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PhD student position in History of Science, Uppsala (Sweden)

The Department of History of Science and Ideas, Uppsala University, Sweden, is searching for students with a master degree and historical research interests of relevance for history of science.

The Office for the History of Science is a research unit within the Department of History of Science and Ideas. The 4-year PhD position is part of their research program that aims at investigating how modes of natural inquiry (of which science is just one) emerged and developed in their specific social and cultural milieus. A close study of techniques of knowledge production as well as reciprocal interactions between respective knowledge communities will enlighten the process of how, where and when a specific mode of natural inquiry called 'science' came into existence in the global past. The research project has a focus on global developments of late 17th until early 20th century.

Successful candidates will pursue their doctoral studies full-time and are expected to participate actively in departmental activities such as seminars, workshops, etc. The position might also entail teaching and other assignments, at the most 20% of full time. The working language in the Department is Swedish, in the Office it is English but research can be conducted in either English or Swedish. Basic reading understanding and oral knowledge of Swedish is expected within two years. The positions are available from 2015-09-01.

Deadline for submitting an application is March 31st, 2015. Reference number: UFV-PA 2015/133. For further information see http://www.uu.se/en/about-uu/join-us/details/?positionId=56567

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