Appel pour un second post-doctorat pour le projet ERC In the same sea

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN DUTCH AND INTER-ISLAND CARIBBEAN HISTORY, c. 1650-1850

The Saxo Institute at the University of Copenhagen is pleased to announce a call for applications for a 3-year postdoctoral position in Caribbean history. The position is available from August 1, 2021 and is funded by the research project IN THE SAME SEA financed by the European Research Council from 2020-2025.

IN THE SAME SEA investigates the shared history of the Lesser Antilles from the 1650s to the 1850s. The research team explores how the islands of the Lesser Antilles were shaped by inter-island connections that transformed separate islands into a common world of slavery and freedom.

The successful postdoctoral candidate will focus on trade between the islands of the Lesser Antilles while also contributing to the overall research aims of IN THE SAME SEA (see IN THE SAME SEA ). The history of trade in the Lesser Antilles has predominantly focused on long-distance commerce, its diverse imperial frameworks, and the contraband trade which existed irrespective of these structures. In contrast, the postdoctoral candidate will focus on trade between the islands and on islanders’ consumption of island goods. Relevant themes include, but are not limited to, questions about when, how, why, and by whom fresh goods (sweet water, fresh fruits and vegetables, meat and fish), handicrafts and manufactures (kitchen utensils, hammocks, clothing, and lime wash, to mention but a few), and embodied knowledge (such as ritual expertise, craftmanship, and medical caretaking) were exchanged and how they were put to use.

The successful candidate will be part of an international research group consisting of the Principal Investigator (PI), two postdoctoral fellows and two PhD-students based at the Saxo Institute, University of Copenhagen, under supervision of the PI.




JOB DESCRIPTION

The research team of IN THE SAME SEA closely collaborates in all stages of the research process and the selected candidate is expected to contribute substantially to this research method. Collaborative research elements include:

    * Collecting and sharing of historical evidence concerning the various research topics of IN THE SAME SEA (see IN THE SAME SEA ).
    * Teaming up during research trips to archives, libraries, workshops, and conferences.
    * Participating in bi-monthly research seminars.
    * Contributing to the construction of databases and historical maps.
    * Publishing within the framework of IN THE SAME SEA.



QUALIFICATIONS

To be eligible for the position, the candidate should demonstrate a thorough working knowledge of Dutch Atlantic or Dutch colonial history, including working experiences with Dutch archival holdings. Candidates with interests in database construction and digital maps are also welcomed. In addition, the applicants must have research qualifications at least corresponding to those achieved through a successfully completed PhD. For further information about the position, please contact PI of the research project, Associate professor Gunvor Simonsen.

Further information on qualification requirements as postdoc can be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities 2019 here: Bekendtgørelse om stillingsstruktur (in Danish) or Ministerial Order on Job Structure (in English).


APPLICATIONS ARE DUE ON 15 APRIL 2021, 23:59 CEWT

Pour plus d’informations : https://jobportal.ku.dk/videnskabelige-stillinger/?show=153527

 
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