The project „Reaching for Atlantis. The cultural biographies of objects under the Swedish Empire andbeyond“ tells stories behind objects on which antiquarians drew around 1700 to make Scandinavia thecradle of European civilization and the scene of classical mythology. At the heart of the project lies an online-platform / virtual museum that opens up visual approaches to the (mostly lost) objects and placesthat featured in this narrative, and makes their eventful stories as carrier of changing meanings accessibleto a wider audience.
As a sister project we are developing „Too long, didn’t read“. It is a creative platform, which discuss questions like: How do we, in the light of our past, frame what now is happening all around us? And where can we start to write a new narrative, one of globalneighborhood with all life on earth? An interweaving of photography and travelogue, of Public History and Environmental Humanities tries to tell stories behind landscapes (Scandinavia and beyond). Both platforms are in English and will be launched in the coming months (see also Reaching for Atlantis and Too long, didn’t read).
Some of the skills we are particularly interested in are:
- high linguistic competence (for example, proficiency in a Scandinavian language,advanced Latin skills, or native speakers of English who enjoy working with texts on all stages)
- experience in producing and editing texts,photography, videos
- experience in Social Media
- experience in the conceptualizing and organizingof events
- experience in research support
- a minimum of 20 hours per months (10,77 Euro/hour or 12,52 Euro/hour)
- flexible work hours and digital workflows
For questions and applying (in pdf-format) please write to
Dr. Bernhard Schirg (project leader): firstname.lastname@example.org