Fellowship & Grant details

Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (03/08/2013 01.51)

European Research Council funded fellowship The written heritage of the Muslims of the Horn of Africa: a literary, prosopographical and topographical data base

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The research project aims at producing a data base of the written heritage of the Muslims of the Horn of Africa. Specific attention will be devoted to the almost unknown manuscript tradition of the local Islamic communities. A digital research environment in XML mark-up language will be implemented to help analyzing the data on the authors and the texts. The localization and study of so far neglected or less known manuscript collections originating from the Horn of Africa will be thus among the tasks of the research project. The enhancement of our information on the literature of the Muslims of Northeastern Africa and the use of the most advanced techniques in the field of the e-humanities will allow for the first time ever in the scholarly panorama a detailed description of the Islamic literature in the Horn of Africa and of its authors.

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Research Fields

Literature - Hamito-semitic literature

Other costs

no additional costs

Eligibility criteria

Minimum requirements

B.A. degree in Islamic Studies, Oriental Studies, Arabic Literature, African Studies; perfect command of Classical Arabic; proficiency in reading Arabic manuscripts; knowledge of the Arabic-Islamic literary tradition; perfect command of English; basic proficiency in using computer aided data bases and their DBMS.

Preferred qualifications: PhD in Islamic Studies, Oriental Studies, Arabic Literature, African Studies (thesis with philological focus or on classical Arabic-Islamic literature); basic knowledge of the XML mark-up language; experience in digital philology. Possession of a scientific and professional CV.

Selection process

The competition will be carried out by an evaluation of titles and examination, by means of an interview

Programme Description
Number of awards per year2
Annual budget23000
Frequency of callsannuale
International mobility required ?yes
Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsItaly
Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residenceAll
Eligibility of fellows: nationality/iesAll
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Fellowship's Details
Career StageEarly stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)
Research ProfilesNot defined
Employment contract with full social securityyes
Total amount per fellowship per year23000
Covers salaryyes
Covers travel and subsistenceno
Covers research costsno
Maximum duration of fellowship48
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Funding organisation / Contacts
UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE – Dipartimento di Lingue, Letterature e Studi Interculturali

Public research
Firenze - Italy
055/2756660 - 6602