Call for Applications: “Byzantium and the Euro-Mediterranean Cultures of War. Exchange, Differentiation and Reception”

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 April 2022 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, Early Modern Church History, 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
A thorough description of the research program and the emphases of the participating disciplines is available on the homepage [https://grk-byzanz-wars.uni-mainz.de]. 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/job-advertisements/]
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, cross-
disciplinary 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, other questions to the Spokes-person.
The application deadline ends by 3rd January 2022.
The application materials along with two letters of recommendation from university-level instructors, who should submit their letters separately, are to be addressed to the Spokesperson of the Research Training Group, Prof. Dr. Johannes Pahlitzsch, (address: grk2304@uni-mainz.de; subject-line: grk2304_Last Name).

Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Greek Summer School Announcement

2022 Byzantine Greek Summer School
July 5–29, 2022 | Directed by Alexandros Alexakis and Stratis Papaioannou
Designed to improve knowledge of Greek among Byzantinists and others interested in the world of Byzantium (especially since related courses are only taught in a very small minority of universities around the world), Dumbarton Oaks is hosting an intensive four-week Byzantine Greek Summer School program from July 5 to July 29, 2022. We will be welcoming 10 graduate students from schools across the globe.

MA in Religion with Focus on Syriac Studies, Vanderbilt University

The Graduate Department of Religion at Vanderbilt University is accepting applications to the Historical Studies track of the 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.

Students in the Graduate Department of Religion may also take courses from departments across Vanderbilt University including in Classical and Mediterranean StudiesHistoryHistory of ArtIslamic Studies, and Jewish Studies. Language instruction is offered on a rotating basis in Biblical Hebrew, Classical Greek, Classical Latin, Classical Syriac, and Classical Arabic. 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 AzzoniJelena BogdanovićIssam EidoPhillip LiebermanRichard McGregorDavid MichelsonJoseph RifeBetsey Robinsonand Choon-Leong Seow, among others.

Admitted students are eligible for two years of funding through the Graduate Department of Religion including full tuition and paid research or teaching assistantships.

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, 2021. Late applications will be considered if funding remains available. Application details 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.

Call for applications: “German for students of Classical Studies” summer program 2022 in Cologne

The Department for Classical Studies of the University of Cologne is now accepting applications for the 2022 “German for Students of Classical Studies” summer course. The course will take place from May 30 to July 8. It is specially designed to meet the lingustic needs of students of the Classics who wish to expand their knowledge of written and spoken academic German.
 
The program includes a language class, reading tutorials, field trips to archaeological sites in the Rhineland and the opportunity to take part in the academic life of the Classics department of the University of Cologne. We hope to be able to offer the course in person (depending on the corona situation in the summer of 2022). In that case, a proof of full vaccination will be required.
 
The deadline for applications is January 31, 2022.
 
All the relevant information, including a flyer for download, can be found here: http://ifa.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/30905.html
 
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to let me know.
 
Prof. Dr. Anja Bettenworth
Universität zu Köln
Institut für Altertumskunde
Albertus Magnus-Platz
50931 Köln
Tel.: +49-0221-470 4810

ASCSA Academic Year Program

ASCSA Academic Year Program
Deadline for Applications: January 15, 2022
Already in its second century, the ASCSA Regular Member program remains the foundation of the School’s academic program. It continues to provide unparalleled educational experiences and research opportunities for students.

The program runs the full academic year, from early September to late May. All advanced graduate students interested in an intensive survey of the art, archaeology, history, and topography of Greece, from antiquity to the present, are encouraged to apply. There are no grades and no university credit offered, but participation in the Regular Program is a widely recognized part of graduate training in Classics and related fields.

Regular Members reside in Athens, using Loring Hall as their home base, throughout the nine-month academic year (September through May). Students receive comprehensive training through visits to the principal archaeological sites and museums of Greece as well as in seminars led by resident and visiting scholars. They also have the option to take part in the training program at the Corinth excavations. The Regular Member program is directed by the Mellon Professor, Brendan Burke, who oversees and mentors the student members. For more details about the program, click here: https://www.ascsa.edu.gr/programs/regular-member-program.

The School generally accepts 15 to 20 students each year into the program.

Eligibility: Regular Membership is open to citizens of the United States or Canada who are graduate students at a college or university in those countries, or to non-citizens enrolled in a graduate program at a cooperating institution. The US or Canadian citizen must be enrolled at a US or Canadian institution at the time of application. Preferably applicants will have completed one or more years of graduate study before entering the School, but well qualified undergraduate seniors who shall hold a baccalaureate degree at the time of entry shall be considered for admission and for the fellowship competition. Applicants are expected to have a reading knowledge of French and German. Reading ability in Ancient Greek, some familiarity with modern Greek, as well as other relevant foreign languages, will be helpful. For in-depth details on eligibility, please see the School’s Regulations (Section VI.1-3).

Fellowships: Fellows receive a cash stipend of $11,500, plus room and board at Loring Hall, and waiver of School fees. Room, board, and other expenses on field trips outside Athens are paid out of the stipend. Fellowships are awarded on the basis of application material, recommendations, and anonymous examinations.

Application: An online application and three letters of recommendation must be submitted. Applicants are required to submit scans of official academic transcripts as part of the online application. Applicants must also take the qualifying examination. Examinations are held on the first Saturday in February. For more about the application process, click here: https://www.ascsa.edu.gr/apply/apply-for-regular-membership.

