The Faculty of Music, University of Oxford, proposes to appoint two postdoctoral researchers for a period of 4 years, starting 1st September 2016, to work on a new ERC Advanced grant, Music and Late Medieval European Court Cultures (MALMECC).  

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’ fourteenth century, defined as 1250-1450. The project will consist of 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, music) under the leadership of the Principal Investigator (PI), Karl Kügle.

Reporting to the project’s PI, the post-doctoral researchers 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.

Applications are welcome from candidates with a PhD or equivalent and research experience in a relevant discipline for the period 1250-1450. In addition, ability and willingness to collaborate across the disciplines of musicology and medieval studies will be essential, along with high level competencies in at least one other relevant languages.

Candidates may apply for any one of the following subprojects:

(1) the effects of gender and lineage on patronage in northwestern Europe;

(2) the courts of ecclesiastic princes in France and southern Europe;

(3) the artistic patronage of the Luxembourgs in Germany and the Czech lands;

(4) the politics of prince-bishop Pilgrim II of Salzburg and the songs of the ‘Monk of Salzburg’.

Further particulars, including specification, salary, and details of how to apply are available here:

Deadline for application: Wednesday 6 July 2016

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