Call for STSM Applications EU COST Action IS 1310: Reassembling the Republic of Letters, 1500-1800.

Call Number 6 for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) Applications

6th Call for STSM Applications for missions occurring between October 1st, 2017 and March 31st, 2018. All STSM activities must occur in their entirety within these dates.

Purpose of a STSM

STSM facilitates researchers from COST Countries participating in COST Action IS1310 to go to an institution or research centre in another participating COST Country to foster collaboration and to perform empirical research. Participation of “Early Stage Researchers” (ESR) in STSM is particularly encouraged. An applicant is considered as an “Early Stage Researcher” when the time that has elapsed between the date of the applicants PhD and the date of the applicant‘s first involvement in the COST Action IS1310 does not exceed 8 years. PhD students are also eligible to partake in STSMs. – The Action is also committed to the overall COST goals of gender balance and encourages applications from COST inclusiveness countries.

Specific information concerning STSM

An STSM can last between 5 days and 90 days (and up to 180 days if the applicant is an ESR – see definition of ESR above). The financial support provided is a contribution to the overall expenses incurred during the STSM and may not necessarily cover all of the associated outgoings. The following funding conditions apply and must be respected:

  1. Travel expenses cannot exceed EUR 500;
  2. For subsistence (accommodation and meals), the maximum allocation is EUR 160 per day;
  3. The maximum award per grantee is EUR 2500; aside from STSMs that last longer than 90 days; in this case a maximum of EUR 3500 can be granted;
  4. STSM activities must occur in their entirety within the dates specified in this call.

Financial support is limited to travel and subsistence expenses and is paid as a grant. For this call, the Management Committee of COST Action IS1310 has allocated a total budget of €15500, which can fund c. 6-8 STSMs. Although applicants are invited to request a specified amount and to justify their expenses, the amounts granted for each individual STSM will be determined during the evaluation process by the selection panel. The selection of applicants is based on the scientific scope of the STSM application, which must clearly meet the overall objectives of the Action. Most successful applications will engage directly with some aspect of the tasks and problems outlined in the agendas of the six Working Groups central to Action IS 1310, and should represent a meaningful contribution to the Action.

These agendas are summarized in a separate document available from the STSM Coordinator, and are outlined on the Action website at http://www.republicofletters.net/?page_id=16. Applicants are requested to identify the precise, numbered agenda item(s) to which their proposal is aimed at, and to discuss them before the applications with the respective Working Group Leader, copying Chair and Vice-Chair of the Action in to this correspondence. In addition, the selection of this final set of STSMs will be informed by the need to fill gaps in the Action volume (available on the Slack Forum to Action members).

 

How to apply for an STSM:

Interested Researchers are advised to follow the directions provided below and submit their application and supporting documents to the STSM Coordinator Vanda Anastácio vandaanastacio@mail.telepac.pt by the deadline of the 31/08/2017.  No extensions will be granted.

THE APPLICATION PROCESS IS AS FOLLOWS:

  1. All applicants must carefully read the funding rules detailed in section 6 of the COST Vademecum: COST Action -­‐ Short Term Scientific Mission (pages 35-36). This document is available at: http://www.cost.eu/Vademecum .
  2. All applicants must register for an e-COST profile at https://e-services.cost.eu/ -­‐ adding their bank account details to their profile.
  3. All applicants must obtain a letter of invitation from the host, AND a letter of support from their home institution confirming that they can undertake the STSM on the given dates prior to submitting an application.
  4. All applicants must complete, submit and download their STSM application online at: https://e- services.cost.eu/stsm.
  5. All applicants must send their submitted STSM application form and the relevant supporting documents to Vanda Anastácio vandaanastacio@mail.telepac.pt for evaluation before the application submission deadline expires.

The list of supporting documents to be submitted for the evaluation are:

  • Letter of invitation to the applicant from a senior researcher affiliated to the Host institution
  • The submitted STSM application form (downloadable when the online application is submitted – see point 4 above)
  • A motivation letter including an overview of the proposed activities that will be performed which must contain a plan of work for the visit highlighting the proposed contribution to the scientific objectives of the respective COST Action (usually 2-4 pages)
  • A letter of support from the Home Institution;
  • A Full C.V. (including a list of academic publications – if applicable).
  1. The application will then be assessed by the Core Group of the Action IS1310 in terms of the contribution which it proposes make to the objectives outlined in the Action’s Memorandum of Understanding (downloadable at http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/isch/Actions/IS1310 ) and the six Working Group agendas (at http://www.republicofletters.net/?page_id=16 ).
  2. The applicant will be formally notified of the outcome of their STSM application by the STSM Coordinator, Prof. Vanda Anastácio soon after the 15/09/2017.
  3. Within 30 days from the end date of the STSM, the successful applicant must submit a scientific report to the Host institution and to the STSM Coordinator; the report has to be uploaded on the Action’s private forum and ideally on the frontend, too (the STSM abstract will be published on the website in any case). The applicant is also responsible for acquiring an official acceptance letter / E-mail confirmation of acceptance from a senior Researcher affiliated to the Host institution formally accepting the scientific report. This formal acceptance of the scientific report has to be sent to the Grant Holder and the STSM Coordinator for archiving purposes. Failure to submit the scientific report within 30 days from the end date of the STSM will effectively cancel the grant. (Please note that COST can request additional information to substantiate the information contained within the documents submitted by STSM applicants).

