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Vacancy: Post-doctoral Fellowship in the history of sciences and techniques for the ERC project CHROMOTOPE

The ERC project CHROMOTOPE hosted by Sorbonne Université (Paris) in collaboration with the University of Oxford and the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM) is inviting applications for a 2-year post-doctoral Fellowship in the history of sciences and techniques to work on the 19th century colour archives (1850-1920) of the CNAM where the first Chair of ‘Dyeing, Printing and Finishing of Textiles’ was created in 1852.
In keeping with the scientific objectives of CHROMOTOPE which explores the literary and artistic impact of the 19th century ‘chromatic turn’ brought about by the invention of aniline dyes, the researcher chosen for this position will investigate the key role played by the CNAM alongside similar institutions, like the Gobelin Dye Works, in the way the new synthetic colours were named, taught and experienced by the actors of the expanding textile industry across Europe. The reception of these new colours in the press and fashion world will also be of interest
to the Fellow.

For the full requirements, see: Chromotope Post-Doctoral position

The required documents should be submitted electronically to the email address of the project as well as to its PI, Charlotte Ribeyrol: chromotope@gmail.com and ribeyrolc@gmail.com mentioning ‘Application for Post-doctoral position’ in the object of the email.
All documents should be submitted by May 9, 2021.