Archives de catégorie : Appels à chercheurs

Dans cette catégorie on retrouvera les posts concernant les contrats et financements pour doctorats consacrés à la période moderne.

Bourses d’étude – Academia Belgica

Bourses d’étude de l’Academia Belgica – Centro per
la Storia, le Arti e le Scienze a Roma.

Date limite de candidature: 30 septembre de l’année précédent l’année du séjour.

Lieu: Rome, Academia Belgica


A partire dalla fine del 2017, l’Academia Belgica, l’Istituto storico belga di Roma e la Fondazione nazionale Principessa Marie-José hanno raggruppato i rispettivi campi d’azione e unito le forze in seno a una fondazione di pubblica utilità denominata “Academia Belgica – Centro per la Storia, le Arti e le Scienze a Roma”.

Ogni anno, questa “nuova” istituzione proporrà un certo numero di borse di studio in Italia. Queste borse sono assegnate in base ai fondi, secondo i casi, dell’Autorità federale (budget proprio dell’Academia Belgica), della Vlaamse Gemeenschap (Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek) o della Comunità francofona (Ministère de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles).

Informations pratiques sur le site de l’Academia Belgica.


Bourse de doctorat – « Rest in peace ». The management of death and burial during the Dutch Revolt.

Bourse de doctorat en histoire des Temps Modernes à la KU Leuven: Révolte des Pays-Bas.

Titre : « Rest in peace ». The management of death and burial during the Dutch Revolt.

Date limite de l’appel: 14 septembre 2018

Présentation du projet: 

Burials were highly explosive matters in the sixteenth-century strife between Catholics and Protestants. When Catholics continued to insist on the sacrament of the Last Anointing, a funeral mass led by the priest and a burial in sacred ground, Protestants rejected this ‘ritual industry’, and came to defend a sober ars moriendi and a plain burial in designated though not sacred cemeteries. For the Holy Roman Empire, the British Isles and France, it has been extensively documented how burials thus induced confessional disputes and even religious violence, but strikingly sources in the early modern Low Countries do not register similar outbursts in or around cemeteries. Hence, this research project examines this absence of outspoken religious violence, by testing the hypothesis that it was eventually prevented through a remarkable management of death at different levels. This management consisted of the multi-level prescriptions of local, central and ecclesiastical authorities on the crucial rite de passage, as well as the engagement of local citizens with the manner in which burials could and should take place. Moreover, it argues that this top-down and bottom-up management of death led to the unforeseen outcome that at least from 1576 onwards, regulation systematically included provisional pacification measures for the ‘other’ confession, a procedure eventually surviving in the Dutch Republic. The project thus aims to explain why the Low Countries were an exception to the rule, and why and how bereaved during the Dutch Revolt could rest in peace.

We are looking for an additional doctoral student in this project, examining the impact of public and secret executions, both on royal and rebel side. Dra. Louise Deschryver examines the emotional and sensorial repertoires of death during the Dutch Revolt within the  framework of this project.

Appel détaillé sur le site de la KUL: en néerlandais / en anglais

Candidature doctorat – Projet ‘Agriculture, wage labour and household economies in eighteenth-century Flanders: a regional and integrated analysis’

Appel à candidature pour un post de doctorant du FWO . La recherche sera dirigée par le professeur Thijs Lambrecht  (UGent) en collaboration avec la professeure Anne Winter (VUB).

Le doctorat aura lieu dans le cadre du projet « Agriculture, wage labour and household economies in eighteenth-century Flanders: a regional and integrated analysis ».

Date limite de la candidature : 31 août 2018

Lieu : UGent, Vakgroep Geschiedenis

Consultez sur le site de l’UGent l’appel à candidature.

Financement – Bourse de séjour pour la recherche en histoire du livre à Anvers

Bourse de séjour à destination des chercheurs en histoire du livre à Anvers, offerte par le Musée Plantin-Moretus et la Bibliothèque Hendrik Conscience.

Date limite de candidature: 18 août 2018

Lieu: Anvers


The Plantin-Moretus Museum and the Hendrik Conscience Heritage Library (Antwerp) are pleased to announce a fellowship programme for research into the history of the early printed book (15th-18th century) in Antwerp, with the gracious support of the “Thierry and Frédéric Nottebohm Grant” of the Nottebohm Family Foundation. In 2018, we are able to offer two short-term grants, with a minimum duration of two weeks.

