[SIGCIS-Members] Deutsches Museum Scholar-in-Residence Program ( Application deadline: October 11, 2019 )
u.hashagen at deutsches-museum.de
Mon Sep 9 05:42:29 PDT 2019
The Deutsches Museum in Munich has several attractive scholarships to
offer research scholars interested in working for six or 12 months on
projects involving the museum`s vast and heterogeneous collections. The
scholarship programme is international and interdisciplinary in scope.
There are myriad opportunities at the Deutsches Museum for innovative
research into scientific processes and the changing cultures of
technology. Founded in 1903, the museum's holdings comprise some 100,000
objects; an archive <https://www.deutsches-museum.de/en/archives/> of
4,500 shelf metres including an extensive collection of scientific
photographs, technical illustrations, trade literature and private
papers; and a specialist research library
<https://www.deutsches-museum.de/en/library/> with 875,000 volumes,
5,000 journals, and an extensive collection of rare books on te history
of science and technology. The museum's collections have evolved over
the years, absorbing the instruments, books and archives of individual
scientists and engineers as well as of companies and scientific
institutions, and reflect bygone experimental systems and cultures of
innovation. The unique structure of this collection enables scholars to
develop innovative cross-disciplinary methods of research on the basis
of texts, images and artefacts available on site and to engage in both
the historical and archaeological exploration of science and technology.
Applicants are invited to base their projects on the collections of the
Deutsches Museum and to cooperate closely with museum staff on site when
formulating their research proposals. Projects involving innovative
approaches to artefact-oriented research are especially welcome.
During their stay, visiting scholars will have daily contact with the
museum´s curators, archivists and librarians (approx. 50 staff members)
as well as members of the Münchner Zentrum für Wissenschafts- und
Technikgeschichte <http://www.mzwtg.mwn.de/> (Munich Center for the
History of Science and Technology; approx. 50 staff members).
Scholarship holders will have their own workplace with a desktop
computer and telephone, and the opportunity to reside temporarily in
subsidized apartments of the museum complex insofar as these are
available. They will present their research projects to colleagues at
the beginning of their stay and will be expected to participate
regularly in the museum’s and the Munich Centre’s Monday colloquium
series and workshops.
Pre-doctoral stipends: € 7,500 (six months) / € 15,000 (full year).
Post-doctoral stipends: € 15,000 (six months) / € 30,000 (full year).
Scholars at any level of seniority are eligible to apply, provided they
have at least one university degree (Master or PhD). BA is not
sufficient. There are no restrictions regarding nationality. All
scholars are requested to make their own provisions for health insurance.
The ability to read German is a prerequisite for the application
(passive language skills).
* Application deadline: *October 11, 2019*
*Please send applications,* including:
* completed application form (pdf-file
20 kB or rtf-file
* curriculum vitae
* project description (3 to 5 pages)
* two confidential references (can be sent directly by the referees)
to the following address:*
Coordinator of the Research Institute
Tel.: 00 49 (0) 89 2179-280
Fax: 00 49 (0) 89 2179-239
Detailed information available upon request:
Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Vaupel (Email: e.vaupel at deutsches-museum.de)
PD Dr. Ulf Hashagen
Leitung / Head
Forschungsinstitut für Technik- und Wissenschaftsgeschichte / The Research Institute for the History of Science and Technology
80538 München / Munich
u.hashagen at deutsches-museum.de
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