Graduate and Doctoral fellowships – Universities of Cologne and Bonn

Graduate and Doctoral fellowships – Universities of Cologne and  Bonn

The DFG Research Training Group 1878 (RTG) of the Universities of Cologne and Bonn on the topic of “Archaeology of Pre-Modern Economies” invites applications for two positions of Graduate Fellowship and one Doctoral Scholarship leading to a Ph.D. at the University of Bonn to begin on April 1st, 2017. Applications are welcome in all subjects of the Research Training Group in Bonn. Applications for the fields of Egyptology, Historical Geography and Islamic Archaeology are particularly desirable.

The positions/fellowship are for max. 3 years. The well-supported salary will be according to the official German classification group TV-L 13 (for detailed information please see our website: The Ph.D. scholarship is 1.468 EUR per month.

The RTG studies economic systems and economic spaces of pre-modern societies in terms of their structure, efficiency and dynamics (genesis, transformation processes through to a potential dissolution) as well as to analyse them in interaction with their respective physical geographical, political, societal, religious and cultural conditions. Dissertations will be focused along three broad lines of research, ‘Economic Networks’, ‘Settlement Centres and Their Environs’ and ‘Religious Institutions and House-holds as Economic Units’.

More detailed information can be found at:
The University of Bonn is an equal opportunity employer.

Inquiries in German or English can be sent to RTG spokespeople, Prof. Dr. Martin Bentz ( and Prof. Dr. Michael Heinzelmann (

Applications in German or English should be sent in electronic form by January 15th, 2017 to the RTG spokespeople, Prof. Dr. Martin Bentz and Prof. Dr. Michael Heinzelmann at the following e-mail address: (subject: Bewerbung GRK 1878).

Bourse de doctorat – The Faculty of Arts, Radboud University, Nijmegen

Two fully-funded PhD positions in ancient history

Research project: ‘Constraints and Tradition. Roman power in changing societies’

The Faculty of Arts, Radboud University, Nijmegen (the Netherlands)

The project ‘constraints and tradition’ analyses how traditions influence the ways in which new systems of rule are communicated, contested and accepted in changing societies. Within the project, developments in specific ancient ‘media’ are traced over a long period of time (50BC to AD565) in order to show which traditions formed constraints in presenting Roman power. Findings will be analysed through notions of ‘shared field of experience’ and ‘anchoring’, adapted from communication theory and social psychology.

As PhD within the project, you will analyse your own ‘medium’ and trace chronological and geographical developments. In collaboration with the other researchers in this project, you will further develop the relevant theoretical notions. Alongside writing your PhD, you will also collaborate in research papers with the other researchers, and help organize (international) workshops.

Project 1 analyses developments in Roman central coinage. This was a crucial medium for broadcasting imperial representation. The PhD project pays attention to moments in which emphasis on ‘traditions’ in central coinage changed and on the development of ‘traditional’ messages on coins over time.

Project 2 analyses the ways in which imperial portraiture (busts and statues) emphasised or rejected tradition. Imperial portraits could resemble those of predecessors, or be iconographically innovative. This project will trace which styles or individual rulers were used as example of ‘tradition’, and when (within or between reigns) such role models were employed or disbanded.

For further information contact Prof. Olivier Hekster (Telephone: +31-(0)24 3612289; E-mail: o.hekster AT

The vacancy closes: 29-09-2016 (vacancy number 23.37.16).

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Humanities and Social Sciences 2017-2020 – Princeton University

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Humanities and Social Sciences 2017-2020 – Princeton University


Princeton University Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Humanities and Social Sciences 2017-2020

Application postmark deadline: September 15, 2016


The Princeton Society of Fellows invites applications for three-year postdoctoral fellowships (2017-2020) for recent PhDs (from Jan.1, 2015) in humanities and allied social sciences.

FOUR appointments to pursue research and teach half-time in the following areas: Open discipline; Humanistic Studies; LGBT Studies; Race and Ethnicity Studies.

Annual salary: approx. $84,500.  For eligibility, fellowship and application details, see

Contrat doctoral – Ecole française d’Athènes

Contrat doctoral – Ecole française d’Athènes


Appel à candidatures de l’Ecole française d’Athènes pour un contrat doctoral d’une durée des trois ans à partir de l’année 2016-2017 dans le cadre du dispositif spécifique du MENESR. 

La date limite de dépôt des dossiers de candidature est fixée au 3 mai 2016 (12h00). Les documents devront être envoyés sous format électronique (PDF unique) à l’adresse :

Plus de précisions ici.

Bourses doctorales – Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU), Munich

Bourses doctorales
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU), Munich

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich is one of the leading European universities, with a tradition reaching back more than 500 years. In 2012, the university established the Munich Graduate School for Ancient Studies ‘Distant Worlds’ with the funding of the German Excellence Initiative.

The Graduate School is an interdisciplinary research network that brings together LMU and research institutions in Munich to provide an optimal environment for disciplinary research and the promotion of junior academics in the field of ancient studies. As part of its doctoral study and postdoctoral training programme, the Graduate School combines research from a broad spectrum of disciplines within the field of ancient studies.

 The Graduate School invites applications for the following positions:

10 Doctoral Positions
Salary grade 13 TV-L / 65%
The starting date is 1 April 2016.

The positions are limited until 31 October 2017; the possibility of applying for a one-year extension is currently under consideration and will be decided as of 2016. Each of the positions will be integrated into a junior research group.


In order to qualify for application, candidates must have completed a four-year MA degree (or the equivalent), including a written thesis, in the field of ancient studies with outstanding results. Applicants will need to submit a dissertation proposal. They should demonstrate their openness towards working in an interdisciplinary context as well as an interest in basic theoretical questions.

The School offers the scope for individual academic development and an inspiring research environment.

Applicants with disabilities who possess essentially equal qualifications will be given preference. LMU Munich is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity, and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

For details and further information on the Graduate School ‘Distant Worlds’:

Please submit your complete application in German or English citing the reference number DW-Doc/16-1_your_name at the latest by 25 January 2016 exclusively via email to:

For further questions regarding the doctoral positions, please send an e-mail to Ms Anna Waldschütz at