Two PhD Scholarship in History Within The National Graduate School in Historical Studies

A fully-funded PhD fellowship is available at Lund University. The funds for this fellowship are available for four years. Candidates are welcome before March 01, 2019.

The Department of History at Lund University is a large institution with two sections, History and Human Rights Studies. There are about 50 permanent teachers and researchers. The Department of History hosts the National Graduate School in Historical Studies. At the moment (2017) the department has 28 Ph.D. students employed.

Human Rights Studies is a multidisciplinary research environment focusing on the historical writing of human rights in the early modern period, and on rights in political philosophy, religious affairs, military and humanitarian interventions, nationalism and women's movements around the world.

A common denominator in the research at the section of History is a focus on cultural history in a broad sense. Chronologically, the research covers the period from the Middle Ages to the present, with a certain emphasis on the early modern period and the twentieth century. Part of the research is directed towards uses of history and the history of knowledge. The department is leading in the fields of historical culture and history didactics.

The positionsare located within the National Graduate School in Historical Studies. Please see for further information. Admission requirements for doctoral studies in each subject are specified in the relevant general syllabus,available at The selection process will primarily take into account the applicants' ability to benefit from third cyclestudies. This is assessed from the criteria quality, quantity, progression and relevance. The application must include: – records of first- and second-cycle studies (Ladok transcript or other transcript of courses and grades) – a list of other relevant administrative and educational qualifications – scholarly journal articles, reports or papers of relevance for the subject – where applicable, documented skills in a language of relevance for the research studies Limit of tenure, four years according to HF 5 kap 7.

Deadline: March 01, 2019
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