Global History of Technology – Five Three-Year Doctoral Positions Announced

Darmstadt University of Technology (TU Darmstadt), near Frankfurt, Germany, announces five three-year

positions for doctoral students – 50 %

(with the option of a two-year extension) at GLOBAL-HOT, beginning October 1, 2017. We welcome applications from talented and diligent students willing to explore new research perspectives, empirically and methodologically, for a truly global history of technology.

Application deadline: June 06, 2017

Prof. Hård among the Africa Programme’s doctoral students, Foto: Katrin Binner / TU Darmstadt

GLOBAL-HOT is a historical project led by Professor Mikael Hård. It investigates the fate of machines and technical systems in various parts of the world from 1850 to 2000. The team members investigate the persistent use of indigenous technologies along with globalized ones, as well as the emergence of hybrid solutions. The goal is to increase our understanding of the relationships between the development and use of technologies in Europe and North America on the one hand and the so-called Global South on the other. Some of the topics and areas of particular interest include:

  • The local translation of internationally available plans, designs, and practices
  • Technological encounters and the emergence of hybrid artifacts in the Global South
  • The continued application of locally embedded practices and know-how
  • The maintenance, operation, and repair of buildings and infrastructures
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Birte Förster

Dr. Birte Förster unterrichtet seit 2008 Neuere und Neueste Geschichte an der TU Darmstadt

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Dr. Birte Förster unterrichtet seit 2008 Neuere und Neueste Geschichte an der TU Darmstadt

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