Post Doc: Universitat Hamburg, deadline 30 November 2020

The Center for Advanced Study “RomanIslam Center for Comparative Empire and Transcultural Studies” funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), invites applications for Resident fellowships (Post Doc) (starting 2021, duration between 1 and 12 months)

The Center for Advanced Study brings together scholars from a wide range of disciplines
working on Romanization and Islamication in Late Antiquity with a focus but not exclusively on
the Iberian Peninsula and North Africa during the first millennium CE. The overall aim of the
Center is to explore new approaches to Romanization and Islamication in this period and to set
the scholarly debate in the field on a new footing. The second year theme is ‘Imperial Religions
and Local Beliefs’, i.e. the relationship between state authority and religion. Which forms of
local religious practice remained in place, despite the dominance of eastern salvation religions,
and which forms changed as a result thereof?

Fellowships are available for scholars at all stages of their academic career who have
completed their doctoral degree and established an independent research profile. Applicants
should be engaged in a research project in any relevant discipline that is related to the Center’s
interests in Romanization and Islamication in the period and area in question. The Center also
welcomes applications from scholars working on comparative empire and transcultural studies
in a broader historical (or contemporary) perspective whose research has a strong focus on
theoretical and methodological issues.

Fellows are required to reside in Hamburg, where they pursue their own research project while
also participating in the colloquia held at the Center. For the duration of their stay fellows
receive a remuneration covering accommodation, travel, and living expenses in accordance
with their needs and the pertinent regulations of Hamburg University and the DFG.

Applications should be in English, including a CV, a research proposal for the project pursued at
Hamburg, including the project’s relation to the topic (2000 words), and an indication of the
months the applicant wants to spend at the Center and the kind of financial support they
require. All materials should be sent in a single pdf document to Dr. Rocco Selvaggi by November 30, 2020.

Should you have any questions pertaining to the details of the fellowship program or the
application, please contact the organizers: Sabine Panzram ( and Stefan Heidemann (

Find out more here.


Published by Roisin Astell

Roisin Astell received a First Class Honours in History of Art at the University of York (2014), under the supervision of Dr Emanuele Lugli. After spending a year learning French in Paris, Roisin then completed an MSt. in Medieval Studies at the University of Oxford (2016), where she was supervised by Professor Gervase Rosser and Professor Martin Kauffmann. In 2017, Roisin was awarded a CHASE AHRC studentship as a doctoral candidate at the University of Kent’s Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, under the supervision of Dr Emily Guerry.

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