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PhD studentships – Cardiff University

The Economics section at Cardiff University is advertising fully funded PhD studentships. The studentships are ‘open’, meaning that applicants can develop their own projects, including those relating to economic history. For applicants interested in pursuing a PhD in economic history, depending on their prospective project, in the first instance they are advised to informally contact one or more of: Thea Don-Siemion; Sean Bottomley; Xuesheng You


Deadline for applications: 12 January 2024


More details are available on the Cardiff Business School website.

Tenure-Track Professor – University of Vienna

The Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies has a long tradition in promoting integrative approaches to research and teaching in the fields of economic, social and cultural history. The advertised position is part of the key research area “Economy and society from a historical and cultural studies perspective”. The successful candidate is internationally recognized in the fields of economic history and economics or social sciences and has a strong focus on quantitative methods, e.g. regression analysis, network analysis, the analysis of geocoded data, network analysis and/or the handling of big data. In terms of research, the candidate should complement the existing financial history expertise by focusing on aspects of real economic development, such as economic growth, urban history, trade, political economy, inequality, human capital or others. We particularly welcome candidates with an interest in the regions of the former Habsburg Empire as well as Central and Eastern Europe.


Deadline for applications: 15 January 2024


More details are available on the University of Vienna website.

PhD call for applications – EUI History

The call for applications for the fully-funded PhD programme at the European University Institute (EUI) will open on 1 November 2023. The Department of History at the EUI offers exceptional opportunities to study the history of Europe in the World from the 15th century to the present, in the inspiring city of Florence, Italy.

You may find more information on the below links:

EUI History and Civilisation PhD programme:

EUI PhD programme general information:

Applications are open from 1 November 2023 until 31 January 2024.


Thinking of applying? Want to learn more? Join us on a series of live and interactive webinars in which prospective applicants will be able to find out more about the History PhD programme, by talking directly to its faculty and researchers.

Friday 3 November – 16.30-18.00 CET – with Professor Emmanuel Mourlon Druol:

Monday 13 November – 15.00-16.30 CET – with Professor Monika Baar:

Monday 27 November – 15.00-16.30 CET – with Professors Corinna Unger and Glenda Sluga:

Wednesday 6 December – 15.00-16.30 CET – with Professor Benno Gammerl:

For any question about the programme, grants, requirements, application and selection procedures, please contact the EUI Admissions Office (
For any question about the webinar series, please contact Fabrizio Borchi 

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