Postdoctoral in Dutch Caribbean History

Copenhagen, Hovedstaden (DK)
01 Mar 2021
End of advertisement period
31 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Saxo Institute at the University of Copenhagen is pleased to announce a call for applications for a 3-year postdoctoral position in Dutch Caribbean history with particular focus on inter-island trade. The position is available from August 1, 2021 and is funded by the research project IN THE SAME SEA financed by the European Research Council from 2020-2025.

Application deadline: April 15, 2021

The successful postdoctoral candidate will focus on trade between the islands of the Lesser Antilles while also contributing to the overall research aims of IN THE SAME SEA (see IN THE SAME SEA). The history of trade in the Lesser Antilles has predominantly focused on long-distance commerce, its diverse imperial frameworks, and the contraband trade, which existed irrespective of these structures. In contrast, the postdoctoral candidate will focus on trade between the islands and on islanders’ consumption of island goods. Relevant themes include, but are not limited to, questions about when, how, why, and by whom fresh goods (sweet water, fresh fruits and vegetables, meat and fish), handicrafts and manufactures (kitchen utensils, hammocks, clothing, and lime wash, to mention but a few), and embodied knowledge (such as ritual expertise, craftsmanship, and medical caretaking) were exchanged and how they were put to use.

The full call can be read here: