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4 PhD Positions: "Empires: Dynamic Change, Temporality and Post-​Imperial Orders"

University of Freiburg, Germany

The Research Training Group (RTG) 2571 “Empires: Dynamic Change, Temporality and Post-Imperial Orders”, funded by the German Research Council (DFG) invites applications for 4 three-year PhD Positions (f/m/d).

The RTG, comprising the historical disciplines of Ancient, Medieval, Early Modern, Modern and Contemporary, Eastern European and Eastern Asian History and the disciplines of Sociology, Political Science, Romance Studies, English Literary Studies, African Studies as well as (via the EUCOR network) Islamic Studies, investigates imperial transformations leading up to the emergence of post-imperial orders with a focus on the effects, adaptations and medial reflections of imperial temporal orders.

Dissertations are expected to focus on three main lines of research: the transformation and temporalities of imperial a) spaces, b) economies, and c) institutions and normative structures.

Deadline of Applications: 30 June 2022.