University of Toronto
PhD Candidate Posting

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Funding for Ph.D. candidate in Baroque Art and Architecture at University of Toronto

Seeking: Ph.D. candidate in Baroque Art and Architecture of Spain/Portugal:


The Graduate Department of Art, home to art history at the University of Toronto, is seeking applicants to its Ph.D. program to participate in a funded project, under the supervision of Prof. Evonne Levy, while studying for the Ph.D. The funding of this research is provided by a Major Collaborative Research Initiative (MCRI) funded by the Social Sciences and Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) on the "Hispanic Baroque: Complexity in the First Atlantic Culture" (2007-13).
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Following successful completion of coursework and examinations for the Ph.D. the student will receive funding for extended travel (up to one year) in Spain and Portugal to catalogue and document photographically the Jesuit churches and colleges of the 16th and 17th centuries. It is expected that this work will coincide with the student's development of a dissertation topic on an aspect of this material. There is also some funding for equipment and completion of the cataloging and its organization online in Toronto. The student will also be a team member of the MCRI project, with participation in meetings in Canada and abroad.

The ideal candidate will have an excellent academic record, and a strong interest in both architectural history and art history of the European Baroque. Mastery of either Spanish or Portuguese and an ability to develop reading ability in the second language are important. Students with a B.A. apply to the direct entry Ph.D. program; students with an M.A. apply to the Ph.D. program. Applicants from Canada or abroad are urged to apply. Interested applicants are encouraged to be in touch by email before applying and to plan a campus visit (if possible) or phone interview with Professor Levy.

The application deadline to the Graduate Department of Art is December 17, 2007.
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For further information contact: Evonne Levy at


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