The UCL Institute of Archaeology currently has a vacancy for a Research Fellow to join the ERC-funded EVERYDAYISLAM project (Ref.:1875791). The deadline for applications is 17 May 2021.
The ERC project 'EVERYDAYISLAM: Becoming Muslim: Cultural Change, Everyday Life and State Formation in early Islamic North Africa (600-1000)' aims to rewrite the history of Muslim rule and the Islamisation of daily life from the perspective of the communities living through this pivotal period, using a combination of material and written sources.
The post-holder will work closely with the project PI and will be primarily responsible for conducting research on medieval settlement dynamics in the three case-study regions, identifying sites from satellite imagery, digitising cartographic and archaeological data, managing the existing project database, and analysing the spatial data gathered from excavations. They will conduct field survey/excavation and documentation at multiple sites in Morocco and Tunisia, including training of local participants, and organise and support project logistics.
The post is funded for 36 months in the first instance and will be available from 1 August 2021.
The successful candidate will have obtained, or be close to obtaining (within six months of submission) a PhD in archaeology, or related field, and have an excellent knowledge of GIS and digital recording techniques.