The purpose of the Visiting Fellowship scheme is to enable external scholars, who intend to visit the Institute and use its Collections to further their research and to contribute to the academic and intellectual life of the Warburg.

Visiting Fellows will normally hold a PhD qualification and will be active scholars publishing in a field of intellectual endeavour associated with the work and intellectual resources of the Warburg Institute. If you are a current PhD student please do not apply for a Visiting Fellowship, however we welcome your application as an Occasional Student. Normally they would be invited to spend a minimum of six months at the Institute, the majority of which should be during term-time. As well as making full use of the Warburg’s intellectual resources, fellows will be expected to contribute to the intellectual life of the Institute in a measureable way. They will be asked to present a brief paper (20 minutes) on their research to Warburg staff, students and fellows during the tea time talks’ series (Mondays at 16.15 during term-time).  This talk will take place near the beginning of the fellow’s visit to the Warburg to enable members of the Institute to find out about their work and to give them support and assistance where they can.

Visiting Fellows may be in receipt of a stipendiary Fellowship (provided by an external organisation). No funding can be provided by the Warburg Institute. Due to the space restraints imposed by the Warburg Renaissance building project works we are unable at this time to provide Visiting Fellows with desk space at the Institute; however there is plenty of seating available in the Library.

Applications

Candidates may be nominated for the award of the title of Visiting Fellow of the Warburg Institute by a member of the academic staff of the Institute or they may submit an application for the award. Nominations and applications need to be submitted by the following deadlines:

Deadline for submission of application
Notification of decision about award
Friday, 28 October 2022 End of November 2022
Friday, 3 February 2023 End of February 2023
Friday, 5 May 2023 End of May 2023

 

Candidates are asked to complete an application form (download form below) and to send this as a single document attached to an email to warburg@sas.ac.uk. Applications will be considered on the basis of the relevance of the Warburg’s collections to the research of the applicant and to the contribution he or she will make to the intellectual life of the Institute.

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Applications will be considered by the Warburg’s Senior Management Team (SMT) in the first instance. The SMT will make recommendations on the proposed conferral of the title of Visiting Fellow to a meeting of the academic staff of the Institute. Fellowships will be awarded for a fixed term which will be variable and which will not extend beyond two years. Fellowships are not normally renewable.

Visiting Fellows, if they are not British nationals or EU citizens, may require a visa, and must ascertain what category of visa is most suitable for them and make all arrangements for their visa. Further details about visa categories can be found at https://www.gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration.

Please note the following:

  • The Warburg Institute cannot offer Tier 2 or 5 visas for Visiting Fellowships.
  • Visiting Fellows requiring visas will usually be eligible to apply for a Standard Visitor visa which permits academics to visit to carry out research – please refer to the UK Gov website for details of eligibility requirements.
  • Visiting Fellows using a Standard Visitor visa would probably not be able to stay in the UK for longer than six months.

Please note that only a limited number of Visiting Fellows can be accepted each year. However researchers, who spend time at the Warburg as Library Readers and using the Institute’s other collections, can also join in the intellectual life of the Warburg by attending conferences, lectures and seminars, and by meeting the Institute’s academics, Fellows and students, for example over lunch on Wednesdays and at teatime in the Common Room during term-time.

Current/Upcoming Fellows

Dr Berta Cano-Echevarría (October 2020 – November 2022) -   A Theatre of Diplomacy: The Anglo-Spanish Peace of 1604-5.

Dr Juliette Milbach (October 2020 – October 2022)  - Art Discourse in the Soviet Union: An Inquiry into the Viewers’ Imagination.

Dr Mukhtar Ali (January 2021 – January 2023) - A 15th century distillation of Ibn al-Arabi’s metaphysics: Abd al-Rahman Jami’s (1414-1492) Naqd al-nusus fi sharh naqsh al-fusus.

Dr Pavlína Cermanová (September 2022 – November 2022)  -  Medieval apocalyptic thought and medieval religious radicalism, with a significant emphasis on non-conformist radical sects within the Hussite movement.

Dr Edward Wilson-Lee (September 2022 – August 2023) -  The Grammar of Angels.

Professor Grazia Pulvirenti (October 2022 – November 2022)  - The Debate about Sublime during the 18th Century and the Romantics: a “Sensitive” versus a Transcendental.

Ms Mahnaz Malik (October 2022 – September 2023)Love, not law: how Rumi the Jurist became the poet of Love.

Dr Ayelet Langer (October 2022 – September 2023) - Milton’s Now: Its Development in Time.

Dr Wei Xu (November 2022 – October 2023) - Paintings related to natural history in the Renaissance.

Dr Ruoxing Ju (November 2022 – November 2023) - The Art of Memory and Visible Images.

Dr Anthony Neal (January 2023 - April of 2023) - Neoclassical African Philosophy as Renascent Humanism.

Prof Anthony Cutler (April 2023) - Craftsmanship and Cognition: A Comparative Study in Late Antique Ivory Carving.