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PhD positions: ERC project BodyCapital

Societies, actors and government in Europe, SAGE UMR7363
ERC BodyCapital
Call for PhD funding applications

The ERC Advanced Grant programme “The healthy self as body capital: individuals, market-based societies and body politics in visual twentieth century Europe (BodyCapital)” led by Christian Bonah (Université de Strasbourg) and Anja Laukötter (MPIHD, Berlin) on the understanding of body capital and its history, through the twentieth century history of visual mass media (film, TV, Internet) and inédits (amateur, family and private visuals) is now accepting applications for up to 3 three-year PhD positions.

The application deadline is 20 May 2017.
Interviews will be scheduled on the Monday 26 June 2017 in Strasbourg (in-person interviews will be preferential, with some travel funding provided upon request). The contracts will begin 1 September 2017.

Project description:
Do you know how much rapid eye movement (REM) sleep you need to work efficiently, do you look at food labels to ensure that you are getting all the required vitamins and minerals or know someone who uses a step counter to know if they are getting enough physical activity? These are just a few examples of our perceptions of health and the resulting individual practices in twentieth century Europe. In fact, this century may be characterized by the development of products and techniques for the body and its health. Bodily health has evolved as a new form of capital (Bourdieu 1979): a form of symbolic capital that can be transformed into economic capital. These are not only witnessed by, but contributed to and were affected by, a flood of visual media that circulated transnationally in the advent of a media society. Thus at the center of the research group investigations are moving images that are oriented towards the idea of informing, improving or educating on life and health. Continue reading

Postdoctoral Positions in Society and Neuroscience (Columbia University)

Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience

Columbia University is pleased to announce three postdoctoral positions for researchers who have earned the doctorate, or its equivalent, in a humanities or social science discipline—such as psychiatry, psychology, public health, law, history, economics, literature, philosophy, anthropology, sociology, journalism, music and the arts—and who have extensive acquaintance with and critical understanding of neuroscience research.  These Presidential Scholars will form the inaugural members of an innovative program that will eventually include nine postdoctoral positions and a large group of mentors and affiliated faculty from the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Over the last decade, Columbia University has assembled a distinguished group of neuroscientific researchers in the Zuckerman Mind, Brain, Behavior Institute which, with the infusion of new funds and a new building, stands poised to become one of the most important loci of neuroscience research in the world. Columbia University is committed to supplementing the groundbreaking experimental inquiry of the neuroscience faculty by systematic investigation into the conceptual underpinnings and the social foundations and consequences of such newly obtained knowledge.  The Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience will add the perspective of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences to intensify and broaden the neuroscientific research base and help advance transformative interdisciplinary research throughout the University.

The goal of this interdisciplinary experiment is to train and foster a new generation of scholars with the capacity to advance understanding of the humanist and social dimensions of mind, brain, and behavior.  In order to foster true interdisciplinary research, each Presidential Scholar will work very closely with two senior mentors, one drawn from neuroscience and the other from the humanities or social science discipline closest to the work of the scholar.  The Presidential Scholars, mentors, and affiliated faculty will meet bi-weekly throughout the academic year, inviting guest discussions from accomplished scholars around the world and serving as a locus for the Presidential Scholars’ presentation of their own work.

Successful applicants will be appointed in the Center for Science and Society at Columbia University.  Appointments will be made at the level of postdoctoral scholar or scientist, or associate research scholar or scientist, with a start date of July 1, 2015 for the 2015-16 academic year.  Renewal for the second and third years will be based on satisfactory performance.  The annual salary will be approximately $80,000, plus benefits.


Eligibility Requirements: Candidates must hold the doctoral degree by July 1, 2015 (and have received the doctorate after July 1, 2010) in a humanities or social science discipline, and must demonstrate extensive acquaintance with and critical understanding of an aspect of neuroscience.

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2015 and will continue until the positions are filled.  All applications must be submitted through Columbia University’s online Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS) and must include:  a cover letter of application, curriculum vitae, dissertation abstract, writing sample of up to 30 pages (article or book chapter),  proposal for an interdisciplinary research project (or projects) that builds on your own disciplinary background and an aspect of neuroscientific research,  work sample or portfolio (if applicable – for applicants with a background in the Arts), and three letters of reference.   For more information and to apply, please go to

For questions about the application process, please contact

Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.


Fulbright Freud Visiting Scholar of Psychoanalysis, 2015-16



Fulbright-Freud Visiting Scholar of Psychoanalysis, 2015-16

Deadline: August 1, 2014

Length of Grant: 4 months

Starting Date: October 1, 2015 or March 1, 2016

Location: Sigmund Freud Foundation and Sigmund Freud Museum in Vienna

Benefits: This award includes a travel grant of Euro 800, medical and accident insurance, and a monthly stipend of Euro 3,300 per month for four months.

Language: The Austrian Fulbright Commission expects Fulbright-Freud scholars to have a high level of German proficiency, although English may be used as the language of instruction.

Qualifications: Open to associate and full professors. Several years of teaching/lecturing or professional experience in relevant fields of psychoanalysis.

Grant Activity: Conduct research at the Sigmund Freud Foundation in Vienna and teach between one or two courses or seminars on a topic related to the research project at a Viennese host institution. Applicants should explain why their research needs to be conducted in Vienna. Details of teaching assignment are to be arranged by the Sigmund Freud Foundation and the Austrian Fulbright Commission in consultation with grantee.

