The Center for Advanced Study “RomanIslam Center for Comparative Empire and Transcultural Studies” funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), invites applications for Resident fellowships (Post Doc). 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.

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.

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.

Applications should be in English or in French, including a CV, a research proposal for the project pursued at Hamburg, including the project’s relation to the topic (2000 words), and an indication of the months the applicant wants to spend at the Center. All materials should be sent in a single pdf document to Dr. Rocco Selvaggi [email protected] by November 30, 2022.

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