PhD Scholarship in History, University of Groningen, Netherlands

Expires on: 06/24/2024

Within the Chair Group of Economic and Social History, Faculty of Arts at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, a fully funded PhD position is currently available. The position will be within the ERC-funded project “Coping with decline: Comparative social-historical analysis of depopulation and community welfare in Europe, 1950-2022 (DEPOP)”.

The overarching goal of the ERC project is to comparatively examine the links between regional depopulation and welfare decline, specifically in the areas of health and care, in Europe for the period of the past 70 years. We will analyse: (macro-level) population trajectories and state welfare provision data, available as reports and regional statistics; (meso-level) collective coping strategies through social organisations, collected through their archives and witness seminars, and (micro-level) individual coping strategies, examined through existing and new oral histories.


The successful candidate has a (Research) Master’s degree in History or a related discipline (demography, sociology, human geography). Areas of expertise may include one or more fields: socio-economic history, population history, regional history, history of health and care, history of welfare, history of social policy, history of collective action and oral history. Expertise and affinity with archival research and oral history is desirable.

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