Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in History at the Centre for History and Economics

Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in History at the Centre for History and Economics

Applications are invited for two 3-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in history, starting on 1 October 2011 or as soon as possible thereafter.  The posts are in connection with the research programme on Exchanges of Economic, Legal and Political Ideas, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  The programme is based at the Centre for History and Economics, Magdalene College, Cambridge and at Harvard University, and is coordinated by Professor Emma Rothschild. For further information about the programme see http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~histecon/exel/. The Fellowships are not associated with a fellowship of a Cambridge college, but can be combined with a non-stipendiary college fellowship. The stipend will be £27,319 in the first year and subject to increments in subsequent years. The positions are pensionable.

The fellows appointed will be expected to undertake research in the general fields of economic, political and transnational history described in the programme outline at http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~histecon/exel/objective.html. Applications from scholars with an interest in legal history and the uses of legal sources are particularly welcome. The fellows will participate in the seminars and conferences arranged in connection with the Exchanges programme, and will have the opportunity to organize meetings and workshops on subjects related to their own research. They will be invited to the Joint Center for History and Economics at Harvard University in the course of their fellowships. Applications, including a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and the names and addresses of two referees, should be sent to the Centre for History and Economics (ihm22@cam.ac.uk), to reach The Centre for History and Economics no later than 25 March 2011.

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