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postdoc contract associated with project PITCH

Petroculture’s Intersections with the Cultural Heritage sector in the context of green transitions



IN2PAST’s research unit CRIA – Centre for Research in Anthropology @ Iscte – University Institute of Lisbon announces an open call for 1 (one) postdoctoral contract in anthropology, archaeology, heritage studies, cultural history, or related fields.

The position is offered in the context of project PITCH – Petroculture’s Intersections with the Cultural Heritage sector in the context of green transitions, funded by EU Horizon Europe program (project No 101132385) and UK Research & Innovation.


February 29, 2024 (midnight)

contract start

From April 1, 2024


Up to 30 months

PITCH seeks to explore how cultural heritage can provide Europe’s citizens with confidence to collectively tackle the many challenges on the road towards a carbon neutral society.

By analysing the historical impact of fossil fuels on cultural heritage, PITCH aims to highlight how past and present cultural heritage practices reflect social, economic, and political changes. Further information about the project is available at our in progress website at

The grantee’s responsibilities, allocated to WP1, will be to:

  • Conduct archival and historical research along with bibliographic searches of the simultaneous rise of petrocultures and heritage cultures and their entanglement. The data collected through WP1’s comparative approach will provide the historical and contextual background leading to the interventions in museums, landscapes, and industrial sites;
  • Draw a comparative summary of European ‘styles’ linking petroculture and heritage;

  • Contribute to the publications planned in the project (edited volume and a journal special issue).

The postdoctoral researcher will also contribute to other work packages on the project where appropriate, most notably WP5, which explores the policy and practice implications of the interventions undertaken as part of WPs2-4.

This call is open between January 19 and February 29, 2024 (midnight). Applications and supporting documents should be submitted by email to, with the subject PITCH Application_[name of the applicant].