The DFG-GRK 1608/1 "Self-making. Practices of subjectivation in historical and interdisciplinary perspective" advertises 6 PhD scholarships subject to appropriation by the DFG.
Beginning of financial support: 1st October 2013
Duration of support: 18 months (with the possibility of a 12 or 18-month extension)
Application deadline: 15th August 2013
Please submit an electronic application to:
The graduate programme seeks to examine how people are made subjects, how they make themselves subjects in their engagement with their environment, and in turn affect and change these environments.
The research programme focusses on two observational perspectives: On the one hand, it concentrates on the historical origin, development and change of subject forms, on the other hand, it focusses on social practices in which actors develop their specific subjectivities.
This accentuation expressly advises the examination of the bodies, spaces and materialities involved in the historical and current practices of subjectivation.
At the same time, a praxeological approach allows for shedding light onto abilities as reflection, criticism and self-correction which have traditionally been connected with a strong concept of the subject without ignoring the social and historical formation of different subjectivities. The change of forms and ways of subjectivation shall not be understood as a simple sequence (of events) but rather be rendered visible as a process characterized by social struggles and cultural conflicts.
The subject areas represented in the graduate school are History, German Studies, Art History, Philosophy, Sport Science / Sociology, Social Science, Protestant Theology, Science of Education.
Applicants are expected to have a distinctly above-average degree and a PhD project interdisciplinarily connectable to the research programme described above. The programme´s language is German. Due to international cooperation and networking opportunities, good English language skills are also essential. The supervision of the dissertation projects will be done by the members of the graduate school.
Potential candidates are asked to submit an informal application for admission into the graduate programme. It is also possible to submit an application for admission without applying for a scholarship. Apart from the customary supporting documents (curriculum vitae, grade records etc.), a project exposé of 5 pages, a short abstract of the exposé of three sentences and two letters of recommendation have to be submitted.
The Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg aims at increasing the proportion of women in areas in which women are underrepresented, and therefore urgently encourages qualified women to apply.
People with disabilities are given preference if equally qualified.
Prof. Dr. Thomas Alkemeyer
Sport Science / Sociology
Prof. Dr. Gunilla Budde
German and European History of 19th and 20th Century
Prof. Dr. Dagmar Freist
Early Modern History
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