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

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(Nederlands) 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)

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

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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. Read more…