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Durham University, England

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Deadline: June 7, 2019

The Institute of Advanced Study is one of Durham University’s flagship interdisciplinary research institutes providing a forum for debate and collaboration across the entire disciplinary spectrum. Durham offers Fellows time and freedom to think, away from the demands of their everyday professional lives. By recruiting Fellows from all around the world, the IAS fosters an exciting intellectual environment in which thinkers from diverse cultural and disciplinary backgrounds can exchange ideas. Applicants may be from any academic discipline or professional background.

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University of Erfurt, Germany

by Richard Meckien - published Jul 11, 2018 02:55 PM - - last modified Oct 17, 2019 08:42 AM

Deadline: April 22, 2019

The Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies (Max-Weber-Kolleg Erfurt) at the University of Erfurt is a highly ranked international research centre. Its ‘Weberian’ research programme combines historical, comparative and interdisciplinary perspectives with an interest in normative issues in the social sciences.

The Kollegforschungsgruppe (KFG, “DFG-Center for Advanced Studies in the Humanities”) "Religion and Urbanity. Reciprocal transformations" invites applications for fellowships for the time period between September 1, 2019 and February 28, 2021. Fellowships are granted for a period of 3 to 6 months. Fellows must reside in Erfurt during the fellowship period.

The KFG investigates the co-constitution and co-evolution of religion and the urban. This comprises the reciprocal processes deriving from, but also impacting on objects, architecture, and texts, but also on narratives, imaginaries and aspirative imaginations. The fellowships are awarded to scholars working in the Humanities, especially in the fields of History or of History of Religion (or in the fields of Sociology and Urban Studies with a focus on historical and religious developments). The KFG is financed by the German Research Foundation (FOR 2779) and directed by Prof. Dr. Susanne Rau and Prof. Dr. Jörg Rüpke. Further information about the Max-Weber-Kolleg and the KFG available at: and

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University of Edinburgh, Scotland

by Richard Meckien - published Jul 11, 2018 02:55 PM - - last modified Oct 17, 2019 08:42 AM

Deadline: April 30, 2019, 5 pm (GMT)

All the following calls have the same deadline and are being offered by the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, Edinburgh.

Postdoctoral Fellowships 2019-20
Applications are invited for Postdoctoral Fellowships lasting up to ten months from candidates in any area of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. IASH provides an enviable location in one of the world’s most intellectually inspiring cities, together with a dynamic network of international connections. £12,500 bursary available.

Junior Anniversary Fellowship 2019-20
In our 50th anniversary year, we are creating a ten-month Fellowship for the most promising early-career scholars in the arts, humanities and social sciences. For 2019-20, we seek applications centred on the place of the humanities in the 21st century to take forward inquiry in a cross-disciplinary way, perhaps at the outermost boundaries of the humanities, arts and social sciences. £15,000 bursary available.

Digital Scholarship Postdoctoral Fellowships 2019 - 2020
These Visiting Fellowships of between three and six months are intended to encourage outstanding digitally-focussed, interdisciplinary research, international scholarly collaboration, and networking activities with a specific focus on the digital. £7,500 bursary available.

CSMCH-IASH Visiting Postdoctoral Fellowship in Modern and Contemporary History 2019-20

This three-month Fellowship is intended to encourage outstanding early-career interdisciplinary research and scholarly collaboration in the broad field of modern and contemporary history. The CSMCH has selected this year's interdisciplinary research theme as 'revolution', and applicants must address this theme. Otherwise, there is no limit on geographical area or time period, as long as the bulk of research falls within the 'modern and contemporary' period (c.1750-present). £3,300 bursary available, plus travel grants.

Library Fellowships 2019-20
Applications are invited for three to six month Library Fellowships from postdoctoral scholars in any area of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, to examine special collections held at the University of Edinburgh. The collections include archives, manuscripts, rare books, art, musical instruments and other museum collections, many of which have either not been catalogued or not fully researched, presenting novel opportunities to a wide range of scholarly disciplines. Topics for 2019-20 can include the Scottish Session Papers, archives of Thomas Nelson or Arthur Koestler, Middle Eastern manuscripts or the Malawi collections. £7,500 bursary available, plus travel grants.

University of Konstanz, Germany

by Richard Meckien - published Jul 11, 2018 02:55 PM - - last modified Oct 17, 2019 08:42 AM

Deadlines: March 31 and April 30, 2019

The Zukunftskolleg’s AAA Fellowships support early career researcher from Africa, Asia and Latin America. The AAA Fellowships have a duration of up to three or six months and are offered to researchers related to one of the thirteen departments of the University of Konstanz. You can use this time to extend your research networks and to get to know the research environment at the University of Konstanz, without losing your ties to your home university. As these fellowships can build a first bridge to the German and European academic system, we also encourage doctoral students in their last year to apply. As an AAA Fellow, you will have a Zukunftskolleg Fellow as a partner who will help you integrate into your respective department and will support you during your research. Funding follows DAAD rules and will include a stipend of 1.200€/ month and a contribution to traveling to Konstanz and back. The Zukunftskolleg will not offer employment contracts for AAA fellows. You may negotiate a contribution to health insurance and visa costs with the Central Office after the application was granted by the Executive Committee.

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University of Erfurt, Germany

by Richard Meckien - published Jul 11, 2018 02:55 PM - - last modified Oct 17, 2019 08:41 AM

Deadline: April 15, 2019

The Max-Weber-Kolleg is offering doctoral positions for Ph.D. projects in the fields of Classics, Religious Studies, Sociology, Philosophy and especially in the fields of North American and Modern History and Ancient History as well as related subjects within the framework of the International Graduate School (IGS) “Resonant Self–World Relations in Ancient and Modern Socio-Religious Practices” directed by Prof. Dr. Jörg Rüpke and Prof. Dr. Hartmut Rosa (Erfurt) and Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Spickermann and Prof. Dr. Irmtraud Fischer (Graz), funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The positions are to be filled by 1 October 2019 for a period of 29 months, with the option of a further extension of seven months possible. The project is a cooperation between the Max-Weber-Kolleg at the University of Erfurt and the University of Graz. Participants are required to spend one academic year at the cooperating university in the second year of their term.

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