With the support
of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the London School of Economics is looking
to appoint a Mellon Fellow as part of its innovative four-year program that
engages the humanities with the social and spatial dynamics of cities. LSE is
seeking dynamic and engaged scholars and practitioners who are currently
developing their careers in the arts, culture, literature, philosophy or other
related humanities disciplines to contribute to the interdisciplinary work of
LSE Cities, an international research center that explores the interactions
between space and society. LSE is now inviting applications for the fellowship
objective of the Mellon Fellowship program is to mobilize an integrated mode of
urban research that connects early and mid-career humanities scholars more
closely to urban research and teaching at the heart of LSE Cities, and to open
up new avenues for practical collaboration and intellectual exchange between
the humanities and urbanism.
Spending nine months
at LSE Cities, the Mellon Fellow will develop his/her own research in the
context of the work on the urban environment carried out by the department.
Selection will be made on the basis of original contributions to the field
including interdisciplinary approaches to the analysis of the past, present and
future cultures of the city – through writing, curating, public engagement or
other narrative means.
The closing date
for applications is 28 February 2014.