Applications are invited for Fellowships at the Bodleian Libraries of up to 6 months, for research into the Persian Arts of the Book. Research areas may include but are not limited to studies in Art History, Codicology, Calligraphy, Miniature Painting, the History of Islamic Book Production and Scribal Practices, Manuscript Cataloguing, and the Editing and Translation of Texts. Academics or university staff of at least postdoctoral level or equivalent (e.g., holding a curatorial post in a museum or library) are welcome to apply. The main focus of any research proposal should be on an aspect or aspects of the Bodleian's Persian and Islamic Collections. Applications should include details of the Collections to be consulted and of the larger project that the research visit will support, including planned outcomes.
For a description of the collections, please see:
A glimpse into the collections can be viewed in our online exhibition, Love and Devotion. Basic
records of a large part of the Bodleian's Islamic Manuscript Collections may also be found on
the Fihrist website, http://www.fihrist.org.uk/
Deadline for applications: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please see 'How
to Apply' on the Bodleian Visiting Fellowships website