IMéRA Averoès Mediterranean Islam Chair
Closing Date: 17/10/2022
Short residencies at Aix-Marseille University, France are available to researchers around the world for interdisciplinary study relating to Mediterranean Islam.
IMéRA (Institut Méditerranéen de Recherche Avancée – Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Research) is a French institute for advanced study located at Aix-Marseille University. Its goals are to foster the emergence of world-class cross-disciplinary research approaches and to develop the skills of young researchers at Aix-Marseille University. Research projects carried out at IMéRA focus on interdisciplinary study within social science, within science, between social science and formal/experimental and health science, and on relationships between art and science, exploring and enhancing the potential connections between such disciplines and the new research that may result from these connections.
IMéRA is offering a chair to encourage interdisciplinary study on Mediterranean Islam. Research undertaken through this programme is expected to bring together philosophy, history, anthropology, sociology, the study of texts and their translations and the study of transmission between different cultural and religious heritages.
Successful applicants will be expected to show critical thinking skills, propose original work, display intellectual and scientific authority and have the ability to spread knowledge to a broader public.
During the residency, it is expected that fellows will participate in activities organised with other fellows and with the IMéRA scientific team. This includes the Community Building Seminar (CBS), which normally takes place every Thursday morning. Investment time is equivalent to around one day per week.
For the 2022 call, the residency is expected to take place from 12 February 2024 to 5 July 2024.