Call for Applicants

The Courtauld Institute of Art
Research Project for Early Career Researchers:
Crossing Frontiers: Christians, Muslims and their art
in Eastern Anatolia and the Caucasus

We are delighted to announce the launch of a new travelling research seminar programme for Early Career Researchers interested in the medieval art and culture of the eastern frontier between Christianity and Islam, covering Anatolia, the Caucasus and the western Iranian world.


The seminars will travel initially to eastern Turkey and Armenia with the aim of investigating questions of cross-cultural exchange and international artistic production.

We aim to develop a truly interdisciplinary examination of the artistic and cultural history of this region during this period of enormous diversity, change and vitality.

This project is supported by the Getty Foundation as part of its Connecting Art Histories initiative, and it aims to give emerging scholars the opportunity to visit and discuss a range of important monuments alongside a group of more senior advisors and mentors.

The initial research trips will run in September 2015 and Spring 2016 during which participants will hear lectures from leading academics on the art and archaeology of this period in the region, participate in seminars and visit key historical museums and sites of interest.

All travel, accommodation and meal costs are covered by the grant.

For more information and to apply, please visit


Please disseminate this message to individuals and organisations you believe might be interested.

Please note enquiries should be directed to Dr Niamh Bhalla at

This project is organised by Dr Antony Eastmond, AG Leventis Reader in the History of Byzantine Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London; and is administered by Dr Niamh Bhalla.

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