This year's lecture will be delivered by Emeritus Professor, University of Oslo, Per Kvaerne and Tenzin Kesang of Dharamsala.
Oxford Wolfson David Thomas Graduate Scholarship in Ancient Documents
The Oxford Wolfson David Thomas Graduate Scholarship in Ancient Documents is open to new students undertaking a DPhil in Ancient History, with a topic in Greek and Latin papyrology and palaeography.
The scholarship covers course fees, college fees and a stipend at the UK Research Council (RCUK) rate.
Eligible degree subjects
Ancient History, with a topic in Greek and Latin papyrology and palaeography.
Value of award
Course fees (at the Home/EU rate), college fees and a grant for living costs for full-time students of at least £14,553 (students on part-time courses will receive a study support grant instead). Awards are made for the full duration of fee liability (previous Oxford students are advised to check the University's Fees and Funding pages for exceptions due to prior study).
Applicants from all countries are eligible.
The scholarship may be awarded either in conjunction with Research Council or Clarendon funding or made as a separate award.
How to apply
There is no separate application process. Applicants, whether internal or external, should apply to the University of Oxford under the standard procedures for graduate degrees for 2018-19. Applications should be made by the January deadline for your chosen course. The successful scholar will become a member of Wolfson College.
History of award
The Oxford Wolfson David Thomas Graduate Scholarship in Ancient Documents has been generously funded by Professor J. David Thomas. Professor Thomas is a renowned papyrologist and is currently an Emeritus Professor at the University of Durham. He has been elected as a Fellow of the British Academy and is an alumnus of the University of Oxford.
6 November 2017Aris Lecture 201730 October 2017The Ronald Syme Lecture: Migration and the Metropolis: How ancient Rome stayed great
Professor Greg Woolf delivers the Ronald Syme Lecture this year.23 October 2017Imagining the Divine: Exhibition
Wolfson scholars collaborate on a unique exhibition on the art of major world religions at the Ashmolean Museum.
Networking21 - 21Nov NovSocial Science TableTuesday 21 November -12:45pm to 1:45pm
The Wolfson Social Science Tables are for any Wolfsonians and guests who want to get together every now and again to talk social science. Whether you’re a student or a fellow, whether you've come back from 2 years in the field or have spent the last 2 years struggling with Stata (or a manuscript!), whether you’re an eminent geographer or just someone who wants to figure out what social science means, we’d love to see you at the tables.Lectures and Seminars21 - 21Nov NovLives and LettersTuesday 21 November -5:30pm to 7:00pm
This discussion centres on an understanding and appreciation of letters as repositories of complex meaning, creating unique possibilities that weave together the textual, visual, material, biographical, and cultural. Robert Douglas-Fairhurst and Matt Bevis, University of Oxford, and Hugh Haughton, University of York, will talk about their work on literary letters in relation to life-writing and biographical practice.Lectures and Seminars23 - 23Nov NovTravelling and Filming in GandharaThursday 23 November -5:00pm to 6:30pm
In this public lecture of the Classical Art Research Centre's Gandhara Connections project, the historian and broadcaster Michael Wood will be showing film footage and talking about his travels in the area of ancient Gandhara (roughly northern Pakistan and eastern Afghanistan) in the course of more than thirty years of documentary film making.