08/02/2019
The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers

Fellowship in history and archaeology of the medieval Sahara 13th-16th century (M/W)

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    CNRS
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    HistoryAncient history
    HistoryArchaeology
    HistoryMedieval history
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    01/03/2019 23:59 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    France › IVRY SUR SEINE
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    35

The tasks will mainly be:
- collection, analysis and valorisation of textual and archaeological sources through individual and/or collective publications
- active participation in the activities of the laboratory and the medieval Islam team (meetings, seminars, workshops, etc.)
- field missions in Saharan Africa
- participation in conferences and symposia organised as part of the project "Rethinking Medieval Sahara"

The main mission of the candidate will be to contribute to the renewal, analysis and enhancement of both textual and archaeological sources on the medieval Sahara, particularly central and western, from the 13th and 16th centuries, with a major focus on environmental and climate data.
The candidate will be responsible for a specific research axis and coordinate its work.

The candidate will be assigned to the "Medieval Islam" team of the Orient et Méditerranée laboratory (UMR 8167), in Ivry-sur-Seine. This contract is part of the research project "Rethinking the Medieval Sahara (13th-16th century)" directed by I. Houssaye Michienzi (UMR 8167 Orient & Méditerranée, CNRS) and financed by the Emergence(s) programme of the Ville de Paris. The main objective is to propose a new approache on documents of various natures and origins that have often been analysed in a compartmentalized way, or even neglected for Central and Western Sahara, in order to allow the production of a renewed history.

Eligibility criteria

- PhD in archaeology on African soil
- skills in textual history and the use of archival data, particularly climatic and environmental data
- field experience
- knowledge of the scientific missions carried out in the Sahara
- compulsory notions in Arabic language
- proficiency in Illustrator and ArcGIS softwar

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Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    HistoryAncient history
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    None
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    HistoryArchaeology
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    None
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    HistoryMedieval history
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    None

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    History: PhD or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    FRENCH: Basic
Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Orient et Méditerranée
France
IVRY SUR SEINE

EURAXESS offer ID: 379480
Posting organisation offer ID: 8141

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