Inquiries? Contact the Programs Office at application@ascsa.org

Call for Applications: 2022-2023 ANAMED Fellowships

Koç University invites applications for PhD, Post-Doctoral, and Senior Fellowships at Koç University’s Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED). A few Post-Doctoral or Senior applications for regular fellowships that qualify for collaborative fellowships involving Koç University faculty, centers, or facilities will be preferred. Additionally, several joint fellowships with specific application criteria are available as well.

MAA Summer Research Program

Call for Applications: MAA Summer Research Program
About: The Medieval Academy of America (MAA) is excited to announce the launch of a new Summer Research Program for early PhD or early PhD-track students. Organized by the Mentoring Program Committee, the Summer Research Program is designed to mentor early graduate students in fields intersecting with medieval studies by providing sustained mentorship to better help graduate students succeed in their doctoral programs and establish promising careers.
Format: The 2022 Summer Research Program will convene over Zoom, with a hybrid culminating event. Over the course of six weeks in July and August, students will attend a series of skills development panels that will showcase the various careers available to medievalists (e.g. academic research, publishing, museums, libraries, auction houses), as well as the skills necessary to succeed in these different careers. Students will also participate in specific workshops designed to teach about and support the development of specific types of academic work: 1) the conference paper or presentation; 2) the dissertation proposal; and, 3) the grant proposal. Based on their stage in their doctoral program, students will work closely with mentors to craft one of these academic texts. The Summer Research Program will culminate with an in-person event, at which students will present the work they have been developing in their workshops.
Eligibility: We seek graduate students who are in the pre-dissertation phases of their PhD or PhD-track program (typically the 1st-3rd years), with an expressed interest in researching a topic that intersects with medieval studies. Eligible students may be pursuing degrees in any discipline (e.g. Art History, Comparative Literature, Music, Education), and focusing in any geographic region of the world. Preference will be given to students who do not already have access to the resources this program provides. We especially encourage students to apply who are from communities and backgrounds that have been traditionally underrepresented or marginalized within medieval studies. Students do not need to be current MAA members or U.S. citizens to apply.
Funding: Students will receive a stipend of $1000, and round-trip travel costs up to $500 (with more funds available for longer distances) to attend the in-person culminating event (those unable to attend in-person will be able to participate virtually via Zoom). Students will also receive a one-year free membership to the MAA.
Application: Applications are due January 15, 2022, and can be accessed and submitted via the following LINK: https://www.medievalacademy.org/page/summerresearchprogram. Applicants will be notified of decisions via email by March 15, 2022. For any questions, please email ananunez@stanford.edu.

ASCSA Cotsen Traveling Fellowship for Research In Greece

THE COTSEN TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP FOR RESEARCH IN GREECE
Deadline: January 15, 2022

The Gennadius Library offers the Cotsen Traveling Fellowship, a short-term grant awarded each year to scholars and graduate students pursuing research topics that require the use of the Gennadeion collections.

The grant was established by the Overseers of the Gennadius Library to honor Lloyd E. Cotsen, former Chair of the Overseers and benefactor of the Library.

Eligibility:  Senior scholars (Ph.D. holders) and graduate students of any nationality.

Terms:  Stipend of $2,000. School fees are waived for a maximum of two months. Fellowship does not include costs for School trips, room, or board. Requires residency in Athens of at least one month during the academic year from September 1 to June 1. The recipient is expected to take part in the activities of the Gennadius Library and the School as a whole in addition to pursuing research. A final report is due at the end of the award period, and the ASCSA expects that copies of all publications resulting from research conducted as a Fellow of the ASCSA be contributed to the Gennadius Library.

Application:  Submit an online application. The application includes a curriculum vitae; and a project description (up to 750 words) explaining the project and its relation to the Gennadius Library collections, proposed dates, and a brief budget (not more than one page). Applicants should arrange for submission of two letters of recommendation. For more information about the application, visit: https://www.ascsa.edu.gr/fellowships-and-grants.

Questions? Contact: application@ascsa.org

The award will be announced March 15.

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national or ethnic origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation when considering admission to any form of membership or application for employment.

Schwarz Fellowship for Research on Urban Architecture

SCHWARZ FELLOWSHIP AT THE GENNADIUS LIBRARY FOR RESEARCH ON URBAN ARCHITECTURE
Deadline: January 15, 2022

The Schwarz Fellowship for Research on Urban Architecture supports innovative and cross-disciplinary research on architecture, urban planning, and the history of the built environment in Greece from 1821 to the present.

Eligibility: Ph.D. candidates and recent Ph.D. holders within five years of receiving the degree. Open to all nationalities.

Fields of Study: Includes Architectural and Urban Design, History of Architecture, History of the City, Historical Geography, and related fields. Projects should incorporate the holdings of the Gennadius Library (maps, topographical plans, landscapes, etc.) and other appropriate resources of the School.

Terms: A stipend of $11,500 plus room and board in Loring Hall, and waiver of School fees. It is expected that the applicant will maintain a physical presence at the Gennadius Library during the tenure of the appointment from early September to late May. A final report is due at the end of the award period, and the ASCSA expects that copies of all publications that result from research conducted as a Fellow of the ASCSA be contributed to the Gennadius Library. Fellows are expected to participate in the academic life of the School.
Application: Submit an online application form for the “Schwarz Fellowship at the Gennadius for Research on Urban Architecture.”  An application consists of a curriculum vitae, description of the proposed project (up to 750 words), and three letters of reference to be submitted online. Student applicants must submit transcripts. Scans of official transcripts are acceptable.

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