The State of Berlin / Germany is pursuing the plan to propose two urban areas of Berlin – the Karl-Marx-Allee (construction phases I and II) in the East of the city and the Interbau 1957 in the West – for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Both areas were considered as epitomizing the ideals of urban development and urban living in the former Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic.
In order to better understand the international significance and reception of these urban areas, the Berlin Monument Authority (Landesdenkmalamt Berlin) is carrying out an international research project. It looks at the coverage of the Interbau 1957 in public media of selected Central and East European countries (USSR, Hungary, CSSR, Poland) and at the coverage of the construction works in the Karl-Marx-Allee in the public media of selected Western countries (Netherlands, Italy, Denmark, France, Switzerland, Austria). The research is complemented by a media analysis of some non-aligned countries (the former Yugoslavia, Sweden).
We are looking for young researchers who will help with the compilation of the media samples for this research project as soon as possible, one especially in the Netherlands and one especially in Denmark. Applicants should possess the following qualifications:
– First experiences with collaborative historical and archival research
– Undergraduate degree in a relevant academic discipline (history, media studies, architecture, urban planning)
– Dutch/Danish Language skills
– Reliability, punctuality, accuracy
Articles in the following types of media will be researched:
– Book publications (especially academic books)
– Academic journals
– Leading political media (daily
(daily newspapers, cinema newsreels, TV reports, radio reports, etc.)
– Popular magazines (life style magazines etc.)
Applicants are expected to independently research library catalogues, newspaper and other media archives, based on a list of media provided by the researchers. Relevant articles will be included in a database, complemented by a digital copy of the source.
They provide the following:
– Work in an international and ambitious team
– Insights into a fascinating area of modern urban and architectural history
– Flexible working hours
– Payment 500 Euro basic amount, additional payment according to results and workload.
The research should be finished in December 2023/ January 2024.
A complete application package consists of:
– Transcript of records from your undergraduate degree
Applicants are requested to write as soon as possible to all three following contact addresses firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate their interest.
Any inquiries may be directed to the mail addresses mentioned above.