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Ingénieur d'études (engineer of studies) in Egypt rural history, 13th-19th Centuries

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General information

Reference : UMR7310-RICJAC-003
Date of publication : Monday, November 25, 2019
Type of Contract : FTC Technical / Administrative
Contract Period : 12 months
Expected date of employment : 1 January 2020
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : between 1700 and 2000 € monthly gross wage
Desired level of education : 5-year university degree
Experience required : Indifferent


The ingénieur d'études will be recruited within the framework of the ANR-DFG EGYLandscape project. This project aims at developing scholarly researches about the rural history of Egypt in the pre-modern times, from 13th to 18th C. It aims at gathering the scholars specialists of the topic, be they specialised in political, legal, social, economic, agronomic or environmental issues, and at allowing the convergence of their researches. The project funds documentary missions. Scholars will be gathered in workshops, in Europe and Egypt, and in a final colloquium, which acts will be published. A Geographical information system (GIS) will be conceived and developed within the frame of EGYLandscape; the GIS will become in open access at the end of the project, thus offering to the scientific community as well as to the general public a cartographic tool at the scale of whole Egypt, and allowing to visualize the specific issues under scrutiny.


The engineer will divide his/her working time between three types of activity.
—60 % of his/her time will be devoted to his/her personal research project, dealing with the rural history of Egypt between the Ayyubid period and the nineteenth century, British occupation (1882-1922) included. The engineer will carry out documentary missions within the frame of EGYLandscape. He/She will write at least one post on the project website, and one article in a peer-review scientific periodical.
—The remaining 40 % of his/her time will be devided between two tasks:
(1) organising meetings for the coordination of the project, scientific meetings, as well as communication and public relations around the project, especially through its website. He/she will work in close cooperation with the French and German coordinators of the project, as well as with the PhD fellow and the post-doctoral researcher the EGYLandscape German team will recruit at Marburg.
—(2) the constitution of the gazetteer i.e. the table of orthographic occurrences of Egyptian toponyms, especially those of settlements and hydraulic elements, provided by the available documents from the 19th and 20th C. The gazetteer will be integrated within the GIS.


—MA thesis on the history of the Near East from 13th to 19th C., or the history of Egypt during the same period (British Occupation 1882-1922 included).
—mastering the access to documents written in Arabic.
—no professional experience required. However, an experience within a team would be appreciated, as well as any information showing autonomy, abilities in organization, initiative, within the scientific or else professional or associative framework.
—good command of English, both written and spoken (CEFR B2 level): English will be the language of communication within EGYLandscape.
—a good command of French, both written and spoken, is desirable but not required

Work Context

The EGYLandscape project includes two team, the one (“Franch team”) coordinated by Nicolas Michel, professor of modern history at Aix-Marseille University; the other (“German team”) coordinated by Albrecht Fuess, professor of history at Philipps-Universität, Marburg.
The scholar will be part of the « French team » and work under the supervision of Nicolas Michel. He/She will be attached to the research laboratory “Institut de recherches et d'études sur les mondes arabes et musulmans” (IREMAM, UMR 7310), at Aix-en-Provence, and will be integrated to the IREMAM team of historians.
The IREMAM is one of the largest research labs in France for the study of the Arab-Muslim cultural area. It provides a multidisciplinary environment that favors dialogue between historians, philologists, Islamologists, political scientists and socio-anthropologists. It is hosted by the Mediterranean House for Human Sciences (Maison méditerranéenne des sciences de l'homme, MMSH) at Aix-en-Provence, a site that allows everyday contacts with scholars working on various disciplines and fields, especially in archaeology, Ancient times, religious studies, anthropology, and on various cultural areas: Mediterranean, Arab-Muslim world Sub-Saharan Africa.
The researcher will be provided a workstation within the IREMAM lab. He/She will take part in the meetings and activities of the IREMAM team of historians.
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