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WHAT

9 Junior Research Fellowships and 9 Senior Research Fellowships in the Humanities at Scuola Superiore Meridionale (SSM) of the University of Naples (Italy).

WHEN / WHERE

The University Service Center for the Coordination of Special Projects and Organizational Innovation (COINOR) within the Scuola Superiore Meridionale (SSM), a public institution of higher education, announces a competition for the awarding of 18 grants tenable lasting one year and renewable up to three years for research activities
The competition is open to candidates of any nationality who hold a PhD qualification of no more than 10 years.

TOPICS

Successful appointees will engage full-time in independent research in one of the following areas: Archaeology and cultures of the ancient Mediterranean; Global History and Governance; Texts, Traditions and Cultures of the Book.

Archaeology and cultures of the ancient Mediterranean
The Junior candidates’ research project should focus on one of the dimensions relevant to the study of Mediterranean culture and its post-antique tradition, e.g. archaeology, conservation, architecture, physical anthropology, art history, history, philology, technology, museum studies, or museum-management. The project will be characterised by a contextual and interdisciplinary approach.
In the case of Senior candidates,the research program is framed within the collaboration between the School and the Archaeological Parks of Pompeii and Herculaneum and will focus on one of the most important aspects of the study of the Vesuvian archaeological heritage. This program will adopt a contextual approach. The ideal candidate should have: an historical-archaeological or an historical-philological background; an excellent attitude to team work; the capacity to interact with computing and digital applications for analysis and fruition of cultural heritage; good hands-on experience in the field of Digital Humanities and computer applications for the analysis and the processing of historical, archival, and archaeological data.

Global History and Governance
The research program focuses on the comparisons, connections and processes of globalization that have characterized different areas of the planet since the first era of global imperialism and does so by focusing on the relational dimension of historical processes, legal regimes and the organization of power; on the interconnections between economic, political, legal, cultural and social factors; and on circulation, exchange and interconnection of ideas, persons, institutions, legal cultures, political models, concepts, rights and goods on a global scale.
The areas and themes on which applicants may develop their projects are: European empires of the modern and contemporary age; States, wars and violence in the 19th and 20th centuries; History of slavery and forced labour; The legal heritage of Europe and its integration; Religions and the sacred in the modern and contemporary world; Conceptions and practices of citizenship; States, nations, languages, peoples, classes; Globalization of law.

Texts, Traditions and Cultures of the Book
The research program will deal with the strategies of production, diffusion and circulation of Italian handwritten and printed works produced in medieval and early modern age. It will focus on the multiplicity of historical, political, economic, religious aspects that affected the forms and contexts of the intellectual debate. A special attention is to be paid both to the geographical and historical coordinates in which the literary canon was built and constantly rethought, and to the tradition and sources as well as places and material supports that allowed the development of intertextual and interdiscursive nets, so to shed light on the dialectical relationships among works, authors, intellectual groups.
Candidates should have codicological, paleographic and philological skills and a thorough awareness of the historical-literary issues at the basis of the writing practices under analysis. The Research Program welcomes proposals focused on: critical editions and commentaries on works able to provide a deeper understanding of the literary space during the period taken into consideration; investigations concerning the contacts? between the literary language and languages which belong to other areas of knowledge (politics, law, science); comparative studies on the impact of media on literary products and on the thresholds of their pre-understanding (editorial places and strategies, graphic forms and books, inscription within literary traditions, implicit and explicit polemical content, dynamics of rewriting and reformulation of a shared cultural heritage).

APPLICATION AND CONDITIONS

Deadline: 30 June 2020. The competition is open to candidates of any nationality who hold a PhD qualification.

Junior Fellows In order to participate in the selection process, applicants, of any nationality, must be in possession of a Ph.D. with no more than 5 years of experience since its completion. Owing to the nature of the research activities to be undertaken, the following are deemed to be preferential requirements: PhD in one of the fields listed in the annexes 1-3; excellent command of English; and good command of at least a second or third language.Salary: € 30,000 per annum

Senior Fellows In order to participate in the selection process, applicants must be in possession of a Ph.D. with no more than 10 years of experience since its completion. Owing to the nature of the research activities to be undertaken, the following are deemed to be preferential requirements: PhD in one of the fields listed in the annexes 1-3; excellent command of English; and good command of at least a second or third language.Salary: € 40,000 per annum

Further details on the research programmes and instructions about how to apply can be found here:

Junior Applicants:

Click to access Bando-assegni-SSM_juniores_ENG.pdf

 

 


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