International Visiting Fellowships

Open to scholars from outside Cambridge


About

CRASSH Visiting Fellowships are designed to support the Centre's research interests, projects,  and activities. Depending on the Fellowship, Fellows are usually given desk space  in the Centre and, where appropriate, funding towards travel, as well as certain practical assistance in their research. CRASSH can help in arranging accommodation with a College, and enable access to the University Library and other departmental libraries.  CRASSH may also support visitors who come to Cambridge for a period of days or weeks in order to participate in a particular activity organised by the Centre. For information about the different fellowship opportunities please click on the Fellowships tab on this page. Click here to view current fellowship opportunities at CRASSH and apply online.

As well as our established fellowship opportunities, we welcome applications from scholars who already have their own funding in place, and who wish to come to CRASSH for a term or longer. To find out more information please email fellowships@crassh.cam.ac.uk. We will  require a recent CV and a research proposal to be considered by the Visiting Fellowships Committee.

 

Fellowships


CRASSH/Clare Hall/Eurias Fellowship (10 months)
The European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Fellowship Programme is an international researcher mobility programme offering 10-month residencies in one of the 19 participating Institutes: Berlin, Bologna, Brussels, Budapest, Cambridge, Delmenhorst, Freiburg, Edinburgh, Freiburg, Helsinki, Jerusalem, Lyon, Madrid, Marseille, Paris, Uppsala, Vienna, Warsaw, Zürich. The Institutes for Advanced Study support the focused, self-directed work of outstanding researchers. The fellows benefit from the finest intellectual and research conditions and from the stimulating environment of a multi-disciplinary and international community of first-rate scholars. For information about the previous Fellows and related events please click here. The competition for 2018-19  is now closed. 

The Charles Wallace India Trust (one term)
The Charles Wallace India Trust fellowship at CRASSH offers funding for a term of study and residence in Cambridge during the academic year.  The scheme is intended for earlier-career academics from India (defined as resident and domiciled in India, normally between the ages of 25 and 45 years). Applicants should have been in full-time academic employment in an Indian university or research institute of equivalent standing for at least five years and have completed a PhD. For further information about the Fellowship and Fellows please click here. The competition to select a Fellow for 2018-19 is now open. The deadline for applications is 12.00pm (GMT) on Tuesday 31 October 2017. For information and online application please click here.

Quentin Skinner Fellowship (previously known as the Balzan-Skinner Fellowship) (one term)
In 2009 the Faculty of History  received funding  from the International Balzan Prize Foundation to establish an annual Lecture in modern intellectual history since c. 1500. Since then there have been six Balzan-Skinner Fellows at CRASSH. In 2015-16 this Fellowship came to an end and is now known as the Quentin-Skinner Fellowship in Intellectual History since c15.00. The Fellow will hold a fellowship with us for one term, presenting the Quentin-Skinner lecture and participating in the related symposium. For information about the Quentin Skinner Fellowship and previous Balzan-Skinner Fellows please click here. The Quentin Skinner Fellowship  is intended for early career scholars (normally defined as within ten years of attaining the PhD). Like  previous Balzan-Skinner Fellows, the Quentin Skinner Fellow will be invited to give a lecture on a subject of their choosing in the broad field of intellectual history since 1500, including the history of political thought, and will organise a half-day colloquium to follow the lecture. The competition for 2017-18 is now closed. The competiton to select a Fellow for 2018-19 will open shortly.

Fellows 2017-18

Charles Wallace India Trust Fellow
Dr Ananya Vajpeyi (Centre of Study for Developing Science, Delhi)
A Biography of Sanskrit

Conversion in the Early Modern Period Fellows
Dr Miriana Carbonara (University of East Anglia)
On borders and conversion: Representing, crossing and experiencing the frontier between Bologna and Modena in the early modern period

Dr Charlotte-Rose Millar (University of Queensland)
Ghost Stories in post-Reformation England

Quentin Skinner Fellow
Dr Avi Lifschitz (UCL)
Philosophy and Political Agency in the Writings of Frederick II of Prussia.

