Katrin Kogman-Appel, Department of the Arts, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Professorship (http://www.humboldt-professur.de/en/). Kogman-Appel’s research discusses illumination and decoration in Hebrew manuscripts and Jewish book culture. She will assume the Professorship in November 2016 at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster to establish a study track in Jewish cultural history.
This program of small grants to scholars is intended to support the cost of research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge. The Franklin program is particularly designed to help meet the cost of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies or equivalent research materials; the costs associated with fieldwork; or laboratory research expenses.
Applicants are expected to have a doctorate or to have published work of doctoral character and quality. Ph.D. candidates are not eligible to apply, but the Society is especially interested in supporting the work of young scholars who have recently received the doctorate.
From $1,000 to $6,000.
October 1, December 1; notification in January and March.
Full Information and Online Application Access
www.amphilsoc.org/grants/franklin. Please direct all questions to Linda Musumeci, Director of Grants and Fellowships, atLMusumeci@amphilsoc.org or 215-440-3429.
Position Announcement: Head of the Manuscript Section, Houghton Library, Harvard University
Harvard University invites applications and nominations for the position of Head of the Manuscript Section, Houghton Library. Reporting to the Associate Librarian for Technical Services, the Head of the Manuscript Section leads, manages, and supports Houghton Library’s efforts to accession, describe, preserve, and provide access to archival, manuscript, photographic, born-digital and other non-print holdings in all formats and across Houghton’s curatorial areas. The incumbent will bring a progressive, flexible, and innovative approach to this work and will be responsible for developing and/or implementing strategies, technologies, and standards that facilitate researcher access to Houghton’s holdings. The Head of the Manuscript Section supervises section staff, plans and manages projects, and collaborates with staff and departments throughout Houghton Library, and participates actively within the broader Harvard special collections and archives community.
Full details and application procedures are available on the Harvard Recruitment Management System: http://bit.ly/1KlBXSH.
For salary information, consult Harvard’s “Salary Ranges and Position Grades for Staff Jobs” site:
The position is Grade 58, which has a salary range that begins at $71,500. As is customary, final salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.