Master of Arts, Graduate Department of Religion, Vanderbilt University

The Graduate Department of Religion at Vanderbilt University is pleased to invite applications to the Historical Studies track of its Master of Arts program from students interested in the study of
Syriac Christianity within the broader contexts of late antiquity and the early middle ages.
Course offerings are focused on the history of Christianity in late antiquity, language study in classical Greek, Latin, Syriac, and Arabic, the material culture and archeology of the Eastern
Mediterranean world, the intersections of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and the application of the digital humanities to these fields through collaborative research projects such as Syriaca.org and Caesarea-Maritima.org.
Students in the Graduate Department of Religion may also take courses from departments across Vanderbilt University including in Classical and Mediterranean Studies, History, History of Art, Islamic Studies, and Jewish Studies. Language instruction is offered on a rotating basis in Biblical Hebrew, Classical Greek, Classical Latin, Classical Syriac, and Classical Arabic as well
as modern research languages. Vanderbilt also offers field work opportunities in the archeology of the Eastern Mediterranean and Levant, including current excavations at Caesarea Maritima.
Faculty members offering courses in the program include Annalisa Azzoni, Jelena Bogdanović, Issam Eido, Phillip Lieberman, Richard McGregor, David Michelson, Jennifer Quigley, Joseph Rife, Betsey Robinson, and Choon-Leong Seow, among others.
Admitted students are eligible for two years of funding through the Graduate Department of Religion including full tuition and a partial stipend of $15,000 per year.
Graduates of this MA program have successfully gone on to enroll at Ph.D. programs in a variety of fields including Religious Studies, Classics, Central Asian Studies, and Medieval Studies.
Inquiries may be directed to Professor David Michelson, david.a.michelson@vanderbilt.edu.
The application deadline is December 15, 2022. Instructions for the application process are available at https://www.vanderbilt.edu/gdr/admissions/ under the Historical Studies graduate track. The Graduate Department of Religion does not require the GRE for admission; however, a
writing sample is required. The writing sample must be an academic paper no more than 35 pages long.
Vanderbilt University is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action.

Funded PhD liturgical studies, University of Notre Dame

University of Notre Dame

Call for PhD Applicants, Liturgical Studies

The Graduate School at the University of Notre Dame accepts up to two, funded (tuition scholarship + full stipend) PhD students per year in Liturgical Studies. The program integrates three sub-disciplines: Liturgical History; Liturgical Theology; Ritual Studies.

The program offers a wide range of research opportunities with particular strengths in early and late antique Christian liturgy and material culture, medieval liturgy, history and theology of the sacraments, Eastern Christian traditions, ritual studies, and manuscript studies.

The Liturgical Studies program was founded in 1947 as the first graduate program in the Department of Theology and quickly grew to become an international center for the study of liturgy. Pioneers in the discipline who have taught at Notre Dame include Josef Jungmann, Louis Bouyer, Robert Taft, Paul Bradshaw, and many others. The program is currently comprised of six faculty members and represents one of the largest concentrations of liturgical scholars at one place in the world.

In addition to its core strengths, Liturgical Studies offers a variety of opportunities for research collaboration with other institutions at Notre Dame, including the Medieval Institute, the Program in Sacred Music, other departments at the university (including Anthropology, Classics, History and Sociology) and other programs within the Theology Department, including Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity (CJA), the History of Christianity (HC), and Systematic Theology (ST), among others. PhD students in liturgical studies also have opportunities to simultaneously pursue graduate minors in other areas of the department and a range of disciplines, including Medieval Studies, Gender Studies, Peace Studies, and Byzantine Studies. The Hesburgh Libraries system has extensive holdings in theology and one of the nation’s largest collections in medieval studies, including the Milton Anastos Collection. The university also offers a broad range of ancient languages (Greek, Latin, Syriac, Hebrew, Coptic, among others), and the Graduate School provides funding opportunities for students to conduct dissertation research abroad.

All PhD applications must be submitted to the Graduate School by January 2, 2023. More information and a link to the online application may be found here:
https://theology.nd.edu/graduate-programs/ph-d/

For those without a Master degree, the Theology Department also offers a two-year Master of Theological Studies (MTS) with a concentration in Liturgical Studies, which is geared toward eventual PhD work in liturgy or other fields: https://theology.nd.edu/graduate-programs/mts/

Funded MA and PhD opportunities at Central European University, Vienna

The Department of Medieval Studies at Central European University (Vienna) is pleased to announce its call for applications for the 2023/2024 academic year. The deadline is February 1, 2023.

 

Central European University is a graduate-level, English-language university with a multi-disciplinary Medieval Department that offers the following programs:

 

• 1-year MA in Late Antique, Medieval and Early Modern Studies

• 2-year MA in Comparative History: Late Antique, Medieval and Renaissance Studies

• 2-year MA in Cultural Heritage Studies

• PhD in Late Antique, Medieval and Early Modern Studies

 

CEU provides a variety of need- and merit-based scholarships and various other types of financial support available to students at all levels and from any country (tuition waiver, stipend, housing awards, health insurance coverage): https://www.ceu.edu/financialaid.

 

Interested applicants can contact us at medstud@ceu.edu. For further information, visit: https://medievalstudies.ceu.edu/.

Tsiter-Kontopoulou Short-Term Research Stipends

Tsiter-Kontopoulou Short-Term Research Stipends
at the Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, University of Vienna

The Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies of the University of Vienna, thanks to the generosity of the Tsiter-Kontopoulou Fund, invites applications for a Short-Term Research Stipend to enable pre- and post-doctoral scholars to pursue research on Byzantine and early modern Greek culture, with particular emphasis on cultural and intellectual history in the widest sense, including the history of Orthodox Christianity.

