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Call for Applications: Visiting fellowships 2018 (1–4 months), Ptolemaus Arabus et Latinus Project, Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Munich

csm_05-03_Ptolemaeus_ce38187a3aCall for Applications: Visiting fellowships 2018 (1–4 months), Ptolemaus Arabus et Latinus Project, Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Munich
Deadline: 1 October 2017

The project Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus (PAL) is dedicated to the edition and
study of the Arabic and Latin versions of Ptolemy’s astronomical and astrological texts
and related material. These include works by Ptolemy or attributed to him,
commentaries thereupon and other works that are of immediate relevance to
understanding Ptolemy’s heritage in the Middle Ages and the early modern period up
to 1700 A.D.
The project is hosted by the Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften in Munich for a
period of 25 years from 2013 to 2037. It is supervised by Prof. Dr. Dag Nikolaus
Hasse (University of Würzburg) and carried out by five scholars, including two
research leaders, Dr. David Juste and Dr. Benno van Dalen, two post-doctoral
researchers and one doctoral student.
We welcome applications for visiting fellowships tenable in Munich for a period of one
to four months between 1 January and 30 November 2018. The next round of visiting
fellowships is planned for 2020.
-The fellowships amount to € 3100 per month for senior scholars (PhD degree
awarded before 1 January 2013), € 2600 per month for post-docs (PhD degree
awarded after 31 December 2012) and € 1300 per month for doctoral students. In
special cases an additional travel grant may be awarded to overseas applicants. The
fellowships are not liable to taxation in Germany and do not include health
insurance or social benefits.
-Fellows will be offered office facilities at the Bayerische Akademie der
Wissenschaften in Munich, together with the research team, and are expected to
work in Munich most of the time. Fellows will be given access to the research
facilities of the project, including the project’s collection of manuscript
reproductions, and to the research libraries in Munich.
-Fellows are expected to do research in an area relevant to the project and to share
their experience and insights with the other members of the research team.
Research proposals to deal with Ptolemaic sources in languages other than Arabic
and Latin (especially Greek, Syriac, Hebrew and Persian) are also welcome.
-Applications should be sent in English to Prof. Dr. Dag Nikolaus Hasse by email (applications@ptolemaeus.badw.de) before 1 October 2017. Applications should include a complete CV with a list of publications and a research proposal of no more than 500 words. Applicants are asked to state in their research proposal the preferred duration of the fellowship (one, two, three or four months) and to propose a starting date.
Receipt of the application will be acknowledged and the outcome of all applications will be notified by email no later than 31 October 2017.
For further information, please visit our website http://ptolemaeus.badw.de. For
further enquiries, contact Dr. Claudia Dorl at applications@ptolemaeus.badw.de.

Funding Opportunity: 5-8 doctoral positions, MIMESIS, Munich Doctoral Program for Literature and the Arts, LMU Munich

cover170x170Funding Opportunity: 5-8 doctoral positions (E13 TV-L, 66%), MIMESIS, Munich Doctoral Program for Literature and the Arts at LMU Munich funded by the Elite Network of Bavaria, starting 1 April 2017
 Deadline for application: 1 November 2016.
The International Doctoral Program (IDP) MIMESIS is dedicated to innovative doctoral research in the fields of literature and the arts, with special emphasis on historical, theoretical and transdisciplinary perspectives. It will enable cooperation between research projects in literature, theatre, performance, music, film studies, architecture and the visual arts, offering both a forum and a framework in which interests drawn from any one of these areas enter into a dialogue with other areas in the wider spectrum of creative engagements. Its research program is framed by the term mimesis, a key concept throughout the history of the arts, right up to the most recent developments in critical and cultural theory. MIMESIS offers a structured program of doctoral study combining seminars, workshops, lecture series and master classes. In addition internships with leading cultural institutions and at partner universities will be integrated into the study program.
How to Apply: The applicants should hold an excellent/above average master’s degree or equivalent in literature, art history, theatre or film studies or related subjects. The outline of the research project should show an explicit connection to the research profile of the program (i.e. mimesis).
Please use the application tool on this website:
http://portal.graduatecenter-lmu.de/gc-application/
For further information please contact:
mimesis-doc@lmu.de

Fellowship: Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus (Munich)

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The project Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus, hosted by the Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften in Munich, is offering short-term visiting research fellowships (1-4 months) for tenure in Munich between 1 July and 31 December 2014.

The project Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus (PAL) is dedicated to the edition and study of the Arabic and Latin versions of Ptolemy’s astronomical and astrological texts and related material. These include works by Ptolemy or attributed to him, commentaries thereupon and other works that are of immediate relevance to understanding Ptolemy’s heritage in the Middle Ages and the early modern period up to 1700 A.D.

The project is hosted by the Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften in Munich for a period of 25  years from 2013. It is supervised by Prof. Dr. Dag Nikolaus Hasse (University of Würzburg) and  carried out by six scholars, including two research leaders (Dr. David Juste and Dr. Benno van Dalen), three post-doctoral researchers (currently Dr. María José Parra Pérez, Dr. Henry Zepeda and Dr.  Stefan Georges) and one doctoral student (currently Bojidar Dimitrov).

We welcome applications for visiting fellowships tenable in Munich for a period of one to four months between 1 July and 31 December 2014. It is anticipated that another round of visiting fellowships will be offered in 2016.

See here for more information. Fellowships

 

Call for Papers: Moving Body Parts: Transcendence of Time and Space

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Call for Papers: Moving Body Parts:

Their Transcendence of Time and Space in Pre-Modern Europe

Munich, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, April 11 – 12, 2014

Deadline: Jan 10, 2014

According to Jean-Claude Schmitt, “the dead have no existence other
than that which the living imagine for them” – and sometimes, the
living not only force them to exist in their memory but also to persist
materially. By keeping the mortal remains above the earth, by dividing
them, manipulating them and moving them to different places, the
deceased are assigned a very active role within the world of the
living. The title of this workshop includes, however, also a second
“species” of migrating bodily fragments, namely body parts that are
imagined to be moving by themselves. We are not sure whether the
movement of real, physical body parts can reasonably be linked with the
stories of actively wandering body parts as they can be found in
hagiography, secular badges and popular literature of the time, but
from our perspective it seems worthwhile to think about it, the more so
as for some years now there has been developing a broad area of
research on objects that move and migrate. Within our workshop the
following perspectives on body parts in pre-modern Europe might be
addressed:

– the reasons why body parts were moved
– the way in which they were moved
– how they were visualized
– the nature of the transport media, both visual and material
– the benefits of body parts transcending space and time
– which body parts could be imagined to be moving

Organizers
Romedio Schmitz-Esser (Historisches Seminar der LMU München)
Urte Krass (Institut für Kunstgeschichte der LMU München)
Munich Research Center Foundations of Modernity

We welcome paper proposals from a variety of fields, including art
history, history, archaeology, philosophy, cultural history, visual
culture, and medieval literature.

Please submit an abstract (with a maximum of 2.500 characters) plus a
brief CV along with your contact information in one PDF document by
January 10, 2014 to Romedio Schmitz-Esser (Historisches Seminar,
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1,
80539 München; e-mail: r.schmitz-esser@lmu.de).