NORD/LB WARBURG-WOLFENBUTTEL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP 1997-98
francois at sas.ac.uk
Thu Oct 10 10:34:04 UTC 1996
Here are details of the fellowships offered by the Warburg Institute.
Although they are not intended to support indological research, they
are open to projects involving historical comparative East-West studies.
(This information may also be found on the Warburg Institute Web site --
The Norddeutsche Landesbank has generously funded a four-month Research
Fellowship to enable a younger scholar to spend two months at the Warburg
Institute, University of London, and two months at the Herzog August
Bibliothek Wolfenbuttel, pursuing research into the cultural and
intellectual history of early modern Europe.
The Warburg Institute
The Warburg Institute is dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of the
classical tradition - in the sense of those elements in European thought,
art and institutions that have evolved out of the cultures of the ancient
world. Its Library and Photographic Collection are designed and arranged
to encourage research into the processes whereby one culture learns from
another, and different fields of thought and art act on one another.
They are particularly concerned with continuities between the ancient
Mediterranean civilizations and the cultural and intellectual history of
post-classical Europe, especially in the period to c. 1800.
The Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbuttel
Over the past twenty years the Herzog August Bibliothek, with its rich
historic book and manuscript holdings, has developed into an independent
research institute combining the traditional role of a library with that
of a humanities research centre concentrating on European cultural
history of the early modern period. The Library takes its name from Duke
August the Younger (1579-1666), whose collection of 135,000 imprints was
one of the largest libraries of his day. It now also houses the
collections of the Helmstedt University Library as well as all those
books and manuscripts acquired for the collections since the death of
Duke August in 1666. The Herzog August Bibliothek has recently been
designated the national repository for 17th-century imprints in a scheme
to establish a decentralized national library of German texts 1450-1912.
The Library offers a broad range of research facilities within its own
interdisciplinary fellowship programme, runs summer schools, and
organizes conferences and workshops.
The Fellowship is intended for younger scholars, who should have
completed at least two years' research towards a doctorate. Those
employed at Professor, Lecturer or equivalent in a university of learned
institution may normally hold an award only if they are taking unpaid
leave for the whole of the period. The Fellowship may not be held
concurrently with any othe Fellowship or award. Applicants must normally
have been under 35 years of age on 1 October 1996.
Duration and Value
The Fellowship lasts four months, two of which must be spent in each
institution. The total stipend, which may be applied to travel expenses
as well as living and other incidental expenses, will be 5,100 pounds
(approx. DM 12,000). Applicants domiciled in the UK will be liable for
National Insurance costs on the English portion of the award. No
additional funds are available.
The Fellowship may be held for any four consecutive months during the
year beginning 6 October 1997. Fellows must spend at least 6 weeks of
their two months in London during University term-time; term dates for
1996-97 will be 6 October-12 December 1997; 12 January-20 March and 20
April-26 June 1998.
Candidates will be selected jointly by the two institutions and the Bank;
the decision of the selection committee will be final. The successful
candidate will be notified in March 1997, and all other candidates will
be informed of the outcome of the applications.
At the Warburg Institute, the Fellow will be expected to be in London for
the full duration of th award, and to participate in the life of the
Institute by presenting his or her research in a seminar, and by advising
the Library and Photographic Collection. At th Herzog August Bibliothek
the Fellow will be expected to be in residence at the Library for the
full duration of the award, and to present an informal paper on his or
her research at one of the Fellows' meetings. The Fellow may not teach
elsewhere during the tenure of the award, unless with the express
permission of the Director of the relevant institution, and will be
required to submit a brief written report to both institutions at the
conclusion of the Fellowship. The Fellowship may be terminated if the
Directors are not satisfied that the conditions of the award are being
met. All publications containing results of work done with the aid of
the Fellowship shall include adequate acknowledgment of the fact.
Applications should be made in the form of a letter in English or German,
one copy of which should be sent ot the Director of the Warburg
Institute, and one to the Director, Herzog August Bibliothek, Postfach
1364, 38299 Wolfenbuttel. The letter should give the following information:
1. A curriculum vitae giving full details of name, date of birth,
address and present occupation, school and university education,
degrees, teaching and research experience and publications.
2. An outline of the proposed research.
3. Particulars of any grants or awards received in support of the same
4. The names and adresses of two or three persons who have agreed to
write, without further invitation, in support of th application. These
letters of reference should be sent ot the Director of the Warburg
Institute by 6 January 1997. It is the responsibility of the
candidates to ask their referees to write by this date.
5. Copies of published work should if possible be submitted.
Candidates should indicate whether the wishe these publications to be
returned, or whether they may be given to the Library of either institution.
Closing date: applications must arrive at both institutions no later
than 6 December 1996.
NO applications will be accepted by e-mail. The postal addresses are:
The Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB, United Kingdom
Herzog August Bibliothek, Postfach 13 64, 38299 Wolfenbuttel, Deutschland
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