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“Guest researchers” - Project ERC Mapping Ancient Polytheisms

Chercheurs invités – Projet ERC « Mapping Ancient Polytheisms »

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Published on Friday, April 26, 2019 by Céline Guilleux

Summary

Over the next three years, the ERC Advanced Grant MAP 741182 project has budgetary support available in order to invite researchers. These stays can be from 2 to 4 months per researcher, with the exclusion of the months of July and August (due to the fact that the university is closed for a large part of the summer). Guest researchers will work within the team, exchanging therein and participating in the improvement of the databases. Guest researchers will equally be requested to take part in MAP scientific activities (seminars, workshops, conferences…). The position of guest researcher and this call for applications is open to everyone, of French or foreign nationality, with a Doctorate Degree (or an equivalent degree) wherein the competence and project are deemed to be of interest for the MAP project.

Announcement

The ERC MAP Project

The ERC Advanced Grant MAP project (Mapping Ancient Polytheisms. Cult Epithets as an Interface between Religious Systems and Human Agency; 741182) works on the naming systems for the divine in the Greek and Western Semitic worlds, from 1000 BCE to 400 CE and views them as testimonies to the way in which divine powers are constructed, arranged and involved especially within ritual. The analysis deals both with the structural aspects of the religious systems and with their contextual appropriation by social participants. Considered to be the elements of a complex language, the onomastic attributes are related to the gods, therefore providing access to a mapping process of the divine, to its ways of representation and to the communication strategies between men and gods.

Presentation and objectives

Over the next three years, the ERC Advanced Grant MAP 741182 project has budgetary support available in order to invite researchers. These stays can be from 2 to 4 months per researcher, with the exclusion of the months of July and August (due to the fact that the university is closed for a large part of the summer). Guest researchers will work within the team, exchanging therein and participating in the improvement of the databases. Guest researchers will equally be requested to take part in MAP scientific activities (seminars, workshops, conferences…).

The position of guest researcher and this call for applications is open to everyone, of French or foreign nationality, with a Doctorate Degree (or an equivalent degree) wherein the competence and project are deemed to be of interest for the MAP project.

Applicants

The candidate application file, in the form of a PDF document, should include the following elements in the order indicated:

  1. Signed application form which will be verified by Corinne Bonnet and will be classified.
  2. CV including a list of publications.
  3. Scientific project upon which the candidate is working, highlighting its existing links with the MAP Team’s research (3/4 pages).
  4. Qualitative and quantitative presentation of the body of documentation that the candidate wishes to cover (1 page, maximum).
  5. Description of the programme of work and the deliverables envisaged at the end of the stay (1 page).
  6. Provisional dates of the stay, from the 6th of January to the 18th of December, 2020.

An electronic version of the file should be uploaded on: http://mapcall.sciencesconf.org/

The number of candidates is unlimited. However, those successful in the programme may not present themselves as candidates a second time.

Deadline for submission of applications: 21st of June, 2019, 12:00 (Paris time).

Selection

The selection process for the files submitted will be carried out according to the following criteria:

  • Doctorate degree or an equivalent degree (candidates who are due to defend their thesis during 2019 can apply as long as a certificate proving that this has been completed is sent before the expected date of their arrival).
  • Complete file.
  • Scientific quality of the file and quality of the proposed visit.
  • Interest in body of documentation for the MAP project.
  • Priority will be given to people who display competences that are complimentary to those within the team.

The results will be published on the 16th of September, 2019.

Members of the selection committee

  • Corinne Bonnet, Université Toulouse – Jean Jaurès / PLH-ÉRASME / ERC MAP (PR, directrice du projet / Prof., Principal Investigator and Director)
  • Élodie Guillon, Université Toulouse – Jean Jaurès / PLH-ÉRASME / ERC MAP (Coordinatrice du projet / Coordinator)
  • Sylvain Lebreton, Université Toulouse – Jean Jaurès / PLH-ÉRASME / ERC MAP (Post-doc et directeur adjoint du projet / Post-doc and codirector)
  • Maria Bianco, Université Toulouse – Jean Jaurès / PLH-ÉRASME / ERC MAP (Post-doc)
  • Thomas Galoppin, Université Toulouse – Jean Jaurès / PLH-ÉRASME / ERC MAP (Post-doc)
  • Fabio Porzia, Université Toulouse – Jean Jaurès / PLH-ÉRASME / ERC MAP (Post-doc)
  • Laurent Bricault, Université Toulouse – Jean Jaurès / PLH-ÉRASME / ERC MAP (PR associé au projet / Prof., project associate)
  • Adeline Grand-Clément, Université Toulouse – Jean Jaurès / PLH-ÉRASME / ERC MAP (MCF associée au projet / Ass. Prof., project associate)

Expenses

For guest researchers who are already assigned to a research facility: they will receive a maximum fixed amount of €2000 per month based on proof of their accommodation and meal costs. A further maximum fixed amount is added to cover their travel expenses from their place of residence to Toulouse (one way trip):

  • €400 for travel from a European country (based on proof of expenses);
  • €800 for travel from a country outside of Europe (based on proof of expenses);

Under no circumstances will the flat-rate amount cover an extension of the trip for personal reasons.

For researchers who are not assigned to a research facility: upon validation of their application, they will receive a list of documents which they must provide so that a fixed-term contract (CDD) can be drawn up covering the duration of their stay in Toulouse which they will sign when they arrive (salary around €1800 per month). Their travel expenses will not be reimbursed.

The Toulouse Jean Jaurès University has collaborations which enable the rental of guest rooms or studio apartments. Guest researchers can request this and the MAP Team will complete the reservation, subject to availability.

Administrative arrangements for reception of the guest researcher

  1. Each guest researcher will receive notification through a formal letter from the Principal Inverstigator, Corinne Bonnet, stating the dates, the flat-rate amounts and conditions of reception and stay.
  2. When the guest researcher has finalised the final dates of their stay at the university, they must provide the documents necessary for the management of their trip, as soon as possible, in accordance with a list provided with the formal letter from the PI. Once the guest researcher has arrived at the UT2J, the MAP Team is in charge of informing the appropriate authorities in order to sign the different documents which are required.
  3. Guest researchers are obliged to provide documentation evidencing their medical coverage and liability insurance for the duration of the stay.
  4. The guest researcher must submit a photograph and a short biography which will feature on the team’s website.
  5. Guest researchers will provide Corinne Bonnet with a report page at the end of their stay.

Contact

If you have any questions, please contact: elodie.guillon@univ-tlse2.fr

Places

  • Maison de la Recherche, Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - 5 allées Antonio Machado
    Toulouse, France (31000)

Date(s)

  • Friday, June 21, 2019

Keywords

  • religion antique

Contact(s)

  • Élodie Guillon
    courriel : erc-map [at] univ-tlse2 [dot] fr

Information source

  • Sylvain Lebreton
    courriel : sylvain [dot] lebreton [at] univ-tlse2 [dot] fr

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« “Guest researchers” - Project ERC Mapping Ancient Polytheisms », Scholarship, prize and job offer, Calenda, Published on Friday, April 26, 2019, https://calenda.org/607119

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