Annoncement: 4 PhD students in Environmental Humanities, Royal Institute of Technology

[via KTH]

Royal Institute of Technology, Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment, announces 4 PhD positions in environmental humanities.

Applications are invited for 12 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) to study for a PhD in different locations within the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network ENHANCE (Environmental Humanities for a Concerned Europe). We seek four (4) PhD students for the Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment, KTH Architecture and the Built Environment, KTH Royal Institute of Technology for our four-year programme in History of Science, Technology and Environment.

The successful candidates will participate in the network’s training activities and work placements in Germany, Italy, Sweden, and the UK. Regular meetings and workshops will supplement the support provided at the different host institutions. ENHANCE is an EU-funded doctoral program consisting of 4 European academic partners which, together with their non-academic associates, operate within a transnational network dedicated to cross-disciplinary research in the Environmental Humanities field. The main aims of ENHANCE are to provide its PhD candidates with the academic and complementary skills training to place them at the forefront of a new generation of Environmental Humanities research; to lay down the foundation for a structured, sustainable approach to doctoral training in Environmental Humanities at the EU level; and to provide potential employment in a wide variety of environmentally oriented careers including an academic career. Research and training will concentrate on three major areas––natural disasters and cultures of risk, history of science and technology, and environmental ethics––and will address a series of core interlocking issues: wilderness and conservation; flooding and drought; climate change and risk; and waste, environmental justice, and environmental health.

Deadline for applications 20 April 2015

More information here.



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