Post-doctorate at EHESS: Societies of medieval Islam: powers, exchanges, material cultures (7th-16th centuries)

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    Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS)
    HistoryHistory of religions
    HistoryMedieval history
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    02/03/2022 16:00 - Europe/Brussels
    France › PARIS


EHESS is a major research and higher education institution in the humanities and social sciences. It has played the role of a veritable incubator of the social sciences for nearly 70 years and has enabled the renewal of the practice of history, anthropology and sociology. It has contributed to the intersection of cognitive sciences and philosophy, poetry and mathematics, history and geography and to the institutionalization of an economic tradition. EHESS has campuses in Paris (Campus Raspail and Campus Condorcet), Marseille, Toulouse and Lyon.

EHESS is recruiting a post-doctoral fellows as of 1 September 2022 for a period of one year.

The post-doctorate will focus on this theme:

Societies of medieval Islam: powers, exchanges, material cultures (7th-16th centuries)

This post-doctoral position is offered to candidates studying Islamic societies in the medieval period in the different areas of the Maghreb and the Mashreq. Open to different social, political and cultural themes, the project, covering the period spanning the 7th up to the 16th century, will rely on the exploitation and analysis of sources (textual, material and visual). It may explore the exercise of power, reform movements or revolts, social structures, trade, material cultures.


More Information


- gross monthly salary of €2365.

- The date for taking up the post is 1 September 2022,

-  The position is exclusively full-time, i.e. 38h45 per week. week

-  12-month fixed-term contract.

Eligibility criteria

Only researchers who have defended a doctoral thesis between 1 September 2019 and 31 January 2022 in an institution other than EHESS, in France or abroad, may apply (cotutelles with EHESS are also excluded).

In addition, candidates must never have been an associate member or hosted or recruited in one of the research units of which EHESS is the supervisor.

In addition, candidates must never have been an associate member or hosted or recruited in one of the research units of which EHESS is the supervisor.

The selection process will favour applications with a strong interdisciplinary dimension, an international outlook and a capacity for dialogue with several EHESS laboratories or fields.

Selection process

To apply, candidates must log on to the EHESS employment interface: http://recrutement.ehess.fr/, choose the theme for which they wish to apply and insert the following documents in the application form in pdf format

- a curriculum vitae with a list of publications

- a copy of the doctoral diploma or a certificate attesting to the defence of the thesis

- the thesis defence report, if applicable

- a letter of application/motivation, addressed to the President of EHESS

- a research project and post-doctoral activities (maximum five pages) that fit precisely into the chosen research theme and that can be integrated into one year. However, a good level of comprehension and oral expression in French is required.


Applications can only be made online on the EHESS employment interface (https://recrutement.ehess.fr/), from Monday 3 January 2022 until Wednesday 2 February 2022 at 4pm (Paris time).


An automatic confirmation of receipt of the application will be sent to the email address provided by the applicant in the form.

After checking the conformity of the documents in the application, an email confirming the admissibility of the application will be sent by the recruitment department.

The results will be available from Thursday 27 May 2021 on the EHESS website. Successful candidates will be contacted directly by the recruitment department in order of ranking.

Additional comments

For further information, please consult the FAQ (on the right) and contact us, exclusively by e-mail, at the following address: recrutement-admin@ehess.fr



Offer Requirements

    ENGLISH: Good
    FRENCH: Basic
Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS)
54 Boulevard Raspail

EURAXESS offer ID: 725221


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