University of Exeter, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Centre for Medical History and Department of Classics and Ancient History

Wellcome Trust funded PhD Studentships
We are looking to appoint two fully funded three-year PhD studentships as
part of the Centre for Medical History, Wellcome Trust Strategic Award.
Successful applicants will explore the treatises of Galen; their impact from the
Classical to the Early Modern Period; and their publication and dissemination in
England before 1800 in both learned languages and English translations.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified students for:

1. A studentship in editing and translating Galen (advanced knowledge of
Greek is essential)

2. A studentship in the use and publication of Galen in early modern England
(advanced knowledge of Latin is essential; knowledge of the period desirable
but not essential)

The studentships include fees at the Home/EU rate and a living allowance of
£18,053 in the first year, rising to £21,321 in the third.

The first project will be led by Professor John Wilkins in the Department of
Classics and Ancient History, and the second by Dr Jonathan Barry in the
Centre for Medical History.

Candidates should have a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Degree
and Masters Degree in an appropriate discipline.

For further information or informal enquiries about the studentships, please
contact Professor John Wilkins ([email protected]) or Dr Jonathan Barry
([email protected]).

Please send a copy of your CV, with the names and addresses of three
referees, plus a brief statement outlining your academic interests and reasons
for wishing to undertake this research project to Claire Keyte
([email protected]).

The deadline for applications is Friday 27th February 2009

The Centre for Medical History was established in 1998 and has been directed
by Joseph Melling and Mark Jackson successively. The Centre has an excellent
reputation for international research and is enthusiastically supported by
colleagues from five departments within the School of Humanities and Social
Sciences as well as sister Schools around the University. Its research profile
is extremely high, having succeeded in securing Strategic Awards from the
Wellcome Trust for two five-year periods. The present studentships form part
of the second such award (2008-13) and the successful candidates will
contribute to a thriving postgraduate culture in the Centre, which includes its
long-standing MA in Medical History (again supported by studentships from the
Wellcome Trust and the University). Postgraduates are actively encouraged
to organise their own seminar series and workshops as well as participating in
those of the Centre.

The Department of Classics and Ancient History at Exeter is one of the largest
and most successful in the country, with research in this area rated as third
best among UK universities. The 2008 Research Assessment Exercise rates
90% of Classics and Ancient History research to be of international quality.