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The Amsterdam School of Historical Studies (ASH), one of the six research schools of the Faculty of Humanities, currently has a vacant postdoctoral position as part of the NWO-funded VIDI Project The Freedom of the Streets. Gender and Urban Space in Europe and Asia (1600-1850), led by Dr Danielle van den Heuvel.
This postdoctoral project will reconstruct women’s use of urban space in the biggest city in the early modern world: Edo. It aims to enlighten the gendering of urban space during Edo’s transformation from a castle town to Ō-Edo, the Great City of commoners. This development significantly changed the physical and social makeup of Edo as large-scale immigration undermined the planned geography and transformed Edo from a warriors’ city into a city dominated by merchants.
The postdoctoral project will make use of a wide range of sources, including guide books and surveys, prints and popular fiction, historical maps, records on the governance and day-to-day use of urban space, such as the Edo Machibure Shûshei (1648-1858) and Senyo Ruishu (1716-1853). The materials for this project are held in libraries and museums in the Netherlands (including the Asian Library of the University of Leiden and the Rijksmuseum) as well as in collections and archives in Japan (the National Archives of Japan, the National Diet Library and Tokyo Municipal Archives). It is expected that the postdoctoral researcher will travel to Japan for research visits.
Tasks of the postdoctoral researcher will include:
You must have:
You will be appointed for 26.6 hours per week (0.7 FTE) for a period of 30 months at the Department of History, European Studies & Religious Studies of the Faculty of Humanities. The intended starting date of the contract is 1 October 2018. The gross monthly salary (on full-time basis) will range from €3.238 during the first year to €3.954 during the third year, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.
For further information you may contact:
Your application should include:
You must have completed your PhD before the start of this postdoctoral project.
Please submit your complete application no later than 4 June 2018 to this link.
We will only consider complete applications.
Interviews will take place in June 2018. If yu are living abroad interviews may be held via Skype.