Each semester, the Committee on Medieval Studies appoints a small number of Visiting Scholars for terms ranging from three to six months. Visiting Scholars may work in any field dealing with some aspect of medieval society, religion, or culture in Europe, Africa, or Eurasia, and are welcomed as full members of Harvard’s rich intellectual and social community. These are unpaid research positions; however, Visiting Scholars enjoy full access to Harvard libraries and many other university facilities, an email account, and shared office space during the period of their appointment. They are expected to be engaged in research projects that draw upon Harvard’s manuscript, library, and other resources; to remain in residence in the Cambridge/Boston area during their appointment; to participate fully in the seminars, colloquia, and other activities of the Committee on Medieval Studies; and to share the results of their research in a seminar or other public venue. All applicants must have received the Ph.D., or equivalent terminal degree in their field, before the date on which they plan to begin their term as visiting scholars at Harvard.
Applications for appointment in Fall 2017 are due Friday, 10 February 2017. For more information on the Visiting Scholar program, including complete application instructions and forms, please visit the Medieval Studies website.