The University of Luxembourg aspires to be one of Europe’s most highly regarded universities with a distinctly international and interdisciplinary character. It fosters the cross-fertilisation of research and teaching, is relevant to its country, is known worldwide for its research and teaching in targeted areas, and is establishing itself as an innovative model for contemporary European Higher Education. The University`s core asset is its well-connected world-class academic staff which will attract the most motivated, talented and creative students and young researchers who will learn to enjoy taking up challenges and develop into visionary thinkers able to shape society.
The Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH) is a research centre for the study, analysis and public dissemination of contemporary history of Luxembourg and Europe with a particular focus on digital methods and tools for doing innovative historical research. It serves as a catalyst for innovative and creative scholarship and new forms of public dissemination and societal engagement with history.
The PhD student will be a member of the C²DH, the world’s largest research centre for digital history. The student will work under the supervision of Prof. Dr Machteld Venken as part of the research project “Transnational popular culture – Europe in the long 1960s” supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) in Germany and the National Research Fund (FNR) in Luxembourg. The aim of the project is to analyse European cultural transfers from a transnational and transregional perspective in the “long” 1960s. The PhD candidate will develop a case study on the national, transregional and transnational history of the Luxembourg City Fun Fair (Schueberfouer or Schobermesse).
Research and write a thesis on the history of the Luxembourg City Fun Fair / Schueberfouer
Conduct thesis research using digital sources, tools and/or methods, oral history and participant observation
Conduct a research visit to Chicago (USA)
A creative and innovative working environment within the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH) with great opportunities for training in new digital research tools and methodologies
An attractive salary
A multilingual, international and interdisciplinary working environment
Applications should be submitted online and include:
We ensure a full consideration for applications received by 1st of September 2021. Please apply formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered.
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|Title||Doctoral candidate (PhD student) in the field of Contemporary European History|
|Employer||University of Luxembourg|
|Job location||6, rue Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi, L-1359 Luxembourg|
|Published||September 13, 2021|
|Job types||Postdoc  |
|Fields||Sociology,   Social Anthropology,   Cultural Anthropology,   Modern History  |