Job: PhD position “Trade and consumption of Atlantic commodities” (Univ. Bern)

Job: PhD position “Trade and consumption of Atlantic commodities
in the southern Alps” (Univ. Bern)

University of  Bern, Switzerland
01.11.2018-31.10.2022

Dead line: 15.06.2018

The Historical Institute of the University of Bern invites applications for a four-year PhD position in History. The position is scheduled to start on November 1, 2018.

The PhD student will be a member of the project “Atlantic Italies: Economic and Cultural Entanglements (15th-19th Centuries)”, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (2018-2022) and directed by Dr. Roberto Zaugg. This project explores economic entanglements and related cultural phenomena (consumption, material culture, knowledge circulation) that developed between Italian-speaking territories and the Atlantic world. By focussing on connections linking European states without colonies to both sub-Saharan Africa and the Americas, the project embraces a decentred and trans-imperial approach to Atlantic history. At the same time, it contributes to current attempts to analyse early modern Italian territories in their global contexts. For more information, please refer to http://robertozaugg.ch/SNSF-Professorship.html  Continue reading “Job: PhD position “Trade and consumption of Atlantic commodities” (Univ. Bern)”