For more information about the Department, its Library, and the Tsiter-Kontopoulou Trust see: https://www.byzneo.univie.ac.at
https://bibliothek.univie.ac.at/fb-byzantinistik/
https://tsiter-kontopoulou-schenkung.univie.ac.at
Terms: The duration of the research stay is between two and four weeks (please indicate in your application the desired length of stay and the scientific motivation for this choice). During their stay, the recipients of the stipend are expected to give an informal lunch-time presentation of their current research.
Eligibility: This stipend is intended to support young and early career scholars, i.e. from the final year of doctoral study to no more than eight years after the completion of the Ph.D.
Amount: The stipend offers the reimbursement of travel expenses plus a daily allowance, for a maximum 4.000 Euros total for four weeks or a maximum 2.500 Euros for two weeks (to be reimbursed after the completion of the stay). You are expected to make your own arrangements.
Appointment period: any two or four weeks during the Semester between 1 October 2022 and 30 June 2023.
Application: Please send a description of the proposed research including a statement as to why you wish to conduct this research in Vienna (max. 300 words), a provisional budget and an indication of preferred dates, curriculum vitae (max. 3 pages), and list of publications, to Mrs. Petra Greger at the address below.
Doctoral students should also include a short letter of endorsement (max. 1 page) from their adviser. Submissions will be accepted by e-mail only.
Deadline: 30 May, 2022. The decision of the selection committee will be communicated no later than June 30, 2022.
Further Inquiries: Mrs. Petra Greger: petra.greger@univie.ac.at

 

Postdoctoral Fellow: Coptic Apocrypha in Changing Contexts in the Byzantine and Early Islamic Periods

The Faculty of Theology invites applications for a 3-year position as Postdoctoral Fellow in the ERC-funded research project Storyworlds in Transition: Coptic Apocrypha in Changing Contexts in the Byzantine and Early Islamic Periods (APOCRYPHA), based at the Faculty of Theology, University of Oslo.
The APOCRYPHA project aims to provide the first systematic study of Coptic apocrypha covering the entire timespan of Coptic literary production. It investigates the contents, development, and functions of apocrypha over time, as they were copied, adapted, and used across Egypt throughout changing socio-religious contexts (for more information on the goals and methods of the project and its working definition of apocrypha, see https://www.tf.uio.no/english/research/projects/apocrypha/index.html). The project is funded by the European Research Council under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (grant agreement no. 865971).

We are seeking a scholar who will study the intersection between Arabic texts and traditions (both Christian and Islamic) and Coptic apocryphal texts and traditions in the Early Islamic Period (from the 7th to the 13th century). This involves comparisons between the contents of Coptic apocrypha with Christian Arabic as well as Islamic Arabic manuscripts, texts, and traditions. While comparisons of textual contents are of central importance, comparative studies of manuscripts and practices connected to their use are also potentially relevant topics of exploration. The postdoc is expected to complete a monograph that deals with any or all of the abovementioned aspects on the basis of the submitted project proposal (see below), as further developed in collaboration with the PI of the APOCRYPHA project (Professor Hugo Lundhaug), while collaborating with the rest of the APOCRYPHA research team, not least on the project’s database on Coptic apocryphal texts and their contents, as well as their material, literary, and practical contexts.

Deadline for applications: 1st March 2022.

Call for Applications: 3 PhD Fellowships at Ghent University

The Department of Linguistics at Ghent University (Belgium) is seeking well-qualified applicants for 3 fully-funded and full-time doctoral research fellowships attached to the European Research Council Consolidator Grant project:
MELA. The meaning of language. A digital grammar of the Greek taught at schools in Late Constantinople.
Prof. Dr. Andrea Cuomo, with his interest in the history of Medieval Greek and the reception of classical literature in Byzantium, is the principal investigator.

Within the ERC project, subprojects will be assigned to individual team members. For the current vacancies, these subprojects are situated in the following areas:

Digital Humanities/ Greek Linguistics:

Medieval Greek Philology/ Byzantine Studies:
https://career5.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=22355&company=C0000956575P

Greek Palaeography:

https://career5.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=22364&company=C0000956575P

INTERESTED?
Apply online through the e-recruitment system before the application deadline (April 23, 2022). We do NOT accept late applications or applications that are not submitted through the online system.

For more information about the vacancies, please contact Prof. Andrea Cuomo at: Andrea.Cuomo@ugent.be

MA and PhD Programs at Central European University, Vienna: Call for Applications

The Department of Medieval Studies at Central European University (Vienna) is pleased to announce its call for applications for the academic year 2022/2023. The deadline is February 1, 2022.

Central European University is a graduate-level, English-language university with a multi-disciplinary Medieval Department that offers the following programs:

• 1-year MA in Late Antique, Medieval and Early Modern Studies
• 2-year MA in Comparative History: Late Antique, Medieval and Renaissance Studies
• 2-year MA Cultural Heritage Studies
• PhD in Late Antique, Medieval and Early Modern Studies

CEU provides a variety of need- and merit-based scholarships and various other types of financial support available to students at all levels and from any country (tuition waiver, stipend, housing awards, health insurance coverage): https://www.ceu.edu/financialaid.

Interested applicants can contact us at medstud@ceu.edu. For further information, visit: https://medievalstudies.ceu.edu/.

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