Internship ‘Erotica through the Ages’: Research and Exhibition

Centre Céramique, the University Library and the Maastricht Antiquarian Book & Print (MABP) Fair offer an internship for FASoS BA and MA students. The internship focuses on collections of Erotica: sexually oriented publications, past to present. Students will research these works and pamphlets, help prepare an exhibition at the MABP Fair, and present their work to a larger audience.

Internship ‘Erotica through the Ages’: Research and Exhibition

Centre Céramique and the University Library hold unique Erotica collections. These contain all kinds of publications from the sixteenth to the twentieth century. They represent conceptions of love and sexuality (in both serious and amusing forms) following the cultural traditions of these periods.

The internship consists of historical research of the collections and the preparation of an exhibit to be held at the MABP Fair, 2019. Research will focus on changes in the erotic imagination, from the medieval cults of courtly love, via the ‘Libri Prohibiti’, to the present day #MeToo discussions.

Students will be involved in the creation of an exhibition. They will prepare accompanying texts and may write for the MABP Fair’s Magazine. They can also present their work at the exhibition’s grand opening. The internship offers the opportunity to build up experience in historical research, exhibiting, and writing and speaking for a broader audience.

The internship should take place for a period between 1 September 2018 and January 2019. Start and end date are flexible. Mastery of Dutch or English is required. Some knowledge of French, Spanish or Latin is recommended. Bachelor’s students earn 18ECTS, master’s students 12ECTS.

For more information you can contact Geert Somsen.

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