Postdoc: Postdoctoral Research Associate East Asian Digital Humanities

Summary: Applications are invited for a postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of History at King’s College London, to participate in the ERC-funded project ‘China and the Historical Sociology of Empire’. The postholder will have a background in the digital humanities and will be working under the supervision of Dr Hilde De Weerdt (Principal Investigator), with a project team consisting of two other postdoctoral research associates, and in collaboration with the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College and a network of international collaborators. The project aims to contribute towards a better understanding of the divergent courses of the political histories of Chinese and European polities in the second millennium through the historical analysis of political communication (in the broad sense of the circulation of information about political events and institutions). The project combines traditional philological and historical research methods with the use of biographical databases, historical geographic information systems (GIS), social network analysis (SNA), and digital text analysis and visualization.