Punjab Research Group

University of Warwick – Research Fellow x 3

Posted in Vacancies by Pippa on February 28, 2010

University of Warwick, Global History and Culture Centre; Europe’s Asian Centuries, Trading Eurasia, 1600-1830, Fixed Term Contract from October 2010 to March 2014, Ref: 70268-020

You will conduct research, mainly in the UK but also internationally, as part of the ERC-funded project Europe’s Asian Centuries, Trading Eurasia 1600-1830 under the direction of Professor Maxine Berg (University of Warwick). You will conduct research on topics relating to the long-distance trade between Asia and Europe in material goods and culture; write publications, and assist in organising a conference, small workshops, and some public events such as podcasts, lectures and a website
relating to the project.

You will cover one or more of the Dutch and Ostend East India Companies, the French East India Companies, and the Danish and Swedish East India Companies, and the private traders connected with these. Prior specialist expertise is not required, but competence will be expected in the relevant European languages.

You will have a first degree or equivalent; a PhD, or equivalent, in history or a related field and first-hand familiarity with historical research methods. You will also be expected, in collaboration with two Research Fellow colleagues, to create an undergraduate module that will be team-taught during the academic years 2011/12 and 2012/13.

For further details and an application form please visit our website below.
Closing date: 17 March 2010.

University of Aberdeen Global Empires Post-Graduate Research Project

Posted in PhD Studentship by Pippa on February 28, 2010

The post-graduate research project below may well be of interest

In recent years across a range of disciplines, empire has become a paradigm for rethinking a globalized world. In this context, the University of Aberdeen is pleased to advertise a number of Masters (fees
only) and Doctoral (fees and partial maintenance) Studentships within a broader interdisciplinary project on the ‘Ideas, Practices, and Impacts of Global Empires’. This brings together a supervisory team drawn from History, Anthropology, Hispanic Studies, International Relations, and the University’s museums. Within the project, we are interested in a number of themes: cross cultural encounters and collecting; material culture and visual representations of encounters; trade, migration, and empire; the ideologies of empires; and resistance and the ends of empires. Our areas of focus include: the British and American empires (especially Canada, the American South, South Asia, South Africa and the Antipodes); empires past and present in Latin America; Holy Roman Empire; modern German empires within and beyond Europe; Russia, especially Soviet Russia, including Russian informal empires; and competing imperialisms in East Asia. We invite applications from candidates with research interests (interdisciplinary or within the disciplines named above) touching one or more of these themes and areas.
See Further: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/cass/graduate/funding/research/empires

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