PhD Scholarship in Palaeography and Manuscript Studies

A PhD scholarship in palaeography and manuscript studies at King's College London has just been announced for 2013/14. This is not funded by DigiPal but it could certainly involve a project relevant to DigiPal or using the DigiPal framework. 

The full description is below; for further information please contact Julia Crick, Professor of Palaeography and Manuscript Studies. I would also be happy to discuss any possible project as well.


At: King’s College LondonWC2R 2LS

2013/14 PhD programme in Palaeography and Manuscript Studies, King’s College London.

Deadline for applications: 1st July 2013.

To apply: CV, 600-word research proposal, academic transcript, sent to

Applications are now being accepted for a PhD scholarship (value £24,500 to cover fees with the balance payable as a stipend in 12 equal monthly instalments; tenable for a three-year period) to be awarded competitively to a suitably qualified candidate. The applicant will be completing or have completed a Master’s level qualification, will have knowledge of Latin or at least one medieval language, and must have developed a research proposal relating to some aspect of medieval manuscripts and palaeography. Research students in King’s have access to advanced Latin and palaeography training, although it is expected that the successful candidate will have already gained experience of both disciplines.

London boasts unrivalled collections of Western manuscripts, in private as well as public hands, a large concentration of experts on medieval palaeography, numerous research seminars, including the London Palaeography seminar, and the extensive resources of the Senate House Palaeography Room as well as the British Library Manuscripts Reading Room. Postgraduate students at King’s belong to the Centre for Late Antique and Medieval Studies, one of the best-established interdisciplinary centres of its kind in the country, which brings together international scholars working at the forefront of their disciplines, as well as visiting academics from overseas.

Students within Palaeography and Manuscript Studies have the opportunity of co-supervision in a discipline appropriate to their research interests: Classics and Hellenic Studies, Digital Humanities, History, Literature (English, French, German, Occitan, Spanish), Music, or Theology and Religious Studies. Current major research projects hosted at King’s which involve the study of medieval manuscripts include Digipal, Dynamics of the Medieval Manuscript, Medieval Francophone Literature outside France.

For further information please contact Julia Crick, Professor of Palaeography and Manuscript Studies (


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