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by Archaeology Newsroom

Three PhD positions in the field of Late Antique and Byzantine Historiograpphy

University of Ghent

The University of Ghent is advertising three PhD positions, in the field of Late Antique and Byzantine Historiograpphy. One PhD position is reserved for Syriac studies. The starting date is between 1/10/2013 and 1/1/2104. Applicants can apply for more than one position.

PhD Position Late Antique Historiography

As part of a shared research project in the departments of History of Ghent University (Belgium) and Groningen University (The Netherlands), one four-year PhD studentship is available at Ghent University. The project focuses on Greek and Latin antiquarian writing in Late Antiquity and its cultural meaning in this period. The succesful candidate will edit fragmentary antiquarian writers in Latin and Greek from the fourth to the sixth century.

Profile

You possess a good master’s degree in History, Classics, or a related discipline (or will possess one by 1/1/2014) and an excellent knowledge of Latin and Greek. You have an interest in historiography and literature, and are open to theoretical approaches. You are able to work independently, whilst also a team player. Your tasks include: completion of a PhD within four years, the co-organisation of a conference, limited amounts of teaching, and occasional assistance with other research carried out in the project. Acquaintance with Byzantine studies and/or Early Medieval Latin constitute an advantage.

We offer you the possibility to work as part of a high-quality and large group of scholars working on Late Antique, Early Medieval and Byzantine history and literature at a leading university of Belgium, a scholarship of approx. 1600 euro (net) per month, further training in our Doctoral School, and the possibility to study one year or semester abroad (depending on additional funding).

The succesful candidate is expected to start on 1 October 2013 or soon thereafter. S/he shall have to live in Belgium.

A full project description can be obtained from Prof. Peter Van Nuffelen (peter.vannuffelen@ugent.be). Applications, consisting of a CV, personal statement (max 1 p.), description of the research you would like to carry out within the project (max. 1 p.), the names of two referees, and a copy of your MA thesis or a substantial article, should be submitted to the same e-mail address before 1 September 2013.

PhD position Byzantine Historiography

In the Department of History of Ghent University (Belgium), one four-year Ph studentship is available for four years (consisting of two two-year periods), as part of an ERC-funded research project on late antique historiography (A.D. 300-800). The project will a) establish a complete inventory of late ancient historiography; b) produce editions of fragmentary texts; c) study medieval compilations; and d) situate late-antique historiography in its cultural and literary context.

Profile

You possess a good master’s degree in Classics, History, or another relevant discipline (or will possess one by 1/1/2014) and an excellent knowledge of Greek. Acquaintance with Latin, Byzantine Greek, or oriental languages constitutes an advantage. You have an interest in historiography and literature, and their wider historical and cultural context. You are able to work independently, whilst also being a team player. Your tasks include: completion of a PhD within four years, the co-organisation of a conference, limited amounts of teaching, and occasional assistance with other research carried out in the project.

Duties

Besides writing a PhD on the sources and method of one of the major Byzantine chronicles, you will contribute to a database of all late antique histories, co-organise workshops and a conference, do limited amounts of teaching and administrative duties, and contribute to other research carried out within the project.

We offer you the possibility to work as part of a high-quality and large group of scholars working on late antique, early medieval and Byzantine history and literature at a leading university of Belgium, a scholarship of approx. 1600 euro (net) per month, full health insurance, further training in our Doctoral School, and the possibility to study one year or semester abroad (depending on additional funding).

The succesful candidate is expected to start on 1/1/2014 at the latest. S/he shall have to live in Belgium.

A full project description can be obtained from Prof. Peter Van Nuffelen (peter.vannuffelen@ugent.be). Applications, consisting of a CV, personal statement (max 1 p.), description of the research you would like to carry out within the project (max. 1 p.), the names of two referees, and a copy of your MA thesis or a substantial article, should be submitted to the same e-mail address before 1 September 2013.

PhD position Syriac Historiography

In the Department of History of Ghent University (Belgium), one four-year Ph studentship is available for four years (consisting of two two-year periods), as part of an ERC-funded research project on Late Antique historiography (A.D. 300-800). The project will a) establish a complete inventory of late ancient historiography; b) produce editions of fragmentary texts; c) study medieval compilations; and d) situate Late Antique historiography in its cultural and literary context.

Profile

You possess a good master’s degree in a relevant discipline (or will possess one by 1/1/2014) and an excellent knowledge of Syriac. Acquaintance with Greek, Latin, and/or other oriental languages constitutes an advantage. You have an interest in historiography and literature, and their wider historical and cultural context. You are able to work independently, whilst also being a team player. Your tasks include: completion of a PhD within four years, the co-organisation of a conference, limited amounts of teaching, and occasional assistance with other research carried out in the project.

Duties

Besides writing a PhD on the sources and method of one of the major Syriac chronicles, you will contribute to a database of all late antique histories, co-organise workshops and a conference, do limited amounts of teaching and administrative duties, and contribute to other research carried out within the project.

We offer you the possibility to work as part of a high-quality and large group of scholars working on Late Antique, Early Medieval and Byzantine history and literature at a leading university of Belgium, a scholarship of approx. 1600 euro (net) per month, full health insurance, further training in our Doctoral School, and the possibility to study one year or semester abroad (depending on additional funding).

The succesful candidate is expected to start on 1/1/2014 at the latest. S/he shall have to live in Belgium.

A full project description can be obtained from Prof. Peter Van Nuffelen (peter.vannuffelen@ugent.be). Applications, consisting of a CV, personal statement (max 1 p.), description of the research you would like to carry out within the project (max. 1 p.), the names of two referees, and a copy of your MA thesis or a substantial article, should be submitted to the same e-mail address before 1 September 2013.

 

Prof. Dr. Peter Van Nuffelen

Department of History,

Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 35, Office 120.008, 9000 Ghent, Belgium