Doctoral student, Urban history - 2018BAPFLWEF169

Doctoral student, Urban history - 2018BAPFLWEF169

The Faculty of Arts is seeking to fill a full-time (100 %) vacancy in the Department of History for a Doctoral student in the area of urban history

The position is offered in the framework of the project “B-magic. The Magic Lantern and its Cultural Impact as Visual Mass Medium in Belgium (1830-1940)”.

B-magic is a four-year EOS-funded project, which started in March 2018 and will be conducted at two Flemish (UAntwerp and KULeuven) and two French-speaking universities (ULB and UCL), in collaboration with an art college (KASK Ghent) and an international partner (UUtrecht). This project will write the as yet unwritten history of the magic lantern as a mass medium in Belgium. The lantern was the first visual mass medium to contest the printed word as a primary mode of information and instruction. The B-magic consortium will research the pivotal role of the magic lantern in Belgian society from the country’s independence (1830) up to 1940, when its use declined. To this end, it brings together an interdisciplinary team of researchers from Performance Studies, Cinema and Media Studies, Urban History, History of Science and Knowledge, Communication Studies, Semiotics, and Narratology. For more information on this vacancy, click here. For other available vacancies see