Monthly Archives: November 2013

Early Career Fellowship: School of Slavonic and East European Studies, London

Early Career Fellowship: School of Slavonic and East European Studies, London
University College London
Deadline: 31 January 2014

imgres-1The UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) will be sponsoring applications for the Leverhulme Trust’s Early Career Fellowship competition in 2014. This is an excellent opportunity for early career researchers to access substantial and prestigious funding.

SSEES offers the largest UK concentration of research in the history, economics, politics, sociology, anthropology, culture, literature and languages of Central, East and South-East Europe and Russia. You can learn more about us on our web pages at:

For matters pertaining to the proposed research field, please contact Professor Simon Dixon (Arts & Humanities), or Professor Susan Morrissey (Social Sciences) in the first instance.

Guidelines for the Leverhulme’s ECF Scheme:

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Durham International Junior Research Fellowships

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Durham International Junior Research Fellowships

imgresDurham University’s Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) scheme is designed to attract the most talented researchers in Europe and beyond, and build international networks of scholars with a common passion for the deepest theoretical questions and most pressing practical problems facing humanity.

The JRF scheme is aimed at researchers with significant post-doctoral experience, but recent doctorands of exceptional ability and researchers who have followed non-traditional academic career paths (such as in public corporations, NGOs or industry) are also encouraged to apply. JRFs will pursue new research ideas of their own design, undertaken in collaboration with academic researchers at Durham University.

Applicants are encouraged to take advantage of the diverse spectrum of opportunities offered by the Institutes at Durham, which span the Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities (and include the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, IMEMS).

– In order that the JRFs can complete a significant piece of original research during the Fellowship, the normal period of the Fellowship is 12 – 15 months. The EU – Durham University contract expires on 30th September 2015 thereby limiting the maximum Fellowship length that we can currently advertise. We have formally applied to the EU for a extension to the DIFeREns project until 30 September 2016 to extend Fellowships to that date (to a total of 24 – 27 months) if Fellows so desire. It is our intention that we have the extension granted by time of appointment. Should the project extension not be granted Fellowships must be completed by 30 September 2015 and should the extension not be granted by the date of appointment, contracts will be given for the normal 12-15 month period in the first instance.
– There are no nationality restrictions, but the award of a Fellowship will be conditional on a visa and work permit being secured, if required, from the UK Border Agency.
– A member of the Durham academic staff will act as host and Mentor for each Fellow. Before applying, applicants MUST seek the agreement of a Durham academic to act as their host.

For further details about this scheme and how to apply consult the website: here.

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Shuffrey Junior Research Fellowships

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Shuffrey Junior Research Fellowships
Lincoln College, Oxford University
Deadline: Noon, 7 January 2014

290px-Lincoln_quad_frontLincoln College Oxford invites applications for two Junior Research Fellowships (JRFs) in Architectural History, tenable for a fixed term of four years from 1st September 2014. One Fellowship is dedicated to the support of research in the history of Greek and/or Roman architecture from 600 BC to AD 600. Applicants for the second Fellowship may work in any area of the history of architecture, or in the history of decorative design, from AD 600 to the present time.

Each of the Shuffrey Junior Research Fellows will be expected to undertake an approved programme of research, to provide up to four hours per week of undergraduate tuition for the College and to promote the study of architectural history through the organisation of seminars or lectures or by similar means. In addition to a stipend of £23,352 – £25,504 per annum, the Fellows will receive full common room rights, research and hospitality allowances, and membership of the USS pension scheme. College accommodation, suitable for a single person, will be provided at a modest rent if available.

Applicants should have been awarded a doctoral degree in an appropriate field not earlier than 1st September 2009, or should be expecting to complete a doctoral thesis before 1st October 2015, and will have a developing public profile within their field of scholarship. Candidates should not have held a stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship at another College.

Further particulars and an application form may be downloaded: here.

Job: 9-Month Faculty Position ‘Early Mediterranean World’, VCU, Qatar

Job: 9-Month Faculty Position, Early Mediterranean World, VCU, Qatar
Deadline: review of applications will begin November 30 2013 and will continue until the position is filled 

qatarThe Art History Program of VCUQatar ( – the Qatar campus of the prestigious Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Richmond, Virginia – invites applications for a 9-month faculty position at the Assistant Professor level to teach the undergraduate art history courses in support of the BA in Art History curriculum. The areas of specialization are open, however, preference will be given to candidates who specialize in the Early Mediterranean World (1250-1800). We seek scholars whose teaching and research interests focus on the interrelationship between the European and the Islamic powers in the Mediterranean region, as well as its interactions with cultures of the Near East, Central and South Asia, and the Far East. The successful candidate will develop courses in his/her areas of specialization, and will complement the current scope of faculty expertise to complement the curricular needs of the program.

For more information visit:

Publication News: New Issue of Al Masaq

Publication News: New Issue of Al Masaq. Islam and the Medieval Mediterranean

calm20.v025.i03.coverThe latest issue of Al Masaq is now available online, including articles by Ermioni Karachaliou on the Island of Aegina, Florin Curta on markets in Tenth-Century al-Andalus, Ulisse Cecini on Mark of Toledo’s Latin Quran translation, and Ana Echevarria on Islamic confraternities and funerary practices.

Also reviewed in the journal are: Shipping, Trade and Crusade in the Medieval Mediterranean: Studies in Honour of John PryorThe Legend of the Middle Ages: Philosophical Explorations of Medieval Christianity, Judaism and Islam, Byzantine Religious Culture: Studies in Honor of Alice-Mary Talbot, Coptic Christianity in Ottoman Egypt, and The Public Figure: Political Iconography in Medieval Mesopotamia.

See the journal online at Taylor and Francis Online: here.

Byzantine Greek Summer School, Dumbarton Oaks, 2014

Byzantine Greek Summer School, Dumbarton Oaks, 2014
July 7 to August 1, 2014
Application deadline: 17 January 2014


Dumbarton Oaks will again offer an intensive four-week course in medieval Greek and paleography in the summer of 2014. Approximately ten places will be available, with priority going to students without ready access to similar courses at local or regional institutions.
For more information about course offerings, admissions, application procedures, and accomodations and costs, visit website: