The Institute of Humanities and Creative Arts at the University of Worcester invites applications for a fully-funded, full-time Ph.D. studentship on colonial continuities and discontinuites in German history up to 1945.
This will be an interdisciplinary study with a historical focus and will contribute to the University of Worcester’s Transnational Studies Research Group, which provides a forum for new and innovative research into transnational contexts and intercultural encounters. As such, we are interested in a wide range of topics and approaches, with local, national, or international focus. Examples might include the following:
the development of institutions like colonialist or academic organizations.
competing representations in various media of Germans’ relationship with the wider world.
publicity or propaganda campaigns and the shifting political significance of empire in national or local politics.
The student should explore the relevance of a colonial framework for interpreting Germany’s history across one or more of the major political breaks of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Applicants should have a good first degree in History or German, although applicants from other subject disciplines will be considered, and applicants should normally have, or be about to obtain, a Masters qualification in History or a closely related subject. Excellent oral and written English are a must, as is a reading knowledge of German. The applicant must also be committed and enthusiastic about completing a higher research degree.
For an informal discussion about the studentship please feel free to contact Dr Jeff Bowersox by email: email@example.com
For questions regarding the application process contact Mrs Helen Tabinor, Graduate Research School Manager (tel: 01905 855012, email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Closing date for applications is 31 March 2014. Candidates will be invited for interview on 1 May 2014.
Dr. Jeff Bowersox
Senior Lecturer in International History
Institute of Humanities and Creative Arts
University of Worcester
Worcester WR2 6AJ, UK
phone: (0)1905 85 5303
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