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As part of Dr Helmer Helmers' NWO-funded VIDI project 'Inventing Public Diplomacy in Early Modern Europe' the Humanities Cluster is currently recruiting a PhD student.
The PhD student will work on the research project Ambassadors in Print: Public Diplomacy in Franco-Dutch Relations, 1609-1713, in close cooperation with the other project members. The PhD project is part of three closely related projects which analyse the rise and development of public diplomacy in early modern Europe within the programme financed by Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). Dr Helmer Helmers and prof Geert Janssen (University of Amsterdam) will supervise the project.
The researcher will study diplomatic archives in France and The Netherlands to establish how, when and why early modern diplomats engaged with foreign publics and how they used print to do so. A detailed research outline, including potential source material, may be obtained from Dr Helmers.
The tasks of the PhD student will include:
Part of the research will be conducted in archives outside The Netherlands.
We are looking for candidates with a great passion for early modern media history and political culture. The successful applicant must have:
The appointment at the KNAW for the Humanities Cluster concerns an employment contract of 1,0 FTEs for a period of one year with a view to an extension of up to 4 years.
Terms of employment
The gross monthly salary is € 2.325,-- per month in the first year, rising to € 2.972,-- in the fourth year, based on a fulltime appointment. The salary is supplemented with an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus. The Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities is applicable.
The Royal Academy of Science offers an attractive pension scheme, 6 weeks of holiday per year, the possibility to buy or sell holiday leave, as well as career development opportunities. Flexible hours and working from home are negotiable.
The Humanities Cluster of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) is a collaboration between three research institutes: the Huygens Institute for Dutch History, the International Institute for Social History (IISH) and the Meertens Institute for Dutch Language and Culture. The institutes are committed to groundbreaking research in the humanities, in which innovative (digital) methods play an important role.
Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)
Oudezijds Achterburgwal 185, 1012 CJ, Amsterdam
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