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PhD or post-doc - Fellowship in History: “Capuchin missionaries and papal nuncios in the Portuguese Atlantic”

University of Bern

The Historical Institute of the University of Bern invites applications for a four-year position in History. The appointment will be at the level of PhD student or post-doc research fellow, depending on the successful candidate’s qualifications. The position is scheduled to start on November 1, 2018.

The research fellow will be a member of the project Atlantic Italies: Economic and Cultural Entanglements (15th-19th Centuries), funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (2018-2022) and directed by Dr. Roberto Zaugg. This project explores economic entanglements and related cultural phenomena (consumption, material culture, knowledge circulation) that developed between Italian-speaking territories and the Atlantic world. For more information, please refer to http://robertozaugg.ch/SNSF-Professorship.html

In this context, the research fellow is expected to develop an individual project on Capuchin missionaries and papal nuncios as actors of economic entanglements between Africa, Brazil, Portugal and Italy, from the seventeenth to the early nineteenth century.
The prospective research fellow is expected to have good knowledge of Italian, Portuguese and English, as well as (at least basic) Latin reading comprehension and practical experience in working with early modern manuscript sources. Previous knowledge of German language is not a necessary requirement.

Graduate students applying for a PhD position have to hold a MA degree (or equivalent) in History or a related field by July 31, 2018. Doctoral students applying for a post-doc position have to earn their PhD by the same date.

Please, submit the following documents by e-mail as a single PDF-file to roberto.zaugg@clutterhist.unibe.ch by June 15, 2018