PhD position, University of Gothenburg

Place: Gothenburg, Sweden

Institution: Department of Historical Studies, University of Gothenburg

Date: 01.09.2017 – 31.08.2021

Application Deadline: 28.02.2017 (may be extended)


We are seeking a PhD student to work within the project “The archives of Antisemitism in Scandinavia: Knowledge Production and Stereotyping in Long-Term Historical Perspective”. The Project will investigate and explain the medieval roots of modern-day antisemitism in Scandinavia by questioning where knowledge about “the jew” comes from and how different aspects of religious and racial Jew-hatred are used and brought up-to-date. The project leader is Cordelia Hess.

Knowledge in German and Latin are desirable. Knowledge in one modern Scandinavian language is necessary.

The successful applicant is expected to write her/his PhD thesis and to research pertinent issues within the framework of the project, namely, Reformation history, Jewish history and/or medieval studies. To a limited extent, the successful applicant may also have to perform duties relating to teaching, research and administration.

Project description:—project-description.pdf


Cordelia Heß, Department of Historical Studies

University of Gothenburg


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