Opportunity: Apply for our Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Oxford University: Job Details

In association with Oxford University, the German Historical Institute in Rome invites applications for a 4-year postdoctoral fellowship in the history of Catholicism in Latin America in the post-1945 period. The post is fixed term for four years and is tenable from January 2023 in Oxford.

The fellow will take part in an international collaborative grant project on Global Catholicism based on the newly released archival documents of Pope Pius XII at the Vatican Apostolic Archive. Funded by the Max-Weber-Foundation, the scholars of the team are based at the German Historical Institutes in Rome and Warsaw, Hebrew University in Jerusalem, the University of Oxford, KU Leuven, Fribourg University, and LMU Munich.

The focus of this fellowship is on Catholicism in Latin America in the era of Pius XII (open topic or country specialization). Applications from a wide range of research backgrounds are welcome. 

26/07/2022 Article in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung:

Lavierend zwischen Diktatoren

05/04/2022 Article in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung:

Diplomatie ohne Territorium

07/01/2022 Article on Vatican News:

Vatikan: Als Pius XII. ein Global Player im Kalten Krieg war

07/01/2022 Article on

Welche Rolle spielte Papst Pius XII. im Kalten Krieg? –

05/01/2022 Article on

Zentrale Rolle in der internationalen Politik

13/07/2021 Article in Le Monde:

Ce que peut révéler l’ouverture des archives du Vatican sur les silences du pape Pie XII face au nazisme (

04/07/2021 Article in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung:

Vatikan: Was sagen die neuen Akten über Papst Pius XII.? (

17/06/2021 Article in the Jüdische Allgemeine:

“Papst der Deutschen”? “Papst der Juden”? | Jüdische Allgemeine (

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