Mapping Ancient Polytheisms (MAP): Call for applications

The ERC MAP project is recruiting a post-doctoral fellow for a one-year contract, possibly renewable, specialist of the Greek world, and more specifically of the epigraphic corpus of one of the following regions: Peloponnesus, Central Greece, Northern Greece, Greek Islands (including Crete but excluding Cyprus), Bulgaria and the Black Sea.

Location: Université Toulouse –Jean Jaurès, Maison de la Recherche(presence required). The research may require scientific missions inFrance and/or abroad.

Contract Category: A

Contract duration: 1year, with one possible renewal.

Main tasks: The postdoc will exploit the epithets attributed to the gods in Greek inscriptions, thus taking part in one ofthe two areas covered by the project, in a longue durée perspective from1000 BCE to 400 CE. Applicants are expected to list cult epithets from epigraphic sources, enter them in a database, investigate them using network analysis and cartography, and analyse them according to their context, as the most efficient indicator of the divinemultiple powers and modes of action, as well as their connection to places where humans interact with them.The comparative approach between the Greek world and the Western Semitic world will allow a reappraisal of concepts such as transfer, translation, and adaptation connected to epithets or their translation into images and stories.

Degree required: Applicants should hold a PhD in the field of Ancient History, Classics or equivalent.

Deadline for submission: 15/11/2020.

Applicants are requested to submit:

-Curriculum Vitae (Education, experience in research, Publications, Projects; 5-6 pages max.)

-Motivation letter (1 p.)

-PDF of the PhD dissertation and of the final report of the Commission.

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