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Cultural Transmission and Disciplinary Change Visiting Fellowships

The Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities invites applications for fellowship places for the academic year 2008-09. The Visiting Fellowship Scheme is designed to dovetail with the Centre's theme - which for 2007-09 will be Cultural Transmission and Disciplinary Change.

The two-year theme will provide a scope for topics such as the re-embedding of ideas, religions, ethnicities, histories, objects, knowledge-practices, laws, human systems, and aesthetics across time and space. It emphasizes movement and exchange, contestation and fertilization, as well as the impact of globalization. Both years will also encourage reflection on the changing boundaries of academic disciplines, past, present, and future; the idea, history, and function of the modern university; the nature of 'discipline' as it operates within and beyond universities; and the university's contribution to the well-being of the community more broadly. The theme offers an arena for exploring the ways in which cultural transmission and disciplinary change fold into one another.

Visiting Fellowships can be awarded for periods of nine weeks in any one Cambridge term, during which Fellows are expected to be in residence in Cambridge. Visiting Fellows take regular part in and contribute to the Centre's programme of events, which consists of weekly work-in-progress seminars and a reading group. At the end of their visit, Fellows submit a short report to the Management Committee outlining their achievements during their stay and should acknowledge CRASSH in any publication that results in whole or in part from their visit.

Applicants should have an established record of scholarly excellence and a demonstrated enthusiasm for working in an interdisciplinary or multi-disciplinary environment. Please note the scheme is not designed for those beyond the normal retirement age or to support post-doctoral study.

The deadline for applications is 31 October 2007.

Contact: The Administrator, CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1RX, United Kingdom; www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/fellowships/fellowcomp08-09.html