The application period for a contract financing a predoctoral fellowship of the Spanish MINECO [Minesterio de Economía y Competitividad] has started. The contract is conceived for financing the postgraduate education of a PhD student within the framework of the research project Decentralized Modernities: art, politics and counterculture in the transatlantic axis during the Cold War [MoDe(s)]. This project is based at the Art History Department of the University of Barcelona and led by Paula Barreiro López.
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Application period: June 15 – June 29, 2016
Contract amount: 16.422€/year
Duration of contract: 4 years
REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS
– A graduate degree in Art History/Humanities as well as being admitted to a PhD program at a Spanish University or being willing to matriculate in a Spanish PhD program (the matriculation is imperative at the time the contract starts).
– Advanced level of English – written as well as spoken (further languages will be evaluated positively).
– A compatibility of the PhD project with the theoretical and scientific framework of the research project MoDe(s). A written reasoned statement about the PhD project and a justification mentioning how the planned thesis will integrate into MoDe(s) should be included in the CV.
– Management skills, organisational skills, experience in organising academic events, experience with the use of databases as well as the creation of databases will be evaluated positively.
ALL APPLICATIONS HAVE TO BE PRESENTED ONLINE VIA THE WEB PAGE OF THE SPANISH MINISTRY OF ECONOMY AND COMPETION (see link above).
– Copy of a valid passport.
– CV in Spanish or English (comprising: current academic background/career, a written reasoned statement about the PhD project and a justification mentioning how the planned thesis will integrate into MoDe(s) should be included, statement about language skills, contact details of referees).
– Academic certificate(s) proving that the applicant has obtained the in the CV mentioned academic degrees (corresponding, if applicable, to the title ‘Grado’, ‘Licenciatura’, Bachelor, etc.). In order for the application to be considered, the certificate must meet the requirements of the MINECO. Therefore it must show the seal of the issuing authority, the date when the studies were finished, all classes that were part of the complete study plan and that were necessary to gain the indicated title, including the grades and the dates when those were obtained.
– Academic certificate that the applicant has obtained the Masters Degree. Academic certificate mentioning the Master Degree. In order for the application to be considered, the certificate must meet the requirements of the MINECO. Therefore it must show the seal of the issuing authority, the date when the studies were finished, all classes that were part of the complete study plan and that were necessary to gain the indicated title, including the grades and the dates when those were obtained.
Paula Barreiro López [IP de MoDe(s)] firstname.lastname@example.org
Modernidad(es) descentralizada(s): arte, política y contracultura en el eje transatlántico durante la Guerra Fría Modernidad(es) descentralizada(s) es un proyecto I+D+i del Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad. Tiene dos ejes principales de estudio. En primer lugar, el análisis de los procesos de conformación de las narraciones sobre la modernidad, a partir tanto de las prácticas artísticas como de los discursos estéticos y críticos, sin descuidar el papel que las instituciones y las exposiciones jugaron en la creación de modelos de modernidad en los diferentes contextos del eje trasatlántico durante la Guerra Fría. En segundo lugar, el estudio de la influencia y rol de estas configuraciones en el paso de la modernidad a la postmodernidad y su vigencia en el mundo globalizado. Decentralized Modernities: art , politics and counterculture in the transatlantic axis during the Cold War This project centres around two main axes of study. Firstly, the analysis of the discursive narratives of modernity as shaped by artistic practices and aesthetic and critical discourses. Such analysis is also taking into account the role of institutions and exhibitions in the formation of modernist practices in the different contexts across the transatlantic world during the Cold War. Secondly, the study of the influence and the role of these transatlantic configurations in the transition from modernity to post-modernity and their ongoing presence in today’s global world.