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JOB: PhD Graduate Teaching Assistant Studentship, Leicester

leicesterUniversity of Leicester
Application deadline: Feb 23, 2018

History of Art and Film (School of Arts), University of Leicester is seeking to recruit a Graduate Teaching Assistant for a PhD in History of Art.
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8 Stipendien zur Promotionsvorbereitung, Cologne

artes graduate School for theApplication deadline: May 19, 2017

Zum 1. Oktober 2017 schreibt die a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the
Humanities Cologne, die Graduiertenschule der Philosophischen Fakultät der Universität zu Köln, 8 „Predoc“-Stipendien zur
Promotionsvorbereitung in Höhe von 950 EUR für einen Zeitraum von sechs Monaten aus.

Mit den Predoc-Stipendien soll Absolventinnen und Absolventen der zeitnahe Übergang zur Promotionsphase an der Philosophischen Fakultät der Universität zu Köln ermöglicht werden. Die Stipendiatinnen und Stipendiaten haben die Möglichkeit, innerhalb eines Semesters ein Promotionsprojekt unter besonderer Berücksichtigung interdisziplinärer Fragestellungen zu entwickeln und zu fokussieren.

Für alle Informationen zur Ausschreibung und zum Bewerbungsverfahren besuchen Sie bitte artes.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de.

Funding Opportunity: 5-8 doctoral positions, MIMESIS, Munich Doctoral Program for Literature and the Arts, LMU Munich

cover170x170Funding Opportunity: 5-8 doctoral positions (E13 TV-L, 66%), MIMESIS, Munich Doctoral Program for Literature and the Arts at LMU Munich funded by the Elite Network of Bavaria, starting 1 April 2017
 Deadline for application: 1 November 2016.
The International Doctoral Program (IDP) MIMESIS is dedicated to innovative doctoral research in the fields of literature and the arts, with special emphasis on historical, theoretical and transdisciplinary perspectives. It will enable cooperation between research projects in literature, theatre, performance, music, film studies, architecture and the visual arts, offering both a forum and a framework in which interests drawn from any one of these areas enter into a dialogue with other areas in the wider spectrum of creative engagements. Its research program is framed by the term mimesis, a key concept throughout the history of the arts, right up to the most recent developments in critical and cultural theory. MIMESIS offers a structured program of doctoral study combining seminars, workshops, lecture series and master classes. In addition internships with leading cultural institutions and at partner universities will be integrated into the study program.
How to Apply: The applicants should hold an excellent/above average master’s degree or equivalent in literature, art history, theatre or film studies or related subjects. The outline of the research project should show an explicit connection to the research profile of the program (i.e. mimesis).
Please use the application tool on this website:
http://portal.graduatecenter-lmu.de/gc-application/
For further information please contact:
mimesis-doc@lmu.de

Fully Funded PhD Studentship in Early Medieval History

Based in the Department of History at the University of Exeter, this studentship will contribute to the HERA-funded project ‘After Empire: Using and Not Using the Past in the Crisis of the Carolingian World, c. 900-c.1050’ (UNUP). This international project, based in Berlin, Vienna, Barcelona, St Andrews and Exeter, seeks to offer a transnational approach to the history of Europe in the tenth century.  It takes as its starting point the observation that the relatively meagre administrative and legal structures of early medieval Europe meant that action in the present often drew authority and legitimacy from claims about the past. It explores how people in different regions of Europe reacted to the changing political landscape of the tenth century by looking at the ways they chose to use and not use their shared past. 

The PhD project will explore aspects of this question. The Exeter-led sub-theme is on ‘Using and Not Using the Past in Liturgical Sources’. It is anticipated that this particular research project will focus on how at least one religious community chose to use or not use their past through the study of the liturgical manuscripts they produced and owned in this period.  The thesis will make a case study of individual manuscripts produced in a single community: both the manuscripts and community will be selected by the student in consultation with the supervisors. The core aims of the research project will be to investigate the extent to which a community, either in the heartland or on the periphery of the Carolingian Empire, chose to use or not use earlier works in the compilation of tenth-century liturgical books, and why they chose the particular source texts they did.

Alternative research projects of equal relevance to the wider themes of the project will also be considered.

The student will be supervised by Professor Sarah Hamilton, who is the project lead for UNUP at Exeter, with Dr Levi Roach.   

Duration and value of award
The PhD will commence in September 2016. UK/EU level tuition fees will be paid as part of the studentship, together with an annual maintenance grant of £14,296. Please note that this studentship is open to UK/EU students only.

