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East India Company Annouces Two Research Posts

Posted in fellowships, graduate students by Editor on January 23, 2013

The East India Company at Home project recently announced two post-doctoral researcher posts. Both are funded by the AHRC, and each lasts for three months beginning on 14 February 2013. Applications are due 1 February 2013. Click on each heading below for more information.

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East India Company at Home / Osterley Park and House Project Post

Research Associate (EICH), Ref:1305745

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral researcher based in the Department of History at UCL to work with Osterley Park and House (a National Trust property based in Hounslow) and a UCL research team (The East India Company at Home, 1757-1857 project). The post is for three months duration and will be funded by the AHRC project entitled Indian Ocean material worlds at Osterley, c. 1700 to the present.

Ideal candidates will hold (or have recently submitted) a PhD in history or a related subject and have a proven track record of high quality research on the East India Company, 18th-20th-century British or colonial history or material culture history of the 18th and/or 19th centuries as well as a demonstrable interest in public engagement.

Interview date: Wednesday 6th or Thursday 7th February 2013

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Legacies of British Slavery / East India Company at Home / British Library Project Post

Research Associate (East Meets West), Ref:1305932

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral researcher based in the Department of History at UCL to work with the British Library and with two UCL research teams (from the East India Company at Home project and the Legacies of British Slave-ownership project). The post is for three months’ duration and will be funded by the AHRC project entitled East Meets West: Caribbean and Asian colonial cultures in British domestic contexts.

Ideal candidates will hold (or have recently submitted) a PhD in history or a related subject and have a proven track record of high quality research on the colonial history of the 18th and/or 19th centuries as well as a demonstrable interest in public engagement.

Interview date: Wednesday 6th or Thursday 7th February 2013

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