Six 1-year postdoc fellowships in Global History and Governance at the Scuola Superiore Meridionale in Naples (Italy) for the academic year 2021-2022

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The Scuola Superiore Meridionale invites applications for six 1-year (renewable for up to 3 years) postdoc fellowships in Global History and Governance at the Scuola Superiore Meridionale in Naples (Italy) for the academic year 2021-2022


Host Institution: Scuola Superiore Meridionale at the University of Naples Federico II, Napoli (Italy) Website:



Scholarship amount: € 35,000 per year (in Italy scholarships are almost tax exempted).

Extra research funds up to € 3,500 per year


Starting date: November 2021


The program in Global History and Governance:

Research projects should focus on the globalization processes that have characterized various features of the planet and should take a comparative approach. Only projects with a chronological research period between the 16th and 21st centuries will be taken into consideration. Projects can take either a macro or microscale approach to the research topic at hand.

Specifically, research projects focusing on the following areas will be held in high regard for consideration: the relations between historical processes, legal regimes and the organization of power; the interdependencies between economic, political, legal, cultural and social factors; and the circulation, exchange and interconnection of ideas, people, institutions, legal cultures, political models, concepts, rights and goods on a global scale.

By way of example, projects may address themes related to: empires in modern and contemporary ages; states, wars and violence in the 19th and 20th centuries; history of slavery and forced labor; Europe's legal heritage and its integration; religions and the sacred in the modern and contemporary world; history, conceptions and practices of citizenship; states, nations, languages, peoples, classes; legal comparison in modern and contemporary ages; European and international institutions; technical standards, indicators, global finance and trade; public powers, private powers and global governance; general principles of law and methods of dispute resolution.


But for research missions, conferences, etc. successful applicants have to reside in Naples and are expected to organize and direct seminars for no more than 50 hours per year for SSM undergraduate and graduate students. Fellowships are initially for one year but can be renewed for a maximum of an additional two years.


Admission requirements:

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. awarded between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2020. They must also have an excellent command of English and possibly of a second or third language other than their mother tongue. As part of the application, candidates should submit a research project in a subject relevant to the research program, following the instructions detailed in the Call for Applications and a syllabus.


Application deadline: August 31, 2021, 02:00 pm (CET)


Further details on the research programs and instructions about how to apply can be found here:


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