Job vacancy: PhD position on social inequalities in the Dutch health transition

The Radboud Institute for Culture and History is looking for a PhD candidate in the field of Economic, Social and Demographic History to study what caused health inequalities in the Netherlands during the long nineteenth century. The project would be supervised by Dr Sanne Muurling and Dr Tim Riswick, together with Prof. Jan Kok.

The main task is to research the historical developments of social differences in mortality and its drivers in the Netherlands during the long nineteenth century (1780-1940). The supervisors are open to proposals considering the ‘social’ history of health inequalities in the broadest sense possible, and especially welcome a focus on one or more of the following aspects: health of adults (aged 20+); epidemics and contagious diseases; marginalised groups; gender differences; neighbourhood effects; and history from below.

For all information on the project and to find out how to apply, please visit this page.

Deadline for applications: 31 October 2023.