Open positions

Funded PhD programme in Late Antique history


We invite applications for a funded PhD programme to work within the EX-PATRIA project at the University of Lille, Research Center UMR 8164-HALMA and attached to the Doctoral School in Humanities and Social Science. Starting from October 2024. The dissertation subject should be in line with the topic:

Captive Experiences in Late Antique Eastern Mediterranean and West Asia

Possible angles of research may include but are not limited to the problems of military and civil captivity, challenges of return, ransoming and exchange of captives, shifting loyalties.

The more precise thematic and geographical foci of this prosopographical work, as well as its principal source base, will depend on the candidate’s profile and specialisation.

Required degree:Master
Type of contract:Full-time fixed-duration contract
Duration:36 months
Start date:01/10/2024
Salary:Gross monthly salary around 2100 € / month
Application deadline:25/04/2024

Complete applications are to be submitted in PDF format via e-mail by the 25th of April 2024 to both following addresses:

Please attach:

  • CV (mentioning your command of ancient and modern languages)
  • A short cover letter, mentioning: your research qualifications & interests; the desired angle of your dissertation project & the envisaged source base
  • Names and contact information (with email addresses) of 2 persons who can be eventually contacted for letters of recommendation
  • Proof of degrees

Interviews will take place in mid-May and early June 2024.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact