Research Grant: “An environmental history of the War. The Ortles Cevedale Theatre from 1914 until the post-war rehabilitation” (Padova)

RHN 70/2020 | Opportunity

Department of Political Science, Law and International Studies/Scienze Politiche, Giuridiche e Studi Internazionali (SPGI), Università degli studi di Padova, Italy

24 months post-doc research grant, research project supervisor: Prof. Marco Mondini

Closing date for applications: 10 June 2020

 

Bando di selezione per il conferimento di assegni per lo svolgimento di attività di ricerca (tipo A)
Una storia ambientale della guerra. Il teatro dell’Ortles-Cevedale dal 1914 alla ricostruzione postbellica/

Selection announcement for the awarding of research grants (type A)
An environmental history of the War. The Ortles Cevedale Theatre from 1914 until the post-war rehabilitation

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Art. 1 – Purpose

A selection announcement has been published to award 1 research grant for the research project entitled Una storia ambientale della guerra. Il teatro dell’Ortles-Cevedale dal 1914 alla ricostruzione postbellica / An environmental history of the War. The Ortles Cevedale Theatre from 1914 until the post-war rehabilitationrto be conducted at the Department of Political Science, Law and International Studies under the supervision of Professor Marco Mondini, who is the Research Project Supervisor.

The research grant, which shall last for 24 months and be for a gross amount for the grant holder of 19540,79 Euro per annum, is issued in accordance with the current Regulations Governing Research Grant Awards pursuant to Art. 22 of Law no. 240/2010 for the aforementioned research project, in University Scientific Area no. 13 – History, philosophy and pedagogy, Scientific Sector and Discipline M-STO/04 Contemporary history.

The purpose of this research grant, financed by a competition of resources from the European Union, the Italian State and the Regione Lombardia as part of the "Programma POR FESR Lombardia 2014-2020 Asse VI “Strategia turistica delle aree interne” - 5.1 Progetto d'area Grande Guerra: valorizzazione testimonianze e recupero manufatti (itinerari trincee); ID Operazione: 1901430 (CUP G99E19002020009)" and provided by the Department of Political Science, Law and International Studies - SPGI as part of the research program entitled "Una storia ambientale della guerra. Il teatro dell’Ortles-Cevedale dal 1914 alla ricostruzione postbellica" activated under the agreement between the SPGI Department and ERSAF (Ente Regionale per i Servizi all’Agricoltura e alle Foreste) - Direzione Parco dello Stelvio e Coordinamento Aree Protette, is to grant research into:

From 1914 to 1918 the Ortles-Cevedale sector was the linchpin in a massive mobilisation following on from the Sarajevo crisis and then the Kingdom of Italy’s declaration of war against the Austro-Hungarian Empire (1915). Until the outbreak of the Great War the mountains had been of extremely marginal interest to military doctrine but the war marked a watershed in this sense, too. The mountains became operational objectives and were subjected to technological aggression designed to make them a war theatre in which thousands of men could live, work and fight. The most widespread image of this mountain war is the so-called ‘white war’ fought by small Italian and Austrian units at the highest altitudesof the Alpine sector. However, this image is only partially correct. Alpine war was actually a highly technological conflict involving the creation of great infrastructure networks (teleferics, acqueducts, roads and high altitude barracks). The objective of project is to create the first multi-disciplinary and trans-national research project into the short and medium term impact of a modern war on a mountain theatre and intends not to limit its field to the fighting itself (1915-18) but to enquire into the long term economic, social and environmental effects of this manmade attack on the mountains.

Art. 2 – Admission requirements

The following are entitled to take part in this selection announcement:

- PhD in the field of Modern or Contemporary History, Environmental History, Military or War Studies.

Candidates must have their degree by the selection announcement deadline.

Should the candidate’s degree have been awarded abroad, then, for the sole purposes of this selection procedure, it must be declared to be the equivalent of an Italian Master’s degree by a Selection Committee. Likewise, if the PhD has been awarded abroad, then it must have lasted at least three years and, for the sole purposes of this selection procedure, it must be declared to be the equivalent of an Italian PhD by a Selection Committee.

In accordance with Art. 22 of Law no. 240 dated 30 December 2010, the Grant Holder must not be an employee at universities, institutes and public research organizations, Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA), Italian Space Agency (ASI), European University Institute, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Scuola Superiore di studi universitari e di perfezionamento di Pisa, Scuola internazionale superiore di studi avanzati di Trieste, and other Italian postgraduate schools that provide the equivalent of doctoral researcher courses.

Art. 22 of Law no. 240 dated 30 December 2010, plus subsequent amendments and integrations, establishes that the overall duration of the grant, including renewals, shall not exceed 6 years and shall exclude the time that the grant overlapped with the candidate’s PhD course for a period of time no longer than the maximum legal duration of the aforesaid course.

In accordance with Art. 18 of Law no. 240/2010, Research Grants may not be awarded to anyone who is a relative or a relative by law (up to and including the fourth degree of kinship) of a professor or a researcher working in the department or centre where the research is based. The grant holder may not have the aforementioned relations to the University Rector, its Director General, or a member of the University’s Board of Directors.

Candidates shall be conditionally admitted to the selection procedure. The Department that published the selection announcement may at any moment, even after the examinations have been held, exclude candidates for not having the aforementioned requisites by justified order from the Director of the Department.

Art. 3 – Application

The application may only be submitted by completing the online procedure available at https://pica.cineca.it/unipd/ from May 26, 2020, 02:00 P.M. till June 10, 2020, 02:00 P.M. (CET).

Once the online application form has been completed, it must be signed following the instructions described online and an identity document must be attached.

If the application is not signed and/or the identity document is not attached, applicants will be excluded from the selection.

The application form is automatically sent to the Department of Political Science, Law and International Studies when the online procedure is completed. Therefore, no paperwork needs to be delivered or sent to the University's offices.

The following must be attached with the application:

  1. a copy (in pdf format) of a valid form of identification;
  2. a copy (in pdf format) of the academic and professional curriculum vitae;
  3. qualifications and publications relevant for the selection announcement.

Copies (in pdf format) of all qualifications listed in this selection announcement and of documents deemed useful for the evaluation process must be attached to the application form by the deadline of this selection announcement.

According to Art. 46 and 47 of Italian Presidential Decree DPR 445/2000 plus subsequent additions and amendments, the candidate's application will be considered valid for all legal purposes as self-certification of included data and enclosed documents.

According to Law no. 104 dated 5 February 1992, candidates with a recognized disability must specify in their application any special assistance or additional time they may need during the interview.

In case of need of further information or clarification about the application, the candidate may contact the Department of Political Science, Law and International Studies (phone number (+39) 0498274041 email scientifica.spgi@unipd.it).

In case of technical issues, the candidate may contact unipadova@cineca.it

The candidate shall notify the Department of Political, Law and International Studies of any changes to the contact details listed in the application form. […]

 

For the full text of this announcement in Italian and English including more information on the selection procedure and rights and duties of grant holders, please see https://www.spgi.unipd.it/SPGI20A06-6-Mondini (download pdf).