The research grants are open to anyone, including early career scholars, independent researchers and established scholars. However, grants are not available for persons living within 250 km of Antwerp. Applicants living in Europe can request up to 2000 €, applicants living outside of Europe can request up to 3000 €. The grant can only be used for transportation and accommodation.

More information can be found on the web pages or, or by contacting

Appel à candidature – Prix Robert Beaujean

Prix Robert Beaujean

Soutien financier: 2.500€

Date limite de l’appel: 20/09/2018


De quoi s’agit-il?

Le Prix Robert Beaujean sera décerné annuellement à toute personne physique et morale qui contribue avec succès, même partiellement, à la recherche dans le domaine de l’archéologie ou de l’histoire en région wallonne.

Pour qui?

L’appel s’adresse à toute personne publiant sur un sujet dans le domaine de l’archéologie ou de l’histoire en Wallonie.

Critères de sélection

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Candidature Post-doctorat – Republics on the Stage of Kings. Representing Republican State Power in the Europe of Absolute Monarchies (late 16th – early 18th century)

Trois positions de post-doctorat dans le cadre de l’ERC dirigé par Prof. Alessandro Metlica à Padoue

Titre du projet ERC: Republics on the Stage of Kings. Representing Republican State Power in the Europe of Absolute Monarchies (late 16th – early 18th century)

Trois postes à pourvoir pour les cas suivants:

Date limite de l’appel: 9 mai 2018 (13.00)

Lieu: Padoue, Università degli Studi di Padova, Dipartimento di Studi Linguistici e Letterari

Appels sur le site de l’Université de Padoue

Summer School – Books and Culture

Summer School organisée par l’Université d’Anvers (Ruusbroec Institute Library, University Library, Faculty of Arts) en partenariat avec le Musée Plantin-Moretus et la bibliothèque Hendrik Conscience

Titre: Religious Manuscripts, Hand Press Books and Prints (15th-19th Centuries): Ephemera

Date de l’événement: 2-6 juillet 2018

Date limite de réponse à l’appel à candidature: 19 avril 2018

Lieu: Anvers, University of Antwerp


In this summer school, expert speakers will explain the traditional techniques of manuscript, book and print production (printing, lay-out, illustration). This year special attention will be devoted to the production and function of ephemera in all its manifestations. Introductory presentations will familiarise the students with the crucial role Antwerp played as a printing center. Most lectures are conceived as workshops and hands-on sessions zooming in on different kinds of text media and the place of ephemera within them. Lecturers will use the holdings of the Ruusbroec Institute Library and select materials that can be handled by the students. In line with this setup, admission to the summer school will be limited to 14 Master students, PhD students and postdocs. The presence of staff and lecturers during the course should stimulate the interaction and spark questions and discussions.

Most sessions will take place at the Ruusbroec Institute’s library of the University of Antwerp. Guided tours will take participants to the Plantin-Moretus Museum for a presentation of sixteenth-century printing techniques, to the stylish Hendrik Conscience Heritage Library, and to the Special Collections Department of the University Library.

An unforgettable experience for every researcher who wants to learn more about manuscripts, hand-press books, and prints, and the role they played in Western European culture.

Organization: Ruusbroec Institute LibraryUniversity Library and Faculty of Arts
Partners: Plantin-Moretus Museum and Hendrik Conscience Heritage Library

Appel à candidature – Geschiedenis van de spiritualiteit in de Nederlanden in de middeleeuwen en vroegmoderne tijd

Poste de personnel académique (ZAP) à temps partiel (70%) en « Geschiedenis van de spiritualiteit in de Nederlanden in de middeleeuwen en vroegmoderne tijd », à l’institut de recherche  Ruusbroecgenootschap de l’Universiteit Antwerpen.

Lieu: Anvers, Universiteit Antwerpen, Faculteit Letteren en Wijsgebeerte, Ruusbroecgenootschap

Date d’entrée en fonction: 1 octobre 2018

Date limite de candidature: 2 avril 2018

Appel détaillé sur le site de l’Universiteit Antwerpen

Candidature – Post-doctorat « Covering the Ocean: Newspapers and Information Management in the Atlantic World, 1620-1770 »

Post-doctorat à l’Universiteit Leiden dans le cadre du projet VIDI-NWO « Covering the Ocean: Newspapers and Information Management in the Atlantic World, 1620-1770 », sous-projet « The rhetoric of Atlantic news ».

