Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (University of Exeter)
This full-time, fixed term post is available for three years from 01/08/24 – 31/07/27 and offers the opportunity for hybrid working – some time on campus and some from home.
The Faculty wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (PDRF) to participate in the research project, ‘Cultures of Philosophy: Women Writing Knowledge in Early Modern Europe (CultPhil)’, led by Dr Helena Taylor in the Department of Languages, Cultures and Visual Studies. CultPhil was awarded as a European Research Council Starting Grant and is now funded by UKRI via the UK Government’s ‘Horizon Guarantee scheme’ for EU awards.
The successful applicant will conduct desk-based, rare book, and archive research into philosophical writing by women in the seventeenth-century Dutch Republic, with a view to broadening the canon by looking beyond traditional genres and well-known figures. The PDRF will analyse a range of genres (including correspondence), focusing in particular on the sub-discipline of natural philosophy, and will explore this writing in its historical context. The project will be appointing three PDRFs in total, to look at the Dutch Republic, England, and Italy respectively; they are all to start at the same time.
The duties of the post will include:
- archival and rare book research requiring international travel
- writing articles for internationally recognised journals
- presentations at academic conferences
- co-organisation of research events
- attending regular project meetings
- co-writing and co-editing publications with the project team
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