The PhD project will complement the analysis of social differentiation in the ERC funded project “Late Ottoman Palestinians: Social and Cultural Dynamics in an Eastern Mediterranean Society during the Age of Empire, 1880-1920” (LOOP) with a study on landownership, property, and income in late Ottoman Palestine. The PhD candidate will be based in Bochum and work on the economic history of late Ottoman Palestine, supervised by Professor Johann Büssow. Ideally, the second supervisor will be an economic historian.
- A survey and critique of the available primary sources and studies
- Exemplary case studies establishing profiles of ownership and applying general insights from research on Ottoman economic and legal history
- Preparation of data (entries in the project database)
- Participation in the regular project meetings
- Participation in the planning and implementation of two international workshops
- You have a master’s degree in History, Islamic Studies, or a related discipline
- You have good reading skills in Arabic and Turkish
- You have a background in economic history or social science research methods
- You are reliable, team-oriented and independent
- You are interested in learning new (digital) work techniques
- a highly motivated, international and appreciative team
- friendly and supportive working surroundings
- possibility of mobile work
- flexible working hours and family-oriented working-solutions
At the request of the applicant (m,f,x), the staff council may be involved in selection interviews.
If the position is funded by third-party funds the employee has no teaching obligation.
We are looking forward to receiving your application with the specification ANR: 1752 until 02.05.2023, send by e-mail to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org