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CFP – Workshop : Revisiting Revenge. New Perspectives for the Study of Revenge Tragedies (late 16th–early 18th century)

Les groupes GEMS (Group for Early Modern Studies) et THALIA (Interplay of Theatre, Literature & Media in Performance) lancent un appel à contribution pour le workshop « Revisiting Revenge. New Perspectives for the Study of Revenge Tragedies (late 16th–early 18th century) ».

Date et lieu : Université de Gand, 16-17/09/2021

Date limite de l’appel : 01/03/2021 

In the early modern period, revenge tragedies and related Senecan plays dealing with revenge flooded the European theatres, especially in England (The Spanish TragedyTitus AndronicusThe Revenger’s TragedyHamlet), but also in the Dutch Republic (Wraeckgierigers treur-spel, Aran en Titus, De veinzende TorquatusMedea) and Germany (Ermordete MajestätRache zu GibeonCleopatra). Because of the plays’ abundant display of horror, audiences flocked to them in large numbers, rendering the revenge tragedy the most popular dramatic genre of its time. Yet, revenge tragedies have for a long time only reluctantly been allowed to join the established canon of classical works, since they were considered gross, decadent, gratuitous, sensationalist and markedly commerce-oriented plays. Only in the past few decades, literary scholars have attempted to adjust this one-sided image of the genre by suggesting that revenge plays informed (aspects of) the cultural-historical force field that helped shape them.

Bearing this suggestion in mind, we would like to invite scholars working on the subject to submit case studies exploring the ways in which European revenge plays participate in contemporary political, religious, philosophical, legal, economic and gender discourses, in order to make clear the genre’s broader cultural relevance – both in terms of its historical moment and of our analysis of that moment. Possible topics include, but are not limited to :

  • The relationship between revenge plays and the Christian (Catholic/Protestant) discourse on revenge. How do revenge tragedies interrogate the biblical message not to take revenge yourself, but to leave it to the Lord? And more generally, how do these plays interrogate divine providence as such?
  • The political topicality of early modern revenge drama: how did English revenge plays help shape the discourse concerning e.g. the unstable dynastic position of the Tudors? How did Dutch ‘wraaktragedies’ participate in the fierce discussions about the position of the stadtholder in the Dutch Republic? And how do German revenge plays relate to Ferdinand II’s attempt to impose imperial absolutism?
  • The relationship between revenge plays and gender. Early modern revenge plays feature both male and female stage avengers. Are there substantial differences in how female stage revengers avenge themselves compared to their male counterparts? And how do these differences inform our understanding of early modern gender roles?
  • Revenge plays and their relation to the system of legal justice in early modern Europe. With most stage revengers taking recourse to ‘a kind of wild justice’ (Francis Bacon), in what way does revenge drama provide an interrogation of the legal system of its time?
  • The dramatic representation of revenge itself. How is revenge depicted in the early modern revenge play? And how does dramatic revenge relate to other depictions of revenge in related art forms, like the opera seria?

We also invite participants to reflect in their presentations more explicitly on the arbitrariness of the classification of the revenge tragedy as a genre as such. We look forward to receiving your abstracts, and to a productive meeting in September.

Practical :

  • The workshop will take place in Ghent on 16 and 17 September 2021 (precise location TBA).
  • Proposals for a twenty-minute presentation (given in English) are expected by March 1st, 2021 and should be sent to Proposals should include your name, academic affiliation and a brief curriculum vitae.
  • Submissions are expected as Word documents (max. 300 words).
  • Notification of acceptance will be provided by April 1st, 2021.
  • The programme will be finalized by May 1st, 2021.
  • A selection of contributions will be published in a peer-reviewed volume to be submitted to an international publisher.
  • We hope that you will support our efforts by notifying your colleagues and students about the conference. You are most welcome to contact the organisers for further details.
  • All this information can also be found on our website: (which will soon be online).


CFP – Online Graduate Student Lightning Talks : « Expanding The Renaissance »

The Renaissance Society of America’s Graduate Student Advisory Committee is pleased to launch the Online Graduate Student Lightning Talk Series with its inaugural session on « Expanding the Renaissance ». 

