Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Coptic Apocrypha fellowship at Oslo

COPTIC WATCH: Postdoctoral Position in Coptic Material Philology - ERC project APOCRYPHA.
Job description

Applicants are invited for a 3-year position as Postdoctoral Fellow in the ERC-funded research project Storyworlds in Transition: Coptic Apocrypha in Changing Contexts in the Byzantine and Early Islamic Periods (APOCRYPHA), based at the Faculty of Theology, University of Oslo.

The APOCRYPHA project aims to provide the first systematic study of Coptic apocrypha covering the entire timespan of Coptic literary production. It will investigate the contents, development, and functions of apocrypha over time, as they were copied, adapted, and used in Egypt’s changing socio-religious contexts. The project will investigate how these changing contexts are reflected in the Coptic apocrypha, and what functions this literature had throughout the period under investigation.

The postdoc is expected to work in close collaboration with the PI of the APOCRYPHA project to locate and systematically analyze with regard to the material features all Coptic manuscripts containing apocryphal materials, and to study from the perspective of Material Philology the production and transmission of Coptic apocrypha. Material Philology is here understood on the one hand as an approach that takes the fluidity of textual transmission in a manuscript culture fully into consideration, studying its causes, mechanisms, and effects; and on the other it entails an in-depth focus on the material artifacts constituted by the extant manuscripts.

The position is funded by the European Research Council under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (grant agreement no. 865971).
Follow the link for further particulars. The application deadline is 16 February 2020, so don't dwadle!

HT Christian Askeland at the ETC Blog. Cross-file under Old Testament Pseudepigrapha Watch and New Testament Apocrypha Watch.

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