2 postes de doctorants – Eberhard Karls Universität, Tübingen

2 PhD Positions

starting on 1 July 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter

Both positions are tenable for four years and will expire on 30 June 2019. They will be remunerated according to the German civil service salary scale (TV-L 13, 65 % = ca. 28.000 € minimum annual salary, supplements depending on previous work experience).

Each of the two holders of the post will write a doctoral dissertation, supervised by Prof. Mischa Meier and Prof. Sebastian Schmidt-Hofner. The dissertations will explore the economic foundations of élite power in the Later Roman Empire. More specifically, they will look at the legal mechanisms, social practices and political decisions through which property-owners responded to the broader social and economic transformations of their times and resulting threats to their pre-eminence. One case study deals with the late fourth century, the other with the Justinianic period. The holders of the post will be asked to organize a conference on the theme of sub-project E02. They are also expected to participate at workshops and colloquia hosted by the Collaborative Research Center. For further questions, and in order to obtain a detailed outline of the sub-project, please contact the project leaders by email (see below).

Applicants should have an outstanding Master’s Degree and knowledge of Greek and Latin. In the course of the project, they are expected to acquire an ability to read German, French and Italian scholarly literature and specialist skills in economic, monetary and legal history. A joint degree with another university is possible.

In case of equal qualification and experience physically challenged applicants are given preference. The University of Tuebingen aims at increasing the share of women in research and teaching; female scholars are thus especially encouraged to apply.

The deadline is 15 June 2015. Please send your applications (including CV, degree certificates, confirmation of Latin and Greek language skills and writing samples in a single pdf-file) and two letters of reference by email to:

Prof. Mischa Meier and Prof. Sebastian Schmidt-Hofner
Eberhard Karls Universitaet Tuebingen
Seminar für Alte Geschichte
Wilhelmstrasse 36
D-72074 Tuebingen
mischa.meier@uni-tuebingen.de and sebastian.schmidt-hofner@uni-tuebingen.de

Poste de doctorant – Universités de Cologne et Bonn

Call for Applicants (PhD): 1 doctoral post (TV-L 13, 50%)

At the DFG Research Training Group 1878 of the Universities of Cologne and Bonn on the topic of “Archaeology of Pre-Modern Economies”, 1 doctoral post (TV-L 13, 50%) is to be filled with effect from 01.10.2015.

Applications are welcome in all subjects of the Research Training Group in Cologne. The posts are limited to a 2-year period, with the option to extend by one year following a positive interim evaluation.
Applications in German or English should be sent in electronic form by 30.06.2015 to the RTG spokespeople, Prof. Dr. Martin Bentz and Prof. Dr. Michael Heinzelmann at the following e-mail address: ina.borkenstein@uni-koeln.de (subject: Bewerbung GRK 1878).

Please find here further information: http://www.wirtschaftsarchaeologie.de/en/call-for-applicants/

The Wolfgang Fritz Volbach Fellowship

The Wolfgang Fritz Volbach Fellowship, Mainz

The Wolfgang Fritz Volbach-Fellowship was conceived as a link between the centre of research Mainz and international scholarly work within Byzantine Studies. The fellowship reaches out to foreign fellows with a doctoral degree who work in a field related to the subject of the Leibniz-WissenschaftsCampus: Byzantium between orient and occident. The invitation consists of a one month research residence with full access to libraries, academic infrastructure and participation in interdisciplinary exchange.


The library of the Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum (RGZM) contains c. 170.000 media items and c. 2000 periodicals and is therefore one of the largest and most important specialist libraries on the archaeology of the old world in Europe. Combined with the comprehensive collections of the libraries of the Johannes Gutenberg-University, especially of the area Byzantine Studies at the Institute of History and the department Christian Archaeology and Byzantine History of Art at the Institute for History of Art and Music Science provide excellent conditions for academic work on all aspects of Byzantine culture.

Aside library structures, the collection of the RGZM comprises numerous Byzantine original finds and replicas and the collection of Prince Johann Georg zu Sachsen in the Landesmuseum Mainz (permanent loan of the Institute for History of Art and Music Science), and thus offers reference material for research in archaeology, history of art and material culture.


·         Grant of Euro 2000,- for four weeks residence in Mainz either during the summer or the winter term

·         Free accommodation in the guest house of the RGZM if within the following periods:

         – winter term 2015/16: January 11th – March 6th

         – summer term 2016: May 2nd – June 26th

         – winter term 2016/17: October 24th – December 18th

·         Fellows are invited to present their current research with a paper in the lecture series Byzanz in Mainz.


Application requirements

·         Applicants must possess a doctorate or an equivalent academic degree (e.g. PhD) and have a permanent residency abroad.

·         Applicants are engaged in a research project relevant to the subject of the Leibniz-WissenschaftsCampus Mainz: Byzantium between orient and occident.

