Call for applications: Visiting Professorship, Research axis 7 (National Traditions, Circulations and Identities in European Art)

684px-Tizian_085As part of the LabEx project EHNE (Writing a New History of Europe), research axis 7 (‘National Traditions, Circulations and Identities in European Art’) would like to invite an internationally-renowned researcher to be associated with its work for a period of six months.

The main objective of Labex EHNE is to understand the crisis currently facing Europe via a new historiography of the continent, aimed not just at academics but also at teachers, citizens and politicians. The project brings together three establishments: the Universities of Paris I, Paris IV, and Nantes. The project is led by Professor Eric Bussière (Université Paris IV, UMR IRICE). There are seven research axes and the Centre André Chastel runs axis 7, for which Professor Dany Sandron is responsible, and which focuses in particular on artistic geography and the phenomenon of mobility.

As the fundamental aim of the project is to provide a wide audience with new means of understanding European construction, research axis 7 will consider the question of the diffusion of art on a European scale via an in-depth engagement with historiographical concepts and historical reality to demonstrate that art is a key element in such construction.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate, via their research or their professional experience, an interest in art and its role in European construction. The chosen candidate will participate in teaching and research linked to the themes of LabEx EHNE (Masters or PhD seminars at Paris-Sorbonne University, particularly in Art History; participation in seminars organised by the other research axes of LabEx EHNE). The candidate will also participate in LabEx EHNE publications, especially the thematic, online encyclopaedia.


Stay of 6 months from 1st February to 31st July 2015


Lecturers or Professors holding a post in a foreign institution.

Further particulars

  • Salary: equivalent to that of a professor (monthly salary of €4800 net)
  • Transport: LabEx will pay for a return trip between Paris and the candidate’s normal place of residence
  • Research facilities: the candidate will be provided with an office at the Centre André Chastel (2, rue Vivienne, 75 002 Paris) during their stay


The application can be written in French or English. The deadline for submissions is June, the 30th. The decision will be communicated the 3rd of July.
The following documents should be sent to: (cc:

It must contain the following documents:

  • A completed application form
  • A CV including a list of publications
  • A presentation of a research project (maximum 5 pages) accompanied by a selective bibliography

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