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.

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

Candidature – doctorant – The Freedom of the Streets. Gender and Urban Space in Europe and Asia (1600-1850)

Appel à candidature :

Titre : VIDI-project “The Freedom of the Streets. Gender and Urban Space in Europe and Asia (1600-1850)”

Lieu : Amsterdam / Edo

Date limite de réponse à l’appel : 15/12/2016

Résumé/argument : Deux postes dans le cadre du projet VIDI de Danielle van den Heuvel, « The Freedom of the Streets. Gender and Urban Space in Europe and Asia (1600-1850) ». L’un des projets à Amsterdam comme étude de cas, l’autre Edo.

Source de l’info :

Amsterdam :


Candidature – doctorant – STATE – Lordship and the Rise of the State in Western Europe, 1300-1600

Appel à candidature :

Titre : Poste de doctorant – ERC Starting Grant Project « STATE – Lordship and the Rise of the State in Western Europe, 1300-1600 »

Lieu : Ghent University (Belgium) – University of St Andrews (UK)

Date limite de réponse à l’appel : 15/11/2016

Résumé/argument : Deux postes vacants au département d’histoire de l’UGent, en histoire du Moyen Age et des Temps Modernes, dans le cadre du projet ERC du professeur Frederik Buylaert, “STATE – Lordship and the Rise of the State in Western Europe, 1300-1600”.

Source de l’info :

Candidature – Contrats post-doctoraux en histoire du XVIe-XVIIe à l’Université de Belfast

Queen’s University Belfast

Date limite de réponse à l’appel : 4 avril 2016

Applications are now open for the two post-doctoral positions. The positions are four years long, and as well as working on a series of translations of scholastic texts, the postdocs will be able to work on their own publications so long as these are broadly in line with the project aims.
This is the link to the advert for the post-doc who will work on Calvinist texts:
And this is the advert for the specialist in Franciscan texts:

Source : Queen’s University Belfast

Candidature – VUB – Geschiedenis van de Nieuwe Tijd

Zelfstandig Academisch Personeel – 100% – Geschiedenis van de Nieuwe Tijd

Candidature – Utrecht University – Assistant Professor in Early Modern Cultural History

Assistant Professor in Early Modern Cultural History (0.8 FTE)
The application deadline is 25/03/2016
Job description
The Department of History and Art History seeks to appoint an assistant professor in cultural history, specialised in the early modern period.
Applicants should have a firm grounding in European cultural history and possess a track record on the cultural longue durée in both teaching and research. A proven record in digital humanities is an advantage.

Research work must complement that of existing staff in the Cultural History group. Applicants should show how their research will contribute to the group’s research focus on Western modernity and to the university’s strategic research area Institutions for Open Societies.

Female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will have experience teaching undergraduate students at all levels; a PhD degree in cultural history or a related discipline; ability to contribute to research-led postgraduate courses and to assist in the recruitment of postgraduate students; a record (appropriate to career stage) of publications that demonstrate the ability to conduct research which is internationally excellent in significance, originality and rigour; a realistic medium-term research plan, addressing substantial historical problems and aiming for publications in leading journals, with potential for attracting external research funding; readiness to engage with  a wider audience and to assist in developing the impact of historical research beyond the university sector;ability to play an appropriate role in departmental management and to contribute fully to the academic life of the department.

Utrecht University has a teaching qualification system for university lecturers, and candidates are required to obtain the Basic Teaching Qualification (BKO) if they are not already in possession of one.

Candidates are expected to be proficient in both Dutch and English; non-Dutch candidates will need to master the Dutch language on an academic level within two years.

The initial appointment, as from 1 September 2016 at the latest, will be on a temporary basis for a period of one year. Subject to satisfactory performance, this will be followed by a permanent appointment. Salary depends on qualifications and experience and will range from EUR 3,000 to EUR 4,654 gross per month for a full time position, consistent with the CAO (Collective Employment  Agreement) scale 11 for Dutch Universities.
The position carries an initial 70% teaching load.
Utrecht University offers a pension scheme, a holiday allowance of 8% per year, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% and flexible employment conditions. Conditions are set by the Collective Employment Agreement of the Dutch Universities. More information: working at Utrecht University.

