Belgium:Doctoral Grant by the University Research Fund (BOF) in the area of History at University of Antwerp

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Job description

·      You prepare a doctoral thesis in the field of History,  for the BOF research project “Collectors of the ‘wreckage of history’. Reconstructing the ‘antiquarian milieu’ in Belgium (ca. 1760 – ca. 1860)”. This project wants to offer a reconstruction and fuller understanding of the diversity of actors constituting an emerging milieu of antiquarian collectors during the dawn of the Belgium nation state (ca. 1760-ca. 1860).

·      You contribute to teaching and research in the Department of History en the Centre for Urban History.

Profile and requirements

·      You hold a master degree  in History, or Archaeology, or Art history or another relevant discipline;

·      You can submit outstanding academic results;

·      Also students in the final year of their degree can apply;

·      Foreign candidates are encouraged to apply;

·      Youracademic qualities comply with the requirements stipulated in the university’s policy(;

·      You are quality-oriented, conscientious, creative, customer-oriented and cooperative;

·      You have the linguistic and paleographic skills to handle 18th and 19th century primary sources in French and Dutch.

We offer

·      A doctoral scholarship for a period of two years, with the possibility of renewal for a further two-year period after positive evaluation;

·      The start date of scholarship will be January 1st 2014;

·      A monthly grant amount ranging from € 2.124,11 – € 2.265,67;

·      A dynamic and stimulating work environment.


·      Applications may only be submitted online, until the closing date November 3rd 2013;

·      A pre-selection will be made from amongst the submitted applications. The remainder of the selection procedure is specific to the position and will be determined by the selection panel;

·      The interviews will take place from November 6th until November 22nd 2013;

·      More information about the application form can be obtained from Robin Wynants (TEL 03 265 31 41) or Ellen Huijer(TEL  03 265 31 45);

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