Deadline for applications to be submitted: 31/08/2017.

Notification of application outcome: soon after 15/09/2017

Period of STSMs: between 01/10/2017 and 31/03/2018.

PhD STUDENTSHIP IN HUMANITIES

Robert Grosseteste (1170-1253) and the Science of Learning

As part of our ambitious strategy for research, innovation and knowledge exchange, Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) is pleased to announce further PhD studentships in our ‘Future Research Leaders’ programme. We are offering a studentship in Humanities to commence in October 2017. The projects build on our successes in REF2014 which demonstrated world leading research across our submissions, and align with our strategic focus on interdisciplinary research. We are seeking applications from high quality UK and EU candidates for the project listed below.

Successful candidates will receive a bursary of £14,000 per year plus tuition fees for up to four years to study full time at BGU. The PhD is awarded by the University of Leicester under our validation partnership.

The closing date for applications is 14th July 2017.

 

Project:

Robert Grosseteste was a scientist, philosopher, theologian, translator and bishop of Lincoln in the 13th Century. As the first teacher of the Franciscans in Oxford, and almost certainly that university’s first Chancellor, he was also interested in many aspects of education. Grosseteste wrote at a very important time in the history of education in Europe. The 13th Century witnessed the beginnings of the university system. It was also marked by the arrival of new sources of ancient Greek philosophy via Arabic translations. In addition, many important Arab scientific works were having an impact on nascent scientific enquiry in the Latin west. Grosseteste played a crucial part in all of these developments as a scientist and philosopher and at present much work is taking place at Durham University assessing his contribution in these areas. However, Grosseteste also had a good deal to say about Education in such areas as what we should learn, how we acquire knowledge and what the acquisition of knowledge does. This area of Grosseteste’s thought remains largely undiscussed. This project will explore works such as De veritate and The Commentary on the Posterior Analytics in order to critically evaluate Grosseteste’s contribution to the history of educational thought. The candidate for this studentship might decide to approach their study from either a medieval historical perspective or alternatively they might offer to provide a modern critical assessment of Grosseteste’s contribution to our understanding of education.

 

Contact:

For further details please contact Dr. Jack Cunningham. Email: jpc@bishopg.ac.uk; Telephone 01522 583728

Or Dr. Robert vonFriedeburg. Email: robert.vonfriedeburg@bishopg.ac.uk Telephone: 01522 583864.

 

General enquiries about the studentship programme, or enquiries about self-funded PhD study, please contact Dr. Caroline Horton, Academic Coordinator for the PhD Programme. Email: caroline.horton@bishopg.ac.uk Telephone: 01522 583711.

 

To apply online or to be directed to a downloadable application form please visit our website: http://www.bishopg.ac.uk/study/courses/phd/

http://www.bishopg.ac.uk/Documents/PhD-EdDApplicationForm.pdf

 

This information can also be downloaded here.

Two fully-funded PhD places at KCL: Latin verse in English manuscript verse miscellanies, c. 1550-1700

Two funded PhD studentships are available at King’s College London to work on the project ‘Latin verse in English manuscript verse miscellanies, c. 1550-1700’, funded by a Leverhulme Trust Research Project Grant. Students from any relevant disciplinary background may apply (e.g. classics, English literature, comparative literature, early modern history) though excellent Latin is essential, and all candidates should have a record of academic excellence within their field. Relevant knowledge or experience in one or more of the following areas is an advantage, but not essential: neo-Latin literature (especially poetry); Latin epigram, lyric or elegy; early modern English history; early modern English literature (especially poetry); early modern manuscript transcription and editing; XML/TEI. Training in the use of relevant software and in early modern palaeography and transcription will be provided as part of the programme, and students will have the opportunity to join a taught MA course on neo-Latin poetry in their first term. The selected students will share office space at KCL with a larger research team, consisting of the director of the project (Dr Victoria Moul) and two post-doctoral researchers.

The project will involve an initial phase of technical training and orientation, followed by around twelve months focused on the transcription and translation of unstudied neo-Latin verse from manuscript sources. The latter 18-24 months will be devoted to the analysis of transcribed material and the writing of a thesis. Selected students will be free to develop their own doctoral project within the larger remit of the project: such projects could have, for instance, a generic, thematic or historical focus – e.g. focusing in particular on lyric or elegiac poems; on poems on a particular historical event (such as the Armada or execution of Charles I); on the manuscript transcription of poems by a particular author (such as Theodore de Bèze or John Owen) or on a specific literary relationship, such as the imitation of a particular classical poet. Dr Victoria Moul, is an experienced PhD supervisor and the students will join a thriving community of six PhD and post-doctoral researchers in the field at King’s, offering a unique research environment within the UK.

