The post-doctoral researcher will carry out original research into the history of science in the eastern Mediterranean in the first millennium CE, and the connections between the study of pre-modern science and the environmental contexts of the writers. The researcher will examine textual evidence for intellectual and social responses to environmental change, and contemporary awareness of human effects on landscapes. They will contextualise this analysis with reference to relevant archaeological and palaeoenvironmental evidence, supported by project team members (Prof. Lawrence (University of Durham, UK) and Prof. Fleitmann (University of Basel, Switzerland)). The knowledge of ancient / medieval Greek and/or another relevant eastern Mediterranean language is required. In addition to preparing their research for publication, the researcher will participate in the various activities of the SSE1K project, including attending team meetings and undertaking dissemination activities (conferences, seminars, workshops) on the project topics. For needs related to the research project, the renewal of the collaboration with the post-doctoral researcher for an additional year can be envisaged upon successful completion of the research work carried out during the three-year period. The motivation letter to be enclosed with the application shall include a proposal of the research that the candidate would aim to undertake during the research position. The research may be carried out in English. The fellowship is intended to provide the successful candidate with the opportunity to pursue his/her own research while benefiting from the range of expertise at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.
36 months with possible renewal for 12 months; start date 01/09/2023 - 01/10/2023
Deadline: 17th June 2023, 12.00 CET
The research fellowship amounts to 85.500,00 Euros in total for 36 months, including taxes and social charges.