Postdoc Researcher Religious History

Posted: 5 October 2017

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Within the project Rhineland Exiles and the Religious Landscape of the Dutch Republic (c.1550-1618) there is an open position for one doctoral researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Since 2015, the  six-year research project, titled Rhineland Exiles and the Religious Landscape of the Dutch Republic (c.1550-1618) has been housed at the Faculty of Theology at the Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam. The goal of this research project is to analyze how the massive emigration and immigration of Reformed Protestants during the Dutch Revolt shaped the religious landscape of the early Dutch Republic.

Within this project there is an open position for one postdoctoral researcher to complete research on leading exiles in the German Rhineland. Whereas the PhD projects focus on the religious communities during their exile in the German Rhineland, the postdoc project will focus on the influence of leading exiles on the religious landscape of the Dutch Republic after their return. The postdoc will write a monograph on the contributions these former exiles made to the development of religious ideas, both within and from outside the public church, either as a critique or as a supporter of this church. This project will use our database of religious exiles, the writings of these former exiles, and may include a broader source base depending on the postdoc’s research plan in the first year.

Application

Applicants are invited to send a short proposed outline of their vision for their research within the context of this larger project, as described on the project’s website, along with a cover letter, a curriculum vitae and a chapter of their dissertation or an article via email or post before November 6, 2017 to:

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Faculty of Theology
Attn. Mr. H.W. van Nieuwenhuijsen, managing director
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam

Or by email to: secretariaat.thw@vu.nl.

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Visual: Herman Saftleven, A Rhineland Fantasy View (1650)

 

 

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