The University of Luxembourg is a multilingual, international research university.
The University of Luxembourg invites applications for the following vacancy in its Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH):
Doctoral candidate (PhD student) in the field of contemporary history (M/F)
The research project “Remixing Industrial Pasts in the Digital Age: Sounds, Images, Ecologies, Practices and Materialities in Space and Time” will investigate the contemporary history of Luxembourg’s south, the so called Minette region. It will be a sustainable contribution to the program of the European Capital of Culture Esch-sur-Alzette 2022. Six sub-projects will study the history of cultures, populations and territories of the Esch 2022 region from different perspectives and angles. They will trace back flows and circulations of ideas, people and goods between Luxembourg, France, and other European countries. Results will be disseminated to an international scientific public, and, most importantly, aim at engaging a broad public through different public history means and digital storytelling.
The PhD student will work under supervision of assistant professor Christoph Brüll in the sub-project “Underground Histories: Smugglers, Refugees, and Miners”.
The geographical situation of Esch-sur-Alzette as a border region has created, throughout the 19th and 20th century, a space for smugglers and refugees. The project will be a microhistorical study of smuggling ideas, goods, and persons especially during war and crisis. It will focus on economic smuggling, but also on iron miners as actors of smuggling – be it by getting political tracts across the Luxembourgish-French border, by supplying illegal workers hidden in the woods near Esch – and finally on refugees using the border region as a resource for protection. Following recent trends in the microhistory of crossborder smuggling, the analytical perspective of the project will make use of Alf Lüdtke’s concept of Eigen-Sinn. This implies a mix of historical and anthropological methods. This approach guarantees an insertion in current research strands on a European level.
The candidate will be a member of the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH), which is one of the three Interdisciplinary Centres of Luxembourg University. The C²DH is a research centre for the study, analysis and public dissemination of contemporary history of Luxembourg and Europe with a particular focus on digital methods and tools for doing innovative historical research. It serves as a catalyst for innovative and creative scholarship and new forms of public dissemination and societal engagement with history.
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For more information about C²DH, please visit: https://www.C2DH.uni.lu
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The position will be advertised until filled.
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|Title||Doctoral candidate (PhD student) in the field of contemporary history (m/f)|
|Employer||University of Luxembourg|
|Job location||6, rue Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi, L-1359 Luxembourg|
|Published||July 15, 2019|
|Job types||PhD  |
|Fields||Economic History,   Cultural History,   Modern History  |