Job Opportunity: Postdoctoral Researcher, Deutsches Museum

May 25, 2019


Applicants should:

  • Hold a doctoral degree in science and technology studies, anthropology, ethnography, or cultural studies.
  • Have strong interest in our method of practical weaving exploration and an established expertise in ethnological research of weaving, its ‘coding’ practices, and the possibilities and difficulties in calling them tacit.
  • Have strong fluency in English (oral and written). 


The PENELOPE Project aims to integrate ancient weaving into the history of science and technology, especially digital technology. One of our main objectives is to investigate how weaving is ‘coded’ across the world and among different cultures and societies. For this task, we are looking for an excellent researcher in the field of the history of knowledge who already has experience with research into the field of handweaving.

The two-year position includes access to our PENELOPE lab, where we detect the models and topologies of (ancient) weaves, and test and develop codes to make them virtually explorable. The project is hosted by the Research Institute for the History of Technology and Science of Deutsches Museum, Munich.


Applications should include a CV, letter of motivation, two representative publications (scans), and an outline of research proposal (up to 2 pages about what you want to do in the project) and be submitted as an email with one PDF attachment to [email protected]. Please also direct any questions to Ellen Harlizius-Klück by email.