Research Grants Announcement

In fulfilment of its 2019-2023 programme strategy, the Palestinian Museum (PM) launches its first programme of research and civic engagement. It includes, but is not limited to, book launches, literary events, symposia, panel discussions, workshops, tours, film screenings, an exhibition related conference, and two original publications to document the annual discursive and scholarly outputs, as well as conference proceedings and papers. The research programme aims at driving civic and intellectual engagement, producing and disseminating knowledge about Palestine, and filling knowledge gaps about Palestinian history and culture.

The Palestinian Museum is pleased to announce an open call for papers for the Museum’s strategic research programs, as follows:

- Art History in Palestine from the 19th century until late-20th century (1990s) and its discourses
Description: This research project invites scholars and field researchers to submit outlines of their research proposals that reflect a wide-ranging engagement with the historiography of art in the context of Palestine and its diasporas.

- The Palestinian Coast: From the late Ottoman Period until the Present
Description: The project seeks to deepen and strengthen qualitative research on history of the Palestinian coast, with in-depth insight into its material, socio-economic and political and settler colonial contexts and futures.

- History of Printing in Jerusalem
Description: The project seeks to deepen and strengthen qualitative research on history of printing and publishing in Jerusalem, with in-depth insight into its material, socio-economic and political contexts.

- New Perspectives on Contemporary Palestinian Culture
Description: The project seeks to deepen and strengthen qualitative critical research on contemporary Palestinian culture, with in-depth insight into its material, socio-economic and political contexts.

Timeline
7 February 2020: Call for applications.
1 April 2020: Deadline for submitting abstracts and research outline.
1 June 2020: Announcement of awards granted.
30 June 2020: Signing of contracts with successful applicants.

This research programme is generously funded by Ghalia and Omar Al-Qattan.


Visual Art History Research 2020-2021

‘Art History in Palestine from the 19th century until late 20th century (1990s) and its discourses’

Applications open on 7 February 2020
Applications close on 1 April 2020

The Palestinian Museum is pleased to announce this open call for research papers for the Museum’s strategic Knowledge Gap research programme for the years 2020–2021. As detailed below, the research programme Visual Art History Research 2020-2021 - Art History in Palestine from the 19th century until late-20th century (1990s) and its discourses seeks novel approaches and new perspectives on Palestinian art history.
The project seeks to deepen and strengthen qualitative research on art in Palestine historically and critically, with in-depth insight into its material, socio-economic and political contexts from the nineteenth century to the early 1990s.

About the Palestinian Museum
The Palestinian Museum is an independent institution dedicated to supporting an open and dynamic Palestinian culture nationally and internationally. The Museum presents and engages with new perspectives on Palestinian history, society and culture. It also offers spaces for creative ventures, educational programmes and innovative research.

Project Description: Art History in Palestine from the 19th century until late-20th century (1990s) and its discourses
This research project invites scholars and field researchers to submit outlines of their research proposals that reflect a wide-ranging engagement with the historiography of art in the context of Palestine and its diaspora. The submitted papers can be empirical, theoretical, or both, and the focus will be on papers that present new data from field, text, or archival engagements.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Pre-1948 art practice in Palestinian coastal cities
- History of Palestinian art in the Latin American diaspora from the nineteenth century onwards
- Palestinian artists in twentieth century East European and Arab art scenes
- Palestinian arts education and practices under the British Mandate
- Exhibiting and collecting from the early twentieth century in Palestinian contexts
- Palestine in non-Palestinian art production
- Gendered art trajectories and practices
- Mapping outsider art and marginal art in Palestinian contexts
- Mapping art criticism in Palestinian contexts
- Identifying and locating lost/looted/ art collections
- Special Topic: Pioneer Women Artists of Palestine: The artistic practice and legacies of Zulfa Saadi and Nahil Beshara. The applicant can choose to focus on either artists, or both

The outcome will be an edited publication documenting chronological and geographical mapping of Palestinian arts, and a physical mapping of the locations of art works, collective and individual practices, institutions and spaces, collections, and publications in Palestine, the diaspora, and around the globe. The project will seek to shed light on areas of practice — in artistic and geographic terms — left out of canonical historiographies of Palestinian art history and its received genealogies.

