Beyond the PhD: Post-Doctoral Opportunties and Early Career Development for Neo-Latinists

The Society for Neo-Latin Studies is organising a FREE EVENT aimed at researchers with interests in Neo-Latin at the postdoctoral and early-career level, to be held on the 9th September 2016 at King’s College London (Strand Campus). A full schedule for the event is given below, and will include a lunch sponsored by the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Matin Studies and coffee breaks. Each session will include brief presentations on the schemes and opportunities under discussion, with particular consideration of the perspective of neo-Latin researchers. All presenters will have personal experience either of successful applications for, or of assessment of applications for the schemes or positions under discussion.

To sign up for the event please fill in the questionnaire at the following link by the 15th August 2016.

The event is open to all who are interested, but should it be over-subscribed, priority will be given to those working wholly or partly on or with neo-Latin material, and who are either PhD students in the final 18 months of their program or post-doctoral researchers within three years of completing their PhD.


 10am – Arrival

 10.30-11.30 – Introduction and presentation of Junior Research Fellowships and European opportunities. (Victoria Moul and William Barton)

 11.30-12.00 – Coffee

 12.00-1.00 – Presentation of Leverhulme and British Academy post-docs; and of post-docs attached to specific projects. (Lucy Jackson, Elizabeth Sandis and David McOmish)

 1.00-2.00 – Lunch

 2.00-3.00 - Teaching fellowships, temporary and permanent lectureships, and careers in school-teaching.

(Bobby Xinyue, Ingrid De Smet, John Roberts)

 3.00-3.30 – Tea

 3.30-5.00pm - Strategies for career development: balancing teaching and research; where and when to publish; REF/TEF; preparing a book proposal; other career options etc. (Victoria Moul, William Barton, Gesine Manuwald)

 5.00 onwards - Drinks/dinner at a local venue on a voluntary basis

 For any queries not covered by the on-line survey, please contact the organisers at or