Friday, 28 April 2017

PhD studentships - Call for Applications

Call for Applications                                                   reference number 18/2017
The Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies (Max-Weber-Kolleg) at the University of Erfurt invites applications for up to 4

doctoral positions for Ph.D. projects
Pay category E 13 TV-L (65 %)

in the fields of Religious Studies, Sociology, Philosophy, History, Classics and related subjects within the framework of the International Research Training Group (IGDK) “Resonant Self–World Relations in Ancient and Modern Socio-Religious Practices” directed by Prof. Dr. Jörg Rüpke and Prof. Dr. Hartmut Rosa (Erfurt) and Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Spickermann and Prof. Dr. Irmtraud Fischer (Graz).
The positions are to be filled by 1 October 2017 for a period of 36 months.
The project is a cooperation between the Max-Weber-Kolleg at the University of Erfurt and the University of Graz. Participants are required to spend one academic year at the cooperating university in the second year of their term.

As an International Research Training Group, the programme’s primary language is   English.

Requirements

·       Excellent degree in one of the above named  disciplines
·       Knowledge of English, German (at least reading skills, candidates without knowledge of German are requested to take courses), and other relevant  languages
·       Willingness to cooperate with colleagues within the interdisciplinary research environment of the Max-Weber-Kolleg, in particular the IGDK, and the University of Graz
·       Willingness to take part in the joint study programme and to move to the University of Graz for one academic year

Core research fields and project suggestions in the framework of the IDGK are outlined on the programme’s website https://doktoratsprogramm-antike-kulturen.uni-graz.at/de/akme/ (cf. “Showcases”). Further proposals developed by applicants for research projects that fit the framework of “Resonant Self–World Relations” in the above named disciplines are welcome. For more information about the Max-Weber-Kolleg and the IGDK please see: https://www.uni- erfurt.de/max-weber-kolleg/projekte/forschungsgruppen/igdk/.

Application Deadline

Please submit your application with CV, copies of your final school and university degrees, a copy   of your MA or diploma thesis, one letter of recommendation and an outline of the PhD project you would like to pursue (max. 5 pages) with a stringent discussion of your research questions, the state of research on the topic, the methodological approach and the leading hypotheses as well as a working  schedule  and  projected  date  of  completion  as  pdf-files  (maximum  of  10  MB)  by   21 May 2017 to:

University of Erfurt • Max-Weber-Kolleg • mwk.bewerbungen@uni-erfurt.de

Comments/Remarks

The University of Erfurt is an equal opportunity employer in compliance with the Thuringian Equal Opportunities Act (Thüringer Gleichstellungsgesetz). Handicapped applicants are given preference in cases of equal qualification.
Direct informal enquiries may be made to Dr. Elisabeth Begemann (elisabeth.begemann@uni- erfurt.de).


The University of Erfurt does not refund any costs incurred in the application process. Interviews will be conducted on 20 and 21 June 2017.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Publication of Fortunatianus' Commentary on the Gospels

The CSEL edition of the rediscovered Commentarii in evangelia (Commentary on the Gospels) by the fourth-century bishop Fortunatianus of Aquileia has now been published.

Dr Lukas J. Dorfbauer, Mitarbeiter of the CSEL and editor of the volume, has supplemented his 2012 identification of the almost-complete text in an eighth-century anonymous manuscript (Köln, Dombibliothek, HS 11) with numerous secondary witnesses to the tradition. These and the history of the text are treated in a lengthy introduction which precedes the full critical text and apparatus, and extensive indices.

The volume, CSEL 103, is available from De Gruyter as a hard-back book or electronic text, and individual chapters are available for download at a fraction of the price of the whole book.

Also to be published by De Gruyter, later this year, as extra seriem volumes in the CSEL edition, are a collection of studies from the 2016 conference on Fortunatianus in Salzburg (Fortunatianus Redivivus) and an English translation of the commentary.

Monday, 2 January 2017

The Eusebius Essay Prize Submissions now being accepted

The Eusebius Essay Prize, of £500, is offered annually for the best essay submitted on a subject connected with any aspect of early Christian history, broadly understood as including the first seven centuries AD/CE. Scholars in any relevant discipline (theology, classics, late antique studies, Middle Eastern Studies etc.), whether established in their field or graduate students, are encouraged to enter the competition. Submissions from younger scholars are particularly welcomed.
The essay should not exceed 8,000 words, including footnotes, and should be submitted by 30 September 2017. A judgement will be made at the end of November 2017 (the editors reserve the right not to award the prize if no essay of significant quality is submitted).
The essay of the successful candidate will be published in the Journal of Ecclesiastical History. Other submissions entered into the competition may also be recommended for publication.
All essays should be sent by e-mail attachment (with Eusebius Essay Prize in the subject line), prepared to journal style, to Mrs Mandy Barker at jeh@robinson.cam.ac.uk.

Recent Eusebius Prize winning essays - free to access