FEATURED JOB: Post-Doctoral Fellowship in African Studies, c. 1250-1750, I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies

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I Tatti – The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies and the German Historical Institute in Rome (Deutsches Historisches Institut in Rom) are pleased to announce a new joint residential fellowship for the 2021-2022 academic year. The fellowship offers post-doctoral scholars working on African studies (or topics that closely consider Africa) a ten-month position to conduct historical research in Italy supported by two institutions with dynamic academic communities. Fellows will spend five months (Sep. 1, 2021 - Jan. 30, 2022) in Rome at the DHI and five months (Feb. 1, 2022 - June 30, 2022) in Florence at I Tatti. The fellowship is designed for scholars in fields related to the study of African history c. 1250-1750, including art history, the history of expressive cultures, musicology, economic history, intellectual, political, and religioius history, as well as literature and languages. Preference will be given to advanced research projects that address the relationship between the African continent and the Mediterranean world during the early modern period, broadly understood historically to include the period from the 14th through the 17th centuries.

We welcome applications from scholars of all nationalities. Special consideration will be given to scholars from the African continent.

Applications must be submitted electronically by midnight (Cambridge, MA time) on Nov. 16, 2020.

For more information about this fellowship, please visit:  http://itatti.harvard.edu/i-tatti-dhi-rom-joint-fellowship-african-studies

Click here to apply: https://itatti.slideroom.com/#/login/program/55076

I Tatti is now accepting applications for its other fellowships for the 2021–2022 academic year:

I Tatti Fellowship (one year; deadline: October 15) for post-doctoral research in any aspect of the Italian Renaissance broadly understood historically to include the period from the 14th to the 17th century, and geographically to include transnational dialogues between Italy and other cultures (e.g. Latin American, Mediterranean, African, Asian etc.).

Wallace Fellowship (four or six months; deadline November 16) for post-doctoral scholars who explore the historiography and impact of the Italian Renaissance in the Modern Era (19th–21st centuries).

Berenson Fellowship (four or six months; deadline November 16) for post-doctoral scholars who explore "Italy in the World". Projects should address the transnational dialogues between Italy and other cultures (e.g. Latin American, Mediterranean, African, Asian, etc.) during the Renaissance, broadly understood historically to include the period from the 14th to the 17th century.

Digital Humanities Fellowship (four or six months; deadline November 16) for projects that cut across traditional disciplinary boundaries and actively employ digital technology. Applicants can be scholars in the humanities or social sciences, librarians, archivists, and data science professionals. Projects should apply digital technologies such as mapping, textual analysis, visualization, or the semantic web to topics on any aspect of the Italian Renaissance.

Craig Hugh Smyth Fellowship (four or six months; deadline November 16) for curators and conservators. Projects can address any aspect of the Italian Renaissance art or architecture, including landscape architecture.

David and Julie Tobey Fellowship (four or six months; deadline November 16) for research on drawings, prints, and illustrated manuscripts from the Italian Renaissance, and especially the role that these works played in the creative process, the history of taste and collecting, and questions of connoisseurship.

Warburg/I Tatti Joint Fellowship (ten months; deadline November 16) designed for early and mid-career scholars in the field of history, with preference given to advanced research projects that address the history of science and knowledge related to early modern Italy, including transnational connections between Italy and other cultures. The Fellow will spend the fall term (September – December 2021) in London and the spring term (January – June 2022) in Florence.

I Tatti/Museo Nacional del Prado Joint Fellowship (ten months; deadline November 16) designed for early and mid-career scholars in the field of art history, with preference given to advanced research projects that address the relationship between Spain and Italy (including transnational connections and dialogues with Latin America) during the Renaissance. The Fellow will spend the fall term (September – December 2021) in Madrid, with the support of the Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica (CEEH) and the spring term (January – June 2022) in Florence.

For more information on all fellowships at I Tatti please visit http://itatti.harvard.edu/fellowships

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Contact Info: 

http://itatti.harvard.edu/fellowships-contact

Villa I Tatti
Via di Vincigliata 22
50135 Florence, Italy
+39 055 603 251

Ingrid Greenfield, Post-Doctoral Fellow and Assistant to the Director for Academic Programs
igreenfield@itatti.harvard.edu