Lecturer in Latin and Palaeography, University of Kent

Lecturer in Latin and Palaeography (Teaching and Scholarship Focused)

University of Kent

Application deadline: 16th May 2016

Ref HUM0698
Location Canterbury
Job Type Academic
Contract Type Fixed Term
Salary Type Per Annum
Salary (£) 32600 – 46414
  • HUM0698, Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Closing Date: 16 May 2016
  • £32,600 – £46,414 pro rata per annum
  • Part-time 22.75 hours per week for a three year fixed term

Do you have the ability to teach Latin and palaeography and the commitment to contribute to the work of our vibrant Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies?

In this teaching and scholarship focused lectureship role, you will teach and convene postgraduate modules in Latin in collaboration with colleagues in Classical and Archaeological Studies, and in Palaeography, as well as input into curriculum development in these areas.

To succeed in this role, you will need:

  • a PhD or equivalent in a relevant discipline
  • sufficient breadth or depth of specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop teaching programmes and the provision of learning support
  • the ability to teach a range of Latin and palaeography modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels
  • a willingness to contributing fully and flexibly to the community of the Centre

This is a three year fixed term position, and a part-time contract of 0.65, amounting to 22.75 hours per week.

If you have the skills and experience we are looking for, this is a great opportunity to develop your career within a stimulating and supportive environment.

The University of Kent is one of the country’s leading academic institutions producing world-class research, rated internationally excellent and leading the way in many fields of study. It is among the best universities in the world according to the QS World Rankings 2015-16 and has been shortlisted for University of the Year by both the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards 2015 and the Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016.

The Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies was founded in 1996 for the promotion and facilitation of research in the Medieval and Early Modern periods. Our 30+ teaching staff are drawn from English, History, Architecture, Classics and Archaeology, History and Philosophy of Art, and the Canterbury Archaeological Trust. They have a wide range of research interests, many of which cross traditional disciplinary boundaries.

Further Information

  • Start date for applications: 15 April 2016
  • Closing date for applications: 16 May 2016

Interviews are to be held: week commencing 30 May 2016 (date to be confirmed)

Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact Teresa Bubb, Resourcing Adviser, at T.C.Bubb@kent.ac.uk.

Please note – applications must be made via the University’s online application system. You will be required to fill in the main details section of the application form as well as upload your CV and a summary document. Your summary should provide clear evidence and examples demonstrating where you meet the essential criteria for the post. We recommend a maximum of 4 x A4 sides for this document.

CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

If you are invited for an interview, we will request references for you at that stage.

For more details or to apply, click here.


Training – 2017 Winter Program: Greek Palaeography and Codicology‏

2017 Winter Program: Greek Palaeography and Codicology‏

American Academy in Rome

9th-20th January  2017

Application deadline: 15th May 2016

With the kind collaboration of the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican Library, BAV), from 9 to 20 January 2017, the American Academy in Rome will offer its second winter course in Greek Paleography and Codicology. The two curators of Greek manuscripts at the BAV, Dr Timothy Janz and Dr András Németh, together with Prof. Niels Gaul of the University of Edinburgh, will teach the course and supervise manuscript research. The two-week course will introduce participants to various aspects of manuscript studies and offer an interactive dialogue between theory and practice.

In collaboration with the Vatican Library

Reading classes in small groups will familiarize the participants with different forms of Greek script through sight-reading practice. A special feature of this course will be the extensive library visits at the Vatican Library, which will enable each student to improve individual research skills according to given criteria, with the aid of the tutors. Seminars on the history of Greek script and on codicology will address theoretical and practical aspects of the study of Greek manuscripts, while discussion sessions will offer a chance to share research experience within the group and to discuss various problems of theory and practice based on experience at the Library.

Several evening lectures by specialists will complete the course, including Msgr. Paul Canart of the Vatican Library.

Applications from graduate and postgraduate students of Classics, History, Theology/Religious Studies, and Byzantine Studies are welcome. Students from Italian and European institutions are most welcome. The course will be taught in English. Prior knowledge of Greek is essential. Applications should include a CV, a letter of intent specifying Greek language experience, research topic, and explaining the applicant’s need for training in paleography and codicology.


Tuition: 500 euro

Housing: Housing is available at the American Academy for those who require it:

Shared room with shared bathroom: 450–550 euro for two weeks

Single room with shared bathroom: 770 euro for two weeks

Room availability cannot be guaranteed and applicants should indicate their need for housing in their application.

Meals: Meals can be purchased at the Academy for 15 euro for lunch, and 27 euro for dinner. Meals are not included in the costs of the program.

Please send application materials to paleography@aarome.org.

GEM – Forum Schedule Spring 2015

Schedule poster

The sessions of the GEM Forum for spring 2015 have been scheduled as follows:

  • 28th January 2015 Documentary screening Debtocracy (2011)
  • 4th February 2015 Yannis Stamos, ‘Aristos Kambanis and To Neon Kratos (1937-1941)’; chair: Siren Çelik
  • 11th February 2015 Michael Saxby, ‘Coin design: Masterly tool or false representation?’; chair: Wei-sheng Lin
  • 25th February 2015 Onur Usta, ‘Rebellion, Locusts and Nomadic Aggression: The decline in agricultural production and population in the Ayntab region: 1608-1612’; chair: Jeff Brubaker
  • 4th March 2015 Documentary screening Smyrna: The destruction of a cosmopolitan city, 1900-1922 (2012); chair: Yanis Tzortzis
  • 11th March 2015 Evangelia Yfantidou, ‘Equestrian portraits in Western and Eastern Mediterranean during the 11th century’; chair: Tom Markiewicz
  • 18th March 2015 Dimitirs Lamprakis, ‘Introduction to Ottoman Palaeography: Some preliminary remarks on population census methods (17th-19th centuries)’; chair: Onur Usta
  • 25th March 2015 Documentary screening 1821 (2011)

Time and location for all sessions are: 5:15 PM The Whitting Room (Arts 436), University of Birmingham.