The Graduate School "Global Intellectual History," jointly run by Freie Universität Berlin and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, aims to explore intellectual engagement with processes of entanglement from the 16th to the 20th century in their social, cultural and political contexts: the trans-border spread of ideas, claims to universal validity, as well as counter-movements and resistance to such claims. A particular (but not exclusive) focus is on the role of non-Western actors and knowledge production. For a detailed description of the research program, participating faculty and cooperating institutions, please visit http://www.gih.global-history.de
Successful candidates will develop a PhD dissertation in the field of global intellectual history (16th to 20th century) and contribute to the activities of the program by participating in seminars, workshops and/or summer schools.
The fellowship is offered as research position on a fixed-term basis, starting on 1st April 2023 (salary group TV-L 13, 65%, limited until 31.03.2026; additional funds for research and archival trips are available).
- MA/MPhil degree in History with a significant focus in non-European/global/world history or in an Area Studies discipline with a significant historical focus (thesis submitted by time of interview)
- Very good knowledge of English and the languages relevant to the research proposal
- Familiarity with relevant scholarly debates and approaches in global history and intellectual history
How to apply:
Please send your application with the following documents:
- cover letter including names and contact information of two referees;
- curriculum vitae;
- abstract of MA/MPhil thesis (one page);
- research proposal (two pages) including a brief explanation of how your project fits in the framework of the Graduate School
as one PDF-file to Dr. Sebastian Gottschalk: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Shortlisted candidates will be notified in the second half of October. The job interviews will take place in mid-November 2022.
Applications should be sent by e-mail, together with significant documents, indicating the reference code, in PDF format (preferably as one document) to Herrn Dr. Sebastian Gottschalk: email@example.com or postal to
Freie Universität Berlin
Fachbereich Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaften
Graduiertenkolleg Global Intellectual History
Mr. Dr. Sebastian Gottschalk
14195 Berlin (Dahlem)
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