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Postdoctoral Research Associate
Division of Research, Exhibitions and Publications

Yale Center for British ArtYale Centre for British Art

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The Yale Center for British Art is offering a Postdoctoral Research Associateship in the Division of Research, Exhibitions, and Publications. This division supports and provides oversight to the following departments, activities, and positions: exhibitions and publications; research, education, and public programs; academic outreach and teaching initiatives; visiting scholars; postdoctoral and postgraduate positions; graduate and undergraduate student positions; and the Reference Library and Archives.

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Job: Senior Research Associate (40%FTE), fixed term, 1 January 2017-31 August 2019, University of East Anglia

unilogo_302Job: Senior Research Associate (40%FTE), Media and American Studies, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of East Anglia.
Deadline: 12 noon on 3 October 2016.

£31,656 to £37,768 per annum, pro rata

This project is funded by Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA). It seeks to investigate the paradoxes and tensions inherent in the heritagisation of religious sites, objects and practices within Europe. The project seeks to take theories of heritage and heritagisation into novel directions by linking it to the analytical categories of religion, the secular, and the sacred. The region of East Anglia is historically characterised by a great diversity of religious practices, varying from those associated with well-known prehistoric sites (Seahenge), Celtic sites (Sutton Hoo), and Christian sites of pilgrimage (Walsingham, Bury St Edmunds). In the UK division of this research project, we will examine how such sites are appropriated as religious heritage.

The post holder is expected to conduct research on forms of religious heritage in East Anglia, using a combination of fieldwork, literature review and museum research, resulting in the publication of research papers in peer-reviewed journals and an exhibition by the end of the project.

This part-time (40%FTE), fixed term post is available from 1 January 2017 to 31 August 2019.

How to apply: Applicants are expected to submit a research proposal of around 500 words, which should include a potential research subject, a research question and outline of methodology. This research proposal will not be a fixed commitment, but will serve as starting point for the development of the research during the first months of the project, in discussion with the Principal Investigator. The project proposal should be submitted alongside the cover letter and application form, which can be found here.

 

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Job: Research Associate: Impact of the Ancient City ERC Project (Urban Ideals in the Islamic World), University of Cambridge

Job: Research Associate: Impact of the Ancient City ERC Project (Urban Ideals in the Islamic World)

University of Cambridge, Faculty of Classics

Limit of Tenure: 4 years from 01 January 2017 (or as soon as possible thereafter)

Applications are sought for a Research Associate who will be one of four postdoctoral researchers on the ERC funded ‘Impact of the Ancient City’ project led by the Principal Investigator Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill. The project will re-examine the impact of the ancient, Greco-Roman city on subsequent urban history in Europe and the Islamic world, investigating both the urban fabric and urban ideals. Bringing together researchers trained in historical, archaeological and literary analysis, the project spans the entire Mediterranean region from Greco-Roman antiquity to the present day. The research team will investigate case histories in the western and the eastern Mediterranean, and pose a set of questions about how urban forms responded to changing social needs. A full description of the project is available.

The role of the Islamic World Research Associate is to re-examine perceptions of the ancient, Greco-Roman city in the Islamic world. The successful candidate will assemble and study examples of literary engagement with the physical traces of the Greco-Roman city, but will also consider the ways in which the inhabitants of the ‘Islamic city’ reconfigured this past. The Research Associate’s task will be to focus on how the Islamic urban imaginary grew in part from the Byzantine, and how awareness of the Greco-Roman city was mediated by its Christian successor, nourished by accumulated re-readings of inherited urban spaces and buildings.

The successful candidate is expected to work as part of a team based in Cambridge, discussing findings and problems with the other members of the project team. The successful candidate will be expected to spend up to three months in each of the first three years of research on fieldwork visits for the case studies, as well as taking part in regular meetings and seminars in Cambridge, and the three annual conferences. They will publish the results of their research within the publication programme of the project.

Closing date: Noon Monday 12th September 2016

Planned interview date: mid October 2016

Vacancy Reference: GE09653

For information on how to apply, see: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/10937/

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Job: Research Associate: Impact of the Ancient City ERC Project (Eastern Mediterranean), University of Cambridge

Job: Research Associate: Impact of the Ancient City ERC Project (Eastern Mediterranean)

University of Cambridge, Faculty of Classics

Limit of Tenure: 4 years from 01 January 2017 (or as soon as possible thereafter)

Applications are sought for a Research Associate who will be one of four postdoctoral researchers on the ERC funded ‘Impact of the Ancient City’ project led by the Principal Investigator Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill. The project will re-examine the impact of the ancient, Greco-Roman city on subsequent urban history in Europe and the Islamic world, investigating both the urban fabric and urban ideals. Bringing together researchers trained in historical, archaeological and literary analysis, the project spans the entire Mediterranean region from Greco-Roman antiquity to the present day. The research team will investigate case histories in the western and the eastern Mediterranean, and pose a set of questions about how urban forms responded to changing social needs. A full description of the project is available at here.

This Research Associate will examine the resilience of the urban fabric in the eastern Mediterranean, tracing the impact of ancient forms on subsequent Byzantine and Islamic configurations, with special attention to the different trajectories of particular cities. The successful candidate will select his or her own case studies that will range across the Eastern Mediterranean, excluding Greece and Constantinople/Istanbul, but including Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, Israel, Palestine and Egypt.

The successful candidate is expected to work as part of a team based in Cambridge, discussing findings and problems with the other members of the project team. The successful candidate will be expected to spend up to three months in each of the first three years of research on fieldwork visits for the case studies, as well as taking part in regular meetings and seminars in Cambridge, and the three annual conferences. They will publish the results of their research within the publication programme of the project.

Closing date: Noon Monday 12th September 2016

Planned interview date: mid October 2016

Vacancy Reference: GE09649

For information on how to apply, see: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/10933/