DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP EARLY MODERN HISTORY (FWO-RESEARCH PROJECT)
For the Research Group Early Modern History (15th-18th Centuries), Leuven we are looking for an enthousiastic doctoral student, who is willing to write and defend a doctoral dissertation regarding burial disputes during the Dutch Revolt within the framework of four years. The dissertation, and the (co-)publication of preliminary results in (international) journals and a source repository, should shed light on the symbolic violence during these funerals and the pacification strategies by city and state. The case studies are Antwerp, Utrecht (NL) and Valenciennes (FR). The project will be supervised by promotor Violet Soen, the candidate should also report to the project's funding institution Research Foundation Flanders.
- Master in history, with excellent study results (students in their last year can also apply)
- You have experience in working with early modern historical sources, and you dispose of good paleographic skills
- A good command of English, French and Dutch - you are not scared to read archival sources in (church) Latin, Middle French or Middle Dutch.
- You are prepared to stay a longer period abroad in order to carry out research in Utrecht (NL) and Valenciennes (FR)
- You love communicating about your research, whether by (co-authored) articles, papers at international conferences, social media and education
- You are creative and a team player (giving the colloboration behind the project's database and its members)
- A doctoral fellowship for a period of four years (one year, prolonged with one year and two years respectively after positive evaluations).
- A dynamic research environment with regular research meetings and conferences.
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