The new Cluster ROOTS – Social, Environmental, and Cultural Connectivity in Past Societies in the frame of the German Excellence Initiative explores social, environmental, and cultural processes that have substantially shaped past human development (and which are still active today). Research is organized in six research units (i.e. subclusters) covering six foci: (1) Environmental hazards and impacts; (2) Dietary intake and disease; (3) Knowledge production, technology, and innovation; (4) Population agglomeration and urbanisation; (5) Social differentiation and inequalities; and (6) Conflict and conciliation. The ROOTS ’Reflective Turn‘ will enable cross-disciplinary dialogue and enquiries within and between the research foci, providing an overarching theoretical frame.

Therefore, we invite applications for the following positions to begin as soon as possible:

18 Doctoral Positions

We seek candidates with an excellent master or diploma degree in one of the following disciplines: archaeology (pre- and protohistory), history (medieval and ancient history), philosophy, linguistics, romance literature, Germanic medieval studies , geosciences (geology, geochemistry, geography), biology, ecology, environmental science, material science or science in generell, chemistry.

The application deadline for all positions is 06/05/2019.

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Redaktion: Ursula Winter