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PhD Fellowship, Intellectual History of Twelfth-Century Byzantium, University of Silesia

The Department of Classical Philology at the University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland offers one PhD position in the five-year project “Intellectual History of Twelfth-Century Byzantium - Appropriation and Transformation of Ancient Literature” funded by National Centre for Science and led by Prof. Przemysław Marciniak. The successful candidate will be working in a small yet friendly research team.

The prospective candidate should have a very good command of ancient/medieval Greek and English. Since this is not a teaching position knowledge of Polish is not required (however, a possibility to learn Polish will be offered to the successful candidate).

The planned PhD thesis should concern one of the aspects of the twelfth-century reception of ancient literature (e.g. works of John Tzetzes, twelfth-century educational practices, modes of using ancient literature in twelfth-century Byzantium).

The successful candidate will be offered a non-taxable fellowship (2500 PLN per month), health insurance, a small research budget (including funding for short research stays outside Poland), and a working space (including a personal computer). Additional funding might be also available through the Faculty Doctoral Studies Programme.

The prospective candidate should submit the following documents to Prof. Przemysław Marciniak by June 20th:

  • a detailed CV (including conference attended, papers given, etc)
  • a list of publications (if available)
  • a short project (2 pages A4 max).

Source: BSANA listserv


Posted on May 6, 2014 in Funding

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