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Postdoc position ERC "Mapping Ancient Polytheisms"

Contrat post-doctoral ERC « Mapping Ancient Polytheisms »

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Published on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 by João Fernandes

Summary

The ERC Advanced Grant Project 741182 MAP (Mapping Ancient Polytheisms. Cult Epithets as an Inteface between Religious Systems and Human Agency), led by Corinne Bonnet, is now accepting applications for a postdoctoral position (100%) from the 01/01/2022 at the Université Toulouse – Jean Jaurès. This call for applications is addressed, in particular, to researchers in the history of the religions of antiquity, with an excellent knowledge of ancient Greek and a good familiarity with epigraphical corpora.

Announcement

Position

The ERC Advanced Grant Project 741182 MAP (Mapping Ancient Polytheisms. Cult Epithets as an Interface between Religious Systems and Human Agency), led by Corinne Bonnet, is now accepting applications for 1 postdoctoral position (100%) from the 01/01/2022.

Location: Université Toulouse – Jean Jaurès, Maison de la Recherche (presence required). The research may require scientific missions in France and/or abroad.

Contract Category: A

Contract duration: 1 year.

Main tasks

The postdoc will exploit the onomastic sequences attributed to the gods in Greek inscriptions, thus taking part in one of the two areas covered by the project, in a longue durée perspective from 1000 BCE to 400 CE.

Applicants are expected to list divine onomastic sequences from Greek epigraphic sources, enter them in a database, investigate them using network analysis and cartography, and analyse them according to their context, as the most efficient indicator of the divine multiple powers and modes of action, as well as their connection to places where humans interact with them. The comparative approach between the Greek world and the Western Semitic world will allow a reappraisal of concepts such as transfer, translation, and adaptation connected to epithets or their translation into images and stories.

Activities

- examine epigraphical corpora in Greek;

- gather the data in a database;

- analyse the data by combining traditional tools and innovative methods such as network analysis and its visualisation;

- present research results through original publications (articles and/or monography), in French and English mainly;

- take active part to the scientific activities of the team: seminars, workshops, conferences, summer schools, etc., and to their organisation;

- present these results at conferences or seminars outside Toulouse;

- assure the maintenance of a website with the whole team;

- take part into research dissemination activities.

Required corpus

  • Peloponnesus
  • Central Greece (except Attica)
  • Northern Greece
  • Crete
  • Bulgaria and Black Sea

Requirements

- in-depth training and research experience (PhD, optionally post-doc) in the field of History of Religions in Antiquity; applicants should have received their PhD preferably within the last five years;

- excellent knowledge of ancient Greek;

- familiarity with epigraphical corpora;

- skills in the field of multiculturalism or comparatism between Semitic and Greek worlds would be an additional asset;

- good knowledge of databases;

- knowledge of tools deriving from network analysis and cartography would be an additional asset;

- very good command of French and English and at least good comprehension of written German;

- advanced teamwork skills.

Professional environment

The postdoc will work under the direction of the Principal Investigator of the MAP project, namely Corinne Bonnet. He/she will work with the other post-docs, the project manager, a PhD and guest researchers.

Degree required

Applicants should hold a PhD in the field of Ancient History, Classics or equivalent.

Application guidelines

For further details on the position, contact

Corinne BONNET: cbonnet@univ-tlse2.fr

Deadline for submission: 25/08/2021.

Applicants are requested to submit:

  • Curriculum Vitae (Education, experience in research, Publications, Projects; 5-6 pages max.)
  • Motivation letter (1 p.)
  • PDF of the PhD dissertation and of the final report of the Commission.

To be sent by mail to: map-erc@univ-tlse2.fr

Selection committee

  • Corinne Bonnet, Université Toulouse – Jean Jaurès / PLH-ÉRASME / ERC MAP (Prof., Principal Investigator and Director)
  • Clémentine Souchaud Parguez, Université Toulouse – Jean Jaurès / PLH-ÉRASME / ERC MAP (Coordinator)
  • Thomas Galoppin, Université Toulouse – Jean Jaurès / PLH-ÉRASME / ERC MAP (Post-doc and codirector)
  • Sylvain Lebreton, Université Toulouse – Jean Jaurès / PLH-ÉRASME / ERC MAP (Post-doc)
  • Alaya Palamidis, 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 (Prof., project associate)
  • Adeline Grand-Clément, Université Toulouse – Jean Jaurès / PLH-ÉRASME / ERC MAP (Ass. Prof., project associate) 

Places

  • Université Toulouse 2 Jean Jaurès - - 5 allées Antonio Machado
    Toulouse, France (31)

Date(s)

  • Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Keywords

  • histoire, religion, antique, monde grec, épigraphie

Contact(s)

  • Corinne Bonnet
    courriel : cbonnet [at] univ-tlse2 [dot] fr
  • ERC MAP
    courriel : map-erc [at] univ-tlse2 [dot] fr

Information source

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

To cite this announcement

« Postdoc position ERC "Mapping Ancient Polytheisms" », Scholarship, prize and job offer, Calenda, Published on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, https://calenda.org/886598

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