Pre-PhD fellow CREATE – Digital Art History

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Spui, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
19 uur
€ 2672 per maand

The Amsterdam Centre for Cultural Heritage and Identity and the Department of Media Studies of the Faculty of Humanities are looking for a pre-PhD fellow in the area of Digital Art History (17th century) as ...


The Amsterdam Centre for Cultural Heritage and Identity and the Department of Media Studies of the Faculty of Humanities are looking for a pre-PhD fellow in the area of Digital Art History (17th century) as part of the project Amsterdam Time Machine.

The successful applicant will contribute to the Amsterdam Time Machine by developing an innovative spatial and social analysis of the Dutch art world during the seventeenth century and by using this analysis to provide new insights in the dissemination of styles and genres across space and time.

The research priority area Cultural Heritage and Identity, in collaboration with the Centre for Digital Humanities and the Intelligent Systems Lab Amsterdam, has developed a research program (CREATE) that uses large-scale digital data and techniques to investigate how cultural industries have shaped Amsterdam’s unique position as a Creative City in a European and global context, from the 17th century until the present day. In this program, the Amsterdam Time Machine, an information system with geographical data at its core, is one of the three main themes.


We are looking for a candidate with:

  • a research oriented master's degree (MSc or MA) completed before August 31st, 2017;
  • a strong background or demonstrable interest in art history, and the cultural and commercial circuits in which it was produced and disseminated;
  • proven interest and skills in digital methods and techniques with regard to humanities research., in particular GIS;
  • research experience, or a track record of project based work, and the ability to function in a multidisciplinary team.


Temporary appointment for 12 months (1 September 2017 until 31 August 2018) at the Department of Mediastudies of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Amsterdam.

Additional information

For any additional information, contact the project leader:

The Amsterdam Time Machine project description is available upon request.

Applications should include in a single PDF file:

  • a statement of ideas for pilot research projects (up to 500 words);
  • a letter of motivation;
  • up to three letters of recommendations;
  • an up-to-date CV;
  • a copy of diploma.

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed mid-June, 2017.


With over 5,000 employees, 30,000 students and a budget of more than 600 million euros, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is an intellectual hub within the Netherlands. Teaching and research at the UvA are conducted within seven faculties: Humanities, Social and Behavioural Sciences, Economics and Business, Law, Science, Medicine and Dentistry. Housed on four city campuses in or near the heart of Amsterdam, where disciplines come together and interact, the faculties have close links with thousands of researchers and hundreds of institutions at home and abroad. The UvA’s students and employees are independent thinkers, competent rebels who dare to question dogmas and aren’t satisfied with easy answers and standard solutions. To work at the UvA is to work in an independent, creative, innovative and international climate characterised by an open atmosphere and a genuine engagement with the city of Amsterdam and society.

Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies

The Faculty of Humanities has about 7000 students and a workforce numbering approximately 1400. The Faculty maintains joint partnerships with many (mostly Amsterdam-based) institutions in the field of science, arts and culture. The faculty is arranged along the lines of staff, research and education.
The academic staff is grouped in eight departments. Support and management staff is either working within the faculty office or within one of the eight departments.


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