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    International Fellowships DSM 2019

    The German Maritime Museum, Leibniz Institute for Maritime History (DSM), is offering international fellowships at both PhD Candidate and postdoctoral level for applicants who are engaging in interdisciplinary object-based research and are interested in becoming part of a new exhibition programme based around the cultural and political significance of the relationship between humans and the sea.

    International fellows will be granted a stipend, to be determined according to the candidate’s level of education, the length of the fellowship and the quality of the proposed project. All travel costs as well as accommodation will be included in the stipend. The fellow will be part of the museum’s team, will obtain access to the museum’s collections and will have the opportunity to organize workshops in cooperation with the museum. The fellow will be encouraged to engage actively in interdisciplinary forums and academic teaching, and will also be an active part of the museum’s outreach programme.

    The collection of the German Maritime Museum houses a wide range of technical artefacts, which represent unique and sometimes difficult paths and thus reflect the complex entanglement between the sea and its uses and misuses, its scientific exploration as well as its perceptions. This is mirrored in the construction and object biography of technological devices, such as telescopes, compasses or tidal machines. The museum’s collection also includes a vast selection of historical objects that demonstrate the richness of maritime material culture, such as ship models, artefacts of daily life on board ships or clothing. Furthermore, the museum’s archive keeps documents and visual material related to most topics of Maritime History.

    In the framework of the exhibition and research tasks planned for 2019 applications should be located in one of the following fields:

    • Cultural History of Technical Artefacts
    • History of Science
    • Science and Technology Studies
    • Marine Environmental History
    • Social and Cultural History of Shipbuilding
    • Cultural and Social History of Passenger Shipping
    • Cultural History of Maritime Warfare

    The scope of the fellowship will consist in choosing one or a group of artefacts or records of archival material in order to assess its source value and to investigate their significance for the history of humankind’s relationship with seas and oceans. Moreover the researcher would help to develop innovative forms of science communication around technical artefacts both in the framework of the future overall exhibition of the German Maritime Museum as well as during the project itself. Thus, the fellow will be asked to both contribute to the exhibition planning and the evaluation of the archival and material collection.

    Interested researchers are invited to send proposals of 800-1000 words including a description of the research idea and planned outcomes, a work plan with indication of the preferred period of the year and an academic curriculum vitae to:

    PD Dr. Jens Ruppenthal

    Praktika für Schüler*innen und Studierende

    Wir bietet die Möglichkeit, in verschiedenen Bereichen des Museums ein Praktikum zu absolvieren. Wir bieten Praktika für Studierende zur Orientierung für die Aufnahme eines Studiums oder während der Hochschulausbildung sowie für Schüler*innen im Rahmen einer Projektwoche sowie im Rahmen von Umschulung oder Weiterbildung.

    Die Praktikumsdauer richtet sich nach der jeweiligen Ausbildungs-, Hochschul-, Prüfungs- oder Studienordnung und beträgt im Regelfall drei Monate, mindestens jedoch drei Wochen bzw. 20 Arbeitsstunden. Für Schüler*innen-Praktika gilt eine maximale Dauer von drei Wochen. 

    Berufspraktikanten können zur Zeit leider nicht betreut werden. Im Bereich Ausstellung werden erst ab dem 31.12.2018 wieder Praktikumsplätze angeboten.

    Als Bewerbungsunterlage sind Motivationsschreiben, Lebenslauf und Zeugnisse einzureichen.

    Bei Interesse senden Sie Ihre aussagekräftige Bewerbung an unsere Personalstelle.


    Britta Steffens
    Deutsches Schifffahrtsmuseum
    Leibniz-Institut für Maritime Geschichte
    Hans-Scharoun-Platz 1
    27568 Bremerhaven

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