Monday, 8 March 2021

Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Bursary for doing a PhD “Divine property: Solutions from Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages” Project A1a

 At the Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) Transregio 294 “The Structural Transformation of Property”, which is hosted at the Universities of Jena and Erfurt, the following academic research position is advertised at the University of Erfurt, part of the project A1 “Divine property: Solutions from Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages”. (Project leaders: Proff. Dres. Jörg Rüpke and Markus Vinzent) The part-time position (26 hours per week) is available as soon as possible. 

1 Research assistant Pay category E 13 TV-L (65 %) Field of work 

• Participation in the research tasks as well as the preparation and realization of events of the interdisciplinary Collaborative Research Centre "The Structural Change of Property" (https://www.uni-erfurt.de/max-weber-kolleg/forschung/forschungsgruppen-undstellen/forschungsgruppen/sonderforschungsbereich-transregio-294-strukturwandel-des-eigentums) 

• Work on project A1a „Ancient and late antique ideas of Divine property“ within the Collaborative Research Centre. The successful applicant will investigate in particular the question to what extent thinking about divine property and God/Gods as owners changed the concepts and forms of human property. For this purpose, poetic texts from the late republican-imperial Latin literature will be analyzed with regard to their concepts and forms of argumentation. They will be interpreted against the background and in their effect on contemporary sacral, social, and economic practices. 

• willingness to pursue an academic qualification (for example a doctorate) at the University of Erfurt Requirements 

• excellent degree (Master or equivalent) in Religious Studies, Classics or Ancient History • knowledge of Latin or (preferably: and) Greek 

• methodical reflectiveness of the thesis 

• willingness to engage with the methods and concepts of the Collaborative Research Centre “The Structural Transformation of Property” 

• documented interest in pursuing a doctorate in an interdisciplinary research environment www.uni-erfurt.de Comments/Remarks The position is available as soon as possible and will end on 31/12/2024. This call for applications is addressed to applicants who meet the requirements of the German law on temporary scientific contracts. General conditions of employment of the Thuringian University Act (Thüringer Hochschulgesetz, ThürHG) § 91 pass. 5 apply. The University of Erfurt is an equal opportunity employer in compliance with the Thuringian Equal Opportunities Act (Thüringer Gleichstellungsgesetz). The vacancy notice is addressed equally to male, female or diverse applicants. Women are underrepresented in the advertised area and are therefore particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities are given preference in cases of equal qualification. Application Deadline Please submit your application with CV, copies of your final school and university degrees, a copy of your MA or diploma thesis, and an outline of the project you would like to pursue (5 pages) as pdf-files (maximum of 15 MB) by 20 January 2021 to: University of Erfurt, Max-Weber-Kolleg, Postfach 90 02 21 

• 99105 Erfurt mwk.bewerbungen@uni-erfurt.de Data Privacy For the electronic submission of your application, please find the necessary encrypting certificate with the public key for secure transmissions to the e-mail address given below under https://www.uni-erfurt.de/personal-und-recht/ausschreibungen, listed under the respective Call for Applications. Secure transmission of your data cannot be warranted if you do not make use of this encrypting method. In sending your application files in electronic form, you agree to having your e-mail scanned for harmful coding, viruses and spam, to the temporary saving of the necessary data of your correspondence and to the conducting of further correspondence via e-mail without further encryption. By submitting your application, you also agree to the further processing of the submitted personal data within the application process. This agreement can be withdrawn at any point in written or electronic form, without specifying your reasons. Please note that withdrawal of your agreement may lead to your application not being further considered for the position applied for. All further regulations regarding data privacy according to Art. 13 of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 may be found under https://www.uni-erfurt.de/personal-und-recht/ausschreibungen/ (download Data Protection Information for Applicants). Notice The University of Erfurt does not refund any costs incurred in the application process.

