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post-doctoral researcher fellowship in Arabic historiography Ghent Belgium,  

Posted on : 13 May 2017

Project Description

The ERC-Consolidator Grant Project 'The Mamlukisation of the Mamluk Sultanate - II: historiography, political order and historiography in fifteenth century Egypt and Syria (MMS-II)  (2017-21) offers up to four fulltime post-doctoral fellowships for researchers wishing to engage with 15th-century Arabic historiography (1410-70 CE). MMS-II endeavours to offer the first comprehensive survey and collective historical interpretation of the diverse and voluminous range of Arabic historiographical texts that were produced in the Syro-Egyptian Mamluk sultanate between 1410 and 1470 and that have continued to define historical imaginations to this very day. (see for more details). The post-doctoral researchers will be fully engaged in the project s stage two (months 13-48 of the project - January 2018-December 2020). The project s research at this stage will consist of the exploration and analysis of discrete sets of texts that are relevant for the project s time, space, and scope. Selected researchers will be expected to each develop their own research on particular case studies of a set corpus of texts, defined by shared characteristics such as authorship or any other relevant relationship. Methodologically, each selected postdoctoral researcher will be expected to pursue his/her own individual research on the selected case studies along a shared research agenda, organized in 3 phases: phase 1 (2018): contextualizing and historicizing the selected corpus. phase 2 (2019): literary, narratological and intertextual analyses of the selected corpus. phase 3 (2020): exploring textual themes, didactic purposes and layers of meaning in the selected corpus. Selected post-doctoral researchers will be expected to each develop their own research project on a set corpus of relevant texts each publish at least three individually authored articles in leading international journals each publish at least three chapters in the project workshop proceedings produce a monograph by the end of the project actively participate in the three project workshops, and in any other relevant local and/or international scholarly meetings participate in the co-editing of the workshop proceedings Offer We offer up to 4 temporary fulltime contracts as post-doctoral researcher (36 months), starting 1 January 2018; The starting salary is minimum


9000 Ghent Belgium

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