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.

Appel à candidatures – College Lectureship in History (Cambridge University)

Gonville and Caius College intends to appoint a College Lecturer in History with effect from 1 September 2015.  Applications are welcome from individuals with expertise in any field taught in the Cambridge Historical Tripos (see the website) and not currently covered by a member of the college’s teaching staff. American and Atlantic history (any period), medieval history (any area), early modern British history, and 20th-century European history (excluding Britain) would be particularly relevant.

The College has for many years enjoyed an exceptional reputation in History with a large number of Teaching Fellows.  About 36 undergraduates read the subject at any one time.  History at Caius benefits from the presence of scholars in contiguous fields such as Classics and Art History, a large complement of Research Fellows currently including several historians, and over 20 research students in History.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduates the equivalent of ten hours per week of supervisions conducted in pairs and to direct the studies of one or more of the year groups of the large community of history students at the College. The College also expects its College Lecturers to be research-active and their duties encompass research as well as teaching. Candidates should have a strong research record, including significant publications and plans for future research. The appointment will be for three years in the first instance, with the possibility of renewal for a further two years and thereafter reappointment to the retiring age. Re-appointment to the retiring age will be dependent upon satisfactory teaching and research. It is intended that the person appointed to the College Lectureship will be elected to a Fellowship.

The current annual stipend of a College Teaching Officer is on a scale of £34,233 to £43,325 if not resident in College and £31,145 to £40,237 if resident in College; the stipend is pensionable under the University Superannuation Scheme. Additional allowances for Teaching and Research Expenses, for books used in teaching, and for housing are described in the further particulars.

It is intended that the person appointed will take up the lectureship on 1 September 2015. Further particulars can be obtained from the College website . Completed applications should be sent to the Senior Tutor at Gonville and Caius College ( by 21 April 2015. Candidates are also asked to arrange for three supporting references to be sent to the same address, and by the same date. Interviews will take place on 2 and 3 June 2015.

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Candidature – poste d’assistant-e en histoire de l’art de la période moderne (XVIe-XVIIIe s.) – Université de Genève

Un poste d’assistant-e en histoire de l’art de la période moderne (xvie-xviiie s.) 

Conditions :
Le-la candidat-e doit être titulaire d’une maîtrise universitaire ou d’un titre jugé équivalent.
Il-elle entamera un doctorat ès lettres en histoire de l’art de la période moderne (xvie-xviiie s.) sous la direction du professeur Jan Blanc. Sa maîtrise orale et écrite de la langue française doit être satisfaisante.

Cahier des charges :
Il s’agit d’un poste à 7/10 e qui passera à 10/10e dès la troisième année. Le poste comprend 2 heures hebdomadaires d’enseignement (bachelor) et suppose un engagement actif dans la recherche, ainsi qu’une participation aux différentes tâches du Département.

Traitement :
Fr 46’247.– par an en 1ère année. Le maximum du traitement est atteint après  4 annuités
(Fr 78’528.– par an).

Entrée en fonction : 1er septembre 2015.

Durée du mandat :
Les assistant-e-s sont nommé-e-s pour une première période de 2 ans; la nomination est renouvelable pour deux périodes successives, respectivement de 2 ans et de 1 an.

Documents requis et délai pour le dépôt des candidatures :

  • une lettre de motivation;
  • un curriculum vitae accompagné de la photocopie du procès-verbal de maîtrise;
  • un projet de doctorat ou une liste commentée des sujets et des domaines éventuels auxquels le-la candidat-e envisagerait de consacrer sa thèse (1-2 pages).

à envoyer avant le 1er avril 2015

à :  Jan Blanc, avec copie à marie-christine.gianola(at)

Source : Université de Genève.

Candidature – 2 mandats de doctorats – Imagineering Violence: Techniques of Early Modern Performativity in the Northern and Southern Netherlands (1640-1690)

Imagineering Violence: Techniques of Early Modern Performativity in the Northern and Southern Netherlands (1640-1690)

The research foundations of Flanders and the Netherlands (FWO, NWO) have awarded a research grant to Karel Vanhaesebrouck (THEA, Free University of Brussels), Kornee van der Haven (GEMS, Ghent University), Inger Leemans (VU Amsterdam) and Frans-Willem Korsten (Leiden University), for the project Imagineering Violence – Techniques of Early Modern Performativity in the Northern and Southern Netherlands (1640-1690) (ITEMP-violence). The project grant includes funding for two PhD students.

The project investigates interconnections between violence, technique, emotions and physicality in 17th century theatre and public spectacles (1640-1690). The ambition is to realize the first systematic study of the theatrical representation of violence in both the Northern and the Southern Netherlands. Imagineering Violence will put to the test the historiographical assumption that a divergent theatrical culture developed in the Southern and Northern culture during this period, the first then being ‘baroque’ or ‘spectacular’, whereas the latter would be characterized by a gradual but steady classicization of theatre practice itself.

