Pre-PhD Fellowship 2017, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Netherlands

Publish Date: May 18, 2017

Deadline: May 22, 2017

Pre-PhD fellow CREATE – Digital Art History

Faculty of Humanities – Amsterdam Centre for Cultural Heritage and Identity

The Amsterdam Centre for Cultural Heritage and Identity and the Department of Media Studies of the Faculty of Humanities are looking for a pre-PhD fellow in the area of Digital Art History (17th century) as part of the project Amsterdam Time Machine. The Time Machine is a subproject in the research program Creative Amsterdam: An E-Humanities Perspective (CREATE), supervised by prof. Rens Bod, prof. Lia van Gemert, prof. Joep Leerssen, prof. Julia Noordegraaf, dr. Jaap Kamps, prof. James Symonds and prof. Maarten de Rijke. The Pre-PhD fellow will be supervised by dr. Marten Jan Bok (Art History) and dr. Claartje Rasterhoff (Mediastudies).

Job description

The successful applicant will contribute to the Amsterdam Time Machine by developing an innovative spatial and social analysis of the Dutch art world during the seventeenth century and by using this analysis to provide new insights in the dissemination of styles and genres across space and time.

The research priority area Cultural Heritage and Identity, in collaboration with the Centre for Digital Humanities and the Intelligent Systems Lab Amsterdam, has developed a research program (CREATE) that uses large-scale digital data and techniques to investigate how cultural industries have shaped Amsterdam’s unique position as a Creative City in a European and global context, from the 17th century until the present day. In this program, the Amsterdam Time Machine, an information system with geographical data at its core, is one of the three main themes.


We are looking for a candidate with:

  • a research oriented master's degree (MSc or MA) completed before August 31st, 2017;
  • a strong background or demonstrable interest in art history, and the cultural and commercial circuits in which it was produced and disseminated;
  • proven interest and skills in digital methods and techniques with regard to humanities research., in particular GIS;
  • research experience, or a track record of project based work, and the ability to function in a multidisciplinary team.

Further information

For any additional information, contact the project leader: Prof. Julia Noordegraaf ( The Amsterdam Time Machine project description is available upon request.


Temporary appointment for 12 months (1 September 2017 until 31 August 2018) at the Department of Mediastudies of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Amsterdam.

Job application

Applications should include in a single PDF file:

  • a statement of ideas for pilot research projects (up to 500 words);
  • a letter of motivation;
  • up to three letters of recommendations;
  • an up-to-date CV;
  • a copy of diploma.

Applications must be sent as attachments online on the official website before 22 May 2017. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed mid-June, 2017.

For more information please click "Further Official Information" below.

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