Ana Kotarcic, who obtained her PhD in Classics from St Andrews in 2015, has been awarded an FWO [Pegasus]2 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship. Ana will use this three-year fellowship, running from 2017 to 2020, to pursue a research project on Aristotle and language at the Centre for the Historiography of Linguistics at KU Leuven, Belgium.
Congratulations to Christopher Smith who has just been awarded a three-year Leverhulme Major Research fellowship from October 2017 to work on a book project entitled ‘The Roman Kings: A Study in Archaeology, History and Power’.
Christopher has been on secondment as Director of the British School at Rome since October 2009: we are looking forward to welcoming him back to the School next year.
Applications are invited for Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships (ECF) at the School of Classics, St Andrews. This scheme aims to provide career development opportunities for those who are at a relatively early stage of their academic careers, but who have a proven record of research. The expectation is that Fellows should undertake a significant piece of publishable work during their tenure, and that the Fellowships should lead to a more permanent academic position. More information about the scheme can be found on the Leverhulme Trust website.
The School’s internal deadline for applications is 15th December. All potential applicants are encouraged to contact Roger Rees to find out more about the application and the selection procedure.
Congratulations to Jon Hesk, who has been awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship for 2016-17, to work on his latest book project, entitled Intellectual and deliberative virtue from Homer to Aristotle: an archaeology.
In Jon’s words:
“The sciences have revealed that our decisions are much less grounded in ‘rationality’ and much more susceptible to biases of perception and errors of calculation than we commonly imagine. I will show that ancient Greek poets, orators and intellectuals were startlingly aware of these vulnerabilities. And they developed a notion of ‘intellectual and deliberative virtue’ in response. My ‘archaeology’ of this notion works backwards from Aristotle’s explicit taxonomy of theoretical and practical wisdom to Homer’s astute advisers and headstrong heroes. It unearths the story of how Greek epic, drama, historiography, rhetoric and philosophy can teach us to be better decision-makers.”
Tosca Lynch, who obtained her PhD in Classics from St Andrews in 2013 and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for the Study of Ancient Culture at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna, has been awarded a prestigious Junior Research Fellowship in Classics at Jesus College Oxford. Tosca will use the fellowship, which will run from 2016 to 2019, to pursue a research project on the importance of both the practice and the idea of music in the tragedies of Euripides. The School of Classics congratulates Tosca warmly on this outstanding success.