Ancient Athens at War

This Earmarked Scholarship project is aligned with a recently awarded Category 1 research grant. It offers you the opportunity to work with leading researchers and contribute to large projects of national significance.

Supervisor – Associate Professor David

This category-1 PhD position will launch a stunning research career. This opportunity is open to all-interested students anywhere in the world. It is fully funded. The total value of this ARC-generated position is 152,000€ / £127,000 / $AU253,000.

You will join a large international team of leading Greek historians under the direction of Professor Ian Worthington (Macquarie University [Sydney]) and Associate Professor David M. Pritchard (The University of Queensland [Brisbane]). Our project is funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC). The project (grant no. DP200101253) aims to transform our understanding of ancient Athens from c. 630 to 321 BC.

As the Chief Investigators of this ARC project we are especially looking for a first-rate doctoral researcher to study Athenian politics and warfare before 508 BC. This would be your chance to adjudicate the famous Frost–Van Wees debate and to write the book on archaic Athens. We would also be interested in considering research proposals about politics and warfare in Athens after 508 BC.

Preferred educational background

Applications will be judged on a competitive basis taking into account the applicant's previous academic record, publication record, honours and awards, and employment history.

This is a truly international search. There are no citizenship restrictions on applicants. The basic requirement is a BA Hons or MPhil in Ancient History or Classics. Formal training in classical Greek and a reading knowledge of French and/or German would be big advantages. You will write your PhD thesis under the direct supervision of David Pritchard at the University of Queensland in Brisbane (Australia).

*The successful candidate must commence by Research Quarter 2, 2021. You should apply at least 3 months prior to the research quarter commencement date. International applicants may need to apply much earlier for visa reasons.

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