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CARMEN - Lettre du 18 avril 2012

Dear colleagues and friends of CARMEN,

Let me draw your attention to the following information which is divided into sections on : CARMEN meetings and CARMEN-generated calls, grant calls information, jobs, and bursaries.

Best regards,
Katerina Hornickova
CARMEN

I. CARMEN Meetings and Calls

- a/ 7th Annual Meeting of CARMEN, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

The 7th Annual Meeting of CARMEN, generously hosted by the Central European University in Budapest, will take place on 7th – 9th September 2012. The meeting is open to any medievalist interested in constructive collaboration, but especially to those representing an institution of medieval studies. CARMEN is looking forward to welcoming its members, as well as interested medievalists in this lively Central European capital on the Danube river. Download the programme, travel information and information on this year Market Place in the section Events and Meetings of the CARMEN website.

- b/ Call for participation at Projects’ Market Place 2012 - Market Place and Group Meetings, Annual General Meeting 2012 at the CEU Budapest

The aim of the Market Place is to enable projects, in any stage of development, to find partners (see attached). Each participant in the Market Place is provided with a stall, where they can display posters, leaflets or a PowerPoint presentation and discuss their project. Participants are also welcome to bring information about projects led by other colleagues. After the Market Place there will be informal and formal opportunities for further discussion.

Group Meetings
The aim of these meetings is to stimulate intellectual discussion among CARMEN members. The outcomes will be various, ranging from the exchange of ideas, to ties made between individual scholars, to establishing the beginnings of networks, to the identification of areas for funded projects.
We have identified six initial topics (see attached), which will meet in two sessions on the Saturday afternoon (8 September) :

Session 1 (14:00-15:30)
Investing in a European Past in the Globalized World (Felicitas Schmieder)
Looking Beyond the Horizons of Medieval Courts (Jitske Jasperse)
Nature (Gerhard Jaritz and Alasdair Ross)

Session 2 (16:00-17:30)
Cities (Pam King)
Cultural Encounters (Kateřina Horníčková)
The Languages of Medieval Europe : Interactions across the Spoken and Written Word (Elizabeth Tyler)

Further information is posted on the CARMEN website.

Anyone attending the AGM is warmly invited to join in any group. There is no need to sign up in advance – just come along on the day. If you would like to contact the organizer of the meeting in advance, please feel free to get in touch through Elisabeth M. Tyler.

Additionally, if any member of CARMEN would like to organize a meeting on another topic, please get in touch with Elisabeth (by 31 July 2012), with a brief description, and we can add a further group meeting to the program. We will also aim to provide space to any group arising from the Market Place.
There will also be plenty of opportunities during the AGM for informal discussion. Immediately after the Group Meetings, there will be time before dinner for further discussion in local cafés.
Elizabeth Tyler

II. Grant calls information

- a/ M4M HUMAN Programme - Gerda Henkel Foundation
In cooperation with the European Commission the Gerda Henkel Foundation launches the second round of its M4HUMAN (Mobility for experienced researchers in historical humanities and Islamic studies) programme. The funding initiative gives outstanding researchers the opportunity to spend a longer period of time at a foreign research institution of their choice.

The call for proposals is open to researchers from all over the world. Main areas of research are the disciplines promoted by the Gerda Henkel Foundation – History, Prehistory and Early History, Archaeology, Art History, Historic Islamic Studies, Legal History, History of Science as well as the special programme “Islam, the Modern Nation State and Transnational Movements”.

The deadline for applications is June 15, 2012.

Further information on the nature and scope of support as well as the application procedure is available online at

Attached is the enclosed electronic brochure.
Please contact Gerda Henkel Foundation with any queries.


Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,

die Gerda Henkel Stiftung startet in Kooperation mit der Europäischen Kommission die zweite Ausschreibungsrunde ihres M4HUMAN (Mobility for experienced researchers in historical humanities and Islamic studies)-Förderprogramms. Ziel der Förderinitiative ist es, hervorragenden Wissenschaftlern einen längeren Auslandsaufenthalt an einer selbst gewählten Forschungsinstitution zu ermöglichen.

Bewerben können sich Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler weltweit, die in den von der Gerda Henkel Stiftung geförderten Fachgebieten (Geschichtswissenschaften, Ur- und Frühgeschichte, Archäologie, Kunstgeschichte, Historische Islamwissenschaften, Rechtsgeschichte und Wissenschaftsgeschichte) oder zu Themen des Förderschwerpunktes »Islam, moderner Nationalstaat und transnationale Bewegungen« forschen.

Die Antragsfrist endet am 15. Juni 2012.

Weitergehende Informationen zu Art und Umfang der Förderung sowie den Antragsmodalitäten finden Sie im Internet.

