Call for PhD projects “Sciences of Antiquity”

The following call for PhD proposals might be of interest: it seems to take rather a boring approach to what constitutes a “science”, but where there’s a will, there’s a way!

In 2023, the Sorbonne University Alliance proposes two PhD positions of three years attached to the “Sciences of Antiquity” Initiative (ISAntiq). These positions include a PhD salary, a research budget and are compatible with teaching missions, when requested.
Application calendar
– From January 4th to February 26th 2023: submission of a one to two pages pre-project
– From March 30th to May 1st 2023: PhD candidates submit their applications, including a detailed PhD project (interviews will follow).
Eligibility criteria 
Any project involving direct knowledge of at least one ancient language of the Mediterranean world (Egyptian, Greek, Latin, Semitic languages, etc.) and the methodological tools of at least two disciplines (history, literature, art history, archaeology and philosophy, as well as philology, epigraphy, papyrology, paleography or numismatics) constitutes a priority axis for the “Sciences of Antiquity” Initiative (ISAntiq).
Particular attention will be paid to co-supervised projects, especially with foreign partners.
Projects that do not require knowledge of an ancient language, but are based on approaches that cross disciplines within the humanities or that combine humanities and exact sciences (such as archaeology and chemistry, digital humanities or computation) may also be submitted.
PhD dissertations may be written in French or English.
Candidates are encouraged to contact their potential supervisors as soon as possible.
contact: Pr. Alessandro Garcea 
ISAntiq institutional website: 
ISAntiq youtube website: 
Alessandro Garcea

Prof. Alessandro GARCEA (il/lui)
Littérature latine et histoire des textes

Institut de Latin
1 rue Victor Cousin | 75005 Paris