Sunday, 5 June 2011

post-doctoral translation opportunities

One or two translation-related postdoctoral opportunities overseen on the web:

1) APGRD Research Associate (French Translations of Greek and Roman Drama) 

Faculty of Classics, University of Oxford

Applications are invited for the above one-year, full-time, fixed-term postdoctoral Research Associate position, attached to the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama’s (APGRD) ‘Translating Greek and Roman Drama’ research project, funded by grants from the Mellon Foundation and the John Fell Fund of the University of Oxford from 1 September 2011 to 31 August 2012. The project is based at the APGRD, Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles’, Oxford OX1 3LU. The postholder will provide research assistance to the Principal Investigator, Dr Fiona Macintosh (Director of the APGRD), and will work towards the creation of an online searchable database of all translations of ancient plays into French from the early modern period to the present, in France and in all francophone countries.

Applicants must have a doctorate in an appropriate area of Classics or Classical Reception Studies, excellent knowledge of French and English, a good knowledge of ancient Greek and Latin, theatre and cultural history, and IT skills and experience. The personal details form and the further particulars are available for download from the website at The deadline for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 24 June 2011.

2) The University of Birmingham has also just announced a recruitment campaign for postdoctoral researchers. Translation isn't highlighted but their European Research Institute also mentions Translation Studies.

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