B-magic: The Magic Lantern and its Cultural Impact as Visual Mass Medium in Belgium (1830-1940): PhD vacancies

 There are 6 PhD vacancies available within the B-magic project. Be
 sure to submit your applications by July 2. More information regarding
the positions, terms of appointment, and the project can be found on
our website www.B-magic.eu

The B-magic project  aims to ‘rediscover the various functions’ of the
lantern performance within the Belgian public sphere, in particular,
its use in the transmission and negotiation of knowledge, norms and
values by different societal groups. Scientists and entertainers,
teachers and priests, political movements and organisations: they all
used projected visual narratives to inform, entertain, educate and
mobilize audiences of up to more than a thousand people per occasion.
The lantern was the first visual mass medium to contest the printed
word as a primary mode of information and instruction. All layers of
society, both literate and illiterate, received visual information
about nature, religion, science, new technologies and foreign
countries. Our team therefore consists of researchers from cultural
history and history of science, media and communication science, and
film and theatre history. Together, we will investigate the role of
the magic lantern in the first hundred years of Belgian history.

The B-magic consortium will research the *pivotal role of the magic
lantern in Belgian society*from the country’s independence (1830) up
to 1940, when its use declined. To this end, it brings together an
interdisciplinary team of researchers from Performance Studies, Cinema
and Media Studies, Urban History, History of Science and Knowledge,
Communication Studies, Semiotics, and Narratology. B-Magic will
produce the first comprehensive study of the role of the magic lantern
as a mass medium in a country.


The B-magic project will host six PhD candidates. Vacancies are now published and open until July 2.

University of Antwerp (UA)

* Doctoral student, Theatre studies and intermediality – 2018BAPFLWEF170:


* Doctoral student, Urban history – 2018BAPFLWEF169:


KU Leuven

* PhD position, Cultural History since 1750 – BAP-2018-267:


Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

* PhD position in theatre studies – EURAXESS Job Offer id: 304244:


* PhD position in film studies – EURAXESS Job Offer id: 304250:


Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL)

* Doctoral student, Media studies – EURAXESS Job Offer id: 301170:


Open Position: Department of Communication of Wake Forest University

The Department of Communication of Wake Forest University invites applications for a non-tenure track renewable teaching professional faculty position with an area of expertise in film and media production to begin Fall 2018. Responsibilities include: teaching (beginning and advanced media production, Intro to Film and Media Aesthetics, and others, including classes in applicant’s area of specialization – 6 courses per academic year), equipment management, and department service. M.F.A. or other terminal degree required.

Wake Forest University is a private liberal arts school with 4,900 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate and professional students. Founded in 1834, the University is annually ranked among the top 30 national universities. Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant intellectual community and a rich cultural life. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto “Pro Humanitate.” For quick facts about the University, go to http://www.wfu.edu/visitors/quickfacts.html.

The Communication Department is committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and strongly encourages applications from women, ethnic minorities, and other underrepresented groups and applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations.

Interested applicants should apply online with of a letter of interest, list of three references (with contact information), and a current CV (including appropriate evidence of production experience and training). All documents can be combined and uploaded as one pdf file. Examples of creative work will be requested if desired after an initial review of these materials. Formal review of applications begins October 30 and continues until the position is filled. Confidential letters of recommendation will be requested for final candidates and those letters will be sent to letters@wfu.edu. The submission of an online application for Wake Forest University is required for this position.


Concordia University: Cross Tenure-Track Faculty Position: Canadian Moving Image Arts



Cross-Appointed Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Canadian Moving Image Arts Studies

Concordia University’s Department of Art History and the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema in the Faculty of Fine Arts invite applications for a full-time, cross-appointed tenure-track faculty position in Canadian Moving Image Arts Studies to begin August 1, 2018.

Position Description

We are seeking candidates with expertise in moving image arts and visual culture. Moving Image Arts is an umbrella term that includes experimental film, video, installation arts, and expanded cinema, along with other modes of digital arts—all of which have distinct and interrelated histories and futures. We welcome candidates whose research encompasses curating, archiving and historiography. Preference will be given to applicants with a scholarly record focused on any modality of moving image arts and visual culture, including a demonstrated expertise in Canadian, Quebec, and/or Indigenous Media with a research program grounded in one or more of these areas.

Application Requirements and Deadline:

Applications should be submitted electronically to arth.film@concordia.ca on or before November 1, 2017.

Submissions must consist of a letter of application; curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy and interests; a teaching dossier showing evidence of teaching effectiveness (including course syllabi, evaluations, and examples of student work); a research philosophy highlighting future research plans; detailed examples of completed/in-progress works; one example of published scholarly work (peer-reviewed article); and the names and contact information of three referees. Short-listed candidates will be required to provide an attestation of terminal degree. The departments regret that they cannot consider incomplete applications.

All inquiries regarding this position should be sent to arth.film@concordia.ca and directed to:

Dr. Elaine Paterson, Chair, Department of Art History and Dr. Catherine Russell, Chair, Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema

For further details, please refer to the full posting: https://www.concordia.ca/finearts/about/jobs/canadian-moving-image-arts-studies.html

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