an interdisciplinary research project hosted by the Università
di Pavia (Italy) and funded by an ERC-advanced grant (Principal
Investigator: Prof. Dario Mantovani; Senior Staff: Prof. Luigi Pellecchi). The
project studies the continued existence of a high-level legal culture in Late
Antiquity, as shown among other things by the copying and continued use of the
writings of the classical jurists. A comprehensive understanding of legal
culture includes therefore the study of the transmission of these texts and the
reception of their contents. To learn more about the REDHIS Project,
visit our website at http://redhis.unipv.it/.
In line with the goals of the project, the appointee will be asked to contribute several well-researched chapters, written in English, to an extensive collaborative volume on the circulation, use, and reception of Roman juristic writings in Late Antiquity. Depending on her/his precise qualifications, the appointee may also be asked to contribute to the project’s annotated corpus of juristic papyri.
In pursuing her/his research, the appointed applicant will be supervised by the Principal Investigator. She/he will collaborate with other staff and post-doctoral researchers in an interdisciplinary working group. Place of work: University of Pavia, Pavia (Italy).
Preference will be given to applicants who hold a PhD awarded by a University from outside Italy, with a doctoral dissertation in one of the following scholarly areas: Classical Philology, Palaeography, Papyrology, Ancient History, Latin, and/or Roman law. The doctoral dissertation has to show that the applicant is competent in and comfortable with applying a philological approach to the study of Roman legal texts, in Latin and Greek, in order to contribute fruitfully to the research objectives of REDHIS. We are looking for someone with experience in writing in (and translating into) English.
The closing date for applications is 27 November 2017. Applicants are advised to make sure that their applications comply with Italian regulations as laid out in the official “bando” of this post, which can be found in Italian and English at http://dsg.unipv.it/home/bandi-assegni-di-ricerca-e-co-co-co/progetto-redhis-bando-n-9-2017-per-il-conferimento-di-n-1-assegno-di-ricerca-call-for-award-of-n-1-type-b-research-grant.html /.
In case you have any questions or require assistance of any kind with the formalities, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Matthijs Wibier (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Further informal enquiries may be directed to Prof. Dario Mantovani (email@example.com).