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Ph.D. Fellowships in Digital Visual Studies
The Max Planck Society (MPG) and the University of Zurich (UZH) invite applications for interdisciplinary predoctoral fellowships in the field of Digital Visual Studies (DVS) for a duration of 1+2 years. The program is part of a 5-year cross-institutional Digital Humanities research project funded by the MPG, supported by the Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History (BHMPI) and collaborating with the Swiss Art Research Infrastructure (SARI) and the UZH Digital Society Initiative (DSI).
The fellows will carry out cutting-edge multidisciplinary research at the intersection of Art and Architectural History and Computer Science in a program specifically designed to tackle the current gap in the use, analysis, and interpretation of digital visual resources. They will profit from access to large, rich, and open datasets provided by several partner institutions in Art History, including the BHMPI. Further digitization required for the research projects will be supported
Ideal candidates have expertise (an excellent master’s degree) in one or more of the following areas:
What we offer
Research Focus Areas
We particularly welcome projects inspired by the Research Areas sketched out on the related posts (check post-its on the right), which themselves relate to specific digital resources
How to apply
Candidates are invited to upload their applications on the recruitment website of the BHMPI (https://recruitment.biblhertz.it), including their CV, copies of relevant certificates, names and full contact details of two referees, a statement describing their motivation and personal qualifications, and a research project proposal (non-binding, min. 3 pages with bibliography), specifying whether and how it would rely on the datasets mentioned above. Please specify the Ph.D. program, institute, and possible supervisor at the UZH that you would like to be associated with.
Application deadline: June 19, 2022
Decision on application: July 10, 2022
Start of the fellowship: September 1, 2022