We seek applications for a fellowship for beginning fall 2021 and ending fall 2022, to contribute to our digital art history project, Visualizing Textile Circulation in the Dutch Global Market, 1602–1795. The fellow will assist with transcription and translation of Dutch primary sources related to the textile trade, and the organization and addition of this data to our structured dataset. We seek a scholar (either advanced graduate student or PhD) who has familiarity with the Dutch language (fluency not required), and some experience with 17th/18th century paleography, or a willingness to learn. Our aim is that this will be an opportunity for a scholar to develop skills in digital art history.
This position is made possible by a Samuel H. Kress Digital Art History Grant. This project is also supported by the Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art and the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.
- familiarity with Dutch language-some experience with 17th/18th century Dutch paleography (we will provide additional training)
- interest in learning methods and skills of digital art history, data collection/structuring
- strong organizational skills
- completion of PhD coursework
- experience working with textiles
- experience with spreadsheet software (Excel and/or Google Sheets)
- experience working with Dutch primary sources
The fellow will receive a stipend of $20,000, plus a $4,000 travel allowance for project-related travel. This is a part-time position (approx. 15 hours/week), and is not benefit-eligible. Other than project-related travel, the position is entirely remote.
Please apply here, submitting a cover letter (detailing your interest in the position, qualifications, and your degree status), your cv/resume, and contact information for two references by July 18th, 2021.
We will interview finalists in late July via Zoom. If you have any questions about the position or the application, please feel free to contact the project leaders Carrie Anderson (email@example.com) and/or Marsely Kehoe (firstname.lastname@example.org).