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Bar Ilan scholarship in Jewish art — call for applications

Lipot Baumhorn’s plans for the synagogue in Brasov, Romania. Photo: Julie Dawson

We are happy to share this call for applicants for a PhD Fellowship from Bar Ilan University — topics of study include the art and architecture of synagogues. The deadline for applications is May 6, 2018.

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The Department of Jewish Art at Bar-Ilan University invites prospective doctoral candidates to apply for the highly-prized President’s Fellowship for the upcoming 2018–19 academic year. The four-year fellowship covers tuition and provides a monthly stipend for living expenses. We anticipate that prospective candidates for the Ph.D. in Jewish Art History Program will specialize in various areas of Jewish Art History, for example:

illuminated Jewish books; art and architecture of the synagogue; interfaith dialogue in visual arts; modern Jewish and Israeli art; semiotics of Jewish art; Jewish folk art; personal, gender, social, and national identities as expressed in Jewish and Israeli art, and more.

We encourage interdisciplinary research emphasizing art in its historical, social, religious, psychological and other contexts. Proposals incorporating both visual and textual studies are also warmly welcomed.

Eligibility requirements: completion of an MA thesis in a related field, or in the final year of MA studies with a thesis submitted by August 31, 2017. GPA: 3.6 (90%) or higher and final thesis grade of no less than 90%.

Applicants are encouraged to submit a CV, copies of diplomas and transcripts (BA and MA), and a summary of proposed dissertation topic (1 page).

Applications and supporting materials may be submitted in English or Hebrew to: Jewish.studies@biu.ac.il by May 6, 2018.

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