Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

UJA Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions - Individual Fellowships Hosting Offer 2019 (SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES)

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    14/06/2019 12:00 - Europe/Brussels
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
    Spain, Jaén
    Universidad de Jaén
    HUM-458 Egyptology and Papyrology

Description of Hosting Institution (UJA – Spain)

Jaén University (UJA) was created in 1993 and is in the Top 50 of the world’s best young universities according to THE (Times Higher Education). This ranking analyzes aspects such as teaching, research work, the university’s international outreach, or integration into industry. Besides, the UJA has received the distinction of Campus of International Excellence in the fields of Agrifood (CEIA3) and Climate Change (CamBio), plus it also leads the Andalusian CEI project on historical heritage PatrimoniUN10.

Jaén University has five faculties (Social and Legal Sciences; Humanities and Education Sciences; Health Sciences; Experimental Sciences and Social Work) and two higher polytechnic schools for engineering (Linares and Jaén). In turn, these centers are organized into 35 departmentsIt also has three Postgraduate educational centers (Doctorate School, Advanced Study Center in Modern Languages and Postgraduate Study Center).

In regards to its research, there are five specialized centers at Jaén University. Besides, the full picture of the over 100 UJA groups covers the following research fields of expertise (https://www.ujaen.es/servicios/ofipi/uja-ri-expertise): Agrifood (AGR); Biology (BIO); Health (CTS); Social Sciences, Business, Law (SEJ); Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (FQM); Humanities (HUM); Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (RNM); Information and Communications Technology (TIC); and Engineering Production Technology (TEP).

As far the UJA hosting offer is concerned, Prof. ALEJANDRO JUAN JIMÉNEZ-SERRANO (ajiserra@ujaen.es) would be willing to host post-doctoral researchers that are eventually funded through the H2020 MSCA-IF 2019 call for applications to be part of the following research team:


UJA hosting research group (https://bit.ly/2uwbcdg)

HUM458 'Anthropology and the History of Culture' is constituted by scholars related to the Humanities, especially to those areas related with the Past: Literary Documents, Art and History. The philological studies are specialized in Pharaonic, Aramaic, Greek, Latin and Coptic scripts. These studies are completed by a fieldwork project carried out in the archaeological site of Qubbet el-Hawa (Aswan, Egypt) since 2008. This archaeological site is one of the most important archaeological sites in Egypt, not only for the great quantity of biographic inscriptions dated to the end of the third and the beginning of the second millennia BC, but also due to the presence of a Medieval Monastery and some Islamic buildings devoted to Modern Sheikhs. The importance of the archaeological site together with the significant scientific results produced by the team have facilitated that Spanish Ministry of Science had funded the project since 2010.

This fieldwork project focuses not only in the documentation, conservation and interpretation of the aforementioned archaeological site. One of the major areas of study carried out by the present research group has also begun the translation for the first time into Spanish of the valuable local written sources from the Pharaonic times to the end of the Antiquity, including the Coptic texts. In this sense, the major sources for understanding the regional context come from the island of Elephantine and also from ancient Aswan and the First Cataract Area.


Project description

The necropolis of Qubbet el-Hawa and most of the archaeological material found in it has just been described, but not deeply studied. Among the re-analyses to be done, it would be useful a research about the women burials during the third and second millennia BC. In this sense, it is necessary to understand where they interred and the grave goods that accompanied them to the Netherworld. In order to understand the role of the woman in the society, we should try to establish social markers in the funerary world. Finally, a comparison with other contemporary necropoleis should complete the project.


Application procedure

CV, Motivation letter and Summary of project proposal (250 words) by 14th June 2019 to ofipi@ujaen.es. Further information regarding the application requirements can be found at https://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/actions/individual-fellowships_en & https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/opportunities/topic-details/msca-if-2019.


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