Wir würden uns freuen, wenn Sie das elektronische Faltblatt weiterleiten oder in geeigneter Weise auf die Förderinitiative aufmerksam machen könnten.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Gerda Henkel Stiftung

- b/ CALLFOR PROPOSALS — Academic Cooperation and Research Office

Gerda Henkel Foundation Offers Fellowships for Experienced Researchers
The Gerda Henkel Foundation is offering Marie Curie Fellowships in M4HUMAN(Mobility for experienced researchers in historical humanities including Islamic studies). This funding initiative is co-financed by the European Commission under the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research. It aims to support outstanding scholars in gaining further experience abroad, providing24-month research fellowships for senior researchers. The deadline for applications is June 15. For more information see here.

III. Jobs

- a/ 4 PhD Studentships and 3 Postdoctoral Research Fellowships at Centre for Medieval Literature, University of Southern Denmark and University of York

The Centre for Medieval Literature (CML) is a centre of excellence funded by the Danish National Research Foundation for six years, with the possibility of an extension to ten years. It is jointly based at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU in Odense) and the University of York (UK).

We will be awarding four fully-funded PhD Studentships and appointing three Postdoctoral Research Fellows to start in September and October 2012.
Deadline for applications is 30 April 2012.

The Centre takes an integrated European approach to the study of Medieval Literature and welcomes applications from those working on the literary cultures of medieval Europe, from Scandinavia to the Middle East. PhD and Postdoctoral projects will fall within the three main research areas of CML : linguistic interfaces between secular and/or vernacular languages, fictionality, and canon formation. The work of CML is interdisciplinary in seeking to study texts as embedded within social relationships.

Two PhD Studentships and two Postdoctoral Fellowships will be available at SDU and two PhD studentships and one Postdoctoral Fellowship will be available in York. Applicants may apply to both or one institution.

Full details of the CML research programme, organization and participation is available on our website.

Details on the SDU posts can be found here.

Details on the York posts can be found here.

- b/ Position at German Historical Institute in London

Deutsches Historisches Institut London, London, 01.10.2012-30.09.2015
Bewerbungsschluss : 30.04.2012

Die STIFTUNG DEUTSCHE GEISTESWISSENSCHAFTLICHE INSTITUTE IM AUSLAND hat ab 01. Oktober 2012 für die Dauer von zunächst drei Jahren am Deutschen Historischen Institut London die Stelle eines/r

wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiters/ Mitarbeiterin
für den Forschungsschwerpunkt Geschichte des Mittelalters

zu besetzen.

Neben der Mitarbeit an allgemeinen Institutsaufgaben, wie der
Vorbereitung von Konferenzen, wird die Durchführung eines weiteren, für
die Hochschullaufbahn qualifizierenden Projektes erwartet. Der/die
Bewerber/in soll mit einer Dissertation aus dem Bereich der Geschichte
des Mittelalters promoviert sein. Erwünscht sind außerdem
Forschungserfahrungen im Bereich der englischen Geschichte sowie sehr
gute englische Sprachkenntnisse.

Die Vergütung erfolgt nach Entgeltgruppe 13, Stufe 1, TVöD, zuzüglich
der Auslandszulagen nach den Bestimmungen des Bundes. Die
Sozialleistungen sind die des öffentlichen Dienstes.

Die Stiftung DGIA strebt eine Erhöhung des Frauenanteils an und fordert
daher qualifizierte Frauen ausdrücklich zur Bewerbung auf.
Schwerbehinderte Bewerber/innen werden bei gleicher Eignung bevorzugt
berücksichtigt. Die Vorstellungsgespräche werden am Freitag, den 01.
Juni 2012, im DHIL stattfinden.

Bewerbungen sind bitte ausschließlich per email mit den üblichen
Unterlagen : Darstellung des beruflichen Werdegangs und der erworbenen
Qualifikationen, Schriftenverzeichnis, Skizze für ein Forschungsprojekt
im Bereich der Geschichte Englands bzw. der britischen Inseln im
Mittelalter sowie Namen zweier Referenzen bis zum 30. April 2012 erbeten
an den

Direktor des DHI London
Herrn Professor Dr. Andreas Gestrich
17 Bloomsbury Square
LONDON WC1A 2NJ UK
Email
+44 207 309 2050
Homepage

- c/ Post-doctoral Research Fellowship at Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies
Queen Mary-University of Warwick Strategic Alliance - Renaissance Studies Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

As a result of the University of Warwick’s recent announcement
regarding our strategic alliance with Queen Mary, the Centre for the
Study of the Renaissance is delighted to announce that applications are
now open for two post-doctoral research fellowships, one based at Queen
Mary and one here at Warwick, on the theme of ‘Renaissance Cultural
Networks and Information Technologies, 1300-1800’.

