Call for Applications: 2025-26 Membership

Institute for Advanced Study – School of Historical Studies

Call for Applications: 2025-26 Membership

The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) is an independent, private institution founded in 1930 to create a community of scholars focused on intellectual inquiry, free from teaching and other university obligations. Each year scholars from around the world apply to pursue their own research at the Institute. Members receive access to the extensive resources of the Institute, including offices, libraries, subsidized dining and housing facilities, and some administrative assistance.

The School of Historical Studies supports scholarship in all fields of historical research but is concerned principally with the history of western, near eastern and Asian civilizations, with particular emphasis upon the Greek and Roman world, the history of Europe (medieval, early modern, and modern), the Islamic world, East Asian studies, art history, history of science, and musicology.

Application Deadline: October 15, 2024

Dates of Membership:
Term I: September 22 – December 19, 2025
Term II: January 12 – April 10, 2026

Eligibility Requirements:
• Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent, awarded no later than December 31, 2023.
• Scholars are expected to reside at the Institute for Advanced Study or in the Princeton area during the term(s) of their Membership.

Application Requirements
• A completed online application
• Curriculum vitae
• Research proposal (maximum 1,500 words)
• One-page bibliography related to your proposal
• PDF files of three publications, in print, from peer-reviewed sources
• Two reference letters (only required for applicants who received their Ph.D. in the last five years)

Funding Information and More:
The School of Historical Studies generally offers stipends of a maximum of $80,000 for the full academic year, and $40,000 for a single term. The Institute will also provide a limited reimbursement for travel expenses to incoming Members from outside the Princeton area.
Scholars who have received their Ph.D. no earlier than January 2018 and are currently Assistant Professors at a college or university in the U.S. or Canada may also simultaneously apply online to the Mellon Fellowship for Assistant Professors.

Short-term Visitorships for less than a full term and no stipend are also available ad-hoc. To inquire about a Visitorship opportunity, contact the Administrative Officer at
HSao@ias.edu.

Visit ias.edu/hs/membership for more information. For all other inquiries, email hsappquery@ias.edu.

Short-term research fellowships, Portugal

FLAD launches the 2024 edition of the short-term research fellowships at Biblioteca Nacional de PortugalTorre do Tombo and archives and libraries across the country, with the aim of supporting the promotion of Portuguese language and culture in the USA.

These programs are aimed at students, teachers, and researchers attached to educational or research institutions in the U.S., with a view to providing a productive stay in Portugal and access to research tools needed for the research projects of those selected.

Click here for more information: Applications Open: Short Term Research Grants 2024 – FLAD

Harvard Center for European Studies Visiting Scholars Program

The Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES) at Harvard University invites applications for the 2024-2025 Visiting Scholars Program. Prospective Visiting Scholars can also apply for the following opportunities as part of this program:

The German Kennedy Memorial Fellowship, designed for EU citizens from countries other than Germany.

The John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellowship, designed for German citizens.

The Ramón Areces Fellowship, designed for Spanish citizens.

CFP: PSHAM, Feb 24, 2024

We will be holding the twenty-first annual meeting of the Premodern Spanish History Association of the Midwest on the grounds of the University of Kentucky, in Lexington, on Saturday, February 24, 2024. As usual, we’ll meet at noon for a working lunch and then discuss three pre-circulated works in progress. Many of us will also go out to dinner after the meeting is done.

If you are interested in presenting at PSHAM, please send a brief summary of your paper and a brief cv to Gretchen Starr-LeBeau (gretchen.starrlebeau@principia.edu) or to Scott K Taylor (scottktaylor@uky.edu) by December 8, 2023. Details are also available on the call for papers which is posted on the ASPHS website.

Even if you don’t want to present, we welcome you to join us! Please RSVP so that we know how many lunches to provide. A little closer to the event we’ll share more details about local hotels, our schedule, etc.

Please send either of us an email if you have any further questions.

Premio de Hispanismo Internacional Fundación Duques de Soria

La Fundación Duques de Soria de Ciencia y Cultura Hispánica (FDS) ha convocado la primera edición del “Premio de Hispanismo Internacional Fundación Duques de Soria”, un galardón que premiará con 50.000 euros a la mejor candidatura que acredite tanto su trayectoria de excelencia científica como el interés de un proyecto académico concreto en torno al hispanismo internacional que genere impacto en la comunidad académica mundial.

