PhD position, University of Gothenburg
Place: Gothenburg, Sweden
Institution: Department of Historical Studies, University of Gothenburg
Date: 01.09.2017 – 31.08.2021
Application Deadline: 28.02.2017 (may be extended)
We are seeking a PhD student to work within the project “The archives of Antisemitism in Scandinavia: Knowledge Production and Stereotyping in Long-Term Historical Perspective”. The Project will investigate and explain the medieval roots of modern-day antisemitism in Scandinavia by questioning where knowledge about “the jew” comes from and how different aspects of religious and racial Jew-hatred are used and brought up-to-date. The project leader is Cordelia Hess.
Knowledge in German and Latin are desirable. Knowledge in one modern Scandinavian language is necessary.
The successful applicant is expected to write her/his PhD thesis and to research pertinent issues within the framework of the project, namely, Reformation history, Jewish history and/or medieval studies. To a limited extent, the successful applicant may also have to perform duties relating to teaching, research and administration.
Cordelia Heß, Department of Historical Studies
University of Gothenburg