Paris is looking for a PhD Candidate to join the “Justice, law and politics of
history in Central Europe and/or South East Asia” project funded by the CNRS.
This doctoral thesis will question, from a multidisciplinary
perspective, the relationships between justice, law and history (the latter
being considered as a sector of public action). The research work may
contribute to a diversity of fields, including the sociology of knowledge, the
sociology of the public uses of the past and/or the sociology of public action.
A consideration of issues of temporalities and spatial differences will be
needed. The project should lie at the intersection between political science,
history and area studies. Mastering one of the Central European languages is requested,
and if fieldwork includes a country in Asia, the idiom of this country should
also be mastered.
A least three issues will be explored: the judicial
writing of history; historians in the courtroom; the place of judicial matters
in the public policies of history – in particular war crime trials and/or
trials against political opponents. A consideration of the legal and
institutional frameworks within which history is written will combine with a
reflection on the political and social uses of history.
In the selection of case studies and the devising of
research methods, the student will build upon the literature on entangled
history, connected histories, and global history. The time frame of the topic will
be closely tied to the construction of cases. Empirical research may focus on
any segment of the 20th century.
The selected candidate will enrol in Sciences Po
Paris’ doctoral programme and will be part of the Political science doctoral
school. The doctoral student will work within the Center for International
studies (CERI Sciences Po), CNRS, UMR 7050.
CERI is a multidisciplinary centre for research in the
social sciences and humanities that brings together specialists of Russia, Central
and Southeast Europe, and Asia – among others.
The PhD will be supervised by Dr. Habil. Nadège Ragaru, Sciences Po (CERI-CNRS).
The doctoral student will take part on the collective
life and research activities of the center.
Constraints and Risks
doctoral contract includes an obligation to conduct fieldwork. The doctoral student will spend at least three
months per year doing field research in order to collect empirical data
(through participant observation, interviews, etc.). During
these periods, the student will be hosted by the Centre français de recherches
en sciences sociales (CEFRES), in Prague, Czech Republic. CEFRES is part of the
network of French research institutes abroad (UMIFRE). It offers administrative
and logistical support and constitutes a stimulating scientific environment,
connected with both local and regional research networks. Depending on the case studies chosen, fieldwork in
other countries may be required.
- The candidate must hold a Master’s Degree in social sciences (history, anthropology, sociology, political science) with a specialization in Central and Southeast European studies and/or South Asian area studies. He/she must not be enrolled in another doctoral programme. Mastering one of the languages of Central Europe, Southern Europe and Eastern Europe is requested, and if fieldwork includes a country in Asia, the idiom of this country must also be known.
- The doctoral thesis can be written in French or in English.
- The PhD is funded. The selected PhD candidate will sign a “contrat doctoral” granting 2135 euros (gross salary) per month for a period of three years from 1st of October 2019 to 30th of September 2022.
- The PhD is funded by the CNRS and is a CNRS doctoral contract.
- The PhD candidate will conduct his or her work based at the CERI – Sciences Po in Paris, France.
applications for the funded PhD position within the framework of the CNRS-funded
project have to be made – exclusively by email – to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
applications will be reviewed.
The candidates will apply for thePolitical Science Doctoral Programme.
Please include in the subject of
your email: CNRS Project “Justice, law
and politics of history in Central Europe and/or South East Asia”
Applications requirements are available on the Doctoral school website: http://www.sciencespo.fr/ecole-doctorale/en/content/admission-phd
Attention: You must include the following documents in your application:
thesis project in PDF or Word format (2,000 to 5,000 words maximum)
synopsis of your thesis project (two pages) in PDF or Word format
- Two academic
- A CV
- Proof of identity
copy of the last completed degree (for the PhD in political science,
highest honours on the Masters thesis is required)
- A signed letter from Nadège Ragaru, indicating
that she accepts to supervise your thesis and a letter from the CERI Director
indicating that he accepts to host you in the research unit.
The applications are open till the 9th
of September 2019 midnight.
Candidates might be contacted for Skype
interview between the 10 and 20 of September 2019.
For all questions regarding the project and the academic profile please contact: email@example.com.
For further information about the CERI, see: http://www.sciencespo.fr/ceri/fr.
For further information about the Doctoral school, see: http://www.sciencespo.fr/ecole-doctorale/fr.