·         Applications are always welcome considering the following deadlines:

          – until May 1st 2015 for winter term 2015/16

          – until November 1st for summer term 2016

          – until May 1st 2016 for winter term 2016/17

·         Please send applications via mail to managing director of the Leibniz-WissenschaftsCampus Mainz Dr. Benjamin Fourlas (fourlas(at)rgzm.de) including application form and copies of academic certificates.

Wolfgang Fritz Volbach

The fellowship is named in honour of the important archaeologist and art historian Wolfgang Fritz Volbach († 1988) who was born in Mainz in 1892. He studied History of Art, Classical Archaeology and Medieval History at the universities of Tübingen, Munich, Berlin and Gießen. During his long academic career he significantly influenced research in late antique and Byzantine monuments in Germany. From 1917, for instance, he was employed in the department for Early Christian and Byzantine Art of the Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum in Berlin, from 1930 to 1933 in the function of its director. From 1950 to 1953 he was the co-director of the RGZM, then head of the museum from 1953 to 1958. His studies on Early Christian and Medieval Archaeology and Art crossed traditional disciplinary limitations, a legacy that the Leibniz-WissenschaftsCampus aspires to continue. Volbach co-operated with famous representatives of contemporary Byzantine research, produced numerous catalogues and contributed greatly to the field of fundamental research, in particular.

His activity and academic profile set the foundations for the establishment of Byzantine studies at the RGZM, foundations which prove profitable to his successors until today. He has to be regarded as a pioneer of Byzantine studies in Mainz. Without Volbach, the foundation of the Leibniz-WissenschaftsCampus Mainz: Byzantium between orient und occident under the aegis of the RGZM would not have been possible.

Atelier des doctorants du CEBNHSEE

Atelier des doctorants du CEBNHSEE (ex-Séminaire des doctorants du CEBNHSEE)

  • Bexen Campos Rubilar
  • Paolo Odorico, directeur d’études à l’EHESS
  • Mathieu Panoryia
  • Filippo Ronconi, maître de conférences à l’EHESSCet enseignant est référent pour cette UE

S’il s’agit de l’enseignement principal d’un enseignant, le nom de celui-ci est indiqué en gras.

2e et 4e jeudis du mois de 11 h à 13 h (bât. Le France, 190-198 av de France 75013 Paris), du 13 novembre 2014 au 28 mai 2015. Les 2e jeudis du mois, les séances se dérouleront en salle 527 (5e étage) et les 4e jeudis du mois, en salle 3 (RdC)

L’atelier est conçu comme un espace informel de rencontre et de confrontation pour les doctorants du CEBNHSEE, mais il constitue en même temps un lieu de rencontre ouvert pour tous les doctorants dont les recherches portent sur Byzance. Dans ce cadre, la participation de jeunes chercheurs provenant d’autres laboratoires du CRH et d’autres centres de l’EHESS, mais aussi d’autres institutions (notamment les partenaires du PRES HéSam) est prévue. Chaque séance est centrée sur un sujet de recherche spécifique et se veut un lieu de discussion et d’échange intellectuel entre jeunes chercheurs, à la présence d’un ou plusieurs chercheurs confirmés du CEBNHSEE, qui aura la fonction de stimuler la confrontation et de poser des problèmes d’ordre méthodologique, dans un contexte décontracté.

La structuration de chaque séance est totalement libre, si bien que chaque doctorant pourra donner la forme qu’il préfère à la rencontre dont il est le responsable. Des séances « collectives » pourront aussi bien avoir lieu, où plusieurs doctorants puissent présenter conjointement leurs réflexions sur un sujet commun.

22 janvier 2015 : Filippo Ronconi, « L’utilité de la paléographie et de la philologie dans la compréhension historique de la Renaissance paléologue : questions de méthode »

12 février 2015 : Marie-Elisabeth MITSOU, EHESS, « Représentations du monde byzantin par un faussaire grec du XIXe siècle: Constantin Simonides »

12 mars 2015 : Esther DEHOUX, Université de Lille, « Saints guerriers. Georges, Guillaume, Maurice et Michel dans la France médiévale (XIe – XIIe s.) »

26 mars 2015 : Benoît GREVIN, « Le parchemin des cieux »

Les séminaires ont lieu à L’EHESS de 11 h à 13 h (bât. Le France, 190-198 av de France 75013 Paris). Les 2e jeudis du mois, les séances se dérouleront en salle 527 (5e étage) et les 4e jeudis du mois, en salle 3 (RdC).

Intitulés généraux :

Centre : CRH-CEBNHSEE – Centre d’études byzantines, néo-helleniques et sud-est européennes

Renseignements :

par courriel byzance(at)ehess.fr ou auprès du secrétariat : Delphine Lesieur dlesieur(at)ehess.fr, tél. : 01 49 54 23 35.

Site web : http://byzance.ehess.fr/