ERC project “WO-NAM - Women and Non-Alignment in the Cold War era: biographical and intersectional perspectives”-Women’s history and the Non-Aligned Movement in transnational perspective with a specific focus on archival collections in India

Updated: 2 months ago
Deadline: 20 May 2024

3 Apr 2024
Job Information
Organisation/Company

Università Ca' Foscari Venezia
Department

Department of Humanities
Research Field

History » Contemporary history
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)
Country

Italy
Application Deadline

20 May 2024 - 12:00 (Europe/Rome)
Type of Contract

Temporary
Job Status

Other
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

HE / ERC
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

No

Offer Description

The fellowship focuses on women’s history in transnational perspective with a specific focus on archival collections in India. The fellowship will be developed within the framework of the WO-NAM project, funded by an ERC Consolidator Grant and led by PI Prof. Chiara Bonfiglioli. WO-NAM addresses the history of women’s participation in the Non-Aligned Movement during the Cold War era, studying the roles of female leaders, women’s movements and women’s organizations. Bringing together women’s and gender history, global history, and intellectual history, WO-NAM will draw on rich and diverse archival collections on women’s activism in its focus on the case studies of Yugoslavia, Egypt, Tunisia, India, and Cuba, as well as on video-interviews with some of the protagonists of these events. The project also includes a survey of existing archival collections in the United States, related to the history of women’s internationalism during the Cold War. The fellow will work closely with the PI, Prof. Chiara Bonfiglioli, primarily to conduct archival research in India, notably exploring the Avabai Women’s Archive at SNDT Women's University in Mumbai, dedicated to Avabai Wadia’s collections, to reconstruct transnational connections between activists during the Cold War. The fellow will also contribute to the project website, database and social media, and to the overall development of the project.


Requirements
Research Field
History » Contemporary history
Education Level
PhD or equivalent

Research Field
History » Other
Education Level
PhD or equivalent

Skills/Qualifications

The following qualifications are considered as evaluation criteria:
a) Proven research experience in Indian archives;
b) List of publications;
c) Specialization diplomas and certificates of attendance of post-graduate specialization courses, obtained both in Italy and abroad, carrying out of documented research activities at public and private entities with contracts, research grants, scholarships or assignments both in Italy and abroad;
d) Attached 'preferential securities', if the candidate possesses them - see Article 5 of the competition available in Italian;
e) Any other element provided for the announcement, to the articles 2, 3 and 5 of the competition available in Italian.


Languages
ENGLISH
Level
Good

Languages
OTHER
Level
Good

Additional Information
Benefits

The research fellowship amounts to 59.780 Euros, including taxes and social charges


Eligibility criteria

The selection is made through evaluation of candidates' scientific and professional qualifications, curriculum vitae, scientific production, followed by an interview.

The interview aims to assess the candidates’ skills and expertise on the following subjects:
Research knowledge of women’s and gender history;
Research knowledge of Cold War history;
Knowledge of English, with specific reference to the themes of the call;
Knowledge of Hindi, with specific reference to the themes of the call

At the end of his/her research activity, the research fellow is required to provide the Department with:
One multi-author peer-reviewed publication together with the PI;
One peer reviewed publication;
Two presentations at international conferences;
Insertion of 5 entries in the WO-NAM database.


Selection process

The interview will be on 27 June 2024, h. 1:00 p.m. (Italian time) The interview will be held in remote with Google Meet.
The short-list of the candidates admitted to the interview, or any postponement, will be published on the University’s webpage on 10 June 2024


Website for additional job details

https://www.unive.it/data/28825/?chiavi%5Bglobale%5D=Women%E2%80%99s%20history%…

Work Location(s)
Number of offers available
1
Company/Institute
UNIVERSITA' CA' FOSCARI VENEZIA
Country
Italy
State/Province
Public research
City
VENEZIA
Postal Code
30123
Street
DORSO DURO 3246

Where to apply
Website

https://apps.unive.it/domandeconcorso-en/accesso/2024-dsu-ar-01

Contact
State/Province

no
City

VENEZIA
Website

http://www.unive.it
Street

DORSO DURO 3246
Postal Code

30123
E-Mail

[email protected]

STATUS: EXPIRED

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