The person recruited will join the ANR CiSaMe project (Circulation of Medieval Knowledge in the 12th Century) for an initial period of 12 months, renewable once, and will contribute to the creation and exploitation of a database constituted from an essentially manuscript corpus of works from the legal, philosophical and theological traditions of the 12th century. It must have scientific expertise in medieval textual and intellectual traditions. Technical expertise in digital humanities is highly desirable. The candidate will work within the UMR DRES of the University of Strasbourg.
The person recruited will join the ANR CiSaMe project (Circulation of Medieval Knowledge in the 12th century) for an initial period of 12 months, renewable once. The project aims to re-evaluate the circulation of knowledge in the 12th century (law, theology, philosophy) through the implementation of a method based on digital humanities and the exploitation of a database constituted from the transcription of a vast corpus of manuscripts and OCRized published works. The person recruited will assist the project coordinator, Raphaël Eckert, in the first phase of the project, which consists
of creating the database from 12th century scholarly manuscripts (in particular legal and theological). He/she will especially contribute to the selection and collection of the manuscripts; to the collection of information on the manuscripts and their history; to the transcription of the manuscripts (in particular with the help of an automated transcription/HTR software); to the creation of an XML/TEI database and of the tools necessary for its exploitation (with the assistance of a dedicated computer scientist). He/she will participate in the dissemination of the results (publications, conferences) and will be associated with the project coordination meetings. The person recruited will work within the UMR DRES of the University of Strasbourg, in the premises of the Maison interuniversitaire des Sciences de l’Homme d’Alsace (MISHA). He/she must have a mastery of medieval Latin and paleography, scientific expertise in medieval textual and intellectual traditions, and preferably technical expertise in digital humanities. He/she must hold a doctorate in History, Legal History, History of Theology or History of Philosophy (or even Philology or Classics). He/she must have worked on intellectual history or the history of textual traditions in the Middle Ages. He/she should have a good knowledge of Latin paleography and, if possible, codicology. He/she should preferably have experience in digital humanities, if possible in both automated transcription (HTR) and encoding (XML/TEI). The working and communication language can be French or English.
The person recruited will work at the DRES premises in Strasbourg. The function cannot be carried out in teleworking on a principal basis. Some travel, financed by the CiSaMe project, is to be expected (consultation of manuscripts; libraries; meetings; conferences). The remuneration is between 2271 € and 2952 € gross, depending on the experience of the person recruited.
The candidate must hold a doctorate in History, Legal History, History of Philosophy, History of Theology or even Philology or Classics for less than two years, in the field of intellectual history or the history of medieval textual traditions. A good knowledge of paleography is required and, if possible, of codicology. Skills in digital humanities (XML/TEI encoding, HTR) are highly desirable.
A good command of medieval Latin, as well as a good command of French and/or English are required. Interested candidates should send to the project coordinator by email (firstname.lastname@example.org): a CV in French or English and a letter of motivation. The deadline to submit is 15th December 2022. Interviews will be held in late 2022 or early 2023 by videoconference.