PhD project available at ITSEE

Posted on Wednesday 19th December 2012

As part of the COMPAUL project we are interested in recruiting a doctoral researcher to investigate manuscripts of the epistles in Greek which include a commentary pieced together from early Christian authors ("catena manuscripts"). The expectation is that the candidate will produce an edition of at least one of the catenae, with particular attention to its biblical text. The project is based in ITSEE, the Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing, in the School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion at the University of Birmingham.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate excellent language skills in biblical Greek. Experience of working with manuscripts would be beneficial. It will be an advantage if a candidate has prior research experience and has completed (or is in the process of completing) a Master's degree in a related area.

Interested candidates are invited to contact the project supervisor Dr Hugh Houghton by email, attaching a CV. The deadline for enquiries is 2nd February 2013. However, candidates from the UK and EU may also wish to apply for the University of Birmingham's AHRC funding, which has a deadline of 28th January 2013 (see here). The start date will be in the autumn of 2013; this is a full-time project of 3 years' duration. It is expected that a bursary will be available which will contribute towards living expenses, but candidates may have to pay their own fees. The exact amount of the bursary remains to be confirmed.
Some more information on the project may be found at

This project is also advertised on the FindAPhD database, here.