Visiting Research Scholar

Princeton University Faculty Boston, MA
During the academic year 2019-20, the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies will focus on the topic of "Law & Legalities." This will be year two of a themed seminar that brings together visiting scholars working on law in societies around the world and throughout human history, on topics including (but not restricted to) state administration, gender and sexuality, race, religion, property, science, environment, technology, war, migration, commerce, medicine, disability, incarceration, and human rights. How have legal, illegal, quasi-legal, and extra-legal forms of social order interacted in different periods and places? We will consider the historical possibilities and predicaments that have emerged within legal and juridical systems (both 'hard' and 'soft'), as well as the conflicts that have arisen from the overlapping jurisdictions of custom, community, religion, nation-state, empire, and international bodies. Fellowships are awarded to employed scholars who are expected to return to their position. Verification of employment and salary will be requested prior to approval by the Dean of the Faculty. PhD required. The deadline for receipt of applications and letters of recommendation for fellowships for 2019-2020 is December 1, 2018, 11:59 p.m. EST. Applicants must apply online at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/7661 and submit a CV, cover letter, research proposal, abstract of proposal, and contact information for three references. For further information about the Davis Center, please go to http://www.princeton.edu/dav.