PhD position in anthropology of museums and heritage at University of Copenhagen

PhD scholarship at the Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen “Global Europe: Constituting Europe from the outside in through artefacts”

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Copenhagen invites applications for a PhD scholarship within the project “Global Europe: Constituting Europe from the outside in through artefacts”, led by Prof. Oscar Salemink. The PhD position focus,  as part of the project, on museums and heritage in South Africa and Europe.

Work Package for South Africa (PhD project for three years):
South Africa has a mixed history of multiple settler colonizations and a late decolonization from Apartheid, becoming the source of much early modern European imagery of Africa and of both African resistance and “African Renaissance”. Sites: Iziko Museums of South Africa (Cape Town); British Museum and Cuming Museum (London); Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde (Leiden). The research will be partially hosted by the Institute for Humanities in Africa, University of Cape Town.

More information about the Global Europe project and the South Africa work package can be found here http://employment.ku.dk/phd/?show=764430.

The successful candidate will be employed from 1 February 2016, subject to approval from the Danish Council for Independent Research.

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