As scholars and students of Renaissance Studies, we recognize that we, as the RSA Statement in Support of Social Justice states, “have structured a Western European world view that has excluded or abused people of color.” In acknowledgement of this and other elements of exclusion in Renaissance Studies, the RSA Student Community seeks to expand our understanding of the Renaissance (1300–1700) by hosting lightning talks that address topics, sources, or methodologies that are commonly excluded or overlooked from mainstream narratives. Lightning talks are concise oral presentations of five minutes, which may or may not include visual aids. Presentations could be based on:

  • An argument from your work (BA/MA thesis, dissertation, or article)
  • Initial findings from side projects, or work in progress
  • Archival findings
  • Pedagogical questions
  • Field/experience-based observations, and/or
  • Anything that stimulates discussion.

The talks will be followed by a brief discussion and Q&A. Graduate students of all stages are invited to apply. Please submit your name, proposed title, and a short description (max. 150 words) via the RSA Online Graduate Student Lightning Talk Series Application Form by Friday, October 30. Students will be notified of accepted submissions on Friday, November 13. The first online lightning talks session will take place on Thursday, December 3 at 12:00 p.m. ET.

For more information, please contact the RSA Graduate Student Advisory Committee (

CFP – Maintaining the Presence of the Prince: Management of Royal Geographies (XIVth -XIXth Centuries)

This international symposium is a collaboration between the Centre de recherche du château de Versailles (CRCV), the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid (URJC), and the Universiteit Utrecht (UU).

In order to promote and consolidate their power, the European rulers have built and extended their presence through multiple “Royal Sites” from the end of the Middle Ages onwards. Nevertheless, if building and expanding the presence of the prince have been very important in the development and assertion of its sovereignty, what about preserving it through time?

The answer lies in the second part of the life of these places, when the time of construction is over and the time of use by the prince and his court begins. Maintenance is then a key to ensure the continuity of the demonstration of magnificence and stability of the regime, being these royal sites the embodiment of the power of the prince.

Whereas the design and construction of court architecture and royal sites has a long and extensive historiography, the way these royal sites were maintained has rarely been a subject of study in itself. Yet, the upkeep of royal sites was of great consequence, and knew its own particular and challenging dynamics. Maintenance has only recently attracted scholarly interest, and while the periods from Antiquity to the late Middle Ages and the 19th century until nowadays have been considered, the maintenance in the Early Modern Period is still an understudied field. However, it was in this period that new maintenance organizations evolved into independent and complex administrations, such as the “King’s works” in England, the “Surintendance in France” and the “Junta de Obras y Bosques” in Spain. These organizations form the roots of modern government departments. They were responsible for the vast “Royal Sites” which included all properties belonging to the ruling dynasty. They served as centers of power that helped shape early modern monarchies, especially in the seventeenth century, when different monarchs used them to address challenges to their authority. Such “royal geographies”, not only included residences where the ruler and other members of the dynasty resided, but also other things associated with the running of the court, such as forests, gardens, agricultural lands, factories and urban spaces. The administration was in some cases also responsible for royal monasteries and convents founded or supported by the royal family.

Following on the conference “Building the Presence of the Prince” held in Utrecht in November of 2019, this international symposium aims to reunite experts from different historiographical fields (History, Art History, Architectural History and Political Thought), with the objective of developing a comparative analysis on the way royal spaces were maintained from a transnational and diachronic (14th–19th century) perspective. The chronological framework of this symposium is consciously that of “long duration”, allowing thus the examination of issues dealing with maintenance from the birth of the royal geography and its developments until the 19th century when royal places and spaces have been transformed into national heritage sites, when as a consequence focus shifted to conservation and restorations.

Research themes and questions

We invite proposals for papers of 20 minutes, both case studies and synthesis studies, that reflect upon the following research themes and questions:

Concepts and designs

  • Definition: Has maintenance been theorized in the same way as building was theorized at the same time and if so, how? And what are the different facets of the maintenance? Are there any new aspects of maintenance that emerge or disappear between the 14th and 19th centuries?
  • Representation: To what extent did the condition of a place reflect the symbolic embodiment of the power of the prince? How and when was maintenance prioritized over new construction?
  • Temporality: Did maintenance only happen ad hoc or in recurring cycles? How did management differ between principal sites and those in the periphery? And what happened in periods of disaffection, when the prince no longer resides or uses a royal site (Versailles after 1643 and 1715, etc.)?
  • Technology: Were new designs and technologies developed to facilitate maintenance? Were costs of maintenance considered when designing and building new constructions or sites? Was there any exchange or transfer of knowledge with regard to the practice of maintenance?

