25 de marzo de 2022

Call for Applications: 1 post-doc and 1 PhD student, ERC-CoG History of Mediterranean Science

The DEEPMED Project (Discovering the Deep Mediterranean Environment: A History of Science and Strategy, 1860-2020) at the Universidad de Sevilla (Spain), funded by the European Research Commission (Consolidator Grant) is seeking:

1 Post-doc (PD1; full time; 3 years)

·  -  PhD (awarded by the time of appointment) in history or geography.

·  -  Preferably with linguistic competences relevant to Russia, the Aegean, or the


1 Doctoral candidate (PhD1; full time; 4 years)

·  -  Background: history, history of science and technology, STS, geography, or international relations.

·  -  Preference give to candidate with a Master’s degree.

·  -  Preferably with linguistic competences in Arabic, Turkish and/or Hebrew.

·  -  S/he will work on a dissertation on 20th century Arabic scientific and strategic visual representations of the deep Mediterranean.

Led by PI Lino Camprubí, DEEPMED explores the historical discovery of the 3D Mediterranean in three different but interrelated domains: science and technology, strategy, and environment. Its main hypothesis is that the co-evolution of scientific and strategic approaches to the deep Mediterranean environment transformed conceptions of this sea. Please find more information here: https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/101002330

Both positions will join the project’s Work Package 1: The production of space: charts, currents, and points of passage. It is a historical analysis of evolving knowledge and visual representations of the Mediterranean depths through the history of 1. civil and military bathymetry charts (paying special attention to varying interpretations in the different national and disciplinary traditions) and 2. understandings of Mediterranean currents and their dynamics (particularly at the integration of sub-basins and changing understandings of the water column).

Both positions are scheduled to start on September 1st, 2022. The final salary is to be determined later in the selection process.

Application deadline: 30 April 2022. Application materials:
1. CV (listing education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities, including a complete list of publications).
2. Cover letter (with applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position).
3. Letter of recommendation.
4. For the PhD candidate: transcript with Bachelor’s and Master's degrees. Applicants with education from non-European universities must attach an explanation of their university's grading system