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Maintaining Slavery in the Lesser Antilles c. 1650 - 1850

PhD scholarship


Qualification requirements

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills in English, both spoken and written. In addition, candidates will master French and/or Dutch allowing them to conduct research in the archives of more than one imperial power.


Application

The application should include the following :
1. Cover letter
(2,400 characters)

2. CV
Please include a complete CV, including a list of publications where relevant.

3. Writing sample
Please include an example of your academic writing in English, such as an article or a MA-thesis chapter.

4. Diploma and transcript of records
Please include the following documentation :
- A copy of the applicant’s Master’s degree diploma (if not available before the application deadline, a pre-approval must be submitted)
- A copy of the applicant’s Master’s degree transcript of records (an official description of the grading scale must be included)
- A copy of the applicant’s Bachelor’s degree diploma
- A copy of the applicant’s Bachelor’s degree transcript of records (an official description of the grading scale must be included)

5. Research proposal
The research proposal (12,000 characters, excl. bibliography) should outline :
- The research topic
- The research question/s
- The historiographical state of the art / how does the project relate to previous research ?
- The methodology of the proposed study
- The archives and/or material to be consulted
- A realistic research plan, setting aside one semester for teaching and one semester for coursework.

Deadline : July 31, 2021

For more information

In addition to conducting independent research, the candidate will participate in the team’s research activities, including the construction of databases and maps. For more, see IN THE SAME SEA