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The Center for Advanced Study "RomanIslam - Center for Comparative Empire and Transcultural Studies" funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), invites applications for
RESEARCH ASSOCIATES (PHD POSITION) for the project
“ROMANIZATION AND ISLAMICATION IN LATE ANTIQUITY - TRANSCUL-TURAL PROCESSES ON THE IBERIAN PENINSULA AND IN NORTH AFRICA”
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The position in accordance with Section 28 subsection 3 of the Hamburg higher education act (Hamburgisches Hochschulgesetz, HmbHG) commences on June 1st, 2020.
This is a fixed-term contract in accordance with Section 2 of the academic fixed-term labor contract act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz, WissZeitVG). The term is fixed until March 31, 2024.The position calls for PhD positions 65% of standard work hours per week.
Responsibilities: Duties include academic services in the project named above. Research associates may also pursue independent research and further academic qualifications.
Specific Duties: RomanIslam, the Center for Advanced Study, convenes the disciplines of comparative empire and transcultural studies. Our approach aims to compare transcultural assimilation processes in the historical region of the western Mediterranean with focus on the Iberian Peninsula and North Africa during the first millennium CE, or the so-called „Long Late Antiquity“, including the Early Islamic Period.
The economically significant Iberian Peninsula and the Maghreb were peripheral regions, both in the pa-gan, later Christianized Roman, and in the Islamic Empire. The successful applicant will conduct research in the frame of the project “Romanization and Islamication in Late Antiquity” concentrating on one or both regions under study. A successful submission of PhD-thesis is expected in the field of administrative divisions, political structures, imperial religions versus local believes, economy, the transformation of cities, or agricultural landscapes, etc.
The applicant will work within an interdisciplinary team, using the similar methodological approaches. The position requires an active participation in the activities of the RomanIslam Center of Comparative Empire and Transcultural Studies, i.e. in research colloquia, lecture series and workshops, as well as active engagement in the center's research activities.
Requirements: Please take a look at the job advertisement.