Doctoral Research Fellowships Within Cultural History, Geological Times, University of Oslo
Two PhD Research Fellowships in cultural history and museology are available at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo. IKOS seeks to recruit two PhD candidates with excellent research qualifications who will both investigate the establishment of new regimes of historicity, in the 18th and the 21st century respectively. The successful candidates will join in with the vibrant and internationally oriented research community in cultural history and museology, where contemporary perspectives within heritage studies are in fruitful dialogues with historical approaches.
The main project, Geological times: Heritage and history of knowledge, aims to address the establishment of and changes in regimes of historicity within different time periods. The applicants will design the projects themselves, within the following frames:
One PhD will work with the archives of the Mining seminar at Kongsberg, and explore how new conceptions of geological time were negotiated in relation to wider knowledge cultures in the 18th century.
The second PhD will look at negotiations of temporality as geology becomes heritage, i.e. how geological, historical and possibly other times are present in museums of geology today.
The persons appointed will be affiliated with the Faculty's organized research training. The academic work is to result in a doctoral thesis that will be defended at the Faculty with a view to obtaining the degree of PhD. The successful candidates are expected to join the existing research milieu or network and contribute to its development. Read more about the doctoral degree.
The appointment is for a duration of three years.
Short-listed candidates will be called in for an interview at the University of Oslo or we will arrange for an interview on Skype.
The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results a.o.
The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.
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If you have further questions, please contact:
Head of Research/Professor Arild Engelsen Ruud, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Brita Brenna, mailto:email@example.com
Senior Executive Officer Evian Nordstrand (questions on electionic application), mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Job type: Contract
Working hours: Full-time
Working days: Day
Application deadline: 4 November 2015
Expected Start Date: 2016
Reference number: 2015/11153
Home page: http://www.hf.uio.no/ikos/