Position open in the Bilderfahrzeuge group

LogoThe Bilderfahrzeuge Research Project is delighted to announce that it is now accepting applications for a research position within the group. The successful candidate will be based in London at the Warburg Insitute.

Application deadline: July 1, 2015


Research post: “Bilderfahrzeuge: Warburg’s Legacy and the Future of
Iconology” – International Research Group

The Bilderfahrzeuge Research Group, funded by the German ministry of higher education and science, realised in cooperation with the Max Weber-Stiftung, and situated at the Warburg Institute in London, invites applications for a full-time research post (in principle
post-doctoral). The position will be based at the Warburg Institute in London and will run for two years in the first instance. The starting date for the position is October 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The objective of this project is to explore the migration of images, objects, ideas and texts in a broad historical and geographical context. The aim will be a contribution to the history of images, based on a reconsideration of Aby Warburg’s approach and method, in the
light of new interdisciplinary, international scholarship. The project will construct and develop a rich scholarly approach which addresses the distinctiveness of images while also studying the language in which ideas about transfers between cultures (including ideas about images) are expressed.

The research post-holder will be part of the staff in London, and join an exciting group of researchers there, with particular strengths in studying the ways in which
images and ideas are transferred between cultures, and investigating the role of rhetoric in understanding images, ideas and intercultural relations. The post-holder will conduct their own research and contribute to the larger projects of the group. We are particularly interested in applicants with high level research skills in art history, trade between Europe and the Orient, prints and other portable images, rhetoric, anthropology and comparative religion. Applicants will be expected to have a good knowledge of the languages relevant to their field of study and a good speaking and reading knowledge of German and

The post-holder will be employed by the Max Weber-Stiftung and paid on German government scales for local positions abroad/Ortskraftvertrag. Their place of work will be London.

The Max Weber Stiftung is committed to increasing the number of women in academic posts and would therefore particularly welcome applications from women.

Applications should include:

– a letter of application indicating the candidate’s interests in and suitability for the projects of the research group
– a curriculum vitae and publications list
– the names of three referees
– a writing sample of around 5,000 words of published or unpublished research.

Completed applications must be submitted by Wednesday 1 July 2015.

Interviews will be held in London at the Warburg Institute in the second half of September 2015.

Please email your application to the Project-speaker
Prof. Dr. Andreas Beyer
Kunsthistorisches Seminar
Universität Basel


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