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Postdoctoral Fellowships: 1 Postdoctoral Researcher, 1 Doctoral Assistant (5 years each) on Project A study of Coptic Magic, Julius-Maxilimilians-Universität, Würzburg, Germany. (Deadline: 31st May 2018)

Doctoral & Post-doctoral Positions – Study of Coptic Magic, University of Würzburg

 

Deadline: 31st May 2018

As part of the new Excellent Ideas programme, the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg is pleased to announce two vacancies within the Department of Egyptology: 1 postdoctoral researcher and 1 doctoral assistant.

These positions will be part of a new in-depth project studying “magical” texts from Late Antique and early Islamic Egypt written in Coptic, and will involve the creation of a database of published and unpublished texts, the edition and re-edition of original manuscripts, and the production of research situating them within their historical, social and intellectual context. The appointed applicants will work with the team co-ordinator (Dr. Korshi Dosoo). Both positions will begin 1 September 2018, running for five years until 31 August 2023.

The postdoctoral candidate will require a doctoral degree in a relevant discipline (Coptic Studies, Papyrology, Egyptology, Early Christian Studies, Islamic Studies etc.), and a strong knowledge of the Coptic and Greek languages, as well as fluent English and at least a reading knowledge of German, French, Italian, and Spanish. Language skills in Arabic, Hebrew, Aramaic, Latin, and earlier phases of Egyptian are also highly desirable. As a position intended for a junior researcher, applicants are normally expected to have completed their doctorate within the last three years.

The candidate for the position of a doctoral assistant will require a master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline (Ancient History, Coptic Studies, Papyrology, Egyptology, Early Christian Studies, Islamic Studies etc.), and a strong knowledge of the Coptic and Greek languages, as well as fluent English. A reading knowledge of German, French, Italian, and Spanish is highly desirable, as are language skills in Arabic, Hebrew, Aramaic, Spanish, Latin, and earlier phases of Egyptian. She or he will receive supervision to allow her or him to complete her or his doctoral degree. The candidate will be free to decide on a thesis topic, although it will preferably overlap to some degree with the project theme.

 

More information here: https://www.uni-wuerzburg.de/verwaltung/personal/jobboerse-und-ausbildung/ausschreibungen-der-uni/single/news/two-five-year-positions-study-of-coptic-magic-doctoral-and-post-doctoral-department-of-egyptolo/

 

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Scholarships and Fellowships: Two PhD Positions: Alchemy in the Making: From ancient Babylonia via Graeco-Roman Egypt into the Byzantine, Syriac and Arabic traditions (1500 BCE -1000 AD), University of Bologna (Deadline 14th May 2018)

Two PhD positions (3 years each) are available at the University of Bologna (Department of Philosophy and Communication studies) within the ERC project (Consolidator Grant): “Alchemy in the Making: From ancient Babylonia via Graeco-Roman Egypt into the Byzantine, Syriac and Arabic traditions (1500 BCE -1000 AD)”, Acronym: AlchemEast.

The AlchemEast project is devoted to the study of alchemical theories and practices as they appeared and developed in distinct, albeit contiguous (both chronologically and geographically) areas: Graeco-Roman Egypt, Byzantium, and the Near East, from Ancient Babylonian Times to the early Islamic Period. Applicants are expected to propose research projects dealing with the ancient alchemical tradition.

Proposals may focus on the analysis of a specific set of primary sources — depending on the historical period on which the applicant prefers to focus on, primary sources may include alchemical writings in Akkadian, Greek, Syriac or Arabic. The proposals may also focus on a wider and cross-cutting analysis of topics connected to important issues pertaining to the ancient alchemical science and its relations with close fields, such as natural philosophy and medicine.

The doctoral research shall result either in editions and translations of ancient alchemical writings or in monographs focused on central issues of the ancient history of alchemy.

The two scholarships are part of the PhD programme: “Philosophy, Science, Cognition and Semiotics”

http://www.unibo.it/en/teaching/phd/2018-2019/philosophy-science-cognition-and-semiotics-pscs

By following the link “PHD PROGRAMME TABLE” (at the top of the webpage), you will find the full description of the programme, with reference to the 2 scholarships specifically linked to the AlchemEast project.

Please visit the following webpage in order to apply (or for further information about the call):

http://www.unibo.it/en/teaching/phd/information-enrolling-phd-programme/how-to-apply-phd-programme

For any doubt or question, please do not hesitate to e-mail: matteo.martelli@unibo.it