Netherlands: Ph.D Student (m/f) in Department of History at Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (KNAW)

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Project: “Tsarist Katorga and Soviet Gulag in Western Siberia: War, Colonization and the Making of “Socialist Man,” 19th-20th Centuries”.
The research program Four Centuries of Labor Camps: War, Rehabilitation, Ethnicity is a joint enterprise of the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies (NIOD) and the International Institute of Social History (IISH), both located in Amsterdam. The aim of the program is to produce an integrated, worldwide history of labor camps which will overcome chronological boundaries. Program leader is professor Pieter Spierenburg who will closely collaborate with professors Marcel van der Linden (IISH) and Peter Romijn (NIOD) as members of the program’s steering committee. See the project description at our website.


  • Master in history or another discipline with a historical component
  • Fluent in English and Russian

Conditions of employment:

The position involves a temporary appointment with the Stichting IISG for 4 years with a 2-month period of probation. The gross salary will be € 2.083,- per month in the first year, rising to € 2.664,- per month in the fourth year (scale P, for a PhD position, CAO-Dutch Universities) based on a full working week (38 hours).
The Stichting IISH offer an extensive package of fringe benefits, such as 8,3% year-end bonus, 8% holiday pay, a good pension scheme, 6 weeks holiday on an annual basis and the possibility to buy or sell vacation hours.

Contract type: Temporary, for a period of four years at the Stichting IISH.


The IISH conducts advanced research on the global history of work, workers, and labour relations and to this end gathers data, which are made available to other researchers as well.

Additional information:

The project description can be viewed at our website at Inquiries may be directed to the Program Leader at NIOD, professor Pieter Spierenburg, e-mail address p.spierenburg(at) For more information about the appointment, please contact Marjoleine Cornelissen  (Head Human Resources & Facilities) or Ben Stroomberg (Human Resources Advisor), e-mail address personeelszaken(at) IISH may be contacted at +31 (0)20-6685866.

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