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.

CFP: Translation, Transposition, and Travel in the Global Nineteenth Century

Society for Global Nineteenth-Century Studies World Congress
Global Studies Center, Gulf University for Science and Technology, Kuwait
16-19 January 2025
Translation, Transposition, and Travel in the Global Nineteenth Century

Keynote speakers:
Regenia Gagnier, University of Exeter
Marwan Kraidy, Northwestern University Qatar
Arthur Asseraf, University of Cambridge
Sarga Moussa, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle

The period between 1750 and 1914 was marked by change, motion, and mobility. Advances in transport and the expansion of imperial powers brought together an array of peoples and facilitated contact between different cultures. These cultural encounters spurred the discovery of new information and of efforts to transmit, mask, or contain it. Translation played a seminal role in informing the public about the changing world and its interconnections. Imaginative writings and scientific concepts were subject to transposition and adaptation across languages and cultures. Indeed, global modernizing processes were due, to some extent, to travel, translation, and transposition.

For its second world congress to be held in Kuwait from 16 to 19 January 2025, the Society for Global Nineteenth-Century Studies is pleased to invite proposals on the theme of “Translation, Transposition, and Travel in the Global Nineteenth Century.” We welcome proposals for papers and panels that explore transits between places, languages, cultures, and ideas. Topics may include (but are not limited to):

· Travel and adventure

· Initiatic journeys

· Travel narratives and nautical fiction

· Pilgrimage

· Slave trade and the forced movement of peoples

· Circulations, transfers, and migrations

· Nomadism

· Problems in translation (e.g., political humour, the absurd, nonsense, etc.)

· Exile and displacement

· Explorers and expeditions

· Science fiction

· Intermedial translation

· Steamers and trains

· Colonization

· Translation and life writing

· Transfer of knowledge

· Cultural transposition

· Adaptation across cultures

· Transmediality and transnationalism

· Transfer and transmission

· Texts and their contexts

· Transposition in music

· Transposition and translation

· Travel maps and cartographies of navigation

· Books as travelling objects

· Photography, painting, and travel

· Tourism and visual culture

· Nomadic narratives

· Translation and the discovery of new cultures

· The re/discovery of ancient civilizations/Egyptomania

· Translation and the discovery of European modernity

In addition to paper and panel proposals related to the conference theme, we also welcome proposals for prearranged special panels on topics in global nineteenth-century studies more broadly:

Methodology OR Pedagogy Roundtables: Sessions focused on methodological approaches to studying and practical strategies for teaching the nineteenth century in a global context. (Either format can include, for example, creative writing panels.)

Big Ideas: Sessions focused on a single thought-provoking topic related to the global nineteenth century. The format may vary from standard panels (three presenters and a moderator) to lightning roundtables (five to eight presenters delivering short, provocative position papers) to others that may be proposed.

Proposals (deadline extended to 10 May 2024)
Individual paper proposals should consist of an abstract (200-250 words), brief biography (80- 100 words), and full contact information in a single pdf document or Word file. Panel proposals should include abstracts for 3-4 papers, a brief rationale that connects the papers (100-200 words), and biographies of each participant (80-100 words) in a single pdf or Word file. All proposals should include 3 to 5 keywords. Successful panel proposals will include participants from more than one institution, and, ideally, represent a mix of disciplines/fields and career stages. Panel proposals should also indicate the category for evaluation: general conference program or special session; Methodology or Pedagogy Roundtable; or Big Ideas. Although the working language of the conference is English, a limited number of slots will be available for presentations in Arabic and French.

Location and requirements
The congress will be held at the Global Studies Center, Gulf University for Science and Technology, in Kuwait. Modern, prosperous, and safe, Kuwait boasts a unique cultural mix, a longstanding tradition of the theatrical arts, diverse cuisine, and some of the best beaches in the region. Presenters, panel chairs, and workshop participants must be current members of the Society for Global Nineteenth-Century Studies at the time of the World Congress. For more information on membership, visit www.global19c.com. Proposals and questions should be directed to the Program Committee: societygncs@gmail.com. Please visit the 2025 Congress website for the most up-to-date information: https://www.sgncscongress.com.

An Ambivalent Empire. Spain and Informal Imperialism in the Long 19th Century

An Ambivalent Empire: Spain and Informal Imperialism in the Long 19th Century
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
July 16-17, 2024, Viña del Mar, Chile. Hybrid Format.
Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Centro de Estudios Americanos

Workshop

The collapse of the Catholic Monarchy in America gave rise to a process of reconfiguration of the Spanish strategic culture. The Spanish empire went from being a multicontinental power to a state relegated to its peninsular space and the insular domains of the Caribbean, the Atlantic and the Pacific. Once the reconquering expectations of the last absolutist governments (1823-1833) had been discredited, the political elites of Elizabethan Spain were strained by two contradictory tendencies. On the one hand, the Monarchy found itself in a financial and diplomatic dependence on France and the United Kingdom. On the other hand, the preservation of important overseas territories incited the governments of Madrid to project scenarios for the geopolitical regeneration of Spain as a global power. The workshop will explore how Spanish administrations, diplomats and thinkers confronted this contradiction, which places the Spanish Monarchy as both subject and object of informal imperialism.

