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MSCA-IF: Joint application at the University of Granada. Department of Semitic Studies.

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EU Research Framework Programme
H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions


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Professor Carmen Caballero Navas, from the Department of Semitic Studies at the University of Granada, welcomes postdoctoral candidates interested in applying for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (MSCA-IF) in 2020 at this University. Please note that applicants must comply with the Mobility Rule (more information:

Brief description of the institution:

The University of Granada (UGR), founded in 1531, is one of the largest and most important universities in Spain. The UGR has been awarded with the "Human Resources Excellence in Research (HRS4R)", which reflects the UGR’s commitment to continuously improve its human resource policies in line with the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. The UGR is also a leading institution in research, located in the top 5/10 of Spanish universities by a variety of ranking criteria, such as national R&D projects, fellowships awarded, publications, or international funding.

UGR is one of the few Spanish Universities listed in the Shanghai Top 500 ranking ( The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) places the UGR in 268th position in the world and as the 4th highest ranked University in Spain, reaffirming its position as an institution at the forefront of national and international research. From the perspective of specialist areas in the ARWU rankings, the UGR is outstanding in Documentation (ranked in the 36th in the world) or Food science technology (ranked 37th in the world), Mathematics and Computer Science (ranked among the top 76-100 in the world).

The UGR has 4 researchers at the top of the Highly Cited Researchers (HCR) list in the Computer Science area. With regard to broader subject fields, the UGR is ranked in 45th position in the universities worldwide in the discipline of Engineering. It is also well recognized for its web presence ( taking 36th place in the top 200 Universities in Europe. Internationally, we bet decidedly by our participation in the calls of the Framework Programme of the European Union. For the duration of the last two Framework Programmes, the UGR has obtained a total of 66 projects, with total funding of 18.02 million euros, and for H2020, 80 projects with total funding around 20.6 million euros.

Brief description of the Centre/Research Group

The main goal of the project "Language and Literature of Rabbinic and Medieval Judaism" is the study of a corpus of several rabbinic and medieval texts. Based on the assumption that not all Hebrew written production has received the same attention from the academic community, our main objective is to provide further analysis of aspects not addressed so far and, in other cases, recovering a cultural legacy scarcely known. According to view of the members, those works selected share the need to be approached from current perspectives of research which bring light upon contexts of creation, transmission and reception.

On the other hand, the Women's and Gender Studies Institute, created in 1986/8, deals with the multidisciplinary coordination of the research of Women, Feminist and Gender Studies with the aim of contributing to their development, promotion and disclosure. It carries out specialized research and teaching activities, and dissemination through its own publishing collection, and participates in international networks of academic cooperation with universities in the European Union, Latin America and the United States.

Its main aims are to promote and develop scientific and technical research in the field of Women, Feminist and Gender Studies; to encourage collaboration and team building to promote new lines of research and to promote the gender perspective in the different areas of knowledge; and to disseminate the results of the research through publications, monographic courses, conference cycles and other activities, and through its own Editorial and Magazine Collection.

Project description

The main goal of the project is the study of a corpus of several rabbinic and medieval texts. The approach to the selected writings attempts at revealing issues that have to do with the text itself as open to continuous work and constant rereading in relation to other texts and contexts of production and transmission. In this approach, particular attention is given to themes such as representations, inter-literary communities and the material study of texts. Our work aims to contribute to rethink the canon of Hebrew literature, promoting the incorporation of works and readings that have been ignored, relegated or have not received the attention they deserve.

The selected texts are relevant not only to explain those traditions and norms of Rabbinic origin that are distinguishing marks of Jewish culture and history from Late Antiquity, but also to recover a neglected part of the historical and cultural memory of medieval Europe, where Jewish communities lived and established relations with their neighbours during many centuries.

Regarding the field of Rabbinic Judaism, we study the rabbinic construction of biblical past in relation to the midrashic commentary, and midrash function as a transmitter of the details of the Hebrew Bible text. Regarding the area of medieval studies, we continue to work on Hebrew literary and medical texts produced in the Christian/Romance milieus, with the intention to recover aspects of Hispano-Hebrew legacy unattended or less attended to by scholars, which are the result of cultural contacts between different traditions. Special attention is given to both discourses on women and women's historical experience.

Research Area

Social Sciences and Humanities (SOC)

For a correct evaluation of your candidature, please send the documents below to Professor Carmen Caballero Navas (

  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)