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Study Opportunities

Post-Doc and PhD Grants: The following announcement is issued by the Graduate School for East and
Southeast European Studies at Munich University. It is, however,
explicitly open to people doing research in Ottoman and Turkish Studies
as these fields are part of the scope defined by the research programme
of the school.

The Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies invites
applications for
5 Doctoral Positions (according to the German TV-L) and 5 PhD Scholarships.
These positions and scholarships are available from November 15, 2013
for two years initially. Subject to evidence of satisfactory progress at
the end of this period, they will be extended for a maximum of eighteen
The Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies is a
cooperative venture organized by the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität
(LMU) in Munich and the University of Regensburg. The School is funded
by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) as part of the German
Excellence Initiative from November 2012 until October 2017. Research at
the Graduate School will be conducted in three broad, interdisciplinary
.    Origins and Forms of Social and Political Change
.    Cultural Systems
.    Infrastructure, Migration and Transfer of Knowledge

Research at the Graduate School especially focuses on interrelations and
interdependencies between East and Southeast Europe and other regions of
the World. A lively interest in interdisciplinary research questions and
sensitivity for transnational and spatial perspectives are therefore
In the context of its primary focus on East and Southeast Europe, the
Graduate School draws on the following disciplines: History, Literary
and Language Studies, Art History, Theater Studies, Political Sciences
and Law. In the context of cross-regional comparisons and transfer
studies the School’s expertise in Area Studies is complemented by
insights from Chinese, Japanese and North American Studies.
For further information see: www.gs-oses.de
The doctoral positions are available for a period of two years with the
option of extension for another eighteen months. Remuneration is based
on Grade E 13 TV-L (65%) of the German Public Service Salary Scale. The
teaching obligation amounts to one SPW.
PhD Scholarships are awarded for two years with the option of extension
for another eighteen months. A basic monthly stipend of 1.365 Euro is
provided, plus travel funds, grants for material costs as well as
child-care expenses in accordance with DFG guidelines where applicable.
The holders of both the doctoral positions and the scholarships will be
expected to successfully conduct an independent research project, which
contributes to the graduate school’s fields of research. Participation
in the graduate school’s seminars and qualification program is mandatory.
In an international working environment the Graduate School offers ideal
conditions for the realization of excellent research projects in the
Humanities as well as in Social and Legal Studies which focus on East
and Southeast Europe, and the interconnections of this region with other
regions of the world.
The Graduate School is committed to equal opportunity and to the
compatibility of family and career. It therefore explicitly encourages
applications from women. As an international research institution, the
School particularly welcomes applications from abroad. Applicants with
disabilities possessing essentially equivalent qualifications will
receive preferential consideration.


.    very good graduate degree (Master’s, Magister, German Diploma,
State Examination or equivalent degree)
.    independent research project within the fields of interest to the
Graduate School
.    interest in interdisciplinary research questions and sensitivity
for transnational and spatial perspectives
.    knowledge of German and English
.    knowledge of a third language
.    Resumé and References
.    research proposal of 4 to 6 pages
.    work plan and time schedule
.    Curriculum Vitae
.    certificate of eligibility for admission to university and degree
.    abstract of the Master’s thesis
.    list of publications if applicable
.    references by two university professors

Please submit the complete application online to
Closing date for applications is September 1, 2013.

PhD candidates are chosen on merit, based on criteria such as the
originality of the research project and feasibility of the work plan,
the scientific potential of the applicant and her/his previous academic
achievements, ability to interact und cooperate within the context of
the Graduate School, and willingness to contribute to theoretical and
methodological questions.
Eligible candidates will be invited to Munich on October 7, 2013, for an
interview with the two speakers of the Graduate School, the Admission
Committee and their future advisors. Following the interview, the
Admission Committee will decide on the candidate’s admission to the
Graduate School and the offer of a doctoral position or a PhD scholarship.
For more information please contact:
Caroline Fricke, M.A.
Graduate School for East and
Southeast European Studies
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Maria-Theresia-Straße 21
81675 München
Fon: 089 2180-5485
Fax: 089 2180-17760
E-mail: caroline.fricke@lmu.de


Dr. des. Heidrun Hamersky
Graduate School for East and
Southeast European Studies
Universität Regensburg
Landshuter Straße 4
93047 Regensburg
Germany    Germany
Fon +49+941-943-5332
Fax +49+941-943-5363
E-mail: heidrun.hamersky@ur.de

Workshop: “18.YÜZYILDA OSMANLI İMPARATORLUĞU: SÜREKLİLİK VE DEĞİŞİM ” (The Ottoman Empire in the Eighteenth Century, Continuity and Change). This workshop is the continuation of the previous workshop on the “Ottoman Empire in the 17th Century: Crisis and Transformation” organized by İstanbul Şehir University and co-sponsored by Tarih Vakfı in June 2012. We welcome the participation of the audience in panel discussions. 

Summer School: Ottoman Art and Architecture. Art of the Sultans: Ottoman Art and Architecture 22-26 July 2012 at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London Dr. Antonia Gatward Cevizli. Course fee: £455

Email: short.courses@courtauld.ac.uk

Workshop: The Assassination Attempt on Abdülhamid II (1905): Rethinking Ottoman-European Entanglements. Date : June 20-21, 2013. Venue : University of Antwerp (Belgium).

For programme and directions: http://www.ua.ac.be/download.aspx?c=.POLGESCH&n=64878&ct=62585&e=320161
For registration and information:  houssine.alloul@ua.ac.be

Summer School: Learn Turkish, Experience Turkey. İşik University, Istanbul. 4 week program July 1-26 2013. Application Deadline May 31 2013.


PhD Opportunities: Available in the Cluster of Excellence for “Religion and Politics” at the University of Munster, Germany


Post Doctorial Research Fellow: United States-Israel Educational Foundation – Fulbright Post Doctoral Research Fellow – all disciplines


Doctoral Seminar: “Turkish Nationalism: Approaching Ottoman and Islamic Legacies beyond Ethnicity, Secularism, and Westernism” September 13-14, 2013, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Basel (Switzerland) with Prof. Dr. Erik J. Zürcher and Prof. Dr. M. Hakan Yavuz as guest lecturers.


Summer School: Koç University’s intensive epigraphy course which will take place at the Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations building between July 1-19 this summer.


New Online Database: ISAM Library has just announced a new online database. This database includes Ottoman imperial and provincial salnames and nevsals. As of the moment, 523 pieces are available in the database as full-text PDF’s.


Study Abroad Course to Turkey: Society, Politics, and Economy in Modern Turkey: Sociology of Turkey – A Non-Orientalist Approach to Turkey and Turkish Society- June 17-July 8,



Field School course in Turkey, June 1-28, 2013: focuses on ethnographic research methods and an exploration of Turkey’s innovation ecosystem. The course gives students an opportunity to conduct qualitative field research on social innovation, social change and social entrepreneurship, using some of Turkey’s most compelling social ventures as our field site. This course is an excellent introduction to Turkish culture, and also a good opportunity for students to experience Turkey as a field site and practice research methods *before* committing to larger,
long-term research projects.


Empires and Interactions across the Early Modern World, 1400-1800: June 3-June 28 at Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri. The Institute invites applications for twenty-two university teachers and three advanced graduate students to participate as NEH Summer Scholars
in a four-week program of lectures, discussions, field trips, and independent research on early modern world history.


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