The two PhD students will analyse through which ‘techniques’ or performative strategies cultural imagination shaped and represented violence on the early modern stage, and how theatrical representation itself made early modern violence imaginable. Hence: ‘imagineering’. It is our aim to gain systematic insight not only in the actual technical means used in this particular period, but also in the rhetorical and performative strategies aimed at shaping or questioning violent behaviour. The set-up of the project is an explicitly comparative one, as the results of the PhD-projects will be systematically evaluated in the light of one another. Moreover, in the final phase our research results will be evaluated within the framework of an artistic laboratory, which will be set up in collaboration with artistic researchers from RITS.

One PhD student will be located in Brussels (THEA research group) and in Ghent (Group for Early Modern Studies), and one student will work in Amsterdam and Leiden. Full project descriptions are available via Prof. dr. Karel Vanhaesebrouck  or Prof. dr. Kornee van der Haven . For more information about the vacancy in Brussels (deadline 20 February 2015) and the selection procedure, click here: Vacaturetekst_VUB. For more information about the vacancy in Amsterdam/Leiden click here.

Source : GEMS

Financement doctorat histoire religieuse

The Faculty of Arts is seeking to fill a full-time (100%) vacancy for a doctoral student in the area of religious history.  This is one of two job openings within the ERC-funded project “Between saints and celebrities. The devotion and promotion of stigmatics in Europe, c. 1800-1950” of dr. Tine Van Osselaer at the Ruusbroec Institute of the University of Antwerp (starting date: 1 April 2015, 48 months). The project examines the popular perception of stigmatics and laymen’s use of the media in their devotion and promotion. More in particular, focus is on the response to the stigmatics reported in five European countries (France, Spain, Italy, Germany and Belgium) during the nineteenth and twentieth century.

Job description

  • You are involved in the research project “Between saints and celebrities” and prepare a doctoral thesis in the area of religious history (on the reception of Italian stigmatics and the Vatican response);
  • You contribute to teaching and research in the Ruusbroec Institute.

Profile and requirements

  • You hold a master degree in history, philology or another field of humanities/social sciences, and display a clear interest in religious, cultural and/or social history;
  • You can submit outstanding academic results;
  • The focus in your teaching corresponds to the educational vision of the university;
  • Your academic qualities comply with the requirements stipulated in the university’s policy;  
  • You are quality-oriented, conscientious, creative and cooperative;
  • You have a good command of Italian and Latin;
  • You are willing to spend time abroad.

We offer

  • A doctoral scholarship for a period of two years, with the possibility of renewal for a further two-year period after positive evaluation;
  • The start date of scholarship will be 1 April 2015;
  • A full time gross monthly salary ranging from € 2.167,88 – € 2.486,53;
  • A dynamic and stimulating work environment.

How to apply?

  • Applications may only be submitted online, until the closing date February 22, 2015;
  • Your application contains the following information: your cv including a list of marks/grades of bachelor and master studies, your letter of motivation, the contact information of two referees (including e-mail, phone number and a description of your relationship with the referees). Attach also one writing example (e.g. chapter of MA thesis);
  • A pre-selection will be made from amongst the submitted applications. The remainder of the selection procedure is specific to the position and will be determined by the selection panel;
  • The interviews of the candidates, preselected by a selection panel, will take place in the first week of March;
  • More information about the application form can be obtained from Ben Daems (Tel. +32 (0)3 265 31 51);
  • For questions about the profile and the description of duties, please contact dr. Tine Van Osselaer ;

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Financement BnF

L’appel à chercheurs de la BnF est ouvert à tout type de sujet. Les candidats à l’appel à chercheurs ne doivent donc pas hésiter à proposer à la Bibliothèque des sujets de recherches dans leur discipline.

Afin d’éviter la dispersion des travaux, la Bibliothèque a défini deux larges axes de recherche :

  • l’étude et valorisation des collections de la Bibliothèque ;
  • l’histoire du livre et des bibliothèques.

Les deux axes qui viennent d’être définis se déclinent en un éventail de sujets.

Pour aider les chercheurs dans leur choix, certains départements de la Bibliothèque proposent des sujets pouvant s’inscrire dans des travaux de masters recherche ou plus souvent de thèses. Ces sujets sont présentés dans le dossier de l’appel à chercheurs publié chaque année.

Voir le dossier de l’appel à chercheurs
Anne Pasquignon
Adjointe au directeur des collections chargée des questions scientifiques et techniques
Tél. : 01 53 79 50 02
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