[Humanist] 24.633 PhD studentship at the Huygens Instituut
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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:
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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