6 positions for doctoral Research associates (PhD candidates) at Mainz University


The Research Training Group “Byzantium and the Euro-Mediterranean Cultures of War” is offering 6 positions for doctoral Research associates (PhD candidates) at Mainz University.For further details, simply click on the link

As of April 1, 2024, there will be one Professorship (W3) for Ancient Church History and Patrology (Chair) to occupy at the Catholic Theological Faculty at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München


The holder of the professorship (m/f/d) will represent the entire field of ancient church history and patrology in research and teaching. In teaching, participation in all courses of study at the Faculty of Catholic Theology is expected.

The Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich (LMU) would like to recruit an outstandingly qualified personality who, after completing a university degree in Catholic theology and an above-average doctorate or a comparable special qualification in Catholic theology, will demonstrate their academic qualifications through internationally visible, excellent research achievements and teaching has proven.

If you are hired as a civil servant, you must not have reached the age of 52 at the time of appointment. Exceptions to this can be made in urgent cases.

The LMU is striving to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and therefore strongly encourages female scientists to apply.

Severely disabled persons are given preference if their suitability is otherwise essentially the same.

The LMU offers support for dual career couples.

Applications with the usual documents (curriculum vitae, academic career, list of publications, list of previous courses) must be submitted to the Dean of the Catholic Theological Faculty, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, 80539 Munich, by May 18, 2023 . At the same time, please send your documents in file form (pdf) to: dekanat@kaththeol.uni-muenchen.de

A post-doc position (18 months)


A post-doc position (18 months) is offered by the research project “Computer Vision and Historical analysis of Scientific illustration circulation” (VHS): https://emploi.cnrs.fr/Offres/CDD/UMR8167-STALAZ-002/Default.aspx The post-doc will be based in Paris at the premises of the “Byzantine World” team of the Laboratoire Orient & Méditerranée. For more information, please contact Stavros Lazaris

Pre-Doctoral Position, University of Vienna


A pre-doctoral position in Byzantine in affiliation with Professor Dr. Claudia Rapp is to be filled at the Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, with the earliest starting date of 1. October 2023. The position is limited to four years, with a weekly work load of 30 hours. Application deadline: 30 April 2023. Duties: writing a dissertation, providing research assistance For further detail go to the website

The Berliner Antike-Kolleg welcomes applications for Visiting Research Fellowships in Ancient Studies to be held for a period of up to six months during the academic year 2023/24


The Berliner Antike-Kolleg is an alliance between the partner institutions Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz and Max-Planck-Institut für Wissen­schaftsgeschichte. It promotes collaboration in research, graduate teaching, public engagement and the development of digital applications in all areas of Ancient Studies. For further information see www.berliner-antike-kolleg.org.

The fellowships are open to scholars at any career level after the PhD. Fellows are expected to be resident in Berlin for the duration of the fellowship and to carry out an innovative research project in tandem with (a) Berlin-based colleague(s) who will be hosting the fellow at one of the partner institutions and who should be named in the application. This project may also be a pilot study in preparation of a larger research project to be developed in collaboration with the Berlin based part­ner. While any topic in any area of Ancient Studies is welcome, applicants are encouraged to submit a research proposal related to the Berliner Antike-Kolleg’s annual theme for 2023/24, “Conflicts and how to deal with them”. Fellows are further expected to take part in activities of the Berliner Antike-Kolleg as appropriate, such as relevant seminars of the Berlin Graduate School for Ancient Studies, the lecture series “Current Issues in Ancient Studies”, or other public lectures and outreach events.

Fellows will receive a monthly stipend of 2500 Euros. In addition, travel costs, research expenses, and the organization of workshops can be covered.

Fellowships are available as of 1 September 2023 for a period of up to six months (a later starting date is possible). Applications should be submitted by 15 May 2023. The online application form is available here: https://www.berliner-antike-kolleg.org/bak/aktuelles/2023_03_21_Fellowausschreibung.html. Applicants are requested to download and complete the application form and send it to sekretari­at@berliner-antike-kolleg.org.

For inquiries about the fellowships and the application procedure please contact Dr Henrike Simon: henrike.simon@berliner-antike-kolleg.org.

Job – 6 positions for doctoral research associates

Job advertisement

Within the Research Training Group 2304 “Byzantium and the Euro-Mediterranean Cultures of War. Exchange, Differentiation and Reception”, which is financed by the DFG (German Research Foundation), there are at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz 6 positions for doctoral research associates (pay scale TV-L13, 2/3 FTE) to be filled by 1st October 2023 for a contract period of three years.

