Call for Applications: Researchers of Cultures and Politics of Memory

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Call for Applications: Researchers of Cultures and Politics of Memory

The European Network Remembrance and Solidarity, a governmental institution of culture based in Warsaw focusing its activities on researching, documenting and disseminating knowledge about twentieth–century European history, memory and commemoration, is seeking for researchers of cultures and politics of memory. 
The ENRS is developing an easily searchable and regularly updated online database about current developments in the realm of memory culture and politics of memory across European countries. The database will be a useful compendium for journalists, researchers and memory practitioners working, or interested, in cultural memorialisation, public history or politics of memory in Europe today, relating to such questions as what historical topics dominate European public discussions or how is history represented in the public sphere and what are public and political attitudes to it?  

 
The ENRS is seeking researchers to prepare monthly reports on the memory culture and politics of memory in a selected European country. The reports will cover significant current events and phenomena related to history, remembrance, and memoralisation and concern a broad spectrum of public memory media, such as: museums, exhibitions, film, performative arts, popular culture, TV, newspapers, new media, public and political statements, and popular publications, both at the national and local levels.  

Candidate’s Profile:

Essential:

  • Education: a Master’s degree in Anthropology, Cultural Studies, European Studies, History, Political Science, Sociology, or similar disciplines;
  • Language skills: English (C1 level or higher), including very good writing skills; fluency (C1 level or higher) in the language of the country that will be the object of the investigation;
  • Ability to conduct research and draft brief analytical pieces;
  • Interest in history and memory;
  • Openness and objectivity in writing;
  • Self-discipline and ability to meet deadlines.

Desirable:

  •  PhD or post-graduate education;
  • Scholarly publications and/or experience in writing concise reports in English;
  • Research experience, in particular as regards memory politics and cultures.

To apply, please send:

1)    your CV, including a list of publications (where applicable);
2)    a cover letter;
3)    a short sample essay (500 words) reporting on the recent developments in the memory culture and politics of memory of a selected European country

to: research@enrs.eu 

The heading of the email should include the name of the project and the country of your primary interest, e.g.: Cultures and Politics of Memory. Hungary  
Deadline for applications: 22 May 2017.
In your e-mail, please include the following statement: “I hereby grant my consent to my personal data being putting in the project database and processed for recruitment purposes in accordance with the provisions of the Personal Data Protection Act of 29 August 1997 (OJ of 2002, No 101, item 926, as amended)". 

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