STIP Nov 5, 2004

Opler Fellowship 2005-7

Christy Anderson

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The Scott Opler Fellowship in Architectural History Worcester College Oxford

Worcester College, Oxford is pleased to be able to offer a two year
residential Fellowship in the study of Renaissance or Baroque
architectural history through the generosity of the Scott Opler
Foundation. The Research Fellowship supports younger scholars for an
extended period of advanced research after the completion of their
doctoral thesis. This unique opportunity will allow a scholar to
pursue a research programme in the intellectual community of Oxford at
an important point in their career.

Worcester College and Oxford offer unique scholarly resources for the
study of Renaissance and Baroque architectural history. The Scott Opler
Fellow will have access to the rich holdings in architectural history of
the University and Colleges including the collections of the Ashmolean,
Bodleian, and Taylorian Libraries. Further resources are easily
accessible in London and Cambridge.

Applications are invited from scholars of any nationality and academic
affiliation in the final year of their dissertation or within the first
three years after the completion of their Ph.D., D. Phil or comparable

Topics may include any area or aspect of European architectural history
during the Renaissance and Baroque era including urbanism, landscape and
garden history, drawings and design method, theory and publication,
architectural representation, as well as inter-disciplinary studies of
architecture and related subjects.

The Fellow will receive a stipend of £19,460 per annum (revised
annually) and will have access to funds for travel, research and
publication; he or she is entitled to free accommodation and meals in
the College as a member of the Senior Common Room.

Fellows are required to be based in Oxford throughout the academic year,
although it is expected that they may need to travel for research purposes.

The Fellowship is named in honour of Scott Opler (1956-1993) whose wide
ranging interests and own field of research included the art and
architectural history of Renaissance Italy. Scott Opler attended
Princeton University (AB 1978), Williams College (MA 1987), and was a
Ph.D. candidate in Art History at Harvard University in the field of
Italian Renaissance architecture. Shortly before his death of
AIDS-related illness he created the Scott Opler Foundation Inc., to
continue his charitable interests. The Foundation supports the
charitable and educational activities in three areas: the scholarly
study and preservation of art and architecture, the conservation of
nature, and the support and provision of Aids-related services and

The Scott Opler Research Fellowship will be awarded without
discrimination based on race, colour, national origin, sex, religion,
disability, political belief, or sexual orientation.

Applications are due by 7th January 2005 and should include a statement
of the proposed research programme and a current curriculum vitae.
Applicants must also arrange for three confidential letters of
recommendation to be sent direct to the College by the same date.
Interviews for a final group of candidates will be scheduled in late
February/early March 2005.

For an application form and further particulars contact:

The Provost's Secretary
Worcester College
Oxford OX1 2HB
Tel: +44(0)1865-278362
Fax: +44(0)1865-793106

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