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
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:

Greek Palaeography:


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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