Call for Applications

Call for Applications

We would like to draw your attention to the following Call for Applications for non-German researchers.

Call for Applications

Henriette Herz Scouting Program, Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship (second round)

The program is specifically geared towards supporting promising young female researchers and junior scholars from regions which are usually not well represented in the Western academic mainstream. I am specifically looking for young female researchers from Central and Eastern Europe, the Baltics or Caucasus, the Near East, Central Asia, or Siberia, etc. who work on global modernism, abstraction, artists’ networks, and the like.

Selection criteria for the program:
• doctorate completed within the last 4 years (postdocs) or 12 years (researchers) • above-average publication record commensurate with career level (academic context will be considered) • no post-doctoral research stays after completing doctorate in Germany (conference participation is OK)  no degrees completed in Germany • no German citizenship • no previous applications nor previous sponsorship in any of the AvH fellowship programmes • good knowledge of German or English, depending on research proposal — Constructor University is an English-language university • the research fellowship should commence within 12 months of being granted • duration 24 months for postdocs, 18 months for researchers


Application materials: CV (no more than 2 pages), list of publications, research proposal (2-3 pages), and names/contacts of two references

Application deadline: July 31, 2023

Please send your application materials to

Potential candidates will be invited to a workshop in September 2023.


Prof. Dr. Isabel Wünsche
Professor of Art History

Constructor University
Campus Ring 1
28759 Bremen


CFP, Season Greetings, and more

CFP, Season Greetings, and more

Dear friends and members of the Russian Art & Culture Group,

We hope everyone had lovely holidays and enjoyed them as much as possible, despite the pandemic-driven restrictions.

At the end of the year, we would like to draw your attention to a CFP for a forthcoming workshop on Revisiting Russian-speaking artistic (e)migration, 1900-1939. The deadline for submitting a proposal is January 15, 2022, and the workshop will be online on April 7-8, 2022. We are looking forward to an interesting workshop with our colleagues from the research project Relocating Modernism: Global Metropolises, Modern
Art and Exile (METROMOD) based at the LMU Munich.

Furthermore, as a little gift, we would like to share the link to a wonderful online contribution by Miriam Leimer. As one of the main organizers of this year’s conference on the First Russian Exhibition of 1922, she wrote an intriguing text on this very topic for decoder. Enjoy reading the Russian version or the German original!

Finally, we would like to wish you a joyous Holiday season and a happy and peaceful New Year! May the new options of remote events draw the community together but may there also be new opportunities to exchange our ideas and insights in person!

All the best from your Russian Art & Culture Group

Deadline Today!

Deadline Today!

The deadline of our Call for Papers for the forthcoming Eighth Graduate Workshop of the Russian Art & Culture Group is today! Use this last chance for submitting your proposal!

Since our workshop with the topic The Problem of Religious Art in Modernity. Uses and Abuses of the Icon in Russia is scheduled for September 23rd to 25th (exact dates depend on the amount of submissions), we are still hoping that we will be able to meet you all in person – despite the current situation. We will definitely keep you posted about any changes which might need to be made.

We will hopefully gather in the rooms of the Internationales Kolleg Morphomata at Cologne University. The discussions of international junior and senior scholars will be joined by our keynote speaker, Professor George Pattison from Glasgow.

Please send an abstract of no more than 250 words along with a short biographical note of 100 words today to

You will find all the necessary information in the Call’s pdf. However, please do not hesitate to contact the organizers of this workshop, Clemena Antonova and Ludmila Piters-Hofmann, using the email address above.

We are looking forward for your submissions!