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Digital Visual Studies

Postdoctoral Fellowships

DVS-Imagegraph Postdoc Summer Fellowships 2021

The Max Planck Society (MPG) and the University of Zurich (UZH) invite applications for interdisciplinary postdoctoral fellowships in the field of Digital Visual Studies (DVS) for 3 months during summer 2021. The fellowships are part of a 5-year cross-institutional Digital Humanities research project funded by the MPG, supported by the Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History (BHMPI), and collaborating with the Swiss Art Research Infrastructure (SARI) and the UZH Digital Society Initiative (DSI). 

Under the lead of Dr. Leonardo Impett (Durham University), the present call is dedicated to developing, a web-based, open-source rapid prototyping toolkit for Data Science in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences that offers an easy-to-use, browser-based visual programming language for creating and running complex Python pipelines that include advanced algorithms and multimedia data. The project will consist in developing research use-cases for ImageGraph based on textual and/or visual datasets mainly from the field of Art history that will be made available. Moreover, candidates will be asked to actively contribute to the intellectual community of the DVS center, including helping to advise DVS doctoral fellows. The postdoc fellowship amounts approximately to a total of 10’000 CHF before taxes.

Candidates are invited to upload their applications on the recruitment website of the BHMPI (, including their CV, a description of their motivation and personal qualifications, and a short research project proposal. The deadline for the present call is May 23, 2021. Inquiries can be addressed to: