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Smithsonian Postgraduate Fellowships in Conservation of Museum Collections

The Smithsonian’s Office of Fellowships has announced one-year fellowships for recent graduates of masters programs in art and archaeological conservation or for conservation scientists to conduct research and gain further training at the Smithsonian in the conservation of objects in its collections. The fellowship begins in the fall of 2009. A stipend of $32,000 is being offered plus allowances.
The prospective fellow must first contact the conservator or scientist with whom he or she would like to work. If the potential supervisor confirms that candidacy is suitable, application must be made through the Office of Fellowships. Program guidelines, instructions, cover sheets, and letters for your referees are available on the Office of Fellowships’ web site

The deadline is January 15, 2009.

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The John B. Hurford Humanities Center of Haverford College invites applications for a two-year Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Humanities to begin Fall 2009

We seek scholars interested in material and visual culture. Area of specialization is open, but might include performance studies, psychology, cultural history, anthropology, literary, sociology, religious and/or cultural studies. Scholars with broad historical and interdisciplinary concerns are encouraged to apply. During the first year of the program, the Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow will participate in a year-long faculty seminar led by Professor Ken Koltun-Fromm (Religion) entitled “Material Identity,” an exploration of the complex ways that persons do things with things, and so perform collection and personal identity. In the second year, the Fellow will organize and present a spring symposium funded by the Humanities Center.

During each of the four semesters of his or her time at Haverford College, the Fellow will teach one course at the intermediate or advanced level. Applicants should submit two brief course proposals related to their area of interest, one for a broad-based introductory course, the other for a more specialized or advanced course.

Candidates who have received the Ph.D. in 2004 at the earliest, or who have completed the requirements for the Ph.D. by the application deadline of January 30, 2009 are eligible. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, two course proposals and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to:

Emily Carey Cronin
Associate Director
John B. Hurford ’60 Humanities Center
Haverford College
370 Lancaster Avenue
Haverford PA 19041
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