Call for Applications, PhD Fellowships, Power and Institutions in Medieval Islam and Christendom

Power and Institutions in Medieval Islam and Christendom.

An integrated training network in research and diffusion for comparative history.
For further information, see

NB: call opens 4 February, closes 24 March.

10 PhD Fellowships (each worth approx. 50,000 Euros per annum for three years). The ideal candidate will have recently completed a Master’s degree. Further specifications at

“Power and Institutions in Medieval Islam and Christendom” is a research project which will develop from 2013 to 2016. It has been funded as a “Marie Curie Initial Training Network” with a grant of 3.3 million euros. The project combines academic research on medieval power and institutions with training in the wider dissemination of research-based knowledge, based on a formal network established between universities and private sector companies and funded by the European Union. It provides funding for 10 PhDs at universities in Spain, Britain, Italy, France, and Israel, and two postdoctoral positions, one based at a Dutch publisher (Brill), one at a Spanish TV/film company (Lopez-Li). During their studies, the PhD students will all have secondments to the publisher and the film company, the post?docs will come to the Universities to run sessions on print and media diffusion of research. Further training workshops are provided, on academic and other skills, as well as a larger-scale “Media School for Historians”. The project concludes with a conference on “Consequences in the Contemporary World”.

PIMIC Academic Partners
CCHS-CSIC (Coordinator): Dr. Ana Rodríguez University of St. Andrews:
Dr. John Hudson Universitá Roma Tre: Dr. Emanuele Conte Birkbeck
College London: Dr. Caroline Humfress Universitá Roma Tor Vergata: Dr.
Sandro Carocci University of Tel Aviv: Dr. Gadi Algazi Université
Paris I-Panthéon-Sorbonne: Dr. Michel Kaplan School of Oriental and
African Studies: Dr. Hugh Kennedy

PIMIC Private Sector Partners
Lopez-Li Films (Spain)
Brill Publishers (Netherlands)


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