The Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies (Max-Weber-Kolleg) at the University of Erfurt is an Institute for Advanced Studies and permanent graduate school. Within its Weberian research programme, it hosts several interdisciplinary research projects. Pending (available) funding, it currently invites applications for up to 2 doctoral positions for Ph.D. projects and 3 post-doctoral positions for habilitation projects in the fields of History and History of Religion within the framework of the research projects “The City in the History of Religion” and/or “Urbanity and Religion”, directed by Prof. Dr. Susanne Rau and Prof. Dr. Jörg Rüpke. Positions are to be filled by 1 October 2018 for a period of 36 (+12) months.
The project examines the long-term relationships between urbanity and religion in cities of very different types from the first millennium BC onwards. Successful candidates will work on a project that connects problems of the history of urbanisation and urbanity with problems of the history of religion for cities or regions in Europe, the circum-Mediterranean area, West or South Asia from Antiquity onwards.
Successful candidates will participate in the project’s research programme, engage in joint research and (in the case of the postdoctoral positions) take over administrative duties related to the project.