POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN DUTCH AND INTER-ISLAND CARIBBEAN HISTORY, c. 1650-1850
The Saxo Institute at the University of Copenhagen is pleased to announce a call for applications for a 3-year postdoctoral position in Caribbean history. The position is available from August 1, 2021 and is funded by the research project IN THE SAME SEA financed by the European Research Council from 2020-2025.
IN THE SAME SEA investigates the shared history of the Lesser Antilles from the 1650s to the 1850s. The research team explores how the islands of the Lesser Antilles were shaped by inter-island connections that transformed separate islands into a common world of slavery and freedom.
The successful postdoctoral candidate will focus on trade between the islands of the Lesser Antilles while also contributing to the overall research aims of IN THE SAME SEA (see IN THE SAME SEA ). The history of trade in the Lesser Antilles has predominantly focused on long-distance commerce, its diverse imperial frameworks, and the contraband trade which existed irrespective of these structures. In contrast, the postdoctoral candidate will focus on trade between the islands and on islanders’ consumption of island goods. Relevant themes include, but are not limited to, questions about when, how, why, and by whom fresh goods (sweet water, fresh fruits and vegetables, meat and fish), handicrafts and manufactures (kitchen utensils, hammocks, clothing, and lime wash, to mention but a few), and embodied knowledge (such as ritual expertise, craftmanship, and medical caretaking) were exchanged and how they were put to use.
The successful candidate will be part of an international research group consisting of the Principal Investigator (PI), two postdoctoral fellows and two PhD-students based at the Saxo Institute, University of Copenhagen, under supervision of the PI.
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