Two Postdoc fellowships for “Global History”

Centre for Modern Indian Studies, University of Göttingen
Start date: 1 January 2017

The transnational research group “A Global Network for Global History” directed by the Centre for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS), University of Göttingen in cooperation with the International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam, and the Weatherhead Initiative on Global History, Harvard University, Cambridge MA, advertises two Postdoc fellowships for the funding period from 16 January – 30 September 2017.

The “Global Network for Global History” is funded by the VW foundation and seeks to organize a community of scholars interested in the systematic scrutiny of developments that have unfolded across national, regional, and continental boundaries and who propose to analyze the interconnections – cultural, economic, ecological, political and demographic – among world societies.

Fellows at CeMIS are appointed for 8.5 months and are provided time, guidance, office space, and access to the facilities of Göttingen University. They should be prepared to devote their entire time to productive scholarship and may undertake sustained projects of research or other original work. They will join a vibrant interdisciplinary community of scholars at CeMIS and the newly founded Forum for Global and Transregional Studies at the University of Göttingen.

The scholarship is granted for 8.5 months and amounts to EUR 2.650 per month (incl. compulsory health insurance and travel allowances). The work location is Göttingen.

Requirements for candidates are:
+ a PhD in History or Social Sciences;
+ independence, individual initiative and commitment;
+ excellent knowledge of English and the languages relevant to the research location;
+ sound knowledge of the relevant scholarly debates

Applications should contain a full CV, copies of relevant examinations, a research proposal (max. 5000 words), a writing sample (a chapter or essay), and the names and addresses of two referees. They should be sent electronically by 31 July 2016 to Prof. Dr. Ravi Ahuja.

Contact Info:
Prof. Dr. Ravi Ahuja
University of Göttingen, Waldweg 26, D-37073 Göttingen, Germany

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