[Humanist] 24.633 PhD studentship at the Huygens Instituut

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Jan 6 11:59:28 CET 2011

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 633.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Thu, 06 Jan 2011 10:56:24 +0000
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: PhD studentship at the Huygens Instituut (Den Haag)

With effect from April 1, there is a vacancy for a
PhD Position (Promovendus) in Medieval Studies
for 38 hours a week (1,0 fte)

The PhD position will be in the VIDI research programme Marginal 
Scholarship. The Practice of Learning in the Early Middle Ages (c. 
800-c. 1000). The programme is funded by the Netherlands Organisation 
for Scientific Research (NWO) and led by Dr. M.J. Teeuwen. It runs from 
May 2011 to May 2015.

Research programme and projects

The VIDI programme studies the phenomenon of glossed manuscripts in the 
Carolingian period. It sees marginalia as important witnesses of 
scholarly and scientific developments, essential for our understanding 
of intellectual life in early medieval Europe. It proposes three 
interrelated projects to explore the topic from three complementary 
angles, dealing with 1. scholarly genres and their interdependence; 2. 
leading centres of intellectual production and transmission; 3. the 
organisation of learning in a specific collection of manuscripts: the 
collection of Leiden University. The first of these projects will be 
carried out by the PhD researcher, the second by a postdoc researcher, 
the third by the project leader herself. The project will entail 
collecting and describing relevant research materials in the larger 
collections of early medieval manuscripts (the libraries of Munich, 
Paris, the Vatican, etcetera), but also mapping the observations onto 
their intellectual, cultural, and scholarly contexts.


The PhD student is expected to:
--	carry out the proposed research project
--	take part in the activities of the research team
--	present papers at international meetings, submit articles to 
peer-reviewed articles or collective volumes
--	write a dissertation in English
--	co-organise a symposium, and contribute to the publication of its 


The candidates must have:
--	a Master’s degree in Medieval Studies, Classical Languages or an 
equivalent degree relevant to the project;
--	excellent knowledge of Latin, thorough knowledge of disciplines 
relevant to manuscript research (paleography, codicology, good 
manuscript reading skills), proficiency in English, a working knowledge 
of German and French;
--	the ability to conduct independent scholarly research within a team 
setting under supervision;
--	good ICT skills and the willingness to experiment with newly 
developed tools for digital analysis;
--	good communication skills.


The appointment will be available initially for 12 months. Upon positive 
evaluation, it will be extended with another 36 months (full-time). An 
appointment of 0,8 fte with according extension is negotiable. The 
preferred starting date for the project is 1 May 2011. The appointment 
must result in a dissertation at the end of the appointment.


The salary starts at € 2,042.- in the first year and increases to € 
2,612.- in the fourth year, based on a full-time appointment (scale P, 
Collective Agreement for Dutch universities), excluding 8% holiday pay 
and a 8,3% year-end bonus. We offer an extensive package of fringe 


Further information can be obtained from Dr. M.J. Teeuwen, Huygens ING 
(email mariken.teeuwen at huygensinstituut.knaw.nl; phone +31 70 331 5807). 
Please visit the website of the programme at 


Applications for this position (preferably in pdf format) should be sent 
before February 10th to:
  	Bedrijfsbureau Huygens-ING
	attn: Personnel Department
	P.O. Box 95366
	2509 CJ The Hague
	E-mail address: sollicitaties at huygensinstituut.knaw.nl.

Applications should consist of

1. a curriculum vitae;
2. a letter of recommendation;
3. a list of courses followed and a copy of the MA diploma (please 
provide translations of these documents in English or Dutch where 
4. a copy of the MA thesis or a writing sample of it;
6. an extended letter of motivation explaining why the candidates 
consider themselves qualified for conducting this research (max. 1,000 

The Huygens ING is an institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts 
and Sciences (KNAW). It conducts research and makes accessible texts in 
literature & history of science, and conducts research into the history 
of the Netherlands. The Institute has about 100 employees and is located 
in close proximity to the Central Station of The Hague.

Willard McCarty, Professor of Humanities Computing,
King's College London, staff.cch.kcl.ac.uk/~wmccarty/;
Professor, Centre for Cultural Research, University of Western Sydney,
Editor, Humanist, www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist;
Editor, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, www.isr-journal.org.

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