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Apply! Forum Trans-regional Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship


The Forum Transregional Studies in Berlin is a research organization on the content internationalization of the humanities and social sciences. The forum offers scope for cooperation between scientists with different regional and disciplinary perspectives and offers the opportunity to test and develop research ideas and projects.

The Berlin-based Forum Trans-regional Studies is currently accepting applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships for the academic year 2018/2019 which starts on October 1, 2018, and ends on July 31, 2019.
By creating a space of dialogue for university and museum scholars from all regions, it aims to discuss the potentials and contours of a plural history of art.

January 15, 2018

Fellowships are available to pursue Postdoctoral programme.

Fellowships are awarded within the framework of the research program Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices. It especially invites scholars from Islamic, Asian, African, Australian, European art histories and the art histories of the Americas, to join the program, but also addresses neighboring disciplines such as Archaeology, Anthropology, History, Aesthetics and other fields dealing with the history of visual and material cultures.

The fellowship starts on 1 October 2018 and ends on 31 July 2019. In particular cases, shorter fellowship terms may be considered. Postdoctoral fellows will receive a monthly stipend of € 2.500 plus supplements depending on their personal situation. Organizational support regarding visas, insurances, housing, etc. will be provided. Successful applicants become fellows of the program Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices at the Forum Transregionale Studien and are expected to take up residence in Berlin.

-Applicants should have obtained their doctorate within the last seven years (before their application). We welcome applications from all regions, with various disciplinary backgrounds, such as Art Histories, Archaeology, Anthropology, Aesthetics, History, and all relevant neighbouring fields dealing with artefacts, artistic production, material culture, and aesthetic practices relating to objects, images, and architectures. Applicants should be interested to engage in reflexive and transdisciplinary research. Art Histories fellows are given the opportunity to pursue their individual research projects within a transdisciplinary and transregional context. They are expected to engage in the program activities, such as regular seminars, workshops, conferences and a travelling seminar.
-In the overall context of the Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices program and the framework of the Forum Transregionale Studien, the fellows will be part of a creative, intellectually stimulating and discursive environment.
English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

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