János M. Bak research fellowship: Call for applications

János M. Bak Research Fellowship

on Medieval Central Europe


Application deadline:     October 15, 2019

Starting date:                    January 1, 2020 (upon agreement)

Duration:                           3 months


The Board of the János M. Bak Research Fellowship on Medieval Central Europe invites applications for its 2020 call. The recipient will be an early- or mid-career researcher (no more than 15 years from the award of the PhD, excluding periods of maternity/paternity leave) who has already made a significant contribution to research in any field of study on Central Europe in the period between 800 and 1600 CE. The fellowship, which is funded by colleagues, friends, and former students of Professor Bak, is open to scholars of any nationality, irrespective of employment status. While hosted by the Department of Medieval Studies at Central European University, Budapest, Janos Bak Research Fellows will also join the academic community of CEU’s Institute for Advanced Study and will be able to be accommodated in the Raoul Wallenberg Guesthouse.

Applicants to the fellowship have to submit a CV, a list of publications and a research plan (c. 500 words) proposing a visible output such as an article, book chapter, exhibition, film, or other form of publication. Fellows will be asked to give a public lecture at CEU and be available for consultation with CEU students. The duration of the fellowship in 2020 will be three months, preferably from January to March 2020. Fellows will receive a monthly stipend of EUR 2000 and are expected to be in residence in Budapest.* Please send your application package to bakfellowship@ceu.edu


* Travel expenses to/from Budapest will be refunded up to the limit of EUR 300.  At present the rent for a self-contained apartment in Raoul Wallenberg Guesthouse is 500 EUR per month and will be payable from the fellowship award. Fellows wishing to make alternative accommodation arrangement, maybe able to do so by prior agreement. When applicable, visa costs will be refunded.


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CEU is an equal opportunity employer.

Central European University (CEU) is a graduate research-intensive university specializing in the social sciences, humanities, law, public policy and management. It is accredited in the United States and Hungary. CEU’s mission is to promote academic excellence, state-of-the-art research, research-based teaching and learning and civic engagement, in order to contribute to the development of open societies in Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and other emerging democracies throughout the world. CEU offers both Master’s and doctoral programs, and enrolls more than 1,400 students from over 100 countries. The teaching staff consists of more than 180 resident faculty, from over 50 countries, and a large number of prominent visiting scholars from around the world. The language of instruction is English.

For more information, please visit www.ceu.edu and https://medievalstudies.ceu.edu/

The Association of Historians of the Crown of Aragon (Societas Historicorum Coronae Aragonum): call to join

In the Middle Ages, the Mediterranean was the scenario for the development of a plural and diverse political entity, which became one of the European models of mixed monarchies. It had accessible institutions and a representativeness of the estates, and cultural traits converted into unifying factors, an economy involved in the great maritime routes and, with all this, a plurality under one crown, that of the kings of Aragon. The memory of this peculiarity of this structure has survived in a dense, widely varying, network of archives and diverse sources that need to be duly explored and analysed.

Indeed, the later articulation of society and historical research under the parameters of the nation-state, so deeply rooted over centuries, has even hindered our understanding of what entities like the Crown of Aragon were, to the point that its participative institutions or the membranous traits of its culture could be claimed to be immature from the conceptual rigidities imposed later.

It is undoubtedly necessary to facilitate the coming together, through debate and interdisciplinary relations, of everyone who, from history, art history, philology (literature and language) or any other perspective, studies different aspects and geographies of what was the Crown of Aragon. Accordingly, it is necessary to create an association, one that facilitates relations and exchanges between researchers, anywhere in the world, whose research is focused on the Crown of Aragon.  Together, we can improve the results of our work, increase the circulation of the interpretative paths and also defend adequately what the Crown of Aragon was and represented.

To this end, we present the new Association of Historians of the Crown of Aragon (Societas Historicorum Coronae Aragonum) and invite you to accompany us in this scientific and amiable adventure.

Aymat Catafau, Université de Perpignan Via Domitia

Pietro Corrao, Università degli Studi di Palermo

Charles Dalli, L-Università ta’ Malta

Fulvio  Delle Donne, Università degli Studi della Basilicata

Antoni Furió, Universitat de València

Luciano Gallinari, Istituto di Storia dell’Europa  Mediterranea- CNR Cagliari

Carlos Laliena, Universidad de  Zaragoza

Flocel  Sabaté, Universitat de Lleida

Eleni Sakellariou, University of Crete

Nada Zecevic, Royal Holloway University of London

More information and materials can be obtained at https://hiscoar.org/

Workshop: In Between Worlds – Trans-Cultural Histories of Central and Eastern Europe, 1400—1800

Despite the recent upsurge in the study of pre-modern art and culture in central and eastern Europe, historical events and objects from this part of the world are still largely ignored outside the region. This one-day workshop seeks to redress the relative unfamiliarity with the cultural histories of these lands by proposing that their geographic
peripherality can act not only as a source of marginalisation, but also as a lens through which to introduce central and eastern Europe to the wider narratives of cultural history. Engaging with east-central Europe’s cultural heterogeneity and geographic liminality, participants will examine the region’s entanglement with the Ottoman Empire, Muscovy, western Europe, and beyond. But can positioning central and eastern Europe as a trans-cultural space secure for it a place in dominant historical narratives? Can historians of this region develop new methodological and theoretical approaches that might be of interest also to other scholars? And, above all, can central and eastern Europe ever become mainstream?

Thursday, May 17, 2018|Central European University, Budapest

You can find the program here

Fondazione Lemmermann Fellowship 2018

for RESEARCH in ROME (Italy)

The Lemmermann Foundation offers scholarships to masters and doctoral students in
the classical studies and humanities. Fields of study include but are not limited to
Archaeology, History, History of Art, Italian, Latin, Musicology, Philosophy, and
Philology. Applicants must provide evidence for their need to study and carry out
research in Rome. Topic of research must be related to Rome or the Roman culture
from the Pre-Roman period to the present day.

Applicants must:
1) be enrolled in a recognized higher education program or affiliated with a research
2) have a basic knowledge of the Italian language;
3) be born after March 31st, 1982.

Next deadline for sending applications is March 31st, 2018.
The monthly scholarship amount is established in 750 euro.

Applicants must include the following documents:
1) A description of their area of study;
2) Two recommendation letters;
3) A curriculum vitae;
4) A photocopy of the applicant’s passport or a birth certificate.
Applications must be sent by March 31, 2018 to
Fondazione Lemmermann
c/o Studio Associato Romanelli
via Cosseria 5 00192 Rome – ITALY
Applicants are requested to send their applications to the Lemmermann Foundation’s office in
Rome by March 31, 2018 (postmark deadline). Applicants must also include the electronic
application number that is obtained upon completion of the on-line application form. Further
information and access to the on-line application form is at http://www.nexus.it/lemmermann