The Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Cologne has 6 doctoral positions and 1 postdoctoral position available for a period of three years starting on 1st April 2018 within the framework of the Research Training Group 2212 “Dynamics of Conventionality (400–1550)”.
The research training group conducts research from an interdisciplinary perspective into the dynamics of conventionality from late antiquity to the early modern era. Under the overarching motto of convention, phenomena such as custom, regularity, tradition, and habitualisation are examined in order to understand their inner dynamics. The disciplines involved are history, German philology, philosophy, art and architectural history, medieval Latin philology, and musicology. The research training group offers a structured doctoral programme that is integrated interdisciplinarily and internationally.
An excellent university degree in one of the subjects covered by the research training group and a clearly recognisable focus on medieval studies are prerequisite for applicants for the doctoral positions.
The postdoctoral position will involve developing a dedicated research project, providing scientific advise to the doctoral candidates, and collaborating on the research institutes research focus. There are additional opportunities for career planning and scientific networking. A focus on comparative culture or a focus on the change of epochs (around 500 or around 1500) is a prerequisite for this position.