A three-year PhD
scholarship is offered to a candidate willing to develop the following theme:
the social history of female popular professions in urban contexts during the
Anglo-Egyptian Condominium in Sudan through the lenses of vernacular, oral and
In the historiography
of contemporary northern Sudan, women history is conspicuous for its scarcity,
and all the more the history of “ordinary women”, including one fundamental
aspect of women’s lives, that is labour.
The absence of women in the historiography of northern Sudan (the actual Republic of Sudan), and especially during the colonial period, is often seen as the result of two intertwined factors: the absence of sources and the absence of women in the public space as a result of female seclusion. This goes hand in hand with another common assumption: that during colonization, most women who worked for a retribution were either slaves and former slaves or came from regions that had been slave reservoirs during the 19th Century. Because of their status, they could engage in behaviours that were frowned upon by free women, such as publicly mixing with men in the workplace.
In order to apply, please send no later than July 21st
- your CV in
English or French.
- your Master thesis
(if written in French, Spanish, Italian, English, Arabic, or any Nordic
language); or otherwise, if written in another language, a 10-page summary in
- your master
diploma and any diploma who may support your application (language training
- a 1 or 2-page
cover letter in which you explain your motivation to research the proposed
theme, in English or in French.
- A reference
These documents must be sent to the following address: [email protected]
The successful candidate will be notified no later than August 15th.
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