Lieu: Leiden, Universiteit Leiden, Institute for History

Date: à partir du 1 mars 2018 (période de 20 mois)

Date limite de candidature: 15 décembre 2017

Appel sur le site de l’Universiteit Leiden

Project description

The project ‘Covering the Ocean’ investigates how early print media covered distant but urgent geopolitical conflicts in the Atlantic world, using newspapers from across early modern Europe. Atlantic news represented a unique challenge, as the tension between the infrequent arrival of information and a regular deadline consistently jeopardized the newspapers’ credibility For more information, see

The Leiden University Institute for History will be appointing a postdoctoral researcher for a period of 20 months, within the NWO VIDI-project ‘Covering the Ocean: Newspapers and Information Management in the Atlantic World, 1620-1770’ led by Prof. Michiel van Groesen.

The candidate will be responsible for the development of the subproject ‘The rhetoric of Atlantic news’, examining and analyzing the rhetorical strategies used in the newspapers’ argumentative discourse. Cooperating closely with the team’s two PhD-students, the postdoc examines the persuasive tone and interdiscursivity in the media by taking into account both the conventions of early modern newspaper journalism and the regular topic shifts to emphasize good news and reduce or ignore undesirable events. Ultimately this subproject answers the question how early modern newspapers employed style and rhetoric to attain and retain credibility.

Key responsibilities

  • Submitting research results for publication to international peer-reviewed academic journals;
  • Attending and actively participating in all the team meetings;
  • Presenting papers at conferences and workshops;
  • Co-organizing conferences and workshops;

Selection criteria

  • PhD in Argumentation Theory or Literary Studies, or a relevant discipline closely connected with the theme of this subproject;
  • Written and oral fluency in English; good working knowledge of Dutch and French
  • Demonstrable interest for research premises of the project;
  • Willingness to work within a team and an international academic community that aspires to scholarly excellence;
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.

Our Faculty/Institute
The Faculty of Humanities is rich in expertise in fields such as philosophy, religious studies, history, art history, literature, linguistics and area studies covering nearly every region of the world. With its staff of 930, the faculty provides 27 master’s and 25 bachelor’s programmes for over 6,000 students based at locations in Leiden’s historic city centre and in modern buildings in The Hague. For more information

The Institute for History is the home of a vibrant community of researchers and lecturers with outstanding track records and successful in attracting national and international research grants. Under the label ‘Global Questions, Local Sources’ scholars affiliated to the Institute combine a deep knowledge of global interactions and of specific localities, regions and states in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. They use comparative, connective and entangled approaches and resort to qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.

All researchers of the Institute for History are connected to one of the six research specializations: The Unification of the Mediterranean World (400 BC – 400 AD), Collective Identities and Transnational Networks in Medieval and Early Modern Europe, 1000-1800, Political Culture and National Identities, Colonial and Global History, Cities, Migration and Global Interdependence, and History and International Relations. See This position will be part of the specialization Colonial and Global History.

Terms and conditions

The postdoctoral position is for a period of 20 months. Initially the employee will receive a one year contract. An extension of 8 months is possible having received positive evaluations of capabilities and achievements. The monthly salary for a full-time working week will range between €3,475 and €4,757 gross (pay scale 11). Depending on qualifications, the postdoc may start at the appropriate step in scale 10 until he/she fully meets the requirements for scale 11 as specified by the Faculty of Humanities, particularly with regard to the years of relevant work experience.

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3 %), training and career development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. More at


Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.


For more information, please contact Prof. Michiel van Groesen, Professor of Maritime History, email


The application should be submitted in English and include:

  • A cover letter;
  • A research statement having in mind the research question and content of the current project (maximum number of words: 1.000);
  • A CV and a list of publications;
  • A copy of two relevant publications;
  • Two letters of recommendation sent to the address below by the referees (not by the applicant).

Please quote the vacancy number in your application and send it by email to no later than 15 December 2017. All requested documents should be sent in PDF format, one PDF with all the documents listed above, and separate PDFs with the publications and the letters of recommendation. The PDF’s should be titled ‘IH Postdoc + family name applicant’ and ‘IH Postdoc publication 1/2 + family name applicant’.
The search committee will interview shortlisted candidates in the week of 15 January 2018 at Leiden University.


