Appel à candidatures: contrat doctoral en histoire des arts d’Afrique, Freie Universität, Berlin

Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach PhD scholarship program for dissertations in « Historical and Tradition-Based African Art » 

The Institute of Art History at Free University Berlin will award the first “Alfried Krupp von Bohlen and Halbach-PhD scholarship” for dissertation projects in the field of African art history. Applicants are invited to submit PhD proposals with a thematic focus on historical and tradition-based arts, including their updates in the present. The projects may be designed as co-operations with museum or important private collections in Europe/America as well as in Africa. Candidates are expected to have an excellent Master’s degree in African art history (or a neighboring discipline). They must be prepared to take up their residence in Berlin during the funding period and to participate in the activities of the institute. They are expected to have an outstanding qualification for scholarly research as well as an innovative dissertation project, which can successfully be completed within the funding period. Research experience in Africa as well as publications or exhibition projects are welcomed. Applicants without German nationality should have a German language proficiency of C1.

The fellowship is awarded for three years (36 months) and can be extended by a maximum of six additional months. The monthly scholarship rate is € 1.300. Research stays in African countries are encouraged and subsidized for a maximum of six months with an additional allowance of up to € 1.000 per month.

Application documents:

– Completed application form

– CV

– PDF copy of the master’s thesis; further text samples may be submitted in addition

– Proposal of the dissertation project (max. 4.000 words) with a detailed time and work plan

– Copies of university degrees and diplomas with the granted academic degrees

– Letters of recommendation from two university teachers

Application form and guidelines of the program are available at: https://www.krupp-stiftung.de/alfried-krupp-von-bohlen-und-halbach-promotionsstipendium-fuer-alte-und-aeltere-kunst-afrikas/kunstafrikas@zedat.fu-berlin.de. All application documents (including the master thesis) must be sent as PDF in electronic form to: . Deadline is July 31, 2017.

Contact: Department of History and Cultural Studies / Institute of Art History – Art History of Africa – Prof. Dr. Tobias Wendl / Koser Str. 20 / 14195 Berlin / Germany / Phone +49 30 838 – 55286 / 323 / E-Mail: tobias.wendl@fu-berlin


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