École nationale des chartes. Offer for two doctoral positions in the research group ANR-DFG GRACEFUL17 on regimes of grace in the early modern period.

Programme and research team

The French-German ANR-DFG research programme GRACEFUL17 (“Global Governance, Local Dynamics: Transnational Regimes of Grace in the Roman Dataria Apostolica in the Seventeenth Century”) plans to identify and study papal regimes of grace and their local dynamics in the early modern period, with a particular focus on the creation of middle and lower ecclesiastical offices by popes at a continental and global scale.

The project connects the École nationale des chartes (Paris), the Goethe University of Frankfurt, the University of Reims, the École française de Rome and the German Historical Institute of Rome. The team of researchers, in addition to those responsible for the project at each institution, will be comprised of three doctoral students to be recruited (2 at the École nationale des chartes and 1 at the Goethe University of Frankfurt) as well as an expert in the field of digital humanities from the German Historical Institute of Rome.

More information on the project, the researchers involved and the partner institutes is available at https://graceful17.hypotheses.org/.

As a transnational research group, GRACEFUL17 offers the recruited students doctoral training in a distinctly international context, with the possibility of working in teams and of exchanging ideas, in particular, through specialized supervision and a training programme, along with relevant academic preparation for a professional career after the PhD.

The École nationale des chartes (https://www.chartes.psl.eu/), a major institution of higher education created in 1821, is known for its multi-faceted teaching of the sciences of writing, including digital writing, and for its teaching of historical research methods.

Characteristics of the doctoral position, disciplinary enrollment and methodology

  • Completion of a doctoral thesis at the École nationale des chartes on the local dynamics of pontifical grace regimes in the seventeenth century, with in-depth work on specific local archives: one of the positions will focus on France and the second on the Iberian worlds (Spain or Portugal);
  • Collaboration, with the other scholarly collaborators of the project and with the relevant project leader in the team component of the project, for basic research and analysis of samples from the Pontifical Registers at the continental and global level (20% of total working time or 5-6 months at the Archivio Apostolico Vaticano in Rome, likely between September 2023 and June 2024);
  • Collaboration with the digital humanities expert on the common database in the framework of the “DH” component of the project;
  • Participation in project meetings and events (training modules, scholarly workshops and meetings with co-authors for the preparation of a collborativ book project Companion to papal grace)

Application requirements

  • Degrees: students registered in M2 or with an M2 or equivalent who are not yet registered for a thesis are eligible.
  • Expected academic qualities:
    • good knowledge of early modern history
    • good language skills:
      • required: Latin (passive knowledge), English (active knowledge) and, depending on the position chosen, French/Spanish/Portuguese (active knowledge)
      • desirable: German, French and/or Italian
  • Recommended personal qualities:
    • experience and/or interest in archival work; palaeographic skills;
    • familiarity with or interest in digital humanities approaches and methods;
    • availability, ability to communicate and to work in a team.

Description of the position

  • Duration: 36 months starting 1 September, 2023
  • Academic institution of registration: École nationale des chartes (co-supervision or co-direction is possible)
  • Receiving a stipend does not require permanent residence in Italy (for instance, it remains compatible with teaching hours carried out by the doctoral student in a French university, for example in the context of a tutorial)
  • Laboratory: Centre Jean-Mabillon (EA 3624) (https://www.chartes.psl.eu/fr/rubrique-centre-jean-mabillon/centre-jean-mabillon)
  • Remuneration: According to the regulations applicable to the École nationale des chartes. Reference text: Arrêté du 29 août 2016 fixant le montant de la rémunération du doctorant contractuel. https://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/affichTexte.do?cidTexte=JORFTEXT000033076467&dateTexte=20200210

Application form

The application file will include the following documents:

  • a curriculum vitae
  • a letter of motivation
  • a letter of recommendation from director(s) of Master’s studies

The file should be sent as a single pdf file to boute@em.uni-frankfurt.de before 5 May 2023 at 3 pm.

An interview with the selected candidates will take place on Tuesday 16 May 2023 starting at 9 am via video conference (Big Blue Button). The selected candidates will be informed on 10 May of their schedule. During the audition, the candidate will have the opportunity to present his/her profile and project in French, Italian or English (about 10 minutes) and to discuss with the selection committee (about 15 minutes).

The selection committee is made up of members of the project’s scholarly committee.

If you have any questions, please contact


OpenEdition vous propose de citer ce billet de la manière suivante :
Olivier Poncet (2 avril 2023). École nationale des chartes. Offer for two doctoral positions in the research group ANR-DFG GRACEFUL17 on regimes of grace in the early modern period. Gouvernement de la grâce. Päpstliche Gnadenregime. Consulté le 13 juillet 2024 à l’adresse https://graceful17.hypotheses.org/145


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