector, across the world.

The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Art Business will be a key member of the full-time team which leads the teaching and development of the MA in Art Business. The Institute views the Lectureship as an integral and pioneering position in the development of an emerging academic discipline in which Sotheby’s Institute of Art London has been at the forefront in terms of academic and vocational leadership. Continue reading “Job: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Art Business – Full Time (1.0 FTE)”

PhD Grants – Stipend

Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Halle an der Saale, Germany
Final Date of Application: 31.03.2018

The Graduate School “Techniques of Future-Making” at the Research
Cluster “Society and Culture in Motion” (SCM), Halle (Germany) announces
the following openings:

10 grants for Ph.D. students (EUR 1500/month) for 24 months with the
possibility of a 12 months extension

Applications must be received (not postmarked) by March 31st, 2018

Beginning: October 1st, 2018

Ph.D. Grant Descriptions:

The guiding subject matter of SCM is the study of the motion and
transformation of ideas, artefacts, and models in space, time and
between social fields. New technological, political, judicial, as well
as economic frameworks have increasingly trans-local and quite often
global meanings due to their translations into local contexts. SCM aims
to devise concepts that allow for the description of these translation
processes, paying particular attention to creative strategies of
adaption, transformation and redeployment of travelling epistemic or
normative elements. Thus, we aim to understand the reflexive and
stimulating potentials in experiences with unfamiliar cultural or social

Consequently, our primary concern goes beyond the migration of people as
an economic and political process in order to focus on the challenges
and chances that symbolic and normative elements in motion bring about.

From this perspective, we expect interdisciplinary research projects on
aspects of creative resistance, adaptation and camouflage that can be
identified as forms of translation of travelling ideas and models.

The focus could be on historical and social as well as transdisciplinary

Central research topic for the granted projects: Techniques of

Neither the preconditions nor the consequences of the global movement of
elements, which form ever new configurations through their adaptation to
more or less sharply defined contexts, are sufficiently known.
Furthermore, the global movement of elements sets a new framework for
the localisation and stabilisation of social orders – frameworks that
are also insufficiently understood. New technological, political,
judicial, and economic frameworks, indicators and innovations have
increasingly trans-local and quite often global meanings that have to be
appropriated locally. This process always produces something new, yet
the product of this process can seldom be anticipated with a sufficient
degree of certainty. Translation and mediation are therefore important
concepts for the analysis of these processes.

The new forms of movement generated by the last wave of globalisation
(reaching back to the 1980s) entail a number of pressing problems, which
can be characterized by the threatening and juxtaposed scenarios
“homogenisation” and “fragmentation”. The future world is imagined
either as gravitating toward an increasing homogenisation that will bit
by bit destroy the plentiful diversity (ranging from seeds to cultural
and social forms), or as leaning toward an increasing fragmentation that
will result in the incommensurability of human life forms. In this
context, we can exemplify the clusters’ research question by means of a
central problem brought on by the last globalisation wave.

We therefore invite research projects that explore potentially fruitful
ways to deal with these topics.

Who can apply?

Potential Ph.D. students must hold an MA degree (equivalent to the
German MA) in social sciences or humanities, or an equivalent degree
entitling the holder to take up Ph.D. studies in Germany. In order to
fully participate in and take advantage of the GS “Techniques of
Future-Making”‘s activities, ontinuous presence of the students in Halle
is required. Applications must include the following documents:

– Cover letter
– Copy of M.A. certificate (English or German)
– Transcript of Records (if available)
– CV
– Outline of a research proposal together with project timeline (3.000 –
5.000 words). This proposal should relate to the general topic of
“Techniques of Future-Making” (see above for a description of central
research topic). Furthermore, we ask that you include details of your
research progress (if any) up to the time of application.
– Letter of recommendation written by an academic supervisor from the
previous university.
– Proof of adequate knowledge of English (if a non-native speaker).

What we offer: 

The GS SCM offers in particular:
– Transdisciplinary seminars and workshops on various subjects.
– Presentations and talks by visiting scholars.
– Workshops related to key skills training.
– A framework for discussing dissertation projects.
– In addition to the grants, the SCM offers additional financial support
for grantees with children.
– The GS SCM can also contribute to field work expenses (if applicable).
If this kind of support is required, then it should be stated and
explained in the research proposal.

The GS SCM programme is not only directed at the SCM grantees; a number
of other Ph.D. students and junior researchers are continuously taking
part in the programme. While the working language of the SCM is English,
we nevertheless request that students acquire an operative knowledge of
German (for everyday communication as well as reading skills in
scholarly literature). German language instruction is available through
the university.

What is expected from participating Ph.D. students?

We expect a sustained effort in the Ph.D. work, together with a
willingness to actively take part in the SCM schooling programme. This
involves giving presentations and papers at the trans-disciplinary
seminars, workshops, as well as on other occasions a general interest in
methodological and epistemological enquiries.

Successful completion of the degree (Ph.D.) takes place according to the
guidelines and regulations of the corresponding faculty.

Please send complete applications as shown on the SCM website:

by e-mail to:

and/or by ordinary mail to:

Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Graduate School “Society and Culture in Motion”
Reichardtstr. 6
D-06114 Halle/Saale

Job: PhD or Postdoc position, Rome

Rom, Bibliotheca Hertziana
Deadline: Feb 28, 2018

The Department of Prof. Dr. Tristan Weddigen at the Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History, Rome, seeks applications for

a doctoral or a postdoctoral position

in the framework of the research initiative “Rome Contemporary”.

Applicants from art history and related disciplines, such as history, exhibition history, digital art history, architectural history, urban history, gender studies, art market studies, film studies, theater studies, and cultural studies, are welcome. Continue reading “Job: PhD or Postdoc position, Rome”

STIP: PhD Studentship, Art Markets and Museum Collections, Loughborough

Loughborough University, October 01, 2018
Application deadline: Feb 28, 2018

Art Markets and Museum Collections: Curating Futures

Funded full-time PhD studentship in the School of the Arts, English and Drama
Loughborough University, United Kingdom

The Museums, Markets, and Critical Heritage research group at Loughborough University welcomes proposals for a funded PhD studentship that investigates intersections between art markets, curatorial practices, and the development of museum collections. As the 2017 auction sale of Leonardo’s Salvator Mundi has shown, interest in the art market as a space of both commerce and public spectacle has reached a peak. At a time when eye-catching transactions have become a driving force within the global art world, this studentship invites consideration of the extent to which art market activity, art fairs, biennials, and private initiatives are shaping the futures of museums and their audiences. Continue reading “STIP: PhD Studentship, Art Markets and Museum Collections, Loughborough”