Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Visual Representations of Witchcraft in Europe Fellowship posted by University of Wolverhampton (27/03/2015 17.14)

Fellowship posted by University of Wolverhampton (27/03/2015 17.14)

Marie Curie Actions funded fellowship Logo awarded to any 'Human Resources Strategy 4 Researchers' (HRS4R) Acknowledged Institution. Visual Representations of Witchcraft in Europe

The proposed project will be a comparative study of the visual representations of Witchcraft around Europe, in Museums, historical sites and archives. This will include researching the social history surrounding visual representations of Witchcraft and related artefacts. Many of the artefacts held in the collections are fragile and made of natural materials that are slowly degrading. The archives contain records of these objects and it is essential that the stories be recorded and collated to preserve the history of these objects. Witchcraft is an integral part of the social history of Europe and is still practiced today. Misrepresentations and stereotypes have strengthened the prejudice and misunderstanding of Witchcraft and this research intends to dispel the myths and establish the historical context to provide understanding in contemporary society.

Research Fields

Cultural studies - European studies

Other costs

Mobility (relocation) to the UK

Eligibility criteria

It is proposed that the fellow has expertise in European Witchcraft of the late Middle Ages or is a cultural or social historian with an interest in marginalised cultures. The fellow should be visually literate within their academic field as it is proposed that the images and artefacts will be critically analysed for their social history, the aesthetics and visual identity. There is a secondment opportunity at the Museum of Witchcraft in Cornwall during the proposed fellowship.
Fellow's profile:
Publications in major international peer-reviewed multi-disciplinary scientific journals and/or in the leading international peer-reviewed journals, peer-reviewed conference proceedings and/or monographs of their respective research fields, indicating also the number of citations (excluding self-citations) they have attracted.
2. Granted patent(s).
3. Research monographs, chapters in collective volumes and any translations thereof.
4. Invited presentations to peer-reviewed, internationally established conferences and/or international advanced schools.
5. Research expeditions that the Experienced Researcher has led.
6. Organisation of International conferences in the field of the applicant (membership in the steering and/or programme committee).
7. Examples of leadership in industrial innovation.
8. Prizes and Awards.