Society for Renaissance Studies - post-doctoral fellowships

The Society for Renaissance Studies invites applications for its Postdoctoral Fellowships, which support research in all aspects of Renaissance Studies. There will be two Postdoctoral Fellowships awarded in the academic year 2018-19, each worth £9500. The period of tenure is twelve months from 1st October 2018.

Among other topics, previous holders of the Fellowships have studied dynastic world of the late medieval and Renaissance Gaeltacht, practices of religious recantation in early modern England, the relationship between marital harmony and health in early modern England, the influence of Italian pattern books on Welsh country houses, the technical innovations in music introduced on the continent by fifteenth-century English émigré communities, the relationship between the space of the church, its decoration and the administration of charity in early modern Lutheran Germany, late medieval illuminators who worked on ornamenting early modern printed books, and the scientific studies of a female Paduan apothecary.

The closing date for applications is 30th April 2018. Applicants must be graduates of British or Irish universities, and currently engaged in full-time research, part-time teaching or independent scholarship. Applicants must either already have been awarded their PhD no more than five years before 1st October 2018, or have been provisionally awarded their PhD by 31st May 2018, subject to no more than minor corrections. In normal circumstances, such fellowships should not be held in conjunction with a postdoctoral or academic teaching post which is for more than 60% of a full-time post.

Published on: 
15 Jan 2018