PhD mobility at GRAINES

We are pleased to announce that our network has started to support research mobility for our PhD students. Basel, St Andrews and Sciences Po are now linked through the work of their doctoral researchers and more projects will soon enjoy the variety of our institutions.

  • The Centre d’Histoire de Sciences Po has just welcomed Ousmane Seydi from Basel. Ousmane will be staying until January 2015 under the supervision of Roberto Zaugg. His work examines the circulation of scientific knowledge in Senegal.
  • From September to December 2014, the Basel Graduate School of History welcomed Jordan Girardin from St Andrews. Jordan’s thesis is an entangled analysis of the Alps between 1750 and 1830, focusing on travel and transnational routes. This semester has allowed him to broaden his historiographical knowledge, to take part in the department’s conferences and seminars, and to travel through Switzerland and France to collect primary sources. Jordan is currently finishing up his research in Alpine archives and will present his work in Basel next week during the Themennachmittag “Vorstellungen von Naturräumen”.

Starting PhD Scholarships (Basel, starting 15 April 2015)

The Basel Graduate School of History (BGSH) is offering three 1-year starter scholarships, each worth CHF 25,000 (approx. EUR 20,000, in two tranches with evaluation). Their purpose is to support graduates during the starting phase of their doctorate while the scholars are developing their research project and submitting it to the Swiss National Science Foundation, or other funding institution.

For further Information: https://bgsh.geschichte.unibas.ch/promovieren-an-der-bgsh/ausschreibungen/

“Beyond modernity. Transepochal perspectives on spaces, actors, and structures” (Basel, 28-29 Nov)

An international conference on “Beyond modernity. Transepochal perspectives on spaces, actors, and structures” will take place in Basel on 28-29 November 2014, organised by the Basel Graduate School of History (BGSH) and the Institute for European Global Studies. By looking at the interplay between longue-durée approaches and postcolonial theory, this conference raises the question of whether “transepochal” perspectives can be rediscovered without adopting the normative assumptions that deeply affected the tale of modernity. The conference is organised within the context of the Annual Meeting of the BGSH.

GRAINES members are warmly welcomed to participate.

Programme: https://bgsh.geschichte.unibas.ch/fileadmin/user_upload/Veranstaltungen/2014-beyondmodernity.pdf

Ph.D. scholarships starting April 2015 (Cologne)

The a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities Cologne announces 3-year PhD scholarships starting in April 2015. The deadline for the application is the 17 October 2014. For further information see: http://artes.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/14135.html

Vienna Summer School #Graines2014

GRAINES is currently holding their second Summer School! After Menton in 2013, we are in Vienna this week to discuss The European City in Transformation.

You can get more information on the Vienna 2014 webpage or on Twitter with the #GRAINES2014 hashtag.

8 scholarships for PhD Preparation (a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School Cologne)

Starting October 1st, 2014 the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities Cologne, the Graduate School of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Cologne offers 8 Scholarships for PhD Preparation each of € 950 and for a time period of six months.

The a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School, a winner of the Excellence Initiative of the German Federal and State Governments, addresses graduates who have recently obtained their university degrees. The scholarship offers the opportunity of developing a PhD research project to be pursued at the University of Cologne and with particular focus on interdisciplinary questions.

The Graduate School orientates itself within a specialised concept of the Humanities, going beyond the dichotomy of the arts, cultural and natural sciences. We lay particular importance not only on cognitive and linguistic models of knowledge but also value hermeneutic and historically-contextual models. These concepts encompass the cognitive, cultural and theoretical principles of intellectual work and create the conditions necessary for the emergence and formation of knowledge. They also incorporate the perception and reception of transculturation processes and their factual anthropological-ethical terms.

Closing date is June 6th, 2014. Please send your application to the following address:

a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities Cologne
University of Cologne
Dr. Artemis Klidis-Honecker
Albertus Magnus Platz
D-50923 Köln | Germany

For further information on a.r.t.e.s. and the application procedure see www.artes.uni-koeln.de

Call for Papers “Mapping Flows & Visualising Data in the Era of Digital Humanities” (St Andrews, 29 August 2014)

St Andrews’ Centre for Transnational History is supporting and hosting a PhD-led workshop on Digital Humanities, taking place on Friday 29 August 2014 in St Andrews.

“Mapping Flows & Digital Visualising Data” will continue the discussions initiated this year at St Andrews, but will also introduce the new Digital Humanities agenda of the University for 2014-2015. It will articulate academic presentations of DH projects and technical tutorials of how to acquires the necessary technological skills.

Applications are welcome until 19 May 2014 for Humanities projects that could or already do benefit from digital technology. We are also looking for people specialised in computer science, programming, mapping who would be willing to present some aspects of Digital Humanities through short workshops.

Click here to access the Call for Papers