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PhD position in theatre studies

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    Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
    ArtsPerforming arts
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    02/07/2018 12:00 - Europe/Brussels
    Belgium › Brussels
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Projecting the Other. Colonial Representations and Missionary Propaganda in Belgian Magic Lantern Culture

The partners of the B-magic project invite applications for the following position:

PhD Candidate

  • Starting date on October 1, 2018
  • Full time position for 24 months with the possibility of renewal for another 24 months
  • Gross monthly salary: approx. 2.800 € (this includes social insurances)
  • Location: CiASp - Centre de recherche en cinema et spectacle vivant, Université libre de Bruxelles.

The position is offered in the framework of the “B-magic. The Magic Lantern and its Cultural Impact as Visual Mass Medium in Belgium (1830-1940)” project (B-magic).

B-magic is a four-year EOS-funded project, which started in March 2018 and will be conducted by a team of researchers at two Flemish (UAntwerp and KULeuven) and two French-speaking universities (ULB and UCL), in collaboration with an art college (KASK Ghent) and an international partner (UUtrecht). This project will write the as yet unwritten history of the magic lantern as a mass medium in Belgium. In doing so, it will make an essential contribution to the study of the country's cultural history as well as to international media historiography. For more information and other available vacancies see www.B-magic.eu

The successful candidate will work on a separate subproject entitled “Projecting the Other. Colonial Representations and Missionary Propaganda in Belgian Magic Lantern Culture” supervised by prof. Karel Vanhaesebrouck (arts du spectacle vivant, ULB) and prof. Frank Kessler (media studies, UUtrecht). A short project description can be found on the B-magic website via the following link: https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/projects/b-magic/research-program/program-details/wp4--transnational-p/

Required qualifications:

  • You hold a master degree in theatre studies, film studies, art history, or related areas. 
  • You show a strong interest in the history of theatre, media and popular culture, interest in the colonial history of Belgium is recommended.
  • You can achieve outstanding academic results.
  • Students in the final year of their degree are also encouraged to apply.
  • Your academic qualities comply with the requirements stipulated in the university’s policy.
  • You are quality-oriented, conscientious, creative and cooperative.
  • You are willing and able to work, communicate and travel within a broader team of international researchers.
  • You must be able to demonstrate language proficiency in English (written and spoken); (passive) language proficiency in French is recommended (or willingness to learn).
  • Students in the final year of their degree are also encouraged to apply.

How to apply?

  • Applicants should send (i) a statement of experience, qualification and interest, (ii) a complete CV, and (iii) two letters of recommendation via e-mail to karel.vanhaesebrouck@ulb.ac.be by 2 July 2018 at the latest.
  • A pre-selection will be made from amongst the submitted applications. The remainder of the selection procedure is specific to the position and will be determined by the selection panel.
  • Shortlisted candidates, selected to take part in interviews, will be notified by 20 July 2018. The interviews will take place between 21 and 27 August 2018. Candidates will be expected to propose a research plan on the basis of the proposed subproject at the interview.
  • For questions about the profile and the description of duties, please contact nele.wynants@ulb.ac.be
  • Candidates that would like to find out more about the project are welcome (but not obliged) to attend The Travelling Lantern symposium on 18 May. More information on the symposium is available on the project website www.B-magic.eu .

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EURAXESS offer ID: 304244


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