2 PhD Opportunities: Climate, History and Society

Sabrina Peric's picture
November 1, 2015 to June 1, 2016
Alberta, Canada
Subject Fields: 
Anthropology, Archaeology, Environmental History / Studies, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, World History / Studies

We are looking for two hardworking, creative PhD students to join the University of Calgary, examining issues tied to the anthropology of climate change. The research project investigates the impact of climate change across the last five hundred years in circumpolar environments, and seeks to 1) address the longue durée of the human-environment interface; 2) describe the societal and political effects of environmental change and 3) understand the implications of past climate dynamics on present ethnographic realities. The project uses insights and methods from both the anthropology of science and historical anthropology to address these important topics. The project is archival and ethnographic in scope.

Successful candidates will have met the application requirements for both the Faculty of Graduate Studies and the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology. They should also have excellent written and verbal communication skills, a 4-year undergraduate BA degree, preferably in Anthropology and/or Archaeology and/or History, and must enjoy working independently. Experience working in archives, knowledge of northern languages and experience with interdisciplinarity  are a definite bonus! The Department of Anthropology and Archaeology guarantees a comprehensive funding package for all PhD students (Canadian and International) in years 1 through 4. For more information on the University of Calgary graduate program: http://antharky.ucalgary.ca/graduate

Candidates should contact Dr. Sabrina Peric (speric@ucalgary.ca) with an informal expression of interest and be prepared, if asked, to provide a CV, writing sample and a statement of interest.

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