University of Southampton, School of Humanities (History)
Post-Doctoral Fellowship, 20th Century Business History/Middle Eastern History
|Institution Type:||College / University|
Thanks to the generous support of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation the University of Southampton recently launched a three-year project to research the life and career of one of the most renowned yet mysterious figures in the history of the oil industry. Based for the majority of his life in London and Paris, Calouste Gulbenkian (1869-1955) was a businessman, diplomat, art collector and philanthropist who helped to create such modern industry names as Shell and Total.
Working closely with the Principal Investigator, Dr Jonathan Conlin, you will be undertaking archival and other research into this enigmatic individual and his activities. You will have a PhD (or equivalent) in business, economic or diplomatic history as well as experience of independent working in state and business archives. We would particularly value a detailed understanding and knowledge of the late 19th/early 20th-century history of one or more of the areas in which Gulbenkian had personal or professional interests (Ottoman Empire/Middle East, Russia/Caucasus, Mexico, Venezuela).
Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Conlin at email@example.com
|Primary Category:||Middle East History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Business History / Economic History / Studies