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University of Erfurt again announces Herzog-Ernst scholarships

With the support of the Ernst Abbe Foundation, the University of Erfurt is once again offering Herzog-Ernst scholarships. The scholarship programme at the Gotha Research Library and the Gotha Research Centre at the University of Erfurt promotes academic study of the library holdings and the historical collections of the Justus Perthes publishing house and the Friedenstein Castle Gotha Foundation.

The main focus is on the content:

  •     culture of the european court of princes using the example of Gotha;
  •     history of publishing and book trade;
  •     cultures of knowledge and science as global, transfer and intertwined history, 16th to 20th century;
  •     reception and history of european literature, mainly 16th to early 19th century;
  •     history of the religious cultures of classical antiquity, protestantism and islam;
  •     philosophy and history of the german and european enlightenment;
  •     heterodoxy, dissidence and subversion;
  •     history of science and knowledge in the humanities, such as numismatics, oriental studies, philology;
  •     history of knowledge in the natural sciences, such as alchemy, astronomy and botany;
  •     history of knowledge of spatially oriented disciplines, such as geography, geology, ethnology and statistics, 16th to 20th century
  •     cartographic and imperial history;
  •     cartography and critical geopolitics; and
  •     object history and historical research on material culture.

Doctoral scholarships (1,300 euros per month, for 1 to 9 months) and postdoctoral scholarships (1,800 euros per month, for 1 to 6 months) are awarded. Applications for exploration scholarships for doctoral students, which are intended to enable them to begin a doctoral project, and "Text and Object" scholarships for doctoral students and postdocs, which are specifically concerned with the relationship between text and object, are particularly welcome. Projects related to the main research areas of the Research Center are also welcome (profile fellowship).

Senior Scholars are also invited to apply for a Job-Ludolf-Fellowship (reimbursement of travel and accommodation costs up to 1,500 Euro per month, for 1 to 2 months). For scholarship holders with children, a family allowance of 100 euros per month is granted. The Gotha Research Centre at the University of Erfurt is particularly pleased to receive applications from women. The earliest scholarship start date is 1 February 2021. Application deadline is 30 September 2020.

Further information / contact:
Kristina Petri
phone: 0361 / 737-1712
e-mail: herzogernst@uni-erfurt.de