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Guest researchers ERC "Mapping Ancient Polytheisms"

Chercheur·es invité·es ERC « Mapping Ancient Polytheisms »

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Published on Thursday, April 09, 2020 by Céline Guilleux

Summary

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 everybody, of French or foreign nationality, whose competences and project are deemed to be of interest to 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

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 participate in the improvement of the MAP database and work within the team.

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:

  • For the Semitic fieldwork, applicants should have excellent knowledge of one or more of the following Semitic languages: Punic and Neopunic, Imperial Aramaic (from the Persian and Hellenistic periods), Nabataean, and propose a project on a regional epigraphic corpus in one of these languages.
  • For the Greek fieldwork, applicants should have excellent knowledge of Ancient Greek and propose a project on a regional epigraphic corpus, preferably from one of the following areas: Peloponnese, Central Greece, Northern Greece (Macedonia, Thrace), Pontus, Crete, Cyclades, Asia Minor (Caria, Ionia, Cilicia...).

Applicants

The application file, in the form of one single PDF document, should include the following elements in the given order:

  1. Signed application form;
  2. Brief quantitative and qualitative presentation of the corpus that the applicant intends to study (1 page) and the existing links between the applicant’s research and the MAP team’s research (1 page).
  3. Provisional dates of the stay, from the 4th of January to the 17th of December, 2021.

An electronic version of the file should be uploaded to: http://mapcall.sciencesconf.org/ (see p. 5).

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

Calendar

Deadline for submission of applications: 25th of June, 2020.

Selection

The selection process for the files submitted will be carried out according to the following criteria, on the understanding that incomplete files will not be considered:

  • Doctorate degree or equivalent degree (applicants who are due to defend their thesis in 2020 can apply as long as a certificate proving this completion is sent before the expected date of their arrival).
  • Interest of body of documentation for the MAP project.
  • Scientific quality of the file.
  • Priority will be given to people who display competences that compliment those within the team (see Presentation and objectives).

The results will be published on the 16th of July, 2020.

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 (round 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 Investigator, 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: erc-map@univ-tlse2.fr (mail subject: applications “Guest researchers” 2021).

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)
  • Fabio Porzia, Université Toulouse – Jean Jaurès / PLH-ÉRASME / ERC MAP (Post-doc et directeur adjoint du projet / Post-doc and codirector)
  • Thomas Galoppin, Université Toulouse – Jean Jaurès / PLH-ÉRASME / ERC MAP (Post-doc)
  • Aleksandra Kubiak-Schneider, Université Toulouse – Jean Jaurès / PLH-ÉRASME / ERC MAP (Post-doc)
  • Sylvain Lebreton, Université Toulouse – Jean Jaurès / PLH-ÉRASME / ERC MAP (Post-doc)
  • Antoine Laurent, Université Toulouse – Jean Jaurès / PLH-ÉRASME / ERC MAP (Ingénieur de recherche / Research engineer)
  • 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)

Places

  • Université Toulouse 2 Jean Jaurès - 5 allées Antonio Machado
    Toulouse, France (31000)

Date(s)

  • Thursday, June 25, 2020

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 ERC "Mapping Ancient Polytheisms" », Scholarship, prize and job offer, Calenda, Published on Thursday, April 09, 2020, https://calenda.org/771274

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