Grant Details and Conditions
The Palestinian Museum will commission an independent academic jury composed of regional and international scholars to review and consider the submitted abstracts and papers for funding.
For the completion of in-depth research resulting in an original paper in a range of possible/acceptable formats, such as: literature reviews, field research, archival research, visual/photo articles, historical and chronological mapping, and geographical mapping; the Palestinian Museum offers:
Eight six-month research grants for established researchers, doctoral and/or post-doctoral researchers will be awarded. The grants' financial details will be conveyed to successful applicants. 

Application Guidelines
If you are interested in producing an original unpublished paper, please submit a research outline of min. 500 words along with a brief CV by April 1, 2020. Please add an estimated calculation of costs for research projects that include, for example, field-work. Selected participants will be notified by June 1 and are to submit a full-length paper of min. 5,000 words by December 1, 2020 for revision and commentary by the jury. The final revised papers are to be submitted by 1 March 2021.
Please send your application to research@palmuseum.org

The awarded applicants are expected to adhere to the following:
- Sign a contract which specifies the timeline, outputs, and obligations of the researcher(s).
- Attend a symposium in August 2020 to present projects for feedback and orientation, and to sign grant contracts.
- The symposium will mark the beginning of the research period (August 2020 – January 2021) for the fellows who are awarded the research grant.
- Produce related content for the Palestinian Museum website (such as project description and researcher profile).
- Produce the outputs identified in the submitted proposal in accordance with the timeline (below).
- Attend and present research findings at the Palestinian Museum Conference which will be held in August 2021.

Timeline
7 February 2020: Call for applications.
1 April 2020: Deadline for submitting abstracts and research outline.
1 June 2020: Announcement of awards granted.
30 June 2020: Signing of contracts with successful applicants.
August 2020: Symposium at the Palestinian Museum to discuss abstracts / Beginning of research period.

8 six-month research grants
31 December 2020: Submission of papers for revision.
January 2021 – February 2021: Revision of papers with the committee
1st of March 2021: Submission of final papers
August 2021: Bilingual publication of papers (Arabic, English)
August 2021: Final conference and presentation of research findings

For questions regarding the programme, please contact the research department at the Palestinian Museum at the following email address: research@palmuseum.org


The Palestinian Coast: From the late Ottoman Period until the Present

Applications open 7 February 2020
Applications close 1 April 2020

In fulfilment of its 2019-2023 programme strategy, the Palestinian Museum (PM) launches the first of its projects to map knowledge and fill gaps in scholarship on Palestinian history and culture.
The PM is pleased to announce this open call for research papers for the Museum’s exhibition on the Palestinian coast. As detailed below, the call seeks novel approaches and new perspectives on the Palestinian Coast from Daher al- Omar period until present.

About the Palestinian Museum
The Palestinian Museum is an independent institution dedicated to supporting an open and dynamic Palestinian culture nationally and internationally. The Museum presents and engages with new perspectives on Palestinian history, society and culture. It also offers spaces for creative ventures, educational programmes and innovative research.

Project Description: The Palestinian Coast From the late Ottoman Period until the Present
The project seeks to deepen and strengthen qualitative research on history of the Palestinian coast, with in-depth insight into its material, socio-economic and political and settler colonial contexts and futures.
This research project invites scholars and field researchers to submit outlines of their research proposals that reflect a wide-ranging engagement with the Palestinian Coast. The submitted papers can be empirical, theoretical, or both, and the focus will be on papers that present new data from field, text, or archival engagements. Themes addressed include, but are not limited to, transdisciplinary research and civic engagement related to the history of Palestine’s coastline and contemporary life in its cities and villages since the rule of Daher al-Omar.

Topics suggested include the following:
- Human space: urban spaces in mixed cities
- Settler colonial futures and diasporic trajectories
- Contemporary political and civic activism and engagement
- Cultural and literary production
- The city and the village
- Colonial gazes and decolonial practices
- The relationship between the Palestinian coastal cities and Arab and Mediterranean cities
- The relationship between the coastal and inland
- The political and cultural movements in the coastal cities

Grant Details and Conditions
The Palestinian Museum will commission an independent academic jury composed of regional and international scholars to review and consider the submitted abstracts and papers for funding.
For the completion of in-depth research resulting in an original paper in a range of possible/acceptable formats, such as: literature reviews, field research, archival research, visual/photo articles, historical and chronological mapping, and geographical mapping; the Palestinian Museum offers five (5) six-month research grants.

