|Location:||Munich - Germany|
|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students, International Students|
|Funding amount:||Not Specified|
|Placed On:||1st May 2019|
|Closes:||21st June 2019|
The Institute for Contemporary History Munich – Berlin (IfZ) invites applications for two Doctoral Researcher’s positions, with place of employment in Munich, for the following, Leibniz Competition-funded project:
“‘Man hört, man spricht’: Informal Communication and Information ‘From Below’ in Nazi Europe” (INFOCOM)
INFOCOM is a five-year collaborative research project dedicated to investigating the intersection between official, “from above,” and state-driven communication and “from below” practices of information production, gathering, and interpretation in Nazi Germany and Nazi-occupied Europe. Inspired by cultural histories of National Socialism, media studies, and historical anthropologies of violence and war, the project highlights “from below” practices of communication — especially rumor — to explore innovative questions and establish a modern, transnational history of communication under National Socialism. How did individuals in Nazi Germany and its occupied territories construct knowledge in discursive fields dominated by censorship, state propaganda, and authoritarian rhetoric? What might the brokerage, form, and interpretation of informal information reveal about practices of inclusion and exclusion, gender relations, ethnic categorizations, or the distribution of power in a given society? How might we conceive of the interactions between societies and subjectivities in conditions of mass violence and exception, or between construals of reality and individual/collective agency?
Exploring these questions from a multidisciplinary, transnational, and comparative perspective, INFOCOM includes two doctoral projects, for which the Institute is opening the following positions:
1) One Doctoral Researcher (f/m/d) 65% E13 TV-L
We are seeking one Doctoral Researcher to complete a Ph.D. project on informal communication and the Holocaust in occupied Poland.
The main duties include:
2) One Doctoral Researcher (f/m/d) 65% E13 TV-L
We are seeking one Doctoral Researcher to complete a Ph.D. project on the role of informal communication in occupied France, 1940-1944.
The main duties include:
As an employer, we offer:
The positions will begin on October 1, 2019. Contracts are limited to three years, with the possibility of an additional six-month completion period of employment. Salaries will be paid according to the TV-L scale (for more information, see: http://oeffentlicher-dienst.info).
The Institute for Contemporary History strives for a gender balance in all of its employment groups. We therefore particularly encourage applications by women. Our aim is to further improve the compatibility between working and family life. In case of equal qualifications, applications by individuals with severe disabilities will be given preferential treatment.
Please submit the following application materials:
Please send your application in one PDF file by e-mail to the Director of the Institute for Contemporary History, Prof. Dr. Andreas Wirsching (email@example.com). Informal inquiries about the project may be addressed to the Project Leader, Dr. Caroline Mezger (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications may be submitted in English or German.
Application deadline: June 21, 2019
Prospective interview date: Fourth week of July
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