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Research post in a project on noble wills in 18th century Sweden


Within the project Noble wills and distribution of inheritance in 18th century Sweden we are now seeking a researcher. The position is 75 percent of full-time for approximately 16 months and placed at the Department of History, Lund University. The aim of the project is to study wills from nobles in the period 1750-1810 in order to analyze property, inheritance and devolution strategies within the nobility. By this, the project will contribute to a general discussion about the economic position of the Swedish nobility in the 1800s by determining how inheritance influenced their situation. The sources are digitalized and the research work require capacity to read and understand manuscripts in Swedish from the 1700s, as well as good ability to develop and carry out research of high international quality. Special consideration will be given to applicants with a PhD in a subject with a specialization in history, completed no more than five years before the application deadline. Applications are to be written in Swedish, Danish or Norwegian and should include a signed CV, a certified copy of the applicant’s PhD degree certificate, a cover letter where the applicant relates his or hers previous research to the project, and a complete list of publications. Application deadline is 15 August 2022, and first day of employment is 1 October 2022 (or per agreement). For further information (in Swedish) and application information, see:

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