Author Archives: Nathalie Franckaerts

Vacature aan de universiteit Gent, project ‘LORD (Lordship and State Formation in the County of Flanders, 15th – 18th C.)’

Binnen het project ‘LORD (Lordship and State Formation in the County of Flanders, 15th – 18th C.)’ is een vacature beschikbaar voor een doctoraatsstudent. De jobomschijving is hieronder beschikbaar.

Vacature: 1 doctoraatsbursaal (m/v/x) voor het BRAIN-be 2.0-project LORD (Lordship and State Formation in the County of Flanders, 15th – 18th C.)

Binnen het project LORD Lordship and State Formation in the County of Flanders, 15th – 18th C. is er een vacature voor een bezoldigd doctoraatsbursaalschap van vier jaar. LORD ambieert een vernieuwende bijdrage te leveren tot het debat over staatsvorming tijdens de late middeleeuwen en vroegmoderne periode in de Zuidelijke Nederlanden. In het project staat de interactie

tussen heerlijkheden en de centrale overheid centraal. De doctorandi leveren een bijdrage tot dit project door diepte-onderzoek uit te voeren naar de langetermijnevolutie en impact van heerlijke structuren. De partners in dit onderzoek zijn het Algemeen Rijksarchief [Dr. Joke Verfaillie, Rijksarchief te Gent] en de Vakgroep Geschiedenis van de Universiteit Gent [Prof. dr. Frederik Buylaert en Prof. dr. Thijs Lambrecht).

Naast een postdoctoraal onderzoeker die mee zal instaan voor de begeleiding zal dit project ook twee doctoraatsprojecten omvatten:

– PhD 1 reconstrueert op basis van bestaande databases en origineel bronnenonderzoek het aantal heerlijkheden in Vlaanderen vanaf de late 15de eeuw tot c. 1750. Je
koppelt dit aan onderzoek naar de sociale achtergrond en politiek-bestuurlijke activiteiten van de eigenaars van heerlijkheden.

– PhD 2 is verantwoordelijk voor de studie van de financiële structuren van heerlijkheden in Vlaanderen tussen c. 1400 en 1800. Je maakt gebruik van rekeningen en
juridische bronnen om de impact van heerlijke structuren te becijferen in relatie tot de fiscale eisen van de centrale overheid.

Één van de twee doctoraatsbursalen is reeds gerekruteerd, maar deze is nog niet toegewezen aan een van de twee doctoraatsposities, dus geïnteresseerde kandidaten kunnen aangeven welk van de twee projecten zij willen uitvoeren. Kandidaten die geen bijzondere voorkeur hebben voor één van beide thema’s wordt gevraagd om dit uitdrukkelijk te vermelden in de sollicitatiebrief.

Beide doctorandi zullen voltijds actief zijn aan de Vakgroep Geschiedenis van de Universiteit Gent (Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 35, 9000 Gent).

FUNCTIEOMSCHRIJVING

1. Een voltijdse doctoraatsbeurs voor een periode van vier jaar (2 x 2 jaar mits positieve evaluatie) met indiensttreding van 1/9/2020
2. Mogelijkheden tot deelname aan (inter)nationale academische bijeenkomsten
3. Een ruim opleidings- en vormingsaanbod

4. Een internationale doctoraatsopleiding van de NW Posthumus Institute
5. Fietsvergoeding, terugbetaling van abonnement openbaar vervoer voor woon-werkverkeer, ecocheques.

PROFIEL

1. Je bent houder van een diploma van Master in Geschiedenis met uitstekende studieresultaten.

Nota bene: studenten die in de zomer van 2020 hun scriptie afwerken, zijn zeker welkom om te solliciteren.

2. Je hebt een uitgesproken interesse in academisch onderzoek.
3. Je hebt een sterke motivatie tot het behalen van een Doctoraat in de Geschiedenis.
4. Ervaring met origineel bronnenmateriaal uit de late middeleeuwen en/of vroegmoderne periodes trekt tot aanbeveling
5. Je kan zowel zelfstandig als in team werken, bent nauwkeurig en beschikt over een kritische geest. 6. Je beschikt over goede schriftelijke en mondelinge communicatieve vaardigheden zowel in het Nederlands, het Frans als in het Engels.
7. Je hebt een uitstekende kennis van Microsoft Office (Word, Excel en Access).

HOE TE SOLLICITEREN

Solliciteer vóór 20/8/2020 via email naar frederik.buylaert@ugent.be en thys.lambrecht@ugent.be met onderstaande documenten in pdf.

