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PhD Position Media Collections As Conflict Heritage in Central-eastern Europe 1930-1960

University of Amsterdam, Netherlands has an opening PhD position in humanities. The initial contract for this position is four years. Applicants should apply before February 28, 2019.

Research at the Faculty of Humanities is carried out by six research schools under the aegis of the Amsterdam Institute for Humanities Research.The Amsterdam School of Heritage, Memory and Material Culture (AHM), one of these schools, currently has a vacant PhD position as part of the NWO VIDI Project 'Mapping Transnational Conflict Heritage, Radio Collections in Europe, 1930-1960', led by Dr. Carolyn Birdsall. The University of Amsterdam is uniquely equipped to provide an appropriate interdisciplinary research environment, as it is the only Dutch university that combines research and teaching programmes in Media and Archival Studies, and Heritage and Memory Studies.

In Mapping Transnational Conflict Heritage, the central aim is to trace the ways in which radio sound collections were archived, circulated and used during and after World War II. This VIDI project takes the impact of conflict on media as its central theme, and proposes to develop a framework for studying how media collections became a form of transnational conflict heritage, namely by examining processes of transformation, relocation and valorisation.

You will investigate case studies in Central-Eastern Europe, and will work closely with two subprojects: the first examines comparable cases in Western Europe (conducted by the PrincipaI Investigator), and the second explores how (meta)data about radio collections across Europe can be best integrated and analysed with the aid of digital methods (conducted by the Postdoctoral researcher).

The appointment will be for38 hours per week for a maximum period of four years at the Department of Media Studies of the Faculty of Humanities. The research will be carried out under the aegis of AHM. The appointment is initially for a period of 16 months; contingent on satisfactory performance it will be extended by a maximum of 32 months. The intended starting date of the contract is 1 August 2019. The gross monthly salary (on a full-time basis) will range from 2,266 during the first year to 2,897 during the fourth year, in accordance with the CollectiveLabour Agreement ofDutch Universities, supplemented with an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.

The UvA is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We value a spirit of enquiry and endurance, provide the space to keep asking questions and cherish a diverse atmosphere of curiosity and creativity.

You may submit your application no later than 1 March 2019 to the link below.

Please collectyour application into one single pdf file (not zipped) and choose the obliged field 'CV'.

Interviews will take place in the period 25 to 30 March 2019. For candidates living abroad interviews may be held via Skype.#LI-DNP


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