Application Guidelines
If you are interested in producing an original unpublished paper, please submit a research outline of min. 500 words along with a brief CV by April 1, 2020. Please add an estimated calculation of costs for research projects that include, for example, field-work. Selected participants will be notified by June 1 and are to submit a full-length paper of min. 5,000 words by December 1, 2020 for revision and commentary by the jury. The final revised papers are to be submitted by 1 March 2021.
Please send your application to research@palmuseum.org

The awarded applicants are expected to adhere to the following:
Sign a contract which specifies the timeline, outputs, and obligations of the researcher(s).
Produce related content for the Palestinian Museum website (such as project description and researcher profile).
Produce the outputs identified in the submitted proposal in accordance with the timeline (below).
Attend and present research findings at the Palestinian Museum Conference which will be held in August 2021.

Financial details
Five (5) six-month research grants for established researchers, doctoral and/or post-doctoral researchers will be awarded. The grants' financial details will be conveyed to successful applicants. 

Timeline
7 February 2020: Call for applications.
1 April 2020: Deadline for submitting abstracts and research outline.
1 June 2020: Announcement of awards granted.
30 June 2020: Signing of contracts with successful applicants.

Five (5) six-month research grants (Research period: 1 July – 1 December 2020)
31 December 2020: Submission of papers for revision.
January 2021 – February 2021: Revision of papers with the committee
1 March 2021: Submission of final papers
August 2021: Bilingual publication of papers (Arabic, English)
August 2021: Final conference and presentation of research findings

For questions regarding the programme, please contact the research department at the Palestinian Museum at the following email address: research@palmuseum.org


History of Printing in Jerusalem


Applications open 7 February 2020
Applications close 1 April 2020

In fulfilment of its 2019-2023 programme strategy, the Palestinian Museum (PM) launches the first of its projects to map knowledge and fill gaps in scholarship on Palestinian history and culture.
The PM is pleased to announce this open call for research papers on novel approaches and new perspectives on the history of printing and publishing in Jerusalem from the late Ottoman period until the present.

About the Palestinian Museum
The Palestinian Museum is an independent institution dedicated to supporting an open and dynamic Palestinian culture nationally and internationally. The Museum presents and engages with new perspectives on Palestinian history, society and culture. It also offers spaces for creative ventures, educational programmes and innovative research.

Project Description: History of Printing in Jerusalem
The project seeks to deepen and strengthen qualitative research on history of printing in Jerusalem, with in-depth insight into its material, socio-economic and political contexts.

This research project invites scholars and field researchers to submit outlines of their research proposals that reflect a wide-ranging engagement with the history and practice of printing in Jerusalem. The submitted papers can be empirical, theoretical, or both, and the focus will be on papers that present new data from field, text, or archival engagements.

Themes addressed include, but are not limited to the following:
- Jerusalem as an Arab and global city
- Libraries and bookstores in Jerusalem
- Main literary and journalistic figures and their works
- Jerusalem as cultural and political link between the West Bank and 1948-Palestine
- Surveillance mechanisms and structures imposed in Jerusalem
- Publishing tools and distribution routes
- Newspapers and periodicals in Jerusalem
- Education and school curriculums in Jerusalem
- Tourism in Jerusalem: postcards and posters
- The role of publishing houses in Jerusalem in producing counter-knowledges
- Digital spaces: Turning points in printing movements in Jerusalem

The outcome will be an edited publication documenting submitted research papers on issues of relevance to the topics mentioned above.

Grant Details and Conditions
The Palestinian Museum will commission an independent academic jury composed of regional and international scholars to review and consider the submitted abstracts and papers for funding.
For the completion of in-depth research resulting in an original paper in a range of possible/acceptable formats, such as: literature reviews, field research, archival research, visual/photo articles, historical and chronological mapping, and geographical mapping; the Palestinian Museum offers two six-month research grants.
Please send your application to research@palmuseum.org 

Application Guidelines
If you are interested in producing an original unpublished paper, please submit a research outline of min. 500 words along with a brief CV by April 1, 2020. Please add an estimated calculation of costs for research projects that include, for example, field-work. Selected participants will be notified by June 1 and are to submit a full-length paper of min. 5,000 words by December 1, 2020 for revision and commentary by the jury. The final revised papers are to be submitted by 1 March 2021.

The awarded applicants are expected to adhere to the following:
- Sign a contract which specifies the timeline, outputs, and obligations of the researcher(s).
- Produce related content for the Palestinian Museum website (such as project description and researcher profile).
- Produce the outputs identified in the submitted proposal in accordance with the timeline (below).

Financial details
Two six-month research grants for established researchers, doctoral and/or post-doctoral researchers will be awarded. The grants' financial details will be conveyed to successful applicants.  

