12 PhD Fellowships (m/f/d) with 65% part-time job limited to 3 years: Global Intellectual History

12 PhD Fellowships (m/f/d) with 65% part-time job limited to 3 years: Global Intellectual History

Freie Universität Berlin
Place of work
From - Until
01.04.2023 - 31.03.2026
Connections Redaktion, Leipzig Research Centre Global Dynamics, Universität Leipzig

The Graduate School "Global Intellectual History" invites applications for 12 PhD fellowships.

12 PhD Fellowships (m/f/d) with 65% part-time job limited to 3 years: Global Intellectual History

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

Job description:
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: globalintellectualhistory@geschkult.fu-berlin.de .

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: globalintellectualhistory@geschkult.fu-berlin.de or postal to

Freie Universität Berlin
Fachbereich Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaften
Graduiertenkolleg Global Intellectual History
Mr. Dr. Sebastian Gottschalk
Koserstr. 20
14195 Berlin (Dahlem)

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Contact (announcement)

Sebastian Gottschalk: globalintellectualhistory@geschkult.fu-berlin.de

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