As part of the European Research Council-funded CATENA project, the University of Birmingham invites applications for a full-time PhD project studentship to begin on 30th September 2019. The award provides a stipend of £20,500 per annum for three years.
The student will examine manuscripts of the Catena on the Acts of the Apostles, in order to determine the nature of this compilation and the versions extant in Greek New Testament manuscripts. The expectation is that witnesses will be selected, transcribed and collated in order to make the first-ever critical edition of the commentary.
The principal supervisor of the project will be Professor Hugh Houghton, assisted by another member of the project team.
Candidates should have an excellent first degree in a relevant subject such as New Testament or Classics, and is also expected to have completed or be in the point of completing a Masters degree. Candidates must be able to demonstrate a high level of proficiency in New Testament Greek; experience of working with ancient or medieval manuscripts and knowledge of editorial technique are also desirable. Candidates are expected to be computer literate.