Participating in this Research Training Group are the disciplines of Ancient History, Ancient Church History/Theology, Byzantine Studies, Medieval History, Eastern European History, History of Islam, Classical Archaeology, Christian Archaeology and Byzantine Art History, Early and Prehistorical Archaeology (with a focus on Medieval Archaeology) and Musicology.

The goal of the Research Training Group is to examine the Euro-Mediterranean Cultures of War from a transcultural perspective, from the Roman Imperial Period to the Early Modern Period.

With cultures of war are understood to be the forms and practices of war as well as the norms, interpretations, attributions of meaning and reflections referring to war. The mutual processes of exchange, differentiation or reception will be explored via four thematic areas:

1. Strategies of justification and legitimation

2. Conceptualizations of persons and groups

3. Rituals and worship

4. Knowledge and infrastructure

These topics are complemented by four cross-cutting themes. These are dedicated to the consequences of war, gender roles and gender issues, war narratives and cultural practices in the context of war.

A thorough description of the research programme, the fields of research and the topics can be found on the homepage [https://grk-byzanzwars.uni-mainz.de/research-fields/].

The prospective dissertation project must address at least one of these thematic areas as well as be housed within one of the participating disciplines.

The primary criterion for the evaluation of applications is the originality and quality of the research project summarized in the exposé. Suitable candidates can also apply on the basis of suggested topics – a selection of possible dissertation topics is likewise to be found on the homepage [https://grk-byzanz-wars.uni-mainz.de/jobadvertisements/]

Upon acceptance the graduate students are to participate in a structured doctoral program at the JGU Mainz, for which residence in Mainz is required.

The Research Training Group offers intensive specialized and interdisciplinary exchange, crossdisciplinary doctoral supervision by two professors from amongst the participating scholars, praxis-oriented courses directed at public engagement (including through museums), a comprehensive range of key qualifications (e.g. from the sphere of Digital Humanities) and diverse opportunities for international networking.

Requirements for the application include a degree (Magister, M.A. or the equivalent) completed with above-average marks in a participating or related field as well as openness to interdisciplinary work.

The following application materials are to be submitted electronically in a single .pdf (in German or English):

· A letter of application (one page)

· An outline of the planned dissertation project (two pages)

· A curriculum vitae with list of publications (if applicable), degree diplomas, certificates of scholarly activities

· Master’s Thesis (or equivalent)

The Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz is keen on increasing the proportion of women within the sphere of scholarship and therefore especially welcomes applications from female researchers. Please refer to any disability status in the application. For subject-related questions please direct your queries to the corresponding specialists of the Research Training Group [https://grk-byzanz-wars.unimainz.de/traeger/], other questions to the Spokes-person. The application deadline ends by 20th May 2023.

Job – 1 position for doctoral research associate in the field Ottoman Studies / Turkish Studies or History of Islam2023


Suggestions for dissertation topics (german language)

Early and Prehistorical Archaeology (Prof. Dr. Dieter Quast)

Ancient Church History / Catholic Theology (Prof. Dr. Heike Grieser)

Ancient History (Prof. Dr. Marietta Horster)

Classical Archaeology (Prof. Dr. Heide Frielinghaus)

Christian Archaeology / Byzantine Art History (Prof. Dr. Ute Verstegen)

Byzantine Studies (Prof. Dr. Johannes Pahlitzsch)

Medieval History (Prof. Dr. Jörg Rogge)

Medieval History (Prof. Dr. Ludger Körntgen)

History of the Islamic Mediterranean (Jun.-Prof. Dr. Barbara Henning)

Southeastern European History (Prof. Dr. Hans-Christian Maner)

Eastern European History (Prof. Dr. Jan Kusber)

Musicology (Prof. Dr. Klaus Pietschmann)

Job – Ph.D. opportunities

Call for applications

10 funded PhDs opportunities within the Marie Skłodowska-Curie doctoral network “From Antiquity to Community: Rethinking Classical Heritage through Citizen Humanities” (AntCom).

Are you interested in cultural heritage, reception studies and/or the new frontiers of manuscript studies? Are you passionate about cutting-edge research but you also want to boost your skills by learning about new approaches and technologies? We might have something for you.

We are a network of four universities (University of Southern Denmark, University of Verona, University of Salento, University of Santiago de Compostela), funded by the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under the Marie Sktodowska-Curie Action, Grant Agreement 101073543. We have created an innovative training program called “From Antiquity to Community: Rethinking Classical Heritage through Citizen Humanities”, where we will investigate various aspects of the reception of Graeco-Roman cultural heritage (manuscript, linguistic and narrative) in Europe.

