Henriette Herz Scouting Program

Henriette Herz Scouting Program

We would like to draw your attention to the Henriette Herz Scouting Program.

The program is generally geared towards supporting promising young female researchers and scholars from regions which are usually not so well represented in the Western academic mainstream.

This opportunity is specifically for young female researchers in the discipline of art history from Central and Eastern Europe, the Baltics or Caucasus, Central Asia or Siberia, etc. who work on modernism, abstraction, artists’ networks, and related topics.


Criteria for the program:

  • doctorate completed within the last 4 years (postdocs) or 12 years (researchers)
  • above-average publication record commensurate with career level
  • no post-doctoral research stays after completing doctorate, nor degrees/doctorates
    completed in Germany [conference participation is OK]
  • no German citizenship
  • good knowledge of German or English, depending on research proposal
  • the research fellowship should commence within 12 months of being granted
  • no previous applications nor previous sponsorship in any of the Foundation’s fellowship


If you are interested in the program, fulfill the criteria listed above, and want to be considered, please send your CV (no more than 2 pages), names/contacts of two references, list of publications along with your research proposal (2-3 pages) until August 15, 2021, to Prof. Dr. Isabel Wünsche i.wunsche@jacobs-university.de Potential candidates will be invited to present their research projects at a workshop in the fall.

Congratulations Associate Professor Taroutina!

Congratulations Associate Professor Taroutina!

The Russian Art & Culture Group would like to congratulate Maria Taroutina on her new position as Associate Professor at Yale-NUS College Singapore!

We are delighted that her excellent and intriguing work on the art of Imperial and early Soviet Russia was rewarded with this tenure position. Her fascinating monography The Icon and the Square: Russian Modernism and the Russo-Byzantine Revival (2018) and her latest co-edited volumes New Narratives of Russian and East European Art: Between Traditions and Revolutions and Byzantium/Modernism: The Byzantine as Method in Modernity are printed evidence of her expertise on Russian Orientalism and Mikhail Vrubel.

As many of our members and friends would agree, it is also always a pleasure to listen to her captivating and vivid presentations. The next occasion will be her 19v Working Group on Nineteenth-Century Russian Culture (NYU Jordan Center on the Advanced Study of Russia) online lecture on September 9.

We are also happy to announce that she will also be a speaker of our forthcoming Eighth Graduate Workshop!

So, Congratulations! once again and the best of luck for your future projects, Associate Professor Maria Taroutina!