We welcome applications for two new postdoctoral Presidential Fellows in History at the University of Manchester. Closing date 3 April 2018.
Environmental History ( HUM-011350)
History seeks to appoint a Presidential Fellow specialising in environmental history. Environmental history is a growing area of research that seeks to understand how people have understood, shaped and been shaped by their world. Applications are welcome from researchers working on any historical period or geographical area, whose research is concerned with the environment, broadly defined. The successful applicant will join a school-wide research community that has strengths in the history of water, ‘natural’ disasters, maritime contacts, environment and health, and histories of the body. Preference may be given to candidates whose research can contribute to one or more of these themes. Closing date 3 April 2018.
Economic Cultures ( HUM-011349)
History seeks to appoint a Presidential Fellow specialising in ‘Economic Cultures’, a field of growing significance which investigates the cultural assumptions and social relationships that helped shape economic activity in the human past. Applicants’ research might address any historical time period or geographical area, but will be primarily concerned with some aspect(s) of economic life, broadly defined.
The successful applicant, an historian, will join a strong cohort of economic historians, whose research, individually and collaboratively, explores themes including the history of capitalism from below, capitalism in the long durée, communication of economic knowledge, economic imaginaries, and alternative economic systems. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate an ability to contribute to at least one of these themes. Closing date 3 April 2018.