Fusion of two images: "Dyers scraping stenciled fabrics," figure 235, Hommel & Mercer, China at Work 1937, and "Indian indigo-dye worker," photo A. Mamidipudi, 2017.

Dept. III

Artifacts, Action, Knowledge


Applying for Advertised Positions

Fellowships are advertised on the careers page. Specific instructions are given for each fellowship advertised.


Unsolicited Applications

Department III welcomes applications from scholars who consider their work directly relevant to ongoing, active research projects (please check the project pages for the duration of projects). Scholars of all career stages from Predoctoral Fellow upwards can apply. Fellowships are awarded on the basis of the qualifications of the applicant and the fit of the proposed research to ongoing projects. Applications should include:

  • formal letter of application, stating dates of desired stay and source of funding;
  • a curriculum vitae, including publication list;
  • a brief research proposal (maximum 1000 words) in which the relationship to an ongoing Institute project is made clear;
  • for predoctoral students, a letter from their dissertation advisor.

Only electronic applications to this portal will be considered. Applications (beyond explicit calls) will be reviewed by September 15, November 15, February 15, and May 15.


Calls for Papers & Events

Colloquia and workshops are advertised on the website events page, with registration information or requirements shown for each event. Calls for papers are posted on the news page as and when they arise.