CRASSH/Clare Hall/Eurias Fellow
Dr Marie Louise Herzfeld-Schild (University of Cologne)
The Emotional Effects of Music between Medicine and Aesthetics (1740-1880)

Nine Dots Prize Fellow
James Williams (University of Oxford)

IE University Madrid  Fellows
Dr David Moshfegh
Ignaz Goldziher and the Rise of Islamwissenschaft as a ‘Science of Religion
Dr Marco Caserta
Learning from Data

ACLS  Fellow
Dr Christopher Nygren (University of Pittsburgh)
Matter and Similitude in Italian Painting and The Transatlantic Renaissance

CRASSH/Briitsh School in Rome Fellow
Helena Phillips-Robins (University of Cambridge)
The use of tears in thirteenth and fourteenth-century Italian poetry.

Work in Progress Seminars

Visiting Fellows Work in Progress
A Political Biography of Sanskrit
23 October 2017, CRASSH Meeting Room, Alison Richard Building

Charles Wallace India Trust Fellow Ananya Vajpeyi presents her work in progress.

Matter and Similitude in Italian Painting and the Transatlantic Renaissance
06 November 2017, CRASSH Meeting Room, Alison Richard Building

ACLS Visiting Fellow Dr Christopher Nygren presents his work in progress.

Ignaz Goldziher and the Rise of Islamwissenschaft as a ‘Science of Religion’
20 November 2017, CRASSH Meeting Room, Alison Richard Building

Visiting Fellow David Moshfegh presents his work in progress.

Striving for Citizenship: Struggles for Representation beyond Rights
27 November 2017, CRASSH Meeting Room, Alison Richard Building

Visiting Fellow Gal Levy presents his work in progress.

Past Fellows

2016-17

Visiting Fellows Work in Progress
The Conversion of Matter: Alchemical Image-Making in England, 1450–1650
24 October 2016, CRASSH Meeting Room

A work in progress seminar by Conversions Fellow Jennifer Rampling.

Activating the North-East Indian ethnography collections in Cambridge archives and museums
07 November 2016, CRASSH Meeting Room

The CRASSH Charles Wallace India Trust Fellow, Bina Gandhi Deori,  presents her work in progress.

From Across the Genkai Sea
21 November 2016, CRASSH Meeting Room

ACLS Visiting Fellow Samuel Perry presents his work in progress.

Language and Riverscape in Indigenous Brazil
06 February 2017, CRASSH Meeting Room

ACLS Visiting Fellow Christopher Ball presents his work in progress.

Troubling Enlightenment
13 February 2017, CRASSH Meeting Room

Visiting Fellow Alexander Regier presents his work in progress.

Religious Polemics and the History of Religions: The Case of Toledoth Yeshu
27 February 2017, CRASSH Meeting Room

Visiitng Fellow Daniel Barbu presents his work in progress.

Transparency: The Cultural History of an Idea
06 March 2017, CRASSH Meeting Room

Eurias Visiting Fellow  Daniel Jütte presents his work in progress.

Religious Dissent in Early Modern Britain
15 May 2017, CRASSH Meeting Room, Alison Richard Building

Conversions Visiting Fellow Alison Searle presents her work in progress.

CANCELLED: The Return of Ancestralism
05 June 2017, CRASSH Meeting Room, Alison Richard Building

Visiting Fellow Patrick French presents his work in progress.

The Nature of Politics: Quentin Skinner Lecture and Symposium
09 June 2017, SG1, Alison Richard Building

Quentin Skinner Fellow Dr Sophie Smith (Oxford) delivers the annual lecture and participates in the symposium.

Predicting the Failure of UK Cross Border Acquisitions
12 June 2017, CRASSH Meeting Room, Alison Richard Building

Visiting Fellow Nour Adel presents her work in progress.

2015-16

Visiting Fellows Work in Progress
Representations of the Urban Space in Select Elizabethan and Jacobean English Texts
02 November 2015, CRASSH Meeting Room, Alison Richard Building

Charles Wallace India Fellow Dr Ananya Dutta Gupta presents her work in progress.

Phantasmatic Shakespeare: Imagination in the Age of Early Modern Science
23 November 2015, CRASSH Meeting Room, Alison Richard Building

Conversions Fellow Dr Suparna Roychoudhury presents her work in progress.

Acknowledging Equality: Respect and Contempt in 17th-Century English Political Thought
01 February 2016, CRASSH Meeting Room

Balzan Skinner Fellow Dr Teresa M Bejan presents her work in progress.

