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Freie Uni­ver­si­tät Ber­lin - Zen­tral­in­sti­tut John-F.-Ken­nedy-Insti­tut - Excel­lenz­clus­ter "Con­te­sta­tion of the Libe­ral Script" (SCRIPTS)

Rese­arch assi­stant (Pra­e­doc) (m/f/d)

65%-part-time job | limi­ted to 3 years |Ent­gelt­gruppe 13 TV-L FU
| Refe­rence code: E Pra­e­doc_SCRIPTS_Gen­der, Bor­ders, Memory (History)

Work­ing field:

The SCRIPTS Clus­ter of Excel­lence offers an attrac­tive aca­de­mic envi­ron­ment and exper­tise in regio­nal stu­dies, world history, and poli­ti­cal eco­nomy, as well as finan­cial sup­port for archi­val and con­fe­rence tra­vel. As an affi­lia­ted mem­ber of the Ber­lin Gra­duate School for Glo­bal and Trans­re­gio­nal Stu­dies (BGTS), the cho­sen can­di­date will have a con­nec­tion to an active com­mu­nity of young rese­ar­chers at the Clus­ter. For a detailed pro­ject descrip­tion of the SCRIPTS rese­arch pro­gram, par­ti­ci­pa­ting rese­ar­chers, and the inter­na­tio­nal net­work of coope­ra­ting insti­tu­ti­ons, see https://www.scripts-berlin.eu/about-us
The SCRIPTS Pro­ject "Gen­der, Bor­ders, Memory" (GBM) exami­nes the role of gen­der and memory in the con­text of bor­ders and bor­der regi­ons in the libe­ral script. It ana­ly­zes to which extent dif­fe­rent impres­si­ons of gen­der and gen­der roles, both past and pre­sent, have influ­en­ced the deve­lop­ment of bor­ders and bor­der con­flicts in libe­ral regimes. The pro­ject will rese­arch and use a case study of the sepa­ra­tist move­ment of Cata­lo­nia, exami­ning images, sym­bols, and argu­ments rela­ting to gen­der and memory in the in the con­text of mobi­li­za­tion and pro­test. The signi­fi­cance of colo­nial memo­ries, for example, the siege of Bar­ce­lona in 1714, the Spa­nish-Ame­ri­can War in 1898, or the Cata­lo­nian suf­frage move­ment in the early 20th Cen­tury will play a cen­tral role in the ana­ly­sis of the search for Cata­lo­nian self-deter­mi­na­tion from a gen­der-spe­ci­fic per­spec­tive.

Job descrip­tion:
The cho­sen can­di­date will work clo­sely in an inter­di­sci­pli­nary con­text with the pro­ject lea­ders Prof. Dr. Jes­sica Gienow-Hecht (Inter­na­tio­nal History) and Prof. Dr. Gülay Çağlar (Pro­fes­sor of Poli­ti­cal Sci­ence focu­sing on Gen­der and Diver­sity). The suc­cess­ful can­di­date in history will ana­lyze the sepa­ra­tist move­ment’s ent­an­gle­ment with his­to­ri­cal memory such as 1741, 1898 and the early regio­nal femi­nist move­ment, and examine how memory and his­to­ri­cal refe­rence points inclu­ding gen­der norms, activism and imagery inform cur­rent con­te­sta­ti­ons of libe­ral bor­ders.

  • Col­la­bo­ra­tion with rese­arch pro­ject with oppor­tu­nity for doc­to­rate
  • Sup­port with crea­tion of a rese­arch design and fur­ther deve­lop­ment of the theo­re­ti­cal and ana­ly­ti­cal frame­works
  • Car­ry­ing out his­to­ri­cal field rese­arch
  • Con­tri­bu­tion to and par­ti­ci­pa­tion in Clus­ter events

  • Con­tri­bu­tion to collec­tive works

  • Sup­port with plan­ning and exe­cu­tion of work­shops

  • Crea­tion of inte­rim reports

Require­ments:

Uni­ver­sity degree in History

Desi­reble:
  • pre­vious expe­ri­ence in archi­val and pri­mary source rese­arch

  • Expe­ri­ence in gen­der rese­arch

  • Expe­ri­ence in regio­nal stu­dies (Europe and Latin Ame­rica)

  • Expe­ri­ence in rese­ar­ching natio­na­lism and sepa­ra­tism

  • Very good spo­ken and writ­ten Eng­lish skills

  • Very good spo­ken and writ­ten Spa­nish skills, expe­ri­ence with Cata­lan pre­fer­red

  • Good team­work skills and struc­tu­red work ethic

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion please con­tact Ms. Prof. Dr. Jes­sica Gienow-Hecht (history@jfki.fu-berlin.de / 030-838 - 52 474).

How to ap­ply:

App­li­ca­ti­ons should be sent by e-mail, tog­e­ther with signi­fi­cant docu­ments, indi­ca­ting the refe­rence code, in PDF for­mat (pre­fer­a­bly as one docu­ment) no later than August 17th, 2020 to Ms. Prof. Dr. Jes­sica Gienow-Hecht: history@jfki.fu-berlin.de.

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Freie Uni­ver­si­tät Ber­lin
Zen­tral­in­sti­tut John-F.-Ken­nedy-Insti­tut
Excel­lenz­clus­ter "Con­te­sta­tion of the Libe­ral Script" (SCRIPTS)
Frau Prof. Dr. Jes­sica Gienow-Hecht
Lans­str. 7-9
14195 Ber­lin (Dah­lem)

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