Two-year Postdoc position in History / History of science and technology / Heritage or museum studies / French or British studies (Aix-en-Provence, France)

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The Laboratoire d’Études et de Recherche sur le Monde Anglophone, Aix-Marseille University (AMU), is shortly to commence a major academic research project, “Museums and Industry: Long Histories of Collaboration” (MaILHoC).
Working with partners in the UK, Spain, and Norway, as well as with the thinktank Demos and the University of London Press, the aim of the project is to explore the impacts of industrial patronage – with a particular focus on the ethical dimensions of this relationship – on European museums of science and industry in both comparative and historical context.

The project will compare insights drawn from a wide spread of historical case studies (ranging from the construction of museum galleries to corporate science centres and the organisation of World Expos) with a range of contemporary workshops exploring the ethics of industrial patronage from a variety of perspectives.
Alongside the production of a range of scholarship, MaILHoC will also produce a thinktank style report, and promote a range of debates, discussions and workshops.
This position is based at AMU’s Humanities Faculty in Aix-en-Provence. Travel to archives in France and Britain will be required, as will participation in events organised by the various partners.
Full details may be found here:
Application deadline: 28/02/2023
Starting date: 22/05/2023