RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE31/01/2022 12:00 - Europe/Brussels
LOCATIONItaly › Rome
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK35
OFFER STARTING DATE01/03/2022
EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMMEH2020 / ERC
The Department of Political Science of the University ROMA TRE (Rome, Italy) invites applications for 2 postdoctoral scholarships. The scholarships are awarded for 1 year (with the possibility to be renewed up to 3 years).
The positions are part of the ERC-funded research project “A global economic organization in the early modern period: The Custody of the Holy Land through its account books (1600-1800)” (HOLYLAB), directed by Prof. Felicita Tramontana. The aim of the project is to study the Franciscan Custody’s economic organization in the early modern period and, in so doing, to address more general issues concerning the global circulation of people, money and objects and the organization of early modern institutions. In order to do so the project relies on an extensive corpus of account books issued by the headquarters of the Custody of the Holy Land and its commissariats spread all over Europe. More information on the project can be found at https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/101001857
The successful candidates will support the Principal Investigator in the implementation of the project and more specifically they will carry out the following research activities:
- Collect data from the account books of the commissariats of the Custody of the Holy Land (kept in the Archive of the Sacred Congregation De Propaganda Fide in Rome) and insert them in the project database;
- Perform a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the data;
- Prepare a paper and an article on topics related to the research project.
GROSS AMOUNT (paid in monthly installments), comprehensive of all fees due by the Administration): € 40.000,00
The selection process consists of two different phases:
1) the evaluation of the candidate profile based on titles, CV and any other provided documentation;
2) an oral interview; the candidate will be also tested in reading and comprehension of a 17th century manuscript written in Italian.
Information on how to apply can be found at:
REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVELHistory: PhD or equivalent
REQUIRED LANGUAGESITALIAN: Excellent
Candidates must: hold a PhD degree; have a suitable and documented academic and professional experience in the research fields related to the project (Social and Economic History of the Early Modern Period) and in the analysis of Medieval and/or Early Modern economic documents. Candidates are required to have an excellent knowledge of Italian, English and, preferably, Latin or Spanish. We are looking for candidates who combine the ability for independent research with strong teamwork and communication skills.
EURAXESS offer ID: 727689
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