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2 Phd Positions Project ‘Resisting Enslavement’ (IISH) – deadline 25 June 2023

The International Institute of Social History (IISH) is searching 2 PhD students for the research project Resisting Enslavement.

The project Resisting Enslavement: A Global Historical Approach to Slavery in the Dutch Atlantic and Asian Empire (1620-1815) investigates forms of resistance in relation to enslavement and slavery. It uses testimonies and personal accounts from court records from across the early modern Dutch colonial empire in the Indonesian archipelago, the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic to explore how this resistance by enslaved people had an impact on enslavement, slave trade and slavery. You can find a pdf with a short description of the project via this link.

Within the framework of the project, the PhDs will participate in the N.W. Posthumus Institute, the Research School for Economic and Social History in the Netherlands and Flanders, and connect to ongoing scholarly projects, such as Exploring Slave Trade in Asia, the Global Labour Conflicts Hub and GLOBALISE.

Applicants should have good proficiency in both Dutch and English. Applications should be submitted via the dedicated portal by 25 June 2023.