28/06/2018

Post-doc : Reception and vernacular translations of the works of the Franciscan Dissent in Tuscany (ca. 1350 - ca. 1416)

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS)
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    HistoryChurch history
    LiteratureEuropean literature
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    31/08/2018 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    France › PARIS
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    35
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/10/2018
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / ERC
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    BIFLOW 637553

BIFLOW (Bilingualism in Florentine and Tuscan Works, ca. 1260 – ca. 1416) is a research project funded by the European Research Council (ERC Starting Grant 2014 – 637533), directed by Antonio Montefusco and hosted by the University of Venice “Ca’ Foscari” and the EHESS (École des hautes études en sciences sociales), Paris.

The BIFLOW project is concerned with changing the perception of the gap between medieval culture and Humanism through a systematic investigation of the various literary documents that circulated simultaneously in more than one language in Tuscany, and especially Florence, between the mid-13th Century and the beginning of 15th Century. During that period, Florence was both a prominent literary centre in the vernacular, and home to a renewal of classical Latin eloquence. While both fields are well studied, their interaction remains largely unexplored. This research lies at the convergence of several disciplines (literature, philology, linguistics and medieval history) and has a strong pioneering character.

The Post-doctoral fellow shall achieve an in-depth study of the texts linked to the Franciscan Dissent (Fraticelli) during the fourteenth century in Florence. Major emphasis will be given to the reception of the Franciscan Texts among the Augustinian milieu. The research will deal with the manuscript transmission of these texts, both in the Latin and Vernacular. More precisely, the PostDoc Fellow will be expected to study works linked to the Fraticelli and their missionary activity in Florence at the age. Among this corpus a text will be chosen, in order to produce a critical edition and an historical study. Particular attention will be given to Angelo Clareno’s texts and its reception. The PostDoc Fellow will present the results of this research in a seminar and will collaborate with Antonio Montefusco and Sylvain Piron in the preparation of a workshop dealing with the religious milieu in Florence second half of XIVth Century.

The position is based in Paris, with attendance at a weekly research seminar required. Frequent missions to Italy are expected, to Venice and to Florence. As Italian and French are the main languages of the project, the Fellow should be able to follow academic discussions in both languages, besides English.

The applicant is expected to be conversant with the medieval history of Florence and the religious history of medieval Tuscany. He must be able to read manuscripts, in Latin and the vernacular, to identify anonymous texts and to compile an inventory of texts and manuscripts.

The expected results are: a contribution to the compilation of a catalog of religious texts circulating in Tuscany in the second half of the XIVth Century (within a general inventory of bilingual texts in Medieval Tuscany) ; taking an active part in the preparation of a congress on Florence in the second half of XIVth Century and the publication of the congress; writing three papers connected to the research project.

Benefits

Contract duration : 12 months, extendable to 18 or 23 months

Gross salary in the range of 2400 to 2900 € per month (according to previous experience).

Benefit from health insurance and social coverage. 47 vacation days/year

He/she will participate to the scientific activities of the project (seminars, workshops).

While the position is based in Paris, the research project is mainly based at the University of Venice where the activities usually take place in Italian The PostDoc Fellow is expected to take part in a number of meetings of the whole team. Research missions will take place in Florence and Tuscany.

Eligibility criteria

PhD (dissertation must be submitted by 31t August 2018).

Selection process

The application should take the form of a CV and a cover letter stating your interests in the field. The applicant may provide between 1 and 3 pieces of academic work, published or unpublished.

Informal enquiries can be made to prof. Sylvain Piron : piron@ehess.fr

The short-listed applicants will undergo a short practical test in Latin and paleography during the interview (early september).

Additional comments

Main Research Field

Medieval religious literature ; manuscripts ; Florence and Tuscany, XIVth Cent. ; Augustinian Order ; Franciscan Order ; religious dissent.

 

Sub Research Field

Mendicant orders in Tuscany ; Vernacular literature and translations ; dissemination of religious texts in both latin and the vernacular.

 

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    History: PhD or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    FRENCH: Excellent
    ENGLISH: Good
    ITALIAN: Excellent

Skills/Qualifications

Latin (excellent) ; Medieval Italian (excellent)

Paleography

Medieval religious History

History of Florence

Specific Requirements

Specific requirements : ability to read manuscript catalogues and manuscripts ; identification of anonylmous texts.

The short-listed applicants will undergo a short practical test in Latin and paleography during the interview.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS)
France
PARIS
75006
96 BOULEVARD RASPAIL

EURAXESS offer ID: 319782

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