Vacancy: Art History Tutor – Highgate Literary and Scientific Institution

We are seeking an art history tutor for the Highgate Literary and Scientific Institution, as due to unforeseen circumstances we find ourselves without a tutor for the academic year 2016 to 2017.


HLSI is a charity and apart from a professional librarian and office staff, is run by volunteers. Among our many activities we run a wide variety of classes for adults, mainly in the daytime. Our membership is mostly retired and highly educated, well travelled and with a good general knowledge of art. We are looking for a tutor for the complete academic year and fees are subject to negotiation. Our current course is Art of the Superpowers: Art and Society in America, China and Russia, following courses on British art from World War I to the 1980s, and European Art of the 20th Century, which proved very popular. Our students seem to prefer courses covering more recent art and artistic practice but we are flexible about subject matter in the interests of finding an excellent tutor.


HLSI is situated in the middle of Highgate village. Our History of Art courses, which are well attended, take place on Wednesday mornings in the Institution’s attractive Victoria Hall which doubles as an exhibitions gallery. Apart from classes we run art exhibitions, a film and theatre club, debates and a programme of lectures on Tuesday evenings. Members also benefit from a well stocked library.  Our current programme can be viewed on the website


With kind regards

Mary Butler

HLSI Education Committee

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Call for volunteers

The annual Big Draw Festival runs from 1-31 October, kicking off with a National Launch two weeks earlier. This year’s Launch takes place across Oxford on 19 September. We’re looking for keen volunteers to support the activities planned for the Bodleian’s Weston Library on that day, which are partly a response to the Marks of Genius exhibition, which closes the day after.

 Volunteering Details

Saturday 19 September,
Volunteers start with a briefing session at 9.30 and finish at 5pm Every Drawing tells a Story Oxford Launches the 2015 Big Draw Festival Open to the public from 11am-4pm

Complete a free Walk & Draw Trail connecting Oxford’s treasures old and new with creative workshops at each stop. Join leading artists, scientists and illustrators in a programme designed to expand your ideas about drawing.

Draw Together with Philip Pullman and Chris Riddell before trying digital and robotic drawing at the Bodleian Libraries, X-ray drawing at the Museum of the History of Science, extreme drawing at the Story Museum, and much more besides.

Philip Pullman and Chris Riddell, the new Children’s Laureate, will launch the 2015 Big Draw Festival in the Weston Library, to be followed by a programme of activities across Oxford. We would be grateful for help to set up, distribute materials and clear away at 4pm. Read full post

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Call for Fellows 2015-2016 – closes 2nd July 2015

The Birkbeck Centre for Contemporary Theatre is inviting expressions of interest from artists and producers in relation to the Fellows scheme for 2015-16.

In this scheme, up to 20 Fellows are invited to participate in and contribute to Centre activities.  The Centre’s aim is to provide a space for artists to gather to exchange ideas and develop work in a supportive context.

Events provided include one dedicated Fellows meeting per term involving discussion, presentations of work in progress and refreshments, and the Centre’s public Theatre Conversation and symposium events.  Fellows may also request membership of theLibrary, meetings with academic staff and access to in-kind resources (subject to availability) as part of research and development towards projects.  Fellows’ contributions to the Centre may include giving public talks about their work, or organising workshops or events.

For 2015-16, we are seeking a limited number of artists and producers to become fellows of the Centre. Fellows will be chosen on the basis of the synergies between the artist or producer’s work and the Centre’s research interests and theme for the year; and the complementariness of their work to the work of existing and new members.

To express interest in this opportunity, please complete the application form and return it with a copy of your CV to by Thursday 2 July 2015.

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NYU in London seeks part-time lecturer – closes 22nd June

*An affiliate of New York University*

Part Time Lecturer- Liberal Studies Program:  Expository Writing Core Module (Cover)

NYU in London is seeking a part time lecturer to teach on a first-year, expository writing course commencing in the fall term, September 2015 for one academic year.

New York University is a Global Network University with courses and programs offered at 13 academic centres on six continents. NYU in London is an undergraduate study abroad program of exceptional quality with teaching strengths across the curriculum. Our UK faculty, drawn mainly from local universities, has an excellent record in teaching and research. Classes are held at the NYU London centre at 4-6 Bedford Square, WC1.


Writing I & II are core elements of the Liberal Studies curriculum that focus on expository writing, the presentation of argument, and elements of research.

Writing I introduces students to the essay genre and complicates their understanding of its varied forms and functions. The course offers occasions to practice essay writing across disciplines and in several modes, including personal, critical, academic, and journalistic. It also exposes students to writing, reading, and critical thinking skills and introduces them to some of the interdisciplinary and theoretical bases for such practices. The course engages global issues and perspectives through its texts, reading and writing assignments, as well as through experiential learning outside of the classroom.

Building on Writing I, Writing II introduces students to advanced reading, writing, and critical thinking skills. The course also introduces the research and research management skills necessary for academic work and writing beyond academic contexts, and culminates with a capstone project that involves substantial intra- or inter-disciplinary research.