Timeline
6th of February 2020: Call for applications.
1 April 2020: Deadline for submitting applications.
1 June 2020: Announcement of awards granted.
30 June 2020: Signing of contracts with successful applicants.

Two six-month research grants (Research period: 1 July – 1 December 2020)
31 December 2020: Submission of papers for revision.
January 2021 – February 2021: Revision of papers with the committee
1 March 2021: Submission of final papers
August 2021: Bilingual publication of papers (Arabic, English)

For questions regarding the programme, please contact the research department at the Palestinian Museum at the following email address: research@palmuseum.org


New Perspectives on Contemporary Palestinian Culture

Applications open 7 February 2020
Applications close 1 April 2020

In fulfilment of its 2019-2023 programme strategy, the Palestinian Museum (PM) launches the first of its projects to map knowledge and fill gaps with new perspectives in scholarship on Palestinian history and culture.
The Palestinian Museum is pleased to announce this open call for research papers on issues of relevance to contemporary Palestinian culture, and on the Museum’s two current digital projects: Palestinian Journeys and the digital Archive. As detailed below, the call seeks novel approaches and new perspectives on contemporary Palestinian culture.

About the Palestinian Museum
The Palestinian Museum is an independent institution dedicated to supporting an open and dynamic Palestinian culture nationally and internationally. The Museum presents and engages with new perspectives on Palestinian history, society and culture. It also offers spaces for creative ventures, educational programmes and innovative research.

Project Description: New Perspectives on Contemporary Palestinian Culture
The project seeks to deepen and strengthen qualitative critical research on contemporary Palestinian culture, with in-depth insight into its material, socio-economic and political contexts. This research project invites scholars and field researchers to submit outlines of their research proposals that reflect a wide-ranging engagement with the Palestinian culture and the Palestinian Museum’s digital projects. The submitted papers can be empirical, theoretical, or both, and the focus will be on papers that present new data from field, text, or archival engagements. Themes addressed will be related to contemporary Palestinian culture, and the PM’s digital projects: Palestinian Journeys | The Palestinian Museum Digital Archive

Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- New perspectives on contemporary Palestinian culture
- Radical Futurism in Palestinian contexts
- Science fiction in Palestinian literature
- Palestinian Posters: revisited
- Common grounds? Activism, academia and cultural production in dialogue
- Digital identities and landscapes: self-representation in Palestinian contexts
- Micro-histories and other methodologies of archival work

The outcome will be an edited publication documenting submitted research papers on issues of relevance to contemporary Palestinian culture, and on the Museum’s two current digital projects: Palestinian Journeys and the digital Archive.

Grant Details and Conditions
The Palestinian Museum will commission an independent academic jury composed of regional and international scholars to review and consider the submitted abstracts and papers for funding.
For the completion of in-depth research resulting in an original paper in a range of possible/acceptable formats, such as: literature reviews, field research, archival research, visual/photo articles, historical and chronological mapping, and geographical mapping; the Palestinian Museum offers two six-month research grants.
Please send your application to research@palmuseum.org 

Application Guidelines
If you are interested in producing an original unpublished paper, please submit a research outline of min. 500 words along with a brief CV by April 1, 2020. Please add an estimated calculation of costs for research projects that include, for example, field-work. Selected participants will be notified by June 1 and are to submit a full-length paper of min. 5,000 words by December 1, 2020 for revision and commentary by the jury. The final revised papers are to be submitted by 1 March 2021.

The awarded applicants are expected to adhere to the following:
- Sign a contract which specifies the timeline, outputs, and obligations of the researcher(s).
- Produce related content for the Palestinian Museum website (such as project description and researcher profile).
- Produce the outputs identified in the submitted proposal in accordance with the timeline (below).

Financial details
Two six-month research grants for established researchers, doctoral and/or post-doctoral researchers will be awarded. The grants' financial details will be conveyed to successful applicants. 

Timeline
7 February 2020: Call for applications.
1 April 2020: Deadline for submitting abstracts and research outline.
1 June 2020: Announcement of awards granted.
30 June 2020: Signing of contracts with successful applicants.

Two six-month research grants (Research period: 1 July – 1 December 2020)
31 December 2020: Submission of papers for revision.
January 2021 – February 2021: Revision of papers with the committee
1 March 2021: Submission of final papers
August 2021: Bilingual publication of papers (Arabic, English)

For questions regarding the programme, please contact the research department at the Palestinian Museum at the following email address: research@palmuseum.org