Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Post-doctoral position at University of Granada: Apply for an Athenea3i-2018 Research Fellowship at the Department of Prehistory and Archaelogy

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    31/10/2018 09:30 - Europe/Brussels
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions COFUND
    Spain, Granada
    International Research Projects Office
    Promotion and Advisory Unit

Professor Gonzalo Aranda Jiménez, from the Department of Prehistory and Archaelogy at the University of Granada, welcomes postdoctoral candidates interested in applying for an Athenea3i Research Fellowship in 2018 at this University. The information about the Fellowship conditions, how to apply, Eligibility Criteria, Selection Process, Evaluation Process, etc. is available in https://athenea3i.ugr.es/. Please note that applicants must comply with the Eligibility Criteria (https://athenea3i.ugr.es/?page_id=23).  

Brief description of the institution:

The University of Granada (UGR), founded in 1531, is one of the largest and most important universities in Spain. It serves more than 60000 students per year, including many foreign students, as UGR is the leader host institution in the Erasmus program. UGR, featuring 3650 professors and more than 2000 auxiliary personnel, offers a total of 75 degrees through its 112 departments and 28 centers.

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 (http://www.arwu.org/), and it is also well recognized for its web presence (http://www.4icu.org/top200/).

Internationally, we bet decidedly by our participation in the calls of H2020, both at partner and coordination. For the duration of the Seventh Framework Programme, the UGR has obtained a total of 66 projects, with total funding of 17.97 million euros, and for H2020, until 2015, more than 25 projects with total funding of more than 6 million euros. Our more than 3,000 researchers are grouped into 365 research groups covering all scientific fields and disciplines.

Brief description of the Centre/Research Group

The “GEA. Material Culture and Social Identity in the Late Prehistory of Southern Iberia” Research Group (HUM-065) is made up of a multidisciplinary team firmly committed to quality research and dissemination based on an open and plural debate between its members. Its research, which focuses on the study of late prehistoric societies in southern Iberia, began in 2010 with two main goals: i) to produce scientific research of excellence, which involves permanent theoretical and epistemological updating and the fostering of new methodologies and techniques for studying material culture, and ii) the internationalisation of knowledge through publication in the major journals in the field and cooperation with other international institutions on common research projects. All the members, research interests, projects, publications and dissemination activities can be found at http://en.webgea.es/

Project description

Innovation, hybridisation and cultural resistance. The third and second millennia cal BC societies on the southern Iberian Peninsula

This line of research is aimed at exploring cultural phenomena such as creativity, innovation, continuity and resistance and their links to the ways in which social idientities are built. The late prehistoric communities of the southern Iberian Peninsula are a particularly suitable case study for analysing these objectives, as they have traditionally been used as a valuable laboratory for exploring the dynamics that led to social hierarchisation. In fact, the so-called Copper and Bronze Ages are characterised by a remarkable historical process in which emphasis has been placed on the evolution towards increasing social and economic complexity. In contrast, those social dynamics that entail the maintenance, continuity or changes that promote relational identities have not been taken into account. All this has meant that certain periods and cultural phenomena have been researched intensively, while others have been bypassed, as they do not fit conveniently into the prevailing discourses. This line of research promotes new narratives based on those cultural phenomena not usually considered, such as continuity, relationality, resistance and hybridisation. To do this, we will take into account cutting edge methodologies in the study of material culture, including isotopic studies of biological materials, radiocarbon dating and Bayesian modelling, DNA analysis and graphic modelling systems using BIM (Building Information Modelling).

Research Area

  • Economic Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities (ECO-SOC)

For a correct evaluation of your candidature, please send the documents below to Professor Gonzalo Aranda Jiménez (garanda@ugr.es):

  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)


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