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Message posted on 29/04/2018

Job Opportunity at the Ludwig Maximilian University Munich

Dear Colleagues,

please see the following job announcement for a position at the Ludwig Maximilian University Munich:

The department of European Ethnology at the Ludwig Maximilian University Munich invites applications for

1 Postdoctoral Position/2 Doctoral Positions

in the subject areas of history of knowledge and visual studies.

Description • The position/s is/are allocated to the research project ‘Social Sketches and the Formation of Ethnographic and Sociological Knowledge (1830-1860)’. The research group is funded by the German Research Foundation (Emmy Noether Programme). It investigates early sociographic journalism (“social sketches”) in relation to the formation of sociological, ethnological, and ethnographic knowledge and aims at establishing a cross-genre and transnational historiography of the systematization of social observation and thought. • The researcher(s) will contribute to the main project focusing on the sub-project ‘Social Sketches and Nineteenth-Century Visual Culture’. This sub-project concentrates on the sketches’ visual-illustrative components and investigates their representational modes on both a visual level and in their interaction with verbal forms, and thereby combines methods of iconographic analysis, visual anthropology and knowledge history. In a second phase, the sub-project should elaborate transcultural case-studies on the sketches’ visual characteristics in the context of a novel significance of visual culture in (urban) society. • The duration of the position(s) is 36 months; payment is according to a 100% postdoctoral or 50% doctoral position on the German TV-L 13 scale.

Requirements • PhD or M.A. in European ethnology, sociocultural anthropology, visual culture studies, or a related field. • Research experience in visual culture studies, or art history with a specialization in nineteenth-century illustrations. • Readiness to work with conceptual and methodological tools from cultural anthropology, history, and sociology. • Proficiency in English and French is expected, and knowledge of Spanish and German is welcomed.

Successful candidates are expected to begin by August, 2018.

Application Please submit your application in English as a single pdf file by 20th of May, including a cover letter, CV and list of publications (if applicable), one writing sample (e.g. a published work, a chapter from the Master’s/PhD thesis) and copies of university degrees to the following email address: Anna.Kuprian@vkde.fak12.uni-muenchen.de

Enquiries and questions may be directed to research assistant Anna Kuprian (Anna.Kuprian@vkde.fak12.uni-muenchen.de).


Anna Kuprian Research Assistant Department of European Ethnology Ludwig Maximilian University Munich Oettingenstr. 67 D-80538 Munich Anna.Kuprian@vkde.fak12.uni-muenchen.de


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