PhD position in transnational mining history
In cooperation with the Centre for the Social History of Limburg (SHCL) and the Centre for the Regional History of Limburg (RHCL), the Department of History in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers a PhD position in transnational mining history. The project centres around the Domaniale Mijn, a mining company operating between Kerkrade and Aachen (Aix-la-Chapelle) on the border of Dutch and German territory. The archives of the company have recently been catalogued and offer a wide range of opportunities for research, also in a comparative framework. Different perspectives, ranging from business history to socio-economic history, and from the history of technology to environmental history can be fruitfully explored. The candidate’s preference and background will play a major role in the focus and approach that the project will eventually adopt.