Senior Research Associate (RA1485)

University of East Anglia - School of Art, Media and American Studies

This project is funded by Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA). It seeks to investigate the paradoxes and tensions inherent in the heritagisation of religious sites, objects and practices within Europe. The project seeks to take theories of heritage and heritagisation into novel directions by linking it to the analytical categories of religion, the secular, and the sacred.

The region of East Anglia is historically characterised by great religious diversity. In the UK division of this research project, we examine how this diversity of religious sites, objects and practices, is appropriated as religious heritage and subjected to new heritage regimes.

Applicants are expected to submit a research proposal of around 500 words, which should include a potential research subject, a research question and outline of methodology. This research proposal will not be a fixed commitment, but will serve as starting point for the development of the research during the first months of the project, in discussion with the Principal Investigator. The project proposal should be submitted alongside the completed application form, CV and covering letter.

This post is available from 1 March 2018 to 31 August 2019 on a part-time (0.6FTE) basis or from 1 March 2018 to 31 January 2019 a full-time basis subject to negotiation.

Closing date:  31 January 2018.

The University is a Bronze Athena Swan Award holder, currently working towards Silver.

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