Post-doc. “History and Society during the Mamluk Era (1250-1517)”
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – 2015-2016
Scholarships for Ph.D. students and Post-Doc scholars
The Annemarie Schimmel Kolleg “History and Society during the Mamluk Era (1250-1517)” has opened the call for applications for two PhD scholarships and two Junior fellowships (Post-Doc scholars) with a prospective start date of October 2015.
The Scholarship holders will work at the ASK for a period of six to twelve months.
Included is a working space in fully equipped offices.
The grant for PhD – students consist of:
– a monthly stipend of Euro 1200,-
– travel allowance
The stipend of Post-Doc graduates consist of:
– a monthly stipend of Euro 2300,-
– travel allowance
Doctoral students are expected to contribute to the Kolleg’s overall line of research and
embrace its inter- and multidisciplinary environment. Regular attendance at the Kolleg
is required, what includes two research meetings and one informal gathering a week.
Residency in Bonn or the region nearby is implied. The ASK is primarily an English-
language institution. Therefore, fellowship applicants should have a high level of
proficiency in spoken and written English.
For the coming years ASK’s research will focus not only on the Mamluk empire (1250-
1517). In a broadened classification of the Middle Islamic Period, also the Ayyubid and
early Ottoman period will be included in our research.
In 2015-2016 our main focus will be “environmental perspectives on the Middle
Islamic period”. Environmental history is the study of relations between people and
their natural environment through time. Potential venues of inquiry for the Mamluk
studies could include the management of and conflicts over natural resources (land,
water, etc.), adaptation of local communities to changing environmental conditions, the
environmental impact of state policies, the social impact of environmental disaster, the
legal framework of urban water systems, economic studies of imperial water systems,
and rural history in general.
We encourage all students with a PhD project that fits into this thematic path to apply
for a fellowship, but will generally accept all other Mamluk-related topics.
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