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Postdoctoral Researcher, Music and Late Medieval Court European Cultures (MALMECC)

First known depiction of a medieval tennis court. From a french translation of Valerius Maximus, original today in British Library.

Postdoctoral Researcher, Music and Late Medieval Court European Cultures (MALMECC)

Faculty of Music and TORCH, Radcliffe Humanities, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford

Grade 7: Salary in the range £31,076 - £32,958 p.a.

The Faculty of Music, University of Oxford, proposes to appoint a postdoctoral researcher for a period of 3 years, starting late January - early February 2017, to join an established team working on a new ERC Advanced grant, Music and Late Medieval European Court Cultures (MALMECC). The post will be based in the Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities office (TORCH), Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford.

The project seeks to develop a new, post-national and trans-disciplinary method of studying pre-modern cultures; specifically, the focus will be on European courts of the ‘long’ 14th century, defined as 1250 - 1450. The project consists of the systematic collaboration of a team of scholars drawn from relevant disciplines (including but not limited to history, art history, architectural history, modern and classical languages, and music) under the leadership of the Principal Investigator (PI), Karl Kügle. The current team comprises an art historian (Dr Laura Slater), a literary historian (Dr David Murray), and a music historian (the PI).

Reporting to the project PI, the postdoctoral researcher will pursue an individual research project within their specific selected sub-project, in collaboration with the project team. They will be expected to collaborate with all members of the team and participate in the preparation of relevant research publications, as well as representing the project at internal and external meetings, contributing ideas and engaging in dissemination. Ability and willingness to collaborate across the disciplines of medieval studies will be essential, along with high-level competencies in at least one relevant language (Latin, French, German, Czech, Italian).

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent and may come from any of the disciplines relevant for the period 1250 - 1450 except art history, literary history, and musicology (which are already represented by the research team). The MALMECC team is particularly interested in candidates with a doctoral qualification in history.

Candidates may apply for one of the following sub-projects: (1) the courts of ecclesiastic princes in France and southern Europe; (2) the artistic patronage of the Luxembourgs in Germany and the Czech lands.

More information about these sub-projects can be found in the Further Particulars.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 2 December 2016.

Applications to be made on the University of Oxford Jobs website. Click here to access the website.