Institutions and people

  • Managing the upkeep: How was maintenance managed, and which institution(s) were responsible for the upkeep? Was work organized by direct management of by contract?
  • The life of institutions: Following the intensity of works and means available, maintenance organizations fluctuated greatly in size and complexity over time. Yet, their development was also influenced by other factors. To what extent were they shaped by other royal institutions (such as Chamber of Accounts, the army,..), which experienced many comparable logistical difficulties (organizing large (work)forces, transportation of heavy goods etc.)? And was there an administrative memory, or was the wheel reinvented over and over again?
  • Officers and contractors: Who supervised the upkeep of royal sites? Are they the same who built palaces, gardens or fountains? And what was their background and social status, were they the crown’s officers or private entrepreneurs? Were they part of the sovereign’s court, or were they completely separated from it? Did their social position change with the different phases of the life of the buildings
  • XIXth century: How did the transition from dynastic heritage to national heritage affect the maintenance of these royal sites? How was maintenance influenced by emerging ideas on national heritage?


  • Costs: What is the cost of maintenance? How were budgets determined and managed? What kind of money-saving measures were employed by maintenance organizations? Did they concern improved management of labour, the procurement of materials (including reuse and recycling of materials) or the use of new technologies?
  • The choice to stop maintaining: What were the consequences for maintenance when the cost exceeded the sovereign’s budget? What policies were developed to cope with short- and long- term deficiencies?

To participate

Proposals, in French or in English, of about 3,000 characters (with spaces), must include the title and a summary of the paper, and be accompanied by a short biography (1,200 characters) and the applicant’s contact details. Proposals can be sent to José Eloy Hortal, Merlijn Hurx and Benjamin Ringot before November 23rd, 2020 at this email address : Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by December 18th, 2020. The organisation is pleased to cover the expenses of the accommodation (two nights) and of the meals during the symposium, but the participants will have to take care of their transportation themselves.

CFP – The American Society for Legal History

The Program Committee of the ASLH invites proposals for complete panels and individual papers for the 2020 meeting to be held November 11-14 in Chicago. Panels and papers on any facet or period of legal history from anywhere in the world are welcome.  We encourage thematic proposals that transcend traditional periodization and geography.

Limited financial assistance (covering airfare and ground transportation only) is available for presenters in need, with priority given to graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and scholars from abroad.

Panel proposals should include the following: a c.v. with complete contact information for each person on the panel, including chairs and commentators; 300-word abstracts of individual papers; and a 300-word description of the panel.

The Program Committee also welcomes other forms of structured presentation for a 90-minute slot, including lightning round (1-2 chairs, 8-12 presenters for a few minutes each on projects in a related field at any stage of development), skills/pedagogical workshop (chair, 3-4 presenters), or roundtable format (1-2 chairs, 3-4 presenters). The Committee will also consider author-meets-reader panel proposals concerning books with a publication date of 2019. We encourage panels that put two or three books in conversation, with up to three commentators total. Sufficient information following the general guidelines for panel proposals should be provided for the Committee to assess the merits of the presentation.

Individual paper submissions should consist of an abstract, a draft paper (where possible), and a c.v. Given the number and high quality of panel and other complete sessions submitted, individual papers are much less likely than full sessions to be accepted.  Would-be individual paper submitters are encouraged to connect with other scholars to coordinate the submission of complete session proposals.

The Program Committee additionally seeks proposals for full-day or half-day pre-conference symposia crafted around related themes to augment traditional conference offerings. Please provide a program title, the intended length of program, a program description, a c.v. and contact information for each presenter, and any information technology requirements. The Program Committee is available to consult with organizers of such symposia as they develop their proposal.

As a general matter, we will not be able to accommodate special scheduling requests, so prospective presenters, chairs, and commentators at the main conference should plan to be available on Friday, November 13, and Saturday, November 14.  The ASLH has a strict one-appearance policy. Prospective participants may submit proposals for multiple sessions, with the understanding that the panel chair will be responsible for promptly finding an appropriate substitute member for any session from which a participant has to withdraw.

The Program Committee encourages panels that include participants from groups historically under-represented in the organization, and that include participants who represent a diversity of rank, experience, and institutional affiliation.

The members of the Program Committee are Fahad Bishara, Eliga Gould, Sophia Lee, Tahirih Lee, Alison Lefkovitz, Cynthia Nicoletti, Bhavani Raman, Karl Shoemaker, Simon Stern, and Victor Uribe. The co-chairs of the Program Committee are professors Kristin Collins ( and Ari Bryen (

All program presenters must be current members of the Society by the date of the Annual Meeting. All proposals must be submitted through the ASLH website, which will be available to take submissions shortly.

