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Postdoctoral fellowships at Bard Graduate Center

From: Hanna B. Holling <hanna.hoelling<-a>
Date: Saturday, October 18, 2014
Postdoctoral Fellowships (2 positions)
Andrew W. Mellon "Cultures of Conservation"

The Bard Graduate Center <> invites applications for
two one-year post-doctoral fellowships funded by a grant from the
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, designed to help bridge the gap between
the ways objects are studied by conservators and the ways they are
approached by academics in the human sciences (Art History, History,
Archaeology, Anthropology).  These fellowships are available to
individuals with a PhD or equivalent professional experience, and
each of the appointed humanities-trained fellows will join a
conservation team at a New York-area museum and work together on a
joint project.  The participating institutions are The Metropolitan
Museum of Art, The American Museum of Natural History, Anthropology
Division, and The Museum of Modern Art.  A full list of the
available projects can be found at


The fellowship is part of "Cultures of Conservation", an initiative
designed to model a new graduate curriculum at the BGC.  The five
years of the grant (2012-17) are seeing the development of new
courses, new seminars and new research and teaching positions, all
of which aim to bring the knowledge created by conservators into the
intellectual apparatus of graduate students and professors in the
humanities. Candidates will be judged on the merits and scope of
what they bring to the proposed research.

In addition to his/her conservation-related work at our partner
institutions, each of the fellows will either teach one course or
assist at one course taught by a faculty member in the Cultures of
Conservation curriculum at the BGC.  Appointees will also contribute
to graduate advising and are expected to participate fully in the
intellectual life of the institution.  In consultation with the
Dean, the fellows will also organize and chair events and guest
lectures within Cultures of Conversation.

Fellows will receive office space at the BGC, a salary of $40,000,
and a travel and research budget of $1,500.  Housing is available.
The appointment will begin 1 July 2015 and continue through 30 June

The BGC is a graduate research institute committed to studying the
cultural history of the material world, drawing on methodologies and
approaches from art and design history, economic and cultural
history, history of technology, philosophy, anthropology, and

Please direct questions to the Mellon Fellowship Search Committee
via email to fellowships<-a t->bgc< . >bard< . >edu.

Applications should include: a cover letter, curriculum vitae,
statement explaining the importance of this project to the
candidate's professional and intellectual development, sample
publication (SASE), and three letters of recommendation.
Applications should be sent by post to:

    Mellon Fellowship Search Committee
    c/o Dean Peter N. Miller
    Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material
    38 W. 86th Street
    New York, NY 10024

No application materials will be accepted electronically via email.
All application materials must be received by 1 December 2014.  Late
or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Hanna B. Holling
Andrew W. Mellon Visiting Professor, Cultures of Conservation
Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material
38 West 86th Street
New York, NY 10024

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