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Fulbright – Robertson Visiting Professor In British History Award

Posted in Research Fellowships, Vacancies by Pippa on September 19, 2014

The US-UK Fulbright Commission

Closes: 31st October 2014

The US-UK Fulbright Commission is now accepting applications for its 2015-16 Robertson Visiting Professor in British History Award

This award provides a career-development opportunity for an exceptional, British historian to teach at Westminster College, Missouri, a small, selective liberal arts college for one academic year. The modest lecturing requirement will allow time for establishing a collaborative relationship with the US National Churchill Museum and Churchill Institute and for conducting personal research.

‘British Historian’ is inclusively defined: we welcome applications from historians of all time periods, thematic areas, and geographical regions of the British Isles, candidates with a specialisation in British Imperial or Colonial history and historians in interdisciplinary fields, such as art history, music history, or the history of science. The applicant should have at least one year’s experience of teaching undergraduates.

The Fulbright-Robertson Award offers the following benefits:

A grant of $52,500, plus travel allowance of up to $10,000

A number of memberships

Sickness and accident benefit coverage

Visa sponsorship

Substantial pre-departure support, including a Finalists Workshop (March) and a 2-day Orientation Programme (July)

Once on-the-ground in the US, further support is offered by the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)

Membership of an extensive Fulbright Alumni network after grant completion

Eligibility requirements: Applicants must be a UK citizen (resident anywhere) and hold or expect to receive a PhD (or equivalent professional training or experience) in a relevant area before departure to the US. Those who hold or who are eligible to hold US citizenship, or who are resident in the US at the time of application, may not apply for an Award from the US-UK Fulbright Commission.

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Punjab: Colonial discourse and beyond by Amandeep Singh

Posted in Articles by Pippa on February 10, 2012

Punjab: Colonial discourse and beyond

Many times there has been an interesting question that is raised in academic circles, “How did the miniscule population from Europe, not only controlled, but also ruled, over the greater majority of their colonies?”

One reason that scholars have pointed out is that beyond the military and political control, the rule of the European imperialist countries extended and penetrated deep into the psyche of a common man in their colonies, making him accept the superiority of ‘value’ system of Europe over its native tradition. More than its legal authority, the control of Europe and so called ‘West’, extended to enslave the minds of their colonial population. Beyond providing a political and economic governance, European interaction with their colonies in east brought about a fresh wave of meanings to society and culture that influenced their native language, music, art, religion, education, law, justice, economic system, architecture, medicine, technology and traditional value system. For executing Divide and Rule, it is important to first divide the psyche of a common man. Division is nothing but a subjective phenomenon that creates smaller independent units from a larger group. In order to create independent smaller units, it is important to construct some kind of boundaries of each unit and identify a relationship within the unit and that can be used as a symbol of ‘identity’ of that unit. The persuasions used for creation of these boundaries included, race-caste, language, religious group, geographical location etc. Each smaller unit carries a psyche of common connection within a group and comparison with other different groups and that becomes central nervous system of ‘Division’.

Read full article: http://www.sikhnet.com/news/punjab-colonial-discourse-and-beyond

Lecturer in History – Expertise in an aspect of World or Imperial/Colonial history of the 19th and 20th centuries

Posted in Vacancies by Pippa on June 19, 2009

University of Plymouth

The School of Humanities and Performing Arts is a vibrant, enterprising academic community comprising History, English and Creative Writing, Art History, Theatre and Performance, Dance Theatre and Music. It was a significant contributor to the university’s outstanding success in the 2008 RAE. The School prides itself on its research culture, the popularity and quality of its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and its supportive, collegiate working environment. This permanent appointment is available from 1 September 2009.

Further details: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/jobs/QV049/Lecturer_in_History/r

CLOSING DATE: 12 NOON, MONDAY 29 JUNE 2009

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