Short-Term Research Fellowships
in Intellectual and Cultural History
Each year the Institute offers a number of short-term Fellowships of two, three or four months duration.
The Warburg Institute
The Warburg Institute is renowned across the world for the interdisciplinary study of cultural and intellectual history, particularly the role of images in culture. It is dedicated to research on the history of ideas, the dissemination and transformations of texts, ideas and images in society, and the relationship between images, art and their texts and subtexts. Its work is historical, philological and anthropological. The Institute houses a research Library of international importance, a photographic collection organised according to a unique iconographic classification system, and the archive of Aby Warburg, which also holds the papers of other major thinkers of the 20th century who were connected to the Institute. Situated in the heart of Bloomsbury, the Institute is a stone’s throw from the British Library, the British Museum, the Wellcome Institute and the National Gallery, providing students with access to a wealth of academic and cultural resources.
Fellowship details for tenure in 2018-19
Brian Hewson Crawford Fellowship
A Research Fellowship has been endowed from the estate of, and in memory of, Dr Brian Hewson Crawford, who graduated from the University of London in 1926. A two-month Fellowship is available for the study of any aspect of the classical tradition. Under the terms of the deed, the Fellowship is open to European scholars other than of British nationality.
Henri Frankfort Fellowship
The late Enriqueta Frankfort endowed a Research Fellowship in memory of her husband Henri Frankfort, who was Director of the Institute from 1949 to 1954. The Fellowship, which will be for two months, may be held in any of the areas in which Professor Frankfort made his distinguished contributions to scholarship: the intellectual and cultural history of the ancient Near East, with particular reference to society, art, architecture, religion, philosophy and science; the relations between the cultures of Mesopotamia, Egypt and the Aegean, and their influence on later civilizations. The Fellowship is not intended to support archaeological excavation.
Albin Salton Fellowship
The late Albin Salton generously endowed an annual Research Fellowship to enable a career scholar to spend two months at the Warburg Institute pursuing research into cultural contacts between Europe, the East, and the New World in the late medieval, Renaissance and early modern periods. The Fellowship is intended to promote the understanding of those elements of cultural and intellectual history which led to the formation of a new world-view, understood in the broadest cultural, political and socio-economic terms, as Europe began to develop contacts with the world outside Europe, and that world came into contact with Europe.
Frances A. Yates Fellowships
Dame Frances Yates, who died in 1981, generously bequeathed her residuary estate to found research Fellowships in her name at the Institute. Fellows’ interests may lie in any aspect of cultural and intellectual history but, other things being equal, preference will be given to those whose work is concerned with those areas of the medieval and Renaissance encyclopedia of knowledge to which Dame Frances herself made such distinguished contributions. A number of two-, three- and four-month Fellowships are available. Candidates domiciled in the U.K. may apply for three- or four-month Fellowships only.
The Fellowships are intended for scholars in the early stages of their careers. Candidates must have completed at least one year’s research on their doctoral dissertation by the time they submit their application for a Fellowship and, if postdoctoral, must have been awarded their doctorate within the preceding five years, i.e. after 1 October 2012. If their doctorate was awarded before this date, candidates must make a clear case in their application for any modification of this general rule (e.g. maternity or paternity leave or illness resulting in a career break).
An award will not normally be made to applicants who are employed as Professor, Lecturer or equivalent in a university or learned institution.
Those who have previously held a short-term Fellowship at the Institute or are registered at the Institute for a degree are not eligible for the short-term Fellowships listed above.
The Fellowship may not be held concurrently with another Fellowship or award, including a fully funded PhD studentship.
Any other conditions applicable to individual Fellowships are stated above under the descriptions of the different types of Fellowship.
All Fellows will be expected to carry out original research on the topic for which they have been awarded their Fellowship. Applications will not be accepted from candidates proposing to revise their doctoral dissertation for publication (i.e. Fellows must carry out new research during their stay at the Warburg).
Fellows are expected to participate fully in the intellectual life of the Institute and to share their knowledge with the Institute. Short-term Fellows are asked to give a short presentation on their research work near the beginning of their time at the Warburg so that the can meet and discuss their work with staff and Library Readers who are interested in their subjects.
Fellows may teach elsewhere during tenure of the Fellowship only with the express permission of the Director.
Fellows are required to present a brief written report at the conclusion of their appointment.
A Fellowship may be terminated if the Institute’s Selection Committee is not satisfied that the conditions of the award are being met.
All publications containing results of work carried out with the aid of a Warburg Fellowship shall include full acknowledgement of the fact. Fellows are also asked to provide a copy of any publications arising from this work to the Warburg Library.
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