Applications are invited for three full-time fully funded PhD scholarships in European periodical studies tenable for a period of up to four year each in the Department of Literary Studies at Ghent University, Belgium. The successful candidates will participate in the project “Agents of Change: Women Editors and Socio-Cultural Transformation in Europe, 1710-1920″ (http://www.wechanged.ugent.be/), funded by an ERC Starting Grant and directed by Prof. dr. Marianne Van Remoortel. This project aims to map the transnational networks of intellectual and textual exchange through which women editors of periodicals impacted social and cultural life in early-eighteenth- to early-twentieth-century Europe, including the use of digital humanities methods.
You prepare a PhD on at least one of the five key thematic areas of the project (the early periodical, the novel, domestic ideology, consumer culture, women’s rights movements). You participate in the project as a team member and contribute to the project database.
How to apply?
Submit your application via email to Marianne.VanRemoortel@UGent.be by 31 October 2015.
Further information about the project and/or position can also be obtained at this address.
Applications should include
*a cover letter, in which you specify why you are interested in the project and why you consider yourself a suitable candidate
*a current CV
*transcripts of your qualifications to date (degrees and grade lists)
*a writing sample (excerpt from your Master’s thesis, article, etc.)
*a reference letter (e.g. from your thesis supervisor)