Bursary for doing a PhD on “Divine property: Solutions from Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages” Project A1b

 At the Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) Transregio 294 “The Structural Transformation of Property”, which is hosted at the Universities of Jena and Erfurt, the following academic research position is advertised at the University of Erfurt, part of the project “Divine property: Solutions from Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages”. (Project leaders: Proff. Dres. Jörg Rüpke and Markus Vinzent) 

The part-time position (26 hours per week) is available as soon as possible. 

1 Research assistant Pay category E 13 TV-L (65 %) 

Field of work 

• Participation in the research tasks as well as the preparation and realization of events of the interdisciplinary Collaborative Research Centre "The Structural Change of Property" (https://www.uni-erfurt.de/max-weber-kolleg/forschung/forschungsgruppen-undstellen/forschungsgruppen/sonderforschungsbereich-transregio-294-strukturwandel-des-eigentums) • Work on project A1b „Ancient and late antique ideas of Divine property“ within the Collaborative Research Centre. 

The successful applicant will investigate in particular the question to what extent thinking about divine property and God/Gods as owners changed the concepts and forms of human property. For this purpose, rhetorical texts of imperial and late antique (Christian) orators/preachers will be analyzed with regard to their concepts and forms of argumentation. They will be interpreted against the background of and with respect to their impact on contemporary sacral, social, and economic practices. 

• willingness to pursue a doctorate Requirements 

• excellent degree (Master or equivalent) in one of the following disciplines: Religious Studies, Classics, Ancient History or Patristics/Early Church History 

• knowledge of Latin or (preferably: and) Greek 

• methodical reflectiveness of the thesis 

• willingness to engage with the methods and concepts of the Collaborative Research Centre “The Structural Transformation of Property” 

• documented interest in pursuing a doctorate in an interdisciplinary research environment Comments/Remarks www.uni-erfurt.de 

The position is available as soon as possible and will end on 31/12/2024. This call for applications is addressed to applicants who meet the requirements of the German law on temporary scientific contracts. General conditions of employment of the Thuringian University Act (Thüringer Hochschulgesetz, ThürHG) § 91 pass. 5 apply. The University of Erfurt is an equal opportunity employer in compliance with the Thuringian Equal Opportunities Act (Thüringer Gleichstellungsgesetz). The vacancy notice is addressed equally to male, female or diverse applicants. Women are underrepresented in the advertised area and are therefore particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants Applicants with disabilities are given preference in cases of equal qualification. 

Application Deadline Please submit your application with CV, copies of your final school and university degrees, a copy of your MA or diploma thesis, and an outline of the project you would like to pursue (5 pages) as pdf-files (maximum of 15 MB) by 20 January 2021 to: University of Erfurt, Max-Weber-Kolleg, Postfach 90 02 21 

• 99105 Erfurt mwk.bewerbungen@uni-erfurt.de 

Data Privacy 

For the electronic submission of your application, please find the necessary encrypting certificate with the public key for secure transmissions to the e-mail address given below under https://www.uni-erfurt.de/personal-und-recht/ausschreibungen, listed under the respective Call for Applications. Secure transmission of your data cannot be warranted if you do not make use of this encrypting method. In sending your application files in electronic form, you agree to having your e-mail scanned for harmful coding, viruses and spam, to the temporary saving of the necessary data of your correspondence and to the conducting of further correspondence via e-mail without further encryption. By submitting your application, you also agree to the further processing of the submitted personal data within the application process. This agreement can be withdrawn at any point in written or electronic form, without specifying your reasons. Please note that withdrawal of your agreement may lead to your application not being further considered for the position applied for. All further regulations regarding data privacy according to Art. 13 of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 may be found under https://www.uni-erfurt.de/personal-und-recht/ausschreibungen/ (download Data Protection Information for Applicants). Notice The University of Erfurt does not refund any costs incurred in the application process.

Friday, 18 September 2020

Call for Papers - 'Lived Ancient Christian Rituals' to be published in 2022, earlier submission deadline

Markus Vinzent is editing a special issue of the journal Religion in the Roman Empire (Mohr Siebeck) for publication in 2022 and invites colleagues to come up with suggestions for articles on the topic of 'Lived Ancient Rituals' (500 words abstract, article length up to 6,000 words) to be submitted to him by the end of this year at the latest (31.07.2021) (to be sent to markusvinzent@gmail.com).

