Jobs: vacancies for 3 PhD students and 1 Postdoc on forensic culture in the Netherlands / Spain / England / Russia (Deadline: 13 May 2018)

The Department of History and Art History seeks to appoint three PhD students and one Postdoc researcher for the project ‘Forensic Culture. A Comparative Analysis of Forensic Practices in Europe, 1930-2000’ (FORCe), funded by means of an ERC Consolidator grant awarded to dr. Willemijn Ruberg.  Lees meer…

Jobs: 3 PhD positions ERC Consolidator project ‘Sharing Knowledge in Literary and Learned Networks. The Republic of Letters as a Pan-European Knowledge Society, 1400-1800’ (Utrecht; Deadline 20 October 2017)

Thanks to a Consolidator Grant awarded by the European Research Council to Dr Dirk van Miert for his ‘Sharing Knowledge in Learned and Literary Networks: the Republic of Letters as a pan-European Knowledge Society’ project, the Department of History and Art History of Utrecht University has vacancies for three salaried four-year PhD positions on networks in the Republic of Letters.   Lees meer…

Göttingen Summer School 2016: “Collecting and the Knowledge of Objects” (5-10 September 2016)

The Lichtenberg-Kolleg and the Zentrale Kustodie (office for collection development) are hosting a summer school for PhD students interested in the material culture of knowledge. Entitled Collecting and the Knowledge of Objects, 1700-1900, the summer school invites applications from researchers working on questions concerning the role of objects and collections in the processes of knowledge production and object based research in the humanities. Lees meer…

Job: PhD position “Emanuel Mendes da Costa (1717-1791): multicultural and multinational networks in Georgian London” (University of Lincoln)

The University of Lincoln, in partnership with the Royal Society and the Science Museum, is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified UK/EU candidate for a full-time Collaborative Doctoral Award. The award is funded by the UK AHRC to conduct research on the lives and letters of Emanuel Mendes da Costa (1717-91).

Da Costa was a Royal Society secretary, conchologist, antiquarian, and member of the Sephardic London Community. He was a leading collector in the crux of a transition in natural history, moving from baroque cabinets of curiosities to Linnaean Enlightenment taxonomy. By studying his scientific works and largely unknown correspondence network in the Royal Society, British Library, the Lincoln Cathedral, and other repositories, the student will analyse both his fixed beliefs and impact of innovation in natural history.  In its analysis of Da Costa’s life and letters, the PhD’s research also will elucidate the status of Jews in Georgian England, and the social norms and multicultural and multinational bounds of scientific reputations within and without The Royal Society. Lees meer…