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Amsterdam School of Historical Studies

Newsletter mid-May 2018

 

News ASH community

Vacancy: Postdoctoral researcher 'Europeanizing Colonial Heritage'

ASH currently has a vacant Postdoctoral position as part of the European Commission Horizon 2020 project European Colonial Heritage Modalities in Entangled Cities (ECHOES). The overall project’s Principal Investigator is Professor John Oldfield (University of Hull, UK). Professor Elizabeth Buettner at the University of Amsterdam (ASH) is co-leader of two component subprojects, one of which is Europeanizing Colonial Heritage.

The deadline for applications is 24 May 2018. Read more

Vacancy: Postdoctoral researcher 'City Museums and Multiple Colonial Pasts'

ASH currently has a vacant Postdoctoral position as part of the European Commission Horizon 2020 project European Colonial Heritage Modalities in Entangled Cities (ECHOES). The overall project’s Principal Investigator is Professor John Oldfield (University of Hull, UK). Professor Elizabeth Buettner at the University of Amsterdam (ASH) is co-leader of two component subprojects, one of which is City Museums and Multiple Colonial Pasts

The deadline for applications is 24 May 2018. Read more

Vacancy: Postdoctoral researcher 'Gender and Urban Space in Edo (c. 1600-1850)'

currently has a vacant postdoctoral position as part of the NWO-funded VIDI Project The Freedom of the Streets. Gender and Urban Space in Europe and Asia (1600-1850), led by Dr Danielle van den Heuvel.

The deadline for applications is 21 May 2018. Click here for more information.

ASH Call for Workshop Proposals 2018

ASH invites proposals from ASH PhD candidates (at any stage of their PhD) to organise an activity (taking the form of a workshop, masterclass, etc.) that will benefit their research and help expand their network. Ideally, this activity will be organised by more than one ASH PhD candidate, but individually organised initiatives will also be supported.

The application deadline is 1 September 2018. Click here for more information.

Upcoming events

 Discussion  The Transhistorical Museum

23 May 17:00-28:30, Spui 25
On the occasion of the launch of the anthology The Transhistorical Museum. Mapping the Field, Mieke Bal (UvA), Ann Demeester (Frans Hals Museum), Hanneke Grootenboer (University of Oxford) and Christa-Maria Lerm Hayes (UvA) will engage in a panel discussion on the 'transhistorical'. They will be talking about this concept by critically approaching it from an art-historical, theoretical and museological perspective and reflect on the possibilities and affordances of transhistorical methods and exhibitions. Read more

 Conference  Social Time in the Ancient World: Rhythms and Rituals

24-26 May University Library
An interdisciplinary conference on temporal rhythms and rituals in the ancient world with speakers from ancient history, classics, archaeology, Jewish studies Egyptology and Assyriology, organized by the DFG-network CHRONOS. Read more

 Lecture  Climate Crisis and the 21st-Century British Novel

24 May 17:00-18:00 P.C. Hoofthuis, Room 1.04 
The English Department Lecture Series invites Dr Astrid Bracke for a talk in which she explores the prevalence of environmental collapse within contemporary culture and fiction. Read more

 Book Launch  Laboratory of Socialist Development

29 May 17:00-28:30, Spui 25
UvA reseacher Artemy Kalinovsky’s new book Laboratory of Socialist Development: Cold War Politics and Decolonization in Soviet Tajikistan investigates the Soviet effort to make promises of decolonization a reality by looking at the politics and practices of economic development in central Asia between World War II and the collapse of the Soviet Union. Read more

Writing Summer School: Mobilities in History

4 June-15 June, University of Amsterdam
The Freedom of the Streets project, supported by the Amsterdam School of Historical Studies, invites early career researchers working on mobilities, be it implicitly or explicitly, to participate in a writing summer school at the University of Amsterdam. Read more

PhD defenses

Rinze Nieuwenhuis

23 May 11:00 Agnietenkapel
Rinze Nieuwenhuis, ASH PhD candidate, will defend the dissertation entitled 'Leven in verwachting van de komst van Christus. Een onderzoek naar de uitleg en het gebruik van Paulus’ teksten over de (weder)komst van Christus in 1 Tessalonicenzen in preken.' supervised by Prof. Jan Willem van Henten and Prof. Gerrit Immink (Protestantse Theologische Universiteit). Read more

Bert Westera

24 May 12:00 Aula
Bert Westera, ASH PhD candidate, will defend the dissertation entitled 'Met list en vlijt. Koningen & kooplieden en de kanonnenhandel tijdens de Republiek.' supervised by Prof. Henk van Nierop and Dr Clé Lesger. Read more

Grant news and upcoming deadlines

CfP Creative industry - Knowledge Innovation Mapping (KIEM)

The Creative Industry - KIEM programme aims to encourage and facilitate fundamental and industrial research. Researchers can apply for funding via KIEM on behalf of consortia of companies and researchers.

KIEM only finances projects involving a collaboration between at least one researcher and at least one private party. The private partner must fund part of the project (matching). The matching funds can be provided by more than one private partner. 

A KIEM application can have up to two co-applicants. Co-applicants must also be researchers employed at a NWO-accredited research institution holding a PhD.

The assessment dates for 2018 are 21 June, 6 September and 8 November. Read more

Cutting Edge Research Fund | Deadline extended

The deadline for submitting applications for the UvA FGw Cutting Edge Research Fund has been extended.

The application deadline is 30 June 2018. Click here for more information.

Call for Proposals | Research Innovation and Sustainability Fund

The Research Innovation and Sustainability (RIS) Fund enables employees to apply for temporary teaching release in order to have more time to write grant applications, or to finish one or more (substantial, strategic) publications so as to strengthen the track record significantly and qualify for a successful grant application in the near future.

In 2018 approximately ten applicants can be awarded a RIS fellowship. The next deadline for submitting applications is 1 September 2018.
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Call for applications | PhD Finishing Fellowships

The Faculty of Humanities invites applications for 0.5 FTE PhD Finishing Fellowships, tenable from January 1, 2019. Each fellowship will be for a period of up to 12 months. The award holder is required to deliver a completed dissertation (defined as "dissertation submitted to the examination committee") by the end of the fellowship period.

The application deadline is 1 October 2018.
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More news and deadlines at the ASH website Research funding opportunies
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