La dotación económica del Premio no solo busca reconocer la excelencia de la labor desarrollada por el equipo de investigación premiado, sino también financiar investigaciones futuras. Más información y bases en https://fds.es/presentacion-del-i-premio-hispanismo-internacional-fundacion-duques-de-soria-dotado-con-50-000-euros/

Institute for Advanced Studies: Opportunities for Scholars 2024-25

The Institute is an independent private institution founded in 1930 to create a community of scholars focused on intellectual inquiry, free from teaching and other university obligations. Scholars from around the world come to the Institute to pursue their research. Candidates of any nationality may apply for a single term or a full academic year. Scholars may apply for a stipend, but those with sabbatical funding, other grants, retirement funding, or other means are also invited to apply for a non-stipendiary membership. Open to all fields of historical research, the School of Historical Studies’ principal interests is the history of western, near eastern and Asian civilizations, with particular emphasis on Greek and Roman civilization, the history of Europe (medieval, early modern, and modern), the Islamic world, East Asian studies, art history, the history of science, and late modern history. Support is available each year for one scholar in music studies. A Ph.D. (or equivalent) and influential publications are required.
Deadline: Completed membership applications must be submitted by October 15, 2023.
Further information and membership application materials may be found on the School’s web site, www.hs.ias.edu. (Updated application materials for the 2024-2025 academic year will be posted there in early June.) Inquiries may be sent by email to the Administrative Officer at hsappquery@ias.edu.

Master in Nationalism Studies

Next semester (September 2023), a new Master in Nationalism Studies begins at the Complutense University of Madrid. It will be a multi-disciplinary one year official title, with courses in History, Political Science and Political Theory, Sociology, Anthropology, and Regional Studies. It will be taught online in English. Follow this link for more information:

https://www.ucm.es/masterinnationalismstudies

Spanish Film Club grants

SFC grants enable universities of all sizes around the world to host film festivals featuring new Latin American, Latinx, and Spanish cinema. Awards cover up to 50% of screening costs and come with excellent programming support, as well as the possibility of scheduling Q&As with filmmakers. The deadline for grant applications is October 15, 2022.  To learn more about the program, please visit www.spanishfilmclub.com.

Tenure-track Job: History of Medieval & Early Modern Mediterranean World

August 8, 2022

Assistant Professor, History Department
College of Arts & Sciences
Seattle University

The History Department at Seattle University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Medieval and Early Modern Mediterranean World starting September 2023.

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching, maintaining an active program of scholarship, and performing university and college service. The ideal candidate will have a primary teaching and research field in the Medieval and Early Modern Mediterranean World (ca. 500-1600) broadly defined. There will be opportunities to teach in a variety of programs, including History, the University Core Curriculum, the Honors Program, and in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies or other interdisciplinary programs. A specialist in the Medieval and Early Modern Mediterranean World will support the department’s curriculum emphasizing social justice issues such as the historical roots of inequality and marginalization, and interpreting the diversity of human experience across world regions. The specialist would also help contribute to the vision of both College and University for equity, justice, and centering the margins.

The preferred candidate must have a Ph.D. in History at time of appointment. ABDs will be considered.

Founded in 1891, Seattle University is a Jesuit Catholic university located on a beautiful campus of more than 50 acres in the dynamic heart of Seattle. Our diverse and driven population is made up of more than 7,200 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools and colleges. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer..

In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas, and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of its educational community.

Applicants should submit applications online at https://www.seattleu.edu/careers/ including a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, writing sample of scholarship, and contact information for three references (letters may be solicited upon submission of application). Application deadline is October 1, 2022. For further information please email the History Department Chair, Dr. Haejeong Hazel Hahn (hanhh@seatttleu.edu).

IAS Funding & Fellowship Opportunities

The Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton) is an independent private institution founded in 1930 to create a community of scholars focused on intellectual inquiry, free from teaching and other university obligations. Scholars from around the world come to the Institute to pursue their research. Candidates of any nationality may apply for a single term or a full academic year. Scholars may apply for a stipend, but those with sabbatical funding, other grants, retirement funding, or other means are also invited to apply for a non-stipendiary membership. Open to all fields of historical research, the School of Historical Studies’ principal interests is the history of western, near eastern and Asian civilizations, with particular emphasis on Greek and Roman civilization, the history of Europe (medieval, early modern, and modern), the Islamic world, East Asian studies, art history, the history of science, and late modern history. Support is available each year for one scholar in music studies. A Ph.D. (or equivalent) and influential publications are required.

For the current admission cycle, two postdoctoral fellowships in the disciplines of History of Science and Medieval Studies will also be available. Applicants for postdoctoral fellowships must have received their Ph.D. degrees after 1 July 2020 and before 1 September 2022. Postdoc fellowships are for one year and renewable for a second. Residence in Princeton during term time for both members and postdoc fellowships is required. The only other obligation of Members is to pursue their research. Scholars can find further information in the announcement on the web at https://www.hs.ias.edu/mem_announcement or on the School’s website, www.hs.ias.edu. Inquiries by post should be addressed to the School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Einstein Dr., Princeton, N.J. 08540, or by email address: hsappquery@ias.edu.) Deadline: 15 October 2022.