The Faculty of Arts at the University of Antwerp is seeking to fill a full-time (100%) vacancy in the Department of History for a
Postdoctoral researcher in an ERC-funded project on historical future expectations in the Late Medieval and Early Modern Period
The candidate will contribute to the ERC Starting Grant Project “Back to the Future: Future expectations and actions in late medieval and early modern Europe, c.1400-c.1830” (https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/225075/factsheet/en), supervised by prof. dr. Jeroen Puttevils.
The post-doctoral researcher will carry out the analysis of long-term developments in the linguistic expression and rhetoric of future statements on the basis of English merchant letters for the period 1400-1830 and are mostly available in digital form. The researcher will use distant reading methods to find and categorize future statements within the English letters. Through close-reading particular letters (s)he will contextualize these future statements. The researcher will also assist and co-supervise the other team members, especially in the digital text analysis of the project.