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Positions in Cultural Heritage and Identity: Material and Intangible Heritage


Cultural heritage - material, intangible, natural, spatial, virtual, digital - forms an integral part of identity formation, both in the past and present. To understand this link attention needs to be paid to the historical development of the concept of heritage and the various meanings of heritage in local and global settings, as well as to the production processes and sustainable curation of different forms of cultural heritage. The increased digitization of heritage also requires new approaches and considerations. We seek to strengthen existing expertise and shape new directions in the area of cultural heritage and identity, related to contemporary societal debates, technological developments, and critical reflection.

We are looking for candidates with areas of expertise that may include but are not limited to:

  • Digital humanities
  • Environmental humanities
  • Critical heritage and archive studies
  • History and anthropology of heritage
  • Materiality and material science
  • Local/regional histories and material culture
  • Conservation and curation
  • Health heritage
  • Cultural heritage in the Northern Netherlands in a global perspective
  • Cooperation and dissent in digitization of heritage


Depending on the candidates’ experience and expertise they will be embedded in one or more of the following degree programmes:

  • BA programmes in American Studies; Archaeology; Arts, Culture and Media; Art History; Classical Studies; Dutch Language and Culture; European Languages and Cultures; History; International Relations and Organizations; Media Studies; Middle Eastern Studies; Minorities & Multilingualism
  • (Research)MA programmes in Archaeology; Arts & Culture; Classical, Medieval and Early Modern Studies; Classics and Ancient Civilizations; Digital Humanities; Dutch Studies; North American Studies; History; Media Studies; Middle Eastern Studies; Modern History and International Relations


Depending on the candidates’ experience and expertise they will be embedded one or more faculty research institutes and centres and university-wide research schools and centres. Options include but are not limited to:

Faculty of Arts:
  • Groningen Research Institute for the Study of Culture (ICOG):
    • Centre for Arts in Society (AiS)
    • Centre for Historical Studies (CHS)
    • Centre for Media and Journalism Studies (CMJS)
  • Groningen Institute for Archeology (GIA)
University-wide research institute and schools:
  • Jantina Tammes School for Digital Society, Technology, and Artificial Intelligence
  • Rudolf Agricola School for Sustainable Development
  • Centre for Digital Humanities
  • CRASIS – Interfaculty studies of the Ancient World.

How to apply?

For information about the application procedure including the application form, see the application procedure page.


For more information you may contact about the positions in Cultural Heritage and Identity – Material and intangible heritage you may contact dr. Lidewijde de Jong.

Please do not use the email address shown above to apply.

Last modified:16 December 2022 3.37 p.m.