For more information, see: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/studying/funding/award/?id=2218

PhD Studentship: Anglo-Saxon England and the Continent: the manuscript evidence

lindisf1[1]The British Library and The University of Leicester

The British Library and the University of Leicester are pleased to invite applications for a three-year AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership PhD Studentship, available from 1 October 2015. The project will be supervised by Professor Joanna Story, professor of Early Medieval History at Leicester, and by Dr Claire Breay, Head of Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts, at the British Library.

The successful candidate will undertake a thesis on Anglo-Saxon England and the Continent centred on the rich manuscript resources at the British Library. The culture of Anglo-Saxon England before the Norman conquest is highly distinctive, not least through the use of the Old English vernacular as a language of written record; but Anglo-Saxon political, religious, economic, linguistic, literary and artistic history cannot be properly understood without reference to contemporary connections with Europe. These cross-Channel connections were always significant, and are manifest in many different ways in manuscripts preserved at the British Library.

Applicants may propose projects that respond to this theme, and which are centred on British Library manuscripts. Potential projects include: ‘Anglo-Saxon England and Rome’; ‘Networks of Knowledge’; ‘Letters to the English’; Perceptions of the Past in Anglo-Saxon England: continental kinship’; ‘Methods of making’.

This studentship coincides with the three-year period of research and preparation for a major British Library exhibition on the Anglo-Saxons that opens in October 2018, and which explores the history, art, and culture of this period through the medium of extant manuscripts. This offers the student an exceptional opportunity to participate in the development of an international exhibition and the Library expects the student to contribute to related publications (in print and online), public events, and academic conferences.

Person specification

We are seeking a highly promising student who will relish the opportunity of combining academic research with the experience of working as part of a professional team of curators and researchers. This studentship is likely to appeal to individuals with a background in early medieval history, book history, literature, language, or interdisciplinary methods for  understanding early medieval material culture. Prior experience of research using early medieval manuscripts will be an advantage, and the successful applicant will demonstrate commensurate skills in relevant languages and palaeography. A commitment to communicating the results of research to a wider public audience is key in the context of the British Library’s exhibition.

Applicants must have a first-class or high upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent qualification) and meet the University’s standard English Language entry requirements. It is expected that applicants will have a related Master’s degree with merit or distinction, or be able to show evidence that they will achieve this by September 2015.

The studentship is available for full-time study only, and applicants must be able to commence their studies in October 2015.

How to apply

To apply you need to complete the standard University of Leicester online application form here: http://www2.le.ac.uk/study/research/phd/history .In place of the research proposal requested on this form, you should provide a statement of up to 1,000 words on:

  1. How you propose to develop the project theme using the British Library collections
  2. How your education and experience to date has prepared you for this research position, and how you will develop the opportunities offered by the 2018 exhibition.

Applicants should also submit:

  1. A 4-5,000 word sample of their written work

Eligibility

The successful candidate must meet Research Council eligibility criteria based on UK residency. See paragraphs 42-44 on pp. 11-12 of the RCUK Terms and Conditions for Postgraduate training grants:
http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/RCUK-prod/assets/documents/documents/TermsConditionsTrainingGrants.pdf

Informal Enquiries

Informal enquiries relating to potential research projects or eligibility should be sent to Professor Jo Story: js73@le.ac.uk

Closing Date:                       Friday 10 April 2015, 17:00 (London time)

Interview Date:   5/6 May 2015, at The British Library

For details of the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership scheme at the British Library please visit http://www.bl.uk/aboutus/highered/hecollab/collabdoctpar/

For more information about the research project offered here and the collaboration with the British Library please consult the Further Particulars, here [http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/history/postgraduate/collaborative-doctoral-award-opportunities].

AHRC Doctoral Studentship: Monastic Planning in Medieval Scotland

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The collaborating partners in this project are the School of Art History of the University of St Andrews and Historic Scotland. The student will be based primarily in the School of Art History of the University of St Andrews.

The student will gather and collate the architectural, archaeological and documentary evidence for the wider precincts of Scottish religious houses founded between the revival of the Church in the early twelfth century and the Reformation in 1560. S/he will bring together a detailed body of information on the ways in which the houses of the various orders met their religious, social and economic needs in the buildings they planned and built for themselves.

The successful candidate for the studentship will have a first or good upper-second class degree in art history, archaeology or history, and preferably will be able to demonstrate an established interest in medieval architecture.

The commencement date of the award will be 1 October 2014

For more information on the parameters of this studentship, please see the following: Monastic PhD University of St Andrews

Further particulars are available from Mrs Margaret Hall (mgh5@st-andrews.ac.uk) or from Professor Richard Fawcett (rf41@st-andrews.ac.uk)

Applications should be submitted using the University of St Andrews normal PhD application form which is available from our website: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/admissions/pg/apply/research/

The closing date for applications is 1 April 2014, and interviews are likely to be held at a date between 28 April and 2 May 2014.