Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies
Doctoral research fellowship in the project Between runes and manuscripts
A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in the project Between runes and manuscripts (Bokstavar mellom runer og manuskript) is available at the Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies (ILN), University of Oslo. The project group is part of a research group for runology and Old Norse and Celtic philology at the ILN. The milieu has several ongoing projects and frequent meetings including both senior and junior researchers.
Between runes and manuscripts is a project funded by The Research Council of Norway, and will start in August 2017. The project will provide a comprehensive study of Roman-alphabet inscriptions from the Norwegian Viking and Middle Ages. Research on early Norwegian text and script history has so far focused on manuscripts and runic inscriptions, and little attention has been given to the Roman-alphabet inscriptions.
The main focus of Between runes and manuscripts is on Norway and inscriptions found there, but with a comparative view to the rest of Scandinavia and The British Isles. The PhD Fellow will contribute to a database of the inscriptions by collecting and registering inscriptions. In addition s/he will do research on a set of inscriptions relevant for the PhD-project. This research will lead to a PhD dissertation, which should focus on one or more of the objectives specified in the main project (see http://www.hf.uio.no/iln/research/projects/between-runes-and-manuscripts/index.html). The start of the PhD period is planned to 1st of September 2017.
During the project period the project leader will arrange three seminars at the University of Nottingham, and the PhD Fellow is expected to take part in this. It is also expected that the PhD Fellow will stay one semester at another university (or equivalent) of relevance for the dissertation. Applicants who have well and documented knowledge in Old Norse and/or Latin, epigraphy (inscriptions with runes and/or Roman-alphabet letters), or have specific knowledge about a relevant type of material, will be given priority.
For more information about the project, please contact project leader Elise Kleivane.
The person appointed will be affiliated with the Faculty's organized research training. The academic work is to result in a doctoral dissertation that will be defended at the Faculty with a view to obtaining the degree of PhD. The successful candidate is expected to join the existing research milieu or network and contribute to its development. Read more about the doctoral degree.
The appointment is for the duration of three years. All PhD Candidates who submit their doctoral dissertation for assessment with a written recommendation from their supervisor within 3 years or 3 ½ years after the start of their PhD position, will be offered, respectively, a 12 or 6 month Completion Grant.
In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on:
Applicants who have recently graduated with excellent results may be given preference.
Applicants must submit the following attachments with the electronic application, preferably in pdf format:
Please note that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language.
Educational certificates, master theses and the like are not to be submitted with the application, but applicants may be asked to submit such information or works later.
Short-listed candidates may be invited for an interview at the University of Oslo.
See also Guidelines for the application assessment process and appointments to research fellowships.
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