Interdisciplinary Research Project at the University of Cologne

Application deadline: July 15, 2016

The Institute for Classical Studies at the Faculty of Arts and Literature at University of
Cologne invites applications for a Ph.D. position with a weekly working time of 29,87 hours (75% position)
in the interdisciplinary research project “Ancient representations in North Africa as forms of
Late Antique and postcolonial knowledge production.”  Initial contract is limited for 3 years.
Starting time will be October 01, 2016. The salary is based on the German E13 TV-L scale
if terms and conditions under collective bargaining law are fulfilled.

The planned PhD-project will be part of an interdisciplinary project, which comprises two
different perspectives on North Africa. The first will be a modern philological and cultural
theory perspective on North-African texts (in French), the second a Classical Philological
approach analyzing and commenting late antique Latin texts on the north-African church
father St. Augustine.

Starting from the question of memory and re-appropriation in cultural discourses in antiquity
and in modern times, the research project will elucidate the special function of these
representations (for instance of the personality of Saint Augustine) in their respective era.
The study concerned here aims at a philological analysis and commentary on the late
antique Life of St. Augustin, but will also involve an in-depth study of the discursive
strategies of the North African reception of Antiquity in an attempt to understand its
historical and cultural impact on the author’s present environment and society.

The doctoral candidate will graduate at the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of
Cologne in the field of Latin Philology.

Application requirements:

A Master in Classical Studies /Latin Philology including a demonstrated interest in Late
Antiquity and a working knowledge of French. Expertise in other disciplines such as
Comparative Literature and Romance language are welcome but not a precondition.
The application requires the following documents: detailed curriculum vitae with specific
information about your scholarly interests, a letter of motivation (a letter of reference by a
university teacher is welcome; it can be sent separately), a transcript of records and a
certified copy of the diploma. We expect an intrinsic motivation for the project and the wish
to cooperate and communicate with colleagues from other disciplines.

The University of Cologne wishes to increase the proportion of its female staff together with
the compatibility of family and career and beyond that wishes to maintain a long lasting
family-friendly environment. The University encourages women as well as candidates who
have children to apply.

Please send your application by the date of July 15th 2016 (post mark) to:

Prof. Dr. Anja Bettenworth

Universität zu Köln

Institut für Altertumskunde

Albertus Magnus Platz

50923 Köln

Germany
 

You can also apply via e-mail to abettenworth@uni-koeln.de (only one document in .pdf format).

The selection interviews are expected to take place at the end of July 2016. Please note
that travel costs or other costs which may arise in connection with the application or the
interviews cannot be reimbursed.

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As we all contend with the unprecedented challenges presented by the COVID-19 Coronavirus, I want to start by highlighting a gratifying fact: the indispensable expert and voice of reason, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, majored in Classics as an undergraduate at Holy Cross!  This is a timely and inspiring reminder that Classics majors go on to distinguish themselves in many different careers and to perform many kinds of vital service.

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Please see the following on access to digital resources during COVID-19:

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Results and materials from the Classics tuning project we've mentioned in prior newsletters are now available publicly. See the below press release from the project's authors for full details:

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You can read this newest publication in our online book format here: https://classicalstudies.org/careers-classicists-undergraduate-edition

We'd like to thank Adriana Brook, Eric Dugdale, and John Gruber-Miller for doing so much work in putting this volume together. The print version of "Careers" will be available in a few months, and will be one of several benefit choices for departmental membership.

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Dear Members, 

As of Friday March 13, 2020, SCS staff will be working remotely until further notice. We have taken this step in order to comply with the current policies of NYU, our host institution. Fortunately, we expect there to be little disruption to our operations. You can still do the following online:

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