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Research Fellowship, Innovative Training Network

University of Hamburg - Innovative Training Network

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Hamburg - Germany
Funding for: International Students
Funding amount: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 17th September 2021
Closes: 22nd October 2021

Innovative Training Network, University of Hamburg

4 x Doctoral Fellowships & 1 Post-Doc Position

Vaccines and vaccination raise complex questions around polices, practices, and people. Protecting and promoting health through vaccination always also involves areas of tensions, contention and intense negotiation: interests of the elderly vs. young; individual life/health vs. notions of a “healthy” society; societal engagement with well-being vs. death and dying; vaccine production and use for individuals vs. public health; body vs. biopolitics; tension between knowledge production in the laboratory vs. implementation; tension between scientificity (Wissenschaftlichkeit) and the personal assessment of scientists.

This Innovative Training Network aims to explore past, present and emerging “Regimes of Remembering”, “Regimes of Knowing”, “Regimes of Doing” and “Regimes of Living” by focusing on historical, scientific, cultural, and political negotiating processes. “How should one live” is taken as a starting point for an investigation into global and societal negotiations of different actors and agencies. It takes a multi-disciplinary approach to the subject of vaccines to ensure meaningful dialogue between humanities, social, medical and natural sciencs. The integrated research fields offer important perspectives on the subject of vaccines and reflect key methodological approaches in the medical humanities.

The four integrated research fields will be tackled from different disciplinary backgrounds:

Project 1: Vaccine History Prophylaxis for the People: Historicising Vaccine Research and Development in the German Democratic Republic”

Project 2: Vaccine Science Navigating the unknown. Vaccine development, admission and administration”

Project 3: Vaccine Anthropology “The Comeback of Anthrax: science, state interventions, and local understandings of global warming and pandemics in the Far North”

Project 4: Vaccine Communication: “Images and Metaphors of Infection and Vaccination”

Number of fellowships available:

4 doctoral positions for 3 years each, with the option of an extension for another year.

1 Post-doc position for 2 years, with the option of an extension.

Location of Employment: University of Hamburg (Germany)

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