For more curricular details:


Approaches to teaching will vary, but an emphasis on workshops, in-class writing, and discussion (as opposed to lecture) is used to foster students’ abilities to closely, critically, and creatively think, read, and write.

The course also fosters students’ abilities to rigorously revise. Workshops use a combination of small group work, large group work, and individual student-instructor conferences. The course makes use of formal and informal writing, with an emphasis on the process of writing and revising drafts. All student work is to be marked and commented upon by the instructor.

The course requires students to consider the local and global aspects of experiences outside the classroom and harness those experiences in their writing. Instructors structure at least one extra-classroom activity that makes use of the local setting and design an assignment or series of assignments around that activity; such assignments encourage students to recognize-and address in their writing-the global implications of what they observe.


The semester is 15 weeks and classes meet once a week for 2.5 hours (Day & Time TBD). In addition to the time required for course preparation, classroom instruction, and marking, the instructor is required to hold a minimum of one set 60-minute “office hour” at NYU London per week, during which time she or he will be available to meet with students.


Applicants should have a PhD in a related field.  It is expected that the post-holder will have a minimum of 2 to 3 years teaching at the university level and experience teaching expository writing ; American undergraduates and/or first year students is helpful.


Terms and conditions will be discussed with the successful applicant.

Applicants should be EU national or currently hold a UK work permit at time of application. Applications, in the form of a C.V. and letter of interest, should arrive as soon as possible and in any event not later than June 22 by e-mail to Luke Harper at

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The National Gallery – curatorial traineeships & curatorial assistant positions – deadline: 11th June

The National Gallery, London
Application deadline: Jun 11, 2015


The post is a twenty-two month traineeship, designed to introduce someone who has a good scholarly art historical background and an interest in pursuing a museum career to the responsibilities of curatorship in both the National Gallery and a partnering regional institution. The Curatorial Trainee will receive an initial period of training of six months in the National Gallery, followed by a placement in the regional institution. The traineeship will offer opportunities to be actively involved in a full range of curatorial practice and to gain experience of a variety of curatorial issues. The placement will include responsibility for carrying out a specific collections-based project.


The post is a twenty-two month traineeship, designed to introduce someone who has a good scholarly art historical background in European painting and with an interest in pursuing a museum career to the responsibilities of curatorship in a national collection. The Curatorial Assistant will have the opportunity to be involved in a full range of curatorial practice and to gain experience of a variety of curatorial issues. The post will focus on Netherlandish and Italian paintings in the period before 1500, and on at least one special project.


The post is a twenty-two month traineeship, designed to introduce someone who has a good scholarly art historical background in European painting and with an interest in pursuing a museum career to the responsibilities of curatorship in a national collection. The Curatorial Assistant will have the opportunity to be involved in a full range of curatorial practice and to gain experience of a variety of curatorial issues. The post will focus on paintings in the period 1600- 1800.

For all further information about the National Gallery Curatorial Traineeships please visit the website

Reference / Quellennachweis:
JOB: 3 National Gallery Curatorial Traineeships, London. In: H-ArtHist, Jun 2, 2015.

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Social Media Internship with the Micromuseums Archive, Bishopsgate Institute

The Micromuseums Archive opened at Bishopsgate Institute in March 2015 and houses materials relating to small independent museums in the UK. At present, the archive contains leaflets, booklets, and postcards that were collected by Dr Fiona Candlin in the course of her research, and we are actively seeking to develop the holdings. To this end we are looking for an intern who can develop social media profiles for the archive.

The ideal candidate will be able to work seven hours per week over two-three months, have a strong interest in small museums, and feel comfortable using social media. Familiarity with Hootsuite would be desirable but training can be provided if required.

The intern will work under the joint supervision of Fiona Candlin and Elsa Izaguirre (social media manager) and will need to stay in close contact with archivists at Bishopsgate Institute.

The intern will gain

  • Experience of working with an archive
  • Experience of developing social media strategy
  • Knowledge of the museum sector

Please send your CV and a brief covering letter to Fiona Candlin on

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Arts and Humanities Research Council – New Generation Thinkers 2015

This pioneering scheme aims to develop a new generation of academics who can bring the best of university research and scholarly ideas to a broad audience – through BBC broadcasting. It’s a chance for early career researchers to cultivate the skills to communicate their research findings to those outside the academic community.

Further details 

Closing date: 15 Dec 14

You will be:
a) Currently a PhD student. If you are a doctoral candidate you should have made considerable progress on your research, for example be within one year of submission.

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The University São Paulo’s Language Education Project

USP will receive graduate students enrolled in Postgraduate Programs of UK universities for a period of 5 months. The project’s aim is to provide English classes to USP undergraduates. All UK students will take an IELTS Trainer Training course offered by the British Council at the University of São Paulo and will be duly supervised. The project is funded by USP and the British Council.

Read this document for further information.

For any further information, please contact Titular Professor Esmeralda Negrão:  (

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