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Fully-funded D.Phil studentship in Medieval German available at St Edmund Hall

Monday, 9 February 2015

We are delighted to announce this funding opportunity for a candidate wishing to join the College in October 2015, to work on their D.Phil in medieval German literature or linguistics with our Professor of German, Henrike Lähnemann. The studentship has been created by the University of Oxford to mark Henrike’s appointment as the new Chair in German Medieval Literature and Linguistics.

The successful candidate will receive £20,000 per annum for three years and it is expected that they would want to focus on a field related both to Henrike’s research interests and to the specific strength of Oxford German medieval studies, i.e. the relationship of Latin and vernacular, manuscript studies, editing, devotional writing or visual culture.

An interest in interdisciplinary areas such as History of the Book or Digital Humanities would be a further advantage. The studentship award can be held in conjunction with other sources of funding. Given the level of funding, it is expected that applicants would be normally resident in the E.U., though others are not excluded from applying.

Henrike is currently supervising graduate students on a range of topics, from History of the Book to mysticism, and from Middle Low German to early modern bilingualism, and she is happy to consider requests for supervision over the medieval and early modern period, especially projects with focus on manuscript studies, the intersection of visual and textual culture and Latin-German bilingual writing.

There is a very well-established, lively community for graduate students in Oxford which includes regular colloquia and exchanges with Bonn, Freiburg, Fribourg and Geneva. The successful candidate would also be a member of St Edmund Hall’s Middle Common Room, which is both a welcoming shared social space and a friendly student body that organises a wide range of activities (from academic seminars to wine-tasting events!) and offers support to the College’s graduate community. St Edmund Hall has around 300 graduate students, studying a wide range of disciplines, as well as just over 400 undergraduates.

The deadline for applications is Friday 15 March 2015.

Find out more (including how to apply)