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Doctoral Student Position, University of Helsinki

The Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies (http://www.helsinki.fi/phca/) belongs to the Faculty of Arts, University of Helsinki, and has a strong profile in the multidisciplinary research and teaching of the humanities. Department’s project Rationality in Perception: Transformations of Mind and Cognition 1250-1550 invites applications for the position of DOCTORAL STUDENT for a fixed term from November 1st, 2015 to October 31st, 2019. (https://university.helsinki.fi/en/open-positions) The project aims to investigate late medieval theories of mind and cognition focusing on the relation between intellect and the senses, the activity of perception, and the development of a model of cognition that is characterized by the incremental reduction of all psychological function to the mind. Candidates are expected to conduct research on the above-mentioned research project, namely by writing a dissertation on a topic related to late medieval theories of perception, especially within the Augustinian tradition. The exact topic is to be agreed upon by the selected applicant and the supervisor, who will be the project’s director (co-supervision is possible and in fact recommended). Working knowledge of Latin and medieval philosophy are obligatory requirements, and skills in reading and editing manuscripts considered an advantage. In addition to research, the successful applicant is also expected to take on some management tasks, such as maintaining the project’s website. The candidate should have a good command of the English language. The salary will be based on levels 2-4 of the demands level chart for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal work performance. There is a four-month trial...

Position in Geneva: PhD student (assistant) / 5 years

Dear friends and colleagues, I have the pleasure to advertise a 5-year assistant position in Geneva in the field of medieval Latin philosophy, beginning in the fall of 2015. AS PHILO 2015 Amitiés, — Laurent Cesalli Université de Genève Département de philosophie rue de Candolle 2 CH-1211 Genève 4 +41 22 379 79 07...

Ana Maria Aldama Roy IV International Prize for a Doctoral Thesis 2013

The Ana Maria Aldama Roy Foundation, which has the principal aim of promoting Latin Studies, invites applications for its Fourth International Prize for Doctoral Theses. This is open to doctoral theses on Christian, Medieval or Renaissance Latin, which have been defended in Spanish or foreign universities and research centers between the 1st October 2012 and the 30th September 2013. The theses can be presented in English, German, Basque or any of the romance langauges, and must be submitted by email to *protected email* in pdf format, before the 28th February 2014. Results will be published in the Foundation’s website before the 31st May 2014. The winner will be awarded 2000 euros and the thesis will be published. The winner undertakes to publish the thesis still unpublished, in line with the editorial standards laid down by the Foundation (which will act as the...

Newberry Library Fellowships in the Humanities, 2014-15

The application deadline for Newberry Library Long-Term Fellowships is quickly approaching! Additionally, we offer Short-Term Fellowship opportunities for smaller-scale research projects. Please read on for more information. The Newberry’s fellowships support humanities research in residence at the Newberry. If you study the humanities, we have something for you. Our collection is wide-ranging, rich, and sometimes eccentric. We offer a lively interdisciplinary community of researchers; individual consultations on your research with staff curators, librarians, and scholars; and an array of scholarly and public programs. All applicants are strongly encouraged to examine the Newberry’s online catalog before applying. More information is available on the website. LONG-TERM FELLOWSHIPS These fellowships support research and writing by post-doctoral scholars. The purpose is to support fellows as they develop or complete larger-scale studies which draw on our collections, and also to nourish intellectual exchange among fellows and the Library community. Fellowship terms range from four to twelve months with stipends of up to $50,400. Deadline: December 1, 2013 SHORT-TERM FELLOWSHIPS PhD candidates and post-doctoral scholars are eligible for short-term fellowships. The purpose is to help researchers gain access to specific materials at the Newberry that are not readily available to them  elsewhere. Short-term fellowships are usually awarded for a period of one month. Most are restricted to scholars who live and work outside the Chicago area. Most stipends are $2,500 per month. We also invite short-term fellowship applications from teams of two or three scholars to collaborate intensively on a single, substantive project. Each scholar on a team-fellowship is awarded a full stipend. Deadline: January 15,...

Gangolf Schrimpf Visiting Fellowship: Bibliotheca Fuldensis (Fulda)

The philosopher and medievalist Gangolf Schrimpf (1935-2001) set up the research project Bibliotheca Fuldensis in 1981. His aim was to foster investigation into the medieval library of the monastery of Fulda, dispersed during the Thirty Years’ War. Since the project took off, the Fulda Faculty of Theology Promotion Society (Förderkreis der Theologischen Fakultät Fulda) has facilitated a collection of high quality reproductions featuring extant manuscripts and major fragments. The Gangolf Schrimpf Visiting Fellowship will be awarded to a junior or senior scholar with a well-defined research project within the field of medieval studies (e.g. History, Theology, Philosophy, Literature – preferably considering Fulda manuscripts) who wants to spend at least one month, and up to three months, at the Institute Bibliotheca Fuldensis, at any time during the academic year 2014 (preferably from April to May or from October to February). The fellowship is non-stipendiary. Applicants must hold an academic degree and have their own financial resources. For more information: Download...

