Expressions of Interest – PhD Scholarship in Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts.

Deadline 22 February 2010.

Expressions of Interest are called for, for a three year full-time Ph.D scholarship at The University of Melbourne in connection with an ARC Linkage Grant administered by the University of Melbourne and to be conducted in partnership with the State Library of Victoria. The grant: Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Australia: researching and relating Australia’s manuscript holdings to new technologies and new readers will begin in March, 2010. It involves research on the manuscripts in Australian collections, the digitisation of the Victorian holdings and research findings.

The successful applicant for the Ph.D scholarship related to this project will be required to research a doctoral topic that is related to the objective of the grant.  Ideally they should have some training and experience in medieval manuscript studies. The topic may reflect a variety of interests including: medieval and Renaissance art history, provenance studies, codicology, palaeography, or conservation. It should involve the study of particular manuscripts or manuscript genres directly relevant to Australian holdings and their relationship with overseas counterparts.  The Ph.D applicant must also have the qualifications necessary for the University of Melbourne PhD program (see website:

Expressions of interest should be accompanied by a current CV and names of two referees.

Expressions of interest to be submitted to Professor Emeritus Margaret Manion, the Chief Investigator of the project.

Contact details:


Phone: +61 3 9347 1868  or 0419 374 647

Responses should be sent by 22 February, 2010