En doktorandtjänst i naturalhistoriskt samlande i Norge under 1800-talet är utlyst vid universitetet i Oslo:
In the Afterlives of Natural History project we investigate natural history as a set of specific practices. Following the “end of natural history” in the late 18th century (Lepenies 1976), knowledge about the vast, infinitely complex object of nature was distributed across a wide range of disciplines, including biology, geology, chemistry, and physics, but also history, folklore and anthropology. We look for a fellow that will study collecting practices in the 19th century, with a focus on natural history collecting. How was 19th century Norwegian natural history collecting organized and practiced? And how were humanist and naturalist practices intertwined? The person appointed will be an important contributor to one subproject, as well as an important participant in the entire research team. We will develop experimental workshops and labs where we probe and discuss the history and contemporary importance of natural history as well as how natural history practices can help us develop new ways of working across disciplines.
To apply you must submit a project proposal that focuses on collecting in the 19th century, outlining research questions, methodological choices and what kind of empirical material you plan to use. This fellowship will be part of subproject 3, which will investigate the relationship between natural history and humanist collecting in the 18th century.
Doktorandjänsten ingår i forskningsprogrammet Afterlives of Natural History under ledning av Brita Brenna.
Sista ansökningsdag 15 december. Läs mer här.