Job: Postdoctoral researcher, “Moving Animals: A History” (5 yrs; History Department, Maastricht University; Deadline 7 May 2019)

Applicants are invited for a 5 year postdoctoral position within the project “Moving Animals: A History of Science, Media and Policy in the Twentieth Century”. The project is funded by a NWO Vici grant awarded to the principal investigator, Dr. Raf De Bont.

Research project

The project ‘Moving Animals’ will study how the long-distance movement of wild animals has been understood, represented and managed in the course of the twentieth century. While historians of globalization have extensively studied the movement of humans, commodities and ideas, they overall had little attention for animal movement and the ways in which it has been perceived and managed by humans.

‘Moving Animals’ will combine perspectives from the history of science, cultural history and environmental history, in order to analyze (1) the ways in which humans have gained (both scientific and ‘vernacular’) knowledge about animal movement, (2) how this movement has been represented in the media, (3) how animal mobilities have been actively managed and have become the object of governance.


Vacancy Friday: Jobs in Leiden and Maastricht (PhD, Post-doc, Assistant Professor; Deadlines 31 May, 30 April)

The following vacancies are currently open:

Maastricht University

Leiden University

Job: Two-year post-doctoral position in the history of Alfonsine astronomy in Europe (Deadline: 25 September 2018)

ALFA is an ERC funded project dedicated to the study of Alfonsine astronomy which flourished in Europe from the second half of the 13th to the mid-16th century (2017-2022, 60 month, Consolidator grant 2016 agreement 723085). Lees meer…

Job: Postdoc ‘B-magic. The Magic Lantern and its Cultural Impact as Visual Mass Medium in Belgium (1830-1940)’ (KU Leuven; Deadline 21 July 2018)

For Cultural History since 1750, KU Leuven is looking for a postdoctoral researcher who will work in the framework of the EOS-project ‘B-magic. The Magic Lantern and its Cultural Impact as Visual Mass Medium in Belgium (1830-1940)’ on the subproject ‘Between Instruction and Delight: the Magic Lantern in the late 19th- and early 20th century Belgian Visual Media Landscape.’ You can apply for this job no later than July 21. Lees meer…

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…

[Job] Postdoc position: Intellectual biography of Jan Tinbergen (Erasmus University Rotterdam; Deadline 27 November 2016)

In 2019 it will be fifty years ago that Jan Tinbergen received the Nobel Prize in Economics. At the initiative of Peter Cornelisse and Jan Pronk, ESE and EIPE will support a project to celebrate this event in 2019 with the publication of an intellectual biography of Tinbergen. The research is a joint ESE-EIPE project: The postdoc will have a position at the Erasmus School of Economics (ESE). Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics (EIPE) will provide a proper working environment and facilities. This project will be scientifically supported by a committee consisting of Roger Backhouse (University of Birmingham and EIPE), Marcel Boumans (Utrecht University), Mary S. Morgan (LSE), and Jack Vromen (EIPE). Lees meer…

Project and grant announcements: Inception of Enlightenment Architectures: Sir Hans Sloane’s Catalogues Leverhulme Trust funded project plus PDRA and Doctoral posts

We are delighted to be able to announce the inception of Enlightenment Architectures: Sir Hans Sloane’s catalogues of his collections, a new research project based at the British Museum in collaboration with the Department of Information Studies at University College London.  ‘Enlightenment Architectures’ will start on 3 October 2016 and will run for three years until 30 September 2019. Lees meer…

Job: PostDoc position available in new project The Art of Reasoning (Huygens ING, The Hague; Deadline 13 August 2016)

Augustin and Cassiodore in discussion in the margin of Cambridge, Trinity College, B.5.4, fol. 84v.

From the first of June 2016,  Mariken Teeuwen and Irene van Renswoude have received funding from the Netherlands Organisation of Scientific Research (NWO) for a new project: ‘The Art of Reasoning: Techniques of Scientific Argumentation in the Medieval Latin West (400-1400)’. The application was put together in the 2015 scheme ‘Free Competition’. Lees meer…

Job: Postdoc History of Eighteenth Century Medicine, 0.7 fte (Groningen University; Deadline 14 February 2016)

The Center of Historical Studies, Faculty of Arts, welcomes applications for an 18 month postdoc position (0.7 fte) to conduct research in the history of Boerhaavian medicine in the eighteenth century. The postdoc project is embedded in the NWO Vidi project “Vital Matters. Boerhaave’s Chemico-Medical Legacy and Dutch Enlightenment Culture”, supervised by Dr Rina Knoeff. Lees meer…