The anticipated start date is September 2017, though January 2018 is also possible. Funding includes UK/EU fees of £4,600 per annum plus a maintenance stipend of £15,863 per annum over three years.

 Applicants should send a CV and transcript with a cover letter explaining their interest in and suitability for the project by 5pm on Monday 15th May 2017 directly to Dr Moul (victoria.moul@kcl.ac.uk). They should arrange for two referees to send their references directly to Dr Moul by the same date. Interviews of shortlisted candidates will be held at KCL (Strand campus) on Thursday 1st June. Successful candidates should if at all possible be available to attend the London Palaeography Summer School, involving 2 or 3 days of classes between 12th and 16th June. Should you have any questions about these studentships, please feel free to write to Dr Moul (victoria.moul@kcl.ac.uk) directly.

Im Fachbereich 8 der Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität am Seminar für Lateinische Philologie des Mittelalters und der Neuzeit ist zum frühestmöglichen Zeitpunkt für zunächst zwei Jahre die Stelle

einer wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiterin / eines wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiters
Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L

zu besetzen. Die regelmäßige Arbeitszeit beträgt 39 Stunden 50 Minuten wöchentlich.
Stellenbesetzungen werden grundsätzlich auch in Teilzeit vorgenommen, sofern nicht im Einzelfall zwingende dienstliche Gründe entgegenstehen.

Die Möglichkeit zur Promotion ist gegeben. Eine Verlängerung der Stelle auf insgesamt drei Jahre erfolgt, wenn es keine von mindestens zwei Hochschullehrerinnen oder Hochschullehrern vorgenommene Zwischenevaluation der Erfolgsaussichten des Promotionsvorhabens mit einem negativen Ergebnis gibt.

Stellenanforderungen: Zu den üblichen Qualifikationen durch das Staats- oder Magisterexamen in Mittellateinischer Philologie und/oder benachbarten mediävistischen Fächern (Geschichte, Germanistik, Romanistik o.ä.) sind spezifische Kompetenzen und Vorkenntnisse erforderlich:
1. Selbständige Durchführung einer wissenschaftlichen Arbeit (Qualifikationsarbeit) auf dem Gebiet der neulateinischen Literatur
2. Koordination/Betreuung des Masterstudiengangs Interdisziplinäre Mittelalterstudien (IMAS)
3. Mitarbeit bei der Organisation von Konferenzen und Edition von Konferenzakten
4. Befähigung zur Mitarbeit an disziplinären und interdisziplinären Forschungsprojekten
5. Gute computertechnische Fähigkeiten
6. Lehrdeputat von 4 Wochenstunden pro Semester
Die WWU tritt für die Geschlechtergerechtigkeit ein und strebt eine Erhöhung des Anteils von Frauen in Forschung und Lehre an. Bewerbungen von Frauen sind daher ausdrücklich erwünscht; Frauen werden bei gleicher Eignung, Befähigung und fachlicher Leistung bevorzugt berücksichtigt, sofern nicht in der Person eines Mitbewerbers liegende Gründe überwiegen.
Schwerbehinderte werden bei gleicher Qualifikation bevorzugt eingestellt. Bewerbungen sind mit den üblichen Unterlagen bis zum 15.05.2017 zu richten an
Prof. Dr. Karl Enenkel
Seminar für Lateinische Philologie des Mittelalters und der Neuzeit
Bogenstr. 15/16
48143 Münster
E-Mail: kenen_01@uni-muenster.de
Sekretariat:
Tel. +49 (0)251/83-24130
FAX: +49 (0)251/83-24131

Kontakt
Prof. Dr. Karl Enenkel

Seminar für Lateinische Philologie des Mittelalters u. d. Neuzeit, Bogenstr. 15/16, 48143 Münster

mlat@uni-muenster.de

Binnen het door de European Research Council gefinancierde project ‘NOSCEMUS – Nova Scientia: Early Modern Science and Latin’ onder leiding van Martin Korenjak zijn er vacatures voor vier postdoc posities voor de duur van vijf jaar (ook promovendi van uitzonderlijk niveau kunnen reageren) over de rol van de Neolatijnse literatuur in de vroegmoderne wetenschap. De deadline om te solliciteren is 5 juni 2017. Zie de vacature voor een beschrijving van het project en meer details.

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: forschung@hab.de

For more information see hab.de.

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.

Timetable:

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
vandaanastacio@mail.telepac.pt

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 http://redhis.unipv.it/

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 http://www-5.unipv.it/alboufficiale/files/001864443-UNPVCLE-f7737827-a4a1-4f32-a4ea-67dade9a82c6-000.pdf.

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

Further informal enquiries may be directed to Prof. Dario Mantovani (dario.mantovani@unipv.it).

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: https://www.uni-erfurt.de/max-weber-kolleg. The deadline is 18 December 2016.