Dans le cadre du réseau européen de formation innovante MIDA: Mediating Islam in the Digital Age (Action Marie Skłodowska-Curie nº ITN-813547 du programme H2020), 15 contrats de recherche doctorale dans un cadre intersectoriel sont à pourvoir à partir du 1er septembre 2019.
Dans le cadre du réseau européen de formation innovante MIDA: Mediating Islam in the Digital Age (Action Marie Skłodowska-Curie nº ITN-813547 du programme H2020), 15 contrats de recherche doctorale dans un cadre intersectoriel sont à pourvoir à partir du 1er septembre 2019. Les sujets de recherche et les modalités de candidature sont précisées sur le site du projet https://www.itn-mida.org/callforposition
Les dossiers de candidature sont à remplir en ligne avant le 1er juin 2019, à l’adresse :
Le/la doctorante recruté(e) pour le sujet de recherche ESR 9 (« Wartime photography and portraiture in Khomeini’s and post-Khomeini Iran ») sera basé au laboratoire InVisu, l’une des unités d’accueil de l’ED 441 de l’Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne, et travaillera sous la direction de Mercedes Volait (CNRS/InVisu), Petra de Bruijn (Leiden University) et Catherine David (Centre Pompidou). Les résultats du jury de sélection seront communiqués en juillet 2019.
Innovative Training Network programs (ITN) are designed to combine scientific research with an intensive training trajectory in order to equip young scholars with comprehensive knowledge and skills on a particular field. The working environment offered to the 15 early Stage Researchers is inter-sectoral, interdisciplinary and international; the training is tailored to engage with pressing contemporary societal issues. The MIDA project is coordinated by the ‘Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique’ (CNRS) in Paris, and involves an international consortium of 25 research institutes, universities and non-academic partners based in Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Qatar, and Spain. The project is funded by a grant from the Department for Research and Innovation of the European Commission.
The MIDA project rests on the premise that digitisation and technological innovations have a tremendous impact on Islam as culture, religion and civilisation, and that their effects are diverse and ubiquitous. They include first and foremost modes of expression and communication of religious messages and traditions and modes of engagement with society. Digitisation and concurrent innovations as they emerged in the past decades belong to the list of comparable fundamental technological transformations in human history such as the invention of paper, printing technology, steam power, electricity and telecommunication, which constituted major upheavals, even if these were not experienced in all societies and by everyone at the same time, in the same way.
It is commonly recognised that the digital revolution is deeply transforming human societies, much as the industrial revolution did in the nineteenth century. However, the rapid changes that are currently taking place generate a sense of loss of control and instability among the general public, politicians, journalists, academics, and, not least, among Muslims themselves. The spread of modern digital media and new technologies of communication, production and dissemination, prompts researchers and social actors, Muslims and non-Muslims alike, to make sense of, and understand these developments. Consequently, they have shaken up Islam as a field of academic study and have impacted on the ways Islam is to be studied in the future. The specificity of the current digital revolution calls for a re-evaluation of past situations and reflection on future prospects.
MIDA assesses these developments in all their dimensions by formulating three major questions: How does digitisation (1) shape Islam (i.e. beliefs, practices, societies, activism, political organisations, social institutions, and outlooks); (2) modify the relation Muslims have with their past; (3) modify and reorganise scholarship and research on Islam.
The MIDA project will train 15 creative, entrepreneurial, and innovative researchers in social and human sciences through an interdisciplinary research programme, whose main objectives are to understand the tremendous influence that digitisation and technological innovations have on Islam.
The 15 ESR topics are as follows:
- ESR 1 – From oral command to written memories. A case-study: the first Arab Muslim autobiography, ‘Abd Allâh b. Buluggîn’s Memoirs, 11th century.
- ESR 2 – ‘In/out of the closet’ testimonials: online performance of secret lives in the Middle East and among Muslims in the West.
- ESR 3 – Art activist (artivist) and non-celebrity clips as expressions of self in North Africa and the Middle East.
- ESR 4 – Islamist movements in Morocco in their ‘other languages’: uses of the Arabic and Berber vernacular varieties in the digital spheres.
- ESR 5 – Arab-Muslim encounters with Orientalism in the colonial age.
- ESR 6 – Dubbing or subtitling? The socio-cultural context of exported Turkish television series.
- ESR 7 – Mosque architecture and scripture in the contemporary Muslim world.
- ESR 8 – The commodification and displacement of waqf portable assets from the 18th c. onwards.
- ESR 9 – Wartime photography and portraiture in Khomeini’s and post-Khomeini Iran.
- ESR 10 – Constructing and deconstructing Islamic authority and knowledge online and offline: competing Muslim discourses in the Moroccan diaspora in Europe, in particular the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.
- ESR 11 – From pulpit to Facebook: the digitisation of religious communication, authority and knowledge production.
- ESR 12 – Networks of transmission of Islamic knowledge and mobility patterns of scholars in the pre-modern world.
- ESR 13 – Mecca between photography, phonography and motion picture in the colonial period.
- ESR 14 – Reactions of the European public after the rise of terrorist attacks perpetrated by Islamists since 2015: assessing the role of the digital media.
- ESR 15 – Loss, memory and mobilisation: al-Andalus on the Internet.
Successful applicants cannot have resided in the country of PhD matriculation or of recruitment institution for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately preceding the engagement date.
The positions may be equivalent to a PhD position and are not restricted to EU citizens. Refugee status under the Geneva Convention is NOT counted ‘as period of residence / activity’ in the country of the enrolment University or Employer.
The monthly salary will be superior to € 2,000 after taxes (depending on Employer, local cost of living and tax regulations). Further information notes on ITN Fellows are provided here
For any information, please contact: info @ itn-mida.org
Each applicant may apply for up to 3 individual projects.
Download the file of the position(s) you are interested in : https://www.itn-mida.org/callforposition
Application forms are available on: https://www.itn-mida.org/applicationform
The successful PhD candidates will participate in the network’s advanced training activities and work in academic and non-academic partner organisations’ premises. Regular meetings and workshops within the EU-funded MIDA Innovative Training Network will supplement the training and support provided at the host organizations.
Practical training (secondments) will be complemented by a personal career development programme that will prepare the ESRs for their future careers.
The closing date for this position is 1st of June 2019.
Interviews will take place in the University of enrolment or at employer premises (or via Skype/Zoom) in June 2019. The final decision for each project will be made by the MIDA consortium and communicated to the finalists on 8th July 2019.
The starting date of the ESR’s contract will be 1st September 2019 (or as soon as possible thereafter).