About the organization
A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major societal themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability

The Faculty of Humanities has around 7,000 students and 900 academic staff. It comprises four areas of knowledge: Philosophy and Religious Studies, History and Art History, Media and Culture Studies, and Languages, Literature and Communication. With its research and education in these fields, the Faculty aims to contribute to a better understanding of the Netherlands and Europe in a rapidly changing social and cultural context.

The enthusiastic and committed colleagues and the excellent amenities in the historical city centre of Utrecht, where the Faculty is housed, contribute to an inspiring work environment.

Additional information
A profile description is available at the website of the cultural history group. Enquiries can be made to dr. Willemijn Ruberg
( and/or prof.dr. J. van Eijnatten (

Written applications should address each of the criteria mentioned under Qualifications, and include the following documents:
Cover letter;
Curriculum vitae;
Statement of research (max. 2 pages);
Copy of a key publication;
Example of a course syllabus for BA-students; Two course evaluations; Names and contact details of two referees.

The application deadline is March 25, 2016.

Interviews with selected candidates will take place on Tuesday 19 April 2016.

Source : UU

Prix du Comité d’histoire de la sécurité sociale 2016

Comité d’histoire de la sécurité sociale

Créé en 1973 au sein du Ministère des affaires sociales, le Comité d’histoire de la sécurité sociale a pour mission de contribuer à une meilleure connaissance de l’histoire de la sécurité sociale et plus largement de la protection sociale de l’Ancien Régime à nos jours, de susciter des travaux scientifiques et d’en assurer ou d’en aider la diffusion.

Dans cet esprit, le Comité d’histoire récompense chaque année des thèses et des travaux du niveau master, achevés depuis moins de trois ans se rapportant à l’histoire de la protection sociale au sens large (chômage et action sociale inclus), y compris dans sa dimension internationale.

En 2016, quatre prix pourront être décernés par le Comité d’histoire d’un montant de :

  • 2 500 € et 2 000 € pour des thèses consacrées à des travaux de recherches historiques inédits,
  • 1 500 € et 1 000 € pour encourager à, la réalisation des travaux de recherches de niveau master.

Modalités de candidature

Les personnes souhaitant concourir doivent transmettre leur dossier avant le 15 mars 2016.

Les personnes souhaitant concourir doivent transmettre un dossier comportant :

  • une lettre de candidature rédigée sur papier libre,
  • deux exemplaires imprimés de leurs travaux, qui ne seront pas retournés,
  • la version numérique du document en format PDF,
  • une copie du rapport de soutenance pour les thèses,
  • un résumé (environ 8 000 signes),
  • un curriculum vitae complet.

L’ensemble devra être adressé au secrétariat du Comité d’histoire, Ministère des affaires sociales, 14 avenue Duquesne, 75350 Paris 07 SP. En cas de dépôt au 18 place des cinq martyrs du lycée Buffon, 75014 Paris, à l’attention de Mme De Smet, pièce 1173 AT.



Ces travaux doivent

  • se rapporter à l’histoire de la protection sociale au sens large (chômage et action sociale inclus), y compris dans sa dimension internationale,
  • être achevés depuis moins de trois ans,
  • être rédigés en français

Conseil scientifique

Un conseil scientifique est adjoint au Comité, il est chargé de la publication de la Revue d’histoire de la protection sociale (RHPS) et se constitue en jury pour l’attribution des prix du Comité d’histoire.

Il est présidé par :

  • Catherine Omnès, professeur d’histoire contemporaine à l’université Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines,

Les autres membres sont :

  • Axelle Brodiez-Dolino (CNRS-LARHRA),
  • Anne-Sophie Bruno (Université Paris I, Panthéon Sorbonne),
  • Christophe Capuano (Université Lyon II),
  • Michel Dreyfus (CNRS),
  • Robert Fonteneau (CHSS),
  • Patrick Fridenson (EHESS),
  • Nicolas Hatzfeld (Université Evry),
  • Yannick Marec (Université Rouen, vice-président),
  • Catherine Rollet (Université Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines),
  • Bruno Valat (Université Toulouse), secrétaire de rédaction de la RHPS,
  • Olivier Vernier (Université Nice), professeur d’histoire du droit,
  • Florence Weber (ENS), professeur en sociologie et anthropologie sociale.

Source : Calenda