Funding/Jun 13, 2018

Post-Doctoral Research Grant in Medieval Greek Diplomatics and Paleography in Norman Sicily

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Over the summer (June to August) 2018, the Università degli Studi di Palermo, Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza, will publish the advertisement for a Post-Doctoral Research Grant in Medieval Greek Diplomatics and Palaeography, as part of the research project Documenting Multiculturalism: co-existence, law and multiculturalism in administrative and legal documents of Norman and Hohenstaufen Sicily, c.1060-c.1266 (DocuMult), funded by an ERC Advanced Grant to Professor Jeremy Johns of the University of Oxford, in partnership with the Università degli Studi di Palermo.

The successful candidate will begin work on 1st October 2018 and will be employed for two years in the first instance, with the possibility of renewal for a total of up to five years until 30th September 2022.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • expertise in the field of medieval Greek diplomatics and palaeography, working with original documents (not just editions or transcriptions);
  • publication, appropriate to the applicant’s stage of career, of original historical research making use of medieval Greek documents;
  • excellent communication, interpersonal, and organisational skills, including a fluent command of spoken and written Italian, and the ability to work successfully as part of a team;
  • good command of Latin and of spoken and written English, with at least passive knowledge of French and German; some knowledge of Arabic, while not essential, might be an advantage;
  • experience and competence in the use of relational databases for research;
  • a good knowledge of the history of the island of Sicily under Norman and Hohenstaufen rule, or the willingness to acquire it.

Potential candidates are invited to express their interest in the post to Prof.ssa Cristina Rognoni by submitting a curriculum vitae and a brief letter outlining why they are interested in the DocuMult Project, both as pdf files, to, ideally so as to arrive before 30 June 2018.