The Department of History at the Free University of Berlin (Prof. Sebastian Conrad) invites applications for four positions as doctoral researchers in the project Korea and East Asia in Global History, 1840–2000. These positions will be for three years, starting from February 2011 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The Korea and East Asia in Global History, 1840–2000, project aims to assess the place, role, and impact of Korea and East Asia in the processes of global integration between 1840 and the present. It focuses on processes and problematics that need to be addressed within a regional and/or global framework. The four main areas of research within the larger project are: Empires and colonies; cultural translations; capitalism, labor, and migration; and regionalisms in East Asia. The project is funded by the Academy of Korean Studies.
For further and more detailed information, please see: http://www.geschkult.fu-berlin.de/e/fmi/arbeitsbereiche/ab_conrad/index.html.
Applications are welcome from researchers familiar with East Asian history and proficient in Korean, Japanese, or Chinese. A research focus that includes Korea is preferred. A good command of the English language is also preferred. Applications should include a one-page research project outline, a curriculum vitae, and a cover letter.
The deadline for applications is December 17, 2010. Send applications to: Heike Kubisch at firstname.lastname@example.org.