Sunday, December 12, 2010

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships at the Centre for History and Economics

The Centre for History and Economics invites applications for two 3-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in history, starting on October 1, 2011, or as soon as possible thereafter. The posts are in connection with the research program on Exchanges of Economic, Legal and Political Ideas, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The program is based at the Centre for History and Economics, Magdalene College, Cambridge and at Harvard University, and is coordinated by Professor Emma Rothschild. The Fellowships are not associated with a fellowship at a Cambridge college, but can be combined with a non-stipendiary college fellowship. The stipend will be £27,319 in the first year and subject to increments in subsequent years. The positions are pensionable.
   The fellows appointed will be expected to undertake research in the general fields of economic, political, and transnational history described in the program outline at http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~histecon/exel/objective.html.  Applications from scholars with an interest in legal history and the uses of legal sources are particularly welcome. The fellows will participate in the seminars and conferences arranged in connection with the Exchanges program and will have the opportunity to organize meetings and workshops on subjects related to their own research. They will be invited to the Joint Center for History and Economics at Harvard University in the course of their fellowships. Applications, including a CV, a statement of research interests, and the names and addresses of two referees, should be sent to the Centre for History and Economics (ihm22@cam.ac.uk>), to reach us no later than January 26, 2011. Interviews are expected to take place in March 2011.