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Two Positions as Research Assistants within the Research Unit on “Voluntariness” are Available at the University of Erfurt

In 2024 several new projects are going to start within the Research Unit on “Voluntariness” (more on this soon…) and a couple of new colleagues will join our team at the Department of History in Erfurt as well. Jürgen Martschukat and Iris Schröder, PIs within our group, have developed two new projects, that will be conducted by PhD-students for the next three years. Our new sub-project in North American History will be dealing with questions of voluntariness, self-care, and health practices the US around 1865. Our new sub-project in Global History will be dedicated to the context of voluntariness, decolonization, and gender, again in postcolonial Ghana.

Historians specializing either in the field of North American History or in the field of Global History/History of Africa and are interested in exploring questions of governmentality with regard to the topic of voluntariness may apply for a part-time position as research assistant,by January 14th, 2024, at the latest. If you are interested, please submit your resume an all related documents with the online application service of the University of Erfurt.

Apply here for our project in North American History

Apply here for our project in Global History/History of Africa

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Workshop “Freiheit – Unfreiheit – Freiwilligkeit” in Berlin

On October 10, 2023, Jürgen Martschukat and Florian Wagner, PIs in our subprojects on “Voluntariness as Political Practice” and “Voluntariness and Repatriation”, are going to participate in a workshop on “Freiheit – Unfreiheit – Freiwilligkeit” at the Freie Universität Berlin.

Programm Konferenz in Graz

Conference on Solidarity and Volutnariness in Graz

On September 12 and 13, 2023, two co-investigators from the research unit will be speaking at the conference “Solidarity and Voluntarism in State-Socialist Societies” at the University of Graz, Austria. For a panel on Friday Carolyn Taratko and Elena M. E. Kiesel will be presenting aspects of their research projects on voluntariness in Ghana and the GDR.