Vacancy for PhD at LUCAS/LUIH
Faculty of Humanities, Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS) and the Leiden University Institute for History (LUIH) are looking for a PhD in the History and Culture of Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity.
Description of the PhD project
The PhD project is embedded in the newly created ‘History and Culture of Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity’ research field jointly hosted by LUCAS and LUIH. The supervisor is
Professor Jürgen K. Zangenberg (LUCAS and LUIH). The chronological framework of the project ranges from Alexander to Constantine, the geographical covers the predominately Greek- or Latin-speaking regions surrounding the Mediterranean basin.
The successful PhD project will offer a nuanced and innovative case study based on textual and material evidence illustrating how ancient Jewish and/or Christian authors or communities positioned themselves within and interacted with their specific Mediterranean context(s). The dissertation can address questions of identity or community formation as well as the development of ancient Jewish and / or Christian material culture.
Deadline for applications is July 1, 2015.