We advertise:

* 10 PhD positions

PhD candidates are expected to be recruited either from 01/09/2023 to 31/08/2026 or from 01/10/2023 to 30/09/2026, depending on the enrolling institution, under a 36- month research contract and will be enrolled in the PhD program starting from the 2023-2024 academic year. Depending on the chosen fellowship (details in the call), PhDs will be based at one of the consortium’s universities. Mutual secondments are part of the program.

We offer a generous living and research allowance (gross amounts):

* Living: 3,400 €/month corrected by a country-specific coefficient established by the European Commission

* Mobility allowance: 600 €/month

* Family allowance (optional): 660 €/month.

Deadline for the application is the 24th of April – 12 p.m. (CET)

Interested applicants will find information on the training program, on each fellowship as well as details on specific requirements and the application process on the consortium’s website: https://antcom.eu/call-for-applications/. For further questions you are welcome to contact the project’s PI Aglae Pizzone (pizzone@sdu.dk).

Job – Scholarships and Fellowships

Diamond Jubilee Grants
Applications are now open for our 2023 Student Travel Grants. For one year only, we are offering a number of special £3000 awards in celebration of The Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society’s Diamond Jubilee.

Diamond Jubilee Grants are available to UK students of archaeology, religious studies, and related topics.

Recipients will be given a place on the Tel Azekah archaeological project for a four-week field season, taking place from 16 July to 11 August. In addition, they will receive £3,000 to cover the full cost of return travel to Israel from the UK, insurance, and board and lodging on the Azekah programme during the week (Sunday to Friday only).

Students will have the opportunity to work on the excavations and attend lectures on archaeology and ancient history and culture while staying at Kibbutz Netiv Ha-Lamed-He, close to the site. They will also have free time on the weekends to travel within Israel. Note that grant recipients will be expected to cover the cost of weekend accommodation and activities outside the dig themselves.

Job – Two doctoral researchers

The Ghent University Departments of Linguistics, Literary Studies, and History are hiring 2 doctoral researchers for the GOA-project

“Interconnected texts. A graph-based computational approach to Byzantine paratexts as nodes between textual transmission and cultural and linguistic developments”

Description of the research project

The research team of the GOA (Concerted Research Action) project “Interconnected texts” at Ghent University is inviting applications for two PhD fellowships. The project is based upon the corpus of Byzantine book epigrams available at https://www.dbbe.ugent.be/. It aims to investigate book epigrams as texts at the threshold between the material and the textual, with a focus on their formulaic nature, and to explore the possibilities of innovative technologies to pursue multifaceted humanities research. The project brings together linguistic, literary, historical and computational experts.

Description of the research positions

PhD Fellowship 1: Linguistics

The first PhD candidate will be embedded within the work package ‘Linguistics’, the main aim of which is to better understand formulaic phraseology in the DBBE corpus. More specifically, the PhD candidate will study the different types of formulaic patterns that occur in the corpus, create a typology of the deviations of standard patterns that can be found, and situate the use of formulae in its broader literary and socio-cultural context, making a comparison with other Byzantine and/or Ancient Greek corpora. In order to answer these research questions, the PhD candidate will apply insights from linguistic disciplines such as historical sociolinguistics and cognitive linguistics – under the guidance of the main supervisor, Klaas Bentein – and work closely together with other PhD students and team members who are applying digital methods to the corpus and its metadata (natural language processing, graph-based data exploitation and analysis). The research is expected to lead to a PhD thesis, either in the form of a monograph or a collection of single- or co-authored articles and chapters. Next to the PhD thesis, the candidate will be expected to engage in a limited amount of teaching and dissemination activities that are connected to the research.

PhD Fellowship 2: Manuscript culture

This PhD candidate will be engaged in the Work Package ‘Manuscript Culture’. This WP will investigate the multiple connections that book epigrams establish between the material production of texts and their intellectual, spiritual and/or social significance in Byzantine society. Research questions involve various reading strategies that book epigrams propose for specific texts, as well as discourses of community building present in these epigrams. The research is situated at the intersection of Byzantine Studies, Palaeography and Manuscript Studies, and Digital Humanities.

The PhD student will perform research in preparation of a doctoral dissertation on a specific innovative theme within this general framework. The dissertation will be supervised by Floris Bernard (Medieval Greek literature) and Els De Paermentier (Medieval history and manuscript studies). The candidate will make extensive use of the Database of Byzantine Book Epigrams, working closely together with the other members of the research team. The student will regularly exchange intermediary results and help evaluate the computational tools developed within the project. The candidate will disseminate the research results in (partly co-authored) publications, implement the research in (limited) teaching duties, and create public awareness of the Greek manuscript heritage.

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