Friday, January 23, 2015

Funded PhD and MA fellowships in scholarly editing, medieval/early modern culture and digital humanities

PhD and MA fellowships in medieval/early modern culture and digital humanities: the Canterbury Tales, Medieval Codes, and Textual Communities projects
Following funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities and Research Council of Canada 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 Textual Communities Project (
•The Medieval Codes Project (
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 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, or Yin Liu at Complete applications should be lodged by 8 February, 2015; late applications may be considered if funding is still available.

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