Bourse d’étude – Early Modern Prints from the Low Countries in Italian Collections. A Virtual Catalogue

Bourse d’étude de l’Academia Belgica à Rome, dans le cadre du programme de recherche « I Fiamminghi e l’Italia (XVI-XVII s.) », financé par le Fond Baillet-Latour.

Titre: « International research project. Early Modern Prints from the Low Countries in Italian Collections. A Virtual Catalogue »

Lieu: Academia Belgica, Rome

Dates : 1er février – 30 juin 2018

Date limite de candidature: 20 novembre 2017



Candidature – Doctorant « Kairós, or the Right Moment. Nachleben and Iconology »

Appel à candidature pour une bourse de doctorat en histoire de l’art à la KU Leuven dans le cadre du projet « Kairós, or the Right Moment. Nachleben and Iconology »

Date limite: 25 novembre 2017

Description de l’offre:

The Department of Art History of the KU Leuven (Belgium) invites applications for a full time 4-year PhD scholarship. The successful candidate will participate in the project ‘Kairós, or the Right Moment. Nachleben and Iconology’, funded by the Internal Funds of KU Leuven and supervised by prof. dr. Barbara Baert (KU Leuven) and dr. Han Lamers (KU Leuven / University of Oslo). See:


The Greek term kairós expresses a complex notion of ‘grasping the right moment’, which travelled through art, literature, and philosophy. Combining perspectives from classical reception studies and iconology, this research initiative deals with the reception of kairós in the visual medium from antiquity to the Renaissance. How was kairós visualized in ancient, medieval, and Renaissance art? And how did text and image work together to transform the idea of ‘grasping the right moment’ in various contexts? Topics of interest dealt with by current members of the research team include the biblical, theological, and liturgical interpretations of kairós and their relevance to the visual arts; the role of kairós in early medieval art and in Annunciation scenes; kairós as pseudomorphosis, etc. The research team will gather and analyze the largely disconnected ‘textual’ and ‘visual’ research traditions in order to explore, more systematically than has been attempted before, the Nachleben of this motif in the visual realm. To achieve this, it will build an exhaustive database, or ‘Bilderatlas’, of visual representations of kairós.

The successful candidate will write a PhD thesis on an original topic of specialization which relates to project’s general research questions as explained above. S/he will be expected to finish her/his PhD within the time span of four years, to regularly present intermediate results at workshops and conferences, and to publish on the topic of specialization in international scholarly journals. As a member of the kairós research group, the successful candidate will also participate to all project meetings and contribute the project’s visual research database (‘Bilderatlas’).

Your profile

  • You hold an (R)MA or MPhil degree in one or more relevant fields, preferably including Art History
  • You have excellent research skills
  • You show an independent, cooperative, creative attitude
  • You have excellent command of English (both active and passive)
  • You have good reading skills in at least two additional foreign languages (preferably French, German, and/or Italian)
  • You show willingness to move to Flanders for the duration of the fellowship and participate in academic life at the KU Leuven campus
  • You are familiar with reference management software (Zotero) and asset management software (Cumulus) is a pre

Our offer

We offer you a full time salaried PhD position for four years and the chance to work in a challenging, international and interdisciplinary work environment. The initial contract has a duration of one year, and will be renewed after positive evaluation (max. 4 years).

Job applications

Interested candidates are warmly invited to submit the following information in one PDF-file (not zipped):

  1. letter of motivation / cover letter;
  2. curriculum vitae, with contact details of two referents;
  3. research proposal of max. 1500 words, explaining your research topic, method, and work plan, with specific emphasis on the ways in which visualisations of kairós were transformed from the Middle Ages onwards (special interest/expertise in the Renaissance and/or early modern context is particularly welcomed);
  4. academic transcript and certified overview of your study results (per year).

Please submit your complete application to Han Lamers via before 25 November 2017.

At a later stage, you may be asked for a pdf-version of your MA-thesis (if you have not yet finished your thesis, you are expected to include a chapter of your thesis with a copy of your BA thesis).


Appel à candidature – Prix Fonds Robert Beaujean

Prix Robert Beaujean – Appel à projets pour les individus

Clôture de l’appel : 21/09/2017
Soutien financier : 2.500€

Le prix attribué par le Fonds Robert Beaujean est géré par la Fondation Roi Baudouin. Ce prix récompense chaque année toute personne physique ou morale qui contribue à la recherche « dans le domaine de l’histoire ou de l’archéologie en région wallonne ».

Critères de sélection

Source : KBR