Call for Applicants (PhD): two positions of Graduate Fellowship and one Scholarship

Call for Applicants (PhD): two positions of Graduate Fellowship and one Scholarship

The DFG Research Training Group 1878 of the Universities of Bonn and Cologne on the topic of ‘Archaeology of Pre-Modern Economies’ invites applications for two positions of Graduate Fellowship leading to a Ph.D. and one Doctoral Scholarship at the University of Bonn to begin on April 1st, 2017.

Applications are welcome in all subjects of the Research Training Group in Bonn. Applications for the fields of Egyptology, Historical Geography and Islamic Archaeology are particularly desirable.

The positions/fellowship are for 3 years. The well-supported salary will be according to the official German classification group TV-L 13 (for detailed information please see our website:
The Ph.D. scholarship is 1.468 EUR per month.

The RTG studies economic systems and economic spaces of pre-modern societies in terms of their structure, efficiency and dynamics (genesis, transformation processes through to a potential dissolution) as well as to analyse them in interaction with their respective physical geographical, political, societal, religious and cultural conditions. Dissertations will be focussed along three broad lines of research, ‘Economic Networks’, ‘Settlement Centres and Their Environs’ and ‘Religious Institutions and Households as Economic Units’.

More detailed information can be found at:

The University of Bonn is an equal opportunity employer.

Inquiries in German or English can be sent to RTG spokespeople, Prof. Dr. Martin Bentz () and Prof. Dr. Michael Heinzelmann ().

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