PhD Student at University of Ghent

University of Ghent is offering PhD position. This fellowship is available for all students around the world. The deadline for applying is October 26, 2018.

Applicants are invited to apply for a full-time, four-year fellowship to study communicative variation in the area of ‘material aspects of writing’. From a material point of view, too, writing displayed extensive variation: for example, writers had the choice between various writing materials (papyrus, but also potsherd, wood, linen, leather and parchment), and could opt for two types of document format, (the 'horizontal' vs. the 'vertical' format). As a PhD candidate, you will investigate which social role such material aspects of writing had to play, or, in other words, to what extent they can be considered 'semiotic resources'.

For further information, see
- Applicants are expected to hold a master's degree in Classics or in a related discipline (e.g. Ancient History or Linguistics).
- In order to be eligible, applicants must have obtained their degree at the time of application or demonstrate convincingly that they will have that degree in hand by the end of 2018.
- Applicants should be fluent in English, and have good reading skills of the other languages relevant to the field (German, French, Italian).
- two letters of recommendation, and

Applicants are invited to submit these documents (preferably one pdf-file) to Klaas.Bentein@UGent.Be.

The deadline for submission is October 26, 2018. A selected number of applicants will be invited for an interview in Ghent on November 19, 2018.

The starting date is January 7, 2018, or soon after. For inquiries, please contact prof. dr. Klaas Bentein at the above-mentioned e-mail address.


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