More information on the new alliance and details of the positions
available can be found here.
Application deadline is Friday 11th May 2012.

Contact : Jayne Brown (BA Hons)
Centre Secretary / Postgraduate Administrator
Centre for the Study of the Renaissance
H448b, 4th Floor Annexe, Humanities Building
The University of Warwick
Coventry, CV4 7AL
Tel : 024 7652 4587

- d/ Job opportunity - History of Spirituality in the Low Countries

At the Ruusbroecgenootschap, Universiteit Antwerpen : part-time, temporary function in the area of ’Geschiedenis van de spiritualiteit in de Nederlanden tot ca. 1750’. Details see here

- e/ Felowships offer - ACRO Academic Cooperation and Research Support Office 4/11/2012 3:35 PM >>>
Deadline for application August 16, 2012 at 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)

INTRA-EUROPEAN FELLOWSHIP (IEF)
This action aims at supporting experienced researchers of any nationality at various stages of their career, helping them in acquiring new skills (multi or interdisciplinary) and/or to undertake inter-sectoral experiences within EU member states and associated countries. New element since last year is the Career Restart Panel which may assist researchers to resume a career in research after a break. Proposals are submitted jointly by the host organization and the individual experienced researcher. Research fields are chosen freely by the applicants in a ’bottom-up’ manner. Financial support will be provided to the selected proposals, for a period of 12 to 24 months full-time equivalent. Funding is provided for advanced training (including complementary skills) and trans-national mobility, on the basis of the "personal career development plan" established by the experienced researcher with her/his personal supervisor in the host organization.
Full text of the Call.

INTERNATIONAL INCOMING FELLOWSHIP (IIF)
This action aims to attract top-class experienced researchers from third countries (fulfilling the eligibility criteria) to work and undertake research and transfer of knowledge in Europe for 1 to 2 years (incoming phase), with a view to developing mutually-beneficial research co-operation. If before the incoming phase, the experienced researcher has been active in one of the International Cooperation Partner Countries – ICPC (Annex 1 of 2012 Work Programme), a possibility is provided to assist the experienced researcher to return to this country, thus contributing to establish sustainable cooperation between these countries and European research organizations. The duration of the return phase is one year. Research fields are chosen freely by the applicants in a ’bottom-up’ manner. Proposals are submitted jointly by the host organization and the individual experienced researcher, within the specified deadlines (if applicable and allowed, with a return host organizations in an ICPC Third Country).
Full text of the Call.

INTERNATIONAL OUTGOING FELLOWSHIP (IOF)
This action aims to reinforce the international dimension of the career of European experienced researchers by giving them the opportunity to be trained and acquire new knowledge in a Third Country high-level research organization. Subsequently, these experienced researchers will return with the acquired knowledge and experience to an organization in a Member State or Associated Country. Experienced researchers for this action who are nationals of a Member State or Associated Country fulfilling the eligibility criteria can apply. Research fields are chosen freely by the applicants in a ’bottom-up’ manner. Proposals are submitted jointly by the return host organization and the individual experienced researcher within the specified deadlines. Financial support will be provided to the selected proposal, for a period of up to 36 months full-time equivalent, including an initial outgoing phase (between 12 and 24 months,) in a third country and a mandatory return phase (12 months) in a European Union Member State or Associated Country.
Full text of the Call

Please note, that you must refer to the 2012 Work Programme. This provides a detailed description of the Marie Curie Actions, their objectives and scope, the eligibility criteria, the European Union contribution and the evaluation criteria. Work Programmes are revised each year, so make sure you refer to the appropriate version before preparing your proposal ! All necessary documents to the respective calls and the Work Programme 2012 itself can be downloaded from our website.

IV. Bursaries

- a/ Short internship at Kenyon Institute

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY AT THE KENYON INSTITUTE
(COUNCIL FOR BRITISH RESEARCH IN THE LEVANT)
BASED IN SHEIKH JARRAH, EAST JERUSALEM

About the Kenyon Institute
The Kenyon Institute (KI) is the Council for British Research in the Levant’s research centre in Jerusalem with its origins dating back to 1919. The KI is a hub for local and international researchers from across the arts, humanities and social sciences. It regularly hosts lectures seminars and conferences and enjoys the affiliation of a number of large-scale research projects. It facilities include a library, guest rooms for visitors, research space and archaeological equipment for hire.

