The Herzog August Bibliothek is an independent research centre of the State of Lower Saxony and it awards fellowships to post-doctoral researchers in order to promote research in the areas of medieval and early modern cultural history. The international programme is open to all historically oriented disciplines. Projects should be centered on the historic book and manuscript holdings of the Wolfenbüttel library. Fellows are required to be in residence in Wolfenbüttel for the duration of their fellowship.

Fellowships of between 2 and 12 months are either € 1250 (if fellows continue to receive full pay during their fellowship tenure) or € 1800 per month, plus a travel allowance to and from Wolfenbüttel. Fellowships carry a residence requirement and the library has its own housing facilities. Fellows are expected to contribute to the academic life of the library and participate in scholarly exchange. Complete applications for fellowships in the following calendar year must reach us by January 31st. Applications received after this date cannot be considered.

Please request an application form. Applications now being received are for fellowships in 2018.

Regulations for the Award of Fellowships at the Herzog August Bibliothek.

Please send an email to requesting an application form, which contains all the necessary information about documents to be submitted, and state the topic of your research:

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Cost actionWe are pleased to announce a fifth call for applications for short term research visits (“Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs)” relating to the EU COST Action IS 1310: Reassembling the Republic of Letters, 1500-1800.

This funding promotes international mobility between COST Countries participating in this Action, particularly for Early Stage Researchers.

Most successful applications will contribute directly to fulfilling the agendas of one or more of the Action’s six Working Groups, each of which is described under its own heading on this site. A list of abstracts from previously funded STSMs may be reviewed on the COST Action’s website.

Interested researchers are advised to follow the directions provided below and submit their application and supporting documents to the STSM Coordinator Vanda Anastácio  by the deadline of 19 December 2016.

The proposals must cover activities taking place between 3 January 2017 and 31 March 2017. All STSM activities must be entirely completed within these dates. In addition, a written report on the activities carried out during the STSM is due within 30 days of the end of the research visit.

Purpose of a STSM

STSM are aimed at strengthening existing networks and fostering collaborations by allowing researchers to visit an institution in a participating COST country. A STSM should contribute to the specific research objectives of the COST Action, while at the same time learning new techniques or gain access to specific expertise, instruments and/or methods not available in their own institutions.

In the specific case of COST Action “Reassembling the Republic of Letters”, this call explicitly addresses persons who deal with the digital processing of (early modern) learned correspondence, from different professional perspectives: librarians and archivists; scholars; IT specialists; digital humanities and media experts.  For detailed information on COST Action IS1310, please see the Memorandum of Understanding.

STSMs are especially (although not exclusively) targeted at persons at early stages of their professional career (defined as eight years since the award of the PhD or equivalent). We also particularly encourage the application of women, and/or persons from “inclusiveness countries” (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, FYR Macedonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey).

Further information regarding the STSM programme and the eligibility criteria can be downloaded here. For full details on the COST STSM funding rules, please review Section 6 of the COST Vademecum Part 1: COST Action.


Deadline for applications to be submitted: 19 December 2016
Notification of application outcome: 23 December 2016
Period of STSM: between 03 January 2017 and 31 March 2017
All STSM activities must occur in their entirety within the period specified above.

Contact person for clarifications:
Prof. Vanda Anastácio (STSM Coordinator)
University of Lisbon
Faculdade de Letras
Alameda da Universidade
Lisboa 1600-214  Portugal

The research project REDHIS (“Rediscovering the Hidden Structure. A New Appreciation of Juristic Texts and Patterns of Thought in Late Antiquity”) is opening a position for a post-doctoral researcher. The appointment will be for two years. There will be a possibility for renewal for a third year.

REDHIS is an interdisciplinary research project hosted by the Università di Pavia (Italy) and funded by an ERC-advanced grant (Principal Investigator: Prof. Dario Mantovani; Senior Staff: Prof. Luigi Pellecchi). The project studies the continued existence of a high-level legal culture in Late Antiquity, as shown among other things by the copying and continued use of the writings of the classical jurists. A comprehensive understanding of legal culture includes therefore the study of the transmission of these texts and the reception of their contents. To learn more about the REDHIS Project, visit our website at

In line with the goals of the project, the appointee will be asked to contribute several well-researched chapters, written in English, to an extensive collaborative volume on the circulation, use, and reception of Roman juristic writings in Late Antiquity. Depending on her/his precise qualifications, the appointee may also be asked to contribute to the project’s annotated corpus of juristic papyri.

In pursuing her/his research, the appointed applicant will be supervised by the Principal Investigator. She/he will collaborate with other staff and post-doctoral researchers in an interdisciplinary working group. Place of work: University of Pavia, Pavia (Italy).

Preference will be given to applicants who hold a PhD awarded by a University from outside Italy, with a doctoral dissertation in one of the following scholarly areas: Classical Philology, Palaeography, Papyrology, Ancient History, Latin, and/or Roman law. The doctoral dissertation has to show that the applicant is competent in and comfortable with applying a philological approach to the study of Roman legal texts, in Latin and Greek, in order to contribute fruitfully to the research objectives of REDHIS. We are looking for someone with experience in writing in (and translating into) English.

The closing date for applications is 9 January 2017 at 12:00 noon (CET). Applicants are advised to make sure that their applications comply with Italian regulations as laid out in the official “bando” of this post (especially art. 4), which can be found in Italian and English at

In case you have any questions or require assistance of any kind with the formalities, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Matthijs Wibier (

Further informal enquiries may be directed to Prof. Dario Mantovani (

Within the framework of our Kolleg-Forschergruppe, we are offering up to 4 scholarships for guest doctoral students and up up to 3 Junior Fellowships for young female researchers/postdoctoral scholars. The advertisements are also published on the website of the Max Weber Center: The deadline is 18 December 2016.


De Faculteit Wijsbegeerte van de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen heeft een vacature voor twee promovendi in de geschiedenis van de middeleeuwse en/of vroegmoderne filosofie voor de duur van vier jaar. De posities zijn onderdeel van het Spinoza Prize Project van Lodi Nauta. De begindatum is 1 januari 2017 of zo spoedig mogelijk daarna. De deadline is op 14 november/voor 15 november 2016.

Zie voor meer informatie over de functie en de sollicitatieprocedure de vacature PhD positions History of Philosophy (2.0 fte) (216264-65) op de website van de RUG.


De Faculteit Wijsbegeerte van de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen heeft een vacature voor postdoc-onderzoekers in de geschiedenis van de middeleeuwse en/of vroegmoderne filosofie voor de duur van vier jaar. De posities zijn onderdeel van het Spinoza Prize Project van Lodi Nauta. De begindatum is 1 januari 2017 of zo spoedig mogelijk daarna. De deadline is op 19 oktober/voor 20 oktober 2016.

Zie voor meer informatie over de functie en de sollicitatieprocedure de vacature Postdocs History of Philosophy (2.0 fte) (216266-67) op de website van de RUG.

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