Doctoral Researchers Wanted for Free University of Berlin History Project

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.

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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