Employment: PhD Scholarship in Palaeography and Manuscript Studies, KCL

Deadline: 1 July 2013

King’s College London, WC2R 2LS, 2013/14 PhD programme in Palaeography and Manuscript Studies, King’s College London. To apply: CV, 600-word research proposal, academic transcript, sent to Michael.Broderick@kcl.ac.uk.

Applications are now being accepted for a PhD scholarship (value £24,500 to cover fees with the balance payable as a stipend in 12 equal monthly instalments; tenable for a three-year period) to be awarded competitively to a suitably qualified candidate. The applicant will be completing or have completed a Master’s level qualification, will have knowledge of Latin or at least one medieval language, and must have developed a research proposal relating to some aspect of medieval manuscripts and palaeography. Research students in King’s have access to advanced Latin and palaeography training, although it is expected that the successful candidate will have already gained experience of both disciplines.

London boasts unrivalled collections of Western manuscripts, in private as well as public hands, a large concentration of experts on medieval palaeography, numerous research seminars, including the London Palaeography seminar, and the extensive resources of the Senate House Palaeography Room as well as the British Library Manuscripts Reading Room. Postgraduate students at King’s belong to the Centre for Late Antique and Medieval Studies, one of the best-established interdisciplinary centres of its kind in the country, which brings together international scholars working at the forefront of their disciplines, as well as visiting academics from overseas.

Students within Palaeography and Manuscript Studies have the opportunity of co-supervision in a discipline appropriate to their research interests: Classics and Hellenic Studies, Digital Humanities, History, Literature (English, French, German, Occitan, Spanish), Music, or Theology and Religious Studies. Current major research projects hosted at King’s which involve the study of medieval manuscripts include DigipalDynamics of the Medieval ManuscriptMedieval Francophone Literature outside France.

For further information please contact Julia Crick, Professor of Palaeography and Manuscript Studies (Julia.Crick@kcl.ac.uk)

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