Ten positions open in the new Centre for the World in the Viking Age

Article published on 13 June 2024 | Catégorie(s) : recruitments, Research news

The Centre for the World in the Viking Age (WIVA), based at Uppsala University (Sweden), open two postdoc and eight International Visiting Research positions for next term.

In June 2023, the Swedish Research Council awarded a grant to the Department of Archaeology to set up a Centre for The World in the Viking Age as a collaborative, interdisciplinary meeting place for the study and wider communication of a defining episode in global history. The core staff comprises Professor Neil Price (director) with Docents Charlotte Hedenstierna-Jonson and John Ljungkvist (co-directors), and Ms Rahaf Abu Shaer (coordinator).

The aim of the Centre is to explore the full span of the extended, Afro-Eurasian world of the Norse, looking primarily south and east along the so-called Silk Roads, tracing their activities in networks of early globalisation that connected the Baltic to the Mediterranean, the Indian Ocean, Asia, and the eastern seas – places where the Scandinavians were as often in a minority, but also at a disadvantage.

The Centre is seeking to appoint new positions:

  • 2 full-time postdocs positions for 2 years
  • 8 International Visiting Researchers, who will each spend three months of continuous residence in Uppsala in the period mid-September 2024 to December 2025

Application deadline: 31 July 2024

For further details or to discuss the position: Neil Price, neil.price@arkeologi.uu.se or Rahaf Abu Shaer, rahaf.abu_shaer@arkeologi.uu.se


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