With a grant from the Partner University Fund (FACE Foundation), Columbia University and Sorbonne Universités (Paris IV) are in the second year of a three-year initiative for graduate students to receive specialized training in digital humanities, focusing on the analysis of medieval images related to music. The Musiconis database of medieval musical iconography will be the basis for learning specific digital humanities skills that are applicable to a wide range of other subjects and disciplines.
For more information on the program see https://edblogs.columbia.edu/musiconis/
This year, six students from each of the two universities will spend two periods of two weeks each working intensively with students and faculty from Columbia and the Sorbonne. The first working session will take place in Paris from January 2-15, 2018. (The Columbia students will leave New York on January 1.) The second working session will take place in New York from April 13-27, 2018. The grant provides travel, accommodation, and most meals for all participants in these working sessions.
This program is open to medievalist graduate students at Columbia and Sorbonne Universités in MA and PhD programs in the humanities. (Those who are not medievalists must describe their coursework, research interests, and experience in medieval studies.)
To apply, send a cover letter, current CV, and unofficial academic transcripts to the principal investigators, Professor Susan Boynton (slb184 [at] columbia.edu) and Professor Frédéric Billiet (Frederic.Billiet [at] paris-sorbonne.fr). The cover letter must explain why the program will benefit the applicant’s program of study and research, and describe the specific interests and skills the applicant will bring to the program.
Deadline for receipt of applications: October 18, 2017.
Notification of accepted and wait-listed applicants: November 1, 2017.
Students are required to confirm their participation in the program by November 8, 2017. It is not possible to withdraw from the program after this date.
For further information, please contact the principal investigator at your institution (see the addresses listed above).
Detail from the right leaf of an ivory diptych with the Coronation of the Virgin and angel musicians, Venice (?), late fourteenth century. New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Cloisters Collection, 1971 (photo: www.metmuseum.org)