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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.


International workshop 7-8 July 2022: Malleable Texts, Fluid Authorships: Galenic Medicine and Late Antiquity.

Organisers: Dr. Caroline Petit (Warwick/HU) and Prof. Dr. Philip van der Eijk (HU)

Research on ancient pharmacological texts has increased dramatically in recent years. Several important projects and doctoral theses are underway, promising to deliver ground-breaking results in the next decade. In this scholarly context, various projects at the Humboldt-Universität and the university of Warwick seem to address converging questions on the changing nature of pharmacological texts across time and space. Authorship becomes more fluid, with the same text receiving various attributions; texts undergo changes of size, ordering, format, as they get adapted for new audiences. As texts become repackaged, manuscripts and papyri offer privileged evidence of those changes. Early translations of Greek works into Latin, Syriac and then Arabic result in epitomes and other reworked, shortened texts. Yet the transmission of ancient Greek pharmacology is often made difficult to apprehend due to missing links and medieval, fragmentary evidence. This workshop therefore proposes to offer complementary perspectives on those shifts, through communications on Greek, Latin and Arabic evidence. Themes that will be addressed include language, style, authorship, dating, transmission, manuscripts.

This workshop is supported by the Collaborative Research Center ‘Episteme in Motion’ (SFB 980), the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation, the Humboldt-Universität Berlin, the Freie Universität Berlin and the University of Warwick. It is hosted by the project ‘Galen of Pergamum: The Transmission, Interpretation and Completion of Ancient Medicine’ of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences.


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