[Job] PhD student/ Research Assistant, “The role of the IAEA in standardizing and regulating the use of nuclear energy in the Global South” (Erlangen-Nürnberg; Deadline 30 June 2021))

We are looking for a highly motivated PhD student who will be willing to explore the historical role of the IAEA in standardizing and regulating the use of nuclear energy in the Global South. The successful candidate is also expected to pay attention to the legal framework of radiation protection that the IAEA shaped and introduced in developing countries throughout the post WWII period. We are especially interested in those who could explore IAEA’s role in the development of nuclear law. Regions of interest are Africa and Latin America. Lees meer…

[Job] Fully-granted PhD position : The Accademia del Cimento and Print Culture: A polycentric printing network (Deadline: 28 June 2021)


TACITROOTS invites applications for a fully-granted PhD position in a 3-years Historical Studies programme (https://www.unimi.it/en/ugov/pl/cdsi20200000r18of1) at the Department of Historical Studies of the University of Milan, Italy (Università degli Studi di Milano). The PhD position will be focused on the analysis of the nexus between the Accademia del Cimento and book production by analyzing the editions issued in the orbit of this first European scientific academy. Lees meer…

Research Fellowships: Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine, Philadelphia (Deadline: 15 April 2021)


The Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine invites applications for research fellowships in the history of science, technology and medicine, broadly construed. These fellowships are open to scholars at all stages of their academic careers, and will support research travel to Consortium member institutions when research activities can resume. Scholars residing in Brazil, India and South Africa and working in medical humanities and the history of medicine are eligible for additional support generously provided by the Wellcome Trust. Lees meer…

PhD position in Soviet History (m/f/d; E13 TV-L, 65%), on Environment and Health in the Soviet Union and its Successor States, 1945–2000 (Universität Tübingen; Deadline 17 January 2021)

Tuebingen_1900_pict The Institute for Eastern European History is looking for a highly skilled and motivated Phd student to join our French-German Project “The Ecological Body in a Toxic World. Environment and Health in the Soviet Union and Its Successor States, 1945–2000”: 

Phd position in Soviet History (m/f/d; E13 TV-L, 65% – 36 months)

is to be filled ideally in March 2021 (with flexibility due to the current epidemiological situation). The position is funded for 3 years. Funding for travel, research assistants, computers and other expenses is also available. Lees meer…

Jobs: Postgraduate funding opportunities in History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine at the University of Cambridge, 2021-22 (Deadline: 3 December 2020)

The Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge is the largest of its kind in the UK, and has an unrivalled reputation for teaching and research. Staff have expertise in the history and philosophy of a wide range of sciences and of medicine. Lees meer…

Research Fellowships López Piñero Institute, Valencia. 2020-2021 (Deadline: 20 October 2020)

The fellowships are aimed at scholars working in history of science, medicine and technology and related fields, who want to conduct research on the library and museum collections of the López Piñero Interuniversity Institute. Visiting scholars are also expected to collaborate within the seminar cycles and other activities and participate in academic meetings with members of the institute IILP. Lees meer…

Jobs (Phds and Postdocs): Technosciences, Materiality, & Digital Cultures (University of Vienna; Deadline: 1 April 2020)

The Department of Science and Technology Studies at the University of Vienna is currently recruiting for one post-doc (6 years) and one pre-doc (4 year PhD) position.

These posts will join the research group of Prof Sarah Davies, which focuses on Technosciences, Materiality, and Digital Culture. The university is looking for scholars whose research explores interactions between technoscience and digitisation in public spaces, cultures, and digital environments. Lees meer…

Jobs: Postdoc/PhD Candidate, “Managing Scarcity” (Maastricht University; various deadlines)

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Maastricht University is hiring two PhDs and one postdoc (four-year appointments) for an NWO-funded project on the history of the oil industry, resource scarcity, and alternative energy in the long 1970s. Lees meer…

Job: Postdoctoral researcher, “Moving Animals: A History” (5 yrs; History Department, Maastricht University; Deadline 7 May 2019)

Applicants are invited for a 5 year postdoctoral position within the project “Moving Animals: A History of Science, Media and Policy in the Twentieth Century”. The project is funded by a NWO Vici grant awarded to the principal investigator, Dr. Raf De Bont.

Research project

The project ‘Moving Animals’ will study how the long-distance movement of wild animals has been understood, represented and managed in the course of the twentieth century. While historians of globalization have extensively studied the movement of humans, commodities and ideas, they overall had little attention for animal movement and the ways in which it has been perceived and managed by humans.

‘Moving Animals’ will combine perspectives from the history of science, cultural history and environmental history, in order to analyze (1) the ways in which humans have gained (both scientific and ‘vernacular’) knowledge about animal movement, (2) how this movement has been represented in the media, (3) how animal mobilities have been actively managed and have become the object of governance.

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Vacancy Friday: Jobs in Leiden and Maastricht (PhD, Post-doc, Assistant Professor; Deadlines 31 May, 30 April)

The following vacancies are currently open:

Maastricht University

Leiden University