Maison méditerranéenne des sciences de l’homme (MMSH) in Aix-en-Provence, France, was founded in 1996 by Egyptologist Robert Ilbert, an expert in Islamic Studies. Attached to the Université d’Aix-Marseille, MMSH is dedicated exclusively to research and the various research centres united under its roof conduct interdisciplinary studies on the Mediterranean region. In the process, MMSH seeks to promote cutting-edge research and to support new talents; to this end it specifically runs a doctoral and post-doc programme. The special importance attached to the work performed by the ten research centres that constitute the MMSH can be seen from the fact that taking its cue from the German “excellence initiative” most recently the French Ministry of Science resolved to establish a Laboratoire d’excellence, (Laboratory of Excellence) in Aix-en-Provence – a new form of supporting scholarship in France. The central projects of the "Humanities and Social Sciences" excellence cluster at the heart of the interdisciplinary approach taken to study the Mediterranean region (LabexMed) include setting up a doctoral and post-doc programme, each dedicated to incorporating the young academics into the MMSH scientific work.
Call for applications
In the framework of a partnership between the Laboratory of Excellence for Mediterranean Studies, and the Gerda Henkel Foundation, incoming one-year post-doctoral grants to young post-doctoral researchers are allocated.
The selected postdoctoral fellow will be hosted in one of the LabexMed Research Units. Disciplines: archaeology, history, art history, anthropology. The submitted research proposals shall belong to the research theme "Heritage: stakes, practices, representations".