  • –  Motivatiebrief
  • –  Curriculum vitae
  • –  Kopies van universitaire diploma’s en puntenlijsten
  • –  Pdf-versie van je masterproef De kandidaten worden op 21/8/2020 op de hoogte gebracht van de eerste uitslag van de selectieronde. Interviews voor de tweede selectieronde zullen plaatsvinden op 24/8/2020. Meer informatie kan je desgewenst bekomen via Frederik.Buylaert@ugent.be en Thys.Lambrecht@ugent.be.

Vacature aan de Universiteit Antwerpen, project ‘Food from Somewhere. Urban Households, Access to Land and Alternative Food Entitlements in the late medieval city (Case-study: Dijon)’

Binnen het project ‘Food from Somewhere. Urban Households, Access to Land and Alternative Food Entitlements in the late medieval city (Case-study: Dijon)’ is een vacature beschikbaar voor een doctoraatsstudent. De jobomschijving is hieronder beschikbaar.

Vacancy: Doctoral student at the University of Antwerp, Food from Somewhere. Urban Households, Access to Land and Alternative Food Entitlements in the late medieval city. Case-study: Dijon.

The Faculty of Arts is seeking to fill a full-time (100%) vacancy in the Department of History for a Doctoral student in a project funded by the UAntwerp Research Council (BOF) on urban households and their access to food in the later Middle Ages  

The fully-funded PhD-student will be affiliated with the Centre for Urban History. The Centre for Urban History is an international acknowledged research centre focusing on urban societies, structures and processes in historical perspective. The candidate will contribute to the comparative research project Food from Somewhere, Access to Land and Alternative food Entitlements in the late medieval city, funded by the UAntwerp Research Council and jointly supervised by prof. dr. Tim Soens, prof. dr. Peter Stabel and prof. dr. Jeroen Puttevils.

At a moment when the sustainability and resilience of our globalized and anonymous food-supply system are increasingly questioned and ‘alternative’ forms of urban food supply such as Urban Agriculture are flourishing, this project aims at fundamentally re-assessing the ‘foodscapes’ of late medieval cities. Investigating the importance of land as an alternative source of food for urban households, the project aims to explain when and why such alternative food ‘entitlements’ flourished or crumbled, how they interacted with the food market and with the institutional instruments governments put in place, and how they changed or consolidated social inequalities in the city. It aims to do so by systematically comparing urban households and their access to food through land in three medium-sized to large European cities: Dijon, Ghent and Norwich, between 1350 and 1550.

The doctoral student hired for this subproject will develop the case study on late medieval Dijon, with a particular emphasis on urban involvement in wine-growing, but also cereal cultivation and cattle farming. The research will be based on the extensive collections of notarial protocols, fiscal censuses and to a lesser extent household and estate accounts available from Dijon from the 14th century onwards.

Job description

  • You prepare a doctoral thesis in the field of  late medieval history.
  • You contribute to research in the field of the late medieval and early modern social and economic history, merging urban and rural historiographies
  • You publish scientific articles related to the research project of the assignment. These publications can be co-authored with other project members and external researchers.
  • You have a limited teaching responsibility in the History Department related to your own field of expertise and you contribute to research in the History Department and the Faculty of Arts.

Profile and requirements

  • You hold a master degree in history
  • Profound knowledge of (medieval) French is required
  • Acquaintance with medieval (social and economic) history is recommended.
  • You are fluent in academic English (speaking and writing).
  • You have experience in managing large amounts of historical sources and texts.
  • You can submit outstanding academic results.
  • Also students in the final year of their degree can apply.
  • Your academic qualities comply with the requirements stipulated in the university’s policy.
  • The focus in your teaching corresponds to the educational vision of the university.
  • You are quality-oriented, conscientious, creative and cooperative.
  • You have strong communication skills.

We offer

  • a doctoral scholarship for a period of two years, with the possibility of renewal for a further two-year period after positive evaluation;
  • the start date of scholarship will be September 1 2020;
  • a gross monthly grant ranging from € 2.447,20 – € 2.596,27;
  • a dynamic and stimulating work environment at the Centre for Urban History.

Want to apply?

  • You can apply for this vacancy through the University of Antwerp’s online job application platform until July 3rd 2020. Click on the ‘Apply’ button, complete the online application form and be sure to include the following attachments: a motivation letter, your academic CV ; a digital copy of MA-thesis and a copy of degree/ transcript of records;
  • The selection committee will review all of the applications as soon as possible after the application deadline. As soon as a decision has been made, we will inform you about the next steps in the selection procedure. Please make a note of the following dates: in the week of July 6th 2020 (interview).
  • If you have any questions about the online application form, please check the frequently asked questions or send an email to jobs@uantwerpen.be. If you have any questions about the job itself, please contact Prof.dr. Tim Soens (tim.soens@uantwerpen.be) .3.265.43.49.

