Appel à candidatures: Financements du Max Weber Centre for Advance Cultural and Social Studies pour doctorat et post-doctorat “Urbanity and Religion” ou “The City in the History of Religion” [date limite : 23 mai]

The Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies (Max-Weber-Kolleg) at the University of Erfurt is an Institute for Advanced Studies and permanent graduate school. Within its Weberian research programme, it hosts several interdisciplinary research projects. Pending (available) funding, it currently invites applications for up to

  • 2 doctoral positions for Ph.D. projects, pay category E 13 TV-L (65 %)
  • 3 post-doctoral positions for habilitation projects, pay category E 13 TV-L (100 %)

in the fields of History and History of Religion within the framework of the research projects “The City in the History of Religion” and/or “Urbanity and Religion”, directed by Prof. Dr. Susanne Rau and Prof. Dr. Jörg Rüpke.

Positions are to be filled by 1 October 2018 for a period of 36 (+12) months (Further extension possible, depending on personal requirements and institutional settings.). The project examines the long-term relationships between urbanity and religion in cities of very different types from the first millennium BC onwards. Successful candidates will work on a project that connects problems of the history of urbanisation and urbanity with problems of the history of religion for cities or regions in Europe, the circum-Mediterranean area, West or South Asia from Antiquity onwards. Successful candidates will participate in the project’s research programme, engage in joint research and (in the case of the postdoctoral positions) take over administrative duties related to the project.


  • Excellent degree (MA for doctoral, Doctorate/PhD for postdoctoral positions) in History or History of Religion or a closely related discipline
  • Knowledge of English, German (at least reading skills; candidates without knowledge of German are requested to take courses), and other languages relevant for the research planned
  • Willingness to cooperate within the research project and to take part in the study programme within the interdisciplinary research environment of the Max-Weber-Kolleg
  • Willingness to pursue a doctorate or habilitation at the University of Erfurt, preferentially in History or History of Religion/Religious Studies

The research programme is outlined on the project’s website For more information about the Max-Weber-Kolleg see:


The University of Erfurt is an equal opportunity employer in compliance with the Thuringian Equal Opportunities Act (Thüringer Gleichstellungsgesetz). Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply. Handicapped applicants are given preference in cases of equal qualification.

Please address informal enquiries to Dr. Elisabeth Begemann elisabeth.begemann@uni-

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Doctorant en histoire médiévale, CIHAM • Université Lyon 3 - Jean Moulin

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