[SIGCIS-Members] 1 PhD position on microcomputers and social transformation in Eastern Europe (University of Lucerne, Switzerland)

Albert Gleb J. gleb.albert at unilu.ch
Sun Feb 11 14:25:26 PST 2024

Dear list members

After having received a Swiss National Science Foundation grant for a research project on the role of microcomputers in the social, cultural and ecenomic transformations in Western and Eastern Europe in the 1980s and 1990s, I am advertising, once again, a fully funded PhD position in history at the University of Lucerne, Switzerland:

Sub-project 2, "The Microcomputer as a Medium of Communication Within the Eastern Bloc and Across the Iron Curtain":


Due to lack of interest in the original position, I broadened the scope a bit: Now, the PhD project should be a case study exploring the role microcomputers played in practices of communication within the Eastern Bloc or across the bloc divide in a domain of the candidate's own choosing - be it hobbyist (hackers, gamers etc.), political (dissident networks), religious, artistic etc.

Application deadline is 11 March 2024. Please feel free to share the information and pass it on to interested potential candidates. Thank you!

Best wishes,

Ass.-Prof. Dr. Gleb J. Albert
SNSF Starting Grant Assistant Professor for General and Eastern European
Contemporary History
Department of History, University of Lucerne

Universität Luzern
Historisches Seminar
Frohburgstrasse 3
Postfach 4466
CH-6002 Luzern

Room 3.A29
Tel. +41-41-2295527

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