Because of the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, we need to be flexible in this hiring procedure. If we can assist in any way or should be made aware of certain issues that affect your application, please let us know as soon as possible so we can take these into account.

 The University of Antwerp received the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research Award for its HR policy. We are a sustainable, family-friendly organisation which invests in its employees’ growth. We encourage diversity and attach great importance to an inclusive working environment and equal opportunities, regardless of gender identity, disability, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation or age. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds and with diverse characteristics to apply.

Website: https://www.uantwerpen.be/nl/jobs/vacatures/ap/?q=1086&descr=Doctoral-student,-FOOD-FROM-SOMEWHERE?

Vacature aan de universiteit Antwerpen, project ‘Historical future expectations in the Late Medieval and Early Modern Period (case study Italy)’ – 2020BAPFLWEF129

Binnen het project ‘Historical future expectations in the Late Medieval and Early modern Period (case study Italy)’ is een vacature beschikbaar voor een doctoraatsstudent. De jobomschijving is hieronder beschikbaar.

Vacancy: Doctoral student at the University of Antwerp, Historical future expectations in the Late Medieval and Early Modern Period (case study Italy) – 2020BAPFLWEF129

The Faculty of Arts is seeking to fill a full-time (100%) vacancy in the Department of History for a Doctoral student in an ERC-funded project on historical future expectations in the Late Medieval and Early Modern Period.

The fully-funded PhD-student will be affiliated with the Centre for Urban History. The Centre for Urban History is an international acknowledged research centre focusing on urban societies, structures and processes in historical perspective. The candidate will contribute to the ERC Starting Grant Project “Back to the Future: Future expectations and actions in late medieval and early modern Europe, c.1400-c.1830” funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement no. 851053, https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/225075/factsheet/en) and supervised by prof. dr. Jeroen Puttevils.

To gain more insight in how people in the past thought about the future and how this affected their actions, this project draws on a combination of close and distant reading methods of more than 15,000 letters written in (varieties of) Italian, German, French, Dutch and English by and to European merchants in the period 1400-1830.

The doctoral student will carry out the analysis of long-term developments in the linguistic expression and rhetoric of future statements on the basis of Italian merchant letters from the fourteenth to the sixteenth centuries. Central in this PhD-project will be the role of capitalism and its relation to future-thinking.

Job description

  • You prepare a doctoral thesis in the field of  late medieval history.
  • You contribute to research in the field of the late medieval and early modern future expectations in general and to the research goals of the project.
  • You publish scientific articles related to the research project of the assignment. These publications can be co-authored with other project members and external researchers.
  • You co-manage the project website and the project’s presence on social media.
  • You have a limited teaching responsibility in the History Department related to your own field of expertise and you contribute to research in the History Department and the Faculty of Arts.

Profile and requirements

  • You hold a master degree  in history and/or Italian (historical) literature or linguistics.
  • Profound knowledge of Italian and its historical variants is absolutely required.
  • You are fluent in academic English (speaking and writing).
  • You have experience in managing large amounts of historical sources and texts.
  • You can submit outstanding academic results.
  • Also students in the final year of their degree can apply.
  • Your academic qualities comply with the requirements stipulated in the university’s policy.
  • The focus in your teaching corresponds to the educational vision of the university.
  • You are quality-oriented, conscientious, creative and cooperative.
  • You have strong communication skills.

We offer

  • a doctoral scholarship for a period of two years, with the possibility of renewal for a further two-year period after positive evaluation;
  • the start date of scholarship will be July 1 2020;
  • a gross monthly grant ranging from € 2.447,20 – € 2.596,27;
  • a dynamic and stimulating work environment at the Centre for Urban History.

How to apply?

  • Applications may only be submitted online, until the closing date 26 April 2020.
  • A pre-selection will be made from amongst the submitted applications. The remainder of the selection procedure is specific to the position and will be determined by the selection panel.
  • The interviews of the candidates, preselected by a selection panel, will take place on in the first week of June 2020.
  • More information about the application form can be obtained from vacatures@uantwerpen.be
  • For questions about the profile and the description of duties, please contact Prof.dr. Jeroen Puttevils +32 (0) 3 265 94 02, jeroen.puttevils@uantwerpen.be.

Because of the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, we need to be flexible in this hiring procedure. If we can assist in any way or should be made aware of certain issues that affect your application, please let us know as soon as possible so we can take these into account.

The University of Antwerp is a family friendly organization, with a focus on equal opportunities and diversity. Our HR-policy for researchers was awarded by the European Commission with the quality label HR Excellence in research.

We support the Science4Refugees initiative and encourage asylum-seeking, refugee scientists and researchers to apply for a job at the University of Antwerp.

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Website: https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/jobs/vacancies/ap/2020bapflwef129/