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Postdoctoral fellowships in the Dept of Classics & Ancient History at Warwick

The Dept of Classics and Ancient History, University of Warwick invites outstanding early career postdoctoral researchers to contact us with a view to applying for postdoctoral research fellowships (details below). Our Dept has particular interest in hosting researchers working within areas relevant to our research clusters:

· Ancient Literature and Thought

· Ancient Numismatics

· Ancient Spaces

· Classical Epigraphy

· Connecting Classics

· Medical Humanities and Greco-Arabic Studies

Recent research projects include ‘The Materiality of Graeco-Roman Festivals’; ‘Token Communities in the Ancient Mediterranean’; ‘Rome and the Coinages of the Mediterranean’; ‘Ashmolean Latin Inscriptions Project’; ‘A literary history of medicine: the best accounts of the classes of physicians by Ibn Abi Usaybi`ah (d. 1270)’. Early career researchers at Warwick have many opportunities to receive professional training, to apply for internal funding to support the organisation of research events, and to work in a stimulating interdisciplinary research environment. Our Dept was recently assessed as 3rd in the UK for Research Excellence in Classics: www.timeshighereducation.com/news/ref-2021-classics.

To discover more about the Dept’s research interests and to identify a potential mentor:

https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/classics/research/

Please check carefully the criteria for eligibility for each scheme before contacting us.

Please first contact a potential mentor in the Dept and then send the following to Prof. Alison Cooley, Director of Research (a.cooley@warwick.ac.uk):

· 2-page outline of proposed project

· Academic curriculum vitae

These schemes are all extremely competitive. The Dept will select the strongest and most suitable applicants for support, but regrets that it will be unable to support every applicant.

European Commission MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships 2022 (2 years)

https://marie-sklodowska-curie-actions.ec.europa.eu/calls/msca-postdoctoral-fellowships-2022Link opens in a new window

Deadlines: Monday 15th August for contacting the Dept: potential applications will then be sifted by the Dept’s Research Committee; 14th September 2022 application deadline.

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship (3 years)

Please be aware that applicants can only apply to this scheme once during the three years following the award of your PhD.

https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/funding/postdoctoral-fellowships/Link opens in a new window

Deadlines: 1st September for contacting the Dept. Stage one outline application deadline: 12th October 2022.

Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship (3 years)

https://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/early-career-fellowshipsLink opens in a new window

Deadlines: 1st December for contacting the Dept. Application deadline expected during February 2023.

Newton International Fellowships (British Academy) (2 years)

www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/funding/newton-international-fellowships/

Deadlines: 1st December for contacting the Dept. Application deadline expected during March 2023.


WCN awarded WIE Collaboration and Co-production fund to develop relationship with Warwickshire Museums

The WCN are proud to announce that Dr Grigsby has secured £3000 from the WIE to undertake a project to strengthen the relationship between the Dept of Classics and Warwickshire Museum. The money will be used to develop an engagement project on the Roman coin hoards displayed at Market Hall Museum.


New book on Galen's Treatise On Simple Drugs

A special issue of Archives Internationales d'Histoire des Sciences on the interpretation and transmission of Galen's treatise On simple drugs. Guest editors: Caroline Petit (Warwick), Matteo Martelli (Bologna), Lucia Raggetti (Bologna).

The volume explores the fate of Greek text across time, languages and cultures. It arises from a BA-Leverhulme-funded project, 'Rethinking Ancient Pharmacology' and a conference at the BSR in 2017.


Classics Departmental Bursaries for Post-Graduate Study

Applications are now open for Departmental bursaries towards PG study (Research and Taught) in Classics. The competition is open to all offer-holders at PG level and the deadline for applying is Monday 12 April 2021. Please write a letter of application explaining why you think you deserve a bursary. Applications are ranked on academic merit but we take into account any special circumstances you may have.


Congratulations to Dr Caroline Petit!

We are delighted to announce that Dr Caroline Petit has been awarded the prestigious Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany.

The award recognises Dr Petit’s excellent academic achievements, and she will be invited to carry out a new research project of her choosing in collaboration with colleagues in Germany.

Dr Petit’s research interests lie in the textual transmission, translation and interpretation of ancient medical texts. This includes the many ways they have been appropriated up to modern times.

Her recent projects include ‘Medical Prognosis in Late Antiquity’ (Wellcome Trust University Award, 2013-2018) and ‘Rethinking Ancient Pharmacology' (British Academy - Leverhulme 2017-2019).

In 2019 she was awarded the prestigious Médaille de Chénier by the French Académie des Inscriptions et des Belles Lettres for her recent book on the Greek physician and philosopher Galen of Pergamum (Galien de Pergame ou la rhétorique de la Providence. Médecine, littérature et pouvoir à Rome, Brill 2018). This medal is a distinction awarded only to one scholar every five years in recognition of outstanding scholarship in ancient Greek.

Find out more about Dr Petit’s research.


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