Doctoral candidates (PhD students) in the field of Early Modern, Modern, or Contemporary European... (# of pos: 2)
University of Luxembourg
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
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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.

It 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 students will be members of C²DH, the world’s largest research centre for digital history. The students will work under the supervision of Prof.

Dr Sean Takats as part of his Digital History Advanced Research Projects Accelerator (DHARPA) team of technicians and researchers in the humanities and social sciences.

DHARPA experiments with how technology can reshape the methodological underpinnings of history as a scientific discipline, and the team is currently developing a new digital platform for historical research along the lines of Prof.

Takats’s other projects, including Tropy and Zotero.

Your Role

  • Research and write a history thesis in the domain of early modern, modern, or contemporary
  • Conduct thesis research using digital sources, tools, and / or methods
  • Draft and submit one new or entirely revised chapter to the Programming Historianbased on their own research and technical interests.
  • Share sample workflows of their historical data processing via informal channels workshop, conference paper, blog post)
  • Participate in the development of the digital platform described above
  • For further information, please contact :

    Your Profile

  • Master’s degree or diploma (Master equivalent) in history
  • Experience in quantitative research methods and / or programming
  • Familiarity with research software Zotero, Tropy)
  • Excellent command of the following languages : English or French
  • We Offer

  • 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
  • In Short

  • Contract Type : 36 months fixed-term contract (up to 48 months if required)
  • Work Hours : Full Time Hours per Week
  • Employee and student status
  • Location : Belval
  • Job Reference : UOL03180
  • Further Information

    Candidates should submit the following documents :

  • Motivation letter
  • Brief writing sample (maximum 25 pages) demonstrating ability to marshal evidence, apply appropriate analytical methods, and present results.
  • A prospectus (maximum 6 pages) of the planned focus area of the doctoral thesis project demonstrating familiarity with current research as well as an ability to formulate research questions.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • List of publications (if available)
  • Copies of diplomas
  • Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply ONLINE formally through the HR system.

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