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Call for Applications: Bodleian Libraries Fellowships in the Persian Arts of the Book

November 30, 2018

Applications are invited for Fellowships of up to 6 months, for research into the Persian Arts of the Book. Research areas may include but are not limited to studies in Art History, Codicology, Calligraphy, Miniature Painting, the History of Islamic Book Production and Scribal Practices, Manuscript Cataloguing, and the Editing and Translation of Texts. Academics or university staff of at least postdoctoral level or equivalent (e.g., holding a curatorial post in a museum or library) are welcome to apply. The main focus of any research proposal should be on an aspect or aspects of the Bodleian’s Persian and Islamic Collections. Applications should include details of the Collections to be consulted and of the larger project that the research visit will support, including planned outcomes. Research topics with a digital scholarship component are welcome.

For a description of the collections, please see the Bodleian’s Middle Eastern Manuscripts & Rare Books website.

Basic records of a large part of the Bodleian’s Islamic Manuscript Collections may be found on the Fihrist website.

See here for instructions on how to submit an application (CV, proposal, and two letters of recommendation) by November 30, 2018.


November 30, 2018
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University of Oxford
Oxford, United Kingdom