The Amsterdam School of Historical Studies
(ASH) currently has a vacant Postdoc researcher position as part of the broader field of Cultural Heritage and Identity. Within this field the focus is on material and immaterial heritage, including digital Humanities and on Cultural Heritage and societal changes. ASH is one of the five Research Schools within the Amsterdam Institute for Humanities Research
.What are you going to do?
This postdoc position will focus on the intersection of (im)material culture and histories of colonialism. At ASH, we are looking for a postdoc who will contribute to our research on colonialism and its afterlives from a strong historical perspective. We are particularly interested in projects that focus on the historical and contemporary meanings of material and immaterial legacies of colonialism, the national and global histories of which they are a part, and the related contemporary societal questions around issues of (contested) heritage, cultural identity and belonging. We welcome projects that connect the (im)material legacies of colonialism to modern history, public history, architectural and urban history, or environmental history - thematic research groups that have a strong presence within ASH.
We are looking for a postdoc with a background in (post)colonial history, art history or architectural history, with a specific focus on the material and immaterial legacies of global encounters and histories of empire. They will develop their own research project, contribute to interdisciplinary research on colonialism and its afterlives within ASH and advance collaborations with relevant heritage institutions nationally and/or internationally. We strongly encourage projects that also include collaborations with societal partners and that actively connect academic research to a broader non-academic public.
The postdoc will take an active role within one of ASH's research groups or centres, for example the research group Modern History or the Amsterdam Centre for Urban History
, and help develop a new interdisciplinary group on colonial and postcolonial history.Your tasks and responsibilities:
- conducting research, presenting intermediate research results at relevant workshops and conferences and publishing (the equivalent of) two peer reviewed articles;
- participating in research groups and centres within ASH;
- help setting up collaborative research activities within ASH;
- co-organising collaborations with relevant cultural institutions.