The fellowship for which funding is available aims to develop an analysis of how the post-war world engaged with the notion of space. The PhD-fellow will focus on the role of émigré intellectuals and architects importing ideas into the post-war American educational context.
The following paths of analysis stand central: (I) the initiation and adaptation of concepts of space in varied didactic contexts (architectural laboratories, classrooms, lectures); (II) the interaction between different artistic media (architecture, cinema, painting, installations).
- Application Deadline: October 31, 2018
- Course Level: Scholarship is available to pursue PhD Degree program.
- Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to study in Architecture.
- Scholarship Award: Ke Leuven offers a fulltime (100%) PhD scholarship for 1 year (extendable up to 4 years in total after a positive evaluation).
- Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given.
- Nationality: The scholarship is available for Belgium citizens.
- Scholarship can be taken in Belgium
Eligibility for the Scholarship:
- Eligible Countries: The scholarship is available for Belgium citizens.
- Entrance Requirements: We are looking for a candidate with the following qualifications:
- The motivation to pursue creative work in the history of spatial aesthetics and architectural theory.
- An explicit interest in developing the following research question: how and why was the concept of space set in motion, shaped and modified in the period 1945-1980, the confusing ‘interregnum’ between modernism and postmodernism?
- A Master (or equivalent) in Architecture, Philosophy, Art History, Intellectual History or Cultural History and academic distinction. Experience with archival research is a plus.
- The ability to present research results at international conferences and to publish in peer-reviewed journals.
- The ability to play an active, collaborative role in the research group Architectural Cultures of the Recent Past, ARP (including its seminars and conferences).
- An excellent command of English, proficiency in French and/or German, a willingness to learn Dutch is a plus.
How to Apply: Enthusiastic and cooperative persons meeting the criteria are kindly invited to apply online. Include a motivation letter, a CV, the names of two referees whom we might approach prior to appointment, and a sample piece of writing not exceeding 12.000 words (e.g. an MA thesis chapter). The deadline for applications is October 31. We will hold interviews with a number of selected candidates soon thereafter. In preparation of the interview, these candidates will be given a short research assignment to assess their research skills. The target start date is January 1, 2019.