Proposals and questions should be addressed to
rodrigo.escribano@uai.cl
b.c.sebe@bham.ac.uk
am.vicentfanconi@gmail.com

Deadline for individual paper proposals: April 30th

Individual paper proposals should consist of an abstract (200-250 words), a short biography (80-100 words) and complete contact information in a single PDF or Word file. The working languages of the conference are English and Spanish.

CFP: Association for Contemporary Iberian Studies

Association for Contemporary Iberian Studies45th Annual ConferenceCall for PapersWe are delighted to announce the Call for Papers for the 45th annual ACIS Conference, which will be held at Technological University Dublin, 4-6 September 2024. It will be a hybrid conference, with the opportunity to attend online and/ or in person.You are cordially invited to propose a paper, panel or workshop presentation. Proposals for individual papers as well as panels on specific themes (max. four papers per panel) are encouraged.  A small number of partial conference fee bursaries will be available for postgraduate students.If you wish to offer a paper, please see the Guidelines for Papers and send your proposal to the ACIS 2024 Programme Convenors, Dr Deirdre Kelly, Dr Pilar Molina and Dr Mirna Vohnsen at the email address: 45acis2024@gmail.com by Friday 17th May 2024. Informal enquiries concerning papers and topics are welcome before the deadline.For more information, please see our ACIS website and the Conference website.

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

Tenure-track position

The University of Central Missouri History Department seeks to hire a tenure-track faculty
member with expertise in the history of the early modern Atlantic World and with preferred
expertise in the digital humanities and public history. Additional desired subfields include
women’s and gender history, African history, Latin American history, Indigenous history, and/or
early United States history.

Candidates should submit (1) a cover letter that outlines the applicant’s interest, qualifications, and experience for the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) unofficial transcripts for all awarded degrees; and (4) teaching philosophy.

In addition, please send three (3) letters of recommendation to Ms. Elizabeth Tizzano electronically (tizzano@ucmo.edu) or via the Department of History, 136 Wood Hall, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO 64093. Only completed online faculty profiles with attached documents will be reviewed for this position.

If contacted for an interview, official transcripts for all awarded degrees will be required.

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2024 and continues until the position is filled. The desired starting date for this appointment is August 2024. This is a 9-month appointment. Pay and title will be based upon Ph.D. completion.

Direct inquiries regarding this position to: Search Chair, Dr. Micah Alpaugh (alpaugh@ucmo.edu)

For information about the on-line application process contact Human Resources at iobs@ucmo.edu or (660)543-4255.

A background check is required for the selected candidate of this position and any job

For information about the on-line application process contact Human Resources at jobs@ucmo.edu<mailto:jobs@ucmo.edu> or (660)543-4255.

UCM requires that all faculty applicants complete the on-line faculty profile. All documents requested must be attached to the profile at the time of application. Only completed faculty profiles with attached documents will be accepted for this position.

The University of Central Missouri is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Veteran status and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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/

Archivo de Simón Ruiz de Medina del Campo

Notice from Hilario Casado Alonso, Director de la Cátedra:
El Archivo de Simón Ruiz de Medina del Campo fue declarado el pasado miércoles, 24 de mayo de 2023, por la UNESCO Patrimonio Mundial de la Humanidad en su apartado “Memoria del Mundo” en el que, tras un riguroso proceso de selección, se registran aquellos conjuntos documentales o documentos que por su valor excepcional para todo el mundo son considerados Patrimonio Mundial. Este programa tiene como objetivo fundamental estimular la preservación, amplia difusión y acceso universal de los más importantes legados documentales del mundo, contribuyendo así a despertar la conciencia colectiva por este patrimonio de interés global.
El Archivo Simón Ruiz está depositado en la Fundación Museo de las Ferias de Medina del Campo. Está formado por la documentación del comerciante y banquero de la época de Felipe II, Simón Ruiz Envito (Belorado,1525 – Medina del Campo, 1597). Se compone, entre otros fondos de 184 libros de cuentas, más de 58.000 cartas comerciales enviadas a cientos de ciudades, principalmente de Europa y el Nuevo Mundo, 28.000 letras de cambio enviadas a 45 centros financieros europeos, 200 listados con cotizaciones de divisas internacionales y mercancías, balances, documentos de crédito, inventarios, asientos, informes, cartas de flete, pólizas de seguros, etcétera. Es, en suma, uno de los fondos documentales más importantes del mundo para estudiar el comercio internacional y las finanzas del siglo XVI.
En la actualidad el archivo está totalmente digitalizado, mediante un acuerdo que se firmó en 2015 con el Ministerio de Cultura y Deportes, y se puede consultar en el siguiente enlace: Inicio Archivo Simón Ruiz | Fundación Museo de las Ferias (museoferias.net)