Thesaurus Linguae Latinae, Society for Classical Studies

Location

Munich, Germany

Type

Fellowship

Contact

Dr. Helen Cullyer, Executive Director, Society for Classical Studies
Email: xd@classicalstudies.org

The Society for Classical Studies (formerly the American Philological Association) invites applications for a one-year Fellowship which will enable an American scholar to participate in the work of the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae Institute (TLL) in Munich. Fellows at the TLL develop a broadened perspective of the range and complexity of the Latin language and culture from the classical period through the early Middle Ages, contribute signed articles to the Thesaurus, have the opportunity to participate in a collaborative international research project in a collegial environment, and work with senior scholars in the field of Latin lexicography. The Fellowship carries a stipend in the amount of $50,400, and is made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Before leaving for Munich, Fellows receive up to $1,850 in additional funds to support training in Latin lexicography and (if necessary) German. Thanks to the Friends of George Goold Fund in the SCS’s Endowment for Classics Research and Teaching, Fellows may also request reimbursement of travel expenses for two trips to and from Munich during the fellowship year.  In certain instances the TLL Fellowship Committee may also authorize Goold Fund support for other research activities of a Fellow.

Applicants must (i) be United States citizens or permanent residents and (ii) already have the Ph.D. The opportunity to be trained in lexicography and contribute articles to be published in the lexicon may be of special interest to scholars who are already established in tenure-track positions, as well as those who are just entering the profession. The Fellowship offers valuable experience for scholars in a variety of specialties (e.g., Latin language and literature, Roman law, Roman history, the literature of early Christianity); although it is not limited to individuals working in Latin philology, applicants should possess a thorough familiarity with and a special interest in the Latin language, as well as advanced competence in Greek. It is anticipated that applicants will already have a reading knowledge of German and will be willing to work toward proficiency in spoken German. Women and members of minority groups underrepresented in Classics are particularly encouraged to apply.

Host Institutions: Society for Classical Studies