Research Coordinator for the Center for Art and Architectural History of Port Cities in Naples, Italy

(Source: University of Dallas): The Center for the Art and Architectural History of Port Cities, a collaboration between the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History and the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte in Naples, seeks to appoint a Research Coordinator beginning in Fall 2018, with a start date of September 3, 2018.
Based on site in Naples, the Research Coordinator will work closely with the O’Donnell Institute’s Associate Director to manage all aspects of the Center and to chart its future. S/he will facilitate and coordinate Research Residents’ research activities at the Center, including Residents’ travel to and from Naples and access to research resources in Naples; manage all day-to-day operations at the Center; organize and coordinate regular Research Seminars at the Center, and a larger Symposium every other year; act as liaison between the O’Donnell Institute and our partner institution, the Museo di Capodimonte; and assist with preparing grant applications as well as publications that grow out of research at the Center. The coordinator will be granted free lodging at La Capraia, a rustic eighteenth-century agricultural building on the grounds of the Capodimonte and the home base of the Center.

The successful candidate will be a recent PhD in Art History or related field, with focus on Italy and/or Naples. S/he will demonstrate research experience in Naples, experience in academic and/or museum settings, and proficiency in Italian and English. S/he will also demonstrate leadership, resourcefulness, creativity, and adaptability, as well as superior organizational skills.

Please address a letter of introduction, a CV, a vision statement, and the names and contact information of at least three recommenders to: Dr. Sarah Kozlowski, Associate Director, The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History. Applications must be submitted online:

Center for the Art and Architectural History of Port Cities / Centro per la Storia dell’Arte e dell’Architettura delle Città Portuali

A partnership between the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History at the University of Texas at Dallas and the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, the newly formed Center for the Art and Architectural History of Port Cities (Centro per la Storia dell’Arte e dell’ Architettura delle Città Portuali) takes the city of Naples as a laboratory for innovative research that traces the global histories of art across time, place, and culture, while grounded in on-site study of works of art.

Housed within the museum’s bosco in an eighteenth-century agricultural building called La Capraia (the goat farm), the Center is dedicated to on-site study of art and architecture in Naples and to the incubation and dissemination of new research, with emphasis on the cultural histories of port cities and the mobilities of artworks, artists, and technologies. While focused on Naples, research at the Center informs understanding of port cities and other sites of cultural exchange throughout the world, from antiquity to the present.

Through Research Residencies for emerging scholars, regular site-based Research Workshops, and co-organized programs with partner institutions, the Center supports scholarly access to Naples, fosters research on Naples and on other port cities, creates a network of scholars working on related projects, and communicates new research to academic, museum, and public audiences.

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