The Huygens Institute for History and Culture of the Netherlands (Huygens Institute) invites postdoc fellows to apply together for postdoc funding in the context of the Marie Skłodowska Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships scheme for EF (European Fellows).
The Huygens Institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (abbreviated: KNAW) performs analytical research into Dutch literature, history and the history of knowledge, using innovative digital methods. Through the fundamental, advanced and interdisciplinary investigation of source material, the Huygens Institute provides new insights in the (long-term) development of the Netherlands, without losing sight of Europe and the rest of the world.
We use advanced digital infrastructure that we largely design, build and manage ourselves with partners in the Netherlands and abroad. An important part of our scholarly production takes the form of high quality editions, data sets and access to historical sources. We publish these in our digital infrastructure, and we are at the forefront of digital innovation in this field.
With our research results (studies, editions and analytic tools) we contribute to the ongoing debate in science, education and society. This means that the Huygens Institute not only enables the work of fellow researchers from the humanities and the social sciences, but also serves the heritage sector, the education sector, the business world, media, and anyone who needs relevant and reliable knowledge about the history and culture of the Netherlands.
NL-Lab is a new research group within the the Huygens Institute, established in the fall of 2019. NL-Lab develops academic research on Dutch culture and identity. Where and for whom is Dutch identity at risk? How is national identity made and felt? How do The Netherlands speak, taste, feel, and tell their history?
The Huygens Institute co-operates with the Meertens Institute and the International Institute for Social History in the KNAW Humanities Cluster. The three institutes share facilities, and have a shared Digital Infrastructure group, a Digital Humanities Lab and NL-lab.
The Huygens Institute will offer support during the application procedure to candidates who would like to spend their Marie S. Curie fellowship at the Institute. In case of funding through the EU, the postdoc fellow will become employed at the Huygens Institute for the duration of the project; receiving training and potential opportunities for further continuation of their international scientific career.
Are open to researchers of all nationalities. The MSCA mobility rule applies: the researcher must not have lived, worked, or studied in the Netherlands more than 12 months during the 3 years prior to the deadline. Applicants must hold a PhD and have a maximum of 8 years full-time equivalent experience in research, measured from the date of award of the doctoral degree.
The duration of the fellowship is 12 to 24 months and primarily covers the salary of the researcher plus a family allowance for spouses and/or children.
The deadline for Marie S. Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships 2021 will be on 12 October 2021.
Interested candidates should send their CV, including the name of their preferred supervisor at the Huygens Institute, a list of publications, and a short motivation letter no later than September 1, 2021 to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please contact dr. Sjoerd van der Linde, Advisor Research Funding at the Huygens Institute (email@example.com).
Potential supervisors at the Huygens Institute:
Head of department: Prof. Dr. Jelle van Lottum (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Areas of interest: The history of international labour migration in Europe, 1600-2000; maritime history with a focus on maritime labour; economic history, in particular in relation to the transfer of human capital; Digital Humanities, with a focus on creating large biographical datasets.
Dr. Marc Dierikx (email@example.com)
Areas of interest: Foreign policy and international relations of the Netherlands in the 20th century, including development cooperation; history of technology, in particular in relation to international aviation.
History of Knowledge
Head of Department: Prof. Dr. Charles van den Heuvel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Areas of interest: Digital Republic of Letters, Digital Humanities (Spatial Humanities and Historical Networks Research), Digital Art History of the Dutch Golden Age, History of Library and Information Sciences, Paul Otlet, Simon Stevin, History of Fortification and Civil Engineering in the Low Countries of the Early Modern Period.
Dr. habil. Jan Bloemendal (email@example.com)
Areas of interest: Dynamics between Latin and Vernaculars. Latin/Dutch literature of the Early Modern Period, Humanism, Erasmus, theatre, poetry and transnational literature. The role of literature in public debate.
Prof. Dr. Eric Jorink (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Areas of interest: Scientific culture in early modern Europe, including the culture of collecting, the relation between art and science, and the emergence of radical biblical criticism. Newton in the Netherlands, Jan Swammerdam.
Prof. Dr. Irene van Renswoude (email@example.com)
Areas of interest: Censorship, medieval manuscripts, anonymous knowledge, debates and controversies, rhetoric in late antiquity and the middle ages.
Prof. Dr. Mariken Teeuwen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Areas of interest: Knowledge Culture in the Middle Ages, Medieval Manuscripts, Practices of Annotating in Medieval Manuscripts, Intellectual Life in the Middle Ages.
Head of Department: prof. dr. Karina van Dalen-Oskam (email@example.com)
Areas of interest: computational literary studies, perceptions of literariness and canon formation, stylometry, literary onomastics (name studies).
Dr. Peter Boot (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Areas of interest: Digital humanities, Online book discussion, Study of literary reception, Textual scholarship, Digital editions.
Joris van Zundert MA (email@example.com)
Areas of interest: digital humanities theory, computational analysis of literature, digital/ computational editions.
Head of Department: prof. dr. Inger Leemans
Areas of interest: cultural history, cultural economy, history of knowledge, emotions and senses, digital humanities.
Prof. Dr. Leonie Cornips (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ares of interest: sociolinguistics, (multi)lingual construction of local and social identities, Limburg, animal communication.
Dr. Helmer Helmers (email@example.com)
Areas of interest: early modern Dutch culture and politics, history of media and public opinion, public diplomacy.
Prof. Dr. Ton van Kalmthout (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Areas of interest: international transfer and circulation of literature in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, whether or not in translation