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Doctoral Fellowship at Heidelberg University focusing on 18th century famines in India
September 20, 2017 - 13:01
The “Heidelberg Center for the Environment (HCE) at Heidelberg University invites applications for a Doctoral Fellowship in South Asian History Early Modern History / Environmental History within the Junior Research Group (JRG) “Environment and Society. Facing Famine in the Early Modern World”. The position will start on May 1st 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter, and is awarded for 3 years (2+1).
The JRG investigates the co-development and entanglement of society and environment focussing on early modern food crises. The JRG is interdisciplinary in scope and combines approaches of environmental history, historical climatology, social ecology and postcolonial studies. The successful applicant will be expected to complete a PhD dissertation on 18th century famines focussing on the Indian subcontinent and contribute to the group’s scientific activities.
Successful applicants will hold a Master’s degree in Indian/South Asian studies, history, cultural anthropology or a related discipline and have received substantial training in archival research and ethnographic methods. Very good spoken and written English is required. Proficiency in Bengali and/or Farsi is advantageous.
Deadline for applications is April 15th 2013, though applications will be accepted until the position is filled. More information.