Funding/Aug 31, 2015

Post-Doctoral Fellow in Byzantine Art History, ICFA, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library

Post-Doctoral Fellow in Byzantine Art History, ICFA, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library lead image

The Post-Doctoral Fellow will develop and implement research and curatorial projects related to ICFA’s collections in Byzantine Art and Architecture. The Fellow will work closely with Library staff and with the Dumbarton Oaks research community, to provide greater access to ICFA’s collections by establishing intellectual control over ICFA’s multi-media holdings and by devising and implementing research projects that make the collections available to both scholarly audiences and the general public. Projects may take the form of digital humanities projects, publications, and curated exhibitions (onsite and online). The Fellow will also assist with setting priorities for the cataloging, processing, and digitization of collections, based on their scholarly significance and potential use by scholars and researchers.

The Fellow will work under the general supervision of Jan Ziolkowski, Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Medieval Art at Harvard and Director of Dumbarton Oaks; and in close collaboration with the management of ICFA and the Director of the Library.


  • PhD in Art History, Architecture, or Archaeology, with a specialization in Byzantine, ancient, or medieval art
  • Well-developed research skills, particularly in the use of archival and photographic collections
  • Reading knowledge of one or more of the following languages: Modern Greek, Ancient and Medieval Greek, Latin, Turkish, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Italian, French, German, or Arabic


  • Experience in an academic library, archive, special collection, museum, or comparable environment
  • Strong computer skills, including experience using relational databases, collection management software, and electronic library resources
  • Experience with digital photography or digitization of photographs, slides, negatives, and other media, including working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Bridge or comparable software

This is a one-year fellowship, with the possibility of renewal for two additional years. As a Post-Doctoral Fellow, the incumbent will have access to the outstanding resources of the Dumbarton Oaks Library, and become part of the larger community of research scholars at Dumbarton Oaks.