Coptic Icons Postdoctoral Fellowship at the American Research Center in Egypt (2020-2021)

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October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Classical Studies, Islamic History / Studies, Medieval and Byzantine History / Studies, Religious Studies and Theology

Coptic Icons Postdoctoral Fellowship at the American Research Center in Egypt

This two-year fellowship is open to U.S. citizen postdoctoral scholars. The successful applicant will work in the ARCE Archive in Cairo with materials from a USAID-funded project (1998-2004) that documented and conserved Byzantine through the Ottoman period Coptic icons. S/he will assess the Coptic Icons database and project documentation, and crosscheck and reference the meta-data contained in the database against some 3000 images.

Expected outputs for the first year include the submission of an article to a peer-reviewed journal, an article for ARCE’s Scribe Magazine and a report for the ARCE website. Following the assessment phase of the Coptic Icons database, the Fellow will develop his/her own publication proposal arising from this archive. Expected output for the second fellowship year is a draft manuscript. The primary subject of research investigation should be a critical examination of some aspect of the history, thought, or culture of Coptic Christianity as related to the Coptic Icons database.

Scholars who focus on Coptic or Byzantine iconography from disciplines such as art history, history, philosophy and theology/religious studies or other related humanities disciplines are encouraged to apply. Doctoral candidates who have successfully defended their with PhD in hand by September 15, 2020 are eligible to apply. The U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs funds the fellowship through a grant to the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC).

One fellowship will be awarded at $2,640 per month plus round-trip airfare. Apply between November 1, 2019 and January 15, 2020.

Contact Info: 

Djodi Deutsch, Academic Programs Manager, American Research Center in Egypt

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