Please note the earlier submission deadline, as abstracts and articles have already come in, so that we plan for the earlier issue in 2022.

In order to fit the journal's framework, please check the methodological emphasis and the nature of this cross-disciplinary journal here.




Friday, 19 June 2020

Publication of Studia Patristica vol. 100

H.A.G. Houghton, M.L. Davies and Markus Vinzent (ed.), Studia Patristica Vol. C. Including Papers Presented at the Sixth British Patristics Conference, 5–7 September 2016. Leuven: Peeters, 2020. (xvi+398pp.) ISBN 978-90-429-4041-3


This one-hundredth volume of Studia Patristica includes papers from the Sixth British Patristics conference, held in Birmingham in September 2016. Thirty-seven contributions from an international range of scholars provide new studies of many of the major subjects in patristic studies, from Tertullian to Maximus the Confessor by way of Origen, John Chrysostom, Jerome and Augustine. One theme of the conference, which was held in conjunction with the European Research Council COMPAUL project, was the tradition and reception of the letters of the Apostle Paul. This is reflected in several papers, including an examination of patristic evidence for the authorship of Ephesians and an analysis of exegetical techniques employed in the Greek catena tradition on Galatians. Two longer contributions, by plenary speakers Frances Young and Jennifer Strawbridge, offer an extended consideration of the early Christian exegesis of particular Pauline Epistles.

Full table of contents and book available at: https://www.peeters-leuven.be/detail.php?search_key=9789042940413


Call for Papers - Procopius of Gaza: Catenist, Compiler, and Exegete (Leuven, 9-11 December 2020)


In the last decades, the study of the literary output of Gaza in the 5th-6th centuries AD has seen a significant revival of interest. New editions and studies of rhetorical, poetic, monastic and hagiographic texts –produced in, or related to Gaza– have emerged; three international symposia were devoted to Gaza in Late Antiquity. However, a far lesser attention has been paid to the biblical commentaries of Procopius the Christian sophist from Gaza. This conference aims to shed light on Procopius’ work as catenist, compiler and exegete of the Bible, and further the understanding of the author and his writings. More specifically, it will raise the question whether the profane and the Christian works assigned to Procopius are by one and the same author. It will assess the critical edition project of Procopius’ Commentaries on the Octateuch. It will seek to contextualise Procopius’ In Genesim, especially regarding the debate on the creation of the world and the Origenist crisis. It will study the patristic sources of the In Exodum and In Canticum and the use that Procopius made of them. It will examine the relationship between Procopius’ In Canticum and In Proverbia on the one hand, and the Greek exegetical catenae on the same biblical texts on the other hand. It will compare the main characteristics of Procopius’ Epitomae with those of the anonymous epitomae on the Twelve Prophets. It will study the patristic sources of Procopius’ In Isaiam and the process of transforming them into a new commentary. It will finally reflect on the nature and usefulness of Procopius’ catenae and epitomae: are these works collections of commentaries, new forms of commentary, or Bible study tools?

Conveners: J.-M. Auwers, J. Verheyden, D. Zaganas
Confirmed speakers: E. Amato (Université de Nantes), J.-M. Auwers (UCLouvain), R. Ceulemans (KU Leuven), C. Markschies and K. Metzler (Humboldt Universität, Berlin), E. Prinzivalli (La Sapienza, Rome).
Proposals are invited for a limited number of papers of 20 minutes.
Proposals (between 250 and 500 words) may be sent to Dimitrios Zaganas
(dimitrios.zaganas@kuleuven.be), no later than August 30, 2020.
The proposals will be assessed by a scientific committee. Candidates will be informed of the decision by September 10, 2020.

Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Sources Chrétiennes book offer

From 1st September to 30th November 2019, there will be a special offer of 50% off all Sources Chrétiennes volumes, to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the publishers and the publication of the 600 SC volume.