A temporary position of Senior Researcher (SKO 1109) in Medieval Studies is available at the Department of Conservation, Archaeology, and History, University of Oslo.
The position is funded by the European Research Council and associated with the ERC Advanced Grant project 101018645 MINiTEXTS “Minuscule Texts: Marginalized Voices in Early Medieval Latin Culture (c. 700–c.1000),” led by Professor Ildar Garipzanov (Principal Investigator). The position is available for a period of 3 years starting in March 2023.
MINiTEXTS seeks to systematically study early medieval Latin minuscule texts (also known as “guest texts” or “microtexts”), i.e. short texts which were added in large numbers, before c. 1000, to flyleaves, margins and other blank spaces of pre-900 Latin manuscripts. MINiTEXTS examines such textual additions as a unique corpus of practical knowledge deeply embedded in the social praxis of early medieval society and aspires to understand the “social logic” of such texts as well as the social, religious, and cultural practices that they signify.
The successful candidate will become a member of the project team and will be linked to MINiTEXTS' Sub-project 3 (The Christian Norm & Liturgical Practices) dedicated to early medieval liturgical textual additions and pen trials in non-liturgical manuscripts. In close collaboration with other members of the project team, s/he will produce and systematize relevant data for the project's database. S/he will analyze independently a selected number of early medieval liturgical additions and pen trials, placing them in their broader liturgical and manuscript contexts.Qualification requirements
The following qualifications will count in the assessment of the applicants:
In the evaluation of the qualified candidates the full range of these criteria will be explicitly addressed and assessed.We offer
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Professor Ildar Garipzanov, phone number: +47 22841937, e-mail: [email protected]
Administrative Head of Department Lin Malin Ullern, e-mail: [email protected]
HR Adviser Hilde Kristine Sletner, e-mail: [email protected] (for questions regarding how to apply)About the University of Oslo
The University of Oslo is Norway's oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.
The Department of archaeology, conservation and history (IAKH) is comprised of three disciplines which in different ways study the past. The department has internationally oriented archaeologists, the only conservation program in Norway and the biggest group of historians in Scandinavia. The department has close to 100 employees, including non-permanent research fellows. The study programs span archaeology from the Stone Age to the Middle Ages, object and paintings conservation, and history from Antiquity to the present age.Deadline
3rd February 2023Employer
University of OsloMunicipality
Fulltime (1 positions) Fulltime (%)Duration
TemporaryPlace of service