Jobs: 3 PhD positions ERC Consolidator project ‘Sharing Knowledge in Literary and Learned Networks. The Republic of Letters as a Pan-European Knowledge Society, 1400-1800’ (Utrecht; Deadline 20 October 2017)

26 september 2017

Thanks to a Consolidator Grant awarded by the European Research Council to Dr Dirk van Miert for his ‘Sharing Knowledge in Learned and Literary Networks: the Republic of Letters as a pan-European Knowledge Society’ project, the Department of History and Art History of Utrecht University has vacancies for three salaried four-year PhD positions on networks in the Republic of Letters.  

A brief summary of the entire research project is available on the website of Utrecht University:

For the vacancies and more information, see the AcademicTransfer website:

–        PhD position ‘History of concepts: digital discourse analysis of the Republic of Letters, 1400-1800’

–        PhD position ‘Mining for learned identities in the Republic of Letters, 1400-1800’

–        PhD position ‘The structure of the networks of the Republic of Letters, 1400-1800’

The PhDs will start as of 1 January 2018. The deadline for application is 20 October 2017. Enquiries can be made to Dirk van Miert ( An extended research description is available upon request.