The Cult of Saints is a major five-year research project funded by a €2.3 million European Research Council Advanced Grant (2014-18), directed by Dr Bryan Ward-Perkins, and based at the University of Oxford with support from partners in Reading and Warsaw. The project will investigate the origins and development of the cult of Christian saints.
This is a four-and-a-half-year fixed-term post as a researcher on the ERC-funded project ‘The Cult of Saints’, working as part of a team of six post-doctoral researchers reporting to the Principal Investigator, Dr Bryan Ward-Perkins. The postholder will have responsibility for collecting and researching all the material in Syriac, and will also produce a monograph on some major aspect of the cult of the saints among the Syriac-using churches. S/he will liaise closely with Dr David Taylor of the Oriental Studies Faculty, Oxford, who will have oversight of the collection of the Syriac evidence. The post is available from 1 April 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter.