04/12/2020
The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers
European Research Council

Researcher in Papyrology (H/F)

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    CNRS
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    HistoryAncient history
    HistoryArchaeology
    HistoryMedieval history
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    25/12/2020 23:59 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    France › PESSAC
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    35
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    05/03/2021
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / ERC

OFFER DESCRIPTION

- Identification of texts written in Greek, demotic and possibly hieratic.
- Descriptive notes of the texts
- Identification of coherent batches of papyrus (files or archives) likely to be the subject of future research
- Reconstitution of papyrus rolls (joining of fragment, unfolding, etc.)

The person recruited will be responsible for working on Greek and demotic papyri from the Jouguet Collection of the Sorbonne. His/her tasks will be :
- to identify, in the inventoried papyri, coherent sets that could potentially constitute files or archives;
- to take part in the inventory of papyrus fragments extracted from mummy decorations called "cartonnages" by identifying the writing (Greek, demotic, hieratic), the content and by identifying possible links with the other papyri of the Jouguet Collection;
- to work on the publication of unpublished texts likely to respond to the historical issues of GESHAEM.
Occasional assistance in the restoration of fragments may also be requested, and experience in this field is therefore welcome.

The objective of the ERC-StG project GESHAEM (n° 758907) is to study papyri dated to the 3rd century BC and currently kept in the Jouguet Collection of the Papyrology Institute of Sorbonne University. These papyri were reused to make mummy decorations called "cartonnages", most of which were dismantled. This explains the generally fragmented condition of the papyri. A small number of cartonnages have been partially dismantled and papyrus conglomerates have to be removed. Others will be restored for stylistic study and the papyri they contain will be extracted without destroying the cartonnage. Before they were used for cartonnages, the papyri were part of bilingual administrative archives that have to be reconstructed in order to better understand the Egyptians' involvement in the Ptolemaic administration in the 3rd century BC.
The work will be carried out in the Papyrology Institute in Paris. It will be supervised by the PI, and the person in charge of the Jouguet Collection, under the control of the Director of the Papyrology Institute.

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Eligibility criteria

- Experience in Greek papyrology
- Experience in Egyptology
- Experience in the restoration of organic materials, papyrus or old paper
- Autonomy of working within a team composed of specialists from other disciplines (curators, art historians, etc.)
- Languages: good level of English; notions of French; good level in ancient Greek and Egyptian Demotic

Additional comments

This is a job offer linked to the ERC Project GESHAEM
https://geshaem.huma-num.fr
It is also published on Euraxess.

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Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    HistoryAncient history
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    HistoryArchaeology
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    HistoryMedieval history
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    History: PhD or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    FRENCH: Basic
Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
AUSONIUS - INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE SUR L'ANTIQUITE ET LE MOYEN AGE
France
PESSAC

EURAXESS offer ID: 584206
Posting organisation offer ID: 19010

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