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

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

Call for Papers, Timecraft: From Interpreting the Past to Shaping the Future


The Fourteenth Biennial Symposium organized by Graduate Students in Archaeology, Classics, and History of Art at Bryn Mawr College, November 10th-11th, 2023 

Deadline for Abstract Submissions: Friday May 5th, 2023, 5:00 PM EST. biensymp@brynmawr.edu 

Past, present, and future are not universal truths but ideas that emerge in relation to human existence. The social construction of time takes many forms. From the collection of relics and repatriation of antiquities to the creation of memorials and the removal of monuments, traces of the past help us to make sense of the current moment. Performances of epics collapse the past into the present and wish-fulfilling rituals tie the present to the future. Questions about time are accordingly wide ranging. For instance, how do researchers identify the cultural strategies people use to define their own time? What does the archaeological record tell us about continuities with and breaks from the past? How do objects and texts reflect attitudes and anxieties about the future? 

Timecraft invites you to consider the ways in which people use the concept of time to understand the past, define the present, and envision the future. This will be the fourteenth biennial symposium organized by students in the Graduate Group of Archaeology, Classics, and History of Art at Bryn Mawr College. We encourage graduate students in relevant disciplines, working in any time period, to send us paper proposals on timecraft. Applicants may choose to present their research in the following formats: 

Several regular panels are intended for full-length paper presentations. 15- to 20-minute papers will be followed by individual, 10-minute Q&A sessions in these panels. While we are planning the regular panels as in-person sessions, we hope to provide space for remotely-delivered papers to those participants who are unable to travel to the area. 

One lightning panel is intended as an opportunity to share works-in-progress, and is geared towards fostering a hybrid mode of participation, allowing both remote and in-person participants to bring ideas into conversation. Five-to seven-minute introductions of the works-in-progress will be followed by a 10-minute Q&A after each paper. 

Application process: Applicants are encouraged to submit abstracts to either or both types of panels, provided that the two submissions are separate works. We will consider submissions from graduate students at any point in their degree. All proposals should be sent to the BMC Graduate Symposium Committee at biensymp@brynmawr.edu by Friday May 5th, 2023, 5:00 PM EST. 

To apply for the regular panel please send an abstract of 300-words to us, specifying your preferred panel format in the subject line of your email. 

To apply for the lightning panel, please send a 150-word abstract to us, specifying your preferred panel format in the subject line of your email. 

Review and Acceptance Process: The committee will assess submissions through a blind review process. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their submission by Monday May 22nd, 2023. 

Please contact us with any questions regarding the symposium at biensymp@brynmawr.edu

Please visit this link to see a list of some suitable topics for Timecraft.

Ph.D. Student Workshop, Textual Communities in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages: Formation, Influence, and Afterlife


Coined by Brian Stock as part of what he called “the rebirth of literacy” in the eleventh and twelfth centuries (Stock, The Implications of Literacy, Princeton, 1983, p.3), the concept of “Textual Communities” refers to groups of intellectuals which formed around texts. In these social and intellectual groups, texts defined the internal and external relationships of the members, and affected the hierarchical organization of the group. Ever since the term was coined, the notion of “Textual Communities” has served as a theoretical framework for many scholars in various disciplines. The term enabled scholars to explore different modes of interpretation of both canonical and non-canonical texts, the discourse around these interpretations, and the theological and intellectual outcomes they entailed. 

When it comes to Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, much work still remains to be done. From Augustine’s intellectual community of Cassiacum, through the monks of Lérins, the Jewish Tannaim, and Columbanus’ followers, to the intellectuals of the Merovingian or the Visigothic courts, many intellectual circles were formed around texts and debated their interpretations. The aim of this workshop is to open up the discussion of textual communities in Late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages, by offering a platform for PhD students from all over the world and from various disciplines to present their own research and discuss it with others.

We encourage proposals on a wide range of topics, including (but not limited to) the following:

• Textual Communities and the interpretation of texts:

   – Text canonization and authority

   – Textual interpretation and oral culture • Textual communities and class

   – Emerging notions of social hierarchies and group formation around texts

   – Forming intellectual networks and elite culture

   – Mitigating canonical texts to the non-literate • Textual communities and “the other”

   – Defining social borders via text

   – Excluding groups and\or individuals • Textual communities and Law

   – Negotiating law codes

   – Forming ecclesiastical dogmas

• Textual communities and liturgy

   – Establishing rituals based on texts

   – Reinterpreting the sacraments

   – The textual development of prayer

• The concept of Textual Communities

   – Textual communities as a methodology

   – Critical reflection on the term


The workshop will take place at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, on September 5-7, 2023. The workshop will be framed by two plenary lectures, one opening the workshop, and one concluding it. These lectures will be delivered by established scholars in the field. The organizers will be able to cover the cost of accommodation to a limited number of students. Interested students are requested to send an abstract (max. 250 words) and a short CV (max. 1 page) to FEMS@mail.huji.ac.il. The deadline for submissions is April 23th, 2023.

Job – REMINDER: 10 fully funded PhD fellowships (MSCA Doctoral Network – AntCom)

Call for applications

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Call for applications

Are you interested in cultural heritage, reception studies and/or the new frontiers of classics? 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.

AntCom network publishes a call for 10 PhD fellowships within the training program “From Antiquity to Community: Rethinking Classical Heritage through Citizen Humanities”. The positions are funded by the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action, Grant Agreement 101073543.

By building on a high-level, integrated cooperation between the humanities and STEM, AntCom offers the first formal training program in Citizen Science for the humanities (Citizen Humanities). It prioritises both open science and innovative curatorial techniques (Multi- and Hyperspectral Imaging) to encourage cooperation between researchers and communities.

AntCom welcomes highly motivated applicants from various backgrounds. These backgrounds may include but are not limited to: Classics, Manuscripts Studies, Linguistics, History, Art History, Engineering Physics, and other related subjects. Depending on the position, applicants will be employed at the University of Southern Denmark, University of Verona, University of Salento, University of Santiago de Compostela.

The call is open to applicants of any age and nationality who meet the following requirements at the recruitment date:

  1. Prior to the starting date of the PhD programme they must hold or be due to hold a Master’s Degree (e.g., Master of Science or Master of Arts).
  2. Must not already hold a doctoral title.
  3. Must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the recruiting organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date (mobility Rule).

Additional requirements can apply for specific positions. For further information, please consult the detailed information for each position.

Applications will be accepted from 24/02/2023 until 24/04/2023 at 12:00 pm (Central European Time).

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