The deadline for submissions is Friday March 13, 2020.

Informations supplémentaires

CFP – Femmes en guerre : Du front domestique aux champs de bataille.

Appel à communication pour le colloque international « jeune-chercheur » d’histoire de la guerre de Montréal : « Femmes en guerre : du front domestique aux champs de bataille », qui se tiendra les 21-22 octobre 2020 à Montréal.
Le théâtre de la guerre a longtemps été perçu comme le domaine réservé des hommes. Les femmes sont pourtant loin d’en être absentes qu’elles la subissent ou bien qu’elles en soient les actrices. Central dans toutes les sociétés, le fait militaire et l’expérience de la guerre est également un élément important de la construction sociale des genres depuis l’Antiquité. Organisé dans le cadre des activités du Groupe de recherche en histoire de la guerre, ce colloque a donc pour ambition d’interroger les relations qu’entretiennent les femmes et la guerre et la manière dont les « féminités » s’y construisent.
L’histoire militaire des femmes s’est en effet longtemps réduite à celle des grandes figures féminines occidentales et des cheffes de guerre, de Boudicca à Jeanne d’Arc. Lorsqu’elles apparaissaient, les femmes étaient réduites aux violences qui leur avaient été faites, ou à leur expérience à l’arrière du front en tant qu’infirmières, ouvrières, ou messagères. Lorsqu’il était question de genre, cela était surtout la construction des identités masculines dans la guerre qui était interrogée. Il a fallu attendre l’ouverture du recrutement aux femmes dans l’armée au xxe siècle pour que les travaux commencent à s’intéresser à leur participation à l’institution militaire, ou aux combats (Thomas, 1978 ; Bard, 1995). Plus récemment, des études ont mis l’accent sur leur expérience de combattantes, sur la place des femmes dans les structures et les institutions militaires, ainsi que sur les interactions des forces armées avec les sociétés, pour accéder à l’expérience des femmes dans la guerre (Lynn, 2008 ; Virgili 2011 ; Clio, 2006).
À la croisée de l’histoire du fait militaire, de l’histoire des femmes et de l’histoire du genre, ce colloque souhaite aborder les multiples formes de la présence des femmes au sein des armées, de leurs expériences de guerre et de la construction des « féminités » en milieu guerrier. Il souhaite aborder ces thématiques dans la longue durée, de l’Antiquité à nos jours, et en dépassant les frontières de l’Europe pour embrasser ces questions de manières globales et transnationales. Car les relations des femmes à l’armée et la construction sociale des genres en son sein, comme leurs formes, leurs manifestations et leurs sens, diffèrent selon les époques, les lieux et les conflits. Les relations, les rôles et les identités sexuelles sont ainsi déterminés et réinterprétés au prisme des normes martiales, sociales et culturelles dans lesquels ils s’insèrent. Ce colloque propose donc de poursuivre les réflexions initiées par les historiens et historiennes de la guerre et du fait militaire et de participer au renouvellement de leurs questionnements. Quelles relations les femmes entretiennent-elles à l’armée ? Quels y sont leurs rôles ? Comment penser et représenter les « féminités » guerrières ? Quelle place prennent-elles dans l’imaginaire du combattant ? En quoi les représentations militaires, sociales et culturelles influencent-elles l’expérience des femmes dans l’institution militaire et dans les combats ?
Au carrefour de ces réflexions, les propositions de recherche pourront se décliner à partir de quelques grandes lignes directrices :

  • Penser le rapport entre les femmes et les institutions militaires dans différents contextes chronologiques, politiques et culturels ;
  • Explorer l’expression, la construction et l’évolution des « féminités » dans le contexte guerrier ;
  • Examiner l’expérience de guerre des femmes qu’elles soient combattantes ou non.

