As a postdoctoral researcher you will be responsible for one of the five subprojects of the NWO-funded VICI project entitled 'Source of Life: Water Management in the Premodern Middle East (7th-15th century)'. This project studies the interrelationship between water installations, governance, and legal and cultural frameworks in five Middle Eastern cities (Basra, Baghdad, Mosul, Damascus and Cairo) from the first Arab conquests to Ottoman rule (7th-15th C). By integrating both written and material sources and employing a comparative approach, it seeks to:
1) map the institutional fabric of premodern Middle Eastern cities by taking water as a key service; and
2) identify incentives for institutional innovation in premodern urban water governance.
Please vind a more detailed description of the project here.
Subproject 4 - Water installations and waterways: An archaeological approach
Your postdoctoral research approaches the two main objectives of the project (see above) from an archaeological perspective. You will have three main responsibilities within the project:
1) to analyse geospatial data and remaining visual features in the landscape of Iraq around Basra, Baghdad and Mosul, through the outcomes of the aerial survey based on photography and satellite imagery;
2) to examine archaeological publications and reports and contact archaeological teams for all five cities to gather data relevant to Source of Life and interpret these findings for the rest of the team; and
3) to supervise the GIS environment in close cooperation with the GIS specialists from the Radboud Humanities Lab.
You will contribute research results to the project's database. Your findings should be presented in at least four major articles (some of which co-authored) in international scientific journals, and you are also expected to contribute to wider communication of the project's results. Furthermore, you will cooperate closely with all other subprojects and participate in the project's programme of meetings as a speaker and organiser.
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For more information about this vacancy, please contact:
Maaike van Berkel, Professor of Medieval History
Tel.: +31 24 361 57 14
Please address your application to Maaike van Berkel and submit it, using the application button, no later than 28 October 2019, 23:59 Amsterdam Time Zone.
Your application should include the following attachments:
The first round of interviews will take place on Monday 18 November 2019.
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|Otsikko||Postdoc: Archaeology in Middle Eastern Water Management (7th-15th C)|
|Job location||Comeniuslaan 4, 6525 HP Nijmegen|
|Julkaistu||syyskuuta 12, 2019|
|Viimeinen hakupäivä||lokakuuta 28, 2019|
|Tieteenalat||Arkeologia,   Vesitieteet,   Tietokannat,   Maantieteen historia,   Geoinformatiikka (GIS)  |