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Groningen Centre for Health and Humanities

The Groningen Centre for Health & Humanities (GCH2 ) unites researchers working on a diverse range of topics. These include the history of medicine and the body, historical demography, gender, health politics, art history, architecture, linguistics and literary studies. Our interdisciplinary research is aimed at understanding the cultural, historical, social, and political mechanisms of health and wellbeing. Together with health professionals and policy makers, we then ask how we can apply this body of knowledge in every-day practice.

PhD Scholarship 'Sustainable Health: Historical Models'

The Faculty of Arts and Campus Fryslân (both at the University of Groningen, NL) offer a four year studentship to complete a PhD within a joint interdisciplinary project led by Prof. Rina Knoeff and Dr. Valentina Gallo

The PhD project is located at the crossroads of medical history and public health and has been formulated in response to the COVID-19 crisis. In relation to the UG theme of healthy societies and the strategic plan of the Aletta Jacobs School for Public Health, we aim at involving historical ‘models’ of preventive/lifestyle medicine in designing this ’new better normal’. We invite proposals for a PhD project on the history of lifestyle medicine and/or preventive health, preferably in the period 1650 - 1900. The proposal must consider environmental and social aspects and be formulated in conversation with recent trends in medical and health humanities.

Application deadline: 31 October 23:59 pm / before 1 November 2021 Dutch local time (CET).

We recommend you contact either Rina Knoeff or Valentina Gallo before applying for the scholarship.

Please do not use the contact details above for applications. Use the official position-advertisement on the university website.

PhD-Position 'White Sisters and nursing practices in East Africa, 1890-present' (1.0 FTE)

Within the Chair Group of Economic and Social History, Faculty of Arts at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, a PhD research position on the broader project “White Sisters, nursing practices, and reproductive health in East Africa, 1890-present” is currently available. The PhD project takes the congregation of the White Sisters as a case study to examine through a critical, intersectional lens the historical changes in (missionary) nursing and care practices in colonial and postcolonial East Africa. Underlying gender, racial, and cultural tensions between nurses and doctors, nurses and patients, and colonial and indigenous nurses are central.

Application deadline: 31 October 11:59pm / before 1 November 2021 Dutch local time (CET).

A concise project proposal is available upon request. For this and other information, contact Prof. Hilde Bras

Please do not use the contact details above for applications. Use the official position-advertisement on the university website.

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