PhD Fellow in Humanities with particular focus on historical cartography, University Library Tromsø

16.08.2022 | Hans Beelen

A PhD position in Humanities (history), with particular focus on historical cartography is available at the University Library of the Artic University of Norway (Tromsø). The position will be associated with Creating the New North (CNN), an interdisciplinary research group specializing in the political, economic, cultural and demographic history of the Arctic region in the Iron Age, Middle Ages and Early Modern Era, and the successful candidate will have a dual affiliation: the University Library and the adjacent Department of Archeology, History, Religious Studies and Theology.

The University Library at UiT houses a substantial collection of maps and books depicting the geography, cultures and communities of the Artic region printed in the late-fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Working with this source material, the PhD project’s aims are to investigate the historical production and distribution of knowledge on the Artic region and contribute to the further analysis and dissemination of the university collection within the scope of digital humanities.

The objective of the position is to complete research training to the level of a doctoral degree. Admission to the PhD programme is a prerequisite for employment, and the programme period starts on commencement of the position.

The PhD fellow position is for a period of three years and full time studies with the possibility of an extension of the appointment period. If the doctoral dissertation is submitted for appraisal within 3 years or within 3,5 year, the PhD candidate is qualified for a completion grant for either 12 or 6 months. The completion grant should be used to further qualification measures such as courses in teaching in higher education, lecturing and other relevant work at the faculty. More information about the completion grant scheme here.

The PhD candidate will work from the University Library at UiT’s main campus in Tromsø and receive additional supervision, academic training and doctoral credentials from the adjacent Department of Archeology, History, Religious Studies and Theology You must be able to start in the position in within a reasonable time after receiving the offer.

The position is open for candidates with a “master’s degree or equivalent in History or another field within the Humanities”; candidates with a background in Dutch history or literature are well within this group, regarding the importance of Dutch cartography of the Arctic in the early modern period.

For further information and feedback on project ideas, those who consider applying can contact Associate Professor Ian Peter Grohse, and Senior Academic Librarian Per Pippin Aspaas, They will be happy to help. Additionally, Head of Library Services Department Mariann Løkse, can provide information about the university library as a work environment.

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