[globaloutlookDH-l] Funded PhD and MA fellowships in medieval/early modern culture and digital humanities

Robinson, Peter peter.robinson at usask.ca
Thu Dec 11 16:14:14 MST 2014

Prospective Masters/Doctoral students on this list might be interested in the following. In the last few years, we have funded several graduate students from the GO::DH community to come to Saskatchewan.
PhD and MA fellowships in medieval/early modern culture and digital humanities: the Canterbury Tales, Medieval Codes, and Textual Communities projects
Council and the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the Department of English at the University of Saskatchewan is inviting applications for four-year PhD and one/two year MA scholarships to work on the following research projects:
• The Canterbury Tales Project (http://www.textualcommunities.usask.ca/web/canterbury-tales)
• The Textual Communities Project (http://www.textualcommunities.usask.ca/)
• The Medieval Codes Project (http://medievalcodes.ca)
Applicants should propose a MA or PhD topic related to some aspect of these projects. Possible topics include, but are not restricted to:
• The manuscripts, incunables, and textual tradition of the Canterbury Tales
• Analysis of large manuscript traditions, including use of mathematical/statistical/phylogenetic methods
• Theory and practice of scholarly editing in the digital age
• The effect of the digital revolution on our models of the humanities, archives and the community
• Digital humanities and scholarly editing/archival collections
• Information structures and features in medieval documents
• Medieval manuscript layout and navigation
Successful candidates will join one of the Canterbury Tales, Textual Communities, or Medieval Codes projects, commencing in September 2015.
Facility with Latin or a modern European language and skills in computing will be particularly valuable, but not essential. We welcome applicants from anywhere in the world. With support from SSHRC and the university, we are able to offer funding towards research travel and training, with scholarship and other support for subsistence during study to qualified students. You will be joining a small but vibrant international cohort, currently including students from Italy, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Mexico.
Please follow the Department of English guidelines for application, which can be found at http://artsandscience.usask.ca/english/graduate. In your cover letter, please specify that you are applying for this position and provide a substantial description of your research interests as they relate to the projects named above.
For more information about these research opportunities, please contact Peter Robinson at peter.robinson at usask.ca<mailto:peter.robinson at usask.ca>, or Yin Liu at yin.liu at usask.ca<mailto:yin.liu at usask.ca>. The deadline for complete applications is January 15, 2015; late applications may be considered if funding is still available.

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