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PhD Scholarship in History / Law / Russian History / History of Medicine / History of Law or Cultural Studies

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PhD Scholarship in History / Law / Russian History / History of Medicine / History of Law or Cultural Studies

 

The Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context” at Heidelberg University invites applications for 1 PhD scholarships (3 years) on Soviet War Crimes Trials Policy in the Far East (1944-1949) within the Junior Research Group (JRG) "Transcultural Justice: Legal Flows and the Emergence of International Justice within the East Asian War Crimes Trials, 1946-1954”.

 

The JRG examines the interaction between War Crimes trials policy in Europe and Asia after 1945, and focuses on institutions and legal staff as agents of concepts and norms which later became codified as UN standard. For more information concerning the JRG "Transcultural Justice” see   http://www.asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de/en/research/junior-research-groups/jrg-transcultural-justice.html

 

Applicants must hold a Master’s degree in one of the following disciplines (History , Law, Chinese Studies , Russian History , History of Medicine , History of Law or Cultural Studies), as well as language skills in at least one to the project relevant language (Chinese , Russian). Applicants must be able to communicate effectively in written and spoken English, as the Cluster’s working language is English.

 

The successful applicants will be expected to complete a Ph.D. dissertation on the Soviet War Crimes trials policy in Far East and Soviet perceptions of International Justice, focusing on the trial at Khabarovsk (1949), the charge of bacteriological warfare ("Unit 731 case") and on Law scholar Aron Trainin in particular.

 

The scholarship will start on 1 April 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter, and is awarded for 3 years. The scholarship includes a stipend of EUR 1.200 per month and access to travel funds.

 

Applications must include a CV, academic transcripts, a short proposal of the planned PhD project (not more than three pages), and one letter of recommendation by a university scholar.

 

Heidelberg University is an equal opportunity/affirmative-action employer. In case of equality of qualification and suitability of applicants, the applications made by female researchers will be given preferential consideration. We also encourage applications from disabled persons.

 

Complete applications are to be submitted electronically by February 1, 2013, to the following address: lingen@asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de

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