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.
The Leuven Research Unit Early Modern History epitomises a driven and empirical approach to research. Its members foster an interest in an extended range of topics, but particular attention is given to the study of the Low Countries (and its surrounding regions) within their global context, from roughly the late fifteenth until the eighteenth century. Their research confronts the material on both the political and cultural level as well as examining socio-economic and religious implications, and is not limited to a sole method or theoretical approach. On the contrary, the researchers purposely strive toward a multi-disciplinary approach of the Early Modern city and state, based on thorough research of available sources. This breadth of interest and diversity permits staff to teach a plethora of methodological, theoretical and historical courses within the History program of KU Leuven. Moreover, members of our research unit are involved in various international research networks.
- 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.
For more information please contact Prof. dr. Violet Soen, tel.: +32 16 32 49 88, mail: email@example.com or Dr. Alexander Soetaert (for questions concerning doctoral research), tel.: +32 16 37 91 27, mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please add to your cv and cover letter, the following information:
- a diploma supplement listing the seperate results of your courses during both BA and MA.
- a pdf-version of your MA-thesis (or a sample chapter of the MA-thesis and your BA-thesis)
- two names of referees who have supervised your earlier papers.
A preselection will take place on the basis of the written applications. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview in the first week of July in the Erasmushuis, Faculty of Arts, Leuven.
The modalities of this interview will be decided by the selection committee.
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