Studentship in the mental and material laboratory of 13th Century Science

Applicants are sought for two DPhil studentships as part of an interdisciplinary project on ‘The mental and material laboratory of 13th Century Science’ at the University of Oxford.

This project seeks to understand the medieval interpretation of natural phenomena though interdisciplinary collaboration between two DPhil students, with backgrounds in the sciences and humanities. Our current understanding of medieval science is underpinned by interpretations of surviving manuscripts. However, a true appreciation of the contribution of the scholars can only be gained by understanding and experiencing the intellectual and material environments in which they lived.

These studentships are part of TORCH's Humanities and Science programme, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, designed to create new interest in, and opportunities for, research that reaches between the humanities and sciences.

For more information on this project: http://torch.ox.ac.uk/thirteenth-century-science

For details about how to apply: http://torch.ox.ac.uk/thirteenth-century-science-studentships

Note that the closing date for applications is 7 April 2015.