Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften Visiting Fellowships 2018, Germany

Publish Date: Sep 04, 2017

Deadline: Oct 01, 2017

Visiting fellowships 2018 (1–4 months) Call for applications

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 ( 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.

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