"What constitutes authority and provides authenticity to texts and what is the role of textual criticism? How should authoritative texts (including religious, legal, and other texts), be used and interpreted, and how is this issue determined? Is investigation of the contextual meaning of texts at their time of composition necessary to understanding and respecting their authority, or do different criteria exist which influence readings of texts? " The advertisement indicates that four positions will be funded (application deadline = 8 March 2013). Does anyone know the monetary amount of the bursary or for which subject areas these may be used? Tomas Bokedal teaches there, and works with manuscripts. Peter Williams is an honorary senior lecturer. I did an MTh at Aberdeen, and found that the postgraduate environment was robust. There are more than 100 castles in and around the city, and the Highlands are less than an hour's drive.