Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Post-doctoral Research Fellowship: MSCA-IF 2017 at the Department of Contemporary History

    01/09/2018 12:30 - Europe/Brussels
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
    Spain, Granada
    International Project Office
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Professor Miguel Ángel del Arco Blanco, from the Department of Contemporary History at the University of Granada, welcomes postdoctoral candidates interested in applying for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (MSCA-IF) in this university. Applicants must comply with the Mobility Rule (more information in the participant guide: http://sl.ugr.es/097k).

The Universidad de Granada (UGR) is one of the biggest and most important universities in Spain. The commitment to high-quality research has placed the UGR in an excellent position in terms of international rankings (201-300 position in the Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2016: http://www.shanghairanking.com/World-University-Rankings/University-of-Granada.html). The financing of 346 research groups illustrates this commitment. The University supports 165 research projects and 78 Projects of Excellence. In addition to the research work of the departments, the UGR has 12 research institutes and other specific research units and centres.

The Department of Contemporary History is located at the Faculty Philosophy & Arts. With 20 professors and scholars, it is one of the leading UGR departments. Most of the professors are experts on Spanish history of the 20th century. Well-connected internationally, many of them publish in prestigious publishing houses and journals.

The Department is chaired Miguel A. Del Arco. He is member, with other 24 scholars of the research group “Agrarian Transformations, Social Changes and Political Articulation in Western Andalusia (1750-2000)”. He is leading a research project funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy: “History and Memory of Hunger: society, daily life, social attitudes and policies of the Francoist Dictatorship”. Del Arco has applied for a project on the heritages of hunger in Europe with other scholars (Horizon 2020), having reached the minimum thresholds necessary in the first stage to submit a full proposal for stage 2.

In recent years, scholars have increasingly focused their attention on public opinion and the social and political beliefs of those who lived under the dictatorial regimes that arose in the aftermath of the World War I. Nevertheless, the Portuguese ‘New State’ and Spanish Francoism have hardly featured in these developments. This is somewhat surprising, if we bear in mind that both regimes constituted the longest lasting of the ‘Fascist’ dictatorships born in the interwar period. This project aims to deepen and expand available knowledge on the social attitudes and everyday life during the central decades of Salazar and Franco regimes (1939-59). Following fresh research practice in the field, the attention will be focused on the rural areas given their utmost social and economic relevance in national life in the period and countries chosen. An adapted version of German Alltagsgeschichte will be taken in order to take advantage of the analytical tools developed in the study of other Twentieth-century European dictatorships. It will be also benefited from the participation in the project entitled “History and Memory of Hunger: society, daily life, social attitudes and policies of the Francoist Dictatorship (1939-59)”, directed by prof. Miguel A. Del Arco Blanco in which Spaniards’ ordinary lives during post-war years is analysed.

In conclusion, the main objective is to provide a comparative study of the longest lasting dictatorship that managed to survive to fascist collapse. By drawing on the models about nationalization, everyday life and social attitudes under non democratic regimes, this project will contribute to explain how the so-called ordinary people managed to daily interact with the institutions, symbols, laws and authorities under these authoritarian regimes.

Research Area:

  • Social Sciences and Humanities (SOC)

For a correct evaluation of your candidature, please send the documents below to Professor (maarco@ugr.es ):

  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)