Le colloque, organisé avec le soutien notamment du département d’histoire de l’UQAM, du Centre Interuniversitaire de Recherche sur la première Modernité (CIREM 16-18) et du Groupe de recherche en histoire des sociabilités (GRHS), se veut interdisciplinaire et ouvert à tous les jeunes chercheuses et chercheurs des cycles supérieurs (maîtrise, doctorat et post-doctorat) en histoire, histoire de l’art, études littéraires et philosophie, ainsi que de tous les autres champs des sciences sociales. Il accueillera toutes propositions en lien avec l’étude des femmes en situation de guerre, de l’Antiquité à nos jours. Les thématiques soulevées ci-dessus ne limitent en rien les propositions de communication.
Les propositions de communication peuvent être envoyées en français ou en anglais (300 mots maximum) avant le 15 janvier 2020, à l’adresse qui suit : Les propositions devront comprendre une brève présentation du corpus étudié (les sources, le cadre de l’enquête et méthodologie) et une courte bibliographie (10 titres max). Elles devront également comprendre votre nom, prénom et affiliation institutionnelle, le niveau d’étude (maîtrise, doctorat, post-doctorat), un curriculum vitae et indiquer les éventuels besoins de soutien financier pour le déplacement et l’hébergement ainsi que le coût estimé du voyage. Le colloque aura lieu le 21-22 octobre 2020.
Note importante. Dans la mesure du possible, les organisateurs chercheront à assurer le transport et le logement des participants au colloque. Cependant, tous ceux ou celles qui peuvent éventuellement assurer leur propre financement grâce au soutien de leur université ou de leur centre de recherche, sont invités à le faire savoir au moment de l’envoi du dépôt de leur proposition. L’existence du financement externe (même non assuré) est, en effet, un important prérequis pour la demande de subvention générale qui sera déposée pour l’organisation du colloque.
Comité scientifique : Violaine Sebillotte Cuchet (Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), Lyse Roy (UQÀM), Carl Bourchard (Université de Montréal), Ersy Contogouris (Université de Montréal), Piroska Nagy (UQÀM), Frédéric Charbonneau (Université McGill), Benjamin Deruelle (UQÀM)
Comité organisateur : Nicolas Handfield, Philipp Portelance, Vicky Laprade, Philippe Sainte-Marie, Chloe Raymond-Poitras, Mathilde Viberti, Alexandre Vaillancourt

CFP – Naturalisation et légitimation des pouvoirs (1300–1800). Entreprise d’histoire comparée

Appel à communication pour le colloque Naturalisation et légitimation des pouvoirs (1300–1800). Entreprise d’histoire comparée, organisé par Eloïse ADDE (LAMOP, Université Paris 1 Sorbonne–CNRS), Jonathan DUMONT (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, AT/Transitions), Michel MARGUE (Université du Luxembourg, LU), Andreas ZAJIC (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, AT)

Date limite de l’appel : 15 septembre 2019

Dates : du colloque : 28-29 novembre 2019 et 2-3 avril 2020

Lieu : Université du Luxembourg, Luxembourg (28-29 novembre) et Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienne (2-3 avril)

Argumentaire et informations dans ce fichier pdf.

CFP – Portraits et représentations des anciens Pays-Bas (XVIe-XVIIe siècles)

Appel à contributions pour la journée d’étude Portraits et représentations des anciens Pays-Bas (XVIe-XVIIe siècles) organisée par le Centre de recherche et d’Études Histoire et Sociétés (CREHS) de l’Université d’Artois.

Lieu: Arras

Dates de l’événement : 8 et 9 novembre 2018

Date limite de l’appel à contribution : 30 juin 2018

Détails de l’appel ici.

À une époque où les dimensions du monde connu s’élargissent, où les théories de la perspective se répandent, où, parallèlement, la science optique se développe et crée de nouveaux instruments de mesure profitant à la cartographie, cette journée propose d’interroger les Portraits et représentations des anciens Pays-Bas (villes et campagnes) qui recouvrent bien des domaines et une multitude de formes.

CFP – Medieval & Early Modern Studies Festival

Appel à contribution pour le Medieval & Early Modern Studies Festival.

Date de l’événement : 15 et 16 juin 2018

Date limite de l’appel à contribution : 23 mars 2018

Lieu : University of Kent, Canterbury

Le MEMS Summer Festival est un événement de deux jours consacré à l’étude du Moyen Âge et de l’époque moderne. Le festival cherche des contributions qui s’intéressent à l’étude des religions, de la politique, de l’histoire, de l’art et des arts dramatiques pour la période 400-1800.

Les propositions de communication (maximum 250 mots) devront parvenir par courrier électronique à Plus d’information sur la page Twitter du festival.

CFP – Addressing the Public Abroad. Strategies of Cultural and Public Diplomacy in the Early Modern Habsburg World (1550-1750)

Appel à communication : Addressing the Public Abroad. Strategies of Cultural and Public Diplomacy in the Early Modern Habsburg World (1550-1750)

Dates de l’événement : 6-7 décembre 2018

Date limite de l’appel : 31 janvier 2018

Lieu : Bruxelles

Vous trouverez l’appel à communication ici.

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.