Contrat doctoral : “Averroes Edition” Project, Cologne (limite : 30 juin 2019)

Candidature : “Averroes Edition” Project is offering a 3-year PhD position in Arabic Philosophy in Cologne,
expected to commence on September 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. Further details can be found on the hereby attached call for applications as well as on the website of the project: https://averroes.uni-koeln.de/job-posting-3yr-phd-position-in-arabic-philosophy/.

Project : The “Averroes Edition” is a long-term project of critical editions of the writings on Natural Philosophy by the Arabic philosopher Averroes (Ibn Rušd, 1126–1198) and his immediate predecessor Avempace (Ibn Bāǧǧa, ca. 1070–1139): “Averroes (Ibn Rushd) and the Arabic, Hebrew, and Latin Reception of Aristotle’s Philosophy of Nature.” The project will produce a total of 18 critical editions of the preserved Arabic original texts and their medieval Hebrew and Latin translations, which will be published both in print and as digital editions.

The Project is hosted by the Thomas-Institute at the University of Cologne. Launched in 2016, the project is scheduled to run for 25 years, and has received funding for the entire period of its duration from the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts. It is supervised Prof. Dr. Andreas Speer and Prof. Dr. David Wirmer, and carried out by three editors and one digital humanist.

Date limite : 30 juin 2019

Qualifications and skills: Applicants must hold a Master or an equivalent degree in an area relevant to the project, have an excellent knowledge of Arabic, and a good command of English (the primary language of publication of the project). Knowledge of Greek and/or Hebrew and/or Latin is an asset, but no prerequisite.

Applications should be sent in English, French, German or Italian by email before June 30, 2019 to info-averroes@uni-koeln.de. Applications should include a complete CV (with a list of publications where applicable); an outline (1-3 pages) of the PhD project; and two letters of recommendation by academic referees. The letters of recommendation must be sent directly by the referees, either by email or by post (Prof. Dr. David Wirmer, Thomas-Institut, Universität zu Köln, Universitätsstraße 22, 50923 Köln). Receipt of all applications will be acknowledged.

The outcome of all applications will be notified by email as soon as a decision is made. Short-listed applicants will be invited to an on-campus, phone or Skype interview.

Contact : Dr. Corrado la Martire
For further enquiries : please contact info-averroes@uni-koeln.de

Current project: https://averroes.uni-koeln.de/edition/current-editions/


Marianne BRISVILLE

Agrégée d'Histoire, docteure en Histoire à l'Université Lyon 2 et membre associée du CIHAM, elle travaille sur les pratiques et les discours ayant trait à l'alimentation dans l'Occident islamique (al-Andalus et Maghreb)

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