Qualifications :
Candidates should hold a postgraduate qualification (e.g. an MA, MSc, MPhil) in a humanities or social science field, or have experience and interest in working on and in Israel/Palestine. Strong writing, research, editing and computer skills are essential. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with strong interpersonal skills who is well organised, attentive to detail, and willing to participate in a variety of tasks as needed. A keen interest in the KI’s mission and an awareness of current events in Israel/Palestine are essential. The language used in the KI is English, but research experience or familiarity with Arabic and/or Hebrew would be helpful.

Responsibilities

  • Internship duties vary but may include the following :
  • Assist resident researchers, the Director and the Research Scholar, with research activities. Each intern will be given a main task to undertake as a project during their internship
  • Assist in the organisation and coordination of academic lectures and workshops.
  • Support media outreach and publicity for KI activities, including updating the website.
  • Liaise with partner institutions.
  • Assist with general office tasks, including managing contacts and mailing lists and supporting the librarian.

Benefits

  • Internships are unpaid, however you are provided with bed and breakfast within the KI hostel, a late Ottoman villa in East Jerusalem (a few doors from the British Consulate General).
  • Period of internship
  • Three months, although the first one (Spring) is offered on a two-month basis only.
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications for particular terms are on the following schedule :

Spring 2012 internships (April, May) : applications are accepted until 4 March 2012.

  • Summer 2012 internships (June, July, August) : applications are accepted from March 3 until April 2.
  • Autumn internships (September, October, November) : applications are accepted from April 3 until June 2.
  • Winter internships (December, January, February) : applications are accepted June 3 until August 2.

How to apply
Applicants should email the following information :

  • A curriculum vitae.
  • Cover letter outlining areas of interest and how those interests correlate to the KI’s activities and priorities.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Writing sample.

Please send all application materials to :
Director
Kenyon Institute (Council for British Research in the Levant)
Mail

Please do not contact us by telephone. Because of the volume of applications, only those selected will be notified. Your ability to pay attention to detail will be judged in part by how well you follow the application instructions.

UK Office, CBRL
10 Carlton House Terrace
London, SW1Y 5AH
England
T : +44-(0)20 7969 5296
F : +44-(0)20 7969 5401
Mail
Website

- b/ Dr. Elka Klein Memorial Travel Grant
I want to remind everyone that the application deadline for the annual Dr.
Elka Klein Memorial Travel Grant is approaching soon. I’m sure many on this
list remember Elka and her participation here. If you are, or know, a
graduate student who plans to do research abroad towards a doctoral
dissertation in the fields of Jewish Studies, Medieval History, and/or
Gender Studies, please consider applying or encouraging students to apply.
You may also share this announcement on other lists where eligible
candidates are likely to see it ; if you’d like to post the flier somewhere,
please let me know and I’ll be happy to send a printable version. Finally,
donations so that we can continue to offer this grant in future years are
always appreciated !
Gail Labovitz
American Jewish University

Dr. Elka Klein
Memorial Travel Grant
Dr. Elka Klein (1965-2005) was passionate about her profession as a
historian and a teacher. Her untimely death in the spring of 2005 was a
great loss to all who knew her, whether personally or professionally. In
her memory, her friends and professional colleagues in the fields of History
and Jewish Studies have created a fitting memorial to honor her dedication
to and her achievements in her academic life.

A cash grant of $1500 will be awarded in Dr. Klein’s memory to a doctoral
candidate preparing to spend a semester or more of the 2012-13 academic year abroad conducting historical research towards his/her dissertation.

The grant recipient will be selected by a panel of scholars based on the
relevance and potential contribution of the proposed work to the fields and
concerns important to Dr. Klein, such as Sephardic culture, medieval
history, gender studies, and Jewish studies.

Applicants for the grant are asked to submit four copies of the following
information by April 20, 2012. Alternately, all materials other than the
recommendation letter may be submitted by e-mail :

  • A c.v.
  • A copy of the applicant’s dissertation proposal
  • A description of the specific research to be undertaken abroad
  • A working budget, including what other funds have already been
    secured
  • A letter of recommendation from the applicant’s dissertation
    supervisor, addressing the applicant’s qualifications and the significance
    of the research s/he will be undertaking

Applications should be mailed to :
Dr. Elka Klein Memorial Travel Grant
c/o Dr. Gail Labovitz
American Jewish University
15600 Mulholland Drive
Bel Air, CA 90077

To submit an application by e-mail, or for more information, please contact
Dr. Gail Labovitz

The selected applicant will be expected to acknowledge the grant in the
dissertation and in any subsequent publications that result from the
research subsidized by the grant. We thank the Association for Jewish
Studies for their help in fund-raising and administration to make this grant
possible.

- c/ Summer school Onderzoekschool Kunstgeschiedenis - Court Residences as Places of Exchange in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe
Utrecht, 1-10 July 2012
See here

- d/ Workshop on Working digitally with medieval and early modern texts - bursary (see attached)