Spinoza and the Conversion of Early Modern Thought
15 February 2016, CRASSH Meeting Room

Conversions Fellow Dr Marie-Elise Zovko presents her work in progress.

“Cannon Law”: French power politics in the time of the politique des réunions
18 April 2016, CRASSH Meeting Room

CRASSH Eurias Fellow Fernando Chavarria-Mugica presents his work in progress.

Plague in Castile c.1600
09 May 2016, CRASSH Meeting Room

ACLS Fellow Dr Ruth MacKay presents her work in progress.

Towards a Theory of Biography
16 May 2016, CRASSH Meeting Room

Visiting Fellow Dr Patrick French presents his work in progress.

A Debate in Later Arabic Logic
13 June 2016, CRASSH Meeting Room

Khaled El-Rouayheb presents his work in progress.

2014-15

Visiting Fellows Work in Progress
Ovid Revisited: Locating the Heroides in Michael Drayton and Madhusudan Dutt
03 November 2014, CRASSH Meeting Room

 Dr Sukanya Dasgupta (Loreto College, Calcutta)

Johannes Althusius and the problems of writing gender in early modern political thought
10 November 2014, CRASSH Meeting Room

Dr Anna Becker (University of Basel)

Anglo-European Cultural Exchange in the Early Modern Period
17 November 2014, CRASSH Meeting Room

Dr Eoin Devlin (University of Cambridge)

False Flags, True Lies: Science and Recycled Photography
01 December 2014, CRASSH Meeting Room

Visiting Fellows Work in Progress

The Hermeneutics of Conversion: Desiderius Erasmus to Richard Hooker
16 February 2015, CRASSH Meeting Room

Professor Torrance Kirby (McGill University)

A Comparative Analysis of Manichaean Texts and Paintings
23 February 2015, CRASSH Meeting Room

Dr Gábor Kósa (ELTE Budapest)

Towards an Ethics of Bodily Giving and Sharing in Medicine
02 March 2015, CRASSH Meeting Room

Dr Kristin Zeiler (Linköping University)

The Concept of System in David Hume's 'The History of England'
09 March 2015, CRASSH Meeting Room

Work in Progress Seminar

2013-14

Visiting Fellows Work in Progress
Interreligious encounters, confessional struggles and the formation of the Dutch East India Company
04 November 2013, CRASSH Meeting Room

Dr Isabella Matauschek (Johanes Kepler University)

Ecocriticism of the Global South
18 November 2013, CRASSH Meeting Room

Dr Swarnalatha Rangarajan (IIT Madras)

Christians in Pakistan: narratives of suffering, survival and dignity
02 December 2013, CRASSH Meeting Room

Dr Syed Javed Nazir (Lahore University of Management Sciences)

The Production of a global norm: grassroots participation in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage
20 January 2014, CRASSH Meeting Room

Dr Chiara Bortolotto (École des autes études en sciences sociales, Paris).

The Rhetoric of Graphic Satire, 1750-1830: The Limits of Political Literacy in Georgian Britain
27 January 2014, CRASSH Meeting Room

Dr David Taylor (University of Toronto)

Locating Christianity and Humanity in Amazonia
10 February 2014, CRASSH Meeting Room

Dr Aparecida Vilaca (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro)

Searching for Donor Half Siblings: Relations and Relatedness in an Age of Changing Technologies
24 February 2014, CRASSH Meeting Room

Dr Lucy Frith (University of Liverpool)

In Search of a Good Life: Therapeutic Culture in a Comparative Perspective
03 March 2014, CRASSH Meeting Room

Professor Suvi Salmenniemi (University of Turku)

Gandhi's Realism: Means and Ends in Politics
10 March 2014, CRASSH Meeting Room
Eisenstein, Sexuality, and Decadence
01 May 2014, CRASSH Meeting Room

Professor Evgenii Bershtein (Reed College)

Transitional Objects: Figurative Art after the Blitz
15 May 2014, CRASSH Meeting Room

Dr Eric Stryker (Southern Methodist University)

Zones of Entanglement: Interdisciplinary Systems of Knowledge from the Enlightenment to the Present
22 May 2014, CRASSH Meeting Room

Professor Tilottama Rajan (University of Western Ontario)

Look But Don’t Touch: Sight-Touch Paradigms in Early Modern Architecture
09 June 2014, CRASSH Meeting Room

Dr Kimberley Skelton