Specialization(s): human sciences, cultural studies, theory and/or practice of psychoanalysis, psychoanalytic studies, neurosciences in relation to psychoanalysis, arts related to psychoanalysis.

Comments: Applicants must solicit a letter of invitation from the Sigmund Freud Foundation by submitting a curriculum vitae and research/lecturing proposal. Grantee will have a workstation in the library of the Sigmund Freud Museum. Visit for more information about the Freud Museum.

Contact person: Dr. Daniela Finzi, Research, Sigmund Freud Foundation, Berggasse 19, A 1090 Vienna; ph. +431 319 15 96 0; fax: +431 317 02 79; e-Mail:

Dr. Daniela Finzi
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin
Sigmund Freud Privatstiftung
Berggasse 19, 1090 Wien
T +43 1 319 15 96-15
F +43 1 317 02 79


Seeking graduate student for summer research opportunity (Montreal)

Eugene Raikhel (Comparative Human Development, UChicago) and Stephanie Lloyd (Anthropology/Psychiatry, Laval U/McGill U) are seeking a graduate student to carry out ethnographic and archival research on a Montreal-based brain bank. The position is part of a broader research project examining the ways in which concepts of suicidal risk are being reframed by research in neuroscience and epigenetics. Applicants should be familiar with qualitative research methods in the social sciences, and ideally have a background in medical anthropology, medical sociology, science and technology studies, or the history of science and medicine. Research will be carried out over the course of eight to twelve weeks between June and September 2014, and will be based in Montreal, QC. Fluency in French is preferable. This is a paid position. This project would be particularly appropriate as the basis for a Master’s thesis or its equivalent.

Please contact Eugene Raikhel ( if interested.

Doctoral position in History of Psychology and “Psy” disciplines – Université de Lausanne

Doctoral position 80-100%

History of Psychology

LARPSYDIS, Institut de Psychologie, Faculté des Sciences sociales et politiques

Prof. Rémy Amouroux


Master’s degree in Psychology, History and/or Philosophy

Desired profile:

A strong interest in history of psychology and more broadly in history of the “psy disciplines” (psychology, psychiatry, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis):

  • Strong interest in research and teaching in history of psychology
  • Strong interest in archives
  • The ability to conduct research independently
  • Good knowledge of French is valued

Description of work tasks:

  • Research: Writing of a PhD thesis (50%)
  • Teaching: Involvement in teaching program (40%)
  • Administration: Involvement in administrative tasks (10%)

Taking of office: 01.09.2014 or soon thereafter

Contract duration: renewable up to a total duration of 5 years

Application:  Please send your application including an application letter detailing your motivation (1), your Curriculum Vitae (2), your master’s thesis (3), and a 2-3-page document that describes your PhD research interest (4), to Rémy Amouroux ( before 30 May 2014. 

Deadline for application: 30 May 2014


To see the link to the original French posting, click here.

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Science, Medicine and Literature – Oxford

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Science, Medicine and Literature at the University of Oxford. The fellowship is for two years, starting in September or October 2013. The successful applicant will be based in either the Faculty of English Language and Literature, or the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, depending on the area of specialism. The proposed project may be in any area of science, medicine and literature studies, from the medieval period through to contemporary times, and in English or a European language (with a preference for French, Italian or German). Closing date March 12.

For further details see

Mary Louise Nickerson Research Fellowship in Neurology History – Osler Library (McGill University)

Mary Louise Nickerson Research Fellowship in Neuro History

Osler Library – McGill University (Montréal)

We invite applications from a variety of researchers, including graduate students, independent scholars, and professionals.

Established in 2011 by Granville H. Nickerson, M.D., C.M., in honour and in memory of his wife, Mary Louise, the fellowship will allow a scholar to carry out research in the history of neurology using the Neuro History archival and artifact collections at the Osler Library, the Montreal Neurological Institute, and the McGill University Archives, the centrepiece of which is the Dr. Wilder Penfield Archive in the Osler Library. The Osler Library’s collections are listed in the McGill Library Catalogue and the Osler Library Archives Collection website.

Terms: Value varies depending on the project, to a maximum of $10,000. More than one fellowship may be awarded during each fiscal year. The fellow is required to carry out research in Montreal during the 2013-14 fiscal year (May 2013-April 2014). May be renewable.

Requirements: We invite applications from a variety of researchers, including graduate students, independent scholars, and professionals. Preference will be given to applicants spending at least one month in Montreal to take advantage of the rare and unique materials held at the Osler Library and McGill University. Fellows will be required to submit a report of their work suitable for publication in the Osler Library Newsletter and may be requested to give a brief presentation at the university.

How to Apply: Applicants should fill in the application form available on the website. Applicants must also submit a CV, a detailed project proposal and arrange for two letters of recommendation, as described in the application. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please send all documentation attached to an email to Files should have the name of the applicant, Nickerson, and the year (e.g. Smith_Nickerson_2013_application).

Deadline: All documentation must be received by March 15th, 2013.


For More Information: please contact Christopher Lyons, Head Librarian, Osler Library of the History of Medicine, McGill University, or 514-398-4475, ext. #09847.

Thank you,


Anna Dysert

Liaison Librarian

Osler Library of the History of Medicine

 514 398 4475 ex 09861

PhD candidate, Department of History

McGill University

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