Postdoctoral opportunities

3 Postdoctoral opportunities with French (labex) Pasts in the Present: History, Heritage, Memory programme

The Cluster of Excellence (labex) Pasts in the Present: history, heritage, memory is concerned with the presence of the past in contemporary society. More specifically, the cluster seeks to understand mediations of history in the digital age, politics of memory, social appropriations of the past up- and downstream from heritage policies. It is coordinated by the University Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense (UPO), in association with the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), and networks with a wide range of national and international institutions and universities.

Three projects are seeking one-year full-time postdoctoral researchers, who will conduct project research as well as developing their related own project. They are:

  1. “Ordinary” conceptions and “vernacular” vocabulary in the mediation of history
  2. Reception, use and appropriation of historical exhibitions in a commemorative context
  3. The impact of archives digitization on social sciences and humanities research

More information can be found at, and the application form is also available here. The application deadline is Monday, 12th May 2014, at 12:00.