Monday, August 06, 2012

Slavonic Apocrypha postdocs



A postdoctoral fellowship in Research Group D-4 “Immaterial Causes and Physical Space” of Excellence Cluster 264 Topoi is now open to applicants who have obtained exemplary results in their doctoral studies in the field of Slavonic Philology (with a special emphasis on old church Slavonic language and apocryphal literature). Pursuant to DFG guidelines, the fellowship will be awarded for two years and will include a stipend of between 1468 and 1500 Euros per month (including research allowance). A child allowance will be made available in accordance with DFG guidelines.

In the research group, whose subject area deals with immaterial causes and their effects on physical space, a project is carried out by the supervisor on Lingua Sacra and Apocrypha. In this framework, the recipient should pursue an original research project on editions and translations of Slavonic Apocrypha. A prerequisite is a proven knowledge of Old Church Slavonic and ability to work with manuscripts, and desirable is the ability to translate Slavonic Apocrypha into English.

The project advisor will be Prof. Dr. Florentina Badalanova Geller of the FU Berlin.

The Formation and
Transformation of Space
and Knowledge in Ancient Civilizations
Cluster Agency (Dahlem)
Freie Universität Berlin
Hittorfstr. 18
14195 Berlin, Germany
fon: +49.30.838-57271
fax: +49.30.838-53770
Cluster Agency (Mitte)
zu Berlin
Hannoversche Str. 6
10115 Berlin, Germany
fon: +49.30.2093-99073
fax: +49.30.2093-99080

Application deadline and documents
Applications, together with the documents listed below, should be emailed to by August 15.

For more information, please visit und www.berlinerantike-
Application documents:
�� Cover letter (2 - 3 pages)
�� Résumé
�� Official copies of degree certificates
�� Two letters of recommendation
�� Writing sample (15 - 20 pages)
(From the Agade list.)

"Immaterial Causes and Physical Space?" I guess 2 Enoch does qualify.

Prof. Florentina Badalanova Geller has recently published an English translation of Slavonic 2 Enoch. I saw her just the week before last at the CBL conference. Follow the latter link and this one for more links on Old Church Slavonic and Slavonic Pseudepigrapha.

UPDATE (11 August): The deadline has been extended.