doctoral fellowship announcement

Brendan Gillon brendan.gillon at MCGILL.CA
Fri Jan 21 22:26:13 UTC 2011

McGill University's Indian Ocean World Centre invites applications for
a doctoral fellowship for the study of the transmission of ideas
either within the Indian Ocean World (i.e., any region(s) from Africa
to the Middle East to South and Southeast Asia to China) or between
the Indian Ocean World and other cultures, such as Arabic or
Chinese. Among the possible subjects of investigation are: logic and
debate, grammar, mathematic and astronomy. The successful candidate
is expected to have a good reading knowledge of one or more of the
relevant languages. Interested applicants should send Prof. Brendan
Gillon (brendan.gillon at a two-page outline of a project
proposal and a CV. The successful candidate's department of
affiliation will depend on his or her project and background. Possible
departments of affiliation are: the Department of Philosophy
(, the Institute for Islamic Studies
( and  the Department of History
( The successful applicant must meet the
criteria for admission to the relevant department and complete its
degree requirements, but will be working under the partial or complete
supervision of Prof. Gillon.

The deadline for application is February 28th, 2011 and the fellowship
will start in the Fall of 2011.

Contact: Brendan Gillon
          brendan.gillon at


Brendan S. Gillon                       email: brendan.gillon at
Department of Linguistics
McGill University                       tel.:  001 514 398 4868
1085, Avenue Docteur-Penfield
Montreal, Quebec                        fax.:  001 514 398 7088


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