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Applying for Fellowships in Europe: Postdocs in France (repost)

This is a repost from 2016 when Dr Tom Williams discussed the postdoc job market in France. Tom Williams is currently a maître de conferences in British history at the University of Angers. What did you do your PhD on? I did my a DPhil (Oxford, 2010) on the political uses of the past in French-German border …

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Voices of Early Career Researchers: Heather Campbell on working for Career Services and Learning Development in higher education

Welcome back to ‘Voices of Early Career Researchers’, a monthly feature on the French History Network blog. Each month we’ll post a short interview with an Early Career Researcher of History, giving you an insight of the different paths that recent PhD holders are following in and outside of academia. We invite our interviewees to …

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Applying for… Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships (2)

Our final summer testimonial is from Dr. Ed Naylor discussing Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships. He is a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow at the University of Portsmouth.   What did you do your PhD on and what is your current project? I obtained my PhD in 2011 at Queen Mary, University of London. My doctoral thesis was …

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Applying for… Postdocs in France

The sixth testimonial is by Dr Tom Williams discussing the postdoc job market in France. Tom Williams is currently a maître de conferences in British history at the University of Angers. What did you do your PhD on? I did my a DPhil (Oxford, 2010) on the political uses of the past in French-German border regions. …

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Applying for… British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships

The fifth testimonial is by Dr Alex Fairfax-Cholmeley discussing British Academy Postdocs. Alex is currently in the second year of his British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History department at the University of Exeter, where he is also Lecturer in European History (1750-1900).   What did you do your PhD on? My PhD was a …

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Applying for… Junior Research Fellowships

The fourth testimonial is from Dr. Claire Morelon discussing Junior Research Fellowships. Claire, whose work focusses on the city of Prague in the Great War, is a JRF at Queen’s College at the University of Oxford. Her French background makes this an extremely useful testimonial showing the possibility of transnational postdoctoral moves. What did you …

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Applying for… Postdoctoral Research Funding in Germany

The third testimonial comes from Dr. Andrew Wells his experience in Germany ; his piece speaks to so much more, though. Andy is currently at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. A Reflection on Postdoctoral Research Funding in Germany An academic career can make some heavy demands on your life, and often confronts us with difficult decisions. Perhaps the trickiest …

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Applying for… Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellwships

The second testimonial comes from Dr. Simon Jackson discussing Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships. He is a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow at the University of Birmingham, where he also holds a permanent lectureship in Modern Middle Eastern History. What did you do your PhD on? I did my PhD in the History Department at NYU, with …