Binnen het door de European Research Council gefinancierde project ‘Sharing Knowledge in Learned and Literary Networks: the Republic of Letters as a pan-European Knowledge Society’ onder leiding van Dirk van Miert zijn er met ingang van 1 januari 2018 drie vacatures voor een 4-jarig promotietraject. Zie voor meer informatie en om te solliciteren de website van AcademicTransfer:

De deadline is 20 oktober 2017.

Binnen het kader van de OIKOS-onderzoeksagenda ‘Anchoring Innovation’ is er met ingang van 1 maart 2018 een vacature voor een 4-jarig promotietraject binnen het project ‘Anchoring the Fascist Revolution: Latin and Its Audiences in Fascist Italy (1922– 1943)’ aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. Download hier de vacature of kijk op de website van Anchoring Innovation.

Solliciteren kan via

Job description
We are looking for four researchers (3 PhD candidates and 1 Postdoc researcher) to form the team of the NWO VICI project Citizenship Discourses in the Early Middle Ages (400-1100), granted to dr. Els Rose and running from 2017-2022.

The project as a whole explores how the early medieval world employed citizenship terminology inherited from the classical and biblical past, to shape and give expression to the new social, political and religious identities of Europe’s post-Roman inhabitants. The project examines the radical semantic changes to the use of citizenship terminology in a variety of written sources dating to the period 400-1100 and applies discourse analysis to these sources in order to lay bare their social implications.

A full description of the project is available here:

The three PhD researchers will investigate citizenship discourse in the following domains of early medieval culture:

PhD 1 will work on hagiography and apocryphal literature (project P3);

PhD 2 will study liturgy and sermons (project P4);

PhD 3 will examine the role of the Latin language in the process of percolation of citizenship discourse through to all layers of society (project P5);

The Postdoc will concentrate on the legal aspects of citizenship in a Christianising world, both in the centres and the peripheries of the (former) Roman Empire, in urban as well as non-urbanised settings (project P2 shared with the PI; project P6).

We are looking for four excellent and enthusiastic researchers who fulfil the following requirements:
For the PhDs:

  • Master’s Degree in Medieval, Ancient or Classical Studies or a related field;
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Latin and the willingness to specialise in Medieval Latin;
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both in written and spoken form;
  • Excellent writing skills at an academic level;
  • Preparedness and ability to work both as a creative and independent scholar and as part of an academic team;
  • Ability to speak or willingness to learn Dutch

For the Postdoc, in addition to the above:

  • A completed and approved PhD-thesis in a relevant field of studies;
  • Demonstrable knowledge of and experience in researching ancient or medieval legal history is an asset.

Conditions of employment
We offer a position in an ambitious research project, embedded in the rich interdisciplinary tradition of Medieval Studies at Utrecht University. You will carry out one of the sub-projects, in which process you will have the opportunity to choose your own focus and methodological paths, depending on your expertise and choice of sources, all in consultation with the project leader.

You will be based at the Department of Languages, Literature and Communication (TLC) and participate in the Utrecht Centre for Medieval Studies (, which co-ordinates the Utrecht medievalists in the Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICON) and the Research Institute for History and Art History (OGK). Both the department and UCMS provide a stimulating and internationally oriented research environment. As a project member you will take part in the international conferences and other activities the project will initiate. All projects require a limited amount of teaching, which will allow you to build up or extend a teaching record.

We offer

Three PhD-positions at 1.0 fte, starting 1 March 2018, initially for a period of 18 months. Upon good performance and a positive evaluation, the contract will be extended for the remaining 30 months period (4 years in total). The gross monthly salary will start at € 2,222 in the first year and ends at € 2,840 in the fourth, on a full time basis (P-scale of the Collective Employment Agreement Dutch Universities);


A Postdoc-position at 1.0 fte, starting 1 March 2018 at the latest, initially for a period of one year. Upon good performance and a positive evaluation, the contract will be extended for the remaining 24 months period (3 years in total). The gross monthly salary ranges between € 3,238 and € 3,605 for a full-time employment, depending on experience and qualifications.

Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and and a year-end allowance of 8.3% per year. In addition, Utrecht University offers excellent secondary conditions, including an attractive retirement scheme, (partly paid) parental leave and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). Here you’ll find more information about working at Utrecht University.

A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively on major societal themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.

The Faculty of Humanities has around 6,000 students and 900 staff members. It comprises four knowledge domains: Philosophy and Religious Studies, History and Art History, Media and Culture Studies, and Languages, Literature and Communication. With its research and teaching in these fields, the Faculty aims to contribute to a better understanding of the Netherlands and Europe in a rapidly changing social and cultural context. Enthusiastic and committed faculty members and excellent amenities in the historical city center of Utrecht, where the Faculty is housed, contribute to an inspiring working environment.

Additional information
Are you interested? Click here for the full project description.

For further information, please contact dr. Els Rose via

An der Philosophischen Fakultät der Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen ist im Philologischen Seminar zum 01.10.2018 eine Professur (W 3) für Lateinische Philologie / Latinistik zu besetzen.

Der/die Stelleninhaber/in soll das Fach Lateinische Philologie in Forschung und Lehre breit vertreten.

In der Forschung sollte ein Schwerpunkt in der antiken Latinität liegen, weitere Schwerpunkte sind erwünscht.

In der Lehre muss ein Schwerpunkt in der antiken lateinischen Literatur gegeben sein.

Erwartet wird die engagierte Beteiligung an allen Staatsexamens-, B.A./ B.Ed. – und M.A./ M.Ed. – Studiengängen und deren (Fort-)Entwicklung, die Bereitschaft zur Mitwirkung in den interdisziplinären Zentren und Forschungsverbünden der Universität sowie die Beteiligung in der akademischen Selbstverwaltung.

Einstellungsvoraussetzungen sind die Habilitation oder eine gleichwertige Qualifikation sowie nachgewiesene didaktische Eignung.

Die Universität strebt eine Erhöhung des Anteils von Frauen in Forschung und Lehre an und bittet deshalb entsprechend qualifizierte Wissenschaftlerinnen nachdrücklich um ihre Bewerbung.

Schwerbehinderte werden bei gleicher Eignung bevorzugt berücksichtigt.

Bewerbungen mit den üblichen Unterlagen (Lebenslauf, Zeugnisse, Schriftenverzeichnis, Verzeichnis der abgehaltenen Lehrveranstaltungen, Übersicht über die Forschungsschwerpunkte, 5 einschlägige Publikationen in elektronischer Form) sind, möglichst in elektronischer Form, bis zum
30.9.2017 zu richten an das Dekanat der Philosophischen Fakultät (Dr. Stefan Zauner), Email oder postalisch Keplerstraße 2, 72074 Tübingen.

Prof Dr. Anja Wolkenhauer
Eberhard Karls Universität
Philologisches Seminar
Lehrstuhl für Lateinische Philologie I
Wilhelmstr. 36
72074 Tübingen
+49 7071 29 76092

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 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 by the deadline of the 31/08/2017.  No extensions will be granted.


  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: .
  2. All applicants must register for an e-COST profile at -­‐ 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-
  5. All applicants must send their submitted STSM application form and the relevant supporting documents to Vanda Anastácio 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 ) and the six Working Group agendas (at ).
  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.


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.



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.



For further details please contact Dr. Jack Cunningham. Email:; Telephone 01522 583728

Or Dr. Robert vonFriedeburg. Email: 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: Telephone: 01522 583711.


To apply online or to be directed to a downloadable application form please visit our website:


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 ( 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 ( 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
Tel. +49 (0)251/83-24130
FAX: +49 (0)251/83-24131

Prof. Dr. Karl Enenkel

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

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.