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Open Position: Student Assistant for the Emmy Noether Research Group Reaching the People

News from Nov 27, 2020

The Emmy Noether Research Group Reaching the People is seeking a student assistant to be employed on a 40-hours a month contract that will run until the 30 September 2021. The position will be remunerated in accordance with the standard rate of pay for all student assistants at the Freie Universität.

Taking twentieth-century discourses on humanity and world populations as a starting point, the research group asks who were the audiences and participants in global communication. In our research we probe the issue of inclusion and exclusion in international arenas such as conferences and congresses, political and educational institutions, and media. In so doing we seek to contribute to a better understanding of the origins of our global present, which is marked by the rapid spread of information and new accessible forms of communication as well as by new political, commercial, and technological interventions and constraints. Investigating the period spanning from the 1870s to the 1970s, in our research we cover a wide array of topics and regions, ranging from worldwide education campaigns to religious internationalism and transnational women’s movements, and including the USA, the Middle East, India, Korea, Vietnam, Chile, and the GDR. The research group is part of the broader Global History research area at FU Berlin. More information can be found on the research group's website.


  • Research and bibliography (literature and sources)
  • Procurement of literature in Berlin libraries and work with the Zotero database
  • Text work and editing
  • Supporting the work of the Emmy Noether research group Reaching the People


  • At least 2 completed semesters studying history (including during BA)
  • Familiarity with the topics and approaches of global history
  • Experience in editing and research
  • Very good knowledge of English (C1)
  • Good computer skills
  • Independent and yet team-oriented working style

Further information:

Applications should be sent with relevant supporting documents in PDF format (preferably as one document) and should state the identifier: Emmy Noether-Gruppe Reaching the People/SHK/2020/I.

They can be sent electronically by e-mail to Dr Valeska Huber: valeska.huber@fu-berlin.de or by post to:

Free University of Berlin
Department of History and Cultural Studies
Friedrich Meinecke Institute
Department of Global History
Dr. Valeska Huber
Koserstr. 20
14195 Berlin (Dahlem)

Application deadline: 14.12.2020

By submitting an online application, you as an applicant give your consent to your data being electronically processed and stored.

Please be advised that if your application is sent unprotected by electronic means, the Freie Universität Berlin cannot guarantee the security of any personal data transmitted.

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