Three Short-Term Fellowships for New Research on Local Renaissances

Deadline: 30 October 2015
Open to: scholars at a doctoral or postdoctoral level
Fellowship: EUR 2,000 per month


The Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz in cooperation with the ERC/HistAntArtSi project is offering three research scholarships to investigate the reception of the classical past in selected areas and regions of Europe. The aim of the call for applications is to create an international team formed of three scholars, either PhD candidates at the end of their research or postdoctoral fellows, to work together for three months to explore different notions of antiquarian culture and artistic patronage in different areas in Europe during the early modern period. Working on the assumption that a universal and monolithic Renaissance is increasingly seen to be a superseded concept, the research group will be encouraged to investigate the idea of “local Renaissances”, as well as crucial historiographical concepts such as “antiquity”, “identity” and “style”.

Fellows will be expected to live in Florence and to work at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz. Each scholar will work individually on her/his research topic, but will be expected to engage closely and continuously in seminars and discussions with the other two selected scholars and with the ERC HistAntArtSI research group. The group of scholars will be expected to organize a workshop in which they will present the results of their work at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz and to submit a proposal for a panel to be held in the following RSA. Scholarships will begin in January 2016 and end in March 2016.


Potential candidates will be scholars who are already working on a European area at a doctoral or postdoctoral level. In line with the approach and methodology of the HistAntArtSI research project, the selected group of scholars would work together sharing an interdisciplinary and comparative approach and maintaining constant contact with the research team hosted at the University of Naples Federico II. In addition to their individual and specific research skills, each candidate should be able to demonstrate her/his capacity to cooperate as part of a research group. Candidates should also have a good knowledge of spoken and written Italian and English.


Each scholar will receive EUR 2,000 monthly. There are no additional funds for travel to Florence.

How to apply?

The deadline for applicatins is 30 October 2015. Applicants must submit a thousand-word length project proposal, together with a curriculum vitae and a cover letter. The names of two established scholars ready to support the application must be listed at the end of the cover letter. Applicants are required to merge all the documents in a single PDF (max. 2 MB) and submit it via e-mail to: and

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