Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Berlin Postdoc on medicine and magic in the Talmud

POSTDOC ANNOUNCEMENT from the Agade list:
From Mark Geller (mgeller@campus.fu-berlin.de):

Sonderforschungsbereich 980 "Episteme in Bewegung Wissenstransfer von der Alten Welt bis in die Frühe Neuzeit"

Wiss. Mitarbeiterin / Wiss. Mitarbeiter (Postdoc)
befristet bis 30.06.2016
E 13 TV-L FU

Aufgabengebiet / Tasks:

-The candidate is expected to be able to select all passages from the Babylonian (and Jerusalem Talmud where necessary) which are relevant to Greek medicine and Heilkunde.
-Magical passages will also be noted, and texts will be marked according to language (Hebrew, Aramaic), with manuscript variants noted.
-Texts will then be subject to comparison with Greek medical encyclopedias, as well as with older Greek medical writings, as examples of ancient Wissenschaften.

Einstellungsvoraussetzungen / Requirements:

-Ph.D. or equivalent training in Talmud

-Erwünscht / Requested:
Ability to translate Talmudic texts into good English, as well as experience with Talmud manuscripts. Willingness to participate in collaboration within the SFB network.

Knowledge of Greek useful but not essential, with interests in ancient medicine and ancient science.

-Bewerbungen sind mit aussagekräftigen Unterlagen bis zum 06.08.2012 unter Angabe der Kennziffer SFB980/2012/A03/Postdoc1 zu richten an die
Please send your application with the reference
SFB980/2012/A03/Postdoc1 until 06 August 2012 to:

Freie Universität Berlin
Topoi-Professur für Wissensgeschichte
Prof. Markham J. Geller
Topoi Haus
Hittorfstr. 18
14195 Berlin (Dahlem)

email applications accepted: and Agnes Kloocke .

first published http://www.fu-berlin.de/service/stellen/st_2012/st_20120716.html