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With more than 21,000 students, the University of Regensburg is an innovative and interdisciplinary campus university with diverse research activities and a wide range of courses for young people from Germany and abroad. In the Historical Institute, Chair for Early Modern History, there is a vacancy as
Research Associate
part-time (65 %, 26,07 hours per week) for a limited period of 3 years. Remuneration is based on TV-L pay group 13.
Your task
• to contribute to the research project "Entangled Objects? The Material Culture of Diplomacy in Transcultural Negotiation Processes in the 18th Century " funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)
• to work in subproject 1:"The Material Culture in Habsburg-Ottoman Diplomacy (1716-1776)".
• From a transcultural perspective, you will study the variable forms, functions and political-legal semantics of material artefacts that were used in Habsburg-Ottoman diplomacy, including their effects on success and failure in diplomatic negotiation processes.
• to prepare a monographic study on the topic of your subproject and to present research results in the context of scientific conferences and workshops in Germany and abroad.
Our requirements
• above-average university degree in History, Ottoman Studies, Turkology, Oriental Studies or related sciences
• interest in theory-based and interdisciplinary scientific work, especially in the approach of material culture as well as diplomatic history and cultural transfer
• reading skills in German and classical Ottoman, and possibly also first research experiences in Turkish archives or libraries are particularly desirable
• ability to work independently as well as team-oriented, readiness to research stays in European countries as well as in Turkey
We offer you
• to participate in a challenging and promising research project that will be intensively supervised and guided by the project leaders
• an introduction to scientific methods and theories of material cultural research and the history of early modern diplomacy
• the opportunity for a doctorate
The University of Regensburg is particularly committed to reconcile families and careers (for more information, see http://www.uni-regensburg.de/chancengleichheit). If the qualifications are essentially the same, severely handicapped applicants will be preferred. Please point out that there is a severe disability already in the application. Please note that we cannot cover the costs of a possible job interview.
If you have any questions regarding the project, please contact Prof. Dr. Harriet Rudolph harriet.rudolph@ur.de. We look forward to your application with a scientific CV, certificates, if applicable a publication list and information on relevant knowledge and abilities, please send them by 15.11.2018 in electronic form to the following address: Sekretariat.Fruehneuzeit@ur.de


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