Tuesday 21 August 2018


Please take note of the following offer of a PhD position in Helsinki:

"A four year fully funded doctoral student position is now available at my new research project at the University of Helsinki. The deadline is September 17th. I am primarily looking for a recent graduate from history, classics, legal history, Roman law and politics, who is interested in completing a doctoral degree as a part of an international research project.

The project  “Law, Governance and Space: Questioning the Foundations of the Republican Tradition (SpaceLaw.fi), funded by the ERC, examines the emergence of republican governance through the changes in the conceptions of public and private space from the Antiquity to the present. The theme of the doctoral project would cover the formation and reception of the ancient texts, ideals and legal tradition in their cultural contexts and their implications in the European historical tradition.

The official ad may be found here: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/open-positions/doctoral-student-on-spaces-of-roman-republicanism
Instead of a full research proposal, I also welcome discursive papers on relevant themes and methods and the possibilities they would have for novel results.

I am happy to answer queries about the project and the position.

With all the best,

Kaius Tuori

Friday 10 August 2018


Last month, the executive board of the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae (TLL) convened to discuss the latest developments concerning its project. We would like to take this chance to give you a brief report.

The board is pleased to note that the Society for Classical Studies has doubled its financial contribution to the work of the TLL to 2,000 USD. In this regard, it is even more delighted to point
out that the Italian Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei has raised its contribution from about 1,000 to 10,000 Euros per year.

Sadly, however, we also need to take account of the fact that the Czech Academy has decided to quit the TLL's Committee. It is still unclear whether a smaller Czech institution will take its place.

On another note, we may inform you that the TLL's summer school  has been a great success, with 17 participants from all over the world.

Lastly, we may add that the work on the TLL will complete its 125th year in 2019 and that its board, the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities, as well as the de Gruyter publishing group are currently discussing different ways to allow users Open Access to the TLL database. We will keep you posted as to the outcome of these talks.