Two 4-year postdocs on the global history of modern mathematics

Research Fellow (Situating International and Global Mathematics)
  • A PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant subject, awarded or with all requirements met prior to start of contract. Subject relevance is broadly construed.
  • Demonstrated ability and interest to contribute to collaborative research, publication, and scholarship.
  • Demonstrated ability and interest in engaging with networks of scholars and interlocutors.
  • Demonstrated abilities with key languages or methodologies identified in the full job description.

UE07: £35,333-£42,155 per annum

Science, Technology and Innovation Studies, School of Social and Political Science, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences     

Full Time: 35 hours per week

Fixed Term: 48 months from a flexible starting date in Spring-Autumn 2023

2 Posts available

The Opportunity:

You will join the UKRI Frontier Research Guarantee project ‘Situating International and Global Mathematics’ (SIGMA), investigating the global history of professional mathematical research in the twentieth century, working primarily on either Institutions (using methods of archival and institutional history to analyse how mathematicians organised their research and professional communities across new scales in the twentieth century) or Infrastructures (using methods of critical information studies to develop new database-supported approaches to characterising the infrastructures of long-distance and large-scale mathematical research).  You will use a variety of historical research methods, coordinate events and research networks, and collaboratively develop resources and publications as part of the project team.

Your skills and attributes for success:

It is not necessary for candidates to have experience in history of mathematics, modern history, or other specific project fields and methodologies, provided you demonstrate other relevant skills and knowledge and are interested and willing to undertake further training as necessary.