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Job: Assistant Professor in Asian Art

Deadline: 15 January 2017

The Department of History of Art at Vanderbilt University invites applications for the position of Mellon Assistant Professor of Asian Art (non-tenure-track, 3-year appointment) beginning in the 2017 fall semester.

Please send cover letter, CV, writing sample, statement of teaching philosophy (and evidence of effectiveness, if available), and three letters of reference by January 15, 2017 to Electronic submission is preferred, but hard copy submissions can be mailed to: Mellon Assistant Professor Search Committee Chair, Department of History of Art, Vanderbilt University, Box 0274 GPC, 230 Appleton Place, Nashville, TN 37203. Review of applications will begin Jan. 15, 2017.

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Applications: Adivasi Fellowship Programme

Adivasi Fellowship Programme

Department of Anthropology, LSE and Department of Development Studies, SOAS

Application deadline: 2 January 2017

The ESRC and EU ERC funded LSE Inequality and Poverty Research Programme, focusing on understanding the persistence of poverty amongst Adivasis and Dalits in India, seeks to invite Adivasi Scholars from Peninsular India to spend two weeks with the Programme in London in Autumn 2017 (Oct-Dec term).

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CfP: Mauritius after 50 years of Independence

Mauritius after 50 years of Independence: Charting the way forward

Organized by the University of Mauritius in collaboration with the Mauritius Research Council

28-30 June 2017

CfP deadline: 10th January 2017

Submission of full paper: 15 May 2017

Keynote Speakers: Prof. Thomas Hylland Eriksen (University of Oslo), Prof. Patrick Eisenlohr (University of Göttingen) and Prof. Lino Briguglio (University of Malta).



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CfP: John Lockwood Kipling: Changing Worlds

John Lockwood Kipling: Changing Worlds
King's College London, 4th March 2017

CfP deadline: 14th December 2016

This one-day interdisciplinary international conference, co-organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum and King's College London, is centred on the career and artistic networks of the draughtsman, designer, architectural sculptor, art school teacher and colonial museum curator (as well as sometime journalist and folklorist) John Lockwood Kipling (1837-1911).


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