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Reference : UMR7310-RICJAC0-001
Workplace : AIX EN PROVENCE
Date of publication : Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 35 months
Expected date of employment : 1 May 2019
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : The monthly gross remuneration will be between 2 700 € and 3 000 €.
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : Indifferent
Le/la chercheur/e sera recruté/e dans le cadre du projet ANR-DFG EGYLandscape, qui a pour but de développer les recherches sur l'histoire rurale de l'Égypte pré-moderne, du XIIIe au XVIIIe siècle. Le projet ambitionne de réunir tous les chercheurs spécialistes de cette question, et vise à faire converger leurs recherches, qu'elles portent sur des thématiques politiques, juridiques, sociales, économiques, agronomiques ou environnementales. Le projet facilitera les missions documentaires des chercheurs. Il réunira ceux-ci dans le cadre de plusieurs ateliers de recherche, notamment en Égypte, ainsi que d'un colloque final, dont les actes seront publiés. Un système d'information géographique (SIG) sera conçu et développé dans le cadre du projet ; son accès deviendra libre à l'issue du celui-ci. Il offrira aux chercheurs puis au grand public un outil cartographique à l'échelle de l'Égypte entière, permettant la visualisation des problématiques spécifiques au champ étudié.
The researcher 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 specialists of political, legal, social, economic, agronomic or environmental issues, and at allowing the convergence of their researches. The project will fund 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 researcher will divide his/her working time between three types of activity.
—70 % of his/her time will be devoted to his/her personal researches. He/She will work on the editing of his/her PhD thesis and its publishing by a scientific editor. In parallel, he/she will develop a personal research project, and produce a monography to be submitted to publication at the end of the contract. This research project will deal with the rural history of Egypt between the Ayyubid period and the nineteenth century, British occupation (1882-1922) included. The researcher will carry out documentary missions within the frame of EGYLandscape. He/She will present the current state of his/her personal research within the frame of at least two of the scientific meetings of the project, or other scientific meetings. He/She will write at least one post on the project website, one article in a peer-review scientific periodical, as well as another contribution for the publication of the final colloquium.
—20 % of his/her time will be devoted to organizing 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.
—10 % of his/her time will be devoted to 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.
—recent thesis in the history of the Near East from 13th to 19th C., or in the history of Egypt during the same period (British Occupation 1882-1922 included); thesis defended preferably after 1st May 2017.
—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. A training in French-language will be provided to the scholar, if he/she wishes to.
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.
See the IREMAM website : http://iremam.cnrs.fr/
Constraints and risks
The researcher will take part in the coordination meetings to be held at Marburg (Germany), in the workshops of Marburg and Egypt, as well as in the final colloquium at Axi-en-Provence, 2022. He/She will be able to carry out documentary missions in Europe and Egypt.
Closing date for the receipt of applications: 1st April 2019
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