HM Queen Margrethe II Distinguished Research Project on the Danish-Icelandic reception of Nordic antiquity | Carlsbergfondet

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HM Queen Margrethe II Distinguished Research Project on the Danish-Icelandic reception of Nordic antiquity

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Iceland's independence, the Carlsberg Foundation offers two two-year postdoctoral fellowships on the subject of the Danish-Icelandic reception of Nordic antiquity from the Renaissance to national romanticism and modernism. The project will be hosted at the Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Castle in collaboration with the National Museum of Iceland and the University of Iceland

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The application system is open
1 September - 1 October

The research project must illustrate the perception of the Nordic antiquity of different ages and how the Norse reception has been used to form a national as well as a Nordic identity. The aim of the project is to assess how Nordic antiquity has been perceived and applied in science as well as culture and art; i.e., how Nordic antiquity has manifested itself in different ways, for instance in pictorial art, literature and history writing and how it has influenced the perception of identity and “nation building” during different periods.

The project is to be carried out by two postdoctoral fellows. One fellow will be affiliated with the Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Castle and focus on the fields of history, art history or ethnology. The other fellow will be affiliated with the National Museum of Iceland and the University of Iceland and focus on a field within comparative literature.

The postdoctoral fellows are expected to work closely together, build cross-scientific networks and include disciplines relating to cultural history; i.e., historical clothing, pictorial art and museology. Furthermore, the fellows are expected to help organise symposia and international conferences. The results should be published in Nordic and international scientific journals. High priority should also be given to publishing a monograph and to organising a joint exhibition at the two museums.

In order to be eligible to apply for HM Queen Margrethe II Distinguished Research Project on the Danish-Icelandic reception of Nordic antiquity, the applicant must hold a PhD degree or must have submitted the PhD thesis before 1 October. Applicants with more than five years of experience since obtaining their PhD degree are not eligible. Any periods of leave will be accepted as extensions of this time limit (maternity leave, parental leave, sick or family care leave, military service, humanitarian aid work, etc.).

If, at the time of application, the applicant has not yet obtained a PhD degree, a copy of the assessment of the PhD thesis must be submitted to the Carlsberg Foundation by e-mail (carlsbergfoundation@carlsbergfoundation.dk) no later than 15 November at noon.

Application requirements:

The application must be submitted through Webfond (application system)

The following appendices must be uploaded with the application in pdf format (please note that other formats are not accepted):

  • Project description
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of publications
  • Budget
  • Salary budget
  • Housing commitment from the hosting institution
  • Recommendations

Project description
The project description must not exceed two A4 pages (all included).

Curriculum Vitae
The CV (with photo) must not exceed three A4 pages.

List of publications
Senior researchers can limit their list of publications to the last five years.

Budget
An itemised budget for the amount applied for must be provided by filling in the Carlsberg Foundation’s budget template.

Salary Budget
Along with the budget, please attach a separate salary budget signed by the host institution certifying the accuracy of the salary applied for.

The Carlsberg Foundation covers general operating expenses with DKK 2,000 per month.

Operating expenses are at the postdoctoral grant holder’s disposal to cover conferences, study trips, etc. Operating expenses must not be used to cover overhead costs and administration fees.

Housing commitment from the hosting institution
The applicant must submit a confirmation from the hosting institution that it will provide adequate workplace facilities during the stay.

Recommendations
The applicant may attach up to three recommendations to the application.