2023/2024 Harvard I Tatti/DHI Rom Joint Fellowship for African Studies
Suitably qualified post-doctoral scholars working on African studies are invited to submit application for the 2023/2024 Harvard I Tatti/DHI Rom Joint Fellowship which offers post-doctoral scholars working on African studies or topics that closely consider Africa a ten months position to conduct historical research in Italy supported by two institutes with dynamic academic communities.
Harvard I Tatti/DHI Rom Joint Fellowship offer a joint residential fellowship for the 2023-2024 academic year. With this fellowship, I Tatti and the DHI Rom seek to stimulate and support increased scholarship on cultural exchange with and within the African continent during the period by creating and promoting opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, particularly between scholars from African regions and those working in European and North American institutions.
Eligibility for the 2023/2024 Harvard I Tatti/DHI Rom Joint Fellowship for African Studies:
- Applications are accepted from scholars from all across the globe with special consideration will be given to scholars from the African continent.
- Applicants must have their PhD certificate in hand at the time of application and will be asked to upload a scan copy of it when submitting their application.
- Applicants must be fluent in English, Italian, German, or French.
- Each successful candidate must be approved by both institutions.
- Fellows must carry out most of their research with the resources available in the city where they are resident.
- The Fellow will be expected to carry out original research on the topic for which they have been awarded their fellowship. Priority will be given to applicants with no previous association with the two institutes
- Fellows must be willing to spend five months (September 2023 – January 2024) in Rome at the DHI and five months (February – June 2024) in Florence at I Tatti.
- The fellowship is designed for scholars in fields related to the study of precolonial and colonial African history, including art history, the history of expressive cultures, musicology, economic history, intellectual, political, and religious history, as well as literature and languages.
- Preference will be given to advanced research projects that address the relationship between the African continent and the Mediterranean world during the early modern period, broadly understood historically to include the period from the 14th through the 17th centuries.
Benefits of the 2023/2024 Harvard I Tatti/DHI Rom Joint Fellowship for African Studies:
- Fellows are given a space to work within the DHI for the duration of their stay.
- Fellows enjoy the use of the DHI library, archive, and collections.
- Fellows will be given a stipend worth Euro 2,500 per month, plus a monthly supplement of Euro 1,000 to offset rental costs.
Application Deadline: November 15, 2022.