Doctoral Studentship Opportunities in epigraphic and papyrological studies, Faculty of Classics, University of Oxford
Applications are being sought for funded doctoral scholarships at the University of Oxford on specified topics, across various disciplines, as part of a Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Centre on the theme of Publication beyond Print.
The Leverhulme Doctoral Centre will challenge the dominance of the printed word in the study of human culture and society, by examining other media used before, alongside and after print. It will question the assumptions that self-expression, political community and intellectual progress are best served by printing. To do so, it will range across both historical media (some still in use), such as inscriptions and handwriting, and new digital media. In this way, it will ask how past methods of publication without print help us to understand future ones, and how emerging technology helps us to think about cultural history. It will bring students of communication into dialogue across differences of time, language, discipline and technology, from the humanities to social sciences.
For admission from October 2018, ten topics are offered for study. Of those ten, five will be funded this year, depending on the applications received. Three topics are specifically in the field of classical epigraphy and papyrology, with a strong emphasis upon the role of digital publication and digital tools:
- From pre-print to post-print: transformations in (the study of) epigraphic culture project to work specifically on epigraphic culture in Sicily and its publication, exploiting the I.Sicily dataset)
- Publication and Public Space in Ancient Greece (a project exploring what kind of political community – if any – is conveyed by the public inscriptions of ancient beyond Athens)
- ‘Publication’, papyri, and literary texts: process and presentation (a project to bring together and exploit the evidence for authors’ and readers’ perspectives on publication)
For information on how to apply (deadline 9 March 2018), please see the Leverhulme Doctoral Centre website at: https://www.humanities.ox.ac.uk/publication-beyond-print-leverhulme-doctoral-centre