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The project Beta maṣāḥǝft : Manuscripts of Ethiopia and Eritrea

PhD scholarship

The scholarship shall be allocated for three years.

The scholarship amounts to the net sum of € 1,250 per month.

It is mandatory that the proposed research topic is consistent with the project goals.

The second project phase places special attention on codicology and manuscript production in Ethiopia and Eritrea, with a particular focus on layout, text arrangement, and text decoration, and the PhD projects are expected to contribute to research in this field.

A degree in Ethiopian studies, Semitic studies, African studies, Theology, Art history, or other related discipline is a necessary requirement. The knowledge of English and of Gəʿəz is expected. The knowledge of Amharic and other Ethiopian, Eritrean and European languages, as well as experience in manuscript cataloguing and digital humanities are an advantage.

The University aims to increase the number of women in research and teaching and explicitly encourages women to apply. Equally qualified female applicants will receive preference in accordance with the Hamburg act on gender equality.

Research is conducted primarily in English, PhD dissertations may be written in English or in German. For any further detail refer to the rules of the doctoral degree regulations for the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Hamburg.

Application file
Applications in German and English :
- Cover letter
- Curriculum Vitae (max. 2 pages)
- Copies of degree certificates
- Letter of motivation (max. 1 page)
- Research topic and outline (max. 2 pages)
- Letter of reference (from your degree supervisor, not older than 6 months)

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Deadline : 14 June 2021

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