The Center for Advanced Study "RomanIslam Center for Comparative Empire and Transcultural Studies" funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), invites applications for Postdoctoral Resident fellowships.The fellowships are expected to take place between 1.4.2023 and 31.3.2024 as well as have a 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 fourth year theme is ‘Architecture and Materials of Prestige’, i.e. it will explore the representation of political rule in material culture and architecture of the Iberian Peninsula and North Africa. Material culture serves as a source for understanding the identity of the Late Roman and Islamic population.
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.