ARTECHNE – Technique in the Arts, 1500-1950


Vacancy: Postdoctoral Researcher – Digital Humanities (28 Months -1.0 FTE)

Vacancy: Postdoctoral Researcher – Digital Humanities (28 Months -1.0 FTE)

You will work within the project Art DATIS (Digital Art Technical sources for the Netherlands: Integration and improvement of sources on glass for a Sustainable future). Art DATIS is a research project (2018-2023) within the NWO Big Data/Digital Humanities programme. The project is a collaboration between the Universities of Utrecht and Amsterdam, RKD Netherlands Institute for Art History, the Free Glass Foundation, and Picturae. The production of free glass saw significant technological innovations in the twentieth century. Dutch glass artist Sybren Valkema’s (1916-1996) study of historical sources and his practical work contributed crucially to these innovations. What role did historical sources on the changing production of glass in Europe between 1500 and 1996 play in his work? How did he use these sources to innovate technology and education?

Applicants should send a cover letter and a curriculum vitae, certified copies of relevant diplomas, one recent academic publication (or a chapter of the PhD dissertation), the names, affiliations and contact information of two referees, and a 300-word abstract for each of the articles, in which the applicant presents her/his ideas. Please use the application button below to apply. International candidates are specifically encouraged to apply.

Please note: Due to the current situation regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) the process of selection and interviews is subject to change. Initial interviews will most likely be conducted online. The interviews will be held on 19 February. The application deadline is 15 February 2021.

Are you interested? For more information, please contact the principal investigator, Prof Sven Dupré  . Email: .

For questions specifically addressing the digital humanities aspects of the project, please contact the co-PI of the Art DATIS project, Dr Marieke Hendriksen. Email:  .

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