The Amsterdam School of Historical Studies (ASH) currently has a vacant PhD position as part of the NWO-funded VIDI Project The Female Impact. Women, the Art Market and Household Consumption in the Dutch Republic, 1580-1720, led by Principal investigator (PI) Judith Noorman. ASH is one of the six research schools under the aegis of the Amsterdam Institute for Humanities Research.
This PhD project is one of three closely-related projects, which together aim to map, measure and analyse the impact of women on the Dutch art market in the (long) seventeenth century by studying the household as an economic site. Funded through a VIDI-grant of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), the programme takes an interdisciplinary approach to study women in the art market via three inter-related avenues:
The PhD researcher will study objective 3 by providing an overview of women’s professional participation in the art market of the seventeenth-century Dutch Republic. Aside from women artists, the PhD candidate will study shop keepers, appraisers, art dealers and women in other professional roles to assess how various women navigated the art market, how many succeeded, and how they could be productive. The successful applicant will work closely with the postdoctoral researcher and the PI. A detailed research outline on the project may be obtained from Judith Noorman.
Tasks of the PhD candidate will include:
As successful applicant you must have:
Please note: if you already hold a doctorate/PhD or are working towards obtaining a similar degree elsewhere, you will not be admitted to a doctoral programme at the UvA.
You will be employed at the University of Amsterdam’s Faculty of Humanities within the Amsterdam School of Historical Studies (ASH).
The employment contract will be for 48 months, full-time (38 hours per week), under the terms of employment currently valid for the Faculty. The first contract will be for 16 months, with an extension for the following 32 months, contingent on a positive performance evaluation within the first 12 months. The intended starting date is 1 September 2021.
The gross monthly salary will be €2,395 during the first year to reach €3,061 during the fourth year, based on 38 hours per week, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities.
As PhD candidate you receive a tuition fee waiver and have free access to courses offered by the Graduate School of the Faculty of Humanities and the Dutch National Research Schools.