Ausschreibung: research assistant (praedoc) with 65%-part-time job (FMI Berlin)

Bewerbungsschluss: 08. April 2019

Fachbereich Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaften - Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut

Research assistant (praedoc) with 65%-part-time job limited to 3 years Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L FU reference code: Projekt- Sicherheit und Zivilgesellschaft, März 2019, Nr.1

Supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, the Russo-German collaborative project deals with the internment of subjects of the Tsarist Empire in Germany and of Germans in Russia from the beginning of the First World War until the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II (February 1917). Major analytical dimensions are the internment policies, the opposition to them as well as the mutual perceptions and reactions. The two governments and subordinate state authorities frequently justified internment by references to ‘security’. Yet these stringent measures endangered liberty as a crucial foundation of civil societies, which still existed as pockets in the First World War. In particular, liberals, social democrats as well as pacifist politicians, intellectuals and humanitarian organizations attempted to restrict security policies in the two countries. In the project, the complex and ambivalent relationship between security cultures and the norms of civil society will be analysed by investigating the propaganda and policies of internment that were directed against German and Russian civilian ‘enemy aliens’ in the two states, respectively.

Job description:

Promotion opportunities within the project "internment of Russians in the First World War" will be granted.

MA exam

Job expiriences:
ability to process archival sources

- excellent MA exam, studies preferably on twentieth-century German or Russian history,
- good command of German and Russian,
- willingness to collaborate in a research Team
The successful candidate must be willing to be based in Berlin.

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