The Society for Court Studies is launching biannual research and publication bursaries worth £250 each. The bursaries are available to all postgraduate and early career (within six years of PhD award) researchers working in the field of court studies. The deadline for applying is Friday 15 March. To apply for an award please send a statement of up to 250 words outlining your research, and the use to which you would put the award, to Joanna Tinworth (firstname.lastname@example.org). For more information, please click here.
Student Scholarships available for the British Archeological Association’s Shrewsbury Conference, 15-19 July, 2019
The 2019 BAA Conference will explore the art, architecture and archaeology of medieval Shrewsbury and north Shropshire. Lectures will include papers on subjects as varied as late Roman Shropshire, Shrewsbury’s medieval topography, the patronage, art, architecture and archaeology of medieval churches in and around Shrewsbury, stone sculpture, alabasters, roof bosses, seals, and nineteenth-century antiquarianism.
Site visits will include St Mary’s, St Alkmund, Bear Steps, the Town Walls and Shrewsbury Abbey, while there will be two coach excursions (one full & one half-day) outside Shrewsbury. These will encompass Acton Burnell (church and castle), Wenlock Priory, Buildwas Abbey, Haughmond Abbey, Atcham, Shifnal, and Tong.
Travel Scholarships 2018
The Burlington Magazine Foundation & Francis Haskell Memorial Fund
Application deadline: Oct 5, 2018
Grants of up to £2,000 will be awarded from the Francis Haskell Memorial Fund this year to enable scholars to spend time in libraries or archives carrying out advanced research in the history of western art. Preference may be given to candidates in the early stages of their careers; to subjects related to the commissioning, collecting or interpretation of works of art made before 1914; and to research carried out outside the applicant’s country of residence. Scholars from any country may apply. An additional award may be made by the Trustees of The Burlington Magazine Foundation in conjunction with the Francis Haskell Trustees.
Applications, including a two-page proposal, a C.V. and a budget, should be sent by email to email@example.com by 5th October 2018 – please label all attachments with surname of applicant. There is no application form.
Applicants should ask two referees to write separately to the same email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) by the same deadline in support of their proposals.
Awards will be made by 7th December 2018.
Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Rom
Application deadline: Oct 14, 2018
Die Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Rom, vergibt Stipendien für dreimonatige Forschungsaufenthalte an
Kunsthistoriker/innen im Museumsdienst (Angestellte/Beamte)
Gefördert werden wissenschaftliche Vorhaben zur italienischen Kunstgeschichte von der Spätantike bis zur Gegenwart aus dem Kontext der Museumstätigkeit, so beispielsweise die Vorbereitung einer Ausstellung oder die Bearbeitung eines Bestandskatalogs. Ein Bezug zu den aktuellen Forschungsschwerpunkten der Bibliotheca Hertziana ist wünschenswert.
Doctoral & Post-doctoral Positions – Study of Coptic Magic, University of Würzburg
Deadline: 31st May 2018
As part of the new Excellent Ideas programme, the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg is pleased to announce two vacancies within the Department of Egyptology: 1 postdoctoral researcher and 1 doctoral assistant.
These positions will be part of a new in-depth project studying “magical” texts from Late Antique and early Islamic Egypt written in Coptic, and will involve the creation of a database of published and unpublished texts, the edition and re-edition of original manuscripts, and the production of research situating them within their historical, social and intellectual context. The appointed applicants will work with the team co-ordinator (Dr. Korshi Dosoo). Both positions will begin 1 September 2018, running for five years until 31 August 2023.
The postdoctoral candidate will require a doctoral degree in a relevant discipline (Coptic Studies, Papyrology, Egyptology, Early Christian Studies, Islamic Studies etc.), and a strong knowledge of the Coptic and Greek languages, as well as fluent English and at least a reading knowledge of German, French, Italian, and Spanish. Language skills in Arabic, Hebrew, Aramaic, Latin, and earlier phases of Egyptian are also highly desirable. As a position intended for a junior researcher, applicants are normally expected to have completed their doctorate within the last three years.
The candidate for the position of a doctoral assistant will require a master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline (Ancient History, Coptic Studies, Papyrology, Egyptology, Early Christian Studies, Islamic Studies etc.), and a strong knowledge of the Coptic and Greek languages, as well as fluent English. A reading knowledge of German, French, Italian, and Spanish is highly desirable, as are language skills in Arabic, Hebrew, Aramaic, Spanish, Latin, and earlier phases of Egyptian. She or he will receive supervision to allow her or him to complete her or his doctoral degree. The candidate will be free to decide on a thesis topic, although it will preferably overlap to some degree with the project theme.
More information here: https://www.uni-wuerzburg.de/verwaltung/personal/jobboerse-und-ausbildung/ausschreibungen-der-uni/single/news/two-five-year-positions-study-of-coptic-magic-doctoral-and-post-doctoral-department-of-egyptolo/
Two PhD positions (3 years each) are available at the University of Bologna (Department of Philosophy and Communication studies) within the ERC project (Consolidator Grant): “Alchemy in the Making: From ancient Babylonia via Graeco-Roman Egypt into the Byzantine, Syriac and Arabic traditions (1500 BCE -1000 AD)”, Acronym: AlchemEast.
The AlchemEast project is devoted to the study of alchemical theories and practices as they appeared and developed in distinct, albeit contiguous (both chronologically and geographically) areas: Graeco-Roman Egypt, Byzantium, and the Near East, from Ancient Babylonian Times to the early Islamic Period. Applicants are expected to propose research projects dealing with the ancient alchemical tradition.
Proposals may focus on the analysis of a specific set of primary sources — depending on the historical period on which the applicant prefers to focus on, primary sources may include alchemical writings in Akkadian, Greek, Syriac or Arabic. The proposals may also focus on a wider and cross-cutting analysis of topics connected to important issues pertaining to the ancient alchemical science and its relations with close fields, such as natural philosophy and medicine.
The doctoral research shall result either in editions and translations of ancient alchemical writings or in monographs focused on central issues of the ancient history of alchemy.
The two scholarships are part of the PhD programme: “Philosophy, Science, Cognition and Semiotics”
By following the link “PHD PROGRAMME TABLE” (at the top of the webpage), you will find the full description of the programme, with reference to the 2 scholarships specifically linked to the AlchemEast project.
Please visit the following webpage in order to apply (or for further information about the call):
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