Funded PhD in Ancient History, Fribourg (Switzerland)

Posted for Fabienne Marchand

Fully funded PhD position in Ancient History at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland)

A doctoral studentship associated with Old and New Powers: Boiotian International Relations from Philip II to Augustus, a project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation from October 2014 onwards, is currently being advertised at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). Research to be carried out by the doctoral student will explore the relations between Attica and Boiotia from the Archaic period until the middle of the 2nd century BC. Applications from epigraphers are more than welcome as part of the research will involve the study of inscriptions from Boiotia and Attica.

Start date: 1 October 2014
Duration: 1 year, renewable for a total of 4 years
Occupation: Full time
Work place: Fribourg (Switzerland)


  • To carry out research as described above towards a PhD
  • To carry out out occasional research in Greece (fully funded separately)
  • Participation in international conferences


  • M.A. in Ancient History or Classics, or equivalent
  • Knowledge of Ancient Greek; knowledge of Latin desirable
  • Fluency in French or English, and good knowledge of the other language ; knowledge of German desirable
  • Interest in Epigraphy and Archaeology
  • Interest in field work

The successful candidate will also need to meet Swiss immigration requirements.


A dossier, to include the following, should be sent to Dr Fabienne Marchand ( 1 July 2014

  • CV
  • Covering letter
  • Copy of degree
  • Sample of written work (in French or English) such as a published or unpublished article, a chapter of the M.A. thesis, a conference paper.

Further particulars can be obtained from Dr Fabienne Marchand, project P.I. (

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