DiXiT – Marie Curie fellowships now open for application

The Digital Scholarly Editions Initial Training Network (DiXiT) offers 12 Marie Curie fellowships to early stage researchers (ESRs) for a period of 3 years and 5 Marie Curie fellowships to experienced researchers (ERs) for a period of 12 to 20 months. Fellowships are now open for applications. For details visit: http://dixit.uni-koeln.de/fellows.html The application period is now open! Interested scholars may now apply for the ESR fellowships in Antwerp, Cologne, The Hague, Graz and Rome until the10th December 2013. All the other ESR fellowships and one ER fellowship at Oxford will soon be open for application too. All fellowships start in April 2014, except for the 4 remaining ER fellowships which will start later according to the start date of the individual research project. The application period is now open! Interested scholars may now apply for the ESR fellowships in Antwerp, Cologne, The Hague, Graz and Rome until the 10th December 2013. All the other ESR fellowships and one ER fellowship at Oxford will soon be open for application too. All fellowships start in April 2014, except for the 4 remaining ER fellowships which will start later according to the start date of the individual research project. Eligibility and Mobility For all recruitments, the eligibility of the researcher will be determined at the time of recruitment and the status of the researcher will not evolve over the life-time of a contract. Early-Stage Researchers must (at the time of recruitment by the host organisation) be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and not yet have a doctoral degree. This is measured from the date when they obtained the degree which would...

Claudio Leonardi Fellowship for Medieval Latin Studies

The Claudio Leonardi Fellowship of the Zeno Karl Schindler Foundation for Medieval Latin Studies has been established to support scholarship in Medieval Latin Studies – in particular, research by young scholars – with a grant-in-aid in honor of Claudio Leonardi (1926-2010), founder and first president of the Società Internazionale per lo Studio del Medioevo Latino (S.I.S.M.E.L.). The grant will allow one scholar (doctoral or postdoctoral candidate) to spend a period of three to six months abroad pursuing research in his/her chosen field with a monthly stipend of 2,000 Swiss francs. In addition, the recipient may make use of an additional subsidy of 3,000 Swiss francs toward the cost of publication of his/her doctoral thesis or postdoctoral research on condition that the printed publication indicates the foundation support (“published with the support of the Zeno Karl Schindler-Stiftung.“) Applications should be submitted (with curriculum vitae, description of the research project, and reason for research abroad) by September 2nd, 2013, via email to: Prof. Jean-Yves Tilliette, Langue et littérature latines médiévales, Université de Genève (Jean-Yves.Tilliette@unige.ch). Applications will then be submitted to the Governing Board of the Zeno Karl Schindler Foundation for evaluation during its fall meeting. The fellowship assignment will be made during the annual S.I.S.M.E.L. General Meeting which will be held on April 12th, 2014. The winner will then be given the opportunity to present a fifteen-minute lecture on his/her research or on particular aspects of his/her doctoral or postdoctoral...

Catalogue des manuscrits enluminés d’origine germanique (BnF, Paris)

Catalogue des manuscrits enluminés d’origine germanique conservés au Département des manuscrits et à la Réserve des Imprimés de la Bibliothèque nationale de France Subventionné Achèvement du catalogue consacré aux manuscrits enluminés et aux incunables d’origine germanique conservés au Département des manuscrits et à la Réserve des Imprimés de la Bibliothèque nationale de France (XVe – XVIIIe siècle) et sa publication, celle-ci devant présenter la description et l’analyse du décor de 186 manuscrits et de 210 imprimés (dont 205 incunables). La parution de l’ouvrage pourrait être marquée par une exposition concernant l’enluminure germanique du Xe au XVIe siècle, en coopération avec d’autres institutions françaises ou étrangères. Domaines ou disciplines concernés Histoire de l’art Ensemble des sciences humaines par la richesse et la diversité des œuvres Impact du programme Travail de recherche, accompagné d’une illustration conséquente, ce type de catalogue est de première utilité aussi bien pour la BnF que pour les bibliothèques françaises et étrangères. Outre la mise en valeur de la production artistique, la présence d’un index iconographique en fin de catalogue